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Old 05-29-2012, 11:08 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Because it isn't great isn't a reason to not do it.
So, have at it! Enjoy your stay at your local homeless shelter and sharing computers with the homeless and the poor at the library.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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I guess since they need a place to mail your paperwork, we should be providing everyone with housing as well, right? Dont stop there, without electricity, your alarm clock wont go off, so we need to pay for everyones electric bills.. Ooh and if you cant get a shower, you'll stink and get fired, guess we'll move onto free water for everyone soon!!

There's at least one place in town that offers free mail drop and phone services to the homeless - an address and a phone number for receiving mail and messages.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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There are such things. It's called government housing.

Government housing is usually not for sale, and to rent it you have to be lucky and/or wait for years to get it.

In the rare cases where government housing is for sale, the lucky leeches renting it usually get first option.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: MS
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The fed gov't didn't "force" banks to give loans to people who couldn't afford, them, who do you think you're kidding?
Community Reinvestment Act of 1977. Look at the legislative changes as well as the inconsistent enforcement as well as pressure from groups like ACORN.


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The banks chose to do that, and you're right, they shouldn't have done it, it was a very bad business move based on greed.
Isn't greed about making money? Why would a bank give a loan to a very risky individual when they are greedy? If I were greedy, I would only loan money to people who I knew would pay it back with interest.

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Employing 1, 10, or a million people is not a byproduct of the quest for profit, it is the means to the quest for profit.
A business does not exist to give a person a job. If I start a company and can perform all of the required duties myself and make a profit, then I will hire no one. If I need help performing these duties, I'll hire someone that can make me more money than it costs to employ them.

Look at the way Newegg dot com works. They don't hire people to pull computer parts from their warehouses, they use robots to augment a barebones staff. These robots work 24x7x365 couriering parts from the shelves to an automated shipping department. They don't call in sick. They don't show up with a bad attitude. They work reliably and that's rare for a human.

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But keep trying to justify destroying the middle class and keeping people in poverty. You'll only dig yourself in deeper here. I'm selling tickets to this show, and making a bundle!
I'm not justifying the destruction of the middle class. I am dead set in the middle class. Good luck with your capitalist venture. Are you hiring?
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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So, have at it! Enjoy your stay at your local homeless shelter and sharing computers with the homeless and the poor at the library.
Why would I want to do that?
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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Government housing is usually not for sale, and to rent it you have to be lucky and/or wait for years to get it.

In the rare cases where government housing is for sale, the lucky leeches renting it usually get first option.
Perhaps I used the wrong descriptive but the government has built many single family homes around the country and sold them through FHA loans.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Since what?
Since when?
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:49 AM
 
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Perhaps I used the wrong descriptive but the government has built many single family homes around the country and sold them through FHA loans.

I think those "FHA homes" are privately built. FHA insures loans, doesn't build houses. Anyway my income is far too low to qualify for an FHA loan, so I remain a wealthless rent slave.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:51 AM
 
Location: around racist white people
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It IS perfectly OK for a private company to make the choice of what to pay their CEO, their employees, what benefits to offer and how many employees you need to run your PRIVATE business.

It's not OK to pretend that the definition of poor in this country means those people are starving to death, and living is squalor.
Poor is when you don't have anything left over after expenses. For instance if purchased can't get your car fixed after your bills are paid you are poor.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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Community Reinvestment Act of 1977. Look at the legislative changes as well as the inconsistent enforcement as well as pressure from groups like ACORN.

I applied and was turned down. Where was CRA when I needed it?
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