I sat there....pausing over this topic, and wondering who the heck walks around counting homeless folks. There's apparently 11,774 of these folks within DC.
Imagine an average county in Bama....with 11,774 folks sitting around and no home. Some folks settle into a half-way situation (naturally paid by the government in some fashion).....and some folks just find a place on the street or in a park to sleep through the days and evenings.
I've walked around DC. You have different varieties of homeless folks. You've got the guys who really ought to be in mental facilities....under lock and key. The government won't dare grab them or take them....because it's just not right to stick these guys away from freedom (at least thats what they say).
You've got some folks who got into some drugs....and the relatives just said enough....no more help.
You've got folks who drink eighteen hours a day....and that's mostly all the thrills in life they can entertain.
Leaving DC? Why? They'd have face an enormous task. Besides.....there's no logic to leaving. So they stay.
The thing that interests me....is that someone in the government really cares about this problem enough....that they count these guys. And the numbers reflect something to somebody.
What would happen if some unusual group stood up and said...."we're taking 800 people off the streets this year, and they will be housed completely, working, and actually paying taxes within twelve months"?
Could the homeless establishment support such an agenda? It's curious that the chief goals of these organizations is always to feed and keep the homeless folks in check without making the massive effort of decreasing them. You almost need an entire fresh group with a fresh prospective, and a absolute refusal to accept loser-status being tied to a guy.