From a financial standpoint, if we get social issues out of the hands of government, there will be less waste of taxpayer monies so that less taxes will be needed to be confiscated from us. With more money in the hands of the people, homeless shelters will be better supported by those who willingly give of what they have. As it is, too many Americans who would normally be supporting privately operated shelters are able to justify doing nothing by saying; "Government takes care of that..."
Women and children who are victims of domestic violence could be turned away from Winnipeg's largest shelter within days.
The city has rejected a request from Osborne House for $450,000.
Executive director Barbara Judt says the shelter can't carry on without the funding.
"I've had people ask, 'will you cut more staff?' I can't cut more staff because we're working on a bare bones schedule as it is," she said.
"If I don't have the resources in place to provide for these clients, and the city doesn't want to offer any support on that, what else can I do?"
To help them get out of the situation, those that can, there would have to be a public transportation route available. This would be an excellent location for, or within easy walking distance: daycare, day-labor center, employment office extension, drug rehab center, KOO-KOO hatch, and a county jail. Basically, the types of government services so many of them would be well acquainted with.
Certainly is not my intention to just throw people in a box and cut off all services,... But I do think we should stop paying their rent, utilities, cell-phone service, and then giving them those idiotic food-stamps which may be the most abused public charity in the entire history of the earth.
Side note Printer: In the US we have 'battered women shelters' that care of women with abusive relationship problems. That is a special situation, I would not suggest shutting those down, but as a separate facility might be operated in more or less the same way.
If someone needs a meal and a safe place to sleep, fine. I don't want to pay their rent though for a nicer place than I live.
Read my sig line. Your left handed approach to taxation is exactly what my sig line refers to. Not taxing small businesses for taxes that should never have been imposed in the first place is not governments doing small businesses any favors, just taking credit for that which they were the initial antagonists of.
What government does with taxation is the same as what organized crime does with extortion. Do you think we should consider organized crime to be benevelent because they don't kill those who pay them to not kill them?
No, we cannot afford to continue to provide the money to government that has proven they cannot do the job efficiently, even by spending five times the amount of our taxes in order to fail. We need to reduce government and get benevelent social programs back in the hands of the people.