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Event focuses on plight of homeless

November 18, 2013

ESCANABA — The third annual Sleep-Out Challenge to raise funds for housing assistance and homelessness awareness in Delta County will soon be underway. This year’s event takes place Nov. 22 from 10 p....

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EStacey

Nov-19-13 7:38 AM

This is where people tell me I am 'heartless' - well, whatever.. I donate what I can when I can - The simple truth is that there many folks out there who simply FEED off the generosity of this society and are not willing to do anything for it in return. True, there are many who are in their positions through no fault of their own.. I feel most badly for the children.. But there are MANY who are in that position because of Addictions and BAD choices which shouldn't be rewarded with FREE gifts.. That "Only seem to be brought to light when the weather is cold, or at Thanksgiving and Christmas.. where others are targeted to FEEL badly because of the NEEDY... Every TAX PAYER in this STATE has already 'Done their share' - Why can't the folks who GET the help actually WORK for the HELP they get?

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EStacey

Nov-19-13 7:35 AM

This is where people tell me I am 'heartless' - well, whatever.. I donate what I can when I can - The simple truth is that there many folks out there who simply FEED off the generosity of this society and are not willing to do anything for it in return. True, there are many who are in their positions through no fault of their own.. I feel most badly for the children.. But there are MANY who are in that position because of Addictions and BAD choices which shouldn't be rewarded with FREE gifts.. That "Only seem to be brought to light when the weather is cold, or at Thanksgiving and Christmas.. where others are targeted to FEEL badly because of the NEEDY... Every TAX PAYER in this STATE has already 'Done their share' - Why can't the folks who GET the help actually WORK for the HELP they get?

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EStacey

Nov-19-13 7:32 AM

Glad you mention the 'working person' Tailgater, cause y'see..they could get a FREE (Paid for by the State) Labor force (any business could) - and could actually LOWER the cost of their estimates to customers accordingly... thus, bringing in MORE business.. and since they are participating in such a JOB FORCE program, could actually apply for TAX incentives too!

What is the harm in putting people to work in America, versus just handing them money and materials FREE and asking NOTHING of them in return?

The Federal programs that put people to WORK in jobs didn't TAKE from anyone, they actually brought the entire Nation out of Depression..

Again, "Why not 'create' a work force of folks, who say they're willing to work to HELP with this problem of HOMELESS NESS" ?

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EStacey

Nov-19-13 7:27 AM

Tailgater, right now "You are Taking away from the Landscaper, and any other hard worker with a 'niche' out there" In the form of TAXES freely handed over to folks in need.. Many of which cannot work, this is true, but many who say, "I just need work" either way.. BOTH are being GIVEN TAX dollars - then everyone is 'asked' to donate MORE money with these events that simulate the homeless plight.. I say.. PUT THE PERSON WHO NEEDS THE MONEY out there in a TENT with a TIN cup.. A parking lot full of that kind of 'plight showing' would be a DIRECT to consumer event.. not passing through anyone's hands at all

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EStacey

Nov-18-13 3:46 PM

So, here's what you do.. PUT THEM TO WORK doing 'anything' you can think of.. One day of Work nets you One night in a Motel or Hotel and three meals .. Snow shoveling, Garbage Collecting, Window Washing, Parking Lot Sweeping, Lawn Mowing, etc.. etc.. Why are 'collecting money' and just HANDING it over to folks capable of working?

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EStacey

Nov-18-13 3:43 PM

Here's a thought.. how about having the HOMELESS folks camp out in the parking lot, and collect funds? I don't understand how folks with homes 'pretending' to be homeless actually does anything.. Much like the photos of starving people appearing on Television at Dinner time.. "Where are all these concerned folks when the weather is warm? When it's 'comfortable' to be homeless.. This isn't getting folks JOBS or even WORK so they can pay their own way.. and EVERY case of homeless is different.. MONEY might not be the cure.. but's always where it starts..

So, instead of 'sleeping out doors'. how about having a JOB FAIR for homeless employment? WORK for a place to sleep!..

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