‘Boulder homeless woman . . . died of multiple drug intoxication’

By Max R. Weller

Read the brief report in the Daily Camera. My online comment is copied below:

Look at all of the services offered to homeless people in Boulder, CO — the majority of whom are transients with no ties to this city: https://homelessphilosopher.wordpress.com/resource…

This inappropriate compassion enables alcoholics/drug addicts to spend their disposable income on booze and dope (not to mention cigarettes), since ALL of the necessities of life are provided for FREE. A homeless person can make a whole lot more money from Colorado AND and Social Security disability benefits than from panhandling, and where do you suppose the boozers/dopers spend that money? In theory, addicts should have a third party payee to supervise how monthly disability benefits are spent; as a practical matter, it doesn’t happen.

Don’t you get it? If panhandling ceased tomorrow, the problem would remain.

Require valid photo IDs showing a Boulder County address and proof of residency for at least one year before providing sheltering/services to any homeless single adult. Here’s the model, which is apparently working as it was intended in San Antonio, TX: http://www.havenforhope.org/new/gethelp.aspx

Then require some sort of community service in exchange for the resources one is given: https://homelessphilosopher.wordpress.com/2014/06/…

OF COURSE, the “nonprofits” oppose this common sense approach; their creed is More Homeless People = More Money, but their do-gooding is killing the homeless: https://homelessphilosopher.wordpress.com/2014/06/…

That’s all for today, folks.

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