DONATING TO A NONPROFIT IS NOT THE SAME AS HELPING THE HOMELESS!
By Max R. Weller
Read the story from the KOMO website: Seattle City Council wants to fund internet in homeless camps.
I’m sorry, do-gooders everywhere, bit this is just about the most counterproductive proposal in re homelessness I’ve ever heard — not as bad as Housing First for active alcoholics without any requirement that they sober up either now or in the future, but certainly enabling the entitlement mentality which is a disservice to everyone.
As much as I use the Internet, if I couldn’t manage to haul my sorry butt to public access computers at a local library or use one at my friends’ home, I sure as hell wouldn’t expect the nanny state to bring taxpayer-funded Internet service to my homeless campsite.
BTW, I’ve never signed up for an Obama Phone, because you also have to be receiving other government asssistance to qualify. (I promise you, this is NOT an article from the Onion.) See how they want to make you more dependent on the social services system?