A 21st Century CCC for the able-bodied homeless? YES!

Instead of Attention Homes’ misguided proposal for housing young ADULTS ages 18-24 in a 40-unit project in downtown Boulder, CO (see the story in the Daily Camera: http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_29432289/housing-proposal-homeless-youth-gets-cold-reception-from?source=mostpopular), here’s my idea:

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DONATING TO A NONPROFIT IS NOT THE SAME AS HELPING THE HOMELESS!

By Max R. Weller

Read about the Great Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps first, then consider how we might adapt this successful model to today’s needs.

Everyone in Boulder, CO is weary of the young and physically fit idlers, who apparently do nothing beyond consuming everything available from social services providers and getting into frequent scrapes with the law. The do-gooders regard this as par for the course, but I call it horse pucky.

How about a nationwide program of compulsory full-time labor on public works projects for any single, able-bodied man or woman who applies for taxpayer-funded benefits? If you don’t want to work, fine; you’ll receive no food stamps, no Colorado AND, no SSI/SSDI disability for vague complaints of mental illness related to substance abuse, no housing voucher, NOTHING except what you can legally scrounge up…

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