Hypocrisy of the Left

Hypocrisy of the Left | DEMOCRATS DEMAND ONE TENT CITY IN TEXAS SAFELY HOUSING 2,500 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS BE CLOSED DEMOCRATS DRIVE PAST DOZENS OF TENT CITIES IN LOS  | image tagged in illegal immigration,homelessness | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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So...if liberals don't care about homelessness here in the States who's been doing all the advocating for programs and housing for them? It sure ain't the "pull yourself up, you lazy f**ker, and inherit wealth like I did!" crowd currently running the GOP.
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Business creates jobs which become the tax base that supports help for the needy and funds public sector government jobs.
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Oh, you mean the reduced taxes? For the social programs that are routinely cut by Republicans?
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That all becomes the political question that tries to answer just how much of a tax burden can be supported without stunting economic growth.
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And before you try to blame population, both Texas and Florida have larger populations than New York
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True story.
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Yeah I've been checking every once in a while to see if he responds, but nope
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You posted that chart to whistlelock, not me
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Nice chart. Numbers are good but it seems there could be a multitude of reasons behind those.. A few possibilities come to mind :
1. Job opportunities are increasing in Texas, declining in NY, or both.
2. The homeless are hitchhiking/panhandling their way to NY because Texas has nothing for them.
3. Homeless are dying in Texas because Texas has nothing for them.
4. Any combination of the above..
If I am wrong and Texas actually does more for the homeless than I know, that chart fails at demonstrating it.
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1. This would be an argument for conservative economics, no?
2. Definitely possible, but unlikely in such mass numbers.
3. We'd have heard about it, either as a humanitarian crisis or an electiontime talking point.
4. can't really argue this as it isn't a point

I imagine texas does not do more for the homeless, tbh. I feel it's a result of policies causing less homelessness. Solve the problem at its source. But like you said, there could be a few potential causes. I didn't find anything about migrating hobos when I was looking for it about Cali, but I didn't check NY or TX etc
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And why do you assume they don't care about homeless people in this country? When you assume things you look like an ass
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If they cared, they wouldn’t scare off business with high taxes, nor subsidize single motherhood, nor let illegals in and not cooperate with ICE.
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What does that have to do with helping the homeless?
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No businesses=No jobs=No one able to pay their bills=More homelessness.

If they don't co-op with ICE, an illegal who commits a crime can't be deported. And the ones who work take a job that could be taken by someone born here or a naturalized immigrant.
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Lets be clear, most the jobs in question here are seasonal farm labor, unskilled construction, and in some cases factory jobs. Which Americans are clamoring for those jobs? We got plenty of college educated folks wanting to sit in offices, but noone wants to get their hands dirty for low pay.
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Because all american citizens have college degrees? Please. Unskilled american labor works the same jobs as unskilled illegal labor. One gets paid less, and hired more.
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I disagree, the jobs questioned here are not seasonal farm labor, unskilled construction (clearly you never worked construction), and factory jobs. That is all a myth, they are killing the middle class, the very same who build this country. You will never acknowledge that because you live in a dream until an illegal takes your job, then you will cry. We got lots of farmers in US, as well as not college grads who needs those jobs.
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When the homeless rate is far higher in democrat controlled states than elsewhere, what else are we supposed to conclude? Either you don't care, or your policies cause homelessness.
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That could be it. It could also be things like climate. Would you rather be homeless in LA or Topeka?
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That implies that these people move to LA to be homeless and aren't residents who became homeless. I imagine travelling cross-country to be homeless in the place of your choosing isn't really an option available to most. Otherwise why so many freezing to death in winter elsewhere?
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You're right, they could be residents who became homeless. But if you're homeless in a cold area, getting to a warmer area isn't all that difficult. You just pack up what little you have and make your way west (or south). Bus, hitchhike, etc. Hell, maybe some people still ride the rails like hobos from the 1930s.
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You say that, yet still people freeze to death every winter in cities across the world. I don't think travelling as a hobo is nearly as simple as you portray it. Impossible? no. But bus tickets cost money, and the average citizen is not going to let someone who is obviously homeless into their car for fear of being carjacked, robbed, murdered, etc. The rail thing you might be right about.. back when I was in college I did meet a girl that claimed she train hopped from St. Louis to Denver
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That's true, homeless people do sometimes freeze to death.

Bus tickets aren't that expensive. Panhandle for a week or so and they could afford one.

What does Illinois do differently? That's a good question, but I still say that climate is a factor. I know Portland Oregon also has a large homeless population.

I didn't see your comments sooner, that's why I didn't reply earlier.
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https://calmatters.org/articles/homeless-in-california-what-the-data-reveals/

Didn't find anything in here about where the homeless are from originally, but there's some pretty interesting info. The graphs of top 5 states and their homelessness were kinda impressive to me, tbh. Curious what Illinois is doing that the others aren't. This also kind of shoots down the climate idea, as florida and texas both have "nice" climates (as long as you aren't in the desert or swamp)
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I lived in Cali Octavia, and I have seen the homeless situation there. I know you have seen it as well. I don't even think you believe yourself with those statements you made. C'mon, try harder.
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I have seen large numbers of homeless in California, yes (both in Northern and Southern California)
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There are less than 100 tents in the pic.. but for the sake of math let's just say there was 100.. That's 25 people in each tent.... 25 people "safely housed" aka detained per tent. Maybe there are more somewhere else not shown in pic idk
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