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Reality has a liberal bias

Captain Splendid (673276) writes | about 6 months ago

User Journal 13

Good on you, Utah:

Good on you, Utah:
 

In 2005, Utah figured out that the annual cost of E.R. visits and jail stays for homeless people was about $16,670 per person, compared to $11,000 to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker. So, the state began giving away apartments, with no strings attached. Each participant in Utahâ(TM)s Housing First program also gets a caseworker to help them become self-sufficient, but they keep the apartment even if they fail. The program has been so successful that other states are hoping to achieve similar results with programs modeled on Utahâ(TM)s.

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13 comments

Hooray for the Religious Right! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46039949)

Utah gives more to charity, per capita, than any other state. And red states have always given more to charity than blue states.

Source: http://www.politico.com/news/s... [politico.com]

Re:Hooray for the Religious Right! (1)

Captain Splendid (673276) | about 6 months ago | (#46040117)

This isn't charity, but policy. Thanks for playing.

Re:Hooray for the Religious Right! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46040953)

Policy implemented by charitable people. Thanks for bitching about a digression.

Re:Hooray for the Religious Right! (1)

Zontar The Mindless (9002) | about 6 months ago | (#46042485)

It has nothing to do with altruism--it's simply the right thing to do.

Re:Hooray for the Religious Right! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46042983)

Meh.

That altruism IS right behavior has been a tenet of religious thought for :: checks watch :: oh right, forever.

Re:Hooray for the Religious Right! (1)

Captain Splendid (673276) | about 6 months ago | (#46047587)

No no no, you don't get to have it both ways. When people are nice, it's called charity. When government is nice, it's called fascism. Please do keep up.

Re:Hooray for the Religious Right! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46048315)

Next up: the atheist will tell me what God is, and why what he defines as God does not exist.

Re:Hooray for the Religious Right! (1)

Captain Splendid (673276) | about 6 months ago | (#46048973)

Just repeating what I've been told for decades.

Also, not an atheist. Perhaps you should pay attention instead of wandering off topic.

Re:Hooray for the Religious Right! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46049059)

Perhaps you should remove that stick up your ass and understand that people digress in public forums.

Re:Hooray for the Religious Right! (1)

Captain Splendid (673276) | about 6 months ago | (#46049231)

And perhaps you should understand you can't bend reality to suit you at all times.

I am not not atheist. What the Utah Gov is doing isn't charity, and if you want to digress, get your own JE, with blackjack and hookers.

Heck yeah, Federalism (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 6 months ago | (#46041461)

If Utah wants to go that route, great on 'em.

Re:Heck yeah, Federalism (1)

Zontar The Mindless (9002) | about 6 months ago | (#46042489)

Heck yeah, pragmatism.

(TFTFY.)

Re:Heck yeah, Federalism (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 6 months ago | (#46044681)

The two need no be mutually exclusive. But my pragmatism is going to be utter foolishness to you. :-)
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