Too much government regulation is feeding the homeless problem, said Janice Gallagher, a political candidate in Delaware, at a recent forum on the homeless, held at the Victory Church in Dover. The church is the subject of controversy between neighbors, authorities and the pastor, homeless advocates, and the homeless.
“We are being smothered by regulations,” said Ms. Gallagher. “As I have been out talking to everyday people, what is holding so many things back are the regulations.
For the homeless people, and people without jobs, our community would be moving at a much quicker pace if we could get some of these regulations, not only from our state, but from the feds also, off our backs”, she concluded.
The Delaware state candidate understands one of the problems that fosters homelessness better than our state representative, Tina Davis, the Bimbo of Bucks County, PA. Onerous regulations create more unemployment and is an obstacle to getting things done. The bimbo praised PA Governor Big Bad Wolf for banning new drilling on state lands. She admitted that the drilling helps the economy but Augustly said that “protecting” the environment trumps the economy.
Unlike Bucks County, which has more vacant property than homeless people, the Kent County Delaware zoning office is willing to work with the Victory Church pastor and a homeless advocate to relocate the homeless, as the homeless encampment at the church violates zoning codes.
Bucks County is smothered by regulations, driven by hobophobia, the irrational fear of the homeless and by greed. This is holding back housing for the homeless in Bucks County.
Although the homeless camping at Victory Church are creating problems with their incessant noise at all hours, threats of violence, domestic violence, fighting, false fire alarms and zoning violations, Kent County is offering the homeless an alternative at a better site. It’s up to the homeless to accept the zoning office’s offer and to obey rules, just like anyone else.
The feds, as Ms. Gallagher mentioned, is another source that exacerbates homelessness. In lower Bucks County, the feds have fostered an inordinate number (about 100) of recovery houses, not one in Doylestown (county seat), but dumped them in Levittown and vicinity. Those do-gooder libs in Doylestown don’t want the problems of the lower end in their back yard!
Not only has crime increased in lower Bucks since the feds imposed the revolving door druggie flophouses on the community, but as a result, the so-called emergency shelter is overflowing, so much so that people needing emergency shelter have to wait months to get in!
Progressives, liberals, have fed homelessness. As radio talk show host Tom Marr said, “when you have liberal rule, you have more crime and poverty.” These are the ingredients that make homelessness.
Like her state clones, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is a progressive, who wants more government regulation and wants to “tax the rich” in order to redistribute wealth and allegedly help the poor. She also wants to continue President BO’s war on coal, which creates more unemployment, poverty and raises fuel prices for all of us.
As I illustrated in my blogs about FDR’s New Raw Deal, progressivism hurts us all, except for the fat cat cronies of the liberal establishment, the special privileged characters. The New Raw Deal favored fat cats and hurt the little guy, like the Joads, the fictional family in realistic writer John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/how-fdrs-new-deal-harmed-millions-poor-people
Today, there is more homelessness in blue, liberal states, such as New York, than in red, more conservative states such as Texas.
“Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results”, which is quoted in Narcotics Anonymous.
We can restore America if we get our heads out of dark places.
“At the same time that my sanity was restored, my honor and splendor were returned to me for the glory of my kingdom. My advisers and nobles sought me out, and I was restored to my throne and became even greater than before.” -Daniel 4:36