Its Not Our Problem

Corey - Wood River, Illinois
Entered on September 19, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
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Its Not Our Problem

Every city no matter how big or small has homeless people. You can call them what you want but basically they are homeless people. I believe that it is not our duty to get them out of the situation they are in. I believe that it is ultimately and truly their fault for being in that situation. They had parents that put them in school and gave them a roof over their head. They could have gone and succeeded from there. No one knows all their stories and how they got to this point in their life but I don’t think it’s our duty to get them out of it with our own money. Yes the government says they have plans and money to help them out. But, when it comes down to it, it is the tax payer’s money that they are using. And so yes that would be our money.

They sit and make our cities look even dirtier than what they might already be. They stand there, holding up signs that most of the time read will work for food, or some kind of the sort. But, the best of all are the ones that are honest and hold up the sign that says I need money for booze. Now why would you want to help a drunk out? You get them cleaned up and give them a job, and all they are going to do is abuse it and get more booze. Honestly I think it is funny and couldn’t care less. They are such manipulators and get the nicest people to give them money when they really truly do not deserve it.

They are liars and do not deserve anything we have to provide them. They chose this way of life. They can get themselves cleaned up and get a job or an education if they truly wanted to. I have seen them act blind with sunglasses on and a stick and once their cup is full they take the glasses off and walk away. They don’t have to sit and sleep on the streets, they choose to. There are plenty of shelters and soup kitchens they can go and stay and eat. I have no sympathy for them and neither should anyone else.

Everyone sit and complains about them being on the street and say that they are dirty and disgusting people. Well if you honestly believe that they deserve some kind of help then go out and let one live in your house if you feel that strongly about it. But I believe that they absolutely do not deserve our help. They were perfectly capable of helping themselves before they got themselves in this situation.