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    No cost to tax payer.. I guess from your statement you'd be against providing the homeless any safety net .. From ChristianityToday "Our government rightfully provides a safety net for the hungry, the homeless, the sick, and the elderly and we have the responsibility to keep it intact for future generations," Romney said."
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    @talkenhed What a load of absolute garbage. Actually speak to the Homeless on what they 'receive', don't listen to a millionaire politician.
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    @Suff speak to the homeless? What would i hear? a roaring endorsement of our treatment of the homeless? Would they tell me how much they love living in the. bowels of Grand Central Terminal to stay war ? Maybe they'd share tips on the best spots for dumpster diving? I don't have to have query the homeless to learn they hungry. My powers of observation are pretty adequate. I just quoted Romney to assure the right wing that mr 47% agreed
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    Cold homeless people don't give a rat's behind about what snotty college kids say about rival schools, or about the people who complain about it. "Thanks for the coat. Now go away."
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    Why do the democrats permit these folks to live outside? They have them vote from the park bench, give them things and after the election, they leave them outside, cold and hungry. Why don't the democrats move these folks in with them? Why doesn't Obama move them in the White House or in his empty house in Chicago? Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank should have plenty of room too. Bill and Hiliary are empty nesters, heck, she is on the road, move a couple hundred in. They could sleep in Obama's plane and cars, at least there would be heat. Democrats should be ashamed, take advantage of these poor folks. Hey you democrats out there, go get one of these people and let them move in with you. Give them some food, a shower and your bed, share your bed, share your wealth. Bruce Springsteen should build them a home on his property and share his wealth also. Don't forget George Soros, he should share his wealth with them immediately.
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    @Zoe2012 I have a few friends who are ER doctors. The truth of the matter is that most longtime homeless people "choose" to live outside due to mental illness or drug/alcohol addiction as they cannot cope with living a "normal life" like the rest of us.

    They often see the same alcoholic brought in due to alcohol poisoning over and over, but after they stabilize the person's condition, unless they are violent - they have no authority to keep the person in the hospital or in a shelter against their will. So they just go back out drink, go in to the ER (on our dime), leave and drink again... for a few years until they stop drinking... and breathing.

    It's a bit sad, and I'm happy for the ones that due decide to return to society on their own, but I don't think we should spend tremendous resources on them (versus counseling/psych care to would help them deal with whatever demons they have that caused them to leave "society" alone). That being said... I think it's pretty silly of you to think these homeless people are voting... many of them don't even use their actual real name, let alone can keep it together enough to register to vote.
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    @Pragmatist They vote in Ohio. I still think the democrats should take them in, hungry and cold. Probably need a drink too!
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    @Pragmatist Yes, I've seen it so often, you really get used to the fact that they do choose to be homeless. They
    feel 'free'...It's very sad, but it is their 'right' to be homeless, unless probated by a judge for being a danger to self
    or someone else. Usually, if that's the case they will try to talk them out of being a 'danger' so they can be released. There's really no where for them to stay indefinitely...they're called 'frequent fliers', as the same people
    make the same 'tour', from hospital. to mission, homeless shelter, to psych facility and then start the process all
    over again. Sad, but they are mentally ill and prefer to live that way...
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    Why do the democrats permit these folks to live outside? They have them vote from the park bench, give them things and after the election, they leave them outside, cold and hungry. Why don't the democrats move these folks in with them? Why doesn't Obama move them in the White House or in his empty house in Chicago? Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank should have plenty of room too. Bill and Hiliary are empty nesters, heck, she is on the road, move a couple hundren in. The could sleep in Obama's plane and cars, at least there would be heat. Democrats should be ashamed, take advantage of these poor folks. Hey you democrats out there, go get one of these people and let them move in with you. Give them some food, a shower and your bed, share your bed, share your wealth. Bruce Springsteen should build them a home on his property and share his wealth also. Don't forget George Soros, he should share his wealth with them immediately.
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    those that gave these folks gifts for votes could care less. kind of like saying rich need to pay more taxes yet themselves do not donate to the gov,a few have gave a few million for the cause and i didn't read where any of them who donated to the gov was libs or dems,they only want others to do it.
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    Offensive no, juvenile yes. But then again it's college kids. Seems someone at the University would have explained about the gift of giving without a motive.
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    Sure it's in bad taste but it is helpful. And I doubt any homeless person would be mad about their jacket they have on as long as they have a jacket.
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    Giving a jacket to a homeless person on a cold day is a warm thing to do despite the marketing ploy. I'm sure each person who received one appreciated it. I just tried to order Hobo Obama Jackets but can't find the site :)
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    How is this any worse than getting clothes that were donated because they were old, dirty, and unwanted...
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    Sounds like a great idea. If a person is dedicated to being part of the 47% then at least they can wear their shame on their jacket so all the world knows.
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    Kinda like Dems hating Repubs? Yeah....rather puerile.

    However, all the leftover Romney/Ryan tee's and sweatshirts should be donated to the homeless.

    Hate to see them go to waste.
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    @CanisCanemEdit

    i agree. sometimes it seems people will cut off their own nose to follow a party line.
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    @CanisCanemEdit Why do the democrats permit these folks to live outside? They have them vote from the park bench, give them things and after the election, they leave them outside, cold and hungry. Why don't the democrats move these folks in with them? Why doesn't Obama move them in the White House or in his empty house in Chicago? Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank should have plenty of room too. Bill and Hiliary are empty nesters, heck, she is on the road, move a couple hundred in. They could sleep in Obama's plane and cars, at least there would be heat. Democrats should be ashamed, take advantage of these poor folks. Hey you democrats out there, go get one of these people and let them move in with you. Give them some food, a shower and your bed, share your bed, share your wealth. Bruce Springsteen should build them a home on his property and share his wealth also. Don't forget George Soros, he should share his wealth with them immediately.
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    Absolutely. So is making fun of someone who is poor.
    You may recall that Vonnegut's example of a grandfaloon (an organization of people who have nothing of any significance in common) was the alumni association.
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    Frankly all of the oh so clever and amusing comments about the homeless and what the Democrats or Liberals should do with them. I have a suggestion for you, get off your ass and help! Your not excepted from those who are needed to give this much needed help. There is not a One simple solution. Because so many of the homeless are Mentally Ill, it is extremely difficult to handle it in a one sweeping solution. Mental health is never simple and anyone who thinks it is, is a fool! Or one who expects a Magic Wand to solve all problems. It is nothing to joke about, nor is it a problem for political finger pointing. The only thing needed is we work together. Now.
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    This has nothing to do with schools, Democrats or Republicans. This is a USA problem. We all need to do something about the homeless. Not all of them are alcoholics or criminals. Support your local Salvation Army or local places of refuge where they can go for help. In some cases we can maybe offer our own homes for a period of time as long as it is safe...perhaps he/she may be unemployed temporarily. I just ran into a friend who was looking for a job and he said he was homeless for 6 months. I offered a room but he said he has a place now with help from a government agency. He is actively job searching because I ran into him at the local job service gov. agency. Helping each other makes us stronger and the country stronger.
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    Its seems to be spiting the hand that feeds it. So your rivals showing more compassion to those in need is a bad thing? Have we become such a hate-filled country that helping people from freezing to death in the streets is considered worthy of mockery?
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