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Posted on 03/06/2013 7:41:36 AM PST by EyeSalveRich
An average of more than 50,000 people slept each night in New York City's homeless shelters for the first time in January, a record that underscores an unsettling national trend: a rising number of families without permanent housing.
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Pass out guns to these ppl so they can “help” themselves.
The media cannot see the homeless during a Democrat Presidency. They just do not see them.
I remember during Reagan and Bush the homeless was a HUGE problem - they talked about it every week. Then during 8 years of Clinton it simply wasn’t EVER a problem. When W. got elected suddenly after 8 years - the homeless came back!
Is the opening sentence badly written, or is it just me.
Is the author taking into account the numbers of Sandy survivors who yet remain homeless or still in dire straits? That would seem to me to be an addition to the homeless numbers.
If you want to see what Socialism does to housing, look at Russian housing. Nice, single family houses were non-existent despite plenty of land. You lived in a giant cement block on the 50th floor of some giant mega-complex of apartments. And that did not stop people from being homeless though. Socialism destroys everything.
Yep, saving the Democrat party - one broken hopeless life at a time....
An average of more than 50,000 people slept each night in New York City's homeless shelters for the first time in January, [...]
According to the article, during the whole of the month of January, on each and every night , 50,000 people slept for the first time in New York City's homeless shelters.
Hmm, let's check the math...
January has 31 days. On each night, 50,000 new and unfamiliar faces showed up in the city's shelters - after all, they were showing up for the first time. Of course, maybe it was also the last time for each and every one of them (i.e., a single, one-time overnight stay, after which they found more-appropriate housing - that's the optimistic scenario, but it doesn't affect our back-of-the-envelope calculation).
31 times 50,000 = 1.55 million different persons spent a minimum of one night in the city's shelters. If those people spent the whole month in the city's shelters, then those shelters must have 1.55 million beds, of which - by the end of the month - all were occupied.
However, it's also possible that the author was trying to say that, in January, it was observed for the first time that 50,000 individuals - none of whom had ever before spent a night in a shelter - spent each and every night of the month in a shelter.
The sentence is indeed ambiguous.
The problem is made much worse by government “minimum housing” regulations. The free market would create places for people even if only the cages of Singapore or the sleeping lockers of Japan however most areas of this country have requirements for so many square foot per occupant, private bathrooms, hot and cold running water, so many windows all kinds of expensive rules for landlords to live by while the animals destroy stuff as fast as you can replace it