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Thousands Wait In Line For Subsidized Housing Applications (Chicago)
WBBM-TV ^ | August 14, 2013

Posted on 08/15/2013 8:06:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

We’ve seen signs the economy is improving, but in the Edgewater neighborhood today, we saw how many Chicagoans are struggling.

CBS’s 2 Jim Williams has the story in this original report.

It was a desperate attempt for a home: A line of thousands waited on Sheridan Road, north of Foster and around the corner.

Many, like Crystal Cooper, had been there all night.

“We’ve been here since 8 o’clock last night. We slept in our chairs with our covers,” said Cooper....

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; democrats; obama; obamahome; section8; welfare

1 posted on 08/15/2013 8:06:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obamaphone
Obamacash
Obamafood
Obamagas
Obamahome

Next: Obamauniform & Obamaweapon


2 posted on 08/15/2013 8:10:29 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And you gets a free Obamafone while you waits for your free housing....and free foodstamps....and free healthcare.

Things that cannot continue....won’t.


3 posted on 08/15/2013 8:11:00 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

When people line up all night like this, what if they have to go to the bathroom?


4 posted on 08/15/2013 8:13:11 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lazy people waiting in line for “free” stuff isn’t exactly a conclusive and exhaustive economic study. Doesn’t prove anything either way.


5 posted on 08/15/2013 8:13:25 AM PDT by hometoroost
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That money is going to run out

When? Dunno

It’s a mathematical fact


6 posted on 08/15/2013 8:14:30 AM PDT by stanne
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’d make absolutely splendid neighbors, don’t you think?


7 posted on 08/15/2013 8:14:53 AM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Free Housing for LIFE...

Unfortunately, this is nothing new.


8 posted on 08/15/2013 8:16:43 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hmmm, I wonder what kind of “peeps” are lined up for freebies. Lemme guess...white people? s/


9 posted on 08/15/2013 8:22:45 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If they only put that much effort into actually finding a job.


10 posted on 08/15/2013 8:24:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

“If they only put that much effort into actually finding a job.”

Job? what’s that? I ain’t lookin’ for no job. That’s a cracka’ thing. obama will take care of me!


11 posted on 08/15/2013 8:27:52 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: dfwgator
If they only put that much effort into actually finding a job.

My thought, exactly.

Then, I thought, "Mooching free stuff off people who work for a living, is their job."

12 posted on 08/15/2013 8:32:32 AM PDT by wbill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Thousands Wait In Line For Subsidized Housing Applications (Chicago)”

Ok - in NC, the NAACP said that it is not right to make people wait in line to get a valid ID.

No joke.

But for free housing? OH, HELL yeah.


13 posted on 08/15/2013 8:32:33 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: Noamie
But for free housing? OH, HELL yeah.

I'll go out on a limb and guess that they needed to show ID to get the free housing.

14 posted on 08/15/2013 8:33:29 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

Chance to Own a Home for $1 in a City on the Ropes
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3055030/posts

how about a free bus ticket to Gary?


15 posted on 08/15/2013 8:41:21 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You mean there’s infinite demand when something is Free?

Who knew!


16 posted on 08/15/2013 8:58:05 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: dfwgator
standing in line for one day is one thing

actually working EVERY DAY for 8 hours per day . that is what is hard and why these cretins prefer to stay home all day every day and line up once in a while to receive more free crap from the government. they know all they have to do is stand in line one day , do that one “effort” and then they won't have to do anything for the rest of their lives , don't have to work ever again. it's like winning the lottery to these evil cretins

17 posted on 08/15/2013 9:02:35 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: stanne

totally right, finance no different than physics.


18 posted on 08/15/2013 9:09:35 AM PDT by stationkeeper
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This is how we can win elections in “bad cities”. The day before the election, spread flyers all over town advertising free obamacash somewhere on election day. The ensuing riot when it is discovered there is no obama cash, will prevent the residents from voting 10 or 20 times each for the democrat.


19 posted on 08/15/2013 9:18:26 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Imagine if Dingus Supreme had a brain fart and one day declared will drill everywhere on public lands for Fracking Gas and Oil and we will have Job fairs and training in place of public housing slots...

Can you just imagine the positive effects...

20 posted on 08/15/2013 9:22:14 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Bathroom??? We don’t need no steeenkin’ bathroom. That’s for crackers.


21 posted on 08/15/2013 9:26:20 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: tcrlaf

In Lebanon Pa they call them Wellfare Villages.


22 posted on 08/15/2013 9:39:12 AM PDT by magua
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To: dsrtsage
The day before the election, spread flyers all over town advertising free obamacash somewhere on election day.

That's the whole point of "early voting".

It lets the same people vote two or three times a day, in different precincts using different identies, over the entire duration of the "early voting" period, without interfering with meth-cooking, siesta, or midnight basketball.

23 posted on 08/15/2013 9:47:20 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Don’t ask.


24 posted on 08/15/2013 9:53:40 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
we saw how many Chicagoans are struggling

No, you didn't. Those leeches are doing just fine. The ones who are struggling are the working tax payers who are footing the bill.

25 posted on 08/15/2013 10:16:49 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It was a desperate attempt for a home: A line of thousands waited on Sheridan Road


It is not about housing or economy, it is about FREE STUFF. Put up a sign and in small print put “dead cat”, you will get a line.

Even I will go for free stuff, but I won’t stand in line for it.


26 posted on 08/15/2013 10:21:24 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: TurboZamboni

I believe the government is already helping minorities buy houses. That’s what is causing the supposedly housing recovery. Obama signs an EO and people get free houses. Coming soon to every neighborhood. Then people can say “This is a neighborhood. This ain’t no residential district!”


27 posted on 08/15/2013 11:17:47 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, are all these people currently homeless or are they just waiting in line for a free house?


28 posted on 08/15/2013 4:25:48 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: wbill

“I’ll go out on a limb and guess that they needed to show ID to get the free housing.”

Wait.... is that true? I mean, it makes sense, but I seriously wonder.

Do you need ID to get an ObamaPhone?


29 posted on 08/16/2013 6:46:02 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: hometoroost

Some of the same people waiting in line for housing are probably the ones who wait in line to pay two hundred dollars for sneakers with Lebron James name on them. There is little evidence of sanity to be seen now.


30 posted on 08/16/2013 8:03:21 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: RipSawyer

Or the ones that wait for the people in line to buy the $200 sneakers so they can steal them from them.


31 posted on 08/16/2013 9:57:23 AM PDT by hometoroost
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