There was a saying, which I’ll paraphrase: We’ve run out of other people’s money. If tomorrow we shut down operations in Afghanistan, pull back every service member and discharge them; if we closed every tax loophole that exists and raised taxes on the supposed wealthy up to a maximum of 100%, we’d still not have enough tax ‘income’ to support all the social outpouring from the federal government.
We can’t even manage to assist those hurt in a major natural disaster without embezzling money for friends in what is colloquially known as pork.
The founders of this nation never made provisions for the federal government to provide housing; why should they? How would that make the slightest bit of sense for someone sitting in Washington to decide where or how someone lived? To erase the confusion that some had, they even went back and wrote an amendment spelling it out clearly: What powers are not outlined to the federal government are reserved for the states and the people.
That’s a powerful limitation: Whatever rights weren’t given to the government, and indeed, those are few, were reserved - forbidden to the federal government and empowered to the people and their states. They spelled out the natural rights of people - the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion, the freedom of the press, and empowered the people to keep those rights from their government through the force of arms.
There are many problems in the world; there are many disasters, personal and collective. None of these problems will ever be solved via a printing press. And really, in the end, that’s what we, as a nation, are attempting to do: To solve problems by using a printing press.
Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. Instead, we print money, hand it to the fish monger, and bemoan how many more problems there are to solve..
The founders of this nation never made provisions for the federal government to provide housing; why should they?
There is no "Constitutional provision" for either group.