An apparently very intelligent homeless man in Washington DC expertly explained the issue of homelessness in the United States. His comments were recorded by a rep from Breitbart News in a park just a short distance from the White House. The interviewer asked him about the issue of homelessness and what can be done to help alleviate the problem. The man simply responded that there is too much help for people who live in the street.
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) regularly come by with enough food to sustain a person for 24 to 48 hours. These groups also bring shelter in the form of tents. The food and tents often get discarded in a very short period of time afterward due to there being too much of it or no ability to carry it. Homeless people do not worry about storing such things as there will always be groups coming by homeless encampments to keep supplying them.
The homeless man stated that this is certainly a form of enabling because everyone is sustained enough to keep them complacent. This very issue is affecting not only Washington DC but several other major liberal cities across the United States. The problem is especially bad on the “left coast” (California, Oregon, Washington). People travel from all over the country to be homeless in areas where the system is more enabling to the homeless. Yes, there are issues with the economy and rising home ownership prices. This does not explain block after block of homeless drug users who are maintained by organizations that profit off of misery.