Cops in Columbus, Ohio maced a crowd of entitlement folks, screaming for their "right" to obtain tax payer funded housing. No arrests were made. Police were called out after noise disturbances and multiple cars were reported. Yes, the cars were blocking folks who had to head out to work for pay.
At the Heritage Apartments, over 2,000 people gathered to sign up for this list. Subsidized housing either funds full housing, or pays a portion of rent to the owner of the property.
The federal government spends over $25 billion on subsidies for housing each year, and this does not include state sponsored programs! At a time when the government is unwilling to cut expenditures, and working hard to raise the debt ceiling, we continue to encourage handouts rather than encouraging self-reliance, resourcefulness and hard work. "Scraping by" is a term no longer understood by the entitlement generation, standing in lines with their hand out. Not a "falling on temporary hard times" generation, but a generation demanding what they believe they are due: Housing, cash, food stamps, cell phones, medical care including abortion, contraceptives and STD testing, transportation, jobs when they want them (but not for low pay that coincides with qualifications, not without benefits, not for too many hours, etc), child care, public schools and preschools..etc.
People desired this complex, apparently because it is clean and safe. However, evidence shows public housing neighborhoods are known for their crime and drug use. Unfortunately, the purpose of the housing: to create homes for families, has turned into home-base for drugs, crime, school truancy and prostitution. Entire crime shows, like "The First 48" take place almost entirely while investigating murders in public housing. People have largely lost the thankfulness and understanding of temporary hand-ups, and begin living in a cesspool of degenerate entitlement.
One would hope that when something is graciously given to someone, at the expense of another (the taxpayer and the nation) that they would care for their home and show their thankfulness by creating a climate of striving to end the assistance. This is the main difference between acts of charity for those genuinely in need, and forced redistribution of wealth! Rather, the "owed" bask in it, asking for more, and getting angry when it doesn't come easily enough or fast enough.
This isn't like the breadlines in Russia. The government has not taken anything from these people. However, they continue to take from working Americans to give to these people. The people in the bread lines are you and I. We are the folks the government is working to turn into folks waiting in bread lines. When you steal from the hard working, and give to the "entitled", you create extreme division, just what the Marxists in power have been banking on.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.