Oregon Lawmakers Want To Pay The Homeless $1,000 Per Month. What Could Go Wrong? | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Tim Meads.

    It pays to be poor.

    Democratic lawmakers in Oregon have introduced a bill that would shell out $1,000 each month to homeless individuals and other people making below a certain amount of income.

    The bill would create the "People's Housing Assistance Fund Demonstration Program, administered by the Department of Human Services" and would "provide 12 monthly payments of $1,000 to individuals who are experiencing homelessness, are at risk of homelessness, are severely rent burdened or earn at or below 60 percent of area median income."

    There are no other stipulations, and the money could be spent as the payee sees fit. In turn, Portland State University Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative would conduct a study to monitor how the basic income program affected poverty in Oregon. The bill would sunset in January 2026, and the Human Services department would be tasked with submitting a "legislative concept for long-term cash assistance program to interim committees of Legislative Assembly no later than December 1, 2024."

    Of course, you don't have to graduate from Portland State University to understand that this will attract more homeless. Up and down the West Coast, and in other liberal areas of the country, it is easy to realize that free handouts only add to the problem.

    Don't take my word for it, take the word of one Portland homeless lady named Wendy.

    Wendy recently told an activist named Kevin Dahlgren that being a vagrant in The City of Roses is a "piece of cake, really."

    "I mean, that's why you probably got so many out here because they feed you three meals a day," she added. "They're loving us to death. You don't have to do sh** but stay in your tent or party or if you smoke of a lot of dope, you can do that."

    When Dahlgren observed that Portland's plan to help the homeless does not seem to be working, she concurred, "It's not ... That's why you see all the tents."

    Indeed, the data show that Multnomah County shelters - where Portland is located - housed 20% of people who were considered chronically homeless in 2015. In 2022, that figure was 65% as the homeless population swelled to 5,000.

    Soon, those homeless people could "earn" a thousand smackeroos a month to spend on whatever they want.

    The views expressed in this piece are the author's own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.

It has been far too many years since the Woke theology interlaced its canons within the fabric of the Indoctrination Realm, so it is nigh time to ask: Does this Representative Republic continue, as a functioning society of a self-governed people, by contending with the unusual, self absorbed dictates of the Woke, and their vast array of Victimhood scenarios?
  Yes, the Religion of Woke must continue; there are so many groups of underprivileged, underserved, a direct result of unrelenting Inequity; they deserve everything.
  No; the Woke fools must be toppled from their self-anointed pedestal; a functioning society of a good Constitutional people cannot withstand this level of "existential" favoritism as it exists now.
  I just observe; with this thoughtful observation: What will happen "when the Vikings are breeching our walls;" how do the Woke react?
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Considering the renewed and unequalled dishonesty in elected politicians, at all levels of governing, and their associative nefarious bureaucrats doing their corrupt bidding: What is your opinion of YOUR government, and what do you intend to do about it?
  Today's overall government is just fine, and I will continue to vote for politicians that make promises to suit my individual needs.
  Today's overall government is poor, but I will continue to endeavor to learn what is true from the the most honest of media, and pick those representatives that best represent what is good and decent.
  I spend quite a bit of time on Eastern NC NOW; so ... I am having a far easier time separating the proverbial "wheat from the chaff" in finding honorable citizens to support.
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