The War on Poverty's New Tactic: Outlaw Homelessness

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    Almost 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson started an ambitious initiative to eliminate poverty in America, which he called The War on Poverty. His weapons were programs that created a national safety net for people battling poverty, like food stamps, Head Start, and Medicare.

    Today, is the tide of the War on Poverty changing for the worse?

    In Los Angeles, the City Council recently approved a ban on camping in city parks. While the ban was intended to prevent a new Occupy L.A. tent city, it could result in the criminalization of people who are sleeping in parks because they are homeless.

    Other cities are using similar tactics to battle the encroachment of homelessness on their streets and public spaces, USA Today recently pointed out. If a congregation in Philadelphia wants to publicly feed people living on the streets of their city, they would be breaking the law. In Denver, eating or sleeping on another person's property is also illegal.

    read more Joel John Roberts: The War on Poverty's New Tactic: Outlaw Homelessness
     
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    I think we should outlaw Josey Wales.
     
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    Shit like this is always happening. It's nothing new. It's more about not letting them get too comfortable. Keeping them Transient.
     
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    Or direct the Homeless to Carmel, Ca. :D
     
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