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Re: 10 year plan to end homelessness in San Fransicko proves worthless
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 02:38:20 PM »
By another way of looking at this, the programs are highly successful.

The measurement is not how many homeless are helped, but how many well paid government employees are involved in the project.

Goal not helping homeless, goal expansion of size, scope and cost of government.

When you run out of current funds, borrow from future generations, who have no current vote.

Use this model to evaluate a government activity, from cities, counties, states, and all federal agencies and functions.

The provisions for water, for growing food might be an example. From earliest days, laws by authorities involved water rights issues.

Next we add water disputes across county, then state lines. Then we add "clean" water. Then we add water for "recreational purposes." Then we add water involved in generating electricity. Next we add water in plastic bottles. Next we add free water for those in poverty and the underprivileged.

Eventually we consider restoration of degraded wetlands. And so it goes.

In the end you arrive where we are today: Numerous permanently employed government bureaucrats, sitting behind phone answering menus, with underlings doing what little real works takes place. 

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Re: 10 year plan to end homelessness in San Fransicko proves worthless
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014, 03:07:01 PM »
By another way of looking at this, the programs are highly successful.

The measurement is not how many homeless are helped, but how many well paid government employees are involved in the project.

Goal not helping homeless, goal expansion of size, scope and cost of government.

When you run out of current funds, borrow from future generations, who have no current vote.

Use this model to evaluate a government activity, from cities, counties, states, and all federal agencies and functions.

The provisions for water, for growing food might be an example. From earliest days, laws by authorities involved water rights issues.

Next we add water disputes across county, then state lines. Then we add "clean" water. Then we add water for "recreational purposes." Then we add water involved in generating electricity. Next we add water in plastic bottles. Next we add free water for those in poverty and the underprivileged.

Eventually we consider restoration of degraded wetlands. And so it goes.

In the end you arrive where we are today: Numerous permanently employed government bureaucrats, sitting behind phone answering menus, with underlings doing what little real works takes place. 

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Re: 10 year plan to end homelessness in San Fransicko proves worthless
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2014, 09:17:38 PM »
To steal a quote from someone in a position to know:

The homeless will always be with us...

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Re: 10 year plan to end homelessness in San Fransicko proves worthless
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2014, 08:27:26 AM »
To steal a quote from someone in a position to know:

The homeless will always be with us...

Ooo, ooo, who was it?  Nazi Pelosi?
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
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