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California Homeless Program Is Cut


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Schwarzenegger, homeless, mentally_ill, jail, $55-million_program_cut )

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- 4226 days ago - latimes.com
Making good on a promise to trim the state budget, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger eliminated a $55-million program Friday that advocates say has helped thousands of mentally ill homeless people break the costly cycle of hospitalization, jails and street life.



   

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Past Member (0)
Saturday August 25, 2007, 1:37 pm
DOH ....he was elected by Bush-co ....and now Cali gets to deal with it ...sad sad sad
 

Phyllis P (232)
Saturday August 25, 2007, 4:47 pm
OMG...
 

Pretty K (54)
Saturday August 25, 2007, 5:07 pm
Right, Phyllis. Why curry the favor of non-voters? (Let them eat cake=garbage.)
 

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Saturday August 25, 2007, 7:24 pm
I live in the LA area, and for those who don't, you should know that it is virtually impossible to go to a grocery store or stop your car at light without being approached for a "hand-out" from some underprivileged/homeless (or pretending to be) individual.

Having lived near the VA Admin. Office in West LA, I can attest that a great many of the males are former Viet Nam vets.

What happens is that you must decide on a "rationale" for who you help. (It's not possible to help everyone, and one's conscience is beset upon, when you know you have more and they, who have nothing.)

I chose to only give to women with children. (Yup, and I let myself off at that.)

What truly sucks is that YOU KNOW many others truly need, but are too mentally ill to know how to seek help, or have sought help and found it was WORSE than living on the street (as is the case with many shelters).

Now, to find that assistance is cut again, I am ashamed of anyone in power who calls him/herself an American, yet supports TRILLIONS of dollars to murder others in a foreign country.

SO SAD!
 

adawehi Lynn (46)
Sunday August 26, 2007, 4:14 pm
I live in chico,Calif ,,,,,we have a very high rate of homeless here,,,,,,this is going to hurt so many people,,,,,sad,so very sad!
 

Margaret Trainor (61)
Sunday August 26, 2007, 5:48 pm
Interesting article ...funny how they justify cuts and tax breaks...
 

Marian E (152)
Sunday August 26, 2007, 7:50 pm
Please remember this when he runs for re-election!
 
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