POLITICS & OTHER MISTAKES
Which side in the debate over General Assistance is correct?
None of them.
Certainly not the city of Portland, which admits it regularly and knowingly allowed people with assets ranging from $20,000 to as much as $160,000 to stay in its homeless shelter on the taxpayers’ tab. Portland’s excuse is that these folks were suffering from mental illnesses that somehow made it impossible for them – or anyone else – to manage their affairs. Rather than attempt to correct that situation, the city opted to let them occupy its limited shelter space, because it could always bill the state for the cost.
- Published in Politics & Other Mistakes