By Thomas J. Edwards
Apparently miffed that she has been trumped on a housing homeless persons policy idea by President Donald Trump, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Maxine Waters (D-CA) condemns Trump for proposing a solution that in effect undermines her $13 billion plus plan for what she claims would solve homelessness.
In a scathing letter to Trump, calling his proposal shameless, Waters essentially admits Trump upstaged her legislation that already passed the House but has no chance of Senate approval. Trump would never sign HR 1856, the proposed “Ending Homelessness Act of 2019″ that would thrown billions of dollars willy-nilly at the problem under a Soviet Union-style 5-year program with no solid solutions.
At the same time, the Trump proposal would use the federal government”s many unused and, in several instances, cavernous facilities to house the homeless until provisions are made for more permanent housing or self-sustenance.
Taking aimless homeless individuals and families off the streets and out of clustered tents that lack sanitary facilities and provide them with solid shelter, food, medical care, and schooling for children, is an idea Waters considers cruel as she lives plushly in a multimillion dollar Los Angeles mansion not far from those homeless encampments..
“Your shamelessness knows no bounds,” Waters tells Trump. “As you know, homelessness in this country has reached crisis proportions and this effort would be one of the numerous cruel, unlawful, and unpatriotic actions you have taken during what will hopefully be a short-lived presidency,” Waters seethes.
Instead, Waters’ legislation would create a permanent underclass of welfare-dependent families needing new government bureaucracies to sustain and expand their programs while bolstering and expanding existing programs such as the Section 8 housing voucher program by raising taxes.
Read Waters’ Letter At: https://tinyurl.com/y5pqjxmk