@ohreally, these housing developments have been in place for how long and with how many different politicians have we gone through?
@justreading, how can we expect people to change when that is all they have been taught their whole life unless we doing something to teach them different? Passing that kind of judgment only makes you look like an idiot.
@justreading, are you assuming that I haven't? I hope you haven't ever received gov't assistance that my tax dollars payed for! No gov't grant for school or anything. That would be horrible!
I know people that live there and work with kids that live there and know their stories. Do you? Shouldn't be so eager to judge when you don't know anything about anyone that lives there. Who cares about your property value. Is that worth more then a human life? If you think so I truly feel sorry for you.
@Justreading: Crawl back up in the hills then, and pick on your banjo!
@lookinfour: I don't think there should be a time limit. I think we should start teaching them how valuable their life should be, and how important it is to stand on your own two feet and support yourself and your family. Maybe they should be required to attend programs to teach job readiness classes, money management, ect to help teach a different lifestyle. People are gonna fail, over and over again. Does that mean we give up on people? You grow up your whole life learning to live in a certain way, can we expect them to do differently without learning? Why not use the words "christian, jesus, or God?" What else matters? Maybe this is the reason we have the situation we do? Ever think of that?
Lynnme1205 said: "Can anything good come out of Harriet Tubman...I did! Don't judge what you will never understand."
Thank you for posting that. Some people go through life and get all of the breaks and never have to go through situations that others do, but they are the first to cast the stone.
@skyboxer, if you want a drop in the crime rate then why don't you help do something about it? Do you think throwing people out of their homes will help the crime rate? People grow up their whole lives learning this type of lifestyle. Can expect anything else? I think we should focus on correcting that instead of abandoning them. I don't think it will be a downturn in crime it will just push it into other neighborhood that may have been safer at one time. Maybe your neighborhood!
it amazes me that some people can be so heartless. I know the system isn't working to get people moved into their own living situation, but think about the kids that are being forced from their homes. Is it their fault? Absolutely not! Sure some people abuse the system, but some people need it. It's funny how conservatives jump on the issue about people abusing the system and cry about their tax dollars being used to fund these programs, but claim to be Christians. Remember the golden rule and it was Jesus that said if they take the coat off your back, give them your shirt too! If you're tired of people abusing the system and using your "tax" dollars for welfare, then DO something about it. Help be a positive influence in the lives of the kids in these neighborhoods and help them succeed.
Riverman, I don't think race has anything to do with anything here. I don't understand why some people always bring politics into everything. I live in Chattanooga, I'm white and I will be voting for Obama again, but that has nothing to do with this story. Maybe part of the reason some have a harder chance of getting out of these situations is because of racist people like you that won't give them the chance. How about you stop being racist and contribute to help fight these problems so you won't have anything to complain about.