State and a Conservative City
The basis of modern conservatism is dislike, distrust and hatred of government, and policy menu that attempts to destroy, defund or de-legitimize every aspect of government. So it is heartening, indeed gratifying to see that in the heart of conservative country the government of the state of
and the city of Phoenix
ended homelessness with respect to veterans.
Samantha Sais for The New York Times
In 2011, by a city count, there were 222 chronically homeless veterans here, a vulnerable, hard-to-reach population of mostly middle-age men, virtually all battling some type of physical or mental ailment along with substance abuse. Federal and city officials acknowledged that was not an exact number, but it is widely regarded as the best measure of the veteran population.
Last month, the last 41 members of that group were placed in temporary housing. Shane Groen, a director at the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness, one of the city’s partners in the program, said the goal was to have them all in permanent housing by Feb. 14.
Wow, congratulations to
And yes, thanks for showing that government programs can work, are
needed and cannot be replaced by the private sector.