The plight of the homeless continues to be ignored by those who live in a world where day to day necessities such as a place to eat, bathe, and sleep is not a concern to the way their lifestyle in any way or form. Those people, for the most part, chose to live in those conditions, therefore, it’s not my problem, and I definitely do not want those people in my neighborhood or anywhere near it. It becomes almost a necessity to be able to ignore those who have all of their meager belongings piled high in shopping carts “borrowed” for the local major grocery chains never to be returned to the owner.
The police who used to enforce “vagrancy” laws in the past now ignore the homeless unless they do something to get arrested. Today as I rode my bike in Oxnard, California. I saw people living in the bushes, and in the city park out in the open. Some in wheelchairs. Ventura County is one of the riches in the state and yet even with the small homeless population here, there seems to be no urgency by those in elected offices to do anything about it but count and ask for government funding to do nothing but the paperwork to get those monies.
We are now in the 5th week of a government shutdown with no end in sight and tomorrow 800.000 Federal workers will not be paid for a second time. Some are still asked to show up for work to serve the citizens of this country. The reason for this mess rests squarely on the shoulders of one Donald Trump who says he is determined to make America great again. Good luck with that idea Mr. president.