Wednesday, September 21, 2011

THE PROBLEM WITH PUBLIC HOUSING


Altgeld Public Housing on the far South Side of Chicago.


The problem with public housing is that the residents are not the owners.The people that live in the house did not earn the house, but were loaned the property from the true owners, the taxpayers. Because of this, the residents do not have the "pride of ownership" that comes with the hard work necessary.


Chicago Housing Project


In fact, the opposite happens and the residents resent their benefactors because the very house is a constant reminder that they themselves did not earn the right to live in the house. They do not appreciate the value of the property and see no need to maintain or respect it in any way.





















Chicago Public Housing, Taylor High Rise


The result is the same whether you are talking about a studio apartment or a magnificent mansion full of priceless antiques. If the people who live there do not feel they earned the privilege, they will make this known through their actions. The pictures below illustrates the point:



The Resolute Desk was built from the timbers of the HMS Resolute and was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes. It is considered a national treasure and icon of the presidency.





Mr. Obama, you are not in public housing in Chicago. With all due respect, get your effing feet off our furniture!






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4 comments:

  1. If I remember, showing the bottoms of your feet is an insult to the followers of Islam....Just saying. Makes me wonder if he is disrespecting the entire thing.

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  2. When I started working with HUD programs in the 70's, there were stories of low income tenants just placed in a new HUD home. The upshot was they needed training in managing a home; how to pay Utility bills, thermostats, minor upkeep, lawn care etc. Program managers just assumed that tenants had the middle class values and experience needed to manage a home.

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    1. That's a better explanation than "they're just assholes".

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  3. Name a single individual in the picture who happens not to be a member of THE TRIBE (obama bin laden excluded).

    Interesting, huh? Kinda tells you who runs this whole mess. Shalom.

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