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Attracting the homeless

I have to agree with the last two paragraph’s of Mr. Dixon’s Sept. 8 letter, “Services attract homeless.”

By continuing to subsidize the homeless, we are telling the world to simply drop into Spokane where you will be fed and housed and required to do nothing at all. The rest of society can just continue to go to work and pay more taxes in order to “help” the homeless.

Granted there are individual cases that really do need help, but there are places that indeed offer that help. But how many times do we need to hear from individuals on the street that this is the life they prefer? And why not? Nothing is required from them.

Requiring drug tests and doing a bit of manual labor is not much to ask for using up our tax dollars.

Rosanne Anderson



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