Spotto wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:31 am
rev wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:51 pm
Sorry but more public housing is wrong. There isn't enough employment, so why should such an even bigger burden be put on those who do have jobs?
Provide employment, fix the damn economy and there wont be such an increased need for the government to provide housing.
These two sites should be sold off to private developers to develop, housing, apartments, retail.
Studies literally show that it’s better for the economy to give those in need a “leg up” with public housing than it is to sweep them aside and make it someone else’s problem. Why is there such a stigma around those on lower incomes or unemployed having “not earned” public housing? I know good people who’d give an arm and a leg for even a half decent place to live. Building our way out of COVID is one of the post-COVID approaches being discussed, why not kill two birds with one stone? Stimulate the economy with infrastructure and at the end of it have somewhere affordable for people to live who can then stabilise their lives and then contribute back into the economy?
Australia already has an affordable/public housing shortage which is only going to increase. COVID is also contributing. It’s more of a “burden” to not help these people.
I also said that there's plenty of people, single parents & their kids and so on, who are in need but are on waiting lists while the scumbags who trash public housing and their neighbourhoods get placed straight away. Quite clearly my opinion isn't that we shouldn't provide public housing, but that it should be provided to the right people who deserve help and not the lowlife scum who abuse the system and cost the tax payer more and more each year to clean up their mess.
The government is rebuilding many old trust homes. The amount of junky scum that don't work that I've seen get placed in these brand new homes is disgusting and appalling when you consider there are people who desperately need that little bit of assistance but can't get it.
If the economy is fixed and jobs created then those who actually need help will be able to get jobs because they are the ones who are likely to go and seek employment to get them selves out of the circumstances they've unfortunately found them selves in. You then don't need to provide as much government housing, or as much new stock.
The system is broken. Building more public housing isn't going to fix the system. Addressing the issues within the system will fix the system. Why are the junkies who choose to be unemployed losers get looked after quicker then those who desperately need help?
The burden isn't to help people who need it, and provide assistance for them.
The burden is that we are wasting tax payers money on junkies and losers who choose to be unemployed, who have no intention of ever working, who also damage public housing that they are provided. That is the burden.