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— pvl (@pvl02) November 19, 2019
President Trump wants to help the homeless in Los Angeles and across the country, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters is fighting his efforts.
Now, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is wading into the controversy with a letter this week blasting Waters for a lack of “basic manners” and pandering to the press “like a true career politician.”
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Waters issued a public letter to Trump late last month decrying a “State of Homelessness in America” report issued by The Council of Economic Advisers, which highlighted the long track record of failure to address homelessness in major cities controlled by Democrats.
The report explained why policies like “right-to-shelter” laws, temporary shelters and other government giveaways are ineffective, and announced a new approach that focuses more on addressing mental health and drug addiction, rehabilitation and promoting self-sufficiency with strong community ties.
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Waters refocused the issue on President Trump, and argued that funneling more money through the existing, failing system is the best solution – pointing to a $13.2 billion “Ending Homelessness Act.”
“Your shamelessness knows no bounds,” Waters wrote in the opening line of her letter to Trump.
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Carson pounced on the ironic turn of phrase to put the 15-term congresswoman in her place.
“My mother always taught me that people shouldn’t throw rocks, especially while they live in a glass house,” Carson wrote, according to Politico. “Because of that wise lesson, I was a little surprised to read your hostile letter to President Trump regarding the record number of homeless Americans in California, particularly in your district.”
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“Shamelessness is allowing more than 55,000 Americans to live on the very streets they represent,” he wrote, referring to the homeless population in Waters’ district.
“To me, the most compassionate, obvious, and logical solution would be to get as many homeless Americans off the streets – with a roof over their heads –...
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