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    The Homeless Problem and Manufacturing

    If Trump were smart and innovative, he’d create a solution for homelessness. He’d expand mental health institutions and put the most mentally ill (those who cannot work) there where they’d get treatment. He’d take the remainder who can work and want jobs and rehabilitate them with honest jobs where they’d manufacture his hats and junk. He’d then expand this successful model to train the homeless to manufacture other products. There’s no other viable solution to compete with China. We have the cheap labor, the people who want jobs and honest work. They are an untapped resource he—and all the other presidents before him since Reagan—have ignored.
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    "Mentally ill held in Hitler-like concentration camps and forced labor facilities!" - CNN.
    "I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole, it was like... we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment." - Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State (source).

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanD View Post
    "Mentally ill held in Hitler-like concentration camps and forced labor facilities!" - CNN.
    No, the mentally ill would be in mental hospitals. The able-minded homeless would be paid a living wage...to make MAGA hats and toenail clippers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whag View Post
    No, the mentally ill would be in mental hospitals. The able-minded homeless would be paid a living wage...to make MAGA hats and toenail clippers.
    That's not how they would spin it.
    "I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole, it was like... we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment." - Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State (source).

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    Welcome back, the trolling is of good quality.
    Trump is basically "Bruce Wayne pretending to be a foppish retarded billionaire" tier genius, in case nerds need a simpler metaphor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whag View Post
    If Trump were smart and innovative, he’d create a solution for homelessness. He’d expand mental health institutions and put the most mentally ill (those who cannot work) there where they’d get treatment. He’d take the remainder who can work and want jobs and rehabilitate them with honest jobs where they’d manufacture his hats and junk. He’d then expand this successful model to train the homeless to manufacture other products. There’s no other viable solution to compete with China. We have the cheap labor, the people who want jobs and honest work. They are an untapped resource he—and all the other presidents before him since Reagan—have ignored.
    The problem with this is that the government does not have the right to make slaves of people just because they are homeless.

    Some people don't like being tied down to a mindless job and won';t submit themselves to such work. Other people just want to live a life without obligations to others. Other people have drug problems and may not fit well into rehab programs.

    There are some people who just had too many things acting against them and can use some help to get out of this. But it will take some ingenious plan to help these people. I'm not sure we can predicate who would have the genius solution that would not just be an endless welfare scheme. One thing that could help is to get rid of minimum wage laws -- these laws block people from taking on work that may be commensurate with their needs, desires and abilities, as they try to either survive in a homeless state or to rise out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanD View Post
    That's not how they would spin it.
    In ANY administration, the opposing side will always spin the president's efforts. That's pretty much irrelevant here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhitney View Post
    The problem with this is that the government does not have the right to make slaves of people just because they are homeless.

    Some people don't like being tied down to a mindless job and won';t submit themselves to such work. Other people just want to live a life without obligations to others. Other people have drug problems and may not fit well into rehab programs.

    There are some people who just had too many things acting against them and can use some help to get out of this. But it will take some ingenious plan to help these people. I'm not sure we can predicate who would have the genius solution that would not just be an endless welfare scheme. One thing that could help is to get rid of minimum wage laws -- these laws block people from taking on work that may be commensurate with their needs, desires and abilities, as they try to either survive in a homeless state or to rise out of it.
    I didn't say anything about enforcement. The new manufacturing sector would be an offer of help for the many homeless who don't like living on the streets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whag View Post
    If Trump were smart and innovative, he’d create a solution for homelessness. He’d expand mental health institutions and put the most mentally ill (those who cannot work) there where they’d get treatment. He’d take the remainder who can work and want jobs and rehabilitate them with honest jobs where they’d manufacture his hats and junk. He’d then expand this successful model to train the homeless to manufacture other products. There’s no other viable solution to compete with China. We have the cheap labor, the people who want jobs and honest work. They are an untapped resource he—and all the other presidents before him since Reagan—have ignored.
    I agree that it's a problem that needs to be addressed, and what we've done in the past hasn't worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whag View Post
    I didn't say anything about enforcement. The new manufacturing sector would be an offer of help for the many homeless who don't like living on the streets.
    Understanding, of course, that there will always be some, perhaps of the mental illness, who will live "on the streets" no matter what.

    But, yeah, the situation needs to be addressed.
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