It is hard to overstate the extent
to which work no longer results in a decent paycheck and a rising standard of
living in this country. The portion of the economic pie that goes to working
people is currently near the smallest on record...
...taxpayers are... providing a
huge subsidy for employers by picking up the difference between what workers
earn and what they need to meet basic living costs.
MAY 1, 2015
Julie’s body was so badly damaged
from blunt-force trauma to the head and face, and the subsequent fire, it took
the B.C. Coroners Service almost a week to identify her, Tarpley was told.
Julie had talked with her sister
and brother-in-law about leaving the abusive relationship, but didn’t want to
leave their two dogs and didn’t have enough money to support herself,
Tarpley said. “He beat her up so many times, I lost count,” he said.
...a social researcher named Sam
Tsemberis stood to deliver what he framed as a surprisingly simple,
cost-effective method of ending chronic homelessness.
Give homes to the homeless.
Tsemberis’ research, conducted
here in the District and in New York City, showed this wouldn’t just
dramatically cut the number of chronically homeless on the streets. It would
also slash spending in the long run.
In all, before instituting Housing
First, Utah was spending on average $20,000 on each chronically homeless
Walker says the state saves $8,000
per homeless person in annual expenses. “We’ve saved millions on this..."
By Terrence McCoy April 17