Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rick Scott Making More People Homeless

Literally. Scott vetoed $12 million for the National Veteran's Homeless Support Group. It is a Brevard County homeless program that fines homeless veterans and gets them off the streets. Currently the NVHS can only supply housing to 20 veterans. The NVHS is attempting to eventually supply housing to 700 homeless vets.

With many veterans unable to find work around Florida, many are ending up homeless. Many of these veterans have taken to living in various wooded areas around the state. Some continue to look for work, and some take classes at community colleges to give them a better chance of finding a job.

The National Veterans Homeless Support advocacy group is attempting to help the approximately 700 homeless veterans in Brevard County; up from approximately 600 last year. The group is sponsoring their second annual "Warm, Full, Safe for Christmas" program. This event will provide local homeless veterans with a 2 night stay in a local hotel.

Florida TaxWatch placed the NVHS program on its list of turkeys. Scott and Florida TaxWatch are in for a shock if they think cutting education and increasing the homeless populatation is going to make Florida more attractive to out-of-state businesses.

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At May 26, 2011 10:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual, while Hussey tries to make a valid point, his limited political knowledge and writing abilities stop him from doing so.

Governor Scott's veto does not make "more people homeless." It simply means those veterans in Broward County who are already homeless will not receive assistance.

For a program that has only shown its ability to shelter 20 homeless veterans for 2 night motel stays, it is probably a pretty good decision -- no matter how much Hussey and I might dislike or hate Scott -- to not shower this group with $18,000,000.00.

If Hussey himself is a veteran, I suggest he use his veterans benefits to take a Journalism course. It will greatly help him to finally become a credible political blogger ... something he currently is not.

At May 26, 2011 10:54 PM , Blogger Michael Hussey said...

Anonymous, you sound like a long time reader. I'm glad to have your (lack) of support.


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