Obama should follow Bush on combating homelessness.
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The net cost savings to taxpayers is significant. In one example in Portland, Oregon, 35 homeless individuals were placed in housing. The pre-enrollment health care and incarceration costs per person, per year were $42,075. The post enrollment cost averaged $25,776. That translates into an annual cost savings $16,299 per person.
Mangano’s success in reducing homelessness demonstrates the transformative power of faith-based initiatives. It also begs the question: Will Mangano and his innovative approach to homelessness find a place in the Obama White House? Mangano is unsure what will happen. Although his work has drawn praise from across the political spectrum, Mangano says there will always be “nostalgia for the old approaches.”
At one point during his Inaugural Address, President Obama, directing his remarks to “the cynics,” implied that bipartisanship will now be the order of the day, noting:
“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward.”
At a time when job losses and record foreclosures threaten to slow progress in ending homelessness, preserving the Bush administration’s results-oriented, housing-first strategy to combat homelessness is a way Obama can prove the cynics wrong.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?