From the Laconia Citizen:
While stressing that it was not a value judgment about the homeless, the City Council Monday voted unanimously to tell the U.S. government that a homeless shelter is not the highest and best use for the now “surplus” Laconia Federal Building.
City Manager Eileen Cabanel made clear in a letter to federal officials that the city continues to support the homeless but does not “cater” to them.
Nope. No making a value judgment regarding homeless people. Au contraire! They love some homeless people, particularly those equipped with sizable savings or investment accounts and decent credit scores who are looking for an overpriced home to purchase. Bonus points awarded if no children are involved to burden the local schools, and even more bonus points are tossed the way of seasonal home buyers.
Now on the other hand, if you’re a poor, homeless person, you may trust that you won’t be catered to in any fashion. There’s nothing to be gained in rewarding poverty, now, is there?