I am having a very hard time understanding why this City's leaders are so hell bent on helping those who obviously aren't trying to help themselves. And I'm not talking about the few who are honestly looking for a hand up and not a hand out. I am talking about those roaming our streets who are being fed three meals a day for free. I'm talking about those who keep our Police Department jumping day and night. I'm talking about those who get their free meals on paper plates and throw them wherever they happen to be when they are finished eating. I'm talking about those who deposit their recycled food wherever they can find a spot to squat. Yes, I am angry!
Why wouldn't those looking for handouts, or those hiding from the law and living on the streets come to Fort Bragg? My God, we have turned this City into Ground Zero for the Homeless with all the handouts and freebies.
Why isn't the leader who claims to "love Fort Bragg" doing something for the elderly who have put blood, sweat and tears into making this town what it is? Why isn't there more affordable housing for the elderly instead of once again looking for more property to purchase for Transitional Housing? Why isn't there a break given in the cost of water to Senior Citizens who don't use as much water as younger people?
The answer to those questions is quite simple: MONEY. There is no big money in helping the elderly, the money is in helping those who have not contributed one iota to the growth of this City. The money is in helping those who don't pay taxes to support this City. Isn't it odd that it is the elderly who are preparing, serving and cleaning up after feeding the ones who are getting more help from the City than they are?
Isn't it odd that when I asked a few of Dave Turner’s "I LOVE FORT BRAGG" group to help me crochet scarves for the homeless (I started doing this when a person froze to death near the Food Bank) they laughed and made fun of my project. I guess I deserved it because me making scarves that actually help doesn't generate a dime for the City, does it?
A lot of Fort Bragg’s elderly sit by and barely make ends meet each month while the City's chosen are given handouts on every corner and even get their medication for free. Some of our elderly do without medication because of the cost.
Someone help me to understand how a City Mayor can pride himself in restoring a trestle (which he didn't do), pride himself in saving the Starr Center (which he didn't do), pride himself in saving the Skunk Train (which he didn't do), pride himself in making his term of Mayor the cornerstone of helping the homeless, but NEVER, NOT ONE TIME, mention helping the elderly. I would love to hear some thoughts on this.
All the handouts are allowing some to hang on to their money by not having to feed themselves. In fact it leaves them more money to spend on booze and drugs. Our Seniors could use some help so they would have money to spend on drugs also. Their drugs are legal and in some cases drugs that make their lives more bearable. Drugs that help with the pain in their joints from years of hard work.
This is so very wrong and I am trying to understand how anyone can justify the wrong being done by this City.