HomeArticlesAdvocate for Austin homeless residents: It’s political theater Advocate for Austin homeless residents: It’s political theater By Harry Baker November 6, 2019 Articles, Blog 100 Comments Tags:CNN, Ed Lavandera, happening now, latest news, politics, us Related Posts National Theatre War Horse Trailer Qismat| Episode 07 | HUM TV – Drama |11th October 2019 |Full Predicted Story| THE HUSTLE | Official Trailer | MGM About Author admin 100 Comments KBH November 5, 2019 What's interesting is more than half of you [commenters] claim to be God-fearing Christians. I guess you're only Christian when it benefits your party's agenda. Reply Peter Sedesse November 5, 2019 The problem isn't homelessness, the problem is treatment for mental illness and drug addiction. I am in Austin, and so many of these people are mentally ill and will never be able to take care of themselves no matter how much they get in food stamps and clothing closets. There needs to be way more permanent housing for the mentally ill and long term care facilities for rehabbing. Austin spends so much money helping street people, just take them off the street and take care of them, it is probably cheaper. Reply Leonel Cabrera November 5, 2019 CNN is full off bullshit. I live in this city and the average homeless person make about 20+ an hour. Every red light is about a minute and in that minute or two they make at least a dollar, if they don’t get their money some will yell at you or even attack you. They can afford $50 dollar tents, BBQ grillers, iPhones and laptops, they even pay to get their dope delivered. These people are sick from drugs and are too lazy to get a job, not all of them but a large majority. Ever since this mayor took office Austin TX has been going down hill and I have my whole community to back me up with this. I have neighbors who go to city hall to ask for changes and the mayor just sits there eating fucking tacos and not giving a shit. It’s gone to a point where homeless people burned down a whole condo under construction and part of a apartment complex, raped a innocent woman in zilker park and break into peoples cars and steal their belongings. CNN and our mayor are full on shit, this city needs the governor of Texas to step in. Reply Ron Wuerch November 5, 2019 At Least Abbott Is Doing Something…Look At The Idiot Running California. Reply Osta Climbp November 5, 2019 Presidential candidate Andrew Yang pushes for universal basic income , Apr 9, 2019, Andrew Yang explains Universal Basic Income,Mar 7, 2019, Sen. Kamala Harris proposes $6K handout for low-income house, Oct 23, 2018, Could Kamala Harris' LIFT Act help working class families escape living paycheck-to-paycheck?, Oct 18, 2018 -ARE YOU STUPID? DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT WHEELCHAIR BOUND OR DISABLED MEANS? YOU'RE A WASTE OF SPACE Reply Andrew Stupak November 5, 2019 Texas is the size of most countries and has endless fossil fuels and we can't figure this out? If the US is so great, why do we have so many more homeless than, say, South Korea, Japan, Singapore? They don't have land, oil and were war-ravaged. It seems like the US is brain-dead to do so poorly with more resources. Reply J Batson November 5, 2019 You elect one single Democrat to city or state office and you end up with rats turds and needles all in the road bro… Damn Austin Texas is in a state of emergency so bad that the governor had to step in… Rats turds and needles flowing in the streets because of one Democrat mayor. Governor Greg Abbott sent in the police and dps in a prison like raid equipped with Billy clubs and threw everything directly right in the trash.. Gregory Abbot said Austin Texas will not be going the way of San Francisco… Why didn't you report this??? Rats turds and needles shoveled up in Austin Texas, people ran into homeless shelters… Reply Hush Money November 5, 2019 Look at the good side of the homeless , you can take a Girl out and Droop her off anywhere …. Just trying to stay Positive … Reply hugh jorgan November 5, 2019 I guarantee that any city with a major problem with bums and transients also has plenty of services, free food and clothing, etc. Take away all the free stuff and other incentives, and watch the problem decrease. Reply Bundle Queen November 5, 2019 It’s ugly but something has to happen before it becomes San Francisco. I live in DFW and my favorite lake fishing spot is now a homeless camp for about 40-50 people under an overpass. I had to leave in a rush the last and final time I went because my daughter questioned what the smell was and I couldn’t make myself say it was crack and human poop. Sometimes tough love is the best love. And also you didn’t mention that he gave them ample warning(literally weeks) and a list of open shelters with bed space. Reply guybravo November 5, 2019 The credit rating system is the problem. Reply Vincent Trujillo November 5, 2019 Liberals destroyed this country we need Republicans in there to clean these places up every city with a Democrat at the helm has exact problem need to put people to work you don’t work you don’t eat! Reply STATIC TV November 5, 2019 Somebody check Nancy'sShithole,I heard it's rottento the core. Reply R B November 5, 2019 I truly have compassion for the “true” homeless person. But some people choose that life … they’d rather be on the streets than have a home or stay with someone for the benefit of living and for that, I have no sympathy. I can’t nor wouldn’t help someone that “likes” that lifestyle 😔 and the drugs that come with it. Reply قمر الدين November 5, 2019 so why the us regime sending money to the Zionist in Israel ….but not helping their own people ? Reply Nunya Bizness November 5, 2019 Its Adler, that is the idiotic liberal is promoting homelessness. Reply Dking Strok November 5, 2019 Most liberal city in texas…. go figure Reply Emil Ogborn November 5, 2019 They're supposed to get a job. Pay their bills and be a productive member of society Reply James May November 5, 2019 You should see what the Democrats are doing with the homeless here in Seattle Washington! the Democrats have turn Seattle Washington into a hell for people to live in! they have done nothing for the homeless here in Seattle Washington!and in Oregon! and in California! you got no room to talk about Republicans when the Democrats have ruined so much in California Oregon and the state of Washington! want to see what the Democrats can do to your steak spin a couple days in downtown Seattle AND YOU WILL SEE!!!! #ScrapTheDemocratPartyAmerica Reply Miata love November 5, 2019 so where are they supposed to do? our government could care less.. Reply Rukundo Ambrose November 5, 2019 But America, with all the riches you have, you donate to the world but you can't take care of the less fortunate souls of your own! Reply The One Above All November 5, 2019 What is Pelosi doing for all the homeless in San Francisco? after all, she is the Rep of the shit hole. Reply T St November 5, 2019 Who knows the truth remember your watching Cnn all Bullshit Reply susan Johnson November 5, 2019 I would give anything I'd I could move out of Austin..we have no heart! Reply noneya bizness November 5, 2019 Dems are so stupid they wanna keep shipping in illegals while we obviously can't take care of our own. Reply Unrepentant Conquistador November 5, 2019 Austin, Democratic Government. Reply studfindingball November 5, 2019 Euthanize the homeless with fentanyl or pentobarbital. Reply Paxton November 5, 2019 This is disturbing but at the same time being homeless does not mean it's OK to be messy and leave needles and stuff around . A big part of their problem is they just trash the hole place. Reply Creator November 5, 2019 But, but… I thought only Cali had a homeless problem.. Reply L W November 5, 2019 Everything Republicans have laughed at California for is getting ready to happen to them. Justice ✊ Reply David Williams November 5, 2019 Neo-Marxist Homofascists like to see this filth. Filth=chaos, and they thrive in chaos. MAGA 2020. Reply Angel Donn November 5, 2019 Texas is a rich state , how about help them to get back in their feet . Reply Thomas De Quincey November 5, 2019 I know, how dare they be homeless? Lolling about, stinking up the city. Haven't they got homes to go to? Reply Element Freestyle November 5, 2019 TRUMP 2020 ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US Reply rustydog0329 November 5, 2019 Round them up and release them in the wilderness. These people are not criminals, there have always been people who prefer to live off the grid, you just can’t do it in the middle a city. Reply richard wilmot Ph.D November 5, 2019 Texas Governor Greg Abbott'is a &^%$%^ who (())^%$ children right in the mouth. Reply elijah mikle November 5, 2019 What an eyesore. Hide them in building. With heat, water, and a private room with a door. Whatever little it takes. Just hide them. Reply David Williams November 5, 2019 San Fran should change its name to Poopie-Needle-Ville. Reply truerealityscott November 5, 2019 Only two things that can be done. Kill them, or make them move, every two weeks, to a clean designated camp site. Then clean up the mess they just left behind and get that site ready for another group to move onto for the next two weeks. Make them move to a clean area every two weeks, not just a "see ya, wouldn't want to be ya". Reply C J November 5, 2019 A home is considered to be a human right according to the United Nations. Why aren’t these laws followed? The country, state, municipality are responsible to be of help and aid these people into a better life. We are all human beings. This shouldn’t be able to happen to any of us. Reply David berman November 5, 2019 Austin is the most liberal city in Texas… what do you expect? Every city run by liberals is a shit hole!! Reply TheDefiance76 November 5, 2019 Direct result of libtard policy ♥️🇺🇸 KAG 👌 Trump 2020 Reply rolback November 5, 2019 Another soon to be Shlt hole city run by Democrats. Trump 2020. Reply TheDefiance76 November 5, 2019 Good thing bad orange man Trump keeps helping job growth huh libtards 👌🤤 Reply Killjoy Sanchez November 5, 2019 Meanwhile in California …Nancy , Adam and Maxine are silent about homelessness let alone the fire's and all their failed policies. Reply Killjoy Sanchez November 5, 2019 Get ready for a spike in homelessness nation wide. Reply Waxing Moon November 5, 2019 So sad. I feel very strongly for these people as I personally have a son who is homeless in St. Louis and I have no way to help him because I'm on disability. He can't stay with me because I live a 100 miles away in a senior, handicapped, disabled housing complex. It truly saddens me to no end. The Republicans bitch and moan about homelessness but refuse to do the RIGHT thing to help them. God bless each and every homeless person that has to endure this injustice. God will be passing judgement on those who choose not to help when they have the means to do so. "The meek shall inherit the earth"! The rich and powerful will rot in HELL for their crimes against humanity! May you ALL find peace in your lives and very soon. My heart and prayers are with you ALL. God bless. 💕💕💕 Reply Ryan X November 5, 2019 All these california people brought their california policies and california problems to Austin. Vote out Steve Adler, who admits to letting the homeless crisis get worse in order to raise awareness. Austin once was a beautiful libertarian hippy paradise, the socialist losers are trying to destroy it. Reply mott knil November 5, 2019 Send them to Mexico that’s a fair trade. Reply Wesley C. November 6, 2019 If you switch over to the Fox channel, you'll see some billionaire saying how important they are to run the system! Reply Marcus G. May November 6, 2019 🇺🇸☮️🗽⚖️🌎⚖️🌎⚖️🌎😠😠😎 Reply brian Lohse November 6, 2019 You know what's funny well maybe not funny they well just all come back to the same spot. Reply brian Lohse November 6, 2019 I think they should do away with the word homeless and replace it with inner city campers. Reply Kitty Walker November 6, 2019 Wow. I live in Austin and the first time I saw the large camp at 290W and Lamar my heart sang a little bc I thought ‘At least they have Some kind of community and a ‘place’.’ Next I realized that they still had no facilities… Later, when I saw them being moved out I naturally assumed some better solution had been conceived. Nope. Most of those people did not choose to opt out. With the rapid rise in housing costs here, becoming homeless could happen to almost anyone- I suggest we try harder… Donated land, waste and portapotty services would be a good start.💚💜 Reply brian Lohse November 6, 2019 Jerry Jones has been know to pay for a one way ticket to any homeless person from Dallas wanting to go to Austin. Reply Russian Bot November 6, 2019 cnn=FAKE NEWSPROJECT VERITAS=REAL NEWS Reply BigDaddy 993 November 6, 2019 Funny how the GOP Always complain about homeless but never have a solution for any of this at all.. Even the President complain alot but have no Fucking Plans or Solution for this at all… Reply Akosuma November 6, 2019 You think this is shocking… Las vegas are planning to fine the homeless a 1000.00 for sleeping on the streets . And yes Las Vegas has homeless people its so bad they even live in tunnels underground but Vegas try to hide the truth. Go to utube and see for yourselves. And New York are giving the homeless bus tickets to move to other states. smdh Reply Hugh Manetty November 6, 2019 I wonder why governor Abbot is sympathetic toward Donald Trump‘s mental health problems, but nobody else’s. Reply Mike Laing November 6, 2019 How come all the onetime great places of this country now completely(Ca, SF, etc.) or turning democrat run(like here in Austin) are all becoming something out of a dystopian movie sets. Reply Mike Laing November 6, 2019 Austin has turned into another liberal la la land. And this is what comes next. (Speaking authoritatively from one here in The Bay Area of Ca) Reply Jeff Goddin November 6, 2019 Capitalism requires poverty. We're clearly not going to give up on capitalism, so just accept that the homeless will never go away. Reply Dann Marceau November 6, 2019 Trump's economy is working well for all I see. Reply radman d November 6, 2019 Some homeless are willing to relocate and live an agrarian life in little cabin cottages with fertile land to grow vegetable gardens which promotes mental health and sobriety. Someone needs to buy up 1500 Acres or more and settle a community. Be a great farmers market for those who are willing to sober up and work the land Reply ennie minee November 6, 2019 Can all the people who don’t like this maybe open your houses to them. Reply Mike Laing November 6, 2019 Austin has become The Berkeley, SF, or Santa Monica of Texas. Wtf did you expect would happen other than the same ? Reply alicia burney November 6, 2019 If you remove the camps build Them tiny solar powered 🏠 homes .They need HELP TEXAS NOT PUNISHMENT BE MORE GOD LIKE 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾✊️🏾 Reply H.R. Pufnstuf November 6, 2019 cnn is fake news Reply Linda Dobson November 6, 2019 Maybe he'll let them crash on his couch Reply leo b November 6, 2019 What about us business owners just trying to make a living but people stay away from our establishments so a lot of us are being forced to close and lose our means of supporting a family? Our rights do not matter? We do not deserve protection? Reply Scott November 6, 2019 Cool. Great job cleaning up the public, Temp housing. So, the septic lines will tie in were and the stalls, come first.?! Hell, i go for a storage unit size with basic plumbing. Shouldn't be hard to hang a mid, volt system, underside of bridge. Some solar wings on bridges may cover use, no? Guess the only rule needed is the clearance needed for bridge inspection, (as those workers), how much room they need for floor rolling dollies.? Reply Andrew Shirley November 6, 2019 CNN is fake news. Everything they do is push the dimacrats lies. It's discuss full to let all these drugs users and mental illness people live on the streets. It's rong to just let all these people live on the streets. Only a dimacrat would think it's a good idea to leave these people on the street. Just look at the dimacrat strong hold California. It's full of tent city's and drugs and human shit litter ther streets. Look at every dimacrat ran city. Ther turning once great ran city's into shit whole city's the dimacrats have lost ther minds. Ever cince the dimacrats lost the election they lost ther minds and try to over turn the election. That's all they do is try and get rid of Trump because they no he's ganna win again. The dimacrats have done absolutely nothing good for our great country if ur a dimacrat ur a brain washed libtard snowflake who watches to much CNN and msnbc. Ther fake news people. Do ur own research it's easy Reply it's just a book November 6, 2019 Kick em…go ahead….tell em to get a job..kick em….on your way to church, kick em…. Reply Leech November 6, 2019 Richest country in the world and yet still homeless people… That's Capitalism for ya. Reply May Johnson November 6, 2019 Homeless people in every city. Every country. The whole world. It will never be taken care of. Very sad but don't kick them from their spot. Not solving anything. Be kind. Reply John Escobedo November 6, 2019 They directed the homeless to seek shelter at ARCH (a local homeless shelter that is known to be full and over capacity). Then the next day they removed people from AROUND THE HOMELESS SHELTER THEY'VE BEEN DIRECTING PEOPLE TO! Reply Kel0390 November 6, 2019 I love our governor in Texas. We are so fortunate to have a responsive state government in Texas. Reply NickyBobby November 6, 2019 Everything he owns* Pans to shopping carts….. interesting– didn't know you could buy those. Reply Joseph Christopher November 6, 2019 Dam California libtards bringing their b.s. to texas. Go back to California. Give illegals free healthcare while asking trump for more federal tax money Reply carla waco November 6, 2019 Greg Abbott must go! The majority of us are one paycheck away from homelessness ourselves. This issue is more than an Austin problem it is a societal sickness. We lack compassion for our neighbors. Where is the love? Reply duvine November 6, 2019 Sad, for all the millions spent cleaning up camps, placing cement boulders or rocks to prevent camp in cement areas & no prevention help. Reply S Austin November 6, 2019 We desperately need a Democrat Governor. I'm so sick of all of this hate and cruelty from the repugnicans. Makes me sick! Reply Thomas Roth November 6, 2019 I just moved out of austin and I can tell you it is BAD. Lots of homeless getting clipped by cars running across service roads to 4 lane highways, camps with 5-burner grills right next to human shit, and loads of drugged up zombies breaking into homes, cars, you name it. The reason this has become so bad is because the city and its inhabitants are complacent. We think blind compassion will solve the problem, but it has allowed the homeless to destroy tourism and night life. Before you come and get mad at me for “doing nothing about it”, I worked for a non-profit that took on the responsibility that our impotent government failed to accept. My home’s value increased while the area around it began to look more and more like skid row/the tenderloin. Shame on the city government for allowing this issue to get so far out of hand. RIP south austin. Reply patrick m November 6, 2019 More hateful Republican bullshit. Reply Hadley Pleasanton November 6, 2019 bum jungles Reply willy wonka November 6, 2019 Cities have to have standards . The reason to keep abortion legal . Poor people never had a chance . USA USA USA Reply quinn hendley November 6, 2019 typical republican ~ they'd criminalize poverty if they could. #ShamingThePoor smh. Reply Gary November 6, 2019 Good riddance! Reply Mo Fungo November 6, 2019 Abbott is a corrupt MOFO who disenfranchised ALL Texas residents when he signed into law a bill to make it ILLEGAL to vote against fracking and retroactively nullifying all votes. Republicans as in fact the new NAZI party, in every sense. They are just hiding it as much as they can. Reply Bucky Pinata November 6, 2019 Do what other Dem cities do, bus them to another state as their problem….. Reply Tito Hornbuckle November 6, 2019 People in our country are so quick to judge and call people lazy,drug addicted as if that's the only reasons for millions of people being homeless in this land. Your thinking is lazy,all you do is take a group and clump them in your narrow view of life. The greed and hate of the masses in this land will be its downfall in the end. What goes up surely comes down eventually! Reply ItsDasiaThomas November 6, 2019 I'm so tired of homelessness. This is why I have to tell the truth on my YouTube channel. What are some topics you want to know about homelessness, so I can talk about it on my channel? Reply Dan Customer November 6, 2019 See what happens when tens of thousands of California liberals moving to your state ! I warned you people in Texas before you see a California plate you throw these people of beat down and get them out of your state ! It's only a matter of time before Austin looks exactly like San Francisco ! YOU BETTER WAKE UP TEXAS ! Reply TomJeffersonWasRight November 6, 2019 Sheriff Joe Arpaio knows how to set up tent cities that are neat, clean, and low cost. Texas should hire Sheriff Joe as a consultant to formulate rules for orderly tent city areas. He would save the government money, and provide the homeless with a life of much higher quality, and end most of the criminality that offends the neighbors. If the homeless are going to privately occupy public property, they can pay their rent in service, sanitizing and cleaning the areas around their tents. Reply Shawn Corbin November 6, 2019 There is no debate, these problems with homelessness and filth on the streets are a direct result of failed, liberal policies. Austin is one such place, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Baltimore and Chicago are others. They ALL have liberals in office. Reply Joseph Christopher November 6, 2019 Yet democrats want to give illegals free welfare. 😀😀😀😀plug a sinking boat before offering rides dipstick Reply Alma Coles November 6, 2019 Wow! Awesome clean up work. Behaviors that result in Public Trash, Drug-addition, Health Hazards, and Lawlessness must be dealt with. Otherwise, such behavior can spread rapidy and turn an entire City into nothing but Trash, Drug-Addiction, Health Hazards, Lawlessness like a new 3rd World Country. Reply Trainer RED November 6, 2019 My state…we like to talk and act tough, but honestly the people who drive in those bigass trucks with "come and take it stickers" are usually the biggest pussies you'll meet. Our Governor is also one of these punks. Just another bitch rolling around in his wheels talking shit. Reply padseven November 6, 2019 THIS is what Liberalism looks like…….Mental Illness Reply Ray Khan November 6, 2019 Where are all the people who blame liberal States for homelessness while the massively "liberal" state of Texas faces the same issue Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.