Trump’s Plan to Criminalize Homelessness Is Taking Shape
Why would a “great economy” be experiencing record homelessness? It would not unlesss you can claim only the upper economic classes count. Homelessness puts the lie to this ‘trump” economy. The way to promote the lie is hiding those left out. Homeless equals powerless, and a with s immigrants, that’s not a good place to be in this maladministration. The answer? Put them in prisons. Abandoned, poorly maintained worn-out facilities unsuited to felons.
Imagine the graft involved. Construction, guards, food, poor medical facilities all offer tremendous profit to businesses cozy with Trump.
Like climate change, experts get marginalized from the debate, inexpert admin advocates with a 1955 mentality get the nod instead.
The White House is taking steps toward decisive new action on homelessness, bucking policies favored by advocates in favor of an aggressive approach that centers the role of law enforcement. Some of these efforts hit roadblocks this week, but more measures are in the works—including a rumored executive order on homeless encampments.
Advocates say that they expect an executive order on homelessness to assign new resources to police departments to remove homeless encampments and even strip housing funds from cities that choose to tolerate these encampments. It’s one of several efforts being steered by the White House’s Domestic Policy Council in concert with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.