Comments:Hungary bans homelessness

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This is purely evil.101:38, 27 April 2012
Solution711:01, 8 December 2011
The Right Direction817:24, 7 December 2011
Comments from feedback form - "“Habitat Instead of Prison”"007:21, 4 December 2011

This is purely evil.

This is purely evil.

71.23.80.228 (talk)11:11, 7 December 2011

No, it's just stupid.

74.171.73.120 (talk)01:38, 27 April 2012
 

Don't pay the fine. Go to prison. Food and shelter provided by the taxpayer.

D'oh.

Tom Morris (talk)14:18, 2 December 2011

The truth of the matter is that it will cost the government more money to incarcerate people unfortunate enough to not be able to find or hold a job than it would to support more hostels or housing for them on the outside. The number of people unable to work just because of mental injuries such as PTSD from being in wars and severe trauma afflicts several million people in this country, not counting those with severe mental illness, and Hungary does not strike me as a country free from this. Consider some statistics. More Viet Nam vets committed suicide from PTSD than died in the war. More police officers commit suicide from PTSD than die from being shot on the job. This does not count those hidden by "accidents". If we gave these people half of what it cost to incarcerate them in prison, each one of them could afford a safe home and adequate food.

Gaiasue (talk)15:19, 2 December 2011

How exactly do these American statistics apply to a country which has had minimal military action for decades?

Ungoliant MMDCCLXIV (talk)01:11, 3 December 2011

No rationalizations are needed. Homeless people are people. They are being subjugated for being different (and many at a disadvantage). This is injustice.

67.161.83.180 (talk)00:40, 4 December 2011

They aren't being subjugated for being different. They are being subjugated for being an annoyance.

And "Homeless people are people" isn't an excuse, seeing that every other type of criminal is also a person.

Ungoliant MMDCCLXIV (talk)23:35, 4 December 2011

That's might big talk until it's your turn to go without a roof.

98.93.117.40 (talk)14:17, 5 December 2011
 
 
 
 
 

The Right Direction

I think that what Hungary is doing to fight homelessness is the right choice. More people will be willing to go look out for a job, then risk then chance of getting fined and sent to jail.

50.89.8.231 (talk)23:00, 1 December 2011

LOL WHAAT but what if they aren't hired? and even if they are hired you can't immediatly pay for a house! this is crazyyyy

108.56.193.122 (talk)23:57, 1 December 2011
 

We should ban poverty, diseases AND death.

Especially if you're too poor and have to live on the street, you should be forced to pay 30,000 euros as a fine... Also, if you die, you should be sentenced to death, or, on a lenient thought, to a life sentence.

People are not homeless because they like it. At least, not the people living under bridges and such....If they had money to pay fines, they'd have money to get homes, too...

If you lock them in a prison and feed them, it'll cost more than if you let them stay homeless... The state of Hungary could instead help them find a job with reduced pay, if it has come to that....

79.167.57.164 (talk)01:33, 2 December 2011

HOW DO THESE PEOPLE EXPECT THE HOMELESS TO PAY THEIR FINES??????? THAT´S WHY THEY ARE HOMELESS IN THE FIRST PLACE, BECAUSE THEY DON´T HAVE AN INCOME. IT SEEMS AS IF THE HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT "WASHES IT´S HANDS" CLEAN OF ALL RESPONSABILITY ON THE ISSUE AND PLACES THE SOLE BLAME ON THE PEOPLE LIVING IN THE STREETS........ IT´S AN EASY WAY OUT THAT ONLY ADRESSES THE SYMPTOMS AND NOT THE CORE OF THE PROBLEM, LEAVING OTHERS SUCH AS CHARITIES TO PICK UP THEIR MESS...... AND TO THOSE WHO THINK ALL HOMELESS ARE THAT WAY BECAUSE THEY ARE LAZY AND DON´T WANT TO LOOK FOR A JOB, WAKE UP!! LIFE ISN´T SO BLACK AND WHITE, SO SQUARE.....

201.116.196.43 (talk)02:32, 2 December 2011

Owww, my ears....

198.161.230.10 (talk)15:54, 2 December 2011
 

Absolutely Ridiculous ! This is a shame, Hungary is looking into cleansing the street rather than identify the underlying problem .I am sick of the Tax payer argument. Most people who argue about unproductivity pay tax just because you have to , I doubt if they can do any good to others. Unequal society needs help and assistance and stop yelling you pay taxes most people do and we support help to humanity.

134.113.239.2 (talk)16:23, 2 December 2011
 

Yes, that's certainly the problem! Homeless people have it too easy! Certainly, we should charge them for the right to sleep on park benches! This could be a real money maker!

64.195.2.114 (talk)06:05, 3 December 2011
 

This law just seems outright stupid as hell.

Jediado (talk)15:00, 3 December 2011

100 % true indeed... It is not in one's hand to be rich within a short span of time. It is government's responsibility that their people are having access to the basic needs Bread, Cloth and Home.

180.188.230.41 (talk)17:24, 7 December 2011
 
 

Comments from feedback form - "“Habitat Instead of Prison”"

“Habitat Instead of Prison”

“The Poor are not Criminals.”
120.145.8.127 (talk)07:21, 4 December 2011