From the Huffing and Puffington Post: We could end homelessness, ladies and gentlemen, with the money we use to buy Christmas decorations. That’s all we would have to do. And there are people in support of this. “It would cost about $20 billion for the government to effectively eliminate homelessness,” in this country for all time. Well, I don’t know about all time, because I don’t know how you end it. I don’t know how they spend the $20 billion.
But, according to a Housing and Urban Development official, who made the comment to the New York Times, we could spend $20 billion and effectively eliminate homelessness in this country. “That’s just slightly less money than Americans spend on Christmas decorations, according to an analysis from ThinkProgress,” which is a far-left Obama, Clinton, Democrat think tank. “Nearly 634,000 people were homeless last year, according to HUD.”
Now, when there are Republicans in the White House, it’s two to three million homeless. When a Democrat is in the White House, it’s 634,000 who are homeless. And note the comparison here: $20 billion is $20 billion. You know what we ought to do is run the numbers, which we’ve done. We’ve run the numbers. How much would it cost to insure the 30 so-called — actually, the real number of people that don’t have health insurance who want it is 16 million. That number has been run. I mean, there are a lot of young people uninsured that don’t want to spend the money, in a free market. No longer their choice, of course, now. But back in the days of freedom, and I realize I’m dating myself as an old fogy talking about freedom. I know it’s old-fashioned. But it means a lot to me and it’s gonna be a tough thing for me to let go of, I want you to know.
But the real number is 16 million. Do you realize how little it would cost to provide health insurance — even let’s use 30 million people. Compared to what we’re spending on Obamacare. And of course the reason for pointing this out is to illustrate that Obamacare is not about health care.