Something For Nothing, Is Nothing For Something

By John Farnam

Utah Chronic Homelessness
Utah Chronic Homelessness
Defense Training International, Inc
Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO –-( “Something for nothing, given to one group, is nothing for something, taken from another.” ~ Orrin Woodward

From a friend in Salt Lake City:

“In an effort to keep themselves in power, liberal politicians in Salt Lake City have been ‘feeding the pigeons’ for the past decade or so. They’ve encouraged, indeed begged, hoards of ‘homeless’ to flock to SLC and take-up residence. They bate them with taxpayer-funded handouts.

Like illegal aliens, the ‘homeless’ provide a source of easily-purchasable votes, and little else.

The ‘homeless’ who take them up on the offer are, of course, permanently unemployable. Nearly all have long criminal histories. They have no intention, nor capability, of every being honestly productive. They do, however, ‘supplement’ the city’s meager handouts with proceeds from criminal activity, like burglary, theft, mugging, ‘aggressive’ begging, etc.

The predictable crime-wave this bird-feeder has caused has now ka-boomed in to yet another manufactured ‘crisis.’

‘Quality of life’ in SLC has experienced a significant downturn!

What to do?

City and county are cynically throwing tens of millions of taxpayer dollars at this ‘problem’ (that they created, deliberately) with a huge downtown LE presence and ‘sweep,’ in an effort to arrest drug dealers working ‘ homeless shelters.’

‘We must separate drug dealers and other ‘real criminals’ from the homeless….,’ or so goes the party line.

Yet, when talking with local police officers, you’ll hear a completely different story! They’ll tell you about ‘the homeless’ breaking into parked cars and houses, urinating in public, defecating on front lawns, assaulting people in public places, stealing everything that isn’t nailed down, etc.

The ‘homeless’ are the ‘real criminals!’ They are just the bottom rung. Drug-dealers are slightly more enterprising!”


Denver, LA, San Francisco, and a dozen other liberal-run metro areas all share this same manufactured “problem.”

Downtown areas have become so crime-ridden and dangerous that tourists now hesitate to go there. Cities then desperately fight to keep these areas “ safe,” the only way they know how: a “wall-to-wall” police presence, particularly on weekends. That, of course, leaves no police for the rest of the city!

Some cities, like Detroit and Philadelphia, have given up! Once-lively downtown areas there are now mostly boarded-up.

It’s the trend!

“Catering to criminals,” a liberal linchpin, is rotting once-grand cities, from the inside out.

We see it even in otherwise “conservative” places, like UT. But, predictable results never disappoint!

“Government committed to the policy of improving the nation by improving the condition of some individuals will eventually run into trouble in attempting to distinguish between a national good, and a chocolate sundae.

One hazard of the ‘benefit’ form of government is the likelihood that there will be an indefinite extensions of benefits, each new one establishing an easy precedent for the next.

Another hazard is that by placing large numbers of people under obligation to their government, there will develop a self-perpetuating party, capable of supplying itself with a safe ‘majority.’” ~ EB White

Ya think?


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Wild Bill

“‘Quality of life’ in SLC has experienced a significant downturn! What to do?”, you ask? The politicians and police will never let you fix things. Politicians and police are not doing their jobs, intentionally, they will prevent you from doing what needs to be done. You need to get out or live with it (if you are able).
Same for all the other Marxist, malcontent, hard core unemployable controlled cities. Get out or live with it (if you can).

Clark Kent

Hate to burst your bubble; but the police follow the orders given by the politicians. If the police are not ‘doing their jobs’ it is because the politicians don’t want ‘the job’ being done. And guess who elects the politicians? WE DO!

Webfoot Logger

Not here . . . the politicians are selected by the democratic party, which then uses anything up to and including grand theft election to put their anointed shills into office.

The devil himself could win here, provided he ran as a democrat.


When Rudy Giuliani became mayor of New York, he was told it was ungovernable. He immediately went to every police division and told every cop not to tolerate J walking, broken windows, graffiti, and turn stile jumping on the subway. Mayor Giuliani told his police not to tolerate any broken law or ordnance and to immediately arrest or cite any law breaker. . He knew that by taking care of the small crime you could avoid the big crime. Its called “The Tipping Point”. Broken windows, urine, feces on the lawns and in the streets suggest that nobody is paying… Read more »

Robert Thomas

I was in NYC a month ago, and I can confirm that my foreign visitors that wanted to see the Big Apple, declared it an “open sewer”. The DeBlasio effect is at full strength.


Albuquerque, New Mexico is becoming the same way. Thanks to Obamination’s DOJ, the police do not arrest misdemeanors any more…. and even some felonies are just given tickets. The police force suffers from a severe shortage of manpower (no one wants to be a cop in Albuquerque) and the prisons/jails are staffed at less than 50%, requiring the COs to work an average of 80 hours a week… talk about burnout. We live considerably south and do not venture into the city without “heat”, because the car jackers are everywhere. A once wonderful, peaceful and beautiful city is heading into… Read more »