Riot Breaks Out At Housing Assistance Event In Metro Detroit
TAYLOR (WWJ) - An event designed to help assist Michigan families with housing expenses turned into a chaotic scene after there was a mad rush to collect Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.
The incident happened Saturday morning at the Wayne County Family Health Services Center on Eureka Road, between Beech Daly and Inkster roads in Taylor — where thousands of people were waiting to get housing vouchers, many who had been waiting outside in the cold since the night before.
Got that? This was a workshop designed to help people get Section 8 housing vouchers, and the number of vouchers was not sufficient to assist everyone that lined up to attend the meeting. Rather than act like human beings, they acted like animals, and as a result the event will have to be postponed. No word on whether there will be riot control present at the rescheduled event or if they'll just print up more money.
I don't know about the rest of you, but this scares me. At some point we are going to run out of this magical "free" money, and when we do, are we going to see more of these types of riots? I think we can all guess the answer. As the budget gets tighter and tighter, these scenarios become more and more frequent - you see, people get used to their handouts. When we can longer give out free money, will they respond peacefully... or not?
Buying votes with someone else's money seems like a great idea - until you run out of someone else's money...
That is all.
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