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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Harbinger, And Not the MHI Kind...

Stretch sends in this apocryphal story. I sure hope it's an isolated incident...

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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3 comments:

Old NFO said...

Excellent point, and that 'free' money??? It's about gone...

Anonymous said...

I live in that part of Metro Detroit, I have my whole life. It's a blue collar area with most folks working for the Big 3 or their related suppliers and industries. People here were normal working families who owned homes and contributed to society.

When housing became unnaturally cheap, lots of folks took the opportunity to leave Detroit. Unfortunately, not all of those people were of the same hard working mindset and brought an "entitled grasshopper" attitude with them.

I guess you could say I'm a "prepper," but my Number 1 disaster scenario isn't a hurricane or solar storm or any "doomsday" stuff. It's riots in Detroit.

In previous years, I would've said that most of the bad rioting would remain within Detroit proper, but I'm afraid that is no longer the case.

harp1034 said...

A harbinger of things to come. When the music stops some people will be very mad. You never know when a riot may breake out so always be prepared.