Seattle looks at novel way to ease homeless crisis — give them a one-way bus ticket out of town

The Blaze – by Carlos Garcia

A King County supervisor in Seattle, Washington, is arguing for a novel way to ease the homeless crisis — sending them out of town with a one-way bus ticket.

Councilmember Reagan Dunn said that the program, which is called “Homeward Bound,” would reunite people struggling with homelessness with family members who could take care of them. 

“If we are going to have a meaningful reduction of the number of homeless people on our streets, the elected officials need to do their job and make tough choices,” Dunn said, “and I’m asking them to make those tough choices today.”

Dunn is asking for $250,000 for the program after initially asking for a million dollars to fund the voluntary busing.

The program would provide a bus ticket and meal vouchers to any homeless person who could prove they were going to live with a family member. They would not be allowed to move to a county adjacent to King County.

Other council members, like Rod Dembowski, are concerned about the historical parallels of such policies.

“I think it is important that we consider the history of powerful people in society moving out undesirables,” said Dembowski.

Dunn makes it clear the program would verify that each participant was being treated humanely.

“We want to make sure that there is someone there that can care for them, that there is a roof over their head, that they’re stable, and they’re in a position to provide care,” he explained.

Seattle is among the cities hardest hit by the homeless crisis, which some critics say is the result of liberal law enforcement policies.

Here’s a documentary about Seattle’s crisis:

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6 thoughts on “Seattle looks at novel way to ease homeless crisis — give them a one-way bus ticket out of town

  1. “They would not be allowed to move to a county adjacent to King County.”

    Halfway across the country (or further) would be preferable to these pukes.

    “Seattle is among the cities hardest hit by the homeless crisis, which some critics say is the result of liberal law enforcement policies.”

    Misprint:

    “Seattle is among the cities hardest hit by the homeless crisis, which some critics say is the result of liberal policies.”

    Policies… NOT real laws.

    MAGGOTS!!!!! 😡

    1. And Portland has been dumping their trash (not just homeless, but Tweakers & criminals) on the streets of smaller towns like Sweet Home for a while now.

      FREAKIN’ BAST@RDS!!!

    2. They make you pretend that there is a dime difference among the demopublicans. Greed and corruption becomes only those damn liberal policies. It’s all giving people a skewed vision so they can continue to loot and pillage us.

  2. $250,000 eh? Methinks Dunn will just pocket that amount…Don’t know what Seattle’s homeless population is but if bus tickets cost (say) $5 per person and meals cost $3 per meal per person and one would have to be driven likely about 50 miles with gas costing about $4 a gallon….So that is $8 per homeless person and how many bus trips (at $4 a gallon diesel….buses do use Diesel, no? Maybe make that $5 a gallon!)? So that it would likely cost between 10 and 15 dollars per homeless person to move out of Seattle to a non-adjacent county or further…

    If it costs $12.50 per homeless person (including gas for bus trip) and Dunn’s “program” is given $250.000.00, the math says that only 20,000 homeless people could be moved out. So what is Seattle’s homeless population again? If this dude is for real, then he really can’t do the math, can he? It’s a lot easier to pocket $250,000 than a million!

    1. good point DL. How we actually treat our homeless is a good indicator as to how corrupt our society has become.

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