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It seems that King County, Washington, has now been deemed ineligible for federal homelessness funding.
Reason? The county is too wealthy to qualify! Maybe they should kick out Bill Gates, Howard Schultz, and Jeff Bezos, who skew the data.
That means that the organization known as SHARE, part of what is known as the “homeless-industrial complex” in the Seattle area, will have to find funding elsewhere, s they started a GoFundMe campaign last month. I laughed out loud when I read how much money they had collected: about $2,000. I guess the good people of King County aren’t very interested in replacing those federal funds with local funds to support the homeless (and that is what they are doing: supporting the homeless, not ending homelessness). Maybe those King County residents are tired of their tax money going to homeless people instead of roads, sewers, and those other amenities that make living in the Seattle area comfortable.
And that brought to mind our own GoFundMe campaign for our friend @kayofmt, where we collected over $7,500 in just a week. Really good causes draw funding. Throwing taxpayer money down a rathole? Not so much.