Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Do tent cities help homeless?
I just finished reading The Times’ article, “Harsh Life in tent city,” and there are easy answers to help the homeless; it is a matter of redirecting our tax money to help them.
We need to stop wasting our money on sports stadiums, new libraries, new data-center buildings, city-owned garages, new buildings for the city of Seattle, college and professional sports teams, soccer fields, baseball fields, etc. We need to direct this money toward the most needy in our society and that is the homeless, especially homeless families.
We have our priorities wrong in this city and we spend a lot of money on sports, so people can have fun, when women and children do not have a place to live.
And don’t even get me started on the national level and all the money we waste on defense spending, the Pentagon, wars, military, overseas-military bases and our militaristic occupation of foreign countries. We have the money and the resources to help the homeless and the needy, but we waste it so we can make war and enjoy sports.
— Bill Healy, Seattle