Idiot Hawaii Lawmaker "Solves" Pesky Problem of Homeless People By Smashing Up Their Shopping Carts Because, Yup, Sure, That'll Help A Ton

Abby Zimet

Wanting to "do something practical that will really clean up the streets,” State Rep. Tom Brower (D) has taken the tragic problem of homeless people in Hawaii - which has the country's highest rate of homelessness and recently approved a controversial program of paying for their one-way plane flights home - into his own manly hands. Not by lobbying for jobs, subsidized housing, mental illness or other support services, but by roaming the streets terrorizing the homeless by smashing their shopping carts with a sledgehammer and waking them up from their sorry sleep on the street to tell them to ‘Get your ass moving.’” Noting that he is “disgusted” with homeless people, he calls his actions "justice," because, really, nothing says "justice" like destroying the few meager possessions of the most vulnerable among us without offering them any substantive help, compassion or understanding under the lunatic belief they will then magically get it together and stop being so disgustingly homeless. This land is your land, but no shopping carts allowed. In contrast, here's what Austin is doing for its homeless population. Night and day.


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