Put the homeless to work, but is is that easy? Contains personal opinions

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This is a simple thing to say but is it really this easy to put homeless people to work? There are a lot of questions that we need to answer regarding this issue. Will the homeless really volunteer and help clean up the city of San Diego? Will this be a short term plan or is there a chance that we can get them to work permanently? These are just some of the many questions that arises when we talk about the homeless people. I agree with the idea of putting them to work. But I believe that it should be more than just volunteering. In my opinion, it should be a job for the homeless. I also believe that they should earn money while they're doing this. Or at least get something in return for the services they are going to render to their city.

Everywhere you go in this city, you'll see homeless people around.

Their number keeps growing and growing each day. They are absolutely everywhere. Most of them stand by the freeway exits and entrances. They put up signs trying to get anybody's attention so that they could get some change or even some left over food. Others hang around 7-11 stores or any grocery stores and supermarkets. Some are out there to clean your car or just your windshield so they could get something in return for their efforts even though they only get your car more dirty.

As I said before, most of the homeless that we have today put up signs that say "will work for food." Most of them really want to work in order to get some money for food and stay alive. So, why don't we give it to them. We have a hard time keeping San Diego...