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Sound Off for July 17: Give the homeless a place to stay the night

Two homeless men sleep in the gazebo at Marshall Park in June 2016. The city is considering a new program to give jobs to homeless people.
Two homeless men sleep in the gazebo at Marshall Park in June 2016. The city is considering a new program to give jobs to homeless people. ttisbell@sunherald.com File

Right shouldn’t cost

It's a shame that it takes money to entice a person to do the right thing.

Money talks

It's not like it used to be. If you don't have a sizable chunk of money, you won't get far.

Ignoring your robot

No, I don't want to talk to your robot or shake its hand.

Be an entrepreneur

Where's all the entrepreneurial spirit?

Why not cooperate?

Here's an idea. Instead of "remove and replace" ObamaCare, let’s try "cooperate and improve."

Good judgment

Dear Sens. Cochran and Wicker: Please do not sacrifice the health of the people of Mississippi to political correctness or expediency by voting for the Senate's health insurance proposal. Bless you for exercising courage, compassion and good judgment.

Follow up

I hope you follow up with a story on the 50-year homework assignment. It would be interesting to see what these people thought they would do, as to what they are doing now.

Home for the homeless

I read in the Sun Herald where a homeless man was attacked with a lead pipe. He was injured and is in bad condition. Why do we have these camps in the woods in the first place? A lot of cities have homes where the homeless can stay at night. Why can't the Gulf Coast have a homeless shelter for our homeless to go to every night? Not just when it is freezing. Homeless people that want to stay in the woods can leave and go to another state. We need a home for our homeless. With all the churches and casinos giving financial support, I believe the Gulf Coast can have a home for our homeless.

Few options

You know TV is not good anymore when our only choices are Steve Harvey or “American Ninja Warrior.”

Trees hurting nobody

We took a trip to North Mississippi on Saturday and were baffled by what we saw. In a state where we have no money for infrastructure, where our bridges are falling down into their rivers, we somehow have funds to clear trees from the U.S. 49 median — trees which are causing no problems whatsoever.

Use money elsewhere

How does hiring people who had been voted out of office move Pascagoula forward? Both the new city manager and assistant city manager both had been voted out of office. This is not a positive move forward. I think that the $90,000 salary for a position that is unnecessary could be spent somewhere else. Like perhaps Our Daily Bread could use that to keep the doors open.

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