Opinion and Commentary

Data Reveals San Francisco Care Not Cash Program for the Homeless Does Not Add Up

Author: Eugene Dong, MD, JD
Dateline: Fri, 06 May 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - May 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In his article 'Snake Oil in San Francisco, the Significance of Doing the Math of Care Not Cash' (www.sfsnakeoil.info), Dr. Eugene Dong reveals that San Francisco's Care not Cash program did not reduce homelessness or provide ongoing services to this population as promised. Instead, the bulk of the 14 million dollars taken from the county welfare fund under this Program has been used to line the pockets of San Francisco property owners.”



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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - May 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In his article "Snake Oil in San Francisco, the Significance of Doing the Math of Care Not Cash" (www.sfsnakeoil.info), Dr. Eugene Dong reveals that San Francisco's Care not Cash program did not reduce homelessness or provide ongoing services to this population as promised. Instead, the bulk of the 14 million dollars taken from the county welfare fund under this Program has been used to line the pockets of San Francisco property owners.

The Care not Cash Program proposed to divert funds previously used for cash payments to homeless individuals into services such as access to housing, drug and alcohol treatment and mental health care. Welfare payments to single homeless people therefore, were cut from $410 a month to just $59. But rather than providing services to the homeless, the 14 million dollars taken from the county welfare fund last year paid for leasing and restoring hotels, including 12 buildings in a poor and crime ridden section of San Francisco called the Tenderloin.

"When I did the math using San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's figures televised on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer on April 8, 2005, it became apparent that this program just does not add up," said Dr. Dong. "The City claims to have used $14,000,000 to house only 1,000 people. Simple math tell us that the city has therefore spent $14,000.00 per housed recipient per year. Divide that by 12 and you get $1,226.00 per month, not $410.00, which was the maximum monthly benefit. That difference went directly to the hotel owners in the form of cash payments and capital improvements that they would not otherwise have received. The calculations in my article indicate that this amounted to 70 percent of the county welfare fund."

Dong further points out that despite Mayor Newsom's claim this Program has resulted in a miraculous decrease in the numbers of the homeless, in the same year, the numbers of the homeless swelled commensurately in the surrounding communities, so the Program has not really decreased the ranks of the homeless at all, but rather, just relocated them into smaller communities in the Bay Area.

Eugene Dong MD, JD is an Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery Emeritus, Stanford University, and a lawyer admitted to the bars of the California State Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.

The complete text of Dr. Eugene Dong's article can be found at www.sfsnakeoil.info.

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Opinion and Commentary

Christian Author to Bill Moyers: Renounce Campbell or Christ

Author: Solving Light Books
Dateline: Wed, 02 Mar 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “ANNAPOLIS, MD /Send2Press Newswire/ -- In an open letter to Bill Moyers sent today, author Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr. of Solving Light Books, has called upon the PBS icon to cease promoting the work of atheist mythologist Joseph Campbell or renounce Christ, one or the other.”



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ANNAPOLIS, MD /Send2Press Newswire/ -- In an open letter to Bill Moyers sent today, author Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr. of Solving Light Books (www.solvinglight.com), has called upon the PBS icon to cease promoting the work of atheist mythologist Joseph Campbell or renounce Christ, one or the other.

"Since 1988 when PBS first aired the six-part series Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, Moyers, an ordained Baptist minister and professing Christian, has ardently promoted the atheistic writing and thinking of the Scripture-bashing Campbell," Mr. Johnson said. Johnson's letter asserts that Moyers has used Campbell's books and tapes over the past eighteen years to delude millions of high school and college students, lure them away from belief in the Scriptures, undermine their faith in Christ, and to profit financially. "For a professing Christian to push Campbell's atheistic works is a flagrantly immoral, self-serving, and deceitful act. It's the ultimate in hypocrisy," Mr. Johnson added.

Read the Open Letter to Bill Moyers at
theparthenoncode.com/pressreleases/OpenLetter.htm

Johnson points out that during the PBS presentation, Campbell referred to the resurrection of Christ as "a clown act, really." Also, in his book, The Power of Myth (with Bill Moyers), Campbell predicts a happy future for humanity when belief in the God of Israel will be considered "an abomination." A disciple of Friedrich "God is dead" Nietzsche, Campbell pockmarked his books with passages scornful of those who believe in the Judeo-Christian God, and he proclaimed the defining atheistic belief that God did not create man, but rather, man created God.

According to Johnson, the author of "The Parthenon Code: Mankind's History in Marble," Campbell called all myths "metaphors" to cover up his ignorance of their true meaning. "Moyers used his journalistic platform to promote an atheist as the great 'authority' on myths, and yet one of the many ironies here is that Campbell himself knew virtually nothing about the true meaning of those myths," Mr. Johnson said.

"The moral contradiction here is so obvious, and Moyers' motives and credibility are so questionable, one has to wonder why and how the PBS leadership in particular and the American media in general have let him get away with this irreverent sham for so long," Mr. Johnson added.

More information: www.solvinglight.com.

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