The problem with public housing is that the residents are not the owners.
The people who live in the house did not earn the house, but were loaned the property from the true owners, the taxpayers.
Because of this, the residents do not have the “pride of ownership” that comes with the hard work necessary to have a house.
In fact, the opposite happens and the residents resent their benefactors because the very house they are given is a constant reminder that they did not earn the right to live in the house.
They do not appreciate the value of the property, and see no need to maintain or respect it in any way.
The result is the same whether you are talking about a studio apartment or a magnificent mansion full of priceless antiques.
If the people who live there do not feel they earned the privilege, they will make this known through their actions.
The pictures below illustrate the point:
The Resolute Desk was built from the timbers of the HMS Resolute and was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes. It is considered a National Treasure and icon of the U.S. presidency.
Mr. Obama, you are not in your hut in Kenya, or public housing in Chicago.
With all due respect, get your friggin feet off OUR desk!
Would you put your feet on your own desk or table in your home, or on the desk or table of someone you were visiting???
H/t my ol’ friend Sol.