The Cost of Compliance
IC Newspaper Article: The Cost of Compliance
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IC Author: Clark Kent
Source: Daily Planet
Reach: Local
IC Date: April 09, 2019
Location: Metropolis
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On any given night there are at least 14,000 people in Delaware experiencing homelessness including 2,500 children.

In Metropolis we have the luxury of the lowest rate of both violent crime and homelessness per-capita of any city with more than 500,000 people in the United States. A statistic that is derived not just from the notable efforts of citizens such as Lex Luthor and Superman but more importantly the commitment of thousands of hard-working families who seek to assure that they live within the "City of Tomorrow".

Yes, our tax rate is the highest in the nation but our city-fathers seek to value the potential contributions of all of its citizens.

As the citizens of Metropolis move continuously towards tomorrow it is important that they look at what is occurring around them and assess how the policies of their neighbors might affect their own city or the country as a whole.

In March of 2019 more than 1,100 people were arrested in the State of New York for failing to register under the Metahuman Registration and Public Safety Act. A single night for any of these citizens in the Raft is $970. That's more than 1,000,000 dollars in the first month.

What could Metropolis do with $1,000,000?

Could we feed 14,000 people? Absolutely.

Could LexCare provide a safe supportive environment for more than 2,500 children? You bet.

Think about this; National statistics are clear that it costs more to detain a family than it does to meet all of their basic needs. The benefits to providing for our citizens rather than incarcerating them are self-evident: A stronger economy, a more just society, and a future that values all human life.

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Posted by superman on 21 Apr 2019 20:38.

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