"There was a time in this country where the poor went to poorhouses, where they were treated like chattel and had no real opportunity to pull themselves out of poverty. Progress changed all that. Programs like unemployment insurance, welfare, food stamps, and Social Security gave American an opportunity to survive with at least a foothold to a better life."
The same paranoid right wing loonies who are afraid mythical FEMA internment camps are now advocating concentration camps for the poor and homeless. It's tin foil hat and Thorazine time again.
READ about it at Crooks and Liars.