There's nothing to wake up to, it's that way because the leaders want it to be that way.Sad video…sad commentary of the problems America faces…hopefully both sides of the political parties wake up…
When you make it easy to live as a homeless bum you're going to have a lot of homeless drug addicted bums.
The solution is so simple, you simply dont allow it, certainly not in plain sight in the middle of the city. Used to be the bums were hassled, run out of town, forced to exist on the margins, in wooded areas, perhaps near railroad tracks, etc. If they showed up in town and caused trouble they were arrested or thrown out. eventually most people would stop living that way.