Two differing viewpoints

I guess you have to decide which man's advice to heed:

For ye have the poor always with you.
-- Jesus Christ
Our goal is to eliminate [homelessness]. I know it's a huge goal, an ambitious goal, but let's set a goal and work towards it as a team, and that includes municipal government, all of our agencies and the provincial government.
-- Premier Ed Stelmach

Bonus quote: Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel:
It's a phrase. It's like, are we going to eliminate greenhouse gases? No, but we've got to try to do it.