Does that make me a socialist? Frankly, I don't give a rat's ass what kind of tag you want to put on me.
It kills me to think there are people, right now, in sub-freezing weather, who are on the streets. I'm not just talking about the drunks, I'm talking about families.
Even with our economic problems, we are still the richest nation in the world. There is no reason that Americans should not have a warm shelter to go to when they are down on their luck. It doesn't need to be the Taj Mahal. Hell, most homeless people would be happy with a heated 200 sq. ft. room with a bed and a chair.
What really gets to me, is that there are people that call themselves Christians, that don't believe in this basic right. To them I say, remember what Jesus said in Matthew 25:34-35...
Then the King will say to those at His right, 'Come, my Father's blessed ones, receive your inheritance of the Kingdom which has been divinely intended for you ever since the creation of the world. For when I was hungry, you gave me food; when I was thirsty, you gave me drink; when I was homeless, you gave me a welcome.