Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CBS News Reports that 1/4 of All American Children are in Poverty / Homeless

This is just devastating. What has the American empire brought upon the American people? 16 million children in poverty. Almost 25% homeless.


Not only have the cheerleaders for war and economic bailouts and thievery of the USA brought upon themselves a true hell, it's a hell that's not going to end anytime soon.


This is a gut wrenching video. How could this have happened to the richest country in the world? This just makes me cry. Those poor people!



The timing of this show just drops my jaw. I had just posted a few days ago about the rapid decline of the USA and how people were leaving. Please refer to: People Leaving the USA? The Trickle Becoming a Flood? It's Like 1939 Again.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

OCCUPY!

Mr. Nobody said...

Hello Mike!

It's horrible and sad. It rings true how it was mentioned that the big fears of the homeless were both the criminals and the police. Cui bono?

It also seems incredibly sad that many homeless families are terrified of having the children placed into foster homes. Who does this help? Does it help the parents or the children? How is this morally justified? Economically, what does it cost in money to send the kids into foster homes? How is having a family broken apart, so that the children can be controlled by strangers a good thing? Again cui bono?

It appears from this vantage, that there is simply more money and power to be had, for let's call it, the 1%, from morally and financially destroying the USA, than by acutally saving it... Finally, cui bono?

"The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich and the poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread."

mikeintokyorogers said...

Thanks Mr. Nobody,
In 100% agreement. What a sad and pathetic state of affairs. How the hell could this have happened in what was, just a few years ago, the richest country in the history of the world?

Mr. Nobody said...

Hello Mike,

Very sad indeed. I don't care if the USA is the richest country economically, but I care more about its "social riches." Eg: how the country treats everyone from the richest to the poorest in society. There tends to be a very prevalent sort of Calvinistic belief here, that if someone is poor, that it is 100% their own fault, or that G-d somehow dislikes them.

As opposed to the possibility that to a larger and larger degree, the society as a whole, especially the government, the media, the schools, and even the churches, can be both economically and morally bankrupt...

In regard to my previous post about there being more money and power by destroying the USA than by fixing it... Take the example of a family broken up and having the children placed into foster homes...

There is more money and power to be had by running a family through the justice system, than by doing the easier, more moral, and more straightforward thing: getting a parent a job or a home.

As a rough estimate, let's say it will probably cost the state at least $1000 per month per child, for just the foster home. Two children times twelve months, is $24k. That doesn't include any overhead like the cost of the police, the justice system, or the social workers.

A home here that was $150-200k in 2004-2006, now will sell out of foreclosure for $20-30k. Or they could pay the head of the family $10 per hour, or about $20k per year, to do something, whether it's landscaping, washing firetrucks, or some other "public good."

So for the cost of twelve months of foster care, they could keep the family together for about the same amount of money. Again, cui bono?