"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Hunger, homelessness on the rise in major U.S. cities

Government by the Insane

  • Every morning my wife and I go to McDonalds to read the paper and have coffee. Our restaurant has been packed with homeless for years. They are inside and camped outside. The "wealthy" homeless have camper shells on their pickups or small motor homes and are permanently parked in the Target/McDonalds parking lot.
  • The government says don't worry about the 95 million people not in the labor force or the 45 million on food stamps. The political hacks from both parties say everything is just fine and we need to import millions more legal and illegal workers.

(Washington Examiner)  -  Food insecurity and homelessness continue to plague many of the nation's largest cities, according to a new report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Across 22 of the cities surveyed — including Chicago; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore; Philadelphia; and San Francisco — the amount of emergency food assistance increased by 3 percent between Sept. 1, 2014, and Aug. 31, 2015. In addition, homelessness increased across all of the cities by an average 1.6 percent over the same period.
Causes listed by the cities include low wages, poverty and high housing costs.
Across the cities surveyed, 23 percent of the demand for emergency food assistance was estimated to go unmet. Also in 57 percent of the cities, facilities had to turn away people because of lack of resources.
Sixty-five percent of the survey cities expect requests for emergency food assistance to increase moderately over the next year, while none of the cities expect a decrease in requests.
Meanwhile, 58 percent of the cities surveyed reported an increase in the total number of homeless persons. 
Emergency shelters in 76 percent of the survey cities had to turn away homeless families with children because no beds were available, while shelters in 61 percent of the cities had to turn away unaccompanied individuals.
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Don't worry about a thing.
The politicians say the economy is fine. Just
ignore the 45 million people on food stamps.

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