It must really suck to be homeless. Not only do you have misfortune of not having a home, you only officially exist when a Republican is in office. When a Democrat is in office, no one talks about your plight. The media ignores you. There are no impassioned pleas to help you, because pointing out your situation might make socialism look bad, and we can’t have that, can we? Maybe, during an election year, the Democrats will give you a pack of smokes in exchange for an absentee ballot, but that’s about all your really get from them.
Now, it has to be even worse to be homeless. Obama’s policies likely put you out in the cold, and the millions of jobs that he is killing is stopping you from getting back on your feet. But, at least the BBC is paying attention to you…
The folks at AP, the economists they surveyed for their report, and the rest of the establishment press really need to get out more. Y’know, they used to, at least before November 4, 2008. If they did, they’d find something which it seems only the BBC among major original-source news organizations has found: well over 50 “tent cities.” These are not Occupy movement encampments; instead they are places where one will find America’s desperately poor:
America’s homeless resort to tent cities
… Tent cities have sprung up in and around at least 55 American cities – they represent the bleak reality of America’s poverty crisis.
… One of the largest tented camps is in Florida and is now home to around 300 people. Others have sprung up in New Jersey and Portland.
… There are an estimated 5,000 people living in the dozens of camps that have sprung up across America
The largest camp, Pinella’s Hope in central Florida – a region better known for the glamour of Disneyworld – is made up of neat rows of tents spread out across a 13-acre plot.
… The stark reality is that many of them are people who very recently lived comfortable middle-class lives
For them, the economic downturn came too fast and many have been forced to trade their middle-class homes for lives in shelters, motels and at the far extreme, tented encampments.
But, you know, we simply can’t discuss the homeless, or the economy that keeps them that way. There are so many more important things to talk about, like making sure that
Law Students feminazi activists can afford birth control. That, and we can’t have Obama look bad, can we?
Image H/T: Newsbusters