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originally posted by: Dwoodward85
a reply to: droid56
As a soon to be 31 year old living at home with his parents living off a very small wage I would like to say that while some of what you've written is true what isn't is that no one cares about the homeless or even that very few care about the homeless. I promise you many, a large majority probably care about the homeless but the only problem is that those who do give a damn about the homeless is that they are barely making their bills as it is.
I think and help out where I can including giving what little I can and only wish I could give more but that is the sad fact that only the rich and those with enough to live happily, have the ability not to care the poor always care about the homeless because we fear that by the end of the week we will be one of them.
originally posted by: Azureblue
a reply to: IkNOwSTuff
The problem that you Americans have, from my perspective, is that you have an extreme way of looking at life, it seems to me that its a case of every man for himself, dog eat dog, may the best man win and winner take all.
America seems to value nothing but money and a mans value is measured in terms of how much he has.
As i was just saying, on another thread there there is no reason at all why govt cannot create all the money they need for their own purposes, including ensuring every person has a survivable income, the best possible health care etc.
As many are discovering, those at the top take an ideological approach to these things and they just do not care about those below them. They just take the view you either earn or die.
Thats not the world I want.
I'm a senior living off of a small pension. The cost of rent has gone up big time maybe as a result of the cost of buying houses. Greed is the energy fueling this huge rise in the cost of rents, and it is a side effect of the free market let free in the real estate market.
Almost nobody cares about the homeless. As long as their cozy dens and their wonderful tech toys and their trips to warm places keep happening, lets keep this thing happening.
If there are benevolent ets observing the Earth, they see us as savages.
I get that most of you love this reality.