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posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 01:45 PM
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Families with nowhere else to go


www.foxnews.com< br />

Homeless Families Flock to Campgrounds
July 15, 2009 - 2:41 PM | by: Brooks Blanton
Troy Renault remembers the shocking statistic he heard earlier this year while watching the news. By the end of 2009, more than a million children will be homeless because of the recession, foreclosure crisis and skyrocketing unemployment rate.

"I was like how could that happen? In this country, how can that happen," Renault pondered that fact while sitting at a picnic table on a hot Tennessee afternoon. "And little did I think that my children would be part of the statistic."

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posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 01:45 PM
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Is this really happening? Is this the beginning of the camps talked about here so much on ATS? I am very concerned with what I'm seeing lately... my neighbors are leaving one by one and it's beginning to feel like something right out of the Twilight Zone. While Obama continues to raise new taxes and fly around the world shaking the hands of dictators, he does nothing about creating jobs here in America. George Bush averaged about 5000 new jobs a month while in office and Obama already lost 500,000 in June alone. And when they mention unemployment, they neglect to mention the people who have used up their unemployment and still don't have jobs. What the Hell is going on here in this country anymore. And do remember this all you Obama supporters that will attack me, Obama was not elected by the majority of voters, he was elected by those who voted for him; and do you know what that percentage was? Obama won by a small percentage of people who voted for him, but millions of millions did not vote last year at all. And those who did not vote were not educated enough to realize the consequences. So to all you uneducated and misguided liberals who voted for this, good luck with your new job at McDonalds... if they're hiring.

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posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 02:04 PM
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One word FOX!. FOX? always sensationlising news.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 02:08 PM
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So to all you uneducated and misguided liberals who voted for this, good luck with your new job at McDonalds... if they're hiring.


They won't be hiring, because people won't be eating out much! The ones that do stay open will be able to require an MBA to work the cash register!!


At least we'll get the correct change this way.

Truthfully, I don't blame the voters. We would be in just as dire a situation if McCain had won. I am a conservative Republican and I voted for Obama. I know a lot like me who did the same. I figured we were doomed anyway, maybe Obama could buy me some time to get prepared! The ship was going down, and Obama's tactics convinced China and the rest of the world to loan us some buckets for a little while. We'll still sink, but now I've got my life jacket on!



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 02:12 PM
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Actually, that's a pretty perceptive link you've made there between the 'camps' and these campsites. I would never have put those two together!


Also you've raised a very sobering point with those statistics, it's just shameful that these people are allowed to fall through the net with no back up in any shapre or form.

Although I'd imagine this situation could (and probably does) happen in lots of other poorer countries around the world, it really shocks me to think that the US government (and this also happens in the UK, I've seen it) ignores the fact that their own citizens are living this way.
Or maybe I'm just being naive...


So to all you uneducated and misguided liberals who voted for this, good luck with your new job at McDonalds... if they're hiring.

Is it not unreasonable to say that this has been going on at least since the Bush administration? I mean, Obama hasn't been there that long...
This isn't a democrat/rebublican battleground, it's a humanitarian issue which should be the attention of everyone.

But thanks for bringing this to our collective attention! S&F.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 02:17 PM
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You can blame the source for the news, but it doesn't change the facts that back it up.

You can choose to remain blind to what is happening, but that doesn't mean that it isn't.

I have been traveling a lot over the last two years, and I have seen what is going on in places all over the country, met people, listened to their personal stories on occasion. I know people who have lost jobs, their homes, and cannot find a new job.

These are sad times and they will only get worse with the current government policies and overall agenda.

It is no longer a partisan political issue, it is a human issue and if you think you are immune to this depression you'd be a fool. In time it will have devastating impact on millions more lives all over the nation, the odds are quite good that YOU will be one of them.

Will you blame fox news for that as well?



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 02:28 PM
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It is no longer a partisan political issue, it is a human issue and if you think you are immune to this depression you'd be a fool. In time it will have devastating impact on millions more lives


Well said.
This can never become a black and white issue, there are just way too many factors to just point at one party or the other. It would be interesting to know just where this whole thing started, and I'd bet on it starting way before the current recession. Are these people the victims of free-market capitalism?



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 04:13 PM
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No matter who reveals the news.... Who voted for who, and what problems followed... this is a big problem.

Homeless children are much more likely to get sick. Preventable things that simply washing hands could have helped. Worms from food that was accessed by insects. Etc.... The same as homeless people, in general. Sickness from the elements, food, disease from others....

This problem scares me. No matter who caused it, I hope that Obama does something about it. I hope that we are all taken care of. I am sick of "Conservatives" who only care about their $90k a year, while millions of families end up on the streets.

I hate to say it, but it could be any of us. When will we fight back, to keep our homes? To Protect ourselves and our neighbours?



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 05:25 PM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
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I am a conservative Republican and I voted for Obama.


You're not the first person I've seen admit this. I have read that there were even a few Jews who supported Adolph Hitler when he initially rose to power.

I'd really love to see us eliminate the secret vote for president and attach all additional costs associated with any particular president's policies and actions onto only those who voted for him. I, for example, would be among those paying for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (up to the point Obama accelerated the Afghanistan war, after which it becomes his supporters' problem and expense.) So far, just a mere 6 months into his reign the Obama supporters would be footing a bill roughly equal to the entirety of Bush's supporters' expenses. This wouldn't concern me, however, because I wouldn't be among those paying for the current loser's dumb decisions.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 05:35 PM
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so well stated Burdman!



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 06:04 PM
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Originally posted by LeeannaHolland
No matter who reveals the news.... Who voted for who, and what problems followed... this is a big problem.

Homeless children are much more likely to get sick. Preventable things that simply washing hands could have helped. Worms from food that was accessed by insects. Etc.... The same as homeless people, in general. Sickness from the elements, food, disease from others....

This problem scares me. No matter who caused it, I hope that Obama does something about it. I hope that we are all taken care of. I am sick of "Conservatives" who only care about their $90k a year, while millions of families end up on the streets.

I hate to say it, but it could be any of us. When will we fight back, to keep our homes? To Protect ourselves and our neighbours?




So You are sick of people like me whom made 111k last year. You don't know my story so stop lumping people in the same boat. As a matter of fact I stayed out of country and away from my family in a total crap hole for 9 months last year to pull that amount of money. Hell the overtime I made was outrageous at 18 hours a day for 9 months..... So stop painting everyone with a broad brush... You act like a spoiled little kid that is envious because someone has a bigger toy than You just like many liberals. You never take in to account that maybe the people that make more money than You sacrifice a hell of a lot more than You.



Another point that pisses me off is why on earth are children homeless.. This totally pisses me off because I pay 3700 a month in taxes because of this. Why on earth am I being taxed to death and children are going without. Do these people fall thru the cracks or what. I mean this is BS no working class person should ever have to be homeless because they fall on hard times. Looks like I got to keep working with no time off because my family could be next.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 06:20 PM
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Originally posted by jkm1864
Another point that pisses me off is why on earth are children homeless.. This totally pisses me off because I pay 3700 a month in taxes because of this. Why on earth am I being taxed to death and children are going without. Do these people fall thru the cracks or what. I mean this is BS no working class person should ever have to be homeless because they fall on hard times. Looks like I got to keep working with no time off because my family could be next.


Because unfortunately at this point our taxes aren't enough to cover the newest additions to the homeless group. Our taxes can not keep pace with the number of NEW people each week who now require the use of these funds.

That's where the catch-22 comes in. As they begin to tax those making money more - in order to pay for the influx - those taxpayers can no longer afford their exoenses. And thus, they stop paying as well. Adding to the problem. this is why simply throwing money at a problem doesn't fix it!



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 06:23 PM
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I would like to point out that the camps referenced in the article are called "tent camps". They are simply groups of people that live in tents within state parks and stuff since they have no where else to go.

These are not the FEMA camps that are being set up around the country. Those are something entirely different altogether.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 06:50 PM
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It started with both right and left wing agendas designed to increase the profits for and, to protect the elite in both government and the private sector.

We are on a fast-track now to the end of that agenda, one that will seek to further separate the classes in this country and even in the world.

The breaking down of the economy and this depression are planned and it should be painfully obvious by now. Through that destruction and ultimate social reforms will come a time when the vast majority of Americans will become fully dependant on government, ultimately there will be only two classes of people... The elite and the rest of us.

The elite will have ALL of the power, the other class will be both dependant and subservient.

Make no mistake, they will and are going to make a huge advance toward the above through their current health care reforms, cap and trade and continued protection of the elite through bailouts, shared ownership and controls with government and labor unions.

It may be too late to stop this now.

Prepare for the future, learn to accept a much lower standard of living with little or no potential for advancement. Virtually everything will soon change.

How many lost jobs today?

How many new homeless are there today?

Will you be next?



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 09:09 PM
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Indeed you are correct, however, what happens when these people are asked to leave the seasonal camps there in now? Then what camps/



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 09:14 PM
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Man, feel bad for those people. You know, i have always wondered, why, here in america, we decalre war on everything except the homeless. No one wants to help someone else. If the governemnt and politicians knew they could skim a few million off helping the homeless...the street would clean up! That was a george carlin line. We have something in this country, called NIMBY--Not in my backyard. Apparently, local states and governments do the saem thing to its own people.
I was reading about in CA, something like $104million was being shelled out to illegal immigrants, via our taxes...just imagine, what we could accomplish here with taht money, for the homeless and those in ned of shelter, for a systemt that was designed like a casino slot machine...it will eventually take all you have, and leave you with holes in yuor pockets



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 09:30 PM
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It is indeed alarming.What is even more saddening to me is how many people seem to have this "who gives a rats ass" attitude...I do not understand it. My family thus far is okay, but that does not mean that the current crisis effecting my fellow Americans doesn't upset me. Eventually it is going to effect all of us at this rate! And I agree with one of the posters above, close the borders, send the illegals back to where they came from and take care of your own. Stop sending our jobs overseas and stop taxing us to death!



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 09:45 PM
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Well stated Greenize! You are so dead on! Time to give American's their jobs back!



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 07:29 AM
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Well, that's already starting to happen. Cities were willing to turn a blind eye to it for awhile, but now they are starting to shut them down one by one since they realize that the economy is not improving and the members of the tent camps is increasing.

When they go and shut them down, the people living there are referred to state run shelters, etc. The problem is that they are already maxed out as well, so the people just end up returning to the tent camps or simply start a new one.

As of right now, the states have not come up with a viable solution for all of the people that lost their homes and jobs. The tents camps will probably become an even bigger problem once the colder weather returns.



posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 07:52 AM
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Sadly most working Americans are only a couple of paychecks from eviction and the streets.It happened to me like 4 years ago so i know.It was a miserable exitence.Like a prison with no walls.



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