posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 05:43 PM
Originally posted by Kyprian
reply to post by OldCurmudgeon
Let me add, from 7+ years working the homeless field, that it isn't as easy to get back on one's feet as some might think. Imagine being told you
aren't qualified for benefits - because you and the mother of children are married. Imagine being told that no, losing a foot isn't enough cause for
disability. or, so sorry you lost everything when you came home from Afghanistan - but this housing is for people who have NEEDS. Truly, the are
times when modern America enrages me.
Let's stop b******* and start thinking of actual SOLUTIONS. Not that you're bi***ing, sir, just a general comment to the board.
edit on 16/2/12
by Kyprian because: clarification
I can promise you Karpian... IF I am ever in a position again to help and make a difference... I certainly will as I have seen the bottom, and I have
met people, families who live in their cars, I have been there and see and heard small children say, "mommy, do we get to eat tonight" I'm a 64 year
old hard nosed SOB, and I broke down and sobbed when I listened to the little girl.. I had $17 in my pocket and I gave it to the dad as I have a house
(thanks only to my sister) and food in the pantry to eat thanks only to our meager SS earnings.
The question for you my friend whoever you are and the rest of those of us who care... what does one do?
Our living Presidents and most of congress are so far out of touch with reality as to defy being in the same universe.
It seems half the working public openly complains about all the worthless people who draw welfare benefits and sit at home and do nothing.
We have commercials where people beg for money to take care of animals and beg for money to send somewhere outside the US... how about our own poor...
Contrary to what Romney, the idiot wealthy elitist, the social services systems is not just broken... it is a JOKE...
And yes you are correct... we have hundreds of soldiers coming home everyday to 'no jobs', no health insurance, and no chance to give their children a
IF I could go back now and redo things, I would tell the banks, credit card companies and other creditors to piss off and I would have donated that
more than $350 grand to poor american families which to quote our idiot politicans, "have slipped thru the cracks"...
edit on 16-2-2012 by OldCurmudgeon because: Bad spelling because I am pissed off