19,000 children are homeless in New York City… the most since the Great Depression

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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 03:11 AM
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• 18 per cent year on year increase in children housed in homeless shelters
• 19,000 NYC homeless children, out of 1.6 million in the U.S.


'Since just May, more than 2,000 children have become homeless,' Ralph da Costa Nunez, CEO of the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, told the Daily News about the 18 per cent increase compared to this time last year.

'If the trend continues, we will surely see more than 20,000 children living in shelters by Christmas - a gift that nobody wants,' he added.

Daily Mail


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg nonetheless has stated that life is better in the big apple than it was 4 years ago.


One 14-year-old who is homeless, told the Daily News that her mother's poor health has kept their family from securing the money they need for housing.

'The area where we are staying now is really bad. I can't go outside because it’s so dangerous,' she said.

Daily Mail


Startlingly, 1 in 4 children live in 'food insecure households'. In other words, households in which parents struggle to put food on the table after paying other household bills.

I'm quite shocked that nationally, there are 1.6 million homeless children in the USA. Why is the USA sending money oversees to feed people who quite possibly see the USA as an enemy when so much poverty exists at home?


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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 03:32 AM
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Does this really surprise anyone?

If you're that shocked by these statics, assuming they're fully accurate, then you've been living with your eyes closed. The happy and prosperous country we used to be no longer exists. Strife has slain the joy of the old days and replaced it with the many-headed monster of greed.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 03:36 AM
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Blame the parents.

Why bring a child into the world if you can't afford it?

Stupid and selfish.





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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 03:44 AM
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Originally posted by AlphaHawk
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Blame the parents.

Why bring a child into the world if you can't afford it?

Stupid and selfish.


I would agree with you if it were not for the fact that all Western nations are struggling to produce enough children to stop the population collapsing.

That's why the elites are encouraging mass immigration - Western governments are going to hugely struggle to look after their aging populations even with mass immigration trying to prop up the population collapse.

The fact that the governments have already spent any contributions made by people towards their old age, paid to the government over their working lives, doesn't help either.

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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 03:47 AM
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Originally posted by AlphaHawk
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Blame the parents.

Why bring a child into the world if you can't afford it?

Stupid and selfish.

hya

To a point i would agree..but

what percentage of these familys had a home and a job prior to homelessness
not everything is black and white

though i do thank my lucky stars im not in that poverty line..yet
cheers





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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 03:48 AM
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I would agree with you if it were not for the fact that all Western nations are struggling to produce enough children to stop the population collapsing.


America's population is in danger of collapsing? Why haven't I heard about this?

Oh, right, because every other family in the U.S. is having an extra two or three kids purely for the benefit of a welfare check. No one's struggling to have kids, everyone's struggling to support their kids using the checks they had planned on saving for drugs and alcohol.

Welcome to the world of addiction to external stimuli. Enjoy your stay, and be sure not to get swallowed by the monstrous depression lurking beneath our floorboards.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 03:54 AM
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Your financial status Today does not nessasarrily equate to when your child is 5 or 10...when my daughter was born I owned a small local pub and was also working full time as a laborer in a union. 6 years later with the economy the way it is I shut the doors to the pub a few years back and have been out of work off and on for 2 years.

How could anyone foresee that or maybe you think that you should have the 180000 they say it cost to raise a child until the age of 18 plus all your bill money socked away before your allowed to have a child ?

T



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 03:58 AM
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Sad how the USA is starting to sound more and more like a developing country. Increasing homeless, decreasing health, children growing up below the poverty line, failing education, dirty biased media and propaganda, corruption

YET there is STILL money for playing war. Just blows my mind. Hasn't the war cost the USA over 1 trillion so far? I'm sure you could tackle ALL those domestic problems with that money...



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 04:06 AM
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Of course there are exceptions.

But a high percentage don't consider their finances when having kids.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 04:11 AM
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Originally posted by ollncasino

I'm quite shocked that nationally, there are 1.6 million homeless children in the USA. Why is the USA sending money oversees to feed people who quite possibly see the USA as an enemy when so much poverty exists at home?


Well, at least Israel is safe. We all know that's the most important thing. [sarcasm mode off]



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 04:23 AM
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Originally posted by AlphaHawk
reply to post by ollncasino
 


Blame the parents.

Why bring a child into the world if you can't afford it?

Stupid and selfish.

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Did you ever think that they might have had a good job and then lost it? Or the parents got sick after they had a kid?



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 04:26 AM
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See how sick it is when republicans want to cut foodstamps and increase military spending...such a stone age mentality.

Or make abortion illegal and say "oh well, your're fault", no WIC for you.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 04:28 AM
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Yes.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 04:30 AM
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not to be snarky - i am deriding the daily news not the OP , but :


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“Not since the grim days of the Great Depression has New York City had 20,000 children sleeping homeless each night,”


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holy meaningless comparison batman

the current population is > 300 million , the 1930s population < 100 million

i dont claim any level of child homelessness is desirable - a certain level is inevitable - UNLESS the nation is prepared to pay for an air tight security blanket

raw numbers are meaningless , its the number / 100k population that matters
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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 04:33 AM
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You're surely not living up to your ATS handle! Nice to see someone with a head on their shoulders.
On the other hand - even ONE child homeless in the USA - is WRONG on too many levels to count.
Do I want the USA to go socialist? No.
Do I want children to be homeless, well, I bet you can answer that on your own.
What's the solution?
How the hell do I know?

peace



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 04:48 AM
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America's population is in danger of collapsing? Why haven't I heard about this?


It's declining


For two consecutive years since 2009, the population has grown just 0.7% a year, down from annual increases around 1% in previous years and the lowest since the late 1930s. The U.S. gained 2.2 million people from 2010 to 2011 — fewer than the 2.8 million added a decade earlier — reaching a total of 311.6 million.


www.usatoday.com...


Oh, right, because every other family in the U.S. is having an extra two or three kids purely for the benefit of a welfare check.


Most states have lifetime welfare limits which are 2-3 years if not less.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 04:50 AM
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Stop giving tax breaks and other financial incentives for corporations to outsource.

That would be a great starting point.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 06:14 AM
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The military budget labeled as "Military / National Security Discretionary" which doesnt even include "Non-Military / National Security Discretionary" (this would add hundreds of Billions more) has gone up about $300 Billion since Obama took office.

www.usgovernmentspending.com...

Its obvious that you have bought into the Republican vs. Democrat stage show.

Embrace ATS' motto and consider "denying ignorance".

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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 07:51 AM
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you and other peeps that talk like this is because...

You are stable in your environment,
you probably have no idea what it is like to be poor or wondering where your next meal may be

i can tell you now my beloved BRITAIN is over run by foreigners
and i can give you addresses of peeps that have come here Skinny and 6 months later..fat as feck
with no job, these are middle easterners
on the other hand the polish come here get contracts and rip off peeps steal homes and do shoddy jobs

hear is another one..

Most of the polish here are working for EON and a large percentage are doing crappy jobs

How do i know?

i see it every day



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:09 AM
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"The writing is on the wall."
Look around us and see where the real danger is. We will all reap what has been sown.






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