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caseycoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-03-08 03:48 PM
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39. K&R I'm still trying to figure out what a progressive is!
I don't know what they are 'progressing' to.
If it is progress to ignore poor people, they are succeeding.
If it is progress to make many more people poor, they are succeeding.
Low wage earners can't pay rent & buy food & take care of their families. Even with both parents working it is getting harder & harder to do that. The ones who put everything they had into housing are now homeless. The middle class is getting closer to being the 'newly poor' and are finding out how that feels. Still we have idiots like those mentioned in the OP who don't want to hear about ruining their town with housing even for low wage earners. Somehow this just doesn't sound like progress to me!

Yes, once upon a time the majority of homeless people were either drunks or possibly mentally ill, but that time is long gone. At one time we had excellent programs in place to help low wage earners & people who needed assistance for whatever reason. Those times are long gone too. Now, when the majority of homeless people are families, single parents with children, & low wage earners no one is interested in providing housing for them. This is NOT progressive! It is actually regressive.

Sorry Bobbolink, for rambling, but the attitudes are so disgusting to me.
Thanks for posting this. Somehow, some way people have to realize how hurtful their attitudes are & how much better our society would be if we we would all work together to build it & to help our fellow man instead of tearing them down.

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