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Homeless in Paradise

America, Land of 371 Billionaires and 3.5 Million Homeless

By Stephen Fleishman

12/06/07 -- In the United States of America, the greatest country in the world, as many as three and a half million people experience homelessness in a given year (1% of the entire US population or 10% of its poor) and of that, 1.37 million (or 39%) are children under the age of 18.

The total number of billionaires in the world is 793 with 371 of them being in the United States of America, that's about 322 more than there were 20 years ago.

If it can be said that people with money and power run the world, then 1% of America's wealthiest and most powerful run America behind a faade of democracy. The faade is coming apart and the true nature of this government is plain to see.

After four years of a useless war, costing Americans their lives and treasury, and enriching the multitude of corporate entities slurping up billions at the Iraqi trough, we have allowed the new robber barons, Bush and his crony capitalist friends to continue conning us out of house and home, our country. Our constitution is in shreds and our economy is about to crash. Don't let any of the Wall Street freaks try to fool you. They're as scared as we are.


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  -AMERICA- LAND of 371 BILLIONAIRES and 3.5 MILLION HOMELESS Orwellian_Ghost  Dec-06-07 08:52 PM   #0 
  - Sacrificing everything so 371 people can be rich  sandnsea   Dec-06-07 08:56 PM   #1 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-06-07 08:57 PM   #2 
  - Naw, just a dozen or so. Make them wait in line and think about what's  Cerridwen   Dec-06-07 08:59 PM   #3 
     - But you're the good kind of evil and vindictive... :-)  Union Thug   Dec-06-07 09:08 PM   #6 
        - :D  Cerridwen   Dec-06-07 09:16 PM   #10 
        - Looks like we need to line up the overseer class with the billionaires.  Cerridwen   Dec-06-07 09:31 PM   #17 
  - and 2 million foreclosures  gasperc   Dec-06-07 09:01 PM   #4 
  - Ya figure if each of them gave 1 billion a piece  KitchenWitch   Dec-07-07 12:16 PM   #44 
  - Her problem is  patrice   Dec-06-07 09:03 PM   #5 
  - You may be assuming all she needs is a nice warm home, but  madeline_con   Dec-06-07 09:08 PM   #7 
  - Then again  Orwellian_Ghost   Dec-06-07 09:13 PM   #8 
  - I said "you may be assuming..."  madeline_con   Dec-06-07 09:21 PM   #13 
     - You see no connections  Orwellian_Ghost   Dec-06-07 09:24 PM   #14 
        - O.K. there should be a mental health tax on anyone who  madeline_con   Dec-06-07 09:27 PM   #15 
           - Just as long as you go first.  bobbolink   Dec-06-07 09:38 PM   #21 
           - Do you always resort to personal attacks  madeline_con   Dec-06-07 09:43 PM   #24 
              - You think the "treatment" is so great, you go find out for yourself.  bobbolink   Dec-06-07 09:56 PM   #27 
                 - Thanks for the update.  madeline_con   Dec-06-07 10:10 PM   #30 
                    - Read entire article  Orwellian_Ghost   Dec-06-07 10:16 PM   #33 
                    - Hold on, here. You just described mental health  madeline_con   Dec-06-07 10:25 PM   #35 
                       - Could you point to that?  Orwellian_Ghost   Dec-06-07 10:36 PM   #36 
                          - I am NOT bitter or cruel  madeline_con   Dec-06-07 10:45 PM   #38 
                          - BWHAHAHAHA!!!  bobbolink   Dec-07-07 01:19 PM   #50 
                          - My apologies, O.G.  madeline_con   Dec-06-07 10:56 PM   #39 
                    - Generalizing?  bobbolink   Dec-07-07 01:10 PM   #45 
           - These are reactionary comments  Orwellian_Ghost   Dec-06-07 10:08 PM   #29 
              - Sorry we can't all agree about every little thing.  madeline_con   Dec-06-07 10:13 PM   #31 
              - It's not very often we see someone who is PROUD of being hardhearted.  bobbolink   Dec-07-07 01:17 PM   #49 
              - Callous and cruel, indeed.  bobbolink   Dec-07-07 01:12 PM   #46 
  - That's always the first guess of conservatives... it's sad that liberals have followed in their step  bobbolink   Dec-06-07 09:36 PM   #19 
     - Gosh, doesn't mental health care fall under health care?  madeline_con   Dec-06-07 09:46 PM   #25 
        - Well, that's a great disconnect....  bobbolink   Dec-06-07 09:54 PM   #26 
  - All of this shit we have to go through is for 371 fucking people?  EOO   Dec-06-07 09:14 PM   #9 
  - to be fair- it would be 371 families.  QuestionAll   Dec-06-07 09:33 PM   #18 
  - Fuck'n 1%ers have stolen us blind, literally blind.  lonestarnot   Dec-06-07 09:17 PM   #11 
  - I am curious how it is you think Warren Buffet has "stolen us blind"  A HERETIC I AM   Dec-06-07 09:38 PM   #22 
     - Actually, "every one" of those people  Truth2Tell   Dec-06-07 11:35 PM   #40 
  - This country was founded on that.....  Sarah Ibarruri   Dec-06-07 09:17 PM   #12 
  - Gates, Buffet, and the Google guys are using their fortunes for GOOD.  QuestionAll   Dec-06-07 09:31 PM   #16 
  - Not really  Orwellian_Ghost   Dec-06-07 09:36 PM   #20 
  - Allow me to call BULLSHIT.  dantyrant   Dec-06-07 10:06 PM   #28 
  - Thank you for putting a topic very few want to deal with into our awareness!!  bobbolink   Dec-06-07 09:41 PM   #23 
  - Didn't you say the #1 reason for homelessness is the  madeline_con   Dec-06-07 10:16 PM   #32 
     - Two trends are largely responsible for the rise in homelessness  Orwellian_Ghost   Dec-06-07 10:22 PM   #34 
     - Who are the homeless?  Orwellian_Ghost   Dec-06-07 10:43 PM   #37 
     - Great facts, Orwellian_Ghost!! Should be REQUIRED reading for all "liberals"!  bobbolink   Dec-07-07 01:14 PM   #47 
     - You're not even making sense. I guess troublemaking for it's own sake is  bobbolink   Dec-08-07 02:34 PM   #51 
  - and liberalism will never fix it  leftist_not_liberal   Dec-07-07 07:12 AM   #41 
  - Ah, the Secluded Life  Orwellian_Ghost   Dec-07-07 12:11 PM   #42 
  - It's all connected  Orwellian_Ghost   Dec-07-07 12:15 PM   #43 
     - How can people NOT be moved by that picture????  bobbolink   Dec-07-07 01:16 PM   #48 

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