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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:52 PM

Trumpville's are springing up in cities all across this country.

There are new homeless camps starting up all over the cities in this country. By some measures, homelessness has increased 30 percent in just the last two years. Many programs have been cut or even totally abolished.

So while the wealthy got a huge tax giveaway, the poor got nothing and many have had to resort to homelessness. And if Republicans have their way, it will just get a lot worse.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:55 PM

1. other than the few prezes , the poor never get any breaks .

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:58 PM

2. Gentrification has a lot to do with it.......been going

on for quite a few years. Rents are obscenely high in many areas.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 08:07 PM

3. And these are the people who say they are "Christians" They're bloody hypocrites!!!

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 08:31 PM

4. Rental income is now an asset class

And that is totally screwing Americans over

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 08:36 PM

5. Are they turning rents into bonds now?



Leases aren't really that much different than mortgages, come to think of it.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 10:46 PM

10. A lot of rental properties are being snatched up by hedge funds...

with all the attendant empathy that goes with that.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 09:40 PM

6. Soon, he will call on LEOs to arrest and imprison them.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 10:01 PM

7. on local level this has to do with pulling your head out the ass and paying

attention to what the local radio stations are saying about issues that impact this issue. and they have been doing that for 30 fucking years on 1200 radio stations

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 10:04 PM

8. I have been homeless

twice in my life and both times it was an R in the WH.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 10:48 PM

11. I tend to see it on business trips in warmer climates more than here in Chicago oh we have plenty

unfortunately and I have volunteered with some shelters , there are thousands , so many families here too
Perhaps our extremely cold winters are part of it compared to another big city like LA where it is warmer
What has increased is non sheltered homeless here
People who are basically living n the street
25% of sheltered homeless here are employed . There is also hidden homeless like people staying at someone’s apartment who really do not have a residence and renters who are going beyond max capacity for homeless friends or family . Hard to count people that are hidden from landlords/public

And not always who you imagine is homeless
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-homeless-study-myths-20190702-wtmsehe6ffayxjdbpi3sjav3oq-story.html

These figures are over a year old but it gives a look at where the homeless were before becoming homeless in Chicago

Location Before Current Homelessness
2017 Response

Sheltered/
Unsheltered

With family/friends temporarily
35.4%/
27.3%
Place you owned or leased
28.7%/
33.3%
With family/friends permanently
18.1%/
15.2%
Place you owned or leased with subsidy
4.3%/
1.0%
Jail or prison (incl. juvenile de- tention facility)
3.9%/
13.6%
Substance use treatment facility
2.4%/
0.0%
Hotel/motel
1.9%/
0.5%
Hospital or medical facility
1.5%/
1.5%
Outside/place not meant for habitation
1.1%/
1.5%
Foster home or group home
0.2%/
1.5%
Nursing Home
0.2%/
1.0%
Other
0.0%/
1.0%
Abandoned Building
0.0%/
1.0%

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Response to lunasun (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 10:53 PM

12. Climate definitely a factor,Honolulu has a huge homeless problem.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 11:04 PM

13. "people who are sleeping on the grates...the homeless...are homeless, you might say, by choice."

Quote by the "It's been said I favor the rich, I don't deny it" Republican greed-god, Ronnie Ray Gun.
I'd been tried, convicted and rendered homeless by those who called themselves a "Moral majority". Bush senior blathered about "A thousand points of light" when asked what he'd do about the problem.

Where from the churches in Hades do working poor deplorables get the notion that Republicans represent them when GOP creeps have never cared one iota for anyone without billions in assets except, of course, for their vote.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 11:02 AM

14. The churches have already sold them one false promise, why not throw the GOP in while they're at it?

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 06:03 AM

15. Layer cake of cult deprogramming problems, indeed

RWNJ's have the gall to call us "Obama's sheeple".

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