America’s poverty IS hitting home.
I was shocked to learn lately about the poverty in America, i knew things were bad but i never new the full extent of what was happening.
Rich and poor: The tents and other makeshift homes have sprung up in the shadow of Sacramento’s skyscrapers. Read more from the Daily mail.
55 tents cities all over the states with families living in tents and cars, this is because all the shelters for the homeless are full and they sending them to the tent cities.
Tent city residents queue up to receive supplies handed out by a local charity. Photos from the Daily Mail.
15 million unemployed, 47 million living in poverty, 50% of children homeless, children being given food bags at school for the weekend, in-case they don’t eat.
1.6 million people have no social security at all.
America has the lowest social mobility of any industrialized nation. Children who are homeless now could remain homeless well into adulthood, and they may never get out of it.
At one charity, 500 people cued through the night for free medical care of all types from about 70 medical staff. Some people had life threatening illness’ which meant a trip to hospital, they did not go because they do not have any money.
One man had something wrong with his leg, he went to get it examined and was told if it was not treated he would get gangrene. His question was, ” is it free ” and they told him it would cost $20,000, he went home to his tent.
Detroit City is a crumbling mess, industries, schools, homes, shops, police and fire stations, court-house, libraries all closed down and ruined. Streets are in a complete mess and the never have street lights switched on.
President Obama’s welfare bill does not take effect until 2014 which will be far to late, things can only get worse, more out of work, more tent cities, more people ill and dying.
America can not or will not admit to the poverty in the country, and they seem powerless to fix it, the in-fighting between the parties in the upper and lower house’s has never ever helped the matter.
Some-one with power needs to take charge of America and shake it to its core, and start to get things moving. To stop industry being in charge of America let the GOOD and decent politicians be in charge.