Hard times generation: Homeless kids U.S. at 25% now

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    all we can really do is be thankful that these children have parents. You know, parents? Those are the big people that feed, clothe and educate their offspring.
    :clap2: YAY FOR PARENTS :clap2:
     
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    This is sad, but we are allowing a third world county to invade us.

    Do you really believe that America becoming a majority Hispanic country would not change a thing?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8KS2XFUMYY&feature=fvwrel]YouTube - ‪From Bad to Worse? US Face of Poverty‬‏[/ame]
     
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    Most people who see the inside of a homeless shelter for the first time are shocked to find it filled with women and kids. Homeless kids are nothing new. There are just more of them now. Today one out of every 50 kids is homeless.

    Number of homeless children on the rise | McClatchy
     
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    The long term effect of this will come back to bite us on the ass down the line.

    Older people will put up with shit and learn to deal with it in a way that teens won't.

    When teens have nothing to lose, they will not go gently into the night, folks.

    We are brewing this nations cup of hemlock with one stupid economic policy after the other.
     
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    "We" are not brewing this cup of hemlock editec. Selfish, deadbeat dads are brewing it. The shelters are filled with "women and children". Where are the fucking men?
     
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    Society is basically giving them a pass, leaving all levels of government to deal with the results. While removing the stigma of being a bastard has made it easier for the child, it has removed the stigma from the father as well, which has allowed men to basically ignore thier responsibilites. What used to be considered shameful, fathering a child and abandoning him/her is now just ignored.

    This goes back to the trend of the general loss of desire to shame people into doing what is right.
     
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    You mean giving the wealthy more money, outsourcing American jobs, getting rid of regulation, allowing corporations to move their headquarters overseas to avoid taxes, and electing these caring Americans to Congress isn't working. Well I'll be darned. The inner city with no work has moved to the burbs, well I'll be darned.
     
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    In the first place, there is no shortage of men in homeless shelters

    In the second place, men without jobs to sup[port their families are men who are not deadbeats.

    Now to the extent that some men who could support their families, but who abandon their families, I am sympathetic to your ire.

    But I suspect that the term deadbeat dad is a tad overused.

    I know that States that punish men for being deadbeats, often have no choice given that they do not make enough money to support their families as they have been ordered to.

    The state still calls them deadbeats, but if they have no money, they're not really deadbeats, they're simply POOR.
     
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    Ah, the good old "give more money to the government and everything will get better" line. How preditctable.
     

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