Homeless hell in America's Midwest

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    thousands of middle-class families are forced to bunker down on mattresses as economic crisis bites

    People are spending all their benefits on having a motel room for a third of the month
    Experts say that these families are from 'the boom suburbs that have now gone bust'

    Thousands of middle-class U.S. families are being forced to sleep on floors in public buildings because so many have lost their homes and jobs in the economic crisis.

    These shelters were once the preserve of drug addicts and alcoholics but now normal Americans are having to bed down in halls and corridors as they have no other place to go.

    An investigation has also found many from the Midwest are spending their benefits to stay in motels for up to ten days a month to avoid having every night on mattresses surrounded by dozens of strangers.

    Experts say that these middle-class people are from 'the boom suburbs that have now gone bust'.

    Tough times: This shelter in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is packed with middle-class families who have lost their homes


    Read more: Homeless hell in America's Midwest as thousands of middle-class families are forced to bunker down on mattresses as economic crisis bites | Mail Online
     
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    Good article, but first I've heard that AZ/NM are "midwest."
     
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    Republicans will say they've got it too good. Give them "charity". Some creamed corn or something.
     
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    Every time I read something like this, I think of that smug bastard Cantor and I just want to go through the monitor.
     
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    Seriously...you guys need to all get together and break out the KY and stand in a circle and enjoy each other.
    Its the Republicans...Its the Republicans...Its the Republicans...Its the Republicans...Its the Republicans...Its the Republicans...Its the Republicans...Its the Republicans...Its the Republicans...Its the Republicans...Its the Republicans......ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
     
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    who is it that wants to cut and cut the needed services for these people in the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great depression?
     
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    The Mail is a British source.... you expect them to understand our geography?
     
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    Who is it that doesn't understand that our nation is just 10 years away from a catastrophic financial crises?
    We are broke. Get it in your head.
     
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    Who is it that spent trillions on 'projects' that were supposed to help these people? Where did that money go?
     
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    Where did "shovel ready" money go?
    Where did the first $800,000,000,000 "stimulus" money go that President Bush purposely delayed till after January so the Obama administration could be in charge of where it went?
    Where did the 2nd stimulus go?
    Oh wait...that's right...we have since discovered that copious amounts went to European banks, went to the largest Wall Street Firms, went to Fannie Mae and Freddie Macc, went to Wall Street banks, went to "green energy" companies that took the money and built plants in China...

    What a bunch of Kool Aid drunk clowns.
     

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