What's In a Number? That Depends on How You Define 'Homeless'

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    A well publicized report this week that an estimated 1.5 million American children experienced homelessness in 2005-06 did not use the federal definition of homelessness. Instead, it used a different definition that grossly inflated the actual number.
    The report — released Tuesday by the National Center on Family Homelessness and reported by numerous news organizations, including FOXNews.com — estimated that one out of every 50 children in America experienced "homelessness" during that two-year span.

    But rather than using the definition of homelessness established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Massachusetts-based organization used a standard adopted by the Department of Education that includes children who are "doubled up," or children who share housing with other persons due to economic hardship or similar reason.

    The difference? About 1,170,000 children.





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    Poverty is an important subject for sure but inflating the figures doesn't help in the end. Makes you wonder what they have to gain from it.
     
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    Thank GOD for Obama and the Democrats! They will save us ALL!
     
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    An excuse to take more of your money to create yet more government programs to help all of these poor people, which in turn adds to the roles of people dependant on the government for their well being, which gives the government more power. It's always about power.
     
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    Yup.

    Definition of words definitely do count.
     
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    that's the game plan with this regime,, demonize the rich and the system of capitalism,, race warfare, class warfare.. yep! and hang up accuracy.. what was that last whopper they told??? how many Americans declared bankruptcy every 30 seconds because of their medical bills??? :lol: oh yea,, don't forget "47 million Americans are uninsured" never mind half of those "Americans" were here illegally. :lol: a grain of salt,,
     
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    It advances the liberal wish for power grabs... and when the voters who don't look deeply into what is actually going on and they buy the propaganda, it's like votes in the bank for them
     
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    Number games bring in the cash
     

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