Why are people living in cars??

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    60 Minutes ran a heart wrenching piece Sunday about people who have lost their jobs and their homes living in cars. -- it's tragic! Hard Times Generation: Families living in cars - CBS News

    It's a pity Scott Pelly, CBS and 60 minutes did not have the guts to follow up with a story about how Obama kowtowed to the radical environmentalists and killed tens of thousands of jobs building the pipeline from Canada, a pipeline desperately needed to reduce our dependence on Arab oil -- or how his administration kowtowed to the unions and killed thousands more jobs by refusing (for the first time in history) to allow Boeing to build a plant in South Carolina to build the overflow 787s. Boeing will probably be forced to put this plant overseas!! Then there is the Obama moratorium on drilling in the Gulf, which has killed tens of thousands more jobs. Result: Many more people living in their cars!
    As the Wall Street Journal pointed out in an Opinion piece this morning, The Democratic Party has abandoned the working class, in particular the white blue collar workers that were once its base and mainstay. McGurn: Obama Abandons the Working Class - WSJ.com
     
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    oh yeah more lies from the right
     
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    You're stupid.
     
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    It's because the cars are more statusy to live in than tents.
     
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    The Right poo poos spending on infrastructure as either cronyism or entirely wasteful. The OP suggests that some spending on infrastructure would get the poor people out of living in cars and back in their McMansions.

    But notice this: the Right NEVER equivocates the income disparity with growing poverty.
     
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    Reality bites!! And the truth hurts -- it often inspires brilliant statements like "more lies from the right." Does the fact that McGurn disagrees with you disqualify him from expressing his views. Does it disqualify me?? Did Obama or did he not kill the Canadian pipeline? Did he or did he not kill the Boeing plant in South Carolina? Did he or did he not put a moratorium on drilling in the Gulf? All while millions of Americans are out of work and some are even living in their cars out of desperation. See if you can come up with something other than a snide put-down of the "right" this time.

     
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    You have obviously never experienced true, bone-grinding, mind-numbing poverty as it exists in other parts of the world. Having only one car, tv with cable, playstation, computer access, and many other luxuries is not poverty. Oh, yeah, have you noticed that the starving poor are also the obese? Not missing all that many meals, are they? Americans need to pull their heads out of their heinies and get a grasp on reality. Of course, if the lemmings put the current ruler back into his undeserved office, we might just get a taste of real poverty...lots of us!
     
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    So we need babies with bloated bellies and indifferent attitudes toward houseflies? The American poor aren't poor enough? The building has to burn to the ground before we think of sprinkler systems and smoke detectors?

    Gotta LOVE the American Conservative!
     
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    "The American poor aren't poor enough..."

    There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
    Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
     

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