Homeless People

@Bd200789 (2994)
United States
May 17, 2008 2:47pm CST
I was flipping channels a few minutes ago when I saw a story on CNN. It was about how more and more women are having to sleep in their cars. It said that in California, some women got together to allow people to sleep in certain parking lots. This one woman is 67, and had a full time job as a notary public. She lost her job, and then her condo two months ago, and has since been sleeping in her car. She has a part time job now, but still cannot afford an apartment. Why can the US spend billions of dollars on a war, and can’t help people at home? I don’t get it.
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@sturner03 (326)
• United States
17 May 08
I completly agree I have been askking this question for years.
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
17 May 08
Yes, me too. The woman gets Social Security, but she still can't afford a place to live. I cried when I saw the story, and had to cut it off.
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• United States
17 May 08
its really sad how so much is not set up for sucesess but rather failure
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@moondancer (7433)
• United States
18 May 08
I totally agree! Unfortunately this has been going on for many years. When I lived in California many years ago I knew a lady with 3 children that slept in their car. They could not get help because they had no address. There were others! In Alabama I knew others that had no home and stayed in cars or where ever they could. This is why I write letters to the congressmen and anyone else I can about what is going on in our country and their lack of involvement and concern. We have too many children (alone), families, and single people in the streets because they can not afford a place. Not all of them are jobless. Many are jobless and this needs to be addressed too. But our taxes goes to wars and other countries as well as things that we could do without knowing about right now. Such as how a bug mates, or other things that I can not think of just now. I'm sure you all know what I mean. Thanks for listening. And for the discussion.
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
18 May 08
Yes, I know what you mean. I don't want my taxes going toward either of those.
• United States
18 May 08
There are many reasons people are alone and either on the streets or just do not have what they need. Some people are not around their family for different reasons. I lost touch with most of mine Because of illness on my part and them being in different states many many miles away, (my mother). Actually everyone. Also, I had nothing to do with one side of my family because of the abuse when I was younger. My father put me out when I was 16 because his girlfriend did not want me there. I was on my on from a young age. That had been the way it was all my life with him. And the abuse with him and his family, well lets just say I don't want anything to do with them. I wish them well and hope they have good lives as long as I'm not in them. This is why I say we do not know what a persons life is or why they are in the shape they are in. Some just need a little help to get started. A kind soul to guide them in the right direction. A lot of people do not know who to call or where to go for help. Or where to start to help themselves because they are so over whelmed by what has transpired in their live.
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• Morocco
17 May 08
"Homeless people" ther is a big deference between the meaning of this title in my contry (morocco)and yours.you has said that homeless people has a car, that is the strange for me because in my contry only people how are so rich they have a car,and the homeless people ,they don't have even clothes to wear. but any way i'm agree with you, homeless people suffer to much and they need our help,and as you has said , why the world(not only us)spend money in war,and other inutil things while others are fighting to live.thank's for this interested discussion.
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• China
18 May 08
something like that.goverment cannot care for everyone especially the poor
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
18 May 08
You're welcome. You're right, she does have it better than a lot of people. I just hate to see anyone going through this, but at least she has a place to stay, and a job. It is a shame that anyone has to be homeless. Couldn't something be done to help them?
@grammasnook (1877)
• United States
17 May 08
Politicians pride themselves on helping other countries that have homelessness and hunger. We would be so much more productive if we took care of our own backyard before giving to others. No American man or woman should be hungry and homeless. All the politicians should be hanging their head in shame! I help the homeless and the hungry every chance I get, whether I collect blankets in the winter or I help raise money for the food kitchen. They depend on us "middle class" patrons to do there job. Wake up Mr/Mrs politician and take care of us all. I just make ends meet. I have one child left at home he is 7 years old and at christmas he also comes to me to the food kitchen to help feed the hungry. He has started a toy drive at his school for needy children during the holidays, "There is A Santa Claus" Stop buying products from all over the world, keep business here let our economy boom. So many cultures right here that can add spice and different businesses. STOP TAKING MY TAX DOLLARS AND SUPPORTING OTHER COUNTRIES. Stop being greedy with taxes let people be prosperous, let them live a decent life.
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
18 May 08
I'm glad your son does that. Still, if the government would help more, maybe some of these drives and food kitchens wouldn't be needed.
• Australia
18 May 08
That's horrible for them, i guess, but there are millions or billions of people in much worse situations. I'd rather be living out of my car in California than not being able to even afford food in Africa. To me this just sounds like another soppy American news story...
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
18 May 08
I know there are people in worse situations. Still, it does no good to give aid to othe countries when your own is falling apart.
• United States
18 May 08
Sadly, the US cares more about War than the people that are actually living in the US at this point in time. If they actually cared more about their people living here, I doubt we'd have so many problems with homelessness and everything else. I hate when they send aid to foreign countries but they can't pay for the people that are living on their own soil that need help.
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
18 May 08
Yes, I know. It is awful.
@excellence7 (3496)
• Mauritius
18 May 08
Yes that;s true...Mankind must help mankind !
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
18 May 08
Yes, I agree.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
18 May 08
It is right down awful here in the United States. I do not understand how they can spend all of that money for war and send men to the moon and other things but they can leave alot of people homeless and starving. It doesn't make any sense to me either and I have questioned this for years also.
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
18 May 08
Me too. I just don't understand any of it.
@sisterjinx (1136)
• United States
17 May 08
It's crazy isn't it? And with the economy the way it is I forsee that it will be getting worse. One of the poems I wrote is about a rich man who becomes homeless. It is called Karma. It's one of the poems I included in my newly published poetry book, "Poems for the Soul: A Journey of Words".
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
18 May 08
Yes, it is crazy. Congratulations on getting your book published.
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
17 May 08
It is really sad. The American government needs to start putting the American people first. We spend so much on other countries it is rediculas. So much of all these problems are a result of the high oil prices.
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
18 May 08
Yes, the government needs to put our people first.
• United States
17 May 08
I completely agree. Thats why I'm so happy more than likely we are going to have a democrat president. Hopefully this will help by more job openings and ending the war, that should have ended years ago!Its hard to survive in this economy . I wouldnt be surprised if the homeless rate goes up!
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
17 May 08
Yes, me either. I hope whoever is president next will improve the economy, and bring new jobs.
@union6 (326)
31 Jul 08
its the perfict example of how capitalism creates such unequal condisions. I remember seeing this in Miami, on one side you had all the expensive condos, hotels and clubs and on the other you had extreem poverty striken housing estates. its a shame people have to live like that in one of the worlds most rich and prosprous nations.