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Thu Dec 1, 2022, 02:31 PM

Homelessness...

There isnít a pathway out of homelessness in our nation which doesnít pass through a massive paradigm shift and fundamental upheaval in what wealth means, how greed and wealth are socially viewed, and a clearly defined road away from vulture capitalism and extraction culture.

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Magoo48 Dec 2022 OP
lark Dec 2022 #1
jmbar2 Dec 2022 #2
CrispyQ Dec 2022 #4
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orthoclad Dec 2022 #5

Response to Magoo48 (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2022, 02:37 PM

1. Our area leads the nation in increase in the cost of housing.

All the std. places are full and not taking anyone else. It's especially bad if the person has any issues, they get kicked out for singing loudly, but that's what people do who hear voices in their head. Sad.

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Response to Magoo48 (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2022, 02:43 PM

2. I think this is one of the most pressing problems in the country today

Being unable to put a roof over your head is traumatizing. The stress of trying to afford rent on current wages is traumatizing. No wonder so many people have emotional dysregulation.

Housing needs to be removed from the investor speculation stream, perhaps through land or housing trusts.

The rich simply have too much money, trying to find a place to invest to make more. Let them go back to the stock market, or invest in new businesses. Leave housing out of it.

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 1, 2022, 02:52 PM

4. Everything for profit is killing people & the planet.

The right claims we are a Christian nation, but really, mammon is our god.

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Response to Magoo48 (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2022, 02:46 PM

3. The War on Poverty is the one war we will never declare.

It's your own fault if you're poor. You didn't work hard enough if you're poor. You made bad decisions which goes back to it's your own fault if you're poor. And most of all, you must have done something to piss off God if you're poor.

Americans love to hate on the poor, many of them while claiming to be Christian.

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Response to Magoo48 (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2022, 02:52 PM

5. The ruling class needs

a substantial percentage of desperately poor people who are willing to accept whatever peanuts they strew in their path -- or as cannon fodder. Homelessness is a feature, not a bug.

The Fed has come out and said we need unemployment. To "fix" the economy.

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