Headlines in the news this morning include; “S&P 500 breaks record tops all time high” “Home Prices in DC hit highest level ever”
And then there is this article about the folks living in underground tunnels beneath major cities, who do not have the ability to exist anywhere else. Folks who have lost their homes, their jobs, their livelihoods. Hard to believe I know, but for these folks “hard” has a whole different reality. How many of these folks have lost their homes through foreclosure? A significant number I’ll bet.
As a nation, we CAN and MUST do better! Read on;
“Did you know that there are thousands upon thousands of homeless people that are living underground beneath the streets of major U.S. cities? It is happening in Las Vegas, it is happening in New York City and it is even happening in Kansas City. As the economy crumbles, poverty in the United States is absolutely exploding and so is homelessness. In addition to the thousands of “tunnel people” living under the streets of America, there are also thousands that are living in tent cities, there are tens of thousands that are living in their vehicles and there are more than a million public school children that do not have a home to go back to at night. The federal government tells us that the recession “is over” and that “things are getting better”, and yet poverty and homelessness in this country continue to rise with no end in sight. So what in the world are things going to look like when the next economic crisis hits?
When I heard that there were homeless people living in a network of underground tunnels beneath the streets of Kansas City, I was absolutely stunned. I have relatives that live in that area. I never thought of Kansas City as one of the more troubled cities in the United States.”