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    Homelessness among US children at all-time high

    The number of homeless children in the United States has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child out of every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report.Titled "America's Youngest Outcasts," the report being issued Monday by the National Center on Family Homelessness (NCFH) calculates that nearly 2.5 million American children were homeless at some point in 2013. The number is based on the Department of Education's latest count of 1.3 million homeless children in public schools, supplemented by estimates of homeless pre-school children not counted by the DOE.


    Child homelessness increased by 8 percent nationally from 2012 to 2013, according to the report (PDF), which warned of potentially devastating effects on children's educational, emotional and social development, as well as on their parents' health, employment prospects and parenting abilities.
    NCFH — a part of the private, nonprofit American Institutes for Research — says remedies for child homelessness should include an expansion of affordable housing, education and employment opportunities for homeless parents, and specialized services for the many mothers rendered homeless due to domestic violence.
    The problem is particularly severe in California, which has one-eighth of the U.S. population but accounts for more than one-fifth of the homeless children with a tally of nearly 527,000.


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    With a country so rich in natural resources its a damn shame we cannot take care of those who are the least among us. "The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members."




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    Re: Homelessness among US children at all-time high

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    With a country so rich in natural resources its a damn shame we cannot take care of those who are the least among us. "The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members."
    We have had about six years now of one of the most extreme wrong-wing administrations this nation has ever had. And as the article notes, the problem is particularly severe in California, which is one of the most relentlessly wrong-wing states in the nation.

    Politics have consequences.

    Your side owns this.
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    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

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    Re: Homelessness among US children at all-time high

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    With a country so rich in natural resources its a damn shame we cannot take care of those who are the least among us. "The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members."

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    You can't follow stupid policies like minimum wage and avoid this kind of fallout. But the liberals persist in populist politics and society's weakest members, as you call them, pay the price for Democrats' votes.

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    Re: Homelessness among US children at all-time high

    It seems to me that a large portion of the homeless children are runaways. They'd rather be on the streets than be abused on a daily basis.

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    Re: Homelessness among US children at all-time high

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    With a country so rich in natural resources its a damn shame we cannot take care of those who are the least among us. "The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members."

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    The shame, is that the people who supposedly care about the least among us are the folks who fight tooth-n-nail to stop the harvesting of those natural resources.

    Energy production is ripe for compromise that could benefit the sacred cow social-welfare programs that the Liberals insist are vital to our survival as a country, but Liberalism is so counter-productive that Liberals are their own worst enemies.
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    Re: Homelessness among US children at all-time high

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    With a country so rich in natural resources its a damn shame we cannot take care of those who are the least among us. "The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members."

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    Buch of slackers that cant pull their weight. Send them to the fields I say... and factories.. and if that aint enough to the poor house where they can crush rocks.
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    Re: Homelessness among US children at all-time high

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    With a country so rich in natural resources its a damn shame we cannot take care of those who are the least among us. "The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members."

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    i thought the president solved these problems according to some other posters of the forum.

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    Re: Homelessness among US children at all-time high

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    With a country so rich in natural resources its a damn shame we cannot take care of those who are the least among us. "The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members."

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    Obviously with all the decades of liberal safety net programs, a liberal in the WH, and food stamps at an all time high..................these prorams are udder failure.
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    Re: Homelessness among US children at all-time high

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    "The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members."
    Thank god society doesn't exist then.

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    Re: Homelessness among US children at all-time high

    Counting those in shelters, hotels or motels as "homeless" is not very honest. Much like saying that those receiving "safety net" benefits bringing them above the FPL are still "really" still below the FPL because the cash value of that aid is not counted.

    Form the OP link's referenced report's homeless definition:

    living in a shelter providing temporary living arrangements (including hotels and motels), congregate shelters and transitional housing;
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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