From the ‘greatest nation on Earth’ and a country ‘founded on Christian beliefs’ comes more cheery news…
The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report that blames the nation’s high poverty rate, the lack of affordable housing and the impacts of pervasive domestic violence.
Titled “America’s Youngest Outcasts,” the report being issued Monday by the National Center on Family Homelessness 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.
Given the Congress we all just elected, I’m guessing nobody gives a damn about this. Or they think the solution to is to repeal child labor laws and repealing the minimum wage laws so the homeless kids can find full time jobs making $2.50 an hour.
And once again, I’d also like to mention that we spend more on ‘Defense’ than the next 26 countries combined to the tune of 640 billion dollars.
Somehow I’d like to think we could find some money to spend on the common good of helping children find a goddamn home.