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    500,000 plus Americans are homeless

    500,000 plus Americans are homeless and sleeping in the cold each night. The homeless rate is expected to continually grow and worsen. The price of housing has become unaffordable to many.

    In the mean time the wealthy are getting wealthier, paying less tax then the poor.

    Today is a great day for the rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CherubRam View Post
    the wealthy are . . . paying less tax then the poor.
    The wealthy are paying more tax than the poor, as shown by the data:
    Table 1. Summary of Federal Income Tax Data, 2014
    Top 1% Top 5% Top 10% Top 25% Top 50% Bottom 50% All Taxpayers
    Number of Returns 1,395,620 6,978,102 13,956,203 34,890,509 69,781,017 69,781,017 139,562,034
    Adjusted Gross Income ($ millions) $1,997,819 $3,490,867 $4,583,416 $6,690,287 $8,614,544 $1,094,119 $9,708,663
    Share of Total Adjusted Gross Income 20.58% 35.96% 47.21% 68.91% 88.73% 11.27% 100.00%
    Income Taxes Paid ($ millions) $542,640 $824,153 $974,124 $1,192,679 $1,336,637 $37,740 $1,374,379
    Share of Total Income Taxes Paid 39.48% 59.97% 70.88% 86.78% 97.25% 2.75% 100.00%
    Income Split Point $465,626 $188,996 $133,445 $77,714 $38,173
    Average Tax Rate 27.16% 23.61% 21.25% 17.83% 15.52% 3.45% 14.16%
    Note: Does not include dependent filers
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    I see that the tax code has been changed. No one is mentioning the tax breaks the wealthy get. No one is giving an honest answer. Some other day perhaps.

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    There are the working poor and the lack of equality. This too is a reality of the world we live in. Almost every year we have a person freeze to death in our small town. I simply do not like to see people dying in the streets.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CherubRam View Post
    There are the working poor and the lack of equality. This too is a reality of the world we live in. Almost every year we have a person freeze to death in our small town. I simply do not like to see people dying in the streets.


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    Don't they have enough homeless shelters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by meshak View Post
    Don't they have enough homeless shelters?
    There is a great many homeless and few shelters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CherubRam View Post
    There is a great many homeless and few shelters.
    that is strange.

    They have so much money to keep criminals in prison and feed but don't have money to save homeless.

    I never hear people discuss this problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meshak View Post
    Don't they have enough homeless shelters?
    "Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by meshak View Post
    Don't they have enough homeless shelters?
    No ... and the GOP wants to make sure it stays that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meshak View Post
    that is strange.

    They have so much money to keep criminals in prison and feed but don't have money to save homeless.

    I never hear people discuss this problem.
    That's because in the current political environment via the GOP, the poor (which includes children, elderly and disabled) are not considered valued members of society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CherubRam View Post
    I see that the tax code has been changed. No one is mentioning the tax breaks the wealthy get. No one is giving an honest answer. Some other day perhaps.
    Oh it was noticed, and I agree with everything you have stated. However, until the swamp is replaced (beginning with the president), this will not change. Since the end of January, everything that has been done was for the sole purpose of harming the poor, disabled and elderly and propping up the wealthy. I am not surprised, are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusha View Post
    That's because in the current political environment via the GOP, the poor (which includes children, elderly and disabled) are not considered valued members of society.
    I have lived in the US over 40 years and never heard homeless shelter's shortage was discussed in public by anyone or any group.

    It seems easy to fix.
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    The Japanese solution to homelessness....

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    Quote Originally Posted by iouae View Post
    The Japanese solution to homelessness....
    It is not clear.

    Is that like animal cages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meshak View Post
    It is not clear.

    Is that like animal cages.
    They are small little cubicles just big enough to sleep in.
    Actually they are for overworked businessmen who have not got time to go home to sleep.

    Could this not be adopted for the homeless who really just need a place to sleep?

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