Yeah but what does homeless mean?You can be homeless in the UK and still have a roof over your head, its just not your roof.There are about 150k households with that status in the UKBut there are only about 10k people living on the streets.I suspect that when you say that 1 percent of your people are homeless you literally mean 1 percent of 300ish million people live on the streets.
@Guffrus No their isn't. The estimate was about 250 thousand and new data suggests its more then double that. The US has the third largest population in the world so us having more people that are homeless isn't that surprising (more people equals more homeless). As for where they live, that I can't say. Some probably coach surf (that is in fact pretty common with female homeless, they are rarely on the streets and more likely to jump from house to house living with friends temporarily and such). But as to the number, its hard to say. You also have those who live off the grid and out in the woods and I supspect that is actually more common then what data would suggest (we have a LOT of uninhabited land in the US. Hell if you combine all of our national parks it would be the fifth largest nation in the world (if memory serves (its about that)) so that is also something to consider. That said, I do believe the estimates are of actual street living people (or those who live in their cars). Also many don't stay that way as well so that is something else to take into consideration.
Daymn yea- thats tru and like poverty can happen to litterily everyone whichis hella sad
Poverty and homelessness can happen to anyone, at any time. The benefit to living in a country like the United States is that we have social structures in place that allow people in an economic crisis to obtain financial help. You can get jobs, you can get financial aid. Are these going to be good jobs? Hell no, but at least it's something. If times are really tough you can go to the food shelter and camp out under a bridge. The US doesn't really have wild, poisonous, man eating wildlife running around.
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Thank you. We are blessed to be in the US. I've been out of work 3 times, got government cheese and non-fat dry milk powder (before SNAP accounts which you can spent on filet mignon if one wants), worked my way from low to high level at one company, worked from craft to lower management at another, added a masters degrees, now own house, put two kids through college with no debt. It can be done. We have life, liberty and the PURSUIT of happiness. But, you DO have to pursue it- it seldom just falls into your lap.
@Massageman A wise man once told meThat the Almighty only helps the man who helps himself! I agree, and hearing stories like yours increases my faith
Here's another quote - “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” Henry Ford. (I think he had something to do with automobiles ) :- )
@Massageman Henry Ford was the man! a real American.
Tax and re-distribute. The top 1% of owners control 90% of the United States' accumulated wealth, and yet they complain about paying too much tax. They actually pay less tax than anyone in the world except Sweden and Northern Ireland.
@WadeDanielSmith2 That won't fix the problem at all. You need to actually research what money is first off then it becomes obvious. We have a debt based currency that enters the market through LOANS which means We are all slaves. We have to create a constant flow of money to keep the market working so as far as I'm concerned We need to have UBI because it increases currency volume so everyone gets to enjoy the benefits of currency creation unlike today where only the banks get to enjoy it. Your proposal is just a bandaid and does nothing to fix the underlying problem.
Its so sad :(
I would agree are you from somewhere besides Canada or the states
Nawwwe im Canadian XD
Me too ^5 fellow Canadian
I’m on the west coast pretty safe over here not like Ontario or Quebec
I be from ON :(
I’m sowwy I used to live in Oakville when I was a kid
Canada sux.UK represent!