Jack Saturday

Monday, February 10, 2014

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1100-1102

Extreme inequality means that people without homes are  freezing to death in America. On a winter day in 2012  over 633,000 people were homeless in the United States. Based on an annual single room occupancy  (SRO) cost of $558 per month, a little over $4 billion would provide shelter for every homeless person for the entire year.

The stock market grew by  $4.7 trillion in 2013. A wealth tax of just a one-tenth of 1 percent (one dollar out of every thousand) would have provided the $4 billion needed to shelter every homeless American for 365 days.
4 Shocking Examples of American Inequality
By Paul Buchheit
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The US  lost 2,600 newsroom jobs in 2012. Just to throw their hat in the ring for the dwindling jobs, novice journalists might find themselves working two, sometimes three unpaid internships in a row. 
By Amien Essif
The Guardian
via AlterNet

For years, Utah has addressed its homeless problem by simply offering apartments to those who lack a home, worrying about the details of the exchange later. The plan, called Housing First, was launched by then Governor Jon Huntsman and started providing apartments to the homeless in 2005. The hope was that by having a home and a caseworker to assist them, the chronically homeless would be able to regain their footing, allowing them to find it more easy to find jobs, access healthcare and other issues that are impossible without a stable address. Even if they fail to turn around their lives, however, they can still keep their new home.
What about all of those people who would say there is no such thing as a free home? Well, the cost to taxpayers, according to Utah, is far less than the costs of hospitalization or prison, actually saving the state on a per person basis. According to the state, a social worker and an apartment comes to a rough savings of $5000 per participant.
Thursday, 26 December 2013 12:50
By Robin Marty
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  • Wow, what an amazing thing that Utah did. Too bad most of the other states won't follow their example.

    By Anonymous Markus, at 7:26 AM  

  • Jack, get a job or at least have the balls to use your real name and publish the precise reasons why you're on welfare. I assume it is mental illness disability welfare.

    You have brainwashed yourself over many years with socialist propaganda to tell yourself its ok to live off the hard work of others.

    You are an immoral man.

    You should get a job and some dignity and stop being a charity case. There is nothing wrong with you.

    You can work, you choose to be a parasite.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:33 AM  

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