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The Tunnel People That Live Under The Streets Of America

Did you know that there are thousands upon thousands of homeless people that are living underground beneath the streets of major U.S. cities?

It is happening in Las Vegas, it is happening in New York City and it is even happening in Kansas City. As the economy crumbles, poverty in the United States is absolutely exploding and so is homelessness. In addition to the thousands of "tunnel people" living under the streets of America, there are also thousands that are living in tent cities, there are tens of thousands that are living in their vehicles and there are more than a million public school children that do not have a home to go back to at night.

The federal government tells us that the recession "is over" and that "things are getting better", and yet poverty and homelessness in this country continue to rise with no end in sight. So what in the world are things going to look like when the next economic crisis hits?

When I heard that there were homeless people living in a network of underground tunnels beneath the streets of Kansas City, I was absolutely stunned. I have relatives that live in that area. I never thought of Kansas City as one of the more troubled cities in the United States.

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles seem to do ok.

So THAT'S where they are hiding!

Here in San Diego, a friend once complained about the homelessness problem, saying that when she lived in such-and-such big city to the northeast, she never saw homeless people wandering around. She attributed it to the homeless shelters being a priority in that city while not being a priority here in SD. I had figured that it didn't HAVE to be a priority here because nobody's going to freeze to death here. This article provides another option for why she never saw homeless people there.

It's so sad when these people are evicted from whatever place they choose to live in. Sure, where they're living in unsanitary, but that's no good reason to force them to try and find another place to exist. They have their reasons for being where they are.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

Think about it. If you need

Think about it. If you need protection from the elements, it makes sense to shelter underground near heated pipes.

But socialism is supposed to fix this!!!

duh... what's wrong!? It ain't working!

On Tuesday, another

On Tuesday, another extravagant party will be held at the White House. It is being called "In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul", and it is going to include some of the biggest names in the music industry...

So who will be paying for all of this?

You and I will be. Even as the Obamas cry about all of the other "spending cuts" that are happening, they continue to blow millions of taxpayer dollars on wildly extravagant parties and vacations.

Overall, U.S. taxpayers will spend well over a billion dollars on the Obamas this year. I wonder what the tunnel people that live under the streets of America think about that.


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