we have 23 to 37 billion to go towards helping other countries?
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30 % out of millions are mentally ill. This is a significant number. This includes our veterans.
Are other countries sending money here?
Most other countries do not have the resources that we have to send help and if they do have the resources but offer no help, that speaks ill of them. I want all Americans to enjoy the good life, but I do not want to ignore the needy in any country.
How do you define "mentally ill", JThomp? Who gets to decide the definition of mentally ill?
Caleb..... it is very simple if you have been around mentally ill people. For those who have not, they cannot sympathize with nor do they want to. They are too worried about them being a burden to society. Mentally ill or not, they are still human be
Plus, with our economy still not recovered from a manipulated crash, we are all still hurting, and government enjoys having us at their will. Just say no!
I was born in 1951. When I was 6, our first shopping center opened. Soon there were men there, without legs, selling pencils and using scrub brushes to propel their legless bodies on planks of wood with roller skate wheels. They are gone. They died.
These are great people who learn skills to help themselves. I am proud of them for what they did to support them.
While I agree with much of what you say, you make it sound like the homeless reap some sort of benefit when many are collecting ZERO government assistance. Many homeless families have working adults.
The problems facing the homeless, the hungry and the unemployed have been around and developing for years. You cannot lay the blame in the lap of any single president. Such an attitude displays a lack of objectivity and an excess amount of prejudice.
I realize that everyone wants to deny the current situation by debating prior activity. However, it is the current leadership that is failing.
2008- 154,287,000 parttime 4%
2012- 139,869,000 parttime 13%
2013- 143,568,000 parttime 28%
That's interesting about the USA and your thoughts on this, the UK is exactly the same, perhaps with even more emphasis on the 'class' system!!
JThomp42 your comments are seriously flawed. Most republican know that many of the freeloaders are lazy and no good. These freeloaders continue to work the system because the system is flawed. No one deserves something for nothing. Jobs provide pay.
I lost my job at 60. I drew unemployment for nearly a year. Fortunately I did not need food stamps. If something happens to my wife and me, would the aid my blind son, who suffered a brain injury, be one of your freeloaders. Let's help, not judge.
tbHistorian... Your comment has proven my point. Those who are mentally Ill, including our veterans, are unable to work due to their illness. Your way of thinking has what has put them on the streets.