Cynthia McKinney: All the Money in the World for War, Nothing at All for Our Homeless [and Unemployed]

Corruption, Government
Cynthia McKinney
Cynthia McKinney

America, we have a problem: Homelessness is out of control

It’s hard to imagine that the country that controls so much nuclear firepower and that drops so many bombs on Somalia, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Pakistan every day including today is increasingly unwilling to educate its children and house its citizens. While China has lifted 400 million of its people from dire poverty, the US seems on the path to consigning such a fate for its citizens. Republican President Dwight David Eisenhower uttered these memorable words:

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.

See Also:

Fernandes-Alcantara, Adrienne. Runaway and Homeless Youth: Demographics and Programs, Congressional Research Service, January 15, 2013

Perl, Libby. Veterans and Homelessness, Congressional Research Service, November 6, 2015