Thursday, November 08, 2007

Interesting: Homeless vets

Absolutely shameful.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- More than 25 percent of the homeless population in the United States are military veterans, although they represent 11 percent of the civilian adult population, according to a new report.

On any given night last year, nearly 196,000 veterans slept on the street, in a shelter or in transitional housing, the study by the Homelessness Research Institute found.

Everyone says that the US is the richest nation in the world. Well, obviously not. If we can't use our trillions of tax dollars so that all people have at least their basic needs met, then shame on us. And if we can't agree that all people deserve to have their basic human needs met, no matter what their choice of occupation, then God help us.

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