WHAT GOES AROUND…

Saturday, December 12th, 2009 | Uncategorized

comes around:

Someone has put a lot of thought into a welcome sign that may surprise you, it’s in front of a homeless camp off I-25 in Colorado Springs.

Its message, “Welcome to Obamaville, Colorado’s fastest growing community.” Despite repeated calls no one could answer the question, who put up the sign? 

To some homeless the sign’s message says enough. Mark Limonez, a homeless man living in “tent city”, says the sign doesn’t make him feel good about trying to get back on his feet. “Guys are trying to work but there’s not enough work out there, so they go pan handling or flag a sign” Limonez says, “I’ve never seen so many camps since I’ve been out in the streets – there’s no money.”

15 Comments to WHAT GOES AROUND…

Katherine
December 12, 2009

Keep in mind that Democrats took over control of Congress in 2006. Bush was unwilling to use the veto to stop the spending even when Republicans were in charge in Congress, and it’s only gotten worse since the changeover. There should be no question that Democratic policies this year are inhibiting economic recovery.

Floridian
December 12, 2009

Obama promised to redistribute wealth (and he’s done that in spades, er, trillions) and he’s done it.

However, he favors dishing it out to third world facist dictators and big business babuffaroons and his political friends pork projects or for funding the exportation abortion and the all-glorious pansexual agenda to other countries rather than using the resources to aid those who elected him and really need the money.

The whole global economic crisis is too convenient and incredible. This ‘crisis’ has the same look and feel of extremism, sensationalism, artificiality and enhancement as Dolly Parton’s chest.

Floridian
December 12, 2009

Go to the Anglican Curmudgeon’s for an analysis of Katherine’s points. A.S. Haley has found another revealing graph on the debt.

FW Ken
December 12, 2009

I would be interested to know how many of those folks are chronically homeless, i.e. homeless irrespective of economic factors and independent of whatever Congress or the White House does. I’ve been watching the “homeless” scene for about 20 years now, sometimes directly involved in services to them. No one is homeless without a reason, mainly drugs and/or alcohol.

Floridian! Are you suggesting Dolly Parton is not 100% natural? Shocked! Shocked I tell you! Such perfidy. :-)

Smurf Breath
December 12, 2009

It’s called the Cloward Piven strategy.

Wyatt Stephens
December 12, 2009

Is there any possibility that you might focus on the basics of the Catholic Faith and its outcome in God’s creation instead of on political issues?

Dr. Mabuse
December 12, 2009

What goes around, indeed! The Democrats couldn’t sling the “Hoover” slur at Bush hard and fast enough when the economy tanked last year. Well, the successor to the ‘Hooverville’ shantytowns of the First Great Depression is the ‘Obamaville’ of the Second Great Depression. I hope one springs up right on the Mall in Washington.

Christopher Johnson
December 12, 2009

If you’re referring to me, I’m not Catholic.

Miss Sippi
December 12, 2009

Re: homelessness. I was laid off from a director position in a public university, six months ago. Fortunately I had a few months warning, and was able to save annual leave ($$) and some salary. Not eligible for retirement. Because I live in a family-owned house and my car is paid for, I have been able to make it on unemployment without going into my little savings. If not for that, and if I did not have relatives nearby, I would be homeless. There is NOTHING out there right now, especially if you’re sixty or older.

Katherine
December 12, 2009

Miss Sippi, I am so sorry to hear of your troubles, and I thank God for your family who are helping you.

Robert B.
December 12, 2009

Over the past eight years I remember seeing all of the sad stories about homelessness and unemployment during the Christmas season. Funny, I have not seen a single such story this year even though unemployment is the highest its been in decades. I wonder why….hmmmmm.

J.M. Heinrichs
December 12, 2009

For Wyatt
Yes, but you have to purchase the JCM Premium Subscription. High quality discussions aren’t free, so order yours now! The rest of us are waiting!

Cheers

Miss Sippi
December 12, 2009

Thank you Katherine, I didn’t mean for my post to sound so pitiful. ;) God has been very good to me! My point was just that it’s terribly easy for people to become homeless, sometimes with little warning.
Robert B., I think you are correct.

Katherine
December 13, 2009

Miss Sippi, I agree with you. I have a neighbor, a single woman, who does not have a year of living expenses saved. She works for IBM, and there have been layoffs. I am talking to her (well, nagging!) about getting that emergency fund saved. She has family, but not here, and really would dislike having to move back in with her parents at age 45.

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