Thursday, April 20, 2017

SOARING POVERTY FROM CALIFORNIA to MICHIGAN AS ILLEGALS GET OUR JOBS, HOUSING AND BILLIONS IN WELFARE AND "FREE" MEDICAL

THE CONSPIRACY TO DESTROY AMERICA: DRUGS, POVERTY and OPEN BORDERS

SOARING POVERTY AND DRUG ADDICTION 
UNDER OBAMA


"These figures present a scathing indictment of the social order that prevails in America, the world’s wealthiest country, whose government proclaims itself to be the globe’s leading democracy. They are just one manifestation of the human toll taken by the vast and all-pervasive inequality and mass poverty.”



JOE LEGAL v LA RAZA JOSE ILLEGAL

…. which one has it good under the Dems???


“The principal beneficiaries of our current immigration policy are affluent Americans who hire immigrants at substandard wages for low-end work. Harvard economist George Borjas estimates that American workers lose $190 billion annually (DATED FIGURES) in depressed wages caused by the constant flooding of the labor market at the low-wage end.”   --- Christian Science Monitor

Forty percent of Michigan households struggle to make ends meet

BLOG: 40% OF CALIFORNIA NOW UNDER LA RAZA-OCCUPATION, LIVES BELOW THE POVERTY LINE. THE STATE OF CA HANDS ILLEGALS $30 BILLION IN SOCIAL SERVICES. HALF THE MURDERS IN CA ARE BY MEX GANGS!

By Debra Watson
20 April 2017
More than 1.5 million Michigan households—40 percent of the state’s population—do not have incomes that cover basic necessities, according to the United Way charity’s ALICE report released in mid-April this year.
Using income data from the US Census bureau from 2015, the ALICE report reveals that a substantial percentage of families with incomes above the official Federal Poverty Level (FPL) are unable to afford such basics as housing, child care, food, health care and transportation. The 40 percent ALICE Report figure is made up of the 15 percent of households below FPL and the 25 percent of the population who make more but don’t make enough.
The ALICE acronym stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The percentage of Michigan families with incomes below the barebones Household Survival Budget increased from 38 percent to 40 percent of the total state population from 2007 to 2015.
The increase was entirely made up of an increase in ALICE households below FPL, which rose from 13 percent of families in Michigan in 2007 to 15 in 2015. The actual number of ALICE households has fluctuated, but increased overall from 931,231 in 2007 to nearly 959,784 in 2015.
That the number and percentage of families still struggling has actually increased is significant, as the Michigan official unemployment rate has dipped from almost 15 percent in the earlier part of the decade to 5.3 percent today.
The report cites two major reasons for the persistence of household economic distress.
In the first place, the basic cost of household expenses has increased in every county in Michigan by 18 percent since 2007. This is higher than the national inflation price rise of 14 percent during the same period. 

BLOG: THE ENTIRE REASON WE HAVE OPEN BORDERS AND NON-ENFORCEMENT IS TO KEEP WAGES DEPRESSED! IS IT WORKING?
While household costs climbed, low wage jobs are now the largest category of jobs in Michigan, with 62 percent of all jobs in the state paying out less than $20 an hour. Two thirds of those jobs actually pay less than $15.
The report notes one of the biggest challenges for Michigan families is child care, which represents nearly a quarter of the monthly Household Survival Budget for a family of four. Even so, that budget allows for only home-based child care, which is the cheapest alternative available.
The report brings into focus the inadequacy of the official FPL. The ALICE household budget is much higher than FPL, but includes the utterly unrealistic figure of $184 for food per month for an individual and $609 for a family of four. Housing comes in at $500 a month for an individual and $700 for a household, again an unrealistic estimate. This barebones survival budget calls for an annual income of $18,000 for an individual and $56,064 for a family, far above the respective figures of $11,770 for an individual and $24,250 for a family at FPL.
It is also far above the annual wage for a family with two adults working full-time year-round at minimum wage.
One indication of the inadequacy of the ALICE budget is that its health care cost is based on the penalty for not buying health care under Obamacare, and not on the actual cost of health care. Not even the high-deductible Bronze plan is affordable for most.
The authors of the report are well aware of its inadequacies. They calculate a more-generous “Household Stability Budget,” one that includes allotments for basics like paying premiums for employer-based health care or owning a cell phone. Only 9 percent of the population makes an hourly wage of $40 to $60 an hour needed to approach such a budget.
The authors also seek to dispel some myths about who is struggling paycheck-to-paycheck. Single female-headed families only account for 18 percent of all working-age households below the ALICE threshold, according to the report.
BLOG: THE COUNTY of LOS ANGELES ALONE HANDS INVADING MEXICANS MORE THAN ONE BILLION IN WELFARE... YES, BILLION! FOR THEIR JUMP THE GRINGO BORDER AND SIGN UP FOR 18 YEARS OF ANCHOR BABY WELFARE!
The level of distress facing workers in Detroit was evident over the recent holiday weekend, when a local church offered $10,000 in free gasoline to the first people in line. Hundreds lined up for the free gas, limited to $20 per individual, some arriving as early as 4 a.m. One of the volunteers from the church, Donte, spoke to WSWS reporters and explained that many taking up the church’s offer were in serious distress.
“We have done this before, and I have spoken in the past to people who really needed it. They could not get to work or to doctor’s appointments.
“I heard of people today who spent $7 in gas to get the $20 to fill their tank and it was worth it to them, that’s how urgent it was. One guy said he woke up with nothing left in his checking account. Another family ran out of gas a mile away and our people decided to take the gas to them. They were not going to let them have to be towed. Actually, quite a few have run out of gas just getting here.”
Donte expressed surprise that the number of families not making enough to survive in Michigan was calculated at 40 percent in the United Way report. “That seems like a big number to me, I am surprised it is that much. You see the church people coming all dressed up, but you don’t always know how vulnerable they are, because you don’t see all the things they are going through.”
WSWS reporters also spoke to Darlene and Dion, a young couple waiting in the lineup of cars, on the ALICE report. Darlene said, “We came today for the free gas because we need it to get to work. We are on ‘E’ right now. We just paid the rent and it was $800, and now we do not have any gas left to get to work.
“We both work, and can hardly make it.” Referring to Dion, who was driving the van, she explained, “He does factory jobs through a temp service, and I work in fast food. He makes about 10 dollars an hour, and I make 12 at McDonald’s. It isn’t enough. We have four children, a seven-year-old and an eight-year-old, and then there are the twins.
Dion noted, “Often I work six days a week doing assembly of medical equipment and things like that, working for a temp agency. But the kids are constantly growing, and we are struggling just to have the money for basic things like clothing. They need clothes, shoes, all the time.”
The couple commented on the relentless expenditures they have to deal with. “We have to spend about $1,000 a month just on food for all of us. We have four children to feed.”
Compared to the massive need, all that private charities can contribute is a drop in the bucket. The United Way report calculates $7 billion in additional wages or public resources would be required for all Michigan households to have what amounts to a barely adequate income. By way of comparison, the federal government spends more than $500 billion annually on the military and the Trump administration is proposing to increase that by more than $54 billion through dollar-for-dollar cuts in social programs that provide assistance for housing, child care, food, health care and transportation.

Most of you may have heard the expression: "Mi casa tu casa". It's the ultimate expression of hospitality in Spanish. It means my home is your home. It's often used when you visit someone's home. Well. Mexico is changing it a...

April 19, 2017
Mexico to mejicanos: 'Tu casa' is still 'tu casa'
Most of you may have heard the expression: "Mi casa tu casa". It's the ultimate expression of hospitality in Spanish. It means my home is your home. It's often used when you visit someone's home.
Well. Mexico is changing it a bit to "tu casa tu casa", or your home is still your home.
Don't look now but Mexicans are going home and President Pena-Nieto went to the airport to greet them:      
Mexico’s president dashed to the airport to greet a planeload of deportees. 
The education minister rushed to the Texas border to meet Mexicans being kicked out of the United States. 
Mexico City’s labor secretary is urging companies to hire migrants who abruptly find themselves sent back home.
“Unlike what’s happening in the United States, this is your home,” the labor secretary, Amalia GarcĂ­a, told deportees in the audience at a recent event for the city’s jobs programs.
For years, as the Obama administration sent back thousands of Mexicans each week -- more than two million altogether -- Mexico’s establishment barely reacted. All but invisible, the deportees were left to cope on their own with divided families, uncertain job prospects and the poverty that had pushed so many north in the first place.
Now, Mexican politicians are eagerly embracing them, portraying deportees as the embodiment of President Trump’s hostility toward their country and their people -- even though deportations of Mexican citizens actually fell in the opening months of his term.
Frankly, this is pure cosmetics.    
First, no one welcomed the millions deported by the Obama administration. No one in the Mexican political class called Obama a "racista" or "anti-mejicano".    
Instead, they said nothing publicly and went along, for whatever reason. This is not about greeting the new arrivals. This is about President Trump, the only thing that all parties in Mexico agree on.
As the article points, returning is not as easy as it sounds. The new arrivals need jobs and schools. Can Mexico provide the new arrivals with new jobs or schools? No simple answers! Why do you think they left in the first place?
Second, the real issue is the 10 or so million who are here sending funds back home. They are still sending the money, as we see in this CNN report:  
Between January and November of 2016, $24.6 billion flowed back to the pockets of Mexicans from friends and relatives living overseas, according to Mexico's central bank.
That's even higher than what Mexico earns from its oil exports -- $23.2 billion in 2015. 
And almost all of that cash comes from the U.S.
The average remittance from Mexico is about $300. 
Essentially, Mexico's most lucrative natural resource are the people who leave home.
Remittances help drive Mexico's economy, from paying for new home construction to schools, especially in low-income areas. 
The cash transfers from the U.S. have also been growing faster than wages and inflation. 
This is the group that Mexico will have a lot of trouble welcoming back. Unfortunately, Mexico has become so dependent on these billions of dollars that the only thing they can hope for is that they are legalized in the U.S. and continue the remittances.
"Tu casa tu casa"!  We will see how long that lasts!
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IS YOUR STATE OCCUPIED AND LOOTED BY MEXICO?
They claim all of North America for Mexico!

WE ARE MEXICO'S WELFARE SYSTEM
.... A Glimpse...
$640,000 and breeding anchor babies like bunnies
MURDER, RAPE, LOOT and VOTE DEM FOR MORE!
EACH ILLEGAL WILL COST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE $640,000 and then they go breed anchor babies for more!


America’s Super-rich Live 15 Years Longer!
………….. America’s Bludgeoned Middle-Class Dies Young, Addicted and Poor!

WHICH SIDE OF THE EQUATION ARE YOU DIGGING YOUR CHILDRENS’ GRAVES?

“Millions of middle class families have been driven to bankruptcy by illness
and medical bills.”
 NOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE DEMOCRAT PARTY HANDS MILLIONS OF MEXICAN SOCIAL SECURITY? THEY GO BACK TO MEXICO TO CASH THEIR SSI CHECKS AND VOTE BY MAIL FOR MORE!
“The lifetime costs of Social Security and Medicare benefits of illegal immigrant beneficiaries of President Obama’s executive amnesty would be well over a trillion dollars, according to Heritage Foundation expert Robert Rector’s prepared testimony for a House panel obtained in advance by Breitbart News.”

LEGALS AND BUSINESS FLEE CALIFORNIA

…. Where Mexico loots first


CA HAS THE HIGHEST TAXES IN THE NATION, THE LARGEST ILLEGAL MEXICAN POPULATION, THE LARGEST MEX WELFARE STATE and HALF THE MURDERS IN CA ARE NOW BY MEXICAN GANGS.

LA RAZA MEXICO’S TRILLION DOLLAR LOOTING OF AMERICA

The staggering cost of all that “cheap” Mexican labor:

MEXICANS SUCK IN MORE WELFARE THAN LEGALS!

“The lifetime costs of Social Security and Medicare benefits of illegal immigrant beneficiaries of President Obama’s executive amnesty would be well over a trillion dollars, according to Heritage Foundation expert Robert Rector’s prepared testimony for a House panel obtained in advance by Breitbart News.”

THE STAGGERING  COST OF AMNESTY: non-enforcement is another form of AMNESTY!
Legals to pay trillions for open borders and Mexico’s looting
Between one-quarter and one-third of the 1.5 million new arrivals in 2014 were illegal aliens, meaning that a conservative estimate is that 1,000 illegal aliens a day are moving to the United States.

Hillary’s America amnesty legalizes Mexico’s looting


IMAGES OF AMERICA UNDER LA RAZA MEX OCCUPATION:

 

Your neighborhood will be next to fall to LA RAZA!

 

http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2013/10/america-la-raza-mexicos-wide-open.html


Even though it has gone virtually unreported by corporate media, Breitbart News has extensively documented the Clintons’ longstanding support for “open borders.” Interestingly, as the Los Angeles Times observed in 2007, the Clinton’s praise for globalization and open borders frequently comes when they are speaking before a wealthy foreign audiences and donors.

STUDY OF MEXICANS FEEDING OFF THE AMERICAN GRAVY TRAIN:
Jose Herria emigrated illegally from Mexico to Stockton, Calif., in 1997 to work as a fruit picker. He brought with him his wife, Felipa, and three children, 19, 12 and 8 – all illegals. When Felipa gave birth to her fourth child, daughter Flor, the family had what is referred to as an "anchor baby" – an American citizen by birth who provided the entire Silverio clan a ticket to remain in the U.S. permanently. But Flor was born premature, spent three months in the neonatal incubator and cost the San Joaquin Hospital more than $300,000. Meanwhile, oldest daughter Lourdes married an illegal alien gave birth to a daughter, too. Her name is Esmeralda. And Felipa had yet another child, Cristian. The two Silverio anchor babies generate $1,000 per month in public welfare funding for the family. Flor gets $600 a month for asthma. Healthy Cristian gets $400. While the Silverios earned $18,000 last year picking fruit, they picked up another $12,000 for their two "anchor babies." While President Bush says the U.S. needs more "cheap labor" from south of the border to do jobs Americans aren't willing to do, the case of the Silverios shows there are indeed uncalculated costs involved in the importation of such labor – public support and uninsured medical costs. In fact, the increasing number of illegal aliens coming into the United States is forcing the closure of hospitals, spreading previously vanquished diseases and threatening to destroy America's prized health-care system, says a report in the spring issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. "The influx of illegal aliens has serious hidden medical consequences," writes Madeleine Pelner Cosman, author of the report. "We judge reality primarily by what we see. But what we do not see can be more dangerous, more expensive, and more deadly than what is seen." According to her study, 84 California hospitals are closing their doors as a direct result of the rising number of illegal aliens and their non-reimbursed tax on the system. "Anchor babies," the author writes, "born to illegal aliens instantly qualify as citizens for welfare benefits and have caused enormous rises in Medicaid costs and stipends under Supplemental Security Income and Disability Income." In addition, the report says, "many illegal aliens harbor fatal diseases that American medicine fought and vanquished long ago, such as drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria, leprosy, plague, polio, dengue, and Chagas disease." While politicians often mention there are 43 million without health insurance in this country, the report estimates that at least 25 percent of those are illegal immigrants. The figure could be as high as 50 percent. Not being insured does not mean they don't get medical care. Under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act of 1985, hospitals are obligated to treat the uninsured without reimbursement. "Government imposes viciously stiff fines and penalties on any physician and any hospital refusing to treat any patient that a zealous prosecutor deems an emergency patient, even though the hospital or physician screened and declared the patient's illness or injury non-emergency," says the report. "But government pays neither hospital nor physician for treatments. In addition to the fiscal attack on medical facilities and personnel, EMTALA is a handy truncheon with which to pummel politically unpopular physicians by falsely accusing them of violating EMTALA." According to the report, between 1993 and 2003, 60 California hospitals closed because half their services became unpaid. Another 24 California hospitals verge on closure, the author writes. "American hospitals welcome 'anchor babies,'" says the report. "Illegal alien women come to the hospital in labor and drop their little anchors, each of whom pulls its illegal alien mother, father, and siblings into permanent residency simply by being born within our borders. Anchor babies are citizens, and instantly qualify for public welfare aid: Between 300,000 and 350,000 anchor babies annually become citizens because of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they reside." Among the organizations directing illegal aliens into America's medical systems, according to the report, are the Ford Foundation-funded Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Immigration Law Center, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association's Commission on Immigration Policy, Practice, and Pro Bono, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, the National Council of La Raza, George Soros's Open Society Institute, the Migration Policy Institute, the National Network for Immigration and Refugee Rights and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Because drug addiction and alcoholism are classified as diseases and disabilities, the fiscal toll on the health-care system rises. When Linda Torres was arrested in Bakersfield, Calif., with about $8,500 in small bills in a sack, the police originally thought it was stolen money, explained the report. It was her Social Security lump sum for her disability -- heroin addiction. "Today, legal immigrants must demonstrate that they are free of communicable diseases and drug addiction to qualify for lawful permanent residency green cards," writes Cosman, a medical lawyer, who formerly taught medical students at the City University of New York. "Illegal aliens simply cross our borders medically unexamined, hiding in their bodies any number of communicable diseases." Many illegals entering this country have tuberculosis, according to the report. "That disease had largely disappeared from America, thanks to excellent hygiene and powerful modern drugs such as isoniazid and rifampin," says the report. "TB's swift, deadly return now is lethal for about 60 percent of those infected because of new Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. Until recently MDR-TB was endemic to Mexico. This Mycobacterium tuberculosis is resistant to at least two major anti-tubercular drugs. Ordinary TB usually is cured in six months with four drugs that cost about $2,000. MDR-TB takes 24 months with many expensive drugs that cost around $250,000 with toxic side effects. Each illegal with MDR-TB coughs and infects 10 to 30 people, who will not show symptoms immediately. Latent disease explodes later. TB was virtually absent in Virginia until in 2002, when it spiked a 17 percent increase, but Prince William County, just south of Washington, D.C., had a much larger rise of 188 percent. Public health officials blamed immigrants. In 2001 the Indiana School of Medicine studied an outbreak of MDR-TB, and traced it to Mexican illegal aliens. The Queens, New York, health department attributed 81 percent of new TB cases in 2001 to immigrants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ascribed 42 percent of all new TB cases to 'foreign born' people who have up to eight times higher incidences apparently, 66 percent of all TB cases coming to America originate in Mexico, the Philippines and Vietnam." Other health threats from illegals include, according to the report: Chagas disease, also called American trypanosomiasis or "kissing bug disease," is transmitted by the reduviid bug, which prefers to bite the lips and face. The protozoan parasite that it carries, Trypanosoma cruzi, infects 18 million people annually in Latin America and causes 50,000 deaths. The disease also infiltrates America's blood supply. Chagas affects blood transfusions and transplanted organs. No cure exists. Hundreds of blood recipients may be silently infected. Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, was so rare in America that in 40 years only 900 people were afflicted. Suddenly, in the past three years America has more than 7,000 cases of leprosy. Leprosy now is endemic to northeastern states because illegal aliens and other immigrants brought leprosy from India, Brazil, the Caribbean and Mexico. Dengue fever is exceptionally rare in America, though common in Ecuador, Peru, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Mexico. Recently, according to the report, there was a virulent outbreak of dengue fever in Webb County, Texas, which borders Mexico. Though dengue is usually not a fatal disease, dengue hemorrhagic fever routinely kills. Polio was eradicated from America, but now reappears in illegal immigrants as do intestinal parasites, says the report. Malaria was obliterated, but now is re-emerging in Texas. The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons report includes a strong prescription for protecting the health of Americans: Closing America's borders with fences, high-tech security devices and troops. Rescinding the U.S. citizenship of "anchor babies." Punishing the aiding and abetting of illegal aliens as a crime. An end to amnesty programs.

SOARING POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT  UNDER OBAMA’S OPEN

 

BORDERS POLICIES.


http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2016/10/millions-of-americans-legals-unemployed.html

 LIST of “SANCTUARY COUNTIES” AND THE LA RAZA CRIME TIDAL WAVE STATS

ICE ROUNDS UP THE ILLEGALS

THE LA RAZA CRIME TIDAL WAVE…. Murder, rape, molestation and then vote DEM for more!

THE STAGGERING CRIME TIDAL WAVE BY THE WORLD'S MOST VIOLENT CULTURE: MEXICAN


A NATION IN BORDER MELTDOWN:

MILLIONS OF JOBS TO ILLEGALS AND BILLIONS IN WELFARE

MEXICO WILL DOUBLE AMERICA’S POPULATION

IMMIGRANT SHARE OF ADULTS QUADRUPLED IN 232 COUNTIES


A surge in Minnesota of homeless elderly

By Gary Joad
22 April 2017
According to interviews broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio earlier this month, “alarm bells are going off around the state,” over the surge of older persons entering homeless shelters both in the urban and rural areas.
Sue Koesterman, pastor and executive director of Churches United for the Homeless shelter in Moorhead, Minnesota told MPR’s Dan Gunderson, “I think we are beginning to see the wave. It offends me as a pastor that someone who is at end of life should have to receive hospice care (for example) in a dorm of a homeless shelter. To me, that’s just offensive to my sense of human dignity.”
Persons over the age of 55 are the smallest grouping of homeless in the state. However, across Minnesota, older people are the fastest growing demographic without a permanent address, according to the Wilder Foundation which has been performing a “point-in-time” one day counting of homeless people every 3 years since 1991.
According to the Wilder Foundation’s 2015 report, the number of Minnesota’s homeless persons 55 to 80 years old has increased by 45 percent since the last survey done in 2012. The latest single day survey counted 9,312 adults, youth, and children without a permanent address, including 843 over the age of 55, comprising 9 percent of the homeless population in Minnesota.
Koesterman told MPR that, absent a political commitment to reverse the trend, matters are going to get much worse. Minnesota’s Republican controlled legislature, in its most recent session, did not even give a hearing to a proposal to allow financing for affordable senior housing. The Trump administration has unmistakably signaled its intention to abolish grants for the funding of lower cost housing for senior citizens.
A housing case worker of Detroit Lakes in western Minnesota, James McKinstra, told MPR that he is seeing a steady increase in homeless seniors across several rural counties. McKinstra reported about a third of his clients have been homeless before, but that two-thirds have never seen the problem.
“If they’ve never experienced homelessness and they’re in their 60’s or 70’s, it’s just a huge shock to their system and they don’t know how to respond.”
The statistics for elder homelessness are likely an underestimation, according to McKinstra. Elders sleep unaccounted for as guests on friends’ couches, or run up bills in motels, or live in abandoned trailer homes.
Betty Hanson, 73, could not afford rent in the Detroit Lakes apartment market at $800 to $1000 with her small Social Security check. For some years, she lived with her children or rented only a room in homes, essentially living out of her suitcase until finally she ran out of resources and had no place to go. McKinstra found her a one bedroom apartment in Detroit Lakes with a sliding scale rent.
Maxfield Research performed a study for a housing consortium and projected that by 2020 there will be another 23,000 affordable housing units needed for Minnesota seniors. For low-income elderly, affordable housing might be no more than $400, according to Barbara Day of Washington County Community Development Agency. Rents are two to three times that in Minnesota.
Investment developers in the hunt for profits are disinterested in building affordable housing for low-income seniors.
Wendy Boppert, program manager for the downtown St. Paul Dorothy Day shelter, reported to the Pioneer Press that one night in the 2015-2016 winter they housed eight women over the age of 75, all of them homeless for the first time.
David Evansen, a 68-year-old Vietnam War veteran, reported that he lives off of a wheeled walker that he can sit on. He has leg numbness, a spinal injury, an ankle needing surgery, and a very large hernia, all of which require medical attention and several medications that he must take daily. He is VA eligible for an electric scooter, but he told Twin Cities News that he cannot receive it without a permanent address.
Evansen retired from the US Postal Service in 2000, and owned a condo for his later years. Then he divorced after retirement, lost all of his assets, and found himself homeless. For a while he moved around between shelters, then he moved in with his daughter until conflicts with her boyfriend compelled him to move out.
Patricia McArdle, Catholic Charities director for elder services pointed out, “With our currently limited social safety net, anybody could become homeless.”
McArdle added, “You’d be amazed how many people we see here who would never have dreamed that this could happen to them because they’ve always been able to take care of themselves. We have people in here who have master’s degrees, were nurses, worked for the state, and they were able to stay on their feet.” And then suddenly, they could not.
The Dorothy Day Center of St. Paul director Gerry Lauer reported that some of his clients have not seen a primary care physician in years, have not had new glasses for a decade, and cannot read forms or signs because of changed vision.
The National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) confirms that health problems are dramatically worsened by deep poverty and homelessness. Such experiences rapidly age the person, such that a 50-year-old will appear to be closer to age 70.
Homeless persons have great difficulty in obtaining proper medications, and often have no secure storage for prescriptions, such as insulin for diabetes needing refrigeration. Taking medications correctly is all the more difficult when a person is occupied with finding a meal and a safe and warm place to sleep, to wash, and to use a toilet. Dental care is often absent entirely.
Of course, homeless persons suffer depression, and not infrequently dementia. As McArdle told the Pioneer Press, “Complications get worse. They begin to snowball. If you didn’t have a mental health condition before you were homeless, you will afterwards.”
From 2009 to 2015, Minnesota homelessness rose 6 percent. Another one day count revealed 10,214 persons without a permanent address, including 3,500 children. On the same count, about 1,000 youth 18-21 years old were on their own, and 146 teens age 17 and under were destitute. In the same time period, people using Minnesota homeless shelters rose 27 percent. Youth 21 and under comprised 46 percent of the homeless. Two parent families without shelter increased 22 percent, and children in emergency shelters rose 44 percent.
Adults over age 55 comprise over 8 percent of the homeless, and increased 48 percent between 2009 and 2015. The so-called baby boomers born between 1955 and 1965 were uniquely positioned to take the severe hit of the 2008 Great Recession, often being at an age just before eligibility for Medicare and Social Security.
The NCH reported in 2009 that there were nine senior citizens awaiting affordable housing for every one unit available, and that the wait time then was from 3-5 years.
Any subsequent economic recovery from the Recession was completely meaningless for persons in deep poverty, defined as persons at or below one half of the federally defined poverty level. The NCH reports that the likelihood that a very poor elderly person can regain income by returning to employment or by way of marriage becomes ever more unlikely.
The NCH also notes that the elderly homeless have a great deal more trouble getting around, are more distrustful of shelters and clinics, often have difficulty climbing stairs to upper floor shelters, as well as standing in long lines for beds and showers.
Elderly homeless are far more prone to crime victimization, and are often ignored by the police when they are in trouble. In 2006, 27 percent of homeless crime victims were 50-59 years old.
Many more homeless people die before the age of 62. A 2007 study of 7 cities in North America and Europe found homeless people 3 to 4 times more likely to die prematurely than the general population. Average life expectancy without permanent housing was found in the cities studied to be 42 to 52 years, caused principally by worsened and unattended medical conditions.
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the number of elderly persons who are homeless in the US will have doubled by 2050. At least 44,172 elderly Americans were homeless in 2010, that number is expected to increase by at least 33 percent to 58,772 by 2020, and is projected to double by 2050 to 95,000.


THE IMPACT OF TRUMPERnomics AND THE MASSIVE

TRANSFER OF WEALTH TO THE SUPER RICH

AMERICA: One paycheck and two illegals away from homelessness.


"The economists found that the pre-tax share of national income received by the
bottom half of the US population has been cut nearly in half since 1980, from 20
percent to 12 percent, while the income share of the top one percent has nearly
doubled, from 12 percent to 20 percent."

SOARING POVERTY IN AMERICA’S OPEN 

BORDERS


TRUMPERNOMICS FOR THE SUPER RICH:

“In the US, the working class will confront a government unlike any other in American history, which will continue and intensify a decades-long social counterrevolution overseen by the Democrats and Republicans. The incoming Trump administration is manned by billionaires, generals and arch reactionaries. It is a government of, by and for the oligarchy, committed to destroying every remaining gain won by workers over the past century.”

THE CONSPIRACY TO DESTROY AMERICA: DRUGS, POVERTY and OPEN BORDERS

SOARING POVERTY AND DRUG ADDICTION 
UNDER OBAMA


"These figures present a scathing indictment of the social order that prevails in America, the world’s wealthiest country, whose government proclaims itself to be the globe’s leading democracy. They are just one manifestation of the human toll taken by the vast and all-pervasive inequality and mass poverty.”