03 Mar '12, 6am

Even Those Who Criticize US Safety Net Rely On It | Care2 Causes

The "middle class" is rapidly disappearing. Too many people are only 6 months removed from living on the street. Many of the homeless and barely-homed need an ever-widening safety net of programs to help them. Most programs expire after a certain length of time, leaving these people with no where else to turn. I do believe strongly in separation of church and state, but it seems to me that church-funded programs are more in touch with the harsh reality that is the life of the poor. Some of these people are working, which disqualifies them from a multitude of programs, so they live in shelters, unable to make enough to come up with the rent on their own. Others are disqualified because they have no job, shelters are full and often forced to turn people away. Without a place to wash up, no money for laundry, no fare for public transportation, how can they find a job? And, WH...

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care2.com 03 Mar '12, 11am

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care2.com 03 Mar '12, 1pm

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Trees Have Needs | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 03 Mar '12, 1am

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care2.com 03 Mar '12, 5pm

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care2.com 03 Mar '12, 7am

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care2.com 03 Mar '12, 12pm

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care2.com 04 Mar '12, 1am

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care2.com 04 Mar '12, 6am

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Today in Parliament: 'First-world social safety net' means first-world taxes too: Tharman

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straitstimes.com 01 Mar '12, 7am

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care2.com 01 Mar '12, 8am

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