Close to 20,000 children living in New York City shelters

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  • Grace Bakersfield, CA
    Sept. 19, 2012 1:19 p.m.

    Why don't we ask both candidates at the first debate if they will each fork over $2 million of campaign funds toward helpinb with rhis awful problem?

    And in the interest of fairness, we should ask all the campaign donors to donate 50% to charities and the other 50% to the campaign. It's not all the candidate's faults; it's the coffer-fillers, too.

    And then congress can slash our world donations by 50%, too. Extremists might think twice about having to choose between RPGs and kerosene or food for their children.

    And Bloomberg? Why not just charge double for all junk food and alcohol items? Then donate 50% of those proceeds to homeless children shelters? Obama could create thousands of new jobs on that enterprise alone. And tithe-payers could give 5% to this problem, instead of the massive, lavish building programs some denominations insist on...

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Sept. 19, 2012 9:00 a.m.

    Mr. Obama: We need more hand-outs! Maybe we can get up to 40,000!!!

  • joy Logan, UT
    Sept. 18, 2012 5:10 p.m.

    Ok, Bloomberg stop worrying about sugary drinks and start focusing on how you can improve
    job availability. Is one of the requirements for living in the shelter that they have assignments for cleaning
    and maintaining the conditions of their free shelters or do you depend on volunteers to do this. Self worth depends on whether people are working for their keep. Maybe even a trade off of day care by some while others
    search for jobs and visa versa. I don't believe that free hand out except for a short period of time helps anyone. Self worth and job training should be part of free shelters. It gives people HOPE! I even bet there are people in those shelters that have skills they can help train others.

  • David Centerville, UT
    Sept. 18, 2012 3:36 p.m.

    Yep, we are definitely better off now than we were 4 years ago, and if we will just give Obama a 2nd term just imagine how wonderful and terrific life will be.

    See, his first term he didn't have a record. He spoke in platitudes and painted a vision of hope and change.

    Now he has a record and its not pretty.

  • Rob Logan, UT
    Sept. 18, 2012 2:56 p.m.

    Wow, this is very disturbing. How can this happen with the hope and change President? Is this what he hoped would change?