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Saturday, August 06, 2011

You will not read about this in any newspaper in New Jersey
Posted by Jill | 2:49 PM
A tent city rises in Ocean County, New Jersey:
More than 50 homeless people have joined the community within New Jersey's forests as the economic crisis has wrecked their American dream.
And as politicians in Washington trade blows over their country's £8.8 trillion debt, the prospect of more souls joining this rag tag group grows by the day.

Building their own tarpaulin tents, Native American teepees and makeshift balsa wood homes, every one of the Tent City residents has lost their job.

Ravaged by the loss of their jobs and their homes, the residents of Tent City struggle to get by without day-to-day luxuries that we take for granted such as food on the table and a roof over their heads.

Ex-minister Steve Brigham, 50, runs Tent City, which consists of a dirt road running through a two-acre encampment which has flowerpots laid out front of proud tents and homes.
Functioning as near to a normal town as possible, Tent City is governed by democratic rules agreed by all the residents.

They all must agree to no fighting, to clean the camp, to volunteer their time when they have it, and to most importantly keep the noise down after 10pm

Please click through to the full article and look at how Americans who used to be middle-class are living.

I think perhaps these people should take Joan McCarter's suggestion and send their resumes, along with photographs of how they are living, and send them to Eric Cantor, who had this to say yesterday:

Let him find them a job.

You want to say we liberals are full of hate? For guys like Eric Cantor, you bet we are. And that smug little prick deserves every bit of our hatred.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
This story is frightening and eye-opening yet almost expected at this point.

"day-to-day luxuries that we take for granted such as food on the table and a roof over their heads"

I thought food and shelter were necessities!

Blogger Pangolin said...
America has become an open-air Auschwitz.