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In the 1930's the shanty towns of unemployed, new poor were called "Hoover Towns" because of the economic crash under Hoover's presidency. It only seems fitting to name what are likely to become the new ones after Bush.


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"Tent City" Rapidly Growing in Sacramento, CA

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) ―Sacramento's homeless rate is rising fast. With more foreclosures, jobs lost and full shelters, all you have to do is walk downtown or cruise the American River and you'll meet people who are homeless for the first time.

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The sea of tents along the American River is hard to miss, and their number is growing.

"Anywhere from 20 to 50 people a week is showing up out here that just became homeless," said Steve Kruse, a homeless man. "There are shelters, but they're filling up so fast."

Many of the men and women in the tents lost their jobs and then their home.

Robert Booker was laid off after working four and a half years for a Sacramento property management company, but managed to snag an open spot in a shelter. The tent he was setting up near the river was for his friend, but he is concerned he will end up there as well.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson knows the crisis is growing. As foreclosure and unemployment rates skyrocket, the homeless rate is now on the same track. From 2007 to 2008, Sacramento County's "new homeless" rate rose a whopping 15 percent.

The last count showed the number of homeless with no shelter at all up 26 percent. That's 1,200 people living on the street or in a car.

Mayor Johnson says the new homeless plan he's working on may include a regulated tent city. "I can't say tent cities are the answer to the homeless population in Sacramento, but I think it's one of the many things that should be considered and looked at," he said.

Kruse says the public should consider who could be next to face that situation. "Prepare! Don't turn your back on us today, because tomorrow, you'll be living next to us," he said.

"I'm seeing families out here," Kruse added. "A lady walking down here yesterday with two babies and a stroller, and she asked did anybody know where she could stay."
 

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In the 1930's the shanty towns of unemployed, new poor were called "Hoover Towns" because of the economic crash under Hoover's presidency. It only seems fitting to name what are likely to become the new ones after Bush.
I think Pelosi Towns would be more appropriate since thats her area of the country and since congress had a lot more to do with the current economic situation then people want ot admit.
 

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I think Pelosi Towns would be more appropriate since thats her area of the country and since congress had a lot more to do with the current economic situation then people want ot admit.
I love how the Bush apologists blame congress and/or Bill Clinton for the spending of the last 8 years and the current economic hard times. Which is it? Congress or Clinton? Or is it Obama now?

Oh, and Pelosi has been speaker since 2006, 6 full years after Bush had been in office.
 

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i love how everyone likes to blame everything on Bush like the President actually has the power to do all the stuff that Bush has been blamed for, the same reason i don't blame Obama for the stimulus but rather the entire Democratic "Dream" team, and Nancy Pelosi happens to be one of the ring leaders for that group. And as i put Sacramento is close to her Congressional district(i know its not in it) so it seems more fitting to name it after her. People seem to have forgotten that Congress had a lower approval rating than the President during the end of the Bush admin

Just trying to get you going on another rant SD ;)
 

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I think Pelosi Towns would be more appropriate since thats her area of the country and since congress had a lot more to do with the current economic situation then people want ot admit.
I agree with that.

That is certainly a sad situation..and my heart goes out to all those families. In my cynical opinion...I thinks it unfair to charge a president with all the issues, good or bad, our country We have has. Checks and balances for a reason...so that no one has total control...blame half of the **** government..at least majority vote. The president is just a puppet anyway..IMO.

I do blame the government( whole **** thing) for letting things happen, that led to this...letting the banking industry go for so long with out the controls it really should have had, but didn't. The bubble was allowed to grow and grow and grow,,and now that it burst, its fallout is what we'll have to deal with for at least the next decade.

Someone more famous and more educated than myself once said..." I love my country, but hate my government".......which basically sums up how I feel, and have for years. I am personally scared for the future of this country..not from enemies we do not know, but but from the ones we do know.
 

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I love how the Bush apologists blame congress and/or Bill Clinton for the spending of the last 8 years and the current economic hard times. Which is it? Congress or Clinton? Or is it Obama now?

Oh, and Pelosi has been speaker since 2006, 6 full years after Bush had been in office.
I love how the Obama fellators don't know that Presidents don't spend money Congress does.

Similarly I love how it's "the war" that's gooing to bankrupt us, and not the ever expanding giant black hole of a fiscal money pit that are the unConstitutional social programs put in place by communist rat basterds like FDR.
 

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dam good quote, you should be a politician ;)

*and yes i know its not dam, but the stupid sensor thing doesn't like N's i guess lol
its fine...my stars above were " d a m n " too. :thumbsup:
 

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I think Pelosi Towns would be more appropriate since thats her area of the country and since congress had a lot more to do with the current economic situation then people want ot admit.
Perhaps the same thing could be said for the Great Depression... but the President gets all the press.
 

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I love how the Obama fellators don't know that Presidents don't spend money Congress does.

Similarly I love how it's "the war" that's gooing to bankrupt us, and not the ever expanding giant black hole of a fiscal money pit that are the unConstitutional social programs put in place by communist rat basterds like FDR.
The President sets policy. That most definitely affects spending.

So, now it's FDR's fault? That's one I haven't heard...;D
 

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FDR wanted socialism. Do you know what FDR said upon returning from his first "summit" type meeting to meet with the communist murderer Josef stalin?

"I have seen the future and it works."

FDR wasn't in a wheelchair from polio. he was in it from the crushing punishment he took from his commie fahgmaster "Uncle Joe". That's what he called him. Phucking "Uncle Joe".

Awesome, huh?
 

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Perhaps the same thing could be said for the Great Depression... but the President gets all the press.
I'm not disagreeing with that, but i think you'll have trouble changing all the school books to reflect it ;)

How's the weather out there in Philli? you riding?
 
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