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The cost of ending homelessness

The good people at Think Progress have a powerful post this morning about our misguided national priorities that features the following rather amazing graphic. As you can see, we spend more on Christmas decorations and flowers than it would take to end homelessness.

2 Comments

  1. Frank Burns

    December 11, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Spending money on Christmas decorations is a personal decision not a national priority and is therefore nobody’s business. What is more shocking are the billions spent on global warming research each year and the billions spent on the UN each year. Think of how we could re allocate those wasted federal spending programs towards homelessness.

  2. david esmay

    December 13, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Think of how many tens of billions we waste on corporate subsidies and the hundreds of billions wasted on the military industrial complex. Money that could be invested on education and infrastructure, just think about that.