09 March 2011

"I don't want people to know that he's my dad"

CBS's 60 Minutes interviews homeless kids in Florida. A few of the homeless kids talk about washing up at Wal-Mart before going to school, having all their clothes and toys sold out of a storage unit, living with siblings and parents in a single room at a neighbor's house after they were evicted, watching their dad hold up a sign at a busy corner saying "Family of 5, please help":

The show reports that very soon 25% of all American children will be living in poverty. That's a big chunk of the next generation of voters who aren't going to grow up to be Republicans.

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