While we’e talking about the rich and poor, read how Birmingham’s poor are being treated by the worst UK government ever
Midland Heart, one of the regions largest social landlords, say their customers
Generally feel dismayed and negative. They are unhappy and unenthusiastic about the changes to the benefits system and afraid that they will be unable to live on reduced benefits
From April 2011 the rate for Local Housing Allowance (LHA), which replaces Housing Benefit, restricts claimants to the cheapest 30% of the private rented market. This does not take into account the substantial number of landlords who will not take welfare claimants, with “No DSS” a common feature in house letting adverts. Giving Hope, Changing Lives – a social inclusion process led by the Bishop…
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WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?
I’ve felt since I was old enough to understand life that being wealthy was wrong.
Hence I’ve always identified with the Robin Hoods rather than the robbing bastards.
Which side are YOU on?
Wealth – a terrible disease that can be easily cured…
Much respect to Nonviolent Conflict for excellent blogging to save the world x
This is the USA today…
By Keith Johnson
AMERICAN FREE PRESS
You don’t need to thumb through a history book to find snapshots of Americans suffering through a great depression. Today, the poverty stricken are more visible than ever. They’re living in cars, under freeway bypasses and camping out in tent cities that are popping up around the country.
Hard times are upon us, and the empirical evidence is there to prove it. Last year, the Bureau of the Census, more commonly referred to as the United States Census Bureau, introduced a new way of measuring poverty by adding in those with incomes less than 50% above the poverty line. According to an article in The New York Times, “That number of Americans is 76% higher than the official account, published in September . All told, that places 100M people—one in three Americans—either in poverty or…
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It’s an election year in the richest country in the world, but tent cities for the homeless are springing up around the nation. Panorama finds out what it means to be poor in America.
With one and a half million American children now homeless, reporter Hilary Andersson meets the school pupils who go hungry in the richest country on Earth.
From those living in the storm drains under Las Vegas to the tent cities now springing up around the United States, Panorama finds out how the poor are surviving in America and asks whatever happened to Barack Obama’s vision for the country.
Sad news from the world’s only superpower…
I’ve just found that the BBC have blocked this film in the UK – am checking if there is another source – sorry folks – not sure if it’s available elsewhere x