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Thread #141413 Message #3270039
Posted By: Don Firth
07-Dec-11 - 04:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: Occupy Wall Street; The 99%
Subject: RE: BS: Occupy Wall Street; The 99%
There are millions of houses in the United States (I've hear 3.2 million) that are standing empty. At the same time, there are millions of homeless people (I can't find an accurate figure, but they, too, number in the millions), living on the streets. These houses are standing empty because the bank foreclosed and evicted those living there (some of whom are now homeless), and are standing empty. Because of the current housing market, no one is buying them. They stand vacant. And in addition to being wasted space, there is no one, not even the banks, maintaining these houses, so many of them are getting pretty run down and overgrown.
Empty house over here, someone living on the street because they have nowhere else to live, over there.
The Occupy folks moving into these houses—and Occupying them—are making a loud and clear statement.