Today’s edition of the LA Times top story was about the growing number of people now living anywhere the can find a spot in parks, the beaches, under freeway underpasses, on the sidewalks of the City Of Angels. The homeless throw their garbage in alleys and on the curbs which attracts rats and other health related problems for those who have businesses in the downtown area they are now losing money because of people living on the sidewalks outside of their collective doors.
Los Angeles County has spent over 600 million dollars in the last fiscal year yet the homeless population has increased by 12% in the same period of time. For that period of time the city did find housing for 20,000 people. Poverty has always existed throughout human history because wealth makes no sense without the poor to exploit to maintain that wealth. Those who no longer can afford a decent place to live in this state of immense wealth is a sign that our society is beginning to lose what it means to care about the poor and displaced in a world that is as usual unstable to say the least.
The homeless are now everywhere in California from the Desert to the Sea. That is something we all cannot afford to ignore any longer what can be done about it is the question that has no answer. With hundreds of thousands of migrants headed towards our southern border seeking asylum from poverty and war the problem will only get worse. This is just before a major election cycle in the United States. Good luck with that whomever wins.