Primative Dave, My grandson's whole point in his walk is to inspire people to help on a personal level. To volunteer at thier local shelter... to give financially if they are able. He is visiting shelters in DC., as he has all along his route. For the most part, the politicians can't be bothered. He has tried to meet with politicans, and having spoken to countless homeless children on his journey, he has a unique perspective to present. Most people don't even know that there are 1.5 million homeless children in this country. In general, the politicians don't want this number known, as he has discovered...with just a few exceptions.
You say you provided for your family's health care. Does it not matter that other's simply cannot do the same? How can you presume to judge the life circumstances of others?
And how do you presume to know my heart and the hearts of other hard working Americans? One's first obligation is to provide for one's family. Yes, there are some who cannot provide for themselves, and measures should be taken to help them, and in time to help them be self sufficient.
From where I am sitting this is the mentality expressed by so many Americans today - "I've got mine. You get your own somewhere else. And don't do anything that might lower my property values while you're at it."
How arrogant you are! That has never been my attitude, nor is the attitude of anyone I know... and it shows in the fruitage of my life. I do not own a home...so my property values are not effected.... and the reason I don't own one, is because I have used the money I might have invested in a home to help others. I've never regretted that. I don't need much myself..
Yours is the attitude that prevents constructive dialogue that could actually help. You've made your assumptions, and in your mind they are fact.