Lv 5
Andrew asked in Social ScienceEconomics · 4 weeks ago

If America is such a land of opportunity why is there a homeless person begging for money in almost every corner of this country ?

9 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    yeah, these q's bring out all the people hating on the poor , many of whom have awful PTSD or other illnesses in a world that is DESIGNED for many to fail here in good ol'USA. blanket responses saying they are lazy, etc. really in most cases aren't true, but perpetrate rank stereotypes. that way, these people can pat themselves on the back. wait until they are homeless and then see their responses. crow pie is a nice meal, eh, boys and girls?

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Lazy turds don't want to work.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Because Liberals won't let us put a bounty on them.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Because the opportunities are seized by other people who don't leave enough for others.  Many of YOUR opportunities are gone if YOU get an expensive addiction or a mental disease.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Are these homeless people diligently looking for work??  Or do they simply not care??  We also have this thing called free will.  We don't force people to work.  And they can do as they damn well please.  

    While you have the opportunity to succeed in America, you also have the opportunity to fail.  The American people simply don't have the ability to fix everyone's problem(s).  No matter how much money you throw at a problem, there will always be the poor & homeless.  

  • Oiy
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    Everyone has the equal opportunity to be homeless.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Like Duker said, most of them can make more money being bums. Most of them are not willing to work for money. Some are unfortunately mentally challenged, and it used to be the job of the church and locals to take care of them. Not anymore.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Some "beggars" in NYC make more money "begging" than actually working a reasonably well paying job.  They go home to apartments and cable tv and all that.  This has been well documented.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    It’s erroneously called a land of opportunity because that makes it easier to blame the poor and the destitute for being poor and destitute.  

    It used to be a land of opportunity. The sky was the limit back when America was the world’s only superpower. 

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