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In New York, Wall Street financial institutions paid themselves $20.8 billion in cash bonuses last year while almost 120,000 men, women and children spent at least one night in a city shelter -- an all-time record. And that's just one city.

Each night, 45-million Americans go to bed hungry in this country, but that's not enough for the Neocons in Congress.

There were 225,000 foreclosure filings in February, but the Obama administration is abandoning its foreclosure prevention program promised during the campaign before it even got off the ground.

According to the New York Times:

"Last summer, as President Obama's premier plan to save millions of Americans from foreclosure foundered, the administration tossed a new life preserver to homeowners. 

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"Officials unveiled a $1 billion program to offer loans to help the jobless pay their mortgages until they could find work again. It was supposed to take effect before the end of the year, but as of today, the program has yet to accept any applications.


"That could be an epitaph for the administration's broader foreclosure prevention effort, as tens of billions of dollars remain unspent and hundreds of thousands of homeowners have been rejected. Now the existence of the main program, the Home Assistance Modification Program, is in doubt.

"Saying it is a waste of money, the Republican-controlled House voted on Tuesday night to kill the foreclosure relief program. The Senate, which the Democrats control, will pursue a rescue. But Democrats, too, consider the program badly flawed."

We can bail out the banks and funnel obscene amounts of money to the Banksters and Big Corporations who profit on the weakened backs of our dwindling middle class, most of whom pay little or no income taxes -- but we cannot prevent American families from being forced to live in their cars? 

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Kathy never expected a career in radio as a talk show producer. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Kathy was completing her nursing degree when in 2001 - in an emergency - she was asked to fill in as the producer of Mike's program. Within a few (more...)

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They can print money at the top and all the new pl... by Theresa Paulfranz on Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 2:55:22 PM
We can't feed Americans but sure as hell can kill ... by Sister Begonia on Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 3:26:15 PM
It's all because of the Reaganite "gospel of prosp... by E. J. N. on Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 5:45:46 PM
In a nut shell - the money used to bail out the ba... by Doc McCoy on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 4:38:57 AM
I agree about the bailout, but I heartily disagree... by E. J. N. on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 8:20:02 PM
Was it just the rich - the 1% - who got out and vo... by Doc McCoy on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 11:02:26 PM
if they do their own research and make informed de... by Laura Roberts on Saturday, Apr 2, 2011 at 4:55:48 AM
Neither political party is in the right...and neit... by Laura Roberts on Saturday, Apr 2, 2011 at 4:56:46 AM