I hate to think that this country has become so bereft of human kindness that we can ignore the fact that we have so many homeless people. It should be a basic human right that everyone has food, housing, and medical care. Instead we spend lots of money on police, prisons and the military.
Many of the people on State Street spend time, now and again, in jails and prisons. It's no coincidence that America's jails and prisons are filled with poor people. There are very few rich people in prison. I guess they don't commit any crimes.
This photo comes from State Street Family
by local photographer Glenn H. Austin. I don't go to State Street much and work on the west side so I tend not to think about the homeless here in Madison. I work at a place where most of the people make pretty good money. Some very good. And now they're shipping jobs to the Philippines.Poverty USA