The numbers are staggering, the current estimation for homeless people in Los Angeles County is 80,000. In New-Orleans post Katrina 12,000 people live in the streets...and the one still in FEMA trailers are suffering from formaldahyde poisoining.
Reagan started the policy of the " Open air Asylum" by drasticly cutting funding for mental health programs. Clinton did not managed to reverse the trend and of course Bush Jr. made things worse...a lot worse. With a recession on our hands and an epidemy of foreclosures, the homeless population could reach a catastrophic proportion
It is peculiar, that a group of people ( W and his Evangelists friends) while putting in question the validity of Evolution could apply the principles of Social Darwinism so well.