Friday, October 13, 2006

What is America coming to?? Elderly forced to turn to crime...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A man who couldn't find steady work came up with a plan to make it through the next few years until he could collect Social Security: He robbed a bank, then handed the money to a guard and waited for police.

On Wednesday, Timothy J. Bowers told a judge a three-year prison sentence would suit him, and the judge obliged.
Mr. Bowers committed this crime in order to be sent to prison until his social security kicked in, in about 3 years.

It is PATHETIC that a man who worked his entire life would have to resort to criminal activity JUST to have food and shelter!

This speaks very loudly that the current domestic policy is disastrous. The "New Deal" was supposed to make a loud statement and firm commitment that the vulnerable and helpless in US society would not be left in the cold.

That the US domestic policy has undercut those gains so severely is such a massive indictment of the current administration and many years of whoring to corporations and other interests.

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