Tent City, USA

Coming to a town near you!

By my estimation, there is NO reason why people should EVER be homeless, under any circumstances, in the richest, most powerful nation on the planet. If we can't get it right, then what is the ideal we are exporting?

New Jersey Tent City Houses 70 Homeless People Who Draw Community Scorn

Marilyn Berenzweig was a successful New York textile designer who loved her work and comfortable lifestyle. For the past year, however, she and her husband have been living in a tent city in the New Jersey woods.

"The weather, the bugs, the dirt; I think it's the dirt that really gets to me," she said. "It's not like you can pop in the shower at the end of the day.

"It's life on a much more primitive level. ... Cooking on a wood stove ... having no running water, no electricity."

Read more... http://abcnews.go.com/US/jersey-tent-city-houses-70-homeless-people-draw/story?id=14272847

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