The US Wants To Help The Syrians…What About Helping Americans First?

Posted: September 13, 2013 in RECENT EVENTS
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By Jason Sutcliffe

With the US on the brink of military action in Syria, we have heard Barack Obama and many other members of government preach about helping the Syrians, and that is great, but I have one question. What about helping Americans?

America is in huge trouble and its citizens even more so. Before they go into someone else’s backyard and start cleaning things up, there are a few messes in their own yard that need tending to.

Let’s start with Detroit; 60% of the cities children are living below the poverty line, that is three times the national average. As if that is not bad enough the city is on the brink of bankruptcy, and public services to aid these children are disappearing.

As of April of this year Detroit had an unemployment rate of 16 percent. This situation is not going to be resolved any time soon.

Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles all with unemployment rates of 10% or better (as of April 2013). Between the three cities there are approximately 7 million people, so, there are approximately 700,000 people in three cities who are without work. Across the country, reports show numbers as high as 90 million Americans without jobs. Other reports show that only 63% of working age Americans are employed. That is the lowest percentage in 35 years.

There are families starving, people going without meals, and in a country like the United States there are far too many of these people. The numbers are staggering. 14.5 million American households are unable to or are struggling to feed their families, and in 7 million of those homes at least one family member skips a meal or eats much less due to a lack of funds.

The truth is I believe what happened in Syria is disgusting, but it is not up to the United States to go there as the world’s security. They need to take care of their own before they even think of dumping all kinds of money into the Syrian conflict. There are people starving, and struggling to provide the basic necessities to their families. Help them! If there is one kid starving that is where your focus should be.

The United States is in trouble, and they need to take care of that. It is terrible what happened in Syria, but the rest of the world has not seen it as a major priority. They need to leave it alone and start aiding the people starving to death, and create jobs so they can raise their families. That is where your energy should be directed.

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