The Democrats took full control of the Congress in January 2007. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have been running the place for almost four years now.
Candidate Obama became President Obama in January 2009. So Democrats have had complete control of the levers of power in Washington since then.
Okay, we know the Democrats are for the “little guy,” right? The downtrodden, those who have gotten the short end of the stick. So how are those folks doing under the benevolent rule of the Pelosi/Reid Congress?
Well, I happened to be perusing the pages of the Cincinnati Enquirer this past Sunday, September 12th, and a number of headlines jumped out at me. The first read: “Number of homeless families up since ’07.” Here are a couple excerpts from the story:
“For millions who have lost jobs or faced eviction in the economic downturn, homelessness is perhaps the darkest fear of all… From 2007 thru 2009, the number of families in homeless shelters – households with at least one adult and one minor child – leapt to 170,000 from 131,000 according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development with long-term unemployment ballooning, those numbers could easily climb this year.”
It’s interesting that when Republicans are in power, the mainstream press can’t do enough stories about homelessness, and Republicans’ alleged failure to take action to curb it. But now that the Democrats are in charge, it almost never gets mentioned. I wonder why?