I guess the above cartoon sums up not just the justice system in the US but Europe as well.
Ask yourself the question how many Banking criminals are being jailed?
The Absurd Contradictions of Capitalism
How obscene is 22 empty homes for every American homeless person?
In Ireland if you exclude holiday homes approx 230,000 houses lie vacant. It is estimated over 5000 people are homeless and there is a large waiting list for local authority housing* (* Over 98,000 households in 2011) and there is very little housing association accommodation available.
If you do the maths we have 46 houses vacant for every homeless person.
How wasteful and shameful is this?
Budget 2013: Government denies child benefit to be slashed by €40 a month – The Budget, National News – Independent.ie
The Government has denied any decision has been taken to slash child benefit by €40 a month.
Anti-poverty group Social Justice Ireland warned today that the advice to the Government to cut child benefit were unjust, unnecessary and unacceptable.
She insisted no decisions on child benefit had been made and that discussions in Cabinet were ongoing.
A department spokesman said the minister was currently considering a report from the group.
“The aim of establishing this group was to harness expert opinion and experience in order to address a number of specific issues and make cost-effective proposals for improving employment incentives and achieving better poverty outcomes, particularly child poverty outcomes,” he added.