This is what the economic downturn has wrought on working class Americans:
A tent city is burgeoning in Sacramento, Calif., prompting local officials to consider whether such an encampment should be made permanent, with plumbing and all.
The primitive settlement sits in the shadow of the state capitol and is home to about 300 people who have no toilets or running water, creating unsanitary conditions that advocacy groups worry could promote diseases like cholera. With the downturn in the economy and more working-class people losing their jobs and their homes, the tent city is expanding.
Does Alan Greenspan know about this?
“Economically, this is the big one.” — And… Barack Obama inherited it from George W. Bush. Wall Street got away with looting the coffers and we’re all screwed until someone figures out a fix that works.