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What A Waste !!!

December 18, 2011 7:42 PM

There goes the neighborhood

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Bank foreclosures and abandonment are causing high home vacancy levels in neighborhoods across the country. Scott Pelley travels to Cleveland, a city that's fighting back against blight.
(CBS News)  Across America, recession-fueled foreclosures and plummeting home values have left countless properties abandoned and vulnerable to looting. As Scott Pelley reports, the problem has gotten so bad in Cleveland, Ohio, that county officials have demolished more than 1,000 homes this year - and plan to demolish 20,000 more - rather than let the blight spread and render nearby homes worthless.

Have you ever seen such waste in your life? Is this what we are going to do with all the forclosed homes? Are there not homeless people out there who would love the chance to live in a real home or do the neighbors not want "those kinds of people" living next to them? Most of the homeless used to be just like them, fancy homes and cars, living way above their means. Many people live so close to the edge that if one thing goes wrong, they too can become homeless. There are lots of good people out there who have fallen into bad times that just need a hand up, not a hand out.

If they would have just let someone come in and tear it down for the scrap to use in other projects or to sell as used building materials. We could have started and finished building most of the animal shelters and the green house that we would like to build on our ranch.

I'm just amazed that this is the best thing they could come up with to do with these forclosed and abandoned homes. It makes me sick......

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