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It pains my heart reading hearing or talking about homelessness in America In large cities and small towns there are a myriad of homeless people How are we supposed to deal with the countless number of homeless people walking the streets with their hands open begging for change This is an eerie dilemma even though it is reasonably easy to fix I know that I have reached my breaking point with people blocking the roads and sidewalks troubling me with their hands wide open While some of them use the money given to them for shelter or food more will use it to satisfy their addiction I am always disheartened thinking that my money may be spent on alcohol and cigarettes Is it fair that I must give them my spare change when I have my own needs to fulfill Research shows that 43 of all homeless people in the United States are male while one third of them have families with children Most homeless people tend to be 45 years old and one out of every four of them is a veteran There is an estimated 100 million homeless people worldwide That is equivalent to the population of Philippines alone Thats one third of our population taking up our space and begging for changeThe first problem that will need to be addressed is their housing situation Instead of a homeless person taking up our space we can send them to live in landfills to reclaim cardboard boxes With these materials they can construct a house which will indirectly solve unemployment Also if they can recover recycled materials they are helping out the environment giving them a place to work The average American discards 309 tons of food per year This will provide a food source for homeless people and other Americans like myself wont feel bad for throwing out unwanted food because I know that a homeless person will receive it shortly Competition will
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