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Opening Arguments

Happy holidays!

All the progressive left has is "if only more money were spent, the problem would go away," so they have to keep dressing it up. Here's one with a nice little holiday twist -- "We could end homelessness with the money Americans spend on Christmas decorations":

What is needed, says Mark Johnston, the acting assistant housing secretary for community planning and development, is a ten-fold increase in HUD’s $1.9 billion budget to address the crisis. By any measure $20 billion is a lot of money, but the figure is far less daunting when placed in context:

That is followed by a cute infographic showing that, indeed, Americans spend$20 billion a year on Christmas decorations. Feel guilty yet? Don't you understand that wreath on your door and the tree in the living room and the lights around the house are why poor, homeless people are wandering the streets instead of having a nice, warm place to sleep like you do?

What's that, you say? The causes of homeless are many and varied, so the solution is more complicated than just spending more money? You heartless bastard!