It has surprised and at times shocked me to see the number of homeless people in America. Case in point when I arrived in Salt Lake City I walked into town past a Catholic welfare organisation where at least two hundred people were milling around and several were making their home for the night in an adjacent park with not much more then a plastic bag for cover. It was snowing at the time. Most restaurants and the Mormon temple complex gates have people standing around with signs begging for money or food.
It seems to me that a country that holds itself up as an example for others to follow should take greater care of those at the bottom of the ladder, those at the top will take care of themselves.

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