Think Progress has looked at the Department of Housing and Urban Development's estimate for "doing something about homelessness" and finds that it needs a lot more money -- $20 billion rather than the $1.9 billion it spend on the homeless now. Shocking increase. Can't be done now, of course. We can't afford it.
Or can we? Think Progress has posted a chart showing what things like eliminating capital gains cuts would bring us (almost $80 billion), and "eliminating corporate meals & entertainment write-offs" would add ($60 billion or thereabouts).
But here's the kicker. Look at what taking the tinsel out of our lives could for ending homelessness.
“[The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness] have set ambitious goals for themselves, but I don’t think those are goals that aren’t doable,” said Nan Roman, the president of the National Alliance to End Homelessness. “But not at the rate that we’re going.” ...Think Progress
The full "infographic" and the whole story is here.