They lost their small farm in Oklahoma because of the bank bailouts . They could not get a loan because their crop failed and the farm was sold at auction . They say , " Obama Care , We wish he did care " .
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I’m so sorry to hear this about this nice couple,,,I will be thinking about them,,,,Rick
really powerful photo :-)
With or without “Obama Care” this family was likely in a tough spot. Our world is full of tough realities. I am not an Obama fan, but the problems that Americans face is not about Obama.
There are countless families that are in financial straits due to an American epidemic – Buy now, pay later. Financial organizations are the ones that have contributed greatly to the problem. Combine that with many people not knowing or respecting their financial limits, you have a real mess.
I am not judging this couple. I deal with people in these tough situations on a daily basis. I am Oneida and work for my tribe. I meet singles, couples, families, elders, and those with disabilities everyday that have gotten swallowed up by the world.
The stories are endless. The situations are very sad. Real people are loosing a grasp on their lives as they knew them. My thoughts go out to this couple and all those that are suffering in what seems a situation that will never get better.
It sickens me when I meet with people that have been taken advantage of. I dont want to bore you with countless stories but here are just a few examples.
A 74 year old elder woman living on $900 a month Social Security. Her daughter is kicking her out of the home she owns. The mother is seeking to stay with her son since he provides physical assistance. Two people trying to live on $900 a month is pretty tough. Oh yeah…the elder woman has a car payment of $476!!! Who in the world would give a nearly impoverished person a loan like that???
A middle aged couple tells me they need to sell their home but cant. Cant? What do they mean? He shows me paperwork. He has one, two and three mortgages on his home. He owes the bank $180,000 and he holds in the other had his home appraisal stating thier home is worh $120,000. Even if they sell the home at appriased value (which can be tough in todays market) they still ove the bank $60,000. What bank in the world wold set people up like this???
I think you photo and story is great. It is real.
Real people are having real hard times.
Is it up to Obama to fix it? Maybe to some degree.
Is it up to my Tribe to fix our peoples problems? Maybe helping is necessary.
Do Americans need to become more financially literate and realize that we consitently bite off more than we can chew? Certainly.
It is a real tough world out there and your photo and story help show its reality.
Hats off to you.
And I work with them on a daily basis and have books out on them . I am on skid row about three times a week . On my own time and money . I work through no oganization but know of many . My wife and I have gotten hundreds off of the street in the past ten years . I sit down in Pi@s and talk to them on their own level , drunk , drugs , whatever. They are all humans and need help . A smile and a Hello make their day . The lowest of the low . Dirt people that Christ would call His own . I always walk away with my herat fuller than when I got there . They fill me up with a phrase that the homeless say very often and the world has forgotten . " God bles you ". Thats why my work with them is so rewarding . God has blessed me and them .POP’s
Pless them so so sad and yet they find comfort in each other..God bless them and hopefully something nice will come their way x
Bless them xI wrote a poem about the poor people, I think I called it Be thankful its on here some people forget they are human beings x
Congratulations!Thank you for sharing this! I will never forget her eyes.
fabulous shot and story
Powerful shot. Tragic story. The economic crisis the United States is in has it roots in structural inequalities and greed. Our current administration has certainly done more than the previous.
Sounds like we have similar interests and passions. I spend time at shelters and transitional living centers. Everyday I am working with my people, the Oneida, and helping them find resources. You are so correct about taking time out for people. My job approach model – Take time to listen, my job is not to judge.
Hats off to the effort by you and your wife. It can be really thankless work. We both know that the people we reach out to appreciate it more than they will sometimes say.
Thank you my friend . But thankless it is not . Just the look in their eyes is enough thanks . Telling you that you have somehow reached out and care . They may not be able to express it , but their eyes always say thank you . Some come over to our house after they are well established and ask what they can do to help others . I show them how its done and then I have more soldiers out on the street working at HELPING OTHERS . Love the work you are doing also .POP’s
Awesome capture Pops…. Sad and emotive but you have shown the situation so very well in your magnificent capture… God Bless You!!! :))))
Thank you Debbie.Hugs..POP’s
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