Half of the Money to Purchase Twitter Could Have Ended Homelessness in America

Musk bought Twitter for $44 Billion, less than half would have ended the homeless crisis in America.

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After the eviction moratorium ended last year, the homeless crisis is growing in the United States of America. Homelessness puts the burden on police officers, healthcare workers, pedestrians, customers, and small business owners. Instead of spending a fraction of his massive $273 billion resources to end homelessness in America, corporate welfare queen Elon Musk used it to buy Twitter instead. And that’s bad for America.

According to the Housing and Urban Development in a 2020 report the United States has the resources in our trillion-dollar economy to in effect end homeless in America. The cost? A one-time payment of $20 billion. $20 billion dollars to end the increasing homeless crisis in America. To put that into perspective that is a less than half of what was spent to give the Department of Defense an extra $50 billion to our already bloated $800 billion military budget. We spend more on the defense budget than ten of our allies combined and nearly 50% goes directly to private defense contractors like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and others.

I drive several times a week in the Puget Sound area along sidewalks that were once vacant filled with a new homeless population is emerging because governments and wealthy individuals alike are choosing to ignore the crisis. A most of those populations are families! The Great Pandemic has exacerbated income inequality in the one of the wealthiest countries in the world, this should spark a call for people with massive sums of wealth to selflessly donate their HUGE resources to end this crisis. If Elon Musk really cares about mankind and society like he purportedly claims that he does, he could afford to spend a fraction of his $273 billion net worth to end the homeless crisis instead of hoarding it to buy out companies.

Maybe I’m just a humanitarian and want society as a whole to succeed instead of tear itself apart, but $20 billion to make a difference in the lives of homeless families would go much further than purchasing Twitter. All it takes is the will to act.

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