Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gathering of Hearts Poverty Tour-Lambert, Ms

The people of Lambert, MS speak out. Povety is not diminishing in the United States
and we need some to help guide the people to overcome their circumstances.
The politicians of today appear to have no interest in the poor at all. This has to
be the fastest growing demographic in the nation yet the power structure feels that it
has the luxury to ignore this group.

More of the Poverty Tour

Let's visit a Tent City

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Poverty Tour

Mission Statement

Smiley & West are going on a road trip to highlight the plight of the poor people of all races, colors, and creeds so they will not be forgotten, ignored, or rendered invisible during this difficult and dangerous time of economic deprivation and political cowardice.

I personally feel like we owe it to ourselves to follow the progress 
of this tour, in order to see what others have to say about their 
condition. I believe it's actually something that President Obama 
should have done early on in his presdency to let the poor know 
that they would not be simply swept under the bus. 

We'll remember that before he even officially took office, his first 
action along with George Bush, was to bail out the banks and the 
wall street brokers and the and the large automotive 

I knew then, that had they simply bailed out the middle class 
and the poor, the funds would have simply trickled up to the 
banks and corporations and they would have made out as they 
always do. With all his talk of "change" he never tried to engage 
the people in these "top down" solutions. So now as usual in 
America, it's up to the poor to drag themselves out of their 
situation. It's about time someone put some effort into 
publicizing the plight of the poor and encouraging us to take 
steps to come together and resolve the problems. All too often, 
people forget that a chain can never be stronger than it's
weakest link.

click here tosee the Poverty Tour web site