Homeless Prices Are Skyrocketing, Episode 1244

The Mop Up For May 31, 2021

Topics: Housing prices are making it increasingly impossible for ordinary Americans to find shelter. In 60 years this country has gone from fighting a war on poverty to fighting a war on the poor. Our government, corporations and the rich loathe the homeless because the homeless are a constant reminder that this entire system is a lie. It’s not working. So the only solution is to somehow make the homeless disappear. We are told the homeless are criminals. We are told it’s the homeless who need to be arrested, not the greedy landlords who created them. But the problem is homelessness, not the homeless. Americans must stop blaming the homeless for being homeless. The homeless are children, women and veterans. The homeless are Americans who can’t afford to get their mental illness treated. The homeless are people who can’t make ends meet on a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. The homeless are people who can’t afford the rent. On Memorial Day we honor those who died serving our country, and those veterans who came home to no home. Also, how the fall of the Roman republic compares to this moment in American history

3:03:53 BONUS HIGHLIGHT: David sees a mouse

Guests With Time Stamps: 3:03 David does The News 1:04:50 David’s first guest doesn’t show up 1:33:00 Mark Breslin, founder and president of Yuk Yuk’s, largest comedy chain in North America 2:03:48 Howie Klein, founder and treasurer of the Blue America PAC, author of “Down With Tyranny” 2:30:00 Mark Thompson, host of The Mark Thompson Show on San Francisco’s KGO 810 3:02:39 Dr. Harriet Fraad, host of “Capitalism Hits Home” and “It’s Not Just In Your Head” 3:35:05 Professor Adnan Husain, host of “Guerrilla History” and “The Majlis Podcast” 4:07:32 Professor Mary Anne Cummings, physicist and parks commissioner, Aurora, Illinois 4:40:35 Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling” 5:04:19 Professor Harvey J. Kaye, author of countless books including “FDR on Democracy” 5:35:16 Dan Frankenberger’s Community Billboard 5:48:37 Professor Mike Steinel on whatever he wants 6:20:00 Arjun Hundal, host of “Deep Into History”