We can argue which hit first the homeless problem or the opiate problem. Both issues are raging out of control in huge cities like Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. Even smaller cities are seeing an increase in homelessness. The opiate and homeless problem has impacted Small Town America.
Whichever issue may seem like it is our biggest social blight striking our country is all a bunch of poo. A bunch of poo, you say? Yes...both problems together are creating a big steamy, smelly stack of poo.
In an age where people are dreaming of colonizing other planets in the great unknown...we have a problem with poo on our city streets. In San Fransisco....a yearly household income of $117,000 is considered "a low income household." The streets of San Francisco are covered in poo. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/06/28/families-earning-117000-qualify-as-low-income-in-san-francisco.html
We have long been aware that our middle-class is shrinking. We are rapidly becoming a society of haves and have- not. We have turned a blind eye to this problem...but now we are unable to turn our noses from it. We can look away but the smell will stop and eventually carry it's order up to the penthouses.
We have Hep A already spreading across America...other diseases will follow. Homelessness is spreading across America. Restrooms in public places are off limits to people because people are overdosing and dying in McDonald's restrooms.
We can do great things in this country but we can not properly dispose of our own waste. We might be able to ignore the increasing number of homeless people but we will not be able to ignore their poo. We can walk by a homeless person on the street like they are invisible...but what about their poo? We can only walk around it for so long.
The problem of homelessness has plagued us for years but it is finally causing a stink. Very few things causes discomfort like stink. When that stink drifts up to the penthouses and causes discomfort for the rich then maybe this stack of poo will be a priority......maybe then we will send a rocket ship of poo to Mars. Of course that will not solve the problem but it is one hell of a rug to sweep under.