Street Roots is Portland's official newspaper of the homeless. No really. But how do the homeless produce a newspaper you ask? Their financial report reveals much about their budget:
Advertising & Subscriptions: 3.6%
(The government also advertises in the rag but I won't nitpick)
Government support: 17%
The rest is from foundations and individual donors. It's like PBS for bums.
But I'm very excited about the May issue because it's almost entirely about illegal alien job thieves. I know what you are thinking: "surely the homeless were enthused at the prospect of work at Fresh Del Monte once the illegal aliens were gone?" Sorry fellow Oregon taxpayers, they apparently would prefer to panhandle while you continue to subsidize their newspaper.
I could quote the articles at length here but it really is worth a read yourself. The one paragraph I will quote:
During the presidential campaign, Latinos declared, “Today we march, tomorrow we vote,” says Francisco Lopez, Director of Oregon’s Immigrant Rights Coalition CAUSA. “We voted. We are sending him [Obama] the invoice.” Last November, two-thirds of the record-setting 10 million voting Latinos cast a ballot for Barack Obama, who committed to pass comprehensive immigration if elected.
Oh and if you are homeless, Street Roots does provide this:
If you need help with any of the following:
And Much More!
From your cell phone: 503-222-5555
You know that America is a prosperous country when our homeless use their cell phones to call for food and housing resources!