One of the things where America really does do a poor job compared to Europe is on homelessness and mental illness.
The situation really is appauling in America.
The system is set up so that people can and do get left behind.
So I'm forced to see homeless people on the streets and mentally ill people speaking to themselves on the train most days I have to go to work.
Since there's little in the way of Government handouts and heathcare for people that slip through the net here, we're left facing this mess.
In Europe you see nowhere near the numbers of homeless or mentally ill people as you do in America because Europeans care and don't mind paying taxes to help out the most vulnerable segments of their population.
Not so in America...
America needs a bigger Federal Government with longer arms to reach into our lives and your pockets.