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Connie Schultz wonders how Americans can justify Ohio State University paying Urban Meyer over $4 million a year to coach its football team while 18 million children live in poverty in her new column, Homeless Children And Millionaire Coaches:”

Before I weigh in on the heart-stopping salary of Ohio State’s new football coach, let me tell you about the kids I met last Sunday evening.

You may have met them, too. Their names are Arielle and Austin Metzger, and they starred in a “60 Minutes” story by Scott Pelley.

Arielle is 15; her brother is 13. For the past five months, they’ve been living in a truck with their father, Tom. He is an out-of-work carpenter in Florida’s Seminole County, where one-third of America’s homeless families live.

Pelley described how Arielle and Austin eat their meals out of cans, bathe in gas station bathrooms and spend their evenings in libraries — not just for the computers but also for the lights.

Pelley asked the children what it’s like to be a kid in America with no place to call home:

Danziger Draws

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.