The USDA just reported 15-percent of the low income homes across America already suffering from no wages and hunger will collapse due to the cuts already made to the program. The House of Representative passes a bill that will cut $40 billion. It’s absolutely amazing that any lawmaker would cut back on food for people in the United States. We no longer need to call other countries hungry, after this vote the hunger starts here.
To cut the benefits to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will mean low income elderly, disability, active military duty; individuals and families will be denied food. The numbers of children involved in in the school breakfast and lunch program 31 million, the second largest food assistance program, may well surpass that number number, with their families struggling to provide one good meal a day at home.
- Over 37-percent of families get all of their food through food banks.·
- 500,000 children in America are homeless.
- Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Florida, California and North Carolina suffered statistically significant higher household food insecurity rates.
- The average house hold spends 20-percent of their income on food and gas.
There are Representative standing up for the “don’t feed America campaign” that was instructed by the vote. What Happened to Michelle Obama’s campaign to feed the children a decent school lunch. This year she offers give your children more water and that will be about the extent of it. That is about the size of it unless President Obama can get the House and the Senate to confer on their bills.
The measure of success of this country depends on the success of the American people
How can the Farm Bill get cuts when it’s what feeds the nation? The middle class have become the low income while millions of dollars are given to other countries to feed the poor. Four out of five adults struggle and face poverty, that’s 80-percent of the American people. How many families receive snap benefits that do not even have a home and live in their car? Snap is a lifeline for millions of Americans. The SNAP benefits are already under attack and families will see a $29 reduction in November as the 2009 Recovery Act disappears.
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