Daily Revolt

November 17, 2007

Feds: 35.5M In U.S. Struggle To Buy Food

I thought the tax cuts, NAFTA, and the booming stock market was supposed to take care that problem. Now they are forced to choose between eating and buying gasoline for the car. I wonder if spending over $1 trillion on Iraq and Afghanistan have anything to do with it. Then again, Bush would say the terrorist attacked us on 9-11 had a lot to with it. Its a good thing the unemployment rate is so low:
More than 35.5 million people in the United States went hungry in 2006 as they struggled to find jobs that can support them, a figure that was virtually unchanged from the previous year.

That's according to an Agriculture Department study, which says single mothers and their children were among the most likely to be in this situation.

The 35.5 million people represented more than 1 in 10, or 12.1 percent, who said they did not have enough money or resources to get food for at least some period during the year, according to the department's annual hunger survey. That is compared with 35.1 million people who made similar claims in 2005.

This scum bureaucrat views it as positive news:
"This is encouraging, but we know we have more work to do," said Kate Houston, the department's deputy undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services. She said the numbers aren't much different from 2005, which saw a decline after five straight years of increases.

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