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Over 35 Million Americans Faced Hunger in 2006: USDA - Yahoo! News

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The U.S. government said the number of Americans who went hungry in 2006 was held in check at 35 million people from the prior year, but food advocacy groups said on Wednesday more needs to be done.

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. (0)
Thursday November 15, 2007, 11:15 am
Money for war and destruction comes before food and medical needs in this country and it is inexcusable! Held in check at 35 million people!!!!! This govt should hang their heads in shame! Noted with thanks, Mark.

Penelope P (222)
Thursday November 15, 2007, 12:29 pm
Thankyou Mark-Iknew it was bad but not that bad! The best reason for stopping the war yet-perhaps ramping up the time over which social security is paid when people are laid off

Sandra M Z (114)
Thursday November 15, 2007, 9:44 pm
36 million+ today, how many more in the next year when gas is $4.00-$5.00 gal? How do you get to work to buy food if you only have money for one of them? Will they give cloned animal foods to poor people in the near future, doubtful the rich will have to eat it? At $4.00 gal., that's another $100. month for gas for me in my small vehicle. by next year. How can I pay my doctor bills, buy gas, food, heat, etc. and be taxed ABOUT 40%-50% when you add up every d*** tax you pay on everything they can add one on to? No healthcare for 45 million of us, the Dem debate tonight they say they will make healthcare affordable. But that doesn't do most of us any good because these insurance companies like United(denied me ANY coverage on pre-existing conditions), or Mega Life(gave me insurance, but denied all my conditions so they didn't have to pay, plus burned my husband and myself on a bogus policy that covered nothing and lied to me on the phone about what they were paying, I wish I'd recorded it.). Only Dennis Kucinich has a one payor healthcare plan where WE ALL WILL HAVE INSURANCE, he's not on the industry payroll, he's on yours! On and on it goes, but one by one more of us will be hungry, uninsured, foreclosed on because there are no living wage jobs and it may be you and you will be surprised, some of you, because that wouldn't, couldn't, happen here in AMERICA. IT's happening here to millions of us! All our tax dollars go for WARS that make big corporations RICH on Death. Water shortages, are you ready for desalinated drinking water? We don't have the $$ or time to waste on Life as Usual. It's not the country I remember anymore, and "they" know young people don't have the reference points I have, so they won't question what seems "normal" to them in their lifetime. Don't be fooled the first time or again! Move to a REAL FUTURE OF HOPE, NOT DESTRUCTION! Dennis, the only one who will actually TAKE CARE OF THIS COUNTRY AND US!

Simon Wood (207)
Friday November 16, 2007, 1:58 am
Good on you for giving us this news Mark! :)

Capitalism is indeed an ideology of oppression, exploitation and destruction instead of love, sharing and equality.

Peace Monger (185)
Friday November 16, 2007, 2:43 am
noted with thanks, Mark.
For a country like the USA to have people without the basic necessities such as enough food places shame on our govt. and ourselves. In spite of the many organizations who attempt to assure those who are in need of food doing a great job of supplying these people, our govt. needs to address this issue BEFORE it tackles anything else. After all, how can the USA say look at our form of democracy and how good it is when we have so many living without!
I fear for those who are struggling to survive, that the current price of oil will further strain their resources, making them decide which is more important, food or heat?
Families and the elderly will have a difficult time this winter if more isn't done to help those who need it most.

Past Member (0)
Friday November 16, 2007, 7:41 am
noted. Thanks Mark !
I know living on a small social security check every month I have had to add more and more foods to my can't afford to buy list. Milk if it goes any higher will end up on that list also.
It almost seems like this is a deliberate attempt on the rich to make it impossible for the poor to survive in this country.
Tainted Imports from China that our government allows into this country unchecked are threatening to kill us and nothing is being done to stop that either.
This is unbelievable

Past Member (0)
Friday November 16, 2007, 8:20 am
Sandra, please don't place your hopes on Dennis Kucinich. I watched the post-debate last night on and he referred to "Hillary and Barack" and then said, "I can call them that because they're my friends."

How many war profiteers, war criminals, and human rights violators do YOU count among your friends? I don't call people like that my friends. Dennis is not going to get the Democratic Party nomination, and he will not run as an independent because that would split his friend Hillary's vote.

Every presidential election the Democratic Party has at least one anti-war, anti-globalization candidate so that they don't lose their base by allowing only warmongers to compete in the primaries. But it is the old "bait and switch" game. Once the primaries are over, the nice candidate tells all their supporters to throw their support to the nominee so as not to split the vote and hand the election to the Republican, even when the nominee's agenda is no different from that of the Republican.

Take a look at the story I posted this morning:

Hillary doesn't care about the problems of ordinary Americans, and supports the globalization and outsourcing that is causing those problems.

And Kucinich considers Hillary a friend. These are wealthy elite politicians playing political games and it would be foolish to think that they will help us. They help only themselves.


Rochelle G (26)
Friday November 16, 2007, 5:03 pm
Meanwhile...the farm bill is sitting on the full senate floor at THIS moment and that Americans have the right to be calling their senators to support admendments that would help millions of small farmers in america and developing countries and also people in america on assisted living.

Lugar/Lautenberg Amendment: Would broaden the agricultural safety net by making a free revenue insurance program available to all farmers, saving billions of dollars to be used for nutrition, conservation, the McGovern-Dole international school meals program and more.

Grassley/Dorgan Amendment:Would cap commodity payments at $250,000 per household, helping ensure that payments are targeted to those who need them.

Other amendments that add funding to nutrition programs:Several amendments will be offered to increase funding for the Food Stamp Program and other vital nutrition programs.

I recently was informed it only takes 8 letters before our members of congress begins to seriously consider EIGHT. What are you doing tonight?

Marian E (152)
Saturday November 17, 2007, 11:02 pm

All of the above, but what frightens me is that the tone of the announcement seems to indicate a measure of success. How really wonderful that we have held the line at last years mark. How many people that should qualify for help are so red taped that they just give up and go hungry? Those people aren't included in the count, so how accurate is it? How accurate was it last year? Of course it isn't and wasn't.

In this country, there shouldn't be anyone that does not have enough food!!!

Thank you Mark. This is so very important!

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