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20 Facts About Child Hunger And Child Poverty That Will Break Your Heart

Health & Wellness  (tags: children, government, society, diet, food, health, nutrition, women )

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#14 The poorest 50% of all Americans collectively own just 2.5% of all the wealth in the United States. Statistically, there are more children in poor households than in wealthy ones.

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Elvina A (92)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 1:14 pm
I don't feel well reading this.

and some americans acts like it's the best country in the world. guess they are the rich ones.

Gary C (5)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 4:20 pm
This reads like it's describing a third world country not supposedly one of the richest, Hang your head in shame America as a lot of other "well off countries should too... This disgusts me ....

Joe Shults (37)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 6:58 pm
Sad. Thanks for sharing.

Terry King (113)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 8:00 am
It shames me to say this but a huge factor in childhood poverty is absentee and deadbeat fathers! IMHO Any man who fails to provide for his children is no man a all!

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 9:10 am
noted with sadness

Carole K (195)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 9:17 am
No need to-never fear! The GOP would have us overturn child labor laws & put these starving children to work to earn money to feed their families. Newt says this problem is due to the fact that these poor kids have no significant person in their lives who model working behavior. The Republican platform will cure this all by firing all (but one "master janitor") school janitors & having the nation's hungry children scrubbing toilets & floors. Yes, Gary, disgusting & shameful it is that an employed parent can work at 2-3 (or more) low paying (no benefit) jobs & still not have enough to nourish his/her family. Ain't this America, land of the free?

Bob hardly here P (394)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 11:19 am
thanks for sharing

Holly Lawrence (430)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 11:38 am
Sweet very sad:(

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 12:39 pm
I can't even think of what to say. I'm shocked.

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 12:46 pm
Why doesn't Newt talk about all the job losses and those who work many don't have a "living wage."

Please check out a COMPASSIONATE human being that is in Public Office, we still have a few of them, very limited though. His name is Dennis Kucinich and he has a proposal to help this Country, called the NEED Act.
Please sign the petition in the first comment.

Bill Eagle (41)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 3:43 pm
Hunger and poverty is greater now than it has been in over 50 years.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 4:11 pm
Thanks for this article.

Sharon F (0)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 5:37 pm
Think of the idiotic comment by Newt: Poor children should be put to work as school custodians. Here in MN we have to listen to whining by the MN Vikings football team for $ for a new stadium, when the owner of the team just bought a $19 residence in NY. Please send a postcard to: MN Vikings, 9520 Vikings Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55344. Tell them to grow up and pay for their own stadium. Us intelligent people prefer to take care of the children.

Sharon F (0)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 5:39 pm
Oops! Forgot to say $19 MILLION $ residence in NY for the owner of the MN Vikings team.

Quanta Kiran (67)
Monday December 5, 2011, 2:21 am

Norm C (74)
Monday December 5, 2011, 3:17 am
Newt is of the 1% and for the 1%. Why? They keep paying his tab at Tiffany's. They keep him in the 1% and let him keep talking as though he knows far more than he does. A history professor, really? Newt, the Coot has absolutely no understanding of history.

Ruth C (87)
Monday December 5, 2011, 6:29 am
Its very sad to see things like this it breaks your heart!

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Monday December 5, 2011, 12:26 pm
they r in my prayers

Carmen S (611)
Monday December 5, 2011, 2:58 pm
noted, thanks for sharing this Robert

Monday December 5, 2011, 4:09 pm
The truly sad part about this is that many children do not have to suffer in the world’s richest country. Even though this is a very complex problem, all aspects of the causes behind the immense problem of child poverty must be addressed before, effective solutions can be found. In poorer households children’s poverty often goes hand in hand with a lack of education, or lack of job training for parents. While in some homes alcoholism and drug addiction contribute to the problems. Deadbeat dads, single mothers struggling to survive on low wages also play a part. While for others, it is often the vicious cycle of their extreme poverty that blocks them from seeing important avenues of escape for them and their children.

Anna Borsey (66)
Monday December 5, 2011, 4:55 pm
"Statistically, there are more children in poor households than in wealthy ones."

Why have children if you cannot afford them? It isn't as though there is a global shortage of human beings! Do they not use contraception in the USA? Is this a Third World nation?

Actually, if they fed their children on REAL food, instead of on expensive junk and trash masquerading as food, they would probably fare a lot better. The parents could also stop indulging themselves and stop smoking, drinking alcohol and taking drugs and so on.

Jo Asprec (0)
Monday December 5, 2011, 6:55 pm
Very sad indeed!

Nance N (0)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 12:56 pm
I agree with Anna Borsey.

Eddie O (95)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 1:51 pm
Sorry for the redundancy of posting this on numerous sites, but being that it's such an insightful, well-written, article I really want as many people as possible to experience it. The article sheds much light on where the political parties of our country are coming from, and just how bad it is. So, if you truly care about the US and the world, please check out the link and read this article. Thank you in advance.

The author, with many, many, years of inside experience, feels BOTH THE DEMOCRATIC AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTIES ARE ROTTEN, and presents his case in a very: clear, factual, thorough, manner.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 3:37 pm
#1 According to one recent study, approximately 21 percent of all children in the United States were living below the poverty line in 2010. In the UK and in France that figure is well under 10 percent.

'Nuff said.

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 4:26 pm
My heart aches for those who go hungry, especially the children. I blame the Republicans and bilionaires for the lack of jobs causing this situation. most of the people want to work but the jobs just aren't there. It just so happens Dr. Oz is on the TV as I type this and it is about people and their children not having enough to eat. It is so sad. I believe this country should take care of the people in this country before sending food to other countries. I don't want anyone in the world to go hungry but I feel we should take care of our own first.

Kara C (15)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 7:43 pm
Yet people still protest free birth control and abortion ...

Ingrid A (524)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 7:56 pm
How very sad. Its noted.

Terri Hughes (416)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 10:14 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 5:49 am
sadly noted

April Thompson (2)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 3:55 pm
Sadly noted!

Yvonne F (181)
Saturday December 10, 2011, 11:00 am
Terrible! and it's getting worse! The inequality has to be stopped! We need to learn to share and to take care of the children! Poor children and they are innocent in all this mess!

Nancy C (806)
Saturday December 17, 2011, 6:52 am
green stars to many...this is part of the plan. c'mon let's pull up the bootstraps with any kind of strength that a few of us still have and fix the roots of this and other most important agendas. Occupy the hungry, the poor, the jobless, the downtrodden to assist and not to destroy as "they" have done to the least of our brethren. We are only as strong as our weakest link.

Jess Evans (1)
Monday December 26, 2011, 8:38 pm
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