The Food network? where a channel exists for the sole purpose of selling advertising air time. They have commercial that solicit money using sad skinny kids also. You do realize those are scams don't you? Less than 5% makes it to the organizations.
They do not even use the word hunger anymore they call it "food insecure household" which means lousy parents not providing food for kids... far from starvation... government should take those kids away not give the parents more money.
There is a ton of food banks and souplines out there, there are 2 churches that offer dinner tuesday and the other sunday within 3 miles of me.
The foodstamp program is at fault then is what you are saying because it's mission is to stamp out hunger in America. How many of those starving kid's parents get foodstamps? based on the number of kids BTW. Like I said you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink... or make a lousy parent feed their kids. You have to remember how they calculate hunger. One in eight Americans receive foodstamps so they obviously are starving, there is one statistic, school lunch and breakfast stats there is another, they do not go into households and watch and see what mommy puts on the plate. There are ways to skew studies to get what you want.
Removing those 2.5 million kids from abusive parents would keep them from starving also.
I find it very odd that you can manage to somehow connect big oil taxbreaks to starvation and poverty and then blame the oil companies when government gives it to them. Why not prosecute drug dealers take their money and feed the hungry? that would seem bit more noble of an accomplishment to hang your hat on.
You think it filters down, you could not be more wrong and that theroy is economic nonsense. Tonight at 8PM on the Food Network was a documentary entitled "Hunger Hits Home" that focused on starving children in this country. In California alone there are more then 2.5 million children that are hungry every day. In the US more then 1 in 5 children go hungry. You think it is trickling down to any of them. What trickles down to hungry children is the services our taxes pay not any of that money from oil pigs. Think that those tax breaks provide us with cheap oil. That is even more nonsensical. To have one starving child in this country is a sin in anyones religious beliefs. Just 4 billion of that obsene 41 billion profit would feed every one of those 2.5 million children,
Edited by chickened - 4/15/12 at 8:15am