Again – we have become more like a third world nation under the Bush administration than a thriving super power. Republican economics do not work:
New government figures show that almost 700,000 children went hungry in the United States at some point in 2007, up more than 50 percent from the year before to mark the highest point since 1998. And that’s even before this year’s sharp economic downtown, the Agriculture Department reported Monday.
The department’s annual report on food security showed that during 2007 the number of children who suffered a substantial disruption in the amount of food they typically eat was more than double the 430,000 in 2006 and the largest figure since 716,000 in 1998.
Yes children starve while oil companies receive record profits. This should be a matter of national security. When the people get to the point they have nothing to lose, they start acting like it. Then you end up with civil unrest and then possible revolution.