SHOCKER: 17 Million American Children Go Hungry

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

As President Obama stuffs his face with lobster, salad and fresh baked bread at the $50,000 a week vacation farm on Martha’s Vineyard, a shocking report shows as many as 17 million children nationwide are struggling with what is known as food insecurity.

To put it another way, one in four children in the country is living without consistent access to enough nutritious food to live a healthy life, according to the study, “Map the Meal Child Food Insecurity 2011.”

Adding insult to injury, proposed House budget for 2012 includes substantial cuts to food aid programs for the 2012 budget cycle. The cuts could affect up to 350,000 recipients of the WIC program alone.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program, which provides agricultural products to food banks to pass on to the poor, is also facing a proposed $50 million cut, an amount representing one fifth of the budget for the program.

Medical research has shown that lack of nutrition can permanently alter a child’s brain architecture, stunting intellectual capacity and a child’s ability to learn and interact with others.

And what has the response from President Obama been to the worsening crisis of child hungry in America? Crickets and another serving of lobster.

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14 Responses to SHOCKER: 17 Million American Children Go Hungry

  1. Abbey Peripatetic says:

    Appalling. I am beyond angry with this government, including the president.

    The fact is, Obama, Boehner, McConnell, and Cantor are elites. They don’t care if American children go hungry and we lose a generation. Obama proudly gave the Tea Party 98% of what they wanted in the budget deal to prove he’s one of the them.

    I am honestly counting the weeks until I can vote Obama out of office.

  2. Debbie Banuelos says:

    Obama is such a fucking idiot he will probably revisit the Reagan’s policy that said ketchup is a vegetable.

    It’s funny isn’t it? We were warned about Obama and 50 million voters refused to heed the warning.

    Well screw America’s children. At least Libya is nearly free of Kaddafi and that’s all that counts in Barry’s world.

  3. Randy Arroyo says:

    I just don’t understand Obama. He says we’re spending $10 billion a month to make the lives of the Afghans better and one billion more to date to rid Libya of Qaddafi but when it comes to programs here in the U.S. to help curb child poverty and the ensuing hunger, he sticks his Harvard educated nose in the air and says “Nyet.” He makes me sick to my stomach.

  4. The other day I heard someone say, Obama is to leadership what Casey Anthony is to parenting.

    Everyone laughed then looked at each other, grew quite and shook their heads in agreement. It’s very difficult to admit how badly we fucked up by electing this clown but, there it is. We can fix it in fourteen months and I plan to do just that.

  5. Jolly Roger says:

    Welcome to North Korea. These are North Korean statistics.

  6. Insouciant says:

    17 million American kids are not getting adequate food but we’re giving billions to the Karzai brothers to look the other way so the Obama administration can continue Cheney’s war to hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden? Oh yeah, but Osama bin Laden is fish food, do why we still there? Fuck Obama and stupid American voters who plan to reelection his black ass in 2012.

  7. Nigel Karsten says:

    How about this shit? The stumbling warrior nation America, the international joke, who can’t mind their own business but who don’t think twice about telling every other nation on the face of the earth what to do and how to do it, is letting her own children starve? Tsk, tsk, not not America. Not good.

  8. Show Queen says:

    How ironic?

    I mean, isn’t good nutrition Michelle Obama’s raison d’être? She’s always lecturing people about the importance of eating well and eating healthy and avoiding fast food and fatty food.

    So is it better in the First Lady’s view to not eat anything at all? Last time I saw a picture of Michelle Obama she looked like she hadn’t missed a meal in her life.

  9. JollyRoger says:

    Michelle Obama can lecture all she wants, but poor people can’t afford to eat well. As a person who has been poor at various points in time, I assure you of this.

    I am incensed that this clown wants to slash WIC. Even Pere Chimpy had nothing but good things to say about WIC, for Dog’s sake. WIC is the foundation for a healthy child with a healthy mind. If we stop doing that, then fuck this country; I’m ready for it to come apart. What good is a fucking country that allows its children to starve?

  10. Obama has increasingly become the darling of upper, middle class, suburban white voters, as African Americans, who are disproportionately effected by poverty, see Obama for the failure he is and, they’re not afraid to say it: Obama is a Reagan Democrat.

    This president doesn’t give a damn about the most vulnerable in this nation.

  11. feminazi says:

    Statistics like this don’t begin to tell the whole story of child hunger. When kids don’t have the proper nutrients, they don’t function in school. Poor scholastic performance is often directly linked to not having the right foods. Contrary to what people like Obama and his Republican friends say, it isn’t the teacher’s unions to blame for poor aptitude scores. It’s usually a variety of factors with nutrition at or near the top.

  12. Rachel says:

    The sad truth is, President Obama is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wall Street and the Tea Party. I can’t believe how far to the right he’s managed to swing in under three years. We owe to the country to vote him out and replace his with someone else. Failure can’t be rewarded. Too much is at stake.

  13. OBAMA'S JANITOR says:

    It’s time admit Obama is a colossal fuck up. His failure rating is to the millionth power.

    Look at unemployment and it’s devastating impact on this country. Homeownership is key to the American dream and the growth of the economy.

    Obama needs to man up and order the banks to start lending or their corporate profits will be taxed at 99%. Watch banks set up home mortgage kiosks at shopping malls and at NASCAR meets.

    Homeownership provides places to live, raise families, shop and property and sales taxes flow into towns and municipalities. Schools hire teachers and towns hire police.

    But Obama can’t do this because he knows he will be laughed out of CEOs offices on his ass.

    Until the housing market recovers, don’t look for unemployment to decline.

  14. OBAMA’S JANITOR,

    You’re 100% correct. Obama has no gravitas and no one, from the leaders of corporate America to members of the U.S. congress, give Obama the time of day.

    If I blinked quickly, I would swear we were living through Jimmy Carter’s second term.

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