Wednesday, April 15, 2015

America’s staggering child poverty

America’s staggering child poverty: These numbers speak for themselves

America’s wealth grew by 60 percent in the past six years, by over $30 trillion. In approximately the same time, the number of homeless children has also grown by 60 percent.
Financier and CEO Peter Schiffsaid, “People don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy.” The 16 million kids on food stamps know what it’s like to go hungry. Perhaps, some in Congress would say, those children should be working. “There is no such thing as a free lunch,” insisted Georgia Representative Jack Kingston, even for schoolkids, who should be required to “sweep the floor of the cafeteria” (as theyactually do at a charter school in Texas).
The callousness of U.S. political and business leaders is disturbing, shocking.

America’s staggering child poverty: These numbers speak for themselves

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Living on Food Stamps is Impossible

Living on Food Stamps is Impossible

Here is the reality, with rent and other expenses, if you are living on minimum wage, food stamps may be all you have to eat.
You can argue that it is supposed to be a supplement until we are blue in the face, but when there is no other money available, that $29 per week (on average) is all you have to eat on.

Living on Food Stamps is Impossible


Carrie's Story - Dr. Hook

Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show are long forgotten but this sleeper from 1972 is just amazing. This song touched me.......