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Posted on 03/05/2011 6:51:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv
The budget cuts, if they stand, do great damage to our foreign policy. Congressman Jim McGovern recently condemned the cuts, stating, "This isn't a question of charity. It's an issue of national security -- of what happens when desperate people can't find or afford food, and the anger that comes from people who see no future for their children except poverty and death." ...Whether it is hunger in the U.S. or far away in Afghanistan, it can be dealt with if there is the will. Fighting hunger is also one of the most relatively inexpensive investments that can be made.
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Investments are not what gubmints do — apart from infrastructure and education. And only when those are done right.
The McGovern Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition program was permanently authorized in the 2002 Farm Bill with the objective of using U.S. commodities and financial assistance to jumpstart school feeding programs in poor countries. In 2005, over 2.2 million women and children will receive meals under this program. The 2006 Budget expands the program to reach over 2.5 million recipients. [Dont_Tread_On_Me_888]