Skip to comments.More babies, young kids going hungry in US (Blame Dubya's proposed cuts in welfare aid)
Posted on 06/12/2005 5:00:16 AM PDT by Libloather
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Hunger problem solved.
If more "young kids" would stop having babies, the problem would be solved.
Bush's fault alert!
Mine B.S. alert is red lining it.
There's no excuse for children being hungry in America.
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Mine went off the scale.
I always tell the hand wringers that there is NO poverty in this country - except by choice. If children are going hungry, then the parents are not working or availing themselves of federal programs. In either case, the children should be put into state care becuase the parents are unfit morons.
Just a line from the article for everyone's enjoyment. The typo after "unlike" is not mine.
Who wrote this nonsense?
If we'd put money into feeding babies instead of PBS, NPR, and running concerts for Africa, we could definitely solve this problem.
The problem is we don't serve dinner at school. We got breakfast and lunch in the bag. Plus, they have to be able to wander if there 365 days out of the year.
I can remember taking my lunch box to school, my mom made breakfast and dinner. An ice cream was a treat, maybe once a month. None of us were overweight.
Increasing numbers of young American children are showing signs of serious malnourishment, fueled by a greater prevalence of hunger in the United States, while, paradoxically, two-thirds of the US population is either overweight or obese.
Implying that two thirds of us gorge while the rest go hungry. When, in fact, the poor are MORE likely to be obese.
Some pediatricians worry that cuts in welfare aid proposed in President George W. Bush's 2006 budget will only exacerbate the situation. By contrast Bush plans to keep tax cuts for more affluent sectors of the population, they note.
Pediatricians say this? They sound pretty political for pediatricians.
"Recently I have been alarmed because we are getting more children who are so ill that they go to hospital rather than they come to the clinic first" a situation which, in 20 years of practising medicine, Frank had seen reverse.
Ummm...could it be that you can walk into a hospital and get treatment? I mean, how are parents medically qualified to know they should skip the clinic?
In some areas, green vegetables and fruit are impossible to buy -- even in a can, because there may be no supermarket. Moreover, such items are costly.
There are places in America with no food stores, and you can't buy a can of beans because it's too expensive? But you can buy an endless supply of fries and a Coke? Pff!
In some families, eating junk food will mean one child is obese while the other is underweight, said Black. "The first will eat junk food and nothing else, the second will eat junk food and everything else."
Wait...what? The kid who eats junk food and nothing else is fat. The kid who eats junk food and lots of other stuff is malnourished. They're both in the same household, but it's Bush's fault?
Dang. I'm sorry I read this one. My head hurts.
Wow. You've got to hand it to 'em. They got it in in the third sentence. No pussy-footing around.
I read all the way through and never saw the part about parental responsibility. Did I just miss that?
I clicked on the link and saw that Yahoo News got the article from AFP (Agence France-Presse). I guess that even AP and Reuters weren't radical enough today, so they went trolling through French news.
I'm sorry, but I don't see any problem here. The guy who wrote this article doesn't know about WAL*MART. If you go into WAL*MART and they are selling some fruit for $4.99 a piece, then if you know a cheaper or better store where they are selling the same thing for $1.99, then just show them their advertisement and WAL*MART will bring its price down and you'll only have to pay $1.99! I SAY IT CAN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!