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Obama's America: More Go Hungry (But It's Okay)

RUSH: "More Americans are Going Hungry," the Washington Post. Of course this is Obama's America. "The number of Americans who lack dependable access to adequate food..." Have you ever heard it written that way? It's like, "who lack access to affordable health care," "who look access to affordable health insurance." This is Amy Goldstein writing for the State-Controlled Washington Post. "The number of Americans who lack dependable access to adequate food shot up last year to 49 million. That's the largest number since the governments has been keeping track, according to a government report released today that shows particularly steep increases in food scarcity among families with children." Wait a minute. Wait just a second. "Steep increases in food scarcity among families with children"?

Does that mean when families with children go to the grocery store the food hides? Food is scarce, particularly among families with children? How does the food know? How does the food know when to get scarce? Do you realize how nonsensically that's written? "Among people of all ages, nearly 15% last year did not consistently have adequate food," of course, that's not defined, "compared with about 11% in 2007 who did not have adequate food the greatest deterioration in access to food during a single year in the..." How can this be with all of the food stamps, all of the millions and millions and millions, tens of millions of Americans who get food stamps? How can food hide itself? How does the food get scarce?

When I go in to buy food -- well, I don't actually go in to buy food but when I send people in to buy food -- they never come home and say, "There wasn't any. It was scarce." Now when they come home and say, "Hey, by the way, I was able to get all the food you sent me out for," I'm going to say, "Good, because the food knows I don't have a family! The food knows I don't have any kids." The food only gets scarce among families with children. What the hell does this mean? This is a takeoff on the old template, "News Story: Women and Children Hardest Hit," or "Women and Minorities Hardest Hit." Just imagine... Just imagine the outrage if these numbers have been reported while Bush or Reagan were president.

Remember, when Reagan was president, they had him sneaking across the street to the park and stealing the homeless's cans of pork and beans and taking them back to the White House and opening them up and eating them and rubbing his stomach saying, "Ahhhh, I'm happy the homeless are going hungry!" They actually caricatured Reagan that way. But because it's Obama, if you read the whole story, the Washington Post treats us to all the plans Obama's working on to end hunger. Ah! Sorry. "Access to food." See, access to food in this story is not even defined as hunger. It just says people can't get it. See, we got a Democrat in power no so this problem, "Oh, so horrible, but we got a guy working! Obama is working on access to food, improving it for every morning."

However, they do manage to continue the propping up of the president who doesn't have a clue about economic policies that actually lift people out of poverty rather than doom 'em to eternal dependence on Obama bucks, which is what this is all about. There are ways to lift people out of poverty. Obama doesn't know them, or if he does know how to do them he doesn't want to do them. I think this is what he wants -- I've said this over and over -- eternal dependence. He wants as much dependence on the part of as many Americans as possible, the theory being that this will create a Democrat Party in power in perpetuity. It documents here this report, Census Bureau, "both Americans who are scrounging for adequate food and people living with some amount of food insecurity." Have you ever heard that term, "food insecurity"? Anyway, they have big time charts and graphs, if you want to see them.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_111609/content/01125104.guest.html

1 posted on 11/16/2009 3:55:22 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

#1 Priority: Nationalize Healthcare in 2013.


2 posted on 11/16/2009 3:56:30 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (America, 1776 - 2009. R.I.P.)
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To: Libloather
The Poor are Fat:

"Of all the aspects of America’s obesity epidemic, perhaps the most troubling is the prevalence of obesity among one of the most vulnerable segments of our society: the poor. Statistics show that low-income individuals are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese than those who are financially well-to-do."

http://www.docshop.com/2007/11/20/obesity-and-poverty-examining-the-link/

4 posted on 11/16/2009 3:59:33 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (America, 1776 - 2009. R.I.P.)
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To: Libloather

That picture of Obama hanging over his food drives me crazy. Didn’t his mother or grandmother ever tell him you bring the spoon to your mouth, not your mouth to the dish. His table manners are embarrassing.


5 posted on 11/16/2009 3:59:46 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: Libloather

If we’re all obese as suggested this must be a good thing. Perhaps destroying the economy is an attempt to decrease obesity.


6 posted on 11/16/2009 3:59:55 PM PST by killermosquito (Buffalo (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: Libloather

I guess the obesity epidemic is over now?


7 posted on 11/16/2009 4:00:16 PM PST by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: Libloather

“Americans who lack dependable access to adequate food shot up last year to 49 million...”

Bullshit...


8 posted on 11/16/2009 4:01:56 PM PST by jessduntno (TOTUS fails and POtuS becomes a phuttering stuck.)
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To: Libloather

They can eat those ‘green shoots’ Obama promised.


9 posted on 11/16/2009 4:01:59 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Libloather

Rwanda. Darfur. Burundi.

That’s hunger.

Whiney mutts here need a talkin’ to.


12 posted on 11/16/2009 4:07:17 PM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: Libloather

This week ....More people are going hungry.

Last Week...Obesity on the rise.

Next week...Food shortages.

Next month....poor people gaining weight even though there is a food shortage.


15 posted on 11/16/2009 4:11:23 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Libloather

Here are the questions used to determine whether respondents are food secure or food insecure. Make up your own mind as to whether these answers translate into the crisis implied.


1. “We worried whether our food would run out before we got money to buy more.” Was that often, sometimes, or never true for you in the last 12 months?

2. “The food that we bought just didn’t last and we didn’t have money to get more.” Was that often, sometimes, or never true for you in the last 12 months?

3. “We couldn’t afford to eat balanced meals.” Was that often, sometimes, or never true for you in the last 12 months?

4. In the last 12 months, did you or other adults in the household ever cut the size of your meals or skip meals because there wasn’t enough money for food? (Yes/No)

5. (If yes to question 4) How often did this happen—almost every month, some months but not every month, or in only 1 or 2 months?

6. In the last 12 months, did you ever eat less than you felt you should because there wasn’t enough money for food? (Yes/No)

7. In the last 12 months, were you ever hungry, but didn’t eat, because there wasn’t enough money for food? (Yes/No)

8. In the last 12 months, did you lose weight because there wasn’t enough money for food? (Yes/No)

9. In the last 12 months did you or other adults in your household ever not eat for a whole day because there wasn’t enough money for food? (Yes/No)

10. (If yes to question 9) How often did this happen—almost every month, some months but not every month, or in only 1 or 2 months?


21 posted on 11/16/2009 4:26:40 PM PST by freespirited (Liberals are only liberal about sex & drugs. Otherwise, they want to control your life. --DHorowitz)
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To: Libloather
OMG! People are starving!



31 posted on 11/17/2009 11:34:11 AM PST by smokingfrog (Well, are you gonna draw those pistols or whistle Dixie? Spit!)
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