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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

As wealthy plutocrat bankers and Congressional-commissars dine at taxpayer trough, federal report shows record number of Americans go hungry

(Guardian) -- More than a million children regularly go to bed hungry in the US, according to a government report that shows a startling increase in the number of families struggling to put food on the table. President Barack Obama, who pledged to eradicate childhood hunger, has described as "unsettling" the agriculture department survey, which says 50 million people in the US – one in six of the population – were unable to afford to buy sufficient food to stay healthy at some point last year, in large part because of escalating unemployment or poorly paid jobs. That is a rise of more than one-third on the year before and the highest number since the survey began in 1995...Cont'd...LINK

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