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Not Enough on Many U.S. Tables

By Remy Benoit

From Brian Knowlton, NY Times, at MSNBC Hunger in U.S. at a 14-year high NYT: 1 in 7 households struggles to put enough food on table.

What is wrong with the Congress, with the White House, that more is not being done?

Yesterday I met a woman who through no fault of her own lost her job, lost her health insurance, lost her home. She is not being bailed out. And yes, she has a couple part time jobs now, no health insurance, and still not enough income to live a decent life. Americans are not lazy—they are suffering from the overwhelming, and obviously unrelenting, greed of a few.

And yet Congress stalls, fusses, argues the merits of health insurance; won't consider something like a new WPA or CCC—yet loans billions to those responsible for this mess?

We need to re-assess our thinking about all of this; about endless war; about a million dollars a day per solider to carry it on in Afghanistan.

We need to re-assess our purpose in these endless wars; we need to re-assess who we are and where we are going.

We need to re-assess how much more we will give to the war profiteers who block the rights of raped women.

Wake up, America.


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