What is the Reality?
“new statistics on America’s poverty rate indicate that nearly 50 million Americans, more than 16 percent of the population, are struggling to survive.
New figures released by the Census Bureau this week found a spike in poverty numbers last year, going from 49 million in 2010 to 49.7 million last year. The numbers may come as a surprise to Congress, which estimated in September that the poverty rate would drop to 46.2 million. One of the most startling findings showed that almost 20 percent of American children continue to live in poverty.”
Look at this as well.
About $59 billion is spent on traditional social welfare programs. $92 billion is spent on corporate subsidies. So, the government spent 50% more on corporate welfare than it did on food stamps and housing assistance in 2006.
Cost of U.S. Wars Since 2001 Follow Link for updated figures being updated by minute
I also posted ‘Poverty in US Photos’.
US is a Government of the Corporate, by the Corporate and for The Corporate!
Please watch this trailer on Hunger and Poverty in US.a Place at the aTble.
“Hunger is right here in the United States,” says Barbie Izquierdo, one of the profiled characters in the film, a single mother of two from Philadelphia. “It could be right next door and you wouldn’t know it because people are too afraid to talk about it.”
NBC News talked with Colicchio about the film, about his own connection to hunger in America and how we can solve the problem of food insecurity.”
- What’s it like to go to school hungry? (blogs.greatschools.org)