It says Food Insecurity, but basically what it means is people who can't feed themselves due to empty food pantries, food stamps that don't cover the cost of food and very low incomes.
Romney and Ryan are both calling for cuts in the food stamps program as a way of reducing our debt, while calling for large tax cuts for the wealthy and increased military spending. I just wonder where their priorities are?
I think its easy to say that if you are a wealthy person, you have a huge disconnect of what it is like to be a person where lack of money is a major factor in day to day living.
I've worked for $2.13 an hour. I know what it is like to work and still have no money at the end of the day it seems like. I don't think either Romney or Ryan understand this, particularly since Ryan wants America to turn into an economic darwinism as a model for life in America.
I wish they read up more on the French Revolution, than on ideals that led to the French revolution.
Now I expect someone to blame Obama for this mess. THe last time food was this scarce for a large amount of poor people was when the food stamp program was created, the Great Depression. Eliminating or cutting the program is clearly not the answer to the problem since the program was designed to combat the problem. I think ROmney/Ryan will make the situation much worse before it gets better.
Dwight D Eisenhower summed up the Romney/Ryan plan of increases in spending on the military while cutting social programs with this quote from several generations ago.
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower