This article about hunger in America is infuriating. And horrifying. A nine month old drinking Mountain Dew? The first comment said it best:
Too bad a large segment of our population only cares about kids before they are born. After they are born the are just parasites stealing from people by accepting tax dollars and come from parents who "shouldn't have kids if they can't afford them."
That kind of logic could be laughable if the situation wasn't so dire. Banks get bailouts they laugh about, big oil gets tax breaks and the people go hungry. What happened to America? Have our priorities always been this screwed up or was I just blinded growing up by the main stream media always talking about the land of the free and home of the brave.
I do not begrudge any child getting healthy and nutritious food. But looking at my kid's school lunch schedule I am surprised at how fast food like it is. Corn dogs, burgers, chips and pizza are one the menu regularly.
I will continue to pack her lunch for this year.
And really, begrudging the hungry in our country when they are children who have no control seems a very penny wise pound foolish predicament.
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