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One in five in the USA go hungry.

I just read a NBC Poll that said 1 in 5 in the USA go hungry. It stated this was a telephone poll. I wonder what the questions were?

Did they ask do you own a cell phone ... have cable TV .... on food stamps .... Don't get me wrong .. there are plenty out there who are struggling ... but one in five seems awfully high. We spend trillions in welfare programs .. school breakfasts and lunches ... food stamps ... church programs ... etc ...

I know and visit many people just making it but food was not their problem ... many sell the food stamps for cash to buy other things like booze or drugs.

If it is true that 1 in 5 are going hungry ... we should revisit all of the trillions of dollars spent on programs that are not working.

Do you believe this poll? Do you think the programs are working? If true what is the solution?


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    Sep 14 2013: Nope completly non sequitur

    Just cut the propaganda

    Similiar to unemployment ...

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