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View Diary: WTF?! $30 Billion to end hunger?! (97 comments)

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  •  I'm amazed by how fast the Resident Right (7+ / 0-)

    descended on the notion that feeding poor people might be a good way to prevent them from starving to death.

    "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

    by JesseCW on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:17:59 AM PST

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    •  We need a change of heart. We need to (1+ / 0-)
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      isabelle hayes

      take seriuously the problems of people we do not see. There are hungry people all over the world, including right here in the US. But they are invisible to us as a society. We have blinders on. We as Americans are very self involved. Most people in this country have not thought about hungry people in a very serious or deep way. As long as it does not happen to us or people we know we do not care.

      Food and water are basic security issues. And the "free markets" have done a very poor job of distributing food and water fairly. Same goes for housing. We are drowning in abudence while the rest of the world toils to provide us everything we want. And at cheap prices. The price we pay for that is a bloated and outsized military to protect our "national interests". Climate change is only going to make matters worse. Crops will be harder to grow and we will see more natural disasters. Where we could with our wealth and our universities and our research facilities be providing solutions we waste our time on useless wars and political bickering over outdated useless ideologies that do not work and have never worked. Face it for 5.5 billion people capitalism is a complete bust. But for about 3 million people worldwide it works really well for them. How is this just?

    •  Funny, isn't it? (1+ / 0-)
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      MJ via Chicago

      The post you're responding to could have been something like "your figures are off, diarist, but let's feed the hungry anyway, and let's help them learn to feed themselves."

      That would have been an accurate, but also compassionate, reading of the diary.

      Any significant cut to the social safety net ends my support of the Democratic party.

      by MrJayTee on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 12:18:09 PM PST

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