In one of the many comment threads here I was challenged by the question whether we were worse or better off than the populations of Revolutionary France or the population at the end of Tzarist Russia. My response was based on social status. The homeless must demean themselves frequently just to survive.
This breaks my heart.
To know that families are so low on resources that the Republicans have so effectively slashed the safety nets that this child knows that rodents are food.
We have failed as a Nation. We no longer promote the general welfare. Our Do Nothing Congress has enabled the profiteers to drive families to the edge of desperation.