American hunger is on the rise. Why?


insatiable American hungerIn today’s late edition of the Washington Post we find that American hunger is on a steep incline up. Almost 49 million Americans do not have access to adequate amounts of food now.

And we are spending money waging wars for fat cat arms dealers, mega-millionaires in the energy cartels and emerging market speculators?

You know what the saying "Let them eat cake!" did in France?  It is a phrase normally attributed to Marie Antoinette but in fact was said by a French princess who is unnamed by the teller, Jean-Jacque Rousseau. She uttered this when she was told that the French had no bread to eat.

That one phrase ignited the French Revolution in the minds of the poor and hungry. The French aristocracy did not care that the French commoners were hungry. Neither does our aristocracy. These wars prove that.  49 million Americans without proper food while we fight 2 1/2 unnecessary wars is a moral breakdown of huge proportions.

That story is here.


Eugene Robinson has an article that says that Sarah Palin is the American Eva Peron…hmmmm! She was loved by her countrymen and she was very, very left wing. Is that what we have with Sarah Palin?  Here is the article.

Today the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, said that the American economy will continue to grow but at a very slow pace which means high unemployment. That story is here.

From the New York Times we read a story about how Iraqis in one province are adjusting to the U.S. forces drawdown there. That article is here.

The world economy is way out of whack and the Chinese are only making the situation worse. Paul Krugman offers an explanation as to why this is the case in this Op Ed piece.

Get informed and stay informed. Your duty as a veteran and as a citizen is to participate in our government to the best of your ability. In order to do that, you need an informed opinion.

Stay current in your understanding of major issues.  It makes our republic stronger and your opinion more meaningful.


CWO3 Tom Barnes, USCG (Ret.)


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