The Real Hunger Games is Being Voted on this Week.

Via on May 8, 2012

 

Two million people may not make the cut after this week; they will have to go hungry.

The House is voting to cut $36 billion to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps).

In addition to the two million who would lose their benefits altogether, another 44 million would experience a reduction in benefits and another 280,000 children would lose their school lunch benefits.

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Can someone explain to me why in a nation with the greatest resources on the planet, we are about to choose to let several million of our brothers and sisters go hungry?

 Can someone explain to me why we allow this statistic to be true instead of just a horrible futuristic movie scenario?

Tell Congress we don’t want The Hunger Games for our children.

Visit SNAP hunger to learn more—and how you can stop the Capitol from winning. #REALhungergames

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7 Responses to “The Real Hunger Games is Being Voted on this Week.”

  1. Salley says:

    How come there are no comments on most of these posts. It's like a ghost town here.

  2. Kat says:

    Why? Because we live in a nation which favors military spending over ALL else.

  3. Kim says:

    I want to begin by saying I completely agree with you on this issue- it's absolutely ridiculous and horrible that in such a rich country that is always arrogantly claiming to be the best in the world, millions of people are going to be let go hungry. It's absurd.
    However, I don't think videos or whatnot as emotive as this one are very effective for getting the message out. I think they just bolster people who already agree, but they also are easier for people who disagree to dismiss as being too over the top or emotional or whatever. I love the bits with the real people talking about their experience benefiting from food stamps and government assistance in difficult times. I'd love to see more actual testimony like that, and then just the cold hard facts of who is benefiting, how and for how long, and the benefit that this assistance gives to individuals and society.
    From talking to people I know who are 'against welfare', it seems that they have all these ideas about who is benefiting and it's usually 'lazy' people, etc. But I'd love to have a human face put on the issue, so they can see it's real people just like them, who sometimes need a bit of help. They're not statistics, they're our fellow country men, women and children. I think that kind of presentation of things might be more effective in winning over at least some people who are very critical of welfare, than having overly emotive and sensational statements about it.
    Anyway, that's just my thought on all that. :-)

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