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Feed hungry American children first


Date published: 8/5/2014

Feed hungry American children first

You hear it on the radio every day, startling advertisements for the charity called Feeding America.

The statistics are almost unbelievable, especially if your belly is full.

I was startled to learn that 1 in 6 people, or 14.5 percent of households, experience "food insecurity." More than 1 in 4 American children are at risk for hunger, and 1 in 5 live in households that struggle to put food on the table.

Two years ago, 16.1 million children under the age of 18 were in poverty and 15.9 million were unable to consistently access nutritional meals necessary for a healthy life.

These troubling statistics cut across red and blue states, large cities and small towns, and it appears that former President Johnson's war on poverty has failed.

With these embarrassing facts in mind, along with our dismal employment picture, why is our president opening America's arms to 60,000 illegals who have stormed our southern border when a substantial number of our own citizens are in serious need?

Bob Taubert

Spotsylvania