More news today about the impact of eight years of casino capitalism in the White House (and in a mostly complicit Congress) – this is from today’s Washington Post:
The number of Americans who lack dependable access to adequate food shot up last year to 49 million, the largest number since the government has been keeping track, according to a federal report released Monday that shows particularly steep increases in food scarcity among families with children.
In 2008, the report found, nearly 17 million children — more than one in five across the United States — were living in households in which food at times ran short, up from slightly more than 12 million youngsters the year before. And the number of children who sometimes were outright hungry rose from nearly 700,000 to almost 1.1 million. ”
You can see the whole sobering U.S. Department of Agriculture report (PDF), here.
Heckuva job, Dubya!