Written by CHUMA
"Michelle Grassia, who lives with her husband and three teenage children in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, N.Y. reports that her husband's check from his job at a grocery store used to last four days. "Now, it lasts only two," she said. To make up the difference, Grassia buys one gallon of milk a week instead of three. She sometimes skips breakfast and lunch to make sure there's enough food for her children. She cooks with a hot plate because gas is too expensive. And she depends more than ever on the bags of free vegetables and powdered milk from a local food pantry."
When I read this quote from an article on Yahoo News entitled Living Paycheck to Paycheck Becomes Harder, I felt disgusted. In a country that is so decadently abundant with resources, there is no reason that people have to go hungry. But with a lagging economy, mostly due to the budget deficit caused by the war in Iraq, it seems that a hunger abatement will not be in our future. Instead, it will become worse as the President proposes a $2.9 trillion budget spending plan and a war of perpetuity over 10 years. As this forces low to middle income families to purchase inexpensive and unhealthy food that stretches for an extended period of time, there will be an increase in substandard nutritious habits and poor health, causing a rise in medical care. What is this world coming to? Read more here.