Tea Party Baby Votes To Cut Food Stamps by 40B Making Hunger an American Staple
I wish I could gather all the Tea Party leaders and followers, put them in a colony with private quarters to shelter them and their families for a period of 6 months; give them a daily allotment of food, just enough so they won’t die of starvation, lasting for, oh, a couple of months. After which when they have experience the pain of hunger long enough, they are offered food stamps for the remainder of their stay… Let’s see how many will still vote to cut food consumption for the poor by 20% or $40+billion. These people who live in their cozy comfort zones have not a clue about hunger, they want every human fertilized egg to become a part of existence yet to the infant human being, born in to a life of poverty and suffering, they say YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN KID. Convoluted? You Betcha!
When hunger is experienced for a long time it leads to Starvation.
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StarvationStarvation is a severe deficiency in caloric energy, nutrient, and vitamin intake. It is the most extreme form of malnutrition. In humans, prolonged starvation can cause permanent organ damage and eventually, death. The term inanition refers to the symptoms and effects of starvation.
According to the World Health Organization, hunger is the single gravest threat to the world's public health. The WHO also states that malnutrition is by far the biggest contributor to child mortality, present in half of all cases.
Undernutrition is a contributory factor in the death of 3.1 million children under five every year. Figures on actual starvation are difficult to come by, but according to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the less severe condition of undernourishment currently affects about 925 million people, or about 13.5% of the world population.