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This author doesn't have a problem with government sanctimoniously sticking their nose in their business, but rather it seems to be just an issue of where that nose is stuck, or more appropriately how it gets stuck. I don't think he/she wants government out of his/her family planning choices, but rather heavily involved through subsidies and freebies.I also tried to look up how many children die of starvation in this country because their minimum wage mother simply couldn't afford to feed them. Not only could I not find and statistics on this, but I couldn't even find an example. The only cases I could find of a child starving to death were due to criminal neglect. Anyone have any more information on that? It seems like massive hyperbole.
I agree, mothers who are working a 60 hour week for less than adequate pay are not the ones whose kids are dying of starvation. But, I'll bet there are some examples of this among the welfare recipients and those who are totally marginalized. The point is a good one. The Republicans don't give a fuck about them, all the while pushing the pro-life agenda. Imagine fanatics like Cruz and Walker who would let a pregnant woman die rather than allow an abortion.
MikeB: "But, I'll bet there are some examples of this among the welfare recipients and those who are totally marginalized. The point is a good one."I didn't see any of those cases either. As far as I can tell, this point that you call a "good one" is completely fabricated.
You don't think any street people or homeless people are starving to death in the US, none?
WOW, the great gun loon numbers guy missed that 100 died because of starvation. A little different than zero, but then we know how little human life means to gun loons.
"WOW, the great gun loon numbers guy missed that 100 died because of starvation."You have a big problem with not reading what people say. I did in fact say that I found cases of children starving to death (as I recall it was about 100 per year), but as I said, these were cases of criminal neglect, and NOT cases where their minimum wage parent simply couldn't afford to feed them, as is the claim by this author. The rates of children starving go up as age goes down. Many of these cases are infants or newborns where a parent strung out on drugs forgets to feed them. The younger they are, the more often they have to be fed, and the more susceptible they are to starvation.MikeB: "You don't think any street people or homeless people are starving to death in the US, none?"So first we started with minimum wage earners, and then you moved the goal posts to be welfare recipients, and now we are ending up at homeless people. It looks like there are maybe a couple dozen of adults give or take any given year, but as the WHO says; it is not really from lack of access to food.According to the World Health Organization, 120 Americans died from "lack of food" in 2004. Starvation rates in the United States are generally not recorded due to the relative infrequency of the occurrence. Generally speaking, most people do not starve to death in America as a result of lack of access to food. A combination of government food programs and private charities help to ensure this. However, Americans do have a serious problem with malnutrition. Starvation (that is, death due to lack of food) in America, in the relatively rare instances that it does occur, is not usually an indication of poverty but rather a variety of other social issues.
"these were cases of criminal neglect"Wrong idiot, and you even had more than a week to check it. The 100 were NOT because of "criminal neglect."I await you next lie BSTS...............
Who comes up with this nonsense?For example: People (mothers) working 60 hours are starving. Really?! How is it that Mexicans can not only live on that AND still send money back home?Affordable health care? Where? You might wanna take a look at the huge profits in that industry.And oh, that minimum wage. Here we have the words of economic morons. WAL MART raised their minimum wage and then how many stores and employees disappeared?orlin sellers