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Hephaestion
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posted 29 October 2005 06:34 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
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(Austin) A higher percentage of Texas households were at risk of going hungry over the last three years than in any other state, said data released Friday by the U.S. Agriculture Department.

Between 2002 and 2004, more than 16 per cent of Texas households at some point had trouble providing enough food for all their family members, the USDA report said.

In nearly five per cent of Texas households, at least one family member actually went hungry at least one time during that period because the household couldn't afford enough food. That's the fourth-highest rate in the country.

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The latest national figures were higher than in the previous three-year period. Between 1999 and 2001, an average of 10.4 per cent of households were at risk for hunger and an average of 3.1 per cent of households experienced hunger.

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Stargazer
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posted 29 October 2005 12:18 PM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Surely Heph you can't be insinuating that Bush is not a compassionate conservative!?


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Yst
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posted 29 October 2005 01:57 PM      Profile for Yst     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
In a related story,


U.S. senators -- who draw salaries of $162,100 a year and enjoy a raft of perks -- have rejected a minimum wage hike from $5.15 an hour to $6.25 for blue-collar workers.

To quote one poster on Fark.com,

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Come on guys, you're not going to compete with China if you pay people enough to eat now are you?

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mary123
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posted 30 October 2005 12:38 AM      Profile for mary123     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
"Compassionate Conservatism"
George Bush was spending some time at his ranch in Crawford, Texas. One afternoon, he was riding in the back of his official limousine when he saw two men eating grass by the roadside. He ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate. "Why are you eating grass?" he asked one man..

"We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied.

"Oh, well, you can come with me to my ranch," instructed the president.

"But, sir, I have a wife and two children with me!"

"Bring them along!" replied the president. He turned to the other man and said "You come with us, too".

"But, sir, I have a wife and six children!" the second man answered.

"Bring them as well," answered Bush as he headed for his limo. They all climbed in, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limousine.

Once underway, one of the poor fellows said, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you."

Bush replied, "Glad to do it. You'll love my place... the grass is almost a foot tall!"

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mary123
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posted 30 October 2005 12:38 AM      Profile for mary123     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
You always hurt the ones you love.
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lagatta
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posted 30 October 2005 05:59 AM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Leads the US in hunger, and in poverty-related obesity- another form of malnutrition, with particularly disastrous consequences among largely Aboriginal Mexican-Americans.
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