Bush Orders $200 Million in Emergency Food Aid

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,351296,00.html

    Bush Orders $200 Million in Emergency Food Aid
    Tuesday, April 15, 2008

    WASHINGTON — President Bush on Monday ordered the release of $200 million in emergency aid to help nations where surging food prices have deepened hunger woes and sparked violent protests.

    The move comes one day after the president of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, called on the international community to act urgently in helping needy people and "put our money where our mouth is." Haiti, Egypt and the Philippines are among the countries facing civil unrest because of food prices and shortages.

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    Perino noted the United States already is the largest provider of food aid in the world. The United States delivered more than $2.1 billion of food aid to 78 developing countries in 2007, she said.
     
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    In other words, Bush is going to have American tax payers atone for the farm corporations ripping off the Treasury thru the farm and energy programs and causing this jump in food prices.

    Another story today said he is increasing the school lunch program for poor kids in his own country by 7 CENTS A MEAL!!!
     
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    Of course.


    He is the Evil One , isn't he? :rolleyes:
     
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    No. but his recent policies have become quite foolish.
     
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    So how do you like all that un-constitutional foreign aid now fellers? Still think it's a worthy "exception to the rule"?
     
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    Good thing he's conservative cuz a liberal may have gave as much as $200 Mil away...
     
  7. carpro

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    I dunno,

    I kinda like the idea of feeding those that can't feed themselves.

    Maybe it's just a Southern and food kinda thing.;)

    Couldn't have anything at all to do with being a Christian thing to do, now could it? :(
     
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    Right on!!!:godisgood:
     
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    I have no problem with helping people who can't help themselves. I do have a problem with helping people who are starving because of their own foolishness or idolatry--like worshiping your food instead of eating it. India comes to mind.
     
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    Heaven knows that there are people around the world that need all the food aid they can get ..... but I find it strange that Bush will send 200 million to other countries while in the last few years he has cut aid to American food banks. Go figure that ..............
     
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    Food banks gennerally collect food in bulk from foodservice operations, retailers & wholesalers, and farmers. They have traditionally been locally based and relied on contributions from religious organizations.

    You will be pleased to know that the federal food aid programs such as Food Stamps and WIC continue to provide increasing amounts of aid to Americans who are close to the poverty level.
     
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    Please enlighten us with your source that President Bush himself has cut this aid.
     
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/22/w...9c995e790&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

    Bush Administration Gains Support for New Approach on Food Aid



    "... Charles Worledge, who works for the Long Island-based Sealift Inc., a major shipper of American food to the hungry, offered an insight essential to understanding the politics of food aid.

    “I thought this was a charity,” he explained during the party, for which another shipping company played host. “It’s not. It’s a business.”

    It was here in Kansas City, at the 2005 food aid conference, that the Bush administration pushed for a fundamental change in food aid that would have diminished profits to domestic agribusiness and shipping companies. It proposed allowing a quarter of the Food for Peace budget to be used to buy food in poor countries near hunger crises, rather than buying only American-grown food that had to be shipped across oceans.
     
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    Doesn't happen often but I see a post that I can agree with carpro about! Good stuff! :)
     
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    Of course, what would be of much greater help would be for the U.S. federal government to end the ethanol subsidies and mandates that are already wreaking havoc with the world food supply.
     
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    You nailed it Ken.:thumbs:
     

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