Homeless and hungry children in a country as prosperous and powerful as United States

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    Why?

    I am asking this only because I hardly ever hear stories, if any, about homeless and hungry children in any other fully industrialized nation.

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    I never hear about them here. No one starves in america. Even the poor are obese.
     
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    I don't know what you read in papers or watch on TV but these cases are reported in the main media often enough where people cannot pretend to have never heard of such cases. So, the question still stands, why?
     
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    Can you link to one? Just one?
     
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    I experience hunger everyday, then I eat. And when I have a sack, forget about it.
     
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    How many children died of starvation last year?
     
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    Are we talking about dying of starvation here? No. Homeless children and not having enough to eat, yes. Has anyone here ever heard of such thing as street kids? I would like nothing more that it to be a myth but I have witnessed it too many times in person. How many documentaries, 20/20 segments, Oprah etc. have been devoted to children living on the streets right here in the USA?
    Why are you are still pretending the problem doesn't exist? The question still remains, why?
     
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    Your title to this thread does say "Homeless and Hungry Children" - yes, there are plenty of children out on the streets homeless, unfortanately, most by choice - these are kids that are runaways that couldn't hack it at home. Most have made their choice and CAN go back home, but refuse. With those, I can't pity as much as children at home with families, that ARE hungry! due to poverty or in a low income area in need of some sort of help. I don't particularly believe in Welfare, unless truly needed to HELP, and only as a temporary solution till one can get on their feet and not sit back on have the system take care of them! but there are areas that truly are in poverty and YES, there are infants that are dying from hunger right here in NC,

    "North Carolina ranks 45th poorest among the 50 states in the number of infants dying per 1,000 live births."

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    I would believe there was a food problem if ANYONE EVER died of starvation. Many living below the poverty line are quite rotund. And hunger is something we all experience everyday, seriously, it's not just a funny joke.


    And any able bodied person who can't find a job in america is either, too proud, or unwilling to pull up their pants and show up on time.
     

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