Saturday, March 10, 2007
Hunger in Arkansas?
Some revealing numbers came to light about hunger in Arkansas last week on account of poor folks coming to the capitol hat-in-hand for a few legislative crumbs; before the Senate brotherhood steals whatever is left of the surplus of themselves. One-quarter of Arkansas’ children live in poverty and one of eight older people here need to chose between medicine and food.
I note that State Rep. Steve Harrelson is introducing HB2091 to Joint Budget soon, which appropriates $100,000 for hunger relief projects statewide. It’s for the Hunger Relief Alliance and it could have been double, so far as I am concerned.
Sure hope FEMA does not find out about this and make giving aid to our poor folks another reason not to declare Dumas a disaster area.
(Broadcast March 9, 2007)