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The most disgusting thing you’ll read all day

And considering its up against the economy, capitulation on torture and Judas Lieberman, that’s saying something.

But this is an absolutely appalling story that should shame us all:

50 percent more US children went hungry in 2007

WASHINGTON – Some 691,000 children went hungry in America sometime in 2007, while close to one in eight Americans struggled to feed themselves adequately even before this year’s sharp economic downtown, the Agriculture Department reported Monday.

The department’s annual report on food security showed that during 2007 the number of children who suffered a substantial disruption in the amount of food they typically eat was more than 50 percent above the 430,000 in 2006 and the largest figure since 716,000 in 1998.</em>

Meanwhile, the rich get richer, our economy tanks, and the number of hungry people will only massively increase once businesses go under as our empire collapses from the weight of fraud and greed.

Here’s an idea. Instead of using bailout funds to stuff a bit more greasy pork into the snouts of incompetent and immoral Wall Street failures…give the money to food banks instead.

Even better, take the hungry from states like Iowa and New Mexico, feed ‘em, put them on buses headed for New York, and give them shotguns. Let nature take its course.

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