No Grain Reserves

Saw this article while browsing the webs yesterday.  The US has no remaining grain reserves.  While reading this, I could not help but think of all the things our government spends OUR money on, and why do we not make sure we have food for a “rainy day”, and to help the most vulnerable among us.  President Bush has gone to great lengths to let us know why we must have a strategic oil reserve, but why not have a strategic food reserve.  I realize that food can not be stored for as long a oil, but I am sure that there are people much more intelligent that you or I that know how this would work.

I believe that there are three things that should never happen in this country, the “richest” country in the world.

  1. No one should ever be without safe shelter
  2. No one should be without basic medical care
  3. NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO GO TO BED HUNGRY!!!

Here is a link to the May 1, 2008 CCC Inventory Report.  LINK