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.
- No one should ever be without safe shelter
- No one should be without basic medical care
- NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO GO TO BED HUNGRY!!!
Here is a link to the May 1, 2008 CCC Inventory Report. LINK