Economic Jobs Hunger crisis created by Obama et al, Food Banks increased demand from Hungry Americans, 1.4 million NY City residents rely on food pantries, 37 percent of NY pantries turning away needy, Greensboro Number 1 in food insecurity, Illegals allowed in take jobs and resources
“I hear a lot of people say the recession is over, the economy is better … that’s true for many people, but that’s not true for most of those we are serving because the recovery hasn’t reached them yet,”…Clyde Fitzgerald, Second Harvest Food Bank
“There’s no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.”…Gallup CEO Jim Clifton
I read and hear the reports almost daily.
The hunger problem in the US and NC, particularly lately in Greensboro, NC.
What I am not reading or hearing much of is the economic and jobs crisis in this country. Except here at Citizen Wells and Zero Hedge.
With a economic and jobs crisis, you are bound to have a hunger crisis.
The national media and local media are reporting the hunger problems. But they won’t give you the truth about the jobs situation and one of the biggest reasons it is so bad. The influx of illegal aliens who have been permitted to stay and work here. Taking jobs from native born Americans and taking taxpayer funds from Medicaid which has consequently taken funds from education in NC.
Quit protecting Obama and gives us the damn truth!
From Zero Hedge June 12, 2015.
“Food Banks In New York Are Running Out Of Food”
“Welcome to the Recovery! Food banks across the US state of New York are running out of food (37% of food pantries say they have had to turn away needy people because they ran out of food), amid falling funds and rising demand from people that have trouble affording food. About 2.6 million people have trouble affording food across New York with about 1.4 million New York City residents relying on food pantries to feed themselves, according to the Food Bank For New York City. But as PressTV reports, contrary to the belief that people visiting food pantries are homeless and jobless, most customers are employed, but are not paid enough money to put food on the table without help.”
From the Greensboro News Record June 10, 2015.
“Guide to free meals in Greensboro reveals depth of food insecurity”
“A new booklet has been going around town since April.
Lime-colored. Eight pages thick.
Think of “The Little Green Book: Free Meals in Greensboro” as a weekly planner for the needy.”
“But this article isn’t about the booklet, which lists 30 churches and other sites serving free meals either weekly or monthly.
It’s about what the booklet has revealed: There’s more “food insecurity” in Greensboro than anyone realized.
“People are hungry,” said Dennis Bass, among 225 people waiting downtown Monday night for free turkey sandwiches and chips. “I don’t know how it got to this point.””
Dennis Bass and others, if you had been reading sites like this one and Zero Hedge, you would have a better idea of how it got to this point.
From Citizen Wells April 18, 2015.
“Another poll has ranked the Greensboro-High Point metropolitan area as among the hungriest in the country.
Only this time, the Gallup poll commissioned by the Food Research and Action Center in 2014 ranks the area No. 1 for people who had difficulties securing food, based on a percentage of the total population.
North Carolina placed eighth overall, with Mississippi at the top of the rankings. Louisiana was second, followed by West Virginia.”
From Citizen Wells June 10, 2015.
“I have heard all of the arguments about the impact of illegal aliens and that they do jobs that Americans do not want.
This is simple supply and demand economics.
Take the illegals, who are willing to work for lower wages, out of the market and the wages will rise and Americans will fill the void.
An examination of the jobs situation under Obama reveals this.
From Citizen Wells June 3, 2015.
“At least 9 million native born Americans being added to the labor force and immigrants taking native born American jobs.
There was an increase of over 12 million not in the labor force since Obama took office.
The youngest members of the workforce, 16 and above will be hit the hardest by immigrant workers.
And all of those jobs that Obama bragged about and Janet Yellen and others referred to….
Of the approx. 6 million new employments since Obama took office in January 2009, 4,511,000 were Hispanic/Latino!
We have barely, if at all, recovered all of the jobs lost during the recession and 75% of the job growth went to Hispanic/Latinos!!””
From the Center for Immigration Studies November 2014.
“A key part of the Affordable Care Act is Medicaid expansion for those with low incomes.1 A new analysis of government data by the Center for Immigration Studies shows that immigrants and their U.S.-born children (under age 18) have been among the primary beneficiaries of Medicaid growth.2 The data show that immigrants and their children accounted for 42 percent of the growth in Medicaid enrollment from 2011 to 2013. Immigrants benefited more from Medicaid expansion than natives because a much larger share of immigrants are poor and uninsured. It seems almost certain that immigrants and their children will continue to benefit disproportionately from Obamacare, as they remain much more likely than natives to be uninsured or poor.”
It turns out that not only have Obama policies impacted jobs for Native born Americans but have also impacted money spent in NC on education due to rising Medicaid costs.
More on this to come.