The Biden administration announced Tuesday that they have a plan to “end hunger” by doing what they always do and increase welfare programs. This is just putting a band aid on a gaping wound that needs stitches. It’s a temporary solution that does nothing to get to the actual root of the problem. But hey, wealth redistribution is the name of the leftist game, right?
According to the Daily Wire, a press release was put out that notes the U.S. has failed to end food insecurity since President Richard Nixon put on a White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health back in 1969. But now Biden is all set to hold another one of these events on Wednesday.
“There is no silver bullet to address these complex issues, and there is no overnight fix,” the White House said. “Making progress requires collective, sustained action and mobilization across every segment of society. That is why President Biden announced a goal of ending hunger and increasing healthy eating and physical activity by 2030 so fewer Americans experience diet-related diseases — while reducing related health disparities.”
Apparently their idea of solving this issue is to create more economic hardship by increasing taxes on the middle class, because that is the group of people that pick up the tab for the expansion of these programs, which is why it is slowly disappearing and increasing the number of individuals and families who fall below the poverty line. This, of course, increases the percentage of folks who require some kind of help and on the cycle goes.
The Daily Wire continued, “Among other initiatives, the White House intends to increase access to free school meals by expanding the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility, piloting medically tailored meals via Medicaid, and increasing Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries’ access to nutrition and obesity counseling. The plan likewise contains a push toward physical activity, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) planning to expand the State Physical Activity and Nutrition Program nationwide.”
“Too many families don’t know where they’re going to get their next meal,” Biden remarked during a video message chatting about the conference. “There are too many empty chairs around the kitchen table because a loved one was taken by heart disease, diabetes, or other diet-oriented diseases, which are some of the leading causes of death in our country. And the toll of these diseases is not distributed equally — it’s higher in certain racial and ethnic groups.”
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Price levels have gone up 8.3 percent between the time period of August 2021 and August 2022, according to information taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with the cost of food going increasing 11.4 percent during the same period. We’ve all felt this increase kick us below the belt over and over again, each and every time we go to the grocery store.
“The cost of food at home, a category that includes grocery store or supermarket food purchases, rose 0.7% from the previous month. According to a report from Bank of America, roughly 71% of Americans ‘feel the cost of living is outpacing growth in their salary or wages,'” the Daily Wire reported.
During all of this, Biden signed several federal stimulus spending packages, one of which is the $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act and the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which professionals in the realm of economics have said contributed significantly to inflationary pressures and low participation in the labor market. Let’s also not forget that the Inflation Reduction Act is not going to do anything to actually reduce inflation. In fact, the only thing it’s really doing is expanding the Internal Revenue Service by some 87,000 agents.
“The announcement of the expanded federal hunger initiatives comes days after Biden unveiled the Cancer Moonshot initiative with the intent of creating “a cancer research and care system that most people think we already have, but don’t realize until they already have cancer that we don’t.” The announcement came exactly 60 years after President John F. Kennedy’s historic vow to land astronauts on the Moon,” the story continued.
But the Biden Cancer Initiative, which is a charity that was created by the Biden family back in 2017, has raised almost $5 million and spent more than $3 million on staff salaries during its first two years in operation, according to a report published by the New York Post.
Apparently, the organization spent a staggering $56,738 on conferences, $59,356 on travel, numbers that went up to $742,953 and $97,149 during the second year.