Thursday, February 27, 2014
U.S. Army Rushes Food Assistance to Avert Hunger Crisis in Arlington
We appreciate your features about the extravagant tax-borrow-spend programs and policies of Arlington County Government. Turns out there IS a serious and significant hunger crisis in Arlington, caused by massive gentrification, tax increases, no increase in the minimum wage, and cuts in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) assistance and the end of long term unemployment insurance orchestrated by Tea Party Members of Congress. So hundreds more families are seeking food assistance every week. Added to the 10% of Arlington residents (about 33,000) who already receive some kind of food assistance.
What to do? Call out the U.S. Army to help deliver food to hungry Americans to avert a hunger crisis where thousands of residents in one of the wealthiest counties in the United States are facing prolonged malnutrition.
Meanwhile, it's Gala season for Arlington's Elite, including the four members of the Arlington Board of Supervisors who are enjoying being 'comped' with thousands of dollars in free tickets to various local extravaganzas where they make gentrification redevelopment and tax-borrow-spend luxury infrastructure deals with their corporate and non-profit cronies.
Anyway, nice to know that the Pentagon is capable of delivering a few hundred pounds of food to hungry Americans after spending about $5 Trillion since 9-11-01 helping people in the Third World.