Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lies My Government Tells Me

1 in 5 children in Ohio live ‘in poverty’ according to government statistics in my local paper. That’s 20% of all children!

Another day the government reports that 25% of Ohio children experience ‘hunger’ or ‘food insecurity’. Oh wail and gnashing of teeth! How can children study or thrive physically? One nearby city will provide breakfast, lunch and snack to all children in school system.

But just 2 days later, the government reports in my newspaper that over 30% of Ohio children are obese and most of them are in the lower socio-economic class.

The poor are able to buy so much food they can stuff themselves to become obese and then experience hunger because they want another snack cake? And the poor can call for more free food so the money saved can be used to afford Ipads or Cellphones or hop to the specialty store for $200 sneakers.

Either my eyes lie or the government lies. I trust my eyes. ‘Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord’... Oh I digress.