Statements about Hunger

"For the cost of the Iraq War we could’ve ended world hunger for 30 years."

"For every one job created under the Obama administration, 75 people went on food stamps."

"Fifty percent of Americans will go hungry at some time in their lives."

When Republicans last controlled the presidency and Congress, "the number of people on food stamps (and) the number of people in low-income housing went through the roof."  

"When is a farm bill not a farm bill? When 90 percent of it is for food stamps."

Food stamp spending "doubled under President Bush, doubled again under President Obama."  

Proposed cuts in the House farm bill mean "2 million less people on food stamps, 210,000 children will not receive school lunches or breakfasts."

"Half of all hospitalized seniors are suffering from malnutrition so severe that it either caused their illness or it prevents them from getting better."

"More people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history."

While CEOs of some large charities have big salaries, the heads of some veterans groups do the job for free.

"The studies have shown us that [drug testing for welfare recipients] will be saving us money"

The WIC program "is an incredibly cost effective program, serving nearly 10 million Americans each year and costing less than $100 per person. In my district, more than 18 percent of residents suffer from food insecurity and depend on WIC to make ends meet."

"Seventy of Ohio's 88 counties now have more than 25 percent of their residents eligible for emergency food."

The U.S. has "47 million people on food stamps. That’s 14 million more than when the current occupant of the White House took over."

President Barack Obama deserves to be called "the most successful food stamp president in American history" because "47 million Americans are on food stamps."

Under a House Republican appropriations bill, "6 million seniors are deprived of meals."

Says it’s a "statistical reality that most single moms are very poor, under-educated, can't get a job, and if it weren't for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death."

Federal Reserve policies have led to a 69 percent rise in corn prices, 44 percent rise in wheat prices and 15 percent spike in sugar prices over the last year.

"Oregon, once again, remains among the top five hungriest states in the nation."

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