As of 2009 there were 14.7 million children in our country who lived in poverty. That is 20 percent of the children in the United States (Silva, 2011). Is this an acceptable statistic? I do not think we, as a nation, should accept this.
Especially when we learn that there is $360 million (yes million) of the United States' money missing and they think that the Taliban and other criminals are in possession of this money (Riechmann, 2011).
Now I do not pretend to understand all the jibberjabber about how this money went missing, but I do know that it should not have been overseas in the first place. I have written about my feelings this on a now defunct blog (you can find the repost in my archives here). Funny thing? That post was written in 2009 and nothing has improved since.
Our country is going to hell in a hand-basket with Obama at the helm. He has his own agenda and it does not correspond to what is in the best interest of America.
Riechmann, D. &. (2011, August 17). $360M lost to insurgents, criminals in Afghanistan. Retrieved August 17, 2011, from Yahoo News: http://news.yahoo.com/360m-lost-insurgents-criminals-afghanistan-150450640.html
Silva, C. (2011, August 17). National child welfare survey examines recession. Retrieved August 17, 2011, from Yahoo news: http://news.yahoo.com/national-child-welfare-survey-examines-recession-052324006.html