Staggering: ‘Hunger and poverty in the US has reached rates unseen in decades’

Number of Americans receiving food stamps as reported by the US Department of Agriculture (annual totals back to 1975) / trivisonno.com (1)

U.S. Defense Spending Trends, by Farcaster / wikimedia (2)

“…the prevalence of hunger and poverty in the United States has reached rates unseen in decades. The figures are staggering.”

“The political and media establishment in America is indifferent to the social devastation their system has produced and hostile to any measures that would tackle it.” Andre Damon (3) (emphasis added)

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