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One in five Californians struggled to afford enough food for themselves and their families last year, according to a new report by the Food Research and Action Center.
The rate in California was slightly higher than the national average of 18%.
Jim Weill, president of the Washington-based nonprofit group, said the figures underscore the need for a strong nutrition safety net — including food stamps and school meals — for families that continue to struggle even as the economy begins to recover.
“While the nation’s Great Recession may have technically ended in mid-2009, it has not yet ended for many of the nation’s households,” Weill said in a statement Thursday. “For them, 2010 was the third year of a terrible recession that is widely damaging the ability to meet basic needs.”
The report was based on data collected for the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which conducted telephone interviews with more than 350,000 people in 2010, including 35,543 in California.
Does anyone remember why gas prices dropped in 2008? Anyone? Lets not see the same hands everytime.
Shapley wrote:Bush Lifts Executive Ban On Offshore Driling - July 14, 2008
Gasoline Prices - Historical
Click on the '5 year', and note the timing of the beginning of the decline.
“According to the GasBuddy gasoline price tracking web site, the price of a gallon of regular gas was around $1.79 when Mr. Obama took office. Today the national average is $3.58. . . . Four-dollar-a-gallon gas has arrived on average throughout California, and a number of other states are headed in that direction.” I think he’d like to see gas at about five dollars a gallon, to encourage alternative modes of transportation.
“According to the GasBuddy gasoline price tracking web site, the price of a gallon of regular gas was around $1.79 when Mr. Obama took office. Today the national average is $3.58.
Giant Communist Robot wrote:The clear implication is Obama's policies are to blame. This is a hard case to make.
Giant Communist Robot wrote:Hmm....you'd have to show that the reason prices went down under Bush was his policy--to avoid post hoc ergo propter hoc
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