I just heard a PSA by Al Rocker that claimed 1 in 6 Americans do not know where their next meal is coming from. Friends, this is not just a “distortion,” it’s a flat-out lie! But they depend on you being too lazy or too ignorant to do the math for yourself. So, assuming you are too busy to take the time yourself, allow me to explain what has to be true for this PSA to be true.
First, the CIA says the U.S. population is roughly 314 million people.
Next, there are some 46 million Americans on food stamps.
Doing the math, this figure yields a figure of 15% of the population is on food stamps already. Now, let’s assume this means these people know where their next meal is coming from – because we are paying for it.
But Roker says there are still 1 in 6 Americans who do not know where their next meal is coming from. That is 52,333,333 Americans who do not know when they will eat again. That is 17% of the population.
Now, here is how we know this PSA is lying. If we eliminated all food stamps, it would mean 98 million Americans wouldn’t know where their next meal is coming from. That is 1 in 3 Americans (31%)!!!
Putting that in perspective, it means that, if you have a family of three, you are not feeding one member of your family.
It means that, looking at the next 2 people you see around you, 1 of them is starving and doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from.
It means that EVERYONE in California…AND Texas…AND New York…AND everyone in Illinois…AND everyone in Alabama is starving.
Now, do you honestly believe that the three most populace States in this nation and two more thrown in for good measure are all starving? Or is it easier to believe that this is government sponsored propaganda designed to make you believe something they know is not true to convince you to give them more of your political power, money and rights to fight the myth they are creating?