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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Working and Poor in the USA

HT to The Contrarian for drawing attention to this. I drew attention recently to the working poor in the USA and the topic of food insecurity. Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, has taken the issue of international aid to the poor of the USA seriously. It is cold in America. Winter is on its way. You remember the news stories we frequently hear. Of freezing cold snaps that kill the elderly and the poor. Why? Because they cannot afford the fuel to keep them warm. Chavez is trying to penetrate that problem. Venezuela has agreed to sell heating oil at discount prices in low-income communities in Chicago, New York and Boston.

America's choice - and Australia's too - is God or Riches: humanity or self-indulgence.