The Bush Agenda--No Money for Anything but Tax Cuts and War
U.S. Scrambles to Address International Food Crisis
By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, April 26, 2008; A03
The Bush administration and Congress have been caught flat-footed by rapidly escalating global food prices and are scrambling to respond to a crisis that they increasingly view as a threat to U.S. national security, according to government officials, congressional staffers and human rights experts.
. . . Overall, the U.N. agency needs about $800 million in emergency funding to reach its annual goal of feeding 78 million people, and that does not account for additional waves of people being plunged into poverty by the rising prices, Parmelee said.
Last week, the Bush administration released $200 million worth of wheat . . .
So, let's see. That $800 million is about--what?--half a day's Iraq war funding? Plans Wilt at National Arboretum Proposed Funding Cut Exacerbates Deterioration
By Adrian Higgins Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, April…