Sunday, September 22, 2013

Then They Came For ...

little dickensIn western Lake County -- the land that time forgot -- news travels slow. Operatives would not be expected to know the Northwest Herald reported that ...
More than 105,000 residents in Lake and McHenry counties – including more than 50,000 children – are facing food insecurity, according to the Map the Meal Gap 2012 study by Feeding America.
A steady diet of need
While according to the News-Sun, the Northern Illinois Food Bank says ...
Nearly one in five Lake County children is hungry, according to Pete Schaefer, NIFB president and CEO.
New program feeds needy children during summer
Western Lake County is represented, appropriately, by Congressmen Randy Hultgren & Peter Roskam -- who, according to the Daily Herald, voted this week to cut the Federal Food Stamp program by $40 billion.
Suburban lawmakers split along party lines with Republican U.S. Reps. Peter Roskam of Wheaton and Randy Hultgren of Winfield supporting the proposal to cut food stamp funding.
House votes to cut $4B a year from food stamps
Also according to the Daily Herald, more than 11% of Lake County does not have health insurance:
In the metropolitan region, the portion of uninsured varies widely from 9 percent in McHenry and Will counties to 16.3 percent in Cook County including Chicago, according to the 2012 census numbers released today. DuPage County had 9.8 percent uninsured, Kane County had 14.3 percent, and Lake County had 11.3 percent.
How many have no health insurance in suburbs
Operatives should not be surprised that Roskam & Hultgren both voted this week to kill ObamaCare. Without that appropriation bill, according to the Sun-Times, the Federal government would shut down:
All Illinois House Republicans voted for the resolution: Peter Roskam, Rodney Davis, Randy Hultgren, John Shimkus, Adam Kinzinger and Aaron Schock.
Shutdown showdown over ObamaCare
In more upbeat news, your LakeCountyEye is sponsoring a poetry contest. Operatives are asked to fill in the blanks:

First they came for the food.
And I didn't speak out because I wasn't hungry.

Then they came for health care.
And I didn't speak out because I wasn't sick.
Then they came for

And I didn't speak out because I wasn't
Then they came for me.
It was November 4 2014, Election Day, and they were counting on my vote.
Haha, the winning entry will receive a free ticket back in time to the Dickensian workhouse. Act now, everyone will be a winner!

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