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Do government Health Regulations Cause Hunger?


Here is the first post of our newest contributor, Teresa, of TeresAmerica.  Please welcome her to the team! -Matt

On December 5th Pope Francis had a private audience with leaders of  “Movimiento de Trabajadores Excluidos” (Excluded Workers Movement) of Argentina where he said:

 “We are living in a throwaway culture where we easily leave over things, but people as well,” the Pope said.
“You recycle and with this, two things are produced: an ecological work, which is necessary, and on the other hand, a production that promotes brotherhood and gives dignity to one’s work, you are creative in your production, but also creative in caring for the earth, of the world in this ecological dimension.”

Wasted food, he continued, “can feed all the hungry people in the world.”

“Be conscious that food should not be wasted, because there are children who are hungry. Thank you for what you do,” he said.

After thinking a bit I came up with this question — Do government health regulations cause hunger, leave the poor hungry?

I don’t know how it is elsewhere, but in the United States restaurants are required to throw away all their food at the end of the night. The health departments regulations forbid restaurants from donating this food. If it wasn’t for government regulations we could have solved the problem of feeding the hungry at least in the U.S.

So, hence excessive govt. regulations causes hunger.

Original Post:  TeresAmerica

  • Bunkerville

    I am starting to weary of this pope and his pronouncements. Today he announces a home for everyone in Italy. His checkered past in Argentina has not left me with an open mind. I know I am missing your point and your intentions. But he is starting to sound more like a Marxist with his pronouncements as time goes on.

  • MattRoss

    I’m not Catholic, but have been generally supporters of the Pope. This one, however, seems to be sending mixed messages. It almost seems as if he condemns Marxism as a system, but supports the concepts the Marxists tout, but do not actually follow.

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