Ed Schultz addressed Gillian Bandes’ outrage that people should have a right to food last night on his show.  As ThinkProgress notes, food is a basic human right:

Bandes might not like it, but for most of the world, food is considered a human right. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the U.N. in 1948, states that “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food.” The U.S. voted for the declaration.

It’s immoral that we threw $2 trillion at the banks in the past year without ever asking how we were going to pay for it and now the very same people who voted for that are talking about basic healthcare for Americans like it’s something we can’t afford.

Is food next?

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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