Fundamentos del presupuesto: El Hambre y el presupuesto nacional

May 5, 2017
Through the federal budget process, Congress can make funding decisions that put us on track to end hunger and poverty. Infographic by Doug Puller / Bread for the World

Por medio del proceso presupuestario, el Congreso puede tomar decisiones de financiación que nos ponen en el camino hacia el fin del hambre y la pobreza. Sin importar cuál partido controla el Congreso o la Casa Blanca, nuestros líderes electos deben formular, aprobar y administrar el presupuesto de nuestro país. Es por medio del presupuesto federal que nuestro gobierno invierte en muchos programas contra el hambre y la pobreza que ayudan a las personas a evitar la pobreza y a prosperar.

Un presupuesto es más que un documento financiero — es a la vez un documento moral. Es una declaración de las prioridades y los valores de nuestra nación. Nuestro presupuesto federal se debe medir por cómo trata a los más vulnerables entre nosotros.

Al establecer un presupuesto, los legisladores en el Congreso pueden cambiar las políticas, los programas y las condiciones que permiten que persistan el hambre y la pobreza. Con solo un plumazo al aprobar un presupuesto federal, se crean políticas que pueden reorientar millones de dólares y afectar a millones de vidas.

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    Remarks delivered October 1, 2017 at Duke University Chapel in Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

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    In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.

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