Obama: U.S. Financing Hunger Efforts in Africa Not Just a shift of 'The Burden'

May 21, 2012 - 10:32 AM
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President Barack Obama: Now, I know some have asked, in a time of austerity, whether this New Alliance is just a way for governments to shift the burden onto somebody else. I want to be clear: The answer is no. As President, I can assure you that the United States will continue to meet our responsibilities, so that even in these tough fiscal times, we will continue to make historic investments in development. And, by the way, we're going to be working to end hunger right here in the United States as well. (Applause.) That will continue to be a priority.