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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    Your list, sarcastic or not, doesn't mean they will buy what is nutritionally better for them unless they are given the tools to help make better decisions.

    Why do you not want to provide those tools?
    I am not going to fall for your pitiful attempt to derail the thread into a discussion of education. The thread is about how the rise in prices is making food unaffordable for the poor. Try to stick to the topic.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    The reasonable alternative is stop allowing less than 1% of the country to monopolize the vast majority of the wealth.
    Yeah! Who the heck do they think they are, earning all that money, paying a ton of taxes, then they think they can keep the rest? Let's take it from them and give it to those that didn't earn it at all! Great basis for a country.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    I'm well aware that there are some who eat cat food. It's horrifying.

    No one ever said they were lazy idiots, it's a matter of giving them as much information as possible so they can improve their food choices.
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    Anecdotally, I was stocking up on cat food for my cats at a store where it was on sale, it was the only thing I was buying. The young man who was bagging it up looked at what I had bought and very solemnly said "God bless you' as I took my bag. It took me a few minutes to realize what he was referring to.

    I didn't mean to imply that you thought they were lazy and stupid. I was saying that the dilemma is so common place that it could be used as an indication that there is a broader underling cause.

    Part of the problem as well is that the money is just not there, not that they are not using what they have to make good choices.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Yeah! Who the heck do they think they are, earning all that money, paying a ton of taxes, then they think they can keep the rest? Let's take it from them and give it to those that didn't earn it at all! Great basis for a country.
    Hard working poor people exist, believe it or not. These people deserve a livable income that doesn't require government assistance to stay afloat. Wealthy corporations know they can pay their employees badly and that the government will pick up the bill to keep them off the street. The poor get this assistance from the government and then go spend it at the corporations that aren't paying them enough in the first place. It's a double win for them; the corporations are the real welfare queens. Stop subsidizing corporations and make them pay people fair wages.

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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    When the right cuts food stamps, the demand on food banks increase. Where do you think those food pantries are going to come up with more food to feed the increased # of poor people? Magic?

    But you don't think tax dollars should go to programs like Food Stamps and WIC

    Except when you get called out on your inane "Education will feed the poor"
    Where the hell did you get this claptrap from? Quote or rescind it, it is patently FALSE.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    Where the hell did you get this claptrap from? Quote or rescind it, it is patently FALSE.
    Yeah, you never said tax dollars should not be used to help feed the poor

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    And the left alternative is to create a ongoing drain on everybody via the government, while collecting additional tax money to make more and more people dependent on the government, while continuing to allow people to believe, nay, reinforce the thought, that what someone else makes has anything to do with what they earn themselves.

    Making adequate nutrition 'available' is brought about by information and education, not by taxing other people.

    Or maybe you just think that Food Stamps, WIC and other govt programs are not funded with tax dollars. They're funded with money that magically falls from the sky
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Yeah, you never said tax dollars should not be used to help feed the poor

    Or maybe you just think that Food Stamps, WIC and other govt programs are not funded with tax dollars. They're funded with money that magically falls from the sky
    Your failure to quote any such statements made by me at any point in time, in any thread, proves that you were just reading what you wanted to and not what was being said. I have never supported cutting assistance programs for those truly in need.

    Perhaps when you learn your mark, you'll understand rather then attempt to play rabid dog and not even take the time to read what is put before your eyes.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Yeah, you never said tax dollars should not be used to help feed the poor

    Or maybe you just think that Food Stamps, WIC and other govt programs are not funded with tax dollars. They're funded with money that magically falls from the sky
    And where in that quote does it say I condone the cutting of programs? I don't believe the government should increase the taxes on working people to ADD to the programs. Therein lies the difference.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    Your failure to quote any such statements made by me at any point in time, in any thread, proves that you were just reading what you wanted to and not what was being said. I have never supported cutting assistance programs for those truly in need.

    Perhaps when you learn your mark, you'll understand rather then attempt to play rabid dog and not even take the time to read what is put before your eyes.
    iow, when you said the govt should not create "ongoing" programs paid for by taxing people because that would make more people dependent on the govt, you meant that the govt should continue programs paid for by taxing people because you don't think that makes people more dependent on the govt.

    Yeah, I believe you
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    And where in that quote does it say I condone the cutting of programs? I don't believe the government should increase the taxes on working people to ADD to the programs. Therein lies the difference.
    SO you support the use tax dollars to provide food for the poor? You support the govt taking "what someone else makes" in order to supply food to the poor?

    Oh wait! I get it

    You support taking "what someone else makes" even though it makes people more dependent on the govt because the govt has been doing it for awhile now. You merely oppose allowing people who have recently become poor from getting food stamps because, unlike those hardy independent food stamp recipients from days past, the recently poor are far more vulnerable to govt dependency
    Last edited by sangha; 02-17-14 at 04:56 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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