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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Yes, we were talking about how food is becoming unaffordable for the poor and someone suggested that raising the minimum wage would help make food more affordable for the poor. No one suggested that making transportation more expensive would make easier for the poor to afford food.
    Jamesrage a few years ago posted an article stating that the removal of illegal immigrants as farm workers would have a minimal impact on food prices at the retail level, perhaps 5% if I recall correctly

    For food, the cost is of labor I believe about 20%


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    In Canada it costs $5000 to ship a truck load from Ontario to Alberta. I believe about 3000 miles

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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    So you still can't give me one good reason for why I should care about those poor, poor, wealthy CEO's and the injustice they face because someone on the internet doesn't like them

    How revealing!!
    Because they are people.

    You think that they shouldn't be granted common courtesy because they make too much money, according you you.

    How not surprising!!
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Actually no, though I had to look that one up. Neither has onboard B12, but the brewer's yeast that is offerred in grocery stores and health food chains all has the added B12. Nutrional yeast lacks some of the minerals the brewer's yeast has.

    BREWERS YEAST VERSUS NUTRITIONAL YEAST
    Sorry didn't elaborate, I meant for use in cooking (outside of breads and things that need to rise) nutritional yeast works better as a flavoring because it doesn't have the bitterness brewers does.
    What the Heck is Nutritional Yeast? | recipe from FatFree Vegan Kitchen

    Personally I would just as soon take a veggie B12 a couple times a week as I don't think nutritional yeast taste that much like cheese but I've got enough to keep checking out recipes for a while.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    In the same manner they lie about nearly everything that has a political element. They pick and choose the facts that make them look best. I don't doubt that they have some explanation for their numbers but I do doubt that inflation is 1% I see more than that, not only in food and fuel but in the selling prices of products in the industry in which I work. Sorry, I do not automatically accept what the government tells me. In fact, I tend to doubt everything the government tells me. If you think inflation is that low, then you are lucky. You won't worry about prices like I do.
    Well food and fuel are volatile and fluctuate widely which is why economists use the core index to make decisions. In a given month it may be as high as 4% in others it may have dived 4% but year over year it only accounts to 1% due to volatility of food.

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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Because they are people.
    Yeah, and?


    You think that they shouldn't be granted common courtesy because they make too much money, according you you.

    How not surprising!!
    Common courtesy does not require to come to the defense of every person who ever has their feelings hurt, particularly when they are perfectly capable of defending themselves.

    And I find it pretty hypocritical of you to complain about judging people based on how much money they have given the multitude of posts you have written that judge poor people based on how much money they don't have.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    So why should I care about "income inequality" if the working poor choose to work less?
    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Obviously income inequality isn't the defining challenge of our day since the Obama administration is now arguing that Ocare is given the working poor the "economic freedom" to work less.

    If they can choose to make less money willingly then obviously I have no need to give a crap about income inequality...
    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    I am not going to argue that the "Work less, sponge more!" approach hasn't been very effective for the Democrats. It's nice to see you admit that is the whole point of the ACA, though.

    What your slogan misses is the fact that the "get less" is a function of Democrat policies that place road blocks for all working poor where they are discouraged from working more because they will lose their handouts, and by working less they hurt their future earning potential.

    But it isn't like it's a big secret that the whole point of Democrat Party policies of the last 70 years have been to steal the incentive and hope of an ever growing dependency class who collect government checks and are only asked to get their butts off of the couch on election day.
    Suddenly your blather about not judging people based on how much money they have is shown to be a load of crap
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Yeah, and?




    Common courtesy does not require to come to the defense of every person who ever has their feelings hurt, particularly when they are perfectly capable of defending themselves.

    And I find it pretty hypocritical of you to complain about judging people based on how much money they have given the multitude of posts you have written that judge poor people based on how much money they don't have.







    Suddenly your blather about not judging people based on how much money they have is shown to be a load of crap
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by theaterofdreams View Post
    The point being that while some are getting poorer, the people at the top are getting richer, and even have people like you and others defending them
    I admire successful people. Our success in life is determined by the effort we put into it. If money is your goal in life then you work hard, educate yourself, and search for opportunities. If your happiness lies in music, mechanics, or travel, then go for that. It seems there are no people more jealous of the success of others than leftists.

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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    I admire successful people. Our success in life is determined by the effort we put into it. If money is your goal in life then you work hard, educate yourself, and search for opportunities. If your happiness lies in music, mechanics, or travel, then go for that. It seems there are no people more jealous of the success of others than leftists.
    Unfortunately the opportunities in many of the areas you recommend that would allow for success are not available to all. Not only do we have income inequality, but more importantly due to income inequality we have opportunity inequality. If we had the latter I'd agree with you, but we don't and haven't for a decade or more.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Unfortunately the opportunities in many of the areas you recommend that would allow for success are not available to all. Not only do we have income inequality, but more importantly due to income inequality we have opportunity inequality. If we had the latter I'd agree with you, but we don't and haven't for a decade or more.
    Of course there is income equality.Can you seriously expect otherwise? Some people are more ambitious as well as smarter. There are plenty of opportunities everywhere, just as there always has been. That you don't see them does not mean they don't exist..

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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Of course there is income equality.Can you seriously expect otherwise? Some people are more ambitious as well as smarter. There are plenty of opportunities everywhere, just as there always has been. That you don't see them does not mean they don't exist..
    And like every other extreme conservative you repeat the mantra without addressing the issue that was brought up. You know as well as I do that the inequality is no longer in the realm of reasonable. If you think it is, well you're part of the problem, whether it means you've been indoctrinated to vote against your own interests or whether you're part of the elite class, I have no idea, but I can see you're part of the problem.
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