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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    Your theory of increasing wages goes something like this....

    Increase wages, food growers have a higher COGs, pickers get paid more, packers get paid more, trucking companies pay their drivers more, grocery stores charge more.......

    It's not a long term answer.
    i was only making my suggestion with regards to the OP's title, the part where incomes stand still while food prices increase.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    So being unable to afford food is a reasonable alternative?
    Unable to afford food?


    The US as so many people point out is obese, the poor have big screen TV's, cars, fridges (a partial list generated an old post of CpWill. If people have to not buy a bag of chips and some coke, but get cereal instead it is not much of a problem. Last but not least if they are low income they can get food stamps, the Obama phone etc. Except for the very poor, not being able to afford food is not a problem
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    So being unable to afford food is a reasonable alternative?
    The reasonable alternative is stop allowing less than 1% of the country to monopolize the vast majority of the wealth.

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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Unable to afford food?


    The US as so many people point out is obese, the poor have big screen TV's, cars, fridges (a partial list generated an old post of CpWill. If people have to not buy a bag of chips and some coke, but get cereal instead it is not much of a problem. Last but not least if they are low income they can get food stamps, the Obama phone etc. Except for the very poor, not being able to afford food is not a problem
    Obesity is rarely to be found when someone is eating healthy foods unless there are other health issues at hand.

    Where do you think the funds to support those programs comes from? It doesn't grow on trees......

    I'm not playing the 'but they have this and that' game. Right now, groceries of the reasonably healthy sort are expensive. $1.67 a pound for apples, $1.72 for zucchini and yellow squash, $2 a head of lettuce.

    Have you read some of those cereal labels? They are frightening... synthetic chemicals and high sugars are not food....
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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.
    *sigh*
    Wealth is not a limited source.

    Now back on 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.
    And the right wing alternative is

    1) Cut food stamps
    2) Cut Social Security
    3) Do not raise the minimum wage
    4) Do not expand Medicaid


    All of which I'm sure will make it easier for poor people to afford adequate nutrition
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    And the right wing alternative is

    1) Cut food stamps
    2) Cut Social Security
    3) Do not raise the minimum wage
    4) Do not expand Medicaid


    All of which I'm sure will make it easier for poor people to afford adequate nutrition
    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.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    *sigh*
    Wealth is not a limited source.

    Now back on topic....
    Poor people working for reasonable wages means the richest Americans control a smaller percentage of the wealth, less people on welfare programs, and more money going back into the economy.

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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    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.
    Corporations being forced to pay people fair wages will result in less government dependency.

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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    Making adequate nutrition 'available' is brought about by information and education, not by taxing other people.
    Yes, all we have to do is tell people what good nutrition is, and the money to buy food will magically appear in their wallets
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    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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