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    Re: Report: Nearly a quarter of all Americans struggle to afford food

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Your original statement was



    The cheapest food is not necessarily what the poor are prone to buy. The cheapest includes things like beans and potatoes, chicken and eggs, prepared at home, and not fast food from the quickie mart or McDonalds. The former is pretty nutritious, the latter not.

    But you do make a good point that unhealthful food is widely available, and affects the choices that people both rich and poor make.

    But the idea that it costs more to eat healthful food than it does to eat junk is simply not so. It's a matter of education and choices.
    Well I won't argue that poor choice making is not a common thing among many of the poor. That is a good point as well.

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    Re: Report: Nearly a quarter of all Americans struggle to afford food

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Then you and the other volunteers are really followers of Christ, regardless of what religion you may profess.

    But do you believe that there really is a quarter of Americans who would come to your soup kitchen, despite the billions spent on welfare by government and private organizations? That figure just seems implausible to me.
    i agree with the view that there cannot be one in four who are doing without food
    i suspect a substantial portion of that self identified number are referring to a perceived hardship to buy food when other needs compete for those food dollars
    but to insist that everyone should be able to be self sufficient is a woefully ignorant statement to make - and it was made by only one (thankfully) member within this thread
    from my interaction with a very small sliver of the needy population, the biggest immediate need is adequate mental health care, followed closely by the need to impart basic life skills. most of us who were raised in a good environment acquired our own life skills by modeling the behavior of the solid citizens who surrounded us. but many of those who did not grow up in a nurturing environment did not have that array of positive examples and/or no one to push them toward emulating their behaviors. without such fundamental social skills how can we expect those folks to survive and thrive as workers in the modern economy
    so, i agree with you. on our list of needs for the least among us, food deprivation is way down the list - but it is present
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Report: Nearly a quarter of all Americans struggle to afford food

    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    Bull**** alert! America has an obesity problem. The biggest problem affect the poor is...obesity. Sorry, can't have it both ways! People who can't find food don't get obese.
    The kind of CHEAP highly processed chemical loaded foods out there that the poor people buy because..well because it's CHEAP...and that is the kind of food that aids in obesity....the food industry wants these people to eat their addictive junk so they make sure it is the most affordable on the market.....yes obesity is a problem in this country but obesity is a symptom of a much bigger picture.

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    Re: Report: Nearly a quarter of all Americans struggle to afford food

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Can we take bets on how many of these people "struggling" to afford food own a smart phone?
    That's a necessity!

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    Re: Report: Nearly a quarter of all Americans struggle to afford food

    25% is not a bad statistic at all when you consider that just 1% of this country owns almost half of the wealth and the next 9% own the rest. A little bit of hunger is needed to motivate them to stop from leeching off the great people who make capital and thus make this country rich. They are hungry because they are not competitive.

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    Re: Report: Nearly a quarter of all Americans struggle to afford food

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Report: Nearly a quarter of all Americans struggle to afford food - Salon.com

    Looks like many of our citizens are struggling to get one of the basic needs in this world; food. One of the richest countries in the world, no wait THE richest country in the world, and nearly 25% of our citizens are struggling to get food. [/INDENT]
    If that's the case... Europeans must soon start looking like Ethiopians during famine.
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    Re: Report: Nearly a quarter of all Americans struggle to afford food

    The concept of 'going hungry' in the US boggles the mind. The number of people now getting food stamps has gone up so fast it's unbelievable. The number (if we could actually count it) of people committing fraud or abusing the food stamp program is most likely very high. What you can buy with food stamps is not always consistent with healthy eating. I am amazed in my local supermarket, the people who use food stamps wearing $400 sneakers and loading up the pretzels into the Lexus. Guess you have to keep up appearances. This subject is as confusing to me as my contribution to it. Maybe I'm not awake yet.

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    Re: Report: Nearly a quarter of all Americans struggle to afford food

    Sure are a lot of fat poor people in this country. The so called struggle for food is complete horse s***.

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    Re: Report: Nearly a quarter of all Americans struggle to afford food

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Sure are a lot of fat poor people in this country. The so called struggle for food is complete horse s***.
    except for those who are still hungry because they are without anything to eat, i agree with you
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Report: Nearly a quarter of all Americans struggle to afford food

    Wonder if this has anything to do with this.

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