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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    We all know about the progressive income tax - the more you make, the more you pay. Would you support that idea at the grocery store as well? If you make over a certain amount, you have to pay an inflated price for your gallon of milk. If you make under a certain amount, you get the gallon of milk for free or for very little money.

    Would this work in our society? Would you approve of it?
    That is pretty much how the system works right now. If you make a lot of money, then you get to buy the expensive organic milk that is antibiotic free. If you make moderate money then you get regular priced milk. If you make no money, then you get milk from a food bank for free.

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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Wait what? You specifically compare them, and then say they are not the same thing. If they are not the same thing, you can logically expect them to be handled differently. This is not rocket surgery.


    They aren't the same thing, obviously. Income taxes are paid to benefit the entire population and groceries are just for you and your family. However, it's a similar concept as the progressive income tax. I'm merely asking if you would agree to that "progressive" concept being expanded to paying for groceries. Should people who make more pay more?

    Again, if you really aren't interested in the question, then let those of us who are discuss it.


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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    How else do you make a budget with groceries?
    I take a piece of paper and a pen every single time I go grocery shopping.
    Feel lost without it.
    Dammit, another way we are alike. I allow myself two impulse buys at the grocery store, everything else has to be on the list. Admittedly, sometimes those impulse buys are large, but it's the thought that counts, or so I tell myself.
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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    That is pretty much how the system works right now. If you make a lot of money, then you get to buy the expensive organic milk that is antibiotic free. If you make moderate money then you get regular priced milk. If you make no money, then you get milk from a food bank for free.
    I make good money and buy the cheapest brands most of the time. My question was should people who make more pay more no matter if they choose the organic milk or the off-brand milk.


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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post


    They aren't the same thing, obviously. Income taxes are paid to benefit the entire population and groceries are just for you and your family. However, it's a similar concept as the progressive income tax. I'm merely asking if you would agree to that "progressive" concept being expanded to paying for groceries. Should people who make more pay more?

    Again, if you really aren't interested in the question, then let those of us who are discuss it.
    No it is not similar. It's completely different. The government serves a completely different purpose than a grocery store. Taxes are for a completely different reason than prices on items at a grocery store. Income taxes are not to directly buy goods and services.

    I am directly addressing your question. Not in the way you want, but that is a risk we all take when we post a poll. You would have a legitimate complaint if I was off topic, but I am exactly on topic.
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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Dammit, another way we are alike. I allow myself two impulse buys at the grocery store, everything else has to be on the list. Admittedly, sometimes those impulse buys are large, but it's the thought that counts, or so I tell myself.


    My wife makes a general list, I apply a fixed dollar amount to the total budget and round up all prices to make sure I don't blow it.

    Chocolate pudding is a cheap impulse buy, like $1-2 at Ingles.
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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post


    My wife makes a general list, I apply a fixed dollar amount to the total budget and round up all prices to make sure I don't blow it.

    Chocolate pudding is a cheap impulse buy, like $1-2 at Ingles.
    I do most of my shopping at Wal-Mart(sue me, it is cheaper), so my impulse buys can be 100 or more.
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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    If you make a lot of money, then you get to buy the expensive organic milk that is antibiotic free. If you make moderate money then you get regular priced milk. If you make no money, then you get milk from a food bank for free.
    Nah. People can prioritize. Let's examine a simple food item, potatoes.

    Buying potatoes as potato chips costs around $6/pound
    Buying organic potatoes costs around $2/pound


    Which one do you think most poor people buy?

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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I do most of my shopping at Wal-Mart(sue me, it is cheaper), so my impulse buys can be 100 or more.
    Walmart isn't bad but the people at Ingles are more personable.
    They know my kids.

    I hate the crowds at Walmart.
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    Re: A Progressive Approach to Buying Groceries

    Going into walmart and seeing the employees (and many of the customers) is like going to a circus freak show. And the check-out lines are huge.

    Just sayin

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