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  •  Do you feed your family on the (2+ / 0-)
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    desmoinesdem, m00finsan

    foodstamp budget for your state? After you have done so for at least six weeks,we can talk knowledgeably about healthy foods and the ease of access to it. Not holding you to the standard of using only public transport to get to the food or cooking after a grinding shift or not having a freezer/oven/stove that works well,simply feed your family for six weeks. Care to try?

    "George RR Martin is not your bitch" ~~ Neil Gaiman

    by tardis10 on Fri May 14, 2010 at 09:09:24 AM PDT

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    •  You can feed your family much cheaper (1+ / 0-)
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      on fresh foods than fast foods.  That is a fact.

      The discussion was never about having enough money for food, so please stop trying to twist this conversation into something else.  I never said we shouldn't be subsidizing the poor.. we should probably do more.

      The discussion is about making choices and whether those choices are available to you.

      I continue to contend that with even a slight amount of effort you can purchase and cook your family nutritious meals.

      No freezer/stove?  Sell the big ass TV and buy that freezer/stove cheaply on Craigslist.  You do what you have to for the good of your family.  If you don't, you should not be allowed to have kids.

      "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - G. Marx

      by Skeptical Bastard on Fri May 14, 2010 at 11:11:42 AM PDT

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      •  Set up all the strawmen you want. (1+ / 0-)
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        Big screen TVs & unworthy,careless parents....do they go to the store in Reagan's welfare queen's cadillac? Interesting viewpoint. But not reality.  

        Sadly,any discussion about food in America must take into account poverty,given that over half of all US children will eat meals paid for by food stamps at some point while growing up. http://www.news.cornell.edu/... The report cited by the diarist recognizes this. http://www.letsmove.gov/...  

        While we might agree that nutritious meals are do-able (barely,ime) on a strict budget,your callow disregard for how difficult it can be to make this happen IRL,isn't so much skeptical as pollyannaish. Often,crap food (both processed grocery store bargains as well as fast food) is indeed cheaper,quicker and/or easier to prepare and much more easily available than healthier choices.  
         

           

        "George RR Martin is not your bitch" ~~ Neil Gaiman

        by tardis10 on Fri May 14, 2010 at 12:26:04 PM PDT

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