Skip to comments.Obama’s Hidden Bread Lines
Posted on 09/24/2012 11:52:02 AM PDT by arthurus
Americans are experiencing sticker shock and it is about to get a whole lot worse thanks to Obama. Between gas and groceries, our household is sinking fast. My husband works about 35 miles from here, so gas is an issue. For a household of three, where two drive for work, our gas bill this month will be close to $900. Groceries will come in at a modest $1000 since we have cut back. And folks, we live in a state that has reasonable pricing. Inflation is just clearing her throat and getting ready to sing, so this is going to get very, very disturbing.
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I’m sympathetic, but spending $1000 a month on food for a family of three is unnecessary. And I say that as one living in one of the most expensive areas in the US.
That said our food bill for four is way up over last year.
Forward her my tagline. $279/mo should be more than enough.
agree on the gas. 1k for food, though? I was mad when my family went above 500 a month. I mean, i don’t know your menu but that seems a bit much.
Agreed. We couldn’t spend that much on food if we tried. Maybe they are eating out ALOT or having $20 restaurant lunches?
She probably isn’t separating food from all the other things one buys at the grocery store; soap, tooth paste, etc.
Just came back from a typical shopping trip with 4 days worth of food for me alone...$16 & change...living as frugal as I can
They're called WICs certificates that 'moms' use to buy bread, milk, butter and eggs for their chilren. Only I don't see much of that in the WallyMart nowdays.
They're called Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) - the new Welfare, now with NO work requirement per Obama's redefinition of what real work is.
They're called Section 8. You get your crib for 25% of your "spendable" income with the income part not including assistance dollars credited to your ubiquitous EBT account.
They're called SSI and SSDI for those unluckies who've had more than 99 weeks of bad luck finding ANY job (at least one that they'd deign to take)
They're called EITC -----"EARNED" (an insult to taxpayers) Income Tax Credit ---- money you get back you never paid in. THOUSANDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They're called Advanced EITC.....you can make your employer give you the prorated amount you'd receive from the above..he's responsible for the "float" until he files his taxes.
They're called Church Food Banks. Here in Georgia the Methodists are the most gullible....you can go there after you've pissed away your EBT cash on whatever, used your WICs and all the rest and you really need some food...they're good for a hit weekly....
Half our country have been hooked on this crap...they're becoming accustomed to sloth, laziness, leeching and getting more defiant about how they deserve a free load......
We cannot survive this.
And about 90% of the comments here are scoffing at the woman's poor shopping habits.
It's a little bit like saying, "'Course you got raped honey -- look at what you're wearing!"
My focus is on the damage being done by Obama. Criticizing someone's grocery bill is not on my radar.
Food stamps are the modern bread line.
There are nearly 50 million in that line.
Let me ask you though -
would you think someone would spend more or less money on any budget item, in this case, groceries, if someone else were paying for it?
A fair comment. Government intervention is to “help people” and in my experience it primarily “helps” people to make bad decisions.
Well, you’re right. And she does not live in a mansion—it’s just a modest little rancher on a cul-de-sac without much room for a serious garden, much less room for chickens, goats, fruit trees, and other things that cut the food bill. Inflation is a serious problem, and I’d be in real trouble if my son couldn’t go out and hunt his own game.
Just a simple “Sowellist profundity”...
It's not her shopping habits that are the issue. It's her disconnect. Trying to demonstrate hardship while spending, after cutting back, $12000 a year on food doesn't help her point. In fact, it decries her point.
The real problem is that people do not know how to handle the money in their pocket. As Bill Clinton said, the government could give you more, but "you'd probably waste it". No, the solution is for government to have more say in how money is spent. Specifically on food. Government control would cut our grocery bills, and help us to be healthier and less obese. Yay!
That's the ticket. Let's keep the focus on the silly consumer who spends too much!! Bad consumer! Bad! Bad! Bad!
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