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.
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.
Yesterday was my birthday. My birthday present was a ribeye steak. No, I’m not kidding.
So she asked me what expensive present I wanted for my Birthday and I told her, "How about a bag of groceries?" She didn't laugh. See I've been showing her what's coming down the pike as far as food and gas prices go. The clincher was when I had her watch "End of the Road".
We all live on a budget. Yeah I used to eat more steak and fresh seafood and eat out more often. So now I have scaled back, in other words not living as well as I used to.
The point here is not that she has not adapted to the increase in food prices but that she has to adapt to higher prices.
Want to know what the real tragedy is? When I go to the market and I see an old person or a homemaker with a couple of kids in tow with just a couple of store brand items in their cart pick a piece of fruit or a tomato look at the price and put it back.
No one is starving, pasta and Velveeta will fill you up but it’s not what I call living.
People like to brag about being thrifty but methinks that the puffery will change into a whine as more get pushed to the margin
Maybe she should try what we just got back from doing. That is going to Ingles for all the 2 for 1 sales then swinging past Kroger for all the 10 for $10 and using our $55.