U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-04-2013, 07:58 PM
 
47,573 posts, read 60,651,860 times
Reputation: 22283

Advertisements

Why not eliminate all the food stamps and feeding stations at schools and let people get back to working for what they eat? Now the taxpayers have to pay for the doctors who tell the obese not to eat foods they should already know they shouldn't eat.

Obamacare requires most insurers to tackle obesity
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-04-2013, 08:15 PM
 
25,059 posts, read 23,180,679 times
Reputation: 11619
They should have just cut subsidies to produce crap food to begin with, but that would essentially decimate the red states who rely on such subsidies. hat's why junk food is so cheap, but healthy raw food is expensive in comparison
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-04-2013, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Palo Alto
12,172 posts, read 7,044,893 times
Reputation: 4175
Quote:
Originally Posted by theunbrainwashed View Post
They should have just cut subsidies to produce crap food to begin with, but that would essentially decimate the red states who rely on such subsidies. hat's why junk food is so cheap, but healthy raw food is expensive in comparison
Raw food is cheaper. It cuts out the middle-man, processing and packaging.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-04-2013, 08:28 PM
 
25,059 posts, read 23,180,679 times
Reputation: 11619
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrapperJohn View Post
Raw food is cheaper. It cuts out the middle-man, processing and packaging.
No, it's not. Processed food is heavily subsidized by the USDA. Why do you think so many people on food stamps and dollar stores stock up on processed foods? Because they are much cheaper to afford. $5-6 for a gallon of milk, or about $3-4 for 2-2 liter bottles of Coke?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-04-2013, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
9,832 posts, read 5,849,630 times
Reputation: 3404
It's as much what you do, (or don't do) as it is what you eat.... Spend your life sitting on your butt and it's going to spread... Guaranteed..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-04-2013, 08:32 PM
 
29,757 posts, read 16,447,864 times
Reputation: 13826
Welcome to the government circle of life:create problem-wage war on problem-create problem-wage war on problem...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-04-2013, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Palo Alto
12,172 posts, read 7,044,893 times
Reputation: 4175
Quote:
Originally Posted by theunbrainwashed View Post
No, it's not. Processed food is heavily subsidized by the USDA. Why do you think so many people on food stamps and dollar stores stock up on processed foods? Because they are much cheaper to afford. $5-6 for a gallon of milk, or about $3-4 for 2-2 liter bottles of Coke?
Because they are lazy and don't know how to shop or cook.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-04-2013, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
86,093 posts, read 72,525,560 times
Reputation: 27566
I can hear Peggy Joseph saying..."Obama is gonna make me skinny again"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-04-2013, 09:11 PM
 
25,059 posts, read 23,180,679 times
Reputation: 11619
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrapperJohn View Post
Because they are lazy and don't know how to shop or cook.
This is an intellectually lazy answer. The truth is the raw ingredients that go into many processed food, like corn, is heavily subsidized. Those are just the facts. But, there you go, just keep blaming the problem on food stamp recipients that'll fix everything! Fact of the matter is, black, white, Asian, Hispanic, waistlines tend to increase the deeper you go into poorer parts of the country whether it be urban or rural. I wonder why that is . You can't seriously tell me that every single poor person doesn't know how to cook
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-04-2013, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
86,093 posts, read 72,525,560 times
Reputation: 27566
[quote=theunbrainwashed;30334240]This is an intellectually lazy answer. The truth is the raw ingredients that go into many processed food, like corn, is heavily subsidized. Those are just the facts. But, there you go, just keep blaming the problem on food stamp recipients that'll fix everything! Fact of the matter is, black, white, Asian, Hispanic, waistlines tend to increase the deeper you go into poorer parts of the country whether it be urban or rural. I wonder why that is . You can't seriously tell me that every single poor person doesn't know how to cook[/quote]

"They don't have a kitchen" is what I've heard a few times.

Xbox, cell phones, big screen TV, cars and A/C but they "don't have a kitchen"

FWIW I volunteered in a food pantry and there are a lot of poor that don't know how to cook from scratch.
Meal in a box, canned goods is what they want, not flour, rice, beans, etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:57 PM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top