If hunger is a problem in America, then why do we have an obesity problem among the people who we say have a hunger program?
eclecticspectrum: *blank stare*
If food stamps worked at Trader Joes and Whole Foods then maybe we’d see different results? I mean I had a friend who used her moms ebt to buy snacks at the bodega and like, that was awesome for me, but her family cant live off of gum and honey buns.
The things they (republicans) are saying keep getting more and more ridiculous. Only it’s not ridiculous because they are striking a chord with a huge number of their flock. That’s what’s ridiculous. And scary. People who cross my path everyday believe this shit and they don’t wear signs so I don’t know who to smack.
The fucked up thing is that food stamps do work at most (if not all) grocery stores now. But the prices at places like Whole Foods & Trader Joe’s are too high especially when you consider the average food stamp allotment is less than a $100 a month per person.
Does… does he really not see the connection? We make it so poor people can only afford low-quality food, and then we’re surprised when some of them end up with a weight problem because of it? And making food even LESS accessible is the solution to this problem? WHAT THE FUCK. Yeah, forcing families to live on ten-pound bags of white rice for weeks at a time is totally going to fix our country’s nutrition problems.
CHEAP FOOD IS UNHEALTHY. UNHEALTHY FOOD MAKES YOU OBESE. IF YOU CAN ONLY AFFORD UNHEALTHY FOOD THAT IS WHAT YOU EAT. HOW HARD IS THIS TO GRASP?