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Food stamp nation

August 14, 2013 - Harry Eagar
I expect the rightwing noise machine to be all over this story (follow link) like white on rice.

Seems like the 47% went big for Romney.

I particularly like the compassion displayed in this quotation:

"Cleda Turner, director of the Owsley County Outreach Corp., a non-profit that distributes food to children through schools before they go home for the weekend, said she would like to see greater restrictions on what can be purchased.

“ 'I don’t think starving the children is the answer, but I think there should be real strict restrictions,' she said."

From your mouth to Congress's ears, Cleda.


Article Comments



Aug-18-13 2:23 PM

If you're going to pun, a better target would be Jerry Brown's sister, who was (for a time) named Kathleen Brown Rice and campaigned under that name for governor of California.

It was one of the most cynical campaigns of American history.


Aug-15-13 1:32 PM

You can survive on cheap food, even thrive. Besides brown rice, a diet of oatmeal and milk is good, and white potatoes and buttermilk is a very good diet (with some greenery thrown in).

The problem is not food itself, so much, but the other conditions facing people who qualify for food stamps -- housing, medical care, social opportunities.

And not to underestimate the difficulty of changing people's foodways, which are highly conserved.

But the real, real problem is racism, which is what's behind the rightwing drive against food stamps.


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