23 July 2008

On the Other Hand

There's ouch:

Nunez, 40, has never worked and has no high school degree. She says a car accident 17 years ago left her depressed and disabled, incapable of getting a job. Instead, she and her daughter, Angelica Hernandez, survive on a $637 Social Security check and $102 in food stamps.

The rising cost of food means their money gets them about a third fewer bags of groceries — $100 used to buy about 12 bags of groceries, but now it's more like seven or eight. So they cut back on expensive items like meat, and they don't buy extras like ice cream anymore. Instead, they eat a lot of starches like potatoes and noodles.
And then there's OUCH!:
They could probably do just fine with a few bags less of groceries, but that's just me. A little walking probably wouldn't hurt either.
To quote Moonbattery:
Public media - your tax dollar at work. Socialism can't even produce socialist propaganda as competently as the free market.
I think there's a reason this was a RADIO story and not a tee vee story.

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