If the poor are so hungry why are they so fat?

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Posted by Kobia2
  10,718 08 Jan 2014, 9:29 pm

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Years ago the folks on foodstamps were limited to certain items in the Supermarket... These were basic nutritional items to sustain them, until hopefully they could afford to feed themselves... But this was deemed unfair and degrading by the Left, so now they can pretty much buy what they want, with the exception of booze and tobacco... These are generally people who don't practice personal responsibility, because Liberals have made it so they are not required to. And when their obesity leads to health problems, they'll most likely receive free medical treatment as well.
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Posted by Kobia2
  10,718 10 Jan 2014, 6:58 pm

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Rebel » 10 Jan 2014 8:34 am wrote:
golfboy » 09 Jan 2014 8:50 am wrote:
SallyForth » 09 Jan 2014 8:41 am wrote:

They're fat not because of how much they eat but the fact that they eat processed, fast-acting carbohydrates in breads, cereals, fruit juices and soft drinks as opposed to eating whole foods like corn, beans, fruits, leafy greens and other slow-acting carbohydrates.

Fast-acting 'bad' carbs in processed foods turn to sugar almost instantly; the body cannot use all this instant energy and stores it as fat. Whole foods do not turn into those sugars and are not stored as fat. If you're poor and live in inner cities, your access to whole foods is limited, and what is available is usually more expensive than what suburbanites can buy at their supermarkets. Food stores in poor areas usually charge more for everything they sell because they know their customers don't have enough money to go elsewhere; they're trapped.


When bad stuff is what is in the stores where you live, what are you going to do?

"Bad" foods and "good" foods exist in EVERY store in EVERY neighborhood.
These people eat the "Bad" foods because they are too lazy to expend the effort to actually cook a healthy meal.

Well, you're wrong again, as usual. When people who are forced to feed a family on a very limited budget cannot afford to buy the kinds of foods Sally described and keep dinner on the table for a month. Of course, if you had even just a few functioning brain cells, you might be able to figure out the obvious for yourself.


What was the starvation rate in America before the introduction of foodstamps---Zero.
What is the starvation rate in America since the introduction of foodstamps--------Zero.

You keep going on that these people are both obese because of foodstamps, but would starve without them...Foodstamps is not their lone option, as here in Palm Beach County there are scores of food banks which provide for these people... As I mentioned earlier in the Thread, years ago foodstamp recipients were limited to basic nutritional items that would sustain them until hopefully they could take care of themselves---but this was deemed unfair and degrading, so now they can buy what they want...Even our local 7-11's and convenience stores accept EBT Cards, and they are within walking distance of Publix and Winn Dixie... Is there any point when personal responsibility comes into play?
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