Peacemonger Mom

My son just enlisted in the military. I'm a peace activist. Why couldn't he have rebelled in some other way, like being republican?

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Three Dollars a Day

$3 a day. That's what food stamp recipients have to eat on, and that's what Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski held himself to during his "Food Stamp Challenge." I wish we had more politicians who were willing - and able - to empathize with others less fortunate than they are. Not everyone can run to the bank and pull out $20 and go eat at a restaurant. Not everyone can even shop at Wal-Mart. Gas is so expensive, and there are so many people who don't have private transportation, and are thus restricted to choices that are local to them - which is not always a good thing.

Have you ever considered that having the choice to shop at Kroger or at Albertson's is a PRIVILEGE of wealth, and race, and so many other interconnecting aspects of life? Your ability to walk into a store and purchase FRESH FRUIT is something that others are restricted from enjoying, due to their status in society.

How is it that the country, that so many people believe to be the best in the world, can treat its own citizens this way?

I am disgusted.

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3 Comments:

Blogger nouse4dogooders said...

Three dollars a day....then let them get off their ass and go to work.....Or you can just give them a $100.00 a day or so.....I don't care, but I'm not gonna feed them.

7:28 PM  
Blogger peacemongermom said...

Wow. Way to be a Compassionate Conservative.

6:20 PM  
Blogger bluetrue22 said...

nouse4dogooder;
Actually most food stamp reciepients HAVE jobs.the welfare prgm (ppl without jobs) only make up 40% of FS participants. The FS prgm are ppl who dont have enough $ left over for food after paying minimum rent, power et.
Furthermore WHERE? Where would they get jobs in this economy - even Mickey D's is laying off. Since you're so adaoment about their getting a JOB, would you be willing to invite some FS ppl to use you as a reference? after all you suggested it right?

10:56 AM  

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