I feel outraged when I read that the government today has voted to eliminate 39 billion dollars that has been going to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP formerly known as Food Stamps) over the next decade. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/09/19/who-voted-for-and-against-the-food-stamp-bill/
I think of all the people who are barely surviving in our country that can’t afford the outrageous prices of Gas to get to their Job or the constantly rising prices of Food. Meanwhile Companies are increasing the Healthcare Expenses, cutting down on overtime or even pushing you to become a part time worker. As we lost our house and had nowhere to go I tried to get food stamps for my family but we make just above the cut off limit so therefore we get nothing. I tried to talk to a person about how we are losing our home and can’t afford rent and basically it didn’t matter. This opened up my eyes quickly to how many people can’t afford shelter on their family income and don’t get any assistance at all. Yes we all hear about those cheaters out there who lie and get money. Not everyone in cheating but just trying to live and get by.
Do you hurt your whole society because a small percent of people have taken all the wealth away? How do people survive when all they can get are part time jobs? People will become hopeless as they can find no work and now are cut off from assistance to get food. I also can’t take hearing about how people abuse food stamps by buying junk food.
All supermarkets are filled of Junk Food. Every single item is processed and loaded with chemicals. Only a small section has any natural fruits and vegetables which cost a fortune. How does our society want to blame people and belittle them for eating poorly when everywhere people go there is junk food at schools, libraries, churches, museums, corporations, supermarkets and gas stations.
By eating healthy vegetables and fruits you become outcast from all the American traditions of birthdays, weddings, funerals, churches, ball games, baby shows, Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine’s Day. In America junk food is honored but yet a poor person in need of food is scorned for eating. A fat person on Food Stamps is laughed at because society says they don’t need assistance for food. Yet all people eating the SAD diet are starving for real nutrition. Fat on peoples bodies are a deception. Times today are worse because people have less access to real food
My question is when will more people become outraged? Is it that there is just a hopeless feeling and that this is life? Have people blamed themselves instead of seeing what has happened. People have been deceived while being robbed of their homes, real food and jobs. Our lands in America have been striped and turned into factory farms. Have Americans been bullied by Robber Barons?
Now the poorest of our society will be not be helped and I don’t see places looking for full time workers. I search the ads and see low paying part time jobs with high turn over? Where are all of these jobs that are supposed to turn our economy around? What I see is my A&P being robbed and the other week I was at the mall and there was a pile of people on top of each other. I ran out fast with my two little daughters. You think I lived in some Ghetto but I live in the suburbs of America where once upon a time a person could take care of their family on one income. No one in America should ever go hungry.