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  •  Yeah, I get you. (4+ / 0-)

    The agribusiness/food industry does not (with very few exceptions) care about health, but only profit. Its well-compensated politicians do what they need to ensure that this occurs every single quarter, fiscal year after fiscal year.

    I honestly wish there were a way that for adults like you, that we could give you your allocation in cash. Pay your electric bill. Put gas in your car. Go to your local farmers market. Buy a nice bottle of wine.  Whatever you want to do with the money, do it.

    But I follow very closely the health, hunger and education trends of America's children. Hunger is an issue I care very deeply about, and kids get hit really hard. Even when they eat calories, they're often malnourished, which affects their educations, which affects their whole lives.

    I think you and I agree.

    There should be a way that we could do both. It seems, though, like we can barely do the one program well though.  Where I live isn't so incredibly far from the region with some of the highest food scarcity in the country. Not Mississippi, not Alabama, not Lousiana, but the Central Valley of California, where over  25% of citizens    say they don't have enough money to buy food -- yup right in farmland of progressive California, who creates almost $15 billion dollars more in agricultural products than any other state.

    Things are so just terribly wrong. But yes, a guy should be able to have a diet Pepsi (even if it is inferior to Diet Coke) whenever he wants.

    /former diet coke addict.

    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 10:05:01 PM PDT

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