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NPR: For Some Ohioans, Even Meat Is Out Of Reach
NPR.org ^ | 7-19-08 | Yuki Noguchi

Posted on 07/19/2008 9:02:16 AM PDT by Heman11

All Things Considered, July 17, 2008 · A generation ago, the livelihood of Gloria Nunez's family was built on cars.

Her father worked at General Motors for 45 years before retiring. Her mother taught driver's education. Nunez and her six siblings grew up middle class.

Things have changed considerably for this Ohio family.

Nunez's van broke down last fall. Now, her 19-year-old daughter has no reliable transportation out of their subsidized housing complex in Fostoria, 40 miles south of Toledo, to look for a job.

Nunez and most of her siblings and their spouses are unemployed and rely on government assistance and food stamps. Some have part-time jobs, but working is made more difficult with no car or public transportation.

(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: 0hio2008; defundpbsnpr; dnctalkingpoints; economy; npr; ohio; staterunmedia; unemployment; welfarestate; youpayforthis
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Same old,same old; Here we go, Our mainstream media (in this case,tax payer funded) is setting the stage for the notion we just are not a fair society in Ohio. Ohio has the 5th highest combined tax burden in the nation and a regulatory climate that absolutely precludes any Business from even considering Ohio. Ohio is hemoraging jobs and population to tax friendly and right to work states. This is a Bipartisan problem. Under Taft, the state continued its slide and our Governor now(Strickland) is proposing to remedy the situation with new spending of course. He has proposed that the tax payers fund more Post Secondary education and has completely raided the tobacco settlement fund to do so. Note to Ted: Don't you think that company's will just recruit our talent to leave to other states? The migration out of Ohio, leaves only those people that are inclined to vote the same way they have been lately. So, like Michigan; last person out, turn out the lights.
1 posted on 07/19/2008 9:02:16 AM PDT by Heman11
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To: Heman11

My guess is this isn’t an option.

http://www.wafb.com/global/story.asp?s=8684852


2 posted on 07/19/2008 9:06:13 AM PDT by KansasGirl (It is absolutely ridiculous that we have to fight congress for our own survival.)
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To: Heman11

Check out Michelle Malkin’s blog on this story:

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/07/18/food-crisis-global-depression-worsens/


3 posted on 07/19/2008 9:06:54 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Boycott Washington D.C. until they allow gun ownership)
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To: Heman11

4 posted on 07/19/2008 9:09:04 AM PDT by misterrob (Obama-Does America Need Another Jimmy Carter?)
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To: Heman11

Here they are....no meat for them.

5 posted on 07/19/2008 9:10:01 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Heman11

She is 40 years old, never worked, two kids, no mention of a male figure in the household, her siblings are unemplolyed, hint at daughter getting pregnant for more cash. I get the picture and it disgusts me. I also found myself a single parent with two small kids. The difference is I worked. I missed out on alot (first days of school, field trips etc). I choose not to be part of the system.


6 posted on 07/19/2008 9:13:37 AM PDT by mouse1 ("whitey")
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To: DouglasKC

Water and vitamins for 10 years ought to do it. But the truth is....we’ll probably have to pay for a fat reduction operation.


7 posted on 07/19/2008 9:14:37 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: KansasGirl

what an unfair, racist society we live in.

/sarcasm off/


8 posted on 07/19/2008 9:16:18 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Heman11

Obama will make it all better.


9 posted on 07/19/2008 9:16:45 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: Heman11
Nunez and most of her siblings and their spouses are unemployed and rely on government assistance and food stamps.

You live in a small town in the low income part of town and have an extended family who also don't earn an income...

Remember when people used to migrate to where the jobs are?

But just as some people won't leave a bad job because their don't want to lose their healthcare coverage, some people won't leave a bad employment situation because their lose their assisted living status.

10 posted on 07/19/2008 9:19:13 AM PDT by weegee (Obama loves America like Bill loves Hillary.)
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To: misterrob
Unfortunately I saw a red-x until I went to Michelle's page.
11 posted on 07/19/2008 9:23:45 AM PDT by weegee (Obama loves America like Bill loves Hillary.)
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Is there some reason that the concept of meat in Ohio has been posted 7 or 8 times in 2 days?

I still haven’t read about it, but I’ve seen the topic go back at least a few times. Now it is sort of like Titanic, I refuse to watch it so I can strive to be the only person in the USA who hasn’t.

So if it is a different Meat in Ohio story I apologize.

I would have thought the Stripper Pole in Louisiana story would be the one to get the big push....interesting.


12 posted on 07/19/2008 9:24:36 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: Sacajaweau

They are pretty hefty to be complaining about not being able to afford meat or ice cream anymore.


13 posted on 07/19/2008 9:25:03 AM PDT by weegee (Obama loves America like Bill loves Hillary.)
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To: DouglasKC

Reminds me of that woman who complained of the living conditions in HUD housing. A picture of her in her government provided home showed she had new furniture and a big screen, flat panel T.V. hanging on the wall.


14 posted on 07/19/2008 9:26:08 AM PDT by raynearhood ("Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world... and she walks into mine.")
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To: Crimson Elephant

It is cheese and whine from State funded media, NPR, putting out the day’s Progressive Democrat talking points.

This thread has a link to Michele Malkin’s rebuttal.

Long story short, extended family of dead beats can’t buy as much as they used to on food stamps. Used to get 12 bags of groceries for $100. And that was probably your money as they don’t work.


15 posted on 07/19/2008 9:27:44 AM PDT by weegee (Obama loves America like Bill loves Hillary.)
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To: raynearhood

It is a shame that there are no soup kitchens or food banks in Fostoria. Or that they can’t relocate to Toledo.

I doubt that the Amish are having meat shortages or insufficent money from the government to feed themselves.


16 posted on 07/19/2008 9:28:56 AM PDT by weegee (Obama loves America like Bill loves Hillary.)
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To: Heman11

I don’t know what the one in red just ate, but it appears to be still alive.


17 posted on 07/19/2008 9:29:39 AM PDT by Krankor (N)
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To: Heman11

Subjects of the Article

MM

18 posted on 07/19/2008 9:30:41 AM PDT by MississippiMan
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To: Heman11

It seems to me that they need to go without food for awhile....and get some exercise (looking for a job maybe?)


19 posted on 07/19/2008 9:31:19 AM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: Crimson Elephant

Article was from this morning. I searched to make sure I wasn’t repeating. Apologize if I wasted your time.


20 posted on 07/19/2008 9:32:51 AM PDT by Heman11 (the truth is not relative)
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To: Heman11
This is a golden opportunity for these ladies.

Because they can't afford meat the can eat fruits and veggies, get jobs, give up their car, and bike to work.

In 3 years they'll be far happier.

AND if we have Obama the whole process will be sped up by the lack of air conditioning.

21 posted on 07/19/2008 9:33:34 AM PDT by ryan71 (Typical bitter white gun toter)
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To: MississippiMan

Sounds like if they ate a healthy diet in the first place they wouldn’t have gotten to the position that they need to eat 12 bags of groceries full of meats and ice cream, sheesh. I feel no sorrow for them at all. This food depression will save those two tubbies their lives in the long run.


22 posted on 07/19/2008 9:35:54 AM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually its eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: aft_lizard

Doubt they are eating meats. Most likely they are carb addicted to starches like potatoes, carbs like pastas, and breads. That would explain the weight problems to some degree too. Sugar and starch are not the best as primaries.


23 posted on 07/19/2008 9:38:13 AM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom and individual liberty is for everyone, including the odd and weird people like you.)
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To: Crimson Elephant
Is there some reason that the concept of meat in Ohio has been posted 7 or 8 times in 2 days?

You should read it, and then you'll understand all the attention. It's a typical liberal whine, one that shows just how very out of touch liberals are with reality. The author writes an article designed to create sympathy for these poor starving people:

The article points out that they've had to cut back on meat and ice cream and eat starchy foods like noodles and potatoes instead, because the main subject has never worked and lives on welfare and food stamps.

Classic liberal disconnect.

MM (in TX)

24 posted on 07/19/2008 9:40:14 AM PDT by MississippiMan
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To: MississippiMan
Consumers Non-Producers!


25 posted on 07/19/2008 9:40:33 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Heman11

Dad was a union worker with a pension. Mom had an income. Yet for 20 years the daughter does nothing. Seems odd.


26 posted on 07/19/2008 9:48:37 AM PDT by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: Heman11

This same article was FReeped yesterday. But don’t worry about it.

It should have it’s own separate thread today as well.

The Nunez family is being held up to be scorned as we look at them with contempt and disgust.

Quite a noble goal of the liberal press, eh?


27 posted on 07/19/2008 9:49:58 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yo prometo lealtad a la bandera de los Estados Unidos de America, y a la Republica que representa...)
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To: perez24

No. Actually, Mrs. Nunez’s dad was the union worker. A link in the article tells us that Mrs. Nunez is divorced.


28 posted on 07/19/2008 9:53:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yo prometo lealtad a la bandera de los Estados Unidos de America, y a la Republica que representa...)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Heman11

Ooops. I guess I retract my comments about this being a duplicate post that need re-posting. Seems this is the fourth time this article has been posted.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=meat

I know FR’s search function sucks, but really....


29 posted on 07/19/2008 9:57:25 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yo prometo lealtad a la bandera de los Estados Unidos de America, y a la Republica que representa...)
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To: Heman11
Nunez and most of her siblings and their spouses are unemployed and rely on government assistance and food stamps.

First mistake.....

30 posted on 07/19/2008 10:11:23 AM PDT by NRA1995 (It should be called "Cosa Nostra", not "Congress")
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To: MississippiMan

Heavens...maybe the rice, corn, potatoes, Snickers, chips, cake, etc. should be out of reach, too.


31 posted on 07/19/2008 10:25:24 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Heman11

Judging by the photo, it doesn’t appear that Angelica and her mother are missing any meals.


32 posted on 07/19/2008 10:30:11 AM PDT by JoeGar
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To: Heman11

Dumpster diving for us all, until the Messiah is elected, when suddenly the fish and the loaves and the hamburgers will be multiplied and all will eat and be satisfied.
< / sarc>


33 posted on 07/19/2008 10:32:30 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism = serious mental deficiency)
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To: Heman11

The left destroys businesses and loves to have people dependent on government. Eventually there will be no more working people left to pay taxes to fund the government handouts. That will be communism, which always fails, making everyone poor and miserable (except the power elite)


34 posted on 07/19/2008 10:40:25 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism = serious mental deficiency)
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To: Crimson Elephant
"they can't afford meat...."


Apparently Cheetos, on the otherhand, were on sale at the grocery store...
35 posted on 07/19/2008 10:41:19 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: MississippiMan

...”women,minorities and fatties hardest hit”.


36 posted on 07/19/2008 10:46:54 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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To: Crimson Elephant

Hate to break the news to you, but you aren’t the only person in the US who has not seen Titanic.


37 posted on 07/19/2008 10:48:19 AM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: Heman11

How come it is only high tax and regulation states with powerful unions that are having economic troubles? I understand Texas and many southern states are booming. Maybe the Ohio and Michigan legislatures ought to cut tax rates and and try to eliminate regs hostile to business. They won’t do that, its too easy to blame it the GW bogeyman and his wascely wepubwican minions and to suck up to union thugs.


38 posted on 07/19/2008 10:51:26 AM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

I don’t think so, before the Left totally destroys this economy, I believe the people will eventually get off their dead arses and resist.


39 posted on 07/19/2008 10:54:52 AM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: weegee

“Remember when people used to migrate to where the jobs are?”

I’ve been arguing this for a long time. There are plenty of jobs out there. We just have a nation that refuses to move and a government that enables them to hold that position.

This is absolutely the stuff of the “Grapes of Wrath.” And while our nation lauds Steinbach’s work as classic, we have completely abandoned the driving forces that made his work possible.

Some have called the Grapes of Wrath a socialist manifesto, but I wonder what Steinbech would say if he came back today and met the Nunez’s. When I compare the stuff the Joads were made of relative to these leaches, it’s quite telling.

These people have no dignity, and nor do they have a sense of pride. They merely exist.

Sad day.


40 posted on 07/19/2008 11:01:58 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Responsibility2nd

My point, which I didn’t make very well, is that she grew up in a family with a work ethic that does not seem to have passed down.

I’m sure there are good reasons for her to be in her situation, but we probably can’t blame the parents.


41 posted on 07/19/2008 11:33:52 AM PDT by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: Heman11

Typical NPR / Lib elitism

They set up the story of the sad-sack family (in the mid-west, of course) too dumb, fat, etc... to help themselves, and blame the typical boogey-men of bad economy, free-markets, etc...

Then NPR establish’s their holier-than-though credentials by lamenting the fact these poor bastards beneath us who can’t be helped, but imply only IF ONLY we had Obama, no war, open-borders, fill-in-the-blank-for-their-cause-of-the-day.


42 posted on 07/19/2008 11:42:19 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: popdonnelly

OMG, they are obese


43 posted on 07/19/2008 11:49:46 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: popdonnelly

Looks to me like it's not nearly far enough out of reach.

44 posted on 07/19/2008 11:50:02 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: NRA1995

“Nunez and most of her siblings and their spouses are unemployed”

Dad sure taught them the value of work. Seems like times have been tough for quite awhile.


45 posted on 07/19/2008 11:54:50 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Boycott Washington D.C. until they allow gun ownership)
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To: Heman11

Boo hoo. My heart bleeds...NOT.


46 posted on 07/19/2008 11:56:00 AM PDT by Nea Wood (I'm not a bad Christian because I refuse to join you in giving other people's stuff away.)
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To: Heman11

Here was my email to NPR:
“I read the “All Liberal Things Considered” article about the Nunez family. (In case you forgot, that would be the one with the 40-year old mother who never finished high school and has NEVER worked. She and her daughter can’t quite figure out why they aren’t “hiring material”.) You have the audacity to use these two layabouts as a sign of “how bad” things are in the economy?! That is a new low even for NPR. I would love to be presented with the hard-luck stories you presented in the Fall of 2000, when we were actually IN A RECESSION and the unemployment rate was higher than today. Oh, I almost forgot; Bill Clinton was in office and you were busy trying to get Al Gore elected, so there was a blackout on negative economic news.
Seriously, I would love for you to show me how many negative economic articles you wrote while we were mired in that recession compared to the number you have told/written over the last six months. I am sure that I will not be hearing back from you because this would make you face the truth about your pathetic sanctimony and political bias.
Disrespectfully Yours,


47 posted on 07/19/2008 11:56:30 AM PDT by go-dubya-04
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To: Heman11

“Helllllp! We have free housing amd free food but we got no free transportation. We’re just not subsidized enough.”


48 posted on 07/19/2008 12:23:37 PM PDT by TigersEye (Drill or get off the Hill. ... call Nancy Pelosi @ 202 - 225 - 0100)
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To: Heman11

Those fat nasty women could skip a few meals.


49 posted on 07/19/2008 12:30:23 PM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: HungarianGypsy
I've seen Titanic a couple of times, B&W and color versions.

I'm waiting for Hollywierd to rewrite the ending and have the ship miss the iceberg.

50 posted on 07/19/2008 3:16:50 PM PDT by PeteB570 (Keeping an eye on the Frying Pan Shoals Buoy)
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