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For Some Ohioans, Even Meat Is Out Of Reach ['What's Going To Happen To Us?' ..........]
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Posted on 07/18/2008 11:44:51 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

For Some Ohioans, Even Meat Is Out Of Reach

by Yuki Noguchi

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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: learnedhelplessness; obesity; stupidlazyignorant; therealobamagirls; welfare
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1 posted on 07/18/2008 11:48:19 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

They could live for months on what they have stored up.


2 posted on 07/18/2008 11:50:01 AM PDT by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgement has come.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I would think just about everything in the kitchen cabinet is out of reach for those two. ;)


3 posted on 07/18/2008 11:50:37 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: DarthVader

Holy Toledo!


4 posted on 07/18/2008 11:50:43 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Sub-Driver

NPR does more harm than good to their cause of beating McCain in Ohio with this profile - every reader who sees that picture is going to be rolling their eyes in disgust.


5 posted on 07/18/2008 11:52:09 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: Sub-Driver

They’re eating something...


6 posted on 07/18/2008 11:52:28 AM PDT by Coffee200am ("We should all be living in mud huts and riding bicycles to avoid killing the polar bears..."/s)
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To: Sub-Driver
Each of them weighs easily over 300.

Only in America do morbid obesity and "poverty" go hand in hand.

7 posted on 07/18/2008 11:53:07 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Geez, they haven’t missed any meals despite being in self-imposed poverty.


8 posted on 07/18/2008 11:53:22 AM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Get out of Dodge(Toledo). Head for Tennessee to get a job with VW in a right to work state. When the jobs dry up..you got to move. Sorry ladies, but get on the Greyhound and head south. Or try OK..they have very low unemployment and the oil industry is booming.


9 posted on 07/18/2008 11:53:35 AM PDT by Oldexpat (Drill Here, Drill There..we must drill everywhere.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hernandez received her high school diploma and has had several jobs in recent years. But now, because fewer restaurants and stores are hiring, she says she finds it hard to find a job.

I would suggest community college training in a productive field of study...and possibly slimming down a bit. And yes, with the limited income they have, grants and subsidized loans would be available to them.

Stop making excuses and just go for it.

10 posted on 07/18/2008 11:54:19 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Bulls and bears make money. Pigs get slaughtered.)
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To: DarthVader
They could live for months a couple of years on what they have stored up.

There...fixed it.

11 posted on 07/18/2008 11:55:07 AM PDT by mort56
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To: Sub-Driver

Used Bicycle: $30.
Work Clothes: $50.
Losing the Spare Tire around your abdomen: Priceless


12 posted on 07/18/2008 11:55:32 AM PDT by research99
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To: Sub-Driver

Definitely time to go on a peanut butter and celery diet for a couple weeks. No more drive thru’s for those folks.


13 posted on 07/18/2008 11:55:43 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Sub-Driver
check the pic...........

...just damn...

14 posted on 07/18/2008 11:56:14 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (John McCain is Lucy, McCainiacs are Charlie Brown, and the football is a secure border.)
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To: Sub-Driver
From the article:

People tell Nunez her daughter could get more money in public assistance if she had a child. "A lot of people have told me, 'Why don't your daughter have a kid?'"

15 posted on 07/18/2008 11:56:22 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Sub-Driver

You’re fracking kidding me, right?


16 posted on 07/18/2008 11:56:51 AM PDT by Doohickey (SSN: One ship, one crew, one screw.)
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To: Sub-Driver

WTF?

17 posted on 07/18/2008 11:57:05 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Sub-Driver

They could get a job filling in for the Hippos at the Toledo Zoo.


18 posted on 07/18/2008 11:57:26 AM PDT by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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To: wideawake

Muhahah, its like I told a Third World Freeper who was running down America, Okay,...how bout this,..all of Poor People.. are FAT!


19 posted on 07/18/2008 11:57:38 AM PDT by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I'm sure I'm not the first to make this observation, but when the Soviet Union existed (much like China now) food was always becoming more scarce and hard to find and afford. After The Soviet Union failed, food became more plentiful and easier to obtain after time.

Now, we have a Congress pushing us closer and closer to Socialism, and food is getting pricier and (supposedly) harder to find.

20 posted on 07/18/2008 11:58:31 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The old man built cars for 45 years but they cant fix the Van...


21 posted on 07/18/2008 11:59:25 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hey big mamas,push yourself away from the table,loose about 150 pounds,stop feeling sorry for yourself and stop depending on the taxpayers to support your fat a$$. Screw what NPR says and reports,there are jobs out there.
22 posted on 07/18/2008 11:59:31 AM PDT by 4yearlurker
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To: Sub-Driver

If your meat’s out of reach, it was time to go on a diet anyway.


23 posted on 07/18/2008 11:59:42 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: redstateconfidential

Sorry,..all of OUR Poor People are FAT!


24 posted on 07/18/2008 12:00:11 PM PDT by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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To: NativeNewYorker
They're even bigger than that ;-)


25 posted on 07/18/2008 12:00:52 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Sub-Driver
Nunez's van broke down last fall.

It must have screamed, "NO MAS!"

There really aren't many vehicles that could carry both of those women at the same time.

26 posted on 07/18/2008 12:01:17 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Moonman62

[People tell Nunez her daughter could get more money in public assistance if she had a child. “A lot of people have told me, ‘Why don’t your daughter have a kid?’” ]

Losers.

How do people live like this?


27 posted on 07/18/2008 12:01:42 PM PDT by KansasGirl (It is absolutely ridiculous that we have to fight congress for our own survival.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Thar she blows!”


28 posted on 07/18/2008 12:02:10 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (Gruntled)
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To: redstateconfidential

I was a meat cutter in different supermarkets for about 15 years. I could always tell who the welfare/food stamp bums were. All fat slobs!


29 posted on 07/18/2008 12:02:22 PM PDT by 4yearlurker
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To: DarthVader

While the rest of the US starves to death in the coming apocalypse these two sisters will survive and become the ruling class.


30 posted on 07/18/2008 12:03:32 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Black dogs and bacon bombs.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What’s going to happen to them? Ask T. Boone Pickens and the Democrats on the Hill. They seem to have the energy market sown up. Maybe their heating bill will go up when Pickens starts diverting natural gas to automobile use - all subsidized by the U.S. government.


31 posted on 07/18/2008 12:03:32 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Boycott Washington D.C. until they allow gun ownership)
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To: Sub-Driver

There's always Soylent Green...

32 posted on 07/18/2008 12:03:41 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why does it never occur to folks to leave the sh*tholes they’re living in to go find jobs elsewhere?


33 posted on 07/18/2008 12:03:45 PM PDT by Redbob ("WWJBD" ="What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Moonman62
People tell Nunez her daughter could get more money in public assistance if she had a child. "A lot of people have told me, 'Why don't your daughter have a kid?'"

There is a problem with this solution. Finding a man willing to impregnate her would appear to be far more difficult than finding a job

34 posted on 07/18/2008 12:04:51 PM PDT by mort56
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To: Moonman62
"A lot of people have told me, 'Why don't your daughter have a kid?'"

Based on the picture, because there ain't enough beer in Milwaulkee to make those goggles.

35 posted on 07/18/2008 12:05:10 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Sub-Driver

“People tell Nunez her daughter could get more money in public assistance if she had a child.

“A lot of people have told me, ‘Why don’t your daughter have a kid?’”

They both reject that as a plan.

“I’m trying to get a job,” Hernandez says. “I just can’t get a job.”


36 posted on 07/18/2008 12:05:10 PM PDT by fishtank (FIRST defeat Obama. ------------------ THEN resist McCain. ---------- A good plan.)
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To: Moonman62

I can venture a guess as to why she isn’t able to get pregnant...


37 posted on 07/18/2008 12:06:44 PM PDT by Doohickey (SSN: One ship, one crew, one screw.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

38 posted on 07/18/2008 12:07:56 PM PDT by fishtank (FIRST defeat Obama. ------------------ THEN resist McCain. ---------- A good plan.)
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To: fishtank

Dayum!!!


39 posted on 07/18/2008 12:09:06 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Coffee200am

Macaroni and cheese, probably. Cheap. Tastes good. Lots of calories. There is even a “macaroni and cheese index”: The economy is tanking the purchase of macaroni and cheese goes up.

One of the problems of being poor is that you don’t buy good food like fruits and veggies. You buy processed stuff like mac ‘n cheese.


40 posted on 07/18/2008 12:09:36 PM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a Conservative. But I can vote for John McCain. If I have to. I guess.)
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To: 4yearlurker
I'll bet they also bought the cuts of meat few middle class people could afford.

About a year ago, I was standing behind one in the express line, male, white, 30ish, able bodied . . . lots of nice deli foods and cuts from the meat counter. He also had a carton of smokes. The clerk wouldn't let him use his "Access" Card to pay for the smokes. Finally, he pulled out the cash to pay for the smokes. I had two items so was curious to see what kind of car he drove. Mine is 11 years old with 160,000 miles. His was shining new late model. I'm paying taxes. He's living off them. What is freaking wrong with this picture?

41 posted on 07/18/2008 12:09:49 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: mort56

I said that at first, then changed to months before posting ;-)


42 posted on 07/18/2008 12:10:20 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgement has come.)
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To: fishtank

Cheater!


43 posted on 07/18/2008 12:10:36 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Sub-Driver
Some have part-time jobs, but working is made more difficult with no car or public transportation.

So why aren't they pooling their money to save up for a car -- er, tow truck in their case?

44 posted on 07/18/2008 12:11:46 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: Moonman62
"A lot of people have told me, 'Why don't your daughter have a kid?'"

One look at her and it is obvious why.

45 posted on 07/18/2008 12:12:01 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: wideawake
Only in America do morbid obesity and "poverty" go hand in hand.

Because here in America we have shortage of cheap grain. The mpoverished can eat all they want of these foods, but can't afford meat and fresh veggies.

Carbs make you fat.

Trust me, both of these women are malnourished.

46 posted on 07/18/2008 12:12:41 PM PDT by Marie (Why is it that some people believe everything that happens is the will of G-d - except Israel?)
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To: Little Ray

Beanies and weenies is dirt cheap and it wont make you into a whale.

Some chicken and a salad....

Lack of money isnt why they are porkers


47 posted on 07/18/2008 12:13:14 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ar they serious? No high school education, never worked in her life... car accident left her too depressed to work... weighs at least 300 lbs but complaining about how bad it is... has no transportation out of their public housing...

Even a liberal wouldn’t have much sympathy, would they?


48 posted on 07/18/2008 12:13:15 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: NativeNewYorker
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.

Maybe they should walk to work?

49 posted on 07/18/2008 12:14:40 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Half the time it could seem funny, the other half's just too sad.)
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To: Oldexpat

What would this country have been like if we had these types back in the days of people packing up and moving west? Good Lord.


50 posted on 07/18/2008 12:14:52 PM PDT by autumnraine
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