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Sebelius: Living a Mile from a Grocery 'May Be Too Far to Get Healthier Food'
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Posted on 03/07/2012 10:39:01 AM PST by Sub-Driver

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1 posted on 03/07/2012 10:39:05 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m 25 miles from a grocery store. Wonder what Katie would say about that.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 10:42:16 AM PST by ozark hilljilly (I don't trust a single one of those dopes!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Huh is right.

Would not walking a mile or two several times a week make a person
“healthier”

One can always take the local transit bus, as well.


3 posted on 03/07/2012 10:42:38 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Sub-Driver

Shirley, they cannot be serious.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 10:45:49 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver

I know what she is saying. If you live in an urban center and have to rely on the bus or subway for long trips, it is hard to carry more than three or gour bags across town. Many urban dwellers buy wheeled carts for this purpose. I speak as someone who lived in Hyde Park, Chicago, having to carry groceries back from the Mr G’s many blocks.

BUT these stores all will drive your groceries to your door for a per bag fee. Pro lem solved.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 10:46:00 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ridiculous!! 99% of urban dwellers in this situation can hop on a bus or a train(subway). Also a mile isn’t all that far - would be a great way to work on Michelle’s obese population by encouraging walking/exercise. Get out that little old red wagon to pull the groceries in.

I would do this if I lived over a mile from the store without a car, and not consider it a big deal. Usually there are already services in place for seniors or the handicapped.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 10:46:19 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hell those eletric wheel chairs have a range longer than that. http://www.powersportsmax.com/product_info.php/products_id/583?utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Gas%20Mopeds


7 posted on 03/07/2012 10:47:04 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: Sub-Driver

My two closest grocery stores are about 1 1/2 miles away. No, I don’t walk; We drive. It’s been that way all my life. What’s the big deal? Unless she’s gearing up for gas prices to skyrocket...


8 posted on 03/07/2012 10:47:56 AM PST by bcsco
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To: Sub-Driver

Translation of government speak:
Black people don’t have cars so they can’t get good food therefore the government needs to provide food for them. All they are able to afford are chips, soda and processed foods because they are too busy working to cook.

No lie. I heard it on NPR the other day. It’s called Food Justice.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 10:49:56 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Sub-Driver

When I started off as a family man I couldn’t afford a car. I walked everywhere, including to and from the grocery store, carrying grocery bags. Big deal.

I was a lot leaner in those days.

Of course, back then I don’t remember anyone trying to define for me what constituted “healthy” food or a “food desert”. I don’t remember anyone telling me what I could or couldn’t do, and if they did I ignored them. You just get on with life without a lot of fanfare or whining.

If I had to have someone’s permission I wouldn’t have done half the things I’ve done. You just get on with it.


10 posted on 03/07/2012 10:50:59 AM PST by marron
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To: Sub-Driver

The Onion:

“Obama funds Webvan!”


11 posted on 03/07/2012 10:51:32 AM PST by Darteaus94025
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To: Sub-Driver

Rush was all over this yesterday:

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/03/06/contrivances_of_the_left_s_attack_on_liberty_the_war_on_women_and_food_justice


12 posted on 03/07/2012 10:52:10 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Sub-Driver

Kathy ... `The Hunger Games’ is just a novel.


13 posted on 03/07/2012 10:52:12 AM PST by tumblindice (Baby made boom boom)
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To: ozark hilljilly

About 5 miles for me not not really where I would do any real grocery shopping. Better deals are about 20 miles away.


14 posted on 03/07/2012 10:53:21 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Riding a bike one mile takes about 10 minutes, walking about 30 even for an unfit person. If they did it every day they wouldn’t be “unfit” after about 6 weeks and if they used a little moderation in diet could maintain a healthy weight while eating about anything they damn please in contrast to Moocheles Food Police approach.

It’s the like people I see when I go to the gym who circle the parking lot looking for a space that won’t make them walk very far...


15 posted on 03/07/2012 10:53:53 AM PST by bigbob
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To: ozark hilljilly

“I’m 25 miles from a grocery store. Wonder what Katie would say about that.”

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If you’re a white Christian conservative, my guess would be:

“Tough Sh!t”.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 10:54:19 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Sub-Driver

In many of these areas with “so called” food deserts, stores tried to stay in business but can’t because the theft is so bad it can’t stay in business. Mind you that many of these folks have ebt, but would rather rip the store off before the food gets from the truck into the building, or just flat out rip them off inside.

You see, if you steal it, it leaves more taxpayer money on your ebt card. LOL


17 posted on 03/07/2012 10:55:04 AM PST by dforest
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“Well, I think it’s very difficult for a family buying groceries – if they have to walk a mile with bags of groceries, it may be too far to get healthier food,” Sebelius said.

I wish the congress critters had asked Sibelius if she walked or planned on ever walking to the grocery store. Perhaps she makes her security team walk to save CO2.

Does she think that’s a good idea for HER and her friends. Or just for us and our friends.

Is she advocating putting grocery stores every eight blocks in residential Beverly Hills? Or perhaps forcing all the folks in Beverly Hills to move into high-rises with a grocery store on the first floor.

This is just part of the liberal assault on the suburbs.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 10:55:29 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: tennmountainman
One can always take the local transit bus, as well.

They might as well, we're paying the lions share for that already.
19 posted on 03/07/2012 10:56:17 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t these peoples have SUVs?


20 posted on 03/07/2012 10:57:34 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: AppyPappy

didn’t they already spends hundreds of millions to open grocery stores in the inner cities??


21 posted on 03/07/2012 10:59:44 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver

Live about 3 miles from a Grocery Store but my grandkids refer to our pantry as “The Store”


22 posted on 03/07/2012 11:01:23 AM PST by Starstruck
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To: tumblindice

It is also a movie, releasing soon


23 posted on 03/07/2012 11:01:44 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ozark hilljilly

I’m seven miles from the nearest grocery store.
And I LIKE it that way!


24 posted on 03/07/2012 11:02:17 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Sub-Driver
And Agenda 21 will rectify that, right Scumbelius?
25 posted on 03/07/2012 11:03:26 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey, I’ve got it! Free deliveries of free food for all who don’t want to drive the mile in their new Escalades.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 11:03:56 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Sub-Driver
Well, I think it’s very difficult for a family buying groceries – if they have to walk a mile with bags of groceries, it may be too far to get healthier food,” Sebelius said.

If they are in an urban area, they can take a bus.

27 posted on 03/07/2012 11:04:59 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Sub-Driver

The obvious answer to this issue (which was caused by the policies of GW Bush) is to have the Federal Government nationalize the corrupt and racially biased grocery industry and build more grocery stores so that every American is within 1 mile of a store. The stores would, of course, be required to provide free food and transportation for the handicapped, elderly and racial minorities. Given the critical nature of food, Homeland Security should be the controlling agency.


28 posted on 03/07/2012 11:05:31 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: AppyPappy

Actually, it is setting up the reason to house everybody in the towns and leave that countryside for the animals...

AGENDA 21 folks...


29 posted on 03/07/2012 11:06:07 AM PST by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: ozark hilljilly
I’m 25 miles from a grocery store. Wonder what Katie would say about that.

That you are an antisocial potential terrorist and shoud be forcibly relocated to an urban area for your own good and the good of society.

Just guessing. But I doubt I'm wrong. The liberal distrust of rural Americans is deep.

30 posted on 03/07/2012 11:07:32 AM PST by jboot
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To: GeronL

I read it at my daughter’s suggestion. Have you read it, and any thoughts?


31 posted on 03/07/2012 11:10:32 AM PST by tumblindice (Baby made boom boom)
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To: bcsco

I live about 2 miles from the nearest grocery store (which I don’t shop at). In the warmer months I ride a bike with a trailer that I built to get groceries. I have 8 kids and I can fit a grocery trip on the trailer rather easily.

I make it just fine. If people want to eat healthier they will do it. Healthier does not imply stupid organic stores or “Health” food stores (which sell way too much processed crap). Healthier means home cooked meals from fresh or frozen veggies and lean meats. Both of those items are easily obtained at any grocery store in the nation.


32 posted on 03/07/2012 11:10:59 AM PST by pennyfarmer (Even a RINO will chew its foot off when caught in a trap.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Walk to the grocery store, Sebelius. It’s good for your health.


33 posted on 03/07/2012 11:11:11 AM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: bigbob
It’s the like people I see when I go to the gym who circle the parking lot looking for a space that won’t make them walk very far...

LOL that reminds me of the public transit strike here in Toronto back in the early '90s. Traffic was gridlocked all day so people were driving downtown at 5am then spending a couple of hours at the gym riding stationery bicycles.

34 posted on 03/07/2012 11:12:25 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: tennmountainman

What local transit bus? We just got bus system in 2011 in my town. And it only comes about 2 miles from my house, that is the closest. I would have to walk two miles to get on the bus, to the mall. Or walk two miles to the mall. There is no taxi here and no train. All we have = cars.


35 posted on 03/07/2012 11:13:17 AM PST by buffyt (Abortion is murder of a human life!)
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To: tumblindice

No, but it sounds similar to some other things. It’s got a little 1984, a little Ender’s Game and a dash of other stuff it sounds like.

I wonder if Hollywood will be turning Philip K Dick’s “Pre-Persons” into a major motion picture any time soon? lol. Not a chance on Pluto.


36 posted on 03/07/2012 11:13:21 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh noze.

I live 1.6 miles from Kroger and 1.9 miles from Minyard.

How will I ever survive??


37 posted on 03/07/2012 11:19:55 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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And Shirley Jackson’s `The Lottery’ and a lot from the Japanese movie `Battle Royale.’
It’s going to be the next `Twilight’ so get ready to be sick of hearing about it. But sub Obama for President Snow and IMHO you have an allegory for America, 2012.

I don’t know about `Pre-Persons.’ Will put it on my reading list.


38 posted on 03/07/2012 11:20:30 AM PST by tumblindice (Baby made boom boom)
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To: GeronL

They are serious. And don’t call me Surely.


39 posted on 03/07/2012 11:21:32 AM PST by patriotsoul
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To: ModelBreaker
Is she advocating putting grocery stores every eight blocks in residential Beverly Hills? Or perhaps forcing all the folks in Beverly Hills to move into high-rises with a grocery store on the first floor.

“….You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store
…”

40 posted on 03/07/2012 11:21:34 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen (Defeating Obama: Is neither a Republican Goal, nor a Democratic Concern, it is America's Survival)
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To: Dr. Sivana

More economical for them to just buy a cart. That a mile from a major grocery store puts one in a ‘food desert’ is just ridiculous.


41 posted on 03/07/2012 11:21:56 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: AppyPappy

There is no such thing as ‘food justice’. These are just greedy, welfare-sucking slugs looking for just one more handout that is paid for by the American taxpayer. If these worthless bums can’t be bothered to go to the grocery store, let them starve. If they get hungry enough, they will find a way to get to the store. What they buy when they get there is a matter of personal choice. If their diet causes HTN, DM II, or any other medical condition, they only have themselves to blame. No one held a gun to their head, forcing them to eat pork rinds or Ho-Ho’s.
Not angry at you, just hissed off at the way too many so-called ‘citizens’ of this country expect something for nothing, all the while being paid for by taxpayers.


42 posted on 03/07/2012 11:23:34 AM PST by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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You missed the point. The government wants to control food distribution in the name of justice.


43 posted on 03/07/2012 11:25:18 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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lol.
BUMP


44 posted on 03/07/2012 11:31:08 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver

This woman is a veritable cornucopia of insipid remarks.

I’ll give her this: She may not be a real Catholic, but she is a great source of amusement.

Oy!


45 posted on 03/07/2012 11:32:00 AM PST by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They must be planning for the day when we can no longer afford to put gasoline in our cars. If that happens we more than likely won’t be able to afford food so what is their point?


46 posted on 03/07/2012 11:34:54 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: dforest

“In many of these areas with “so called” food deserts, stores tried to stay in business but can’t because the theft is so bad it can’t stay in business”

Bingo. I used to work for a large grocery chain. We tried to operate stores in the hood but the shoplifters caused the stores to close. The profit margin on groceries was about 1% at that time. When somebody steals it takes the profit out the operation. Then the locals bitch and moan about how they are discriminated against.


47 posted on 03/07/2012 11:36:33 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: forgotten man

Forgotten man, I see a big subsidization of grocery stores in your future.


48 posted on 03/07/2012 11:39:04 AM PST by Heartlander2
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To: Sub-Driver
We gotta ride in to town fer supplies, pardner."

Democrats are the stereotypes for arrested development. They reason and think like middle school students...the dumber ones.

Most people move to the suburbs to get AWAY from the citified liberal nonsense and to enjoy the independence and solitude realized by suburban living.

We KNOW it's a long way to the grocery store, but, you can't tell me that blacks don't have transportation to go to the grocery store. Here in my county we don't have access to rapid/mass transportation, but because the black population has increased greatly, local bus/van lines to transport the poor to different places have sprung up all over the place.

Also, there are versions of "meals on wheels" everywhere, and the obama government is falling all over itself to provide for the poor and to prove that conservatives don't care.

Besides, in my own experience of late, most of the people I see nowadays who are driving Escalades, BMW's, and Jaguars are african americans.

If I don't have a ride somewhere, I call on family or friends...not the government.

The liberals want us all to move into their corrals (the cities) so they can closer monitor and control us.



If Sebelius took an intelligence test written by Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, she would fail it.
49 posted on 03/07/2012 11:43:15 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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It’s hard to generalize because neighborhoods are so different. I’ve lived for 30 years in a walkable/bikeable city neighborhood and lived for years without a car. The full service supermarket is about seven blocks away, but there are numerous small convenience markets throughout the area, most of which have at least some fresh fruits and vegetables and a basic beef/chicken/pork selection. No need to stock up; the easy urban tactic is to plan a path home from work to pass by a store, and just buy for a day or two. Since there’s never a line at the little stores, this is not a problem.

Not all neighborhoods are as well off, but in traditional center cities, the pattern is not uncommon. It’s how most people used to live in cities until the automobile took over and people decided they needed to patronize a big store with a big parking lot.


50 posted on 03/07/2012 11:48:00 AM PST by sphinx
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