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Biden's Sons, Wife Eat on $1.50 A Day to Bring Attention to Poverty
Newsmax ^ | 01 May 2013 09:08 PM | Greg Richter

Posted on 05/01/2013 7:08:17 PM PDT by haffast

Vice President Joe Biden's two sons and wife are getting by on $1.50 a day to bring attention to world hunger.

"I'm hungry. I'm very hungry," Hunter Biden told CNBC's Andrea Mitchell in an appearance with his brother Beau Biden to promote the Live Below the Line Campaign.

Nearly 1.5 billion people in the world live below the poverty line and are forced to subsist on the equivalent of $1.50 a day. Hunter Biden, chairman of the board of World Food Program USA, is living on $1.50 worth of food for five days. Beau and their mother, Jill, are participating for one day.

"I'm not as tough as my brother," joked Beau, who is Delaware attorney general.

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Many of those are pregnant women, who then give birth to children who already suffer the effects of malnutrition, he noted.

His group funds programs in countries such as Kenya, where many children walk long distances to school just because there is food there, he said. While there, they also get an education that will help them climb out of the cycle of poverty.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; cycleofpoverty; hunter; joe; poverty; worldhunger
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"Live Below the Line Campaign". It's working.


1 posted on 05/01/2013 7:08:17 PM PDT by haffast
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To: haffast

So...they are “fasting”....whooped dee doo...why don’t they try and do something to build capitalism in those places where people are “subsisting?”


2 posted on 05/01/2013 7:09:47 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: haffast

Maybe they could get Joe to start running the government on the same budget.


3 posted on 05/01/2013 7:12:01 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: haffast

I believe this like I believe Biden never plagiarized a word in his life and he played sports in college!


4 posted on 05/01/2013 7:13:03 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: haffast

I bet they feel really good about themselves. They can’t wait to look down on everyone who didn’t join their stunt, like the minimum wage workers who work 29 hours a week and try to pay for Obamacare.


5 posted on 05/01/2013 7:14:02 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: haffast

I grew up poor and I’m unimpressed.


6 posted on 05/01/2013 7:14:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: haffast

About 4 years ago, Hunter Biden got a job with a hedge fund. He made $1.2 million/year with little experience.


7 posted on 05/01/2013 7:15:16 PM PDT by calico_thompson
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To: goodnesswins

1.5 billion people eat on less than $1.50 each per day? Maybe so, but I doubt they’re buying their food in Washington D.C. I’m not saying $1.50 is a lot, but many countries have much, much lower costs of living than the U.S.


8 posted on 05/01/2013 7:15:31 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: haffast

Is this the guy who blew half-a-million taxpayer bucks for a night or two in London/Paris recently??


9 posted on 05/01/2013 7:16:26 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: haffast

This is all an extremely stupid strawman. We feed people in poverty a hell of a lot more than $1.50 a day with their foodstamps, o-phone, etc. Watch this turn into “we’re not giving enough to the po-folks”.


10 posted on 05/01/2013 7:16:36 PM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: haffast

Isn’t Jill their stepmother?

And eating on $1.50 for one day is nothing to brag about. Many people fast for a day or more for all variety of reasons.


11 posted on 05/01/2013 7:16:37 PM PDT by Burkean (.)
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To: haffast

I was thinking about this. I could not live on $1.50 a day tho I probably could survive on it.


12 posted on 05/01/2013 7:16:57 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: haffast; Gabz

Obviously, the DAILY liquor bill for Joe is not figured into that $1.50 a day figure.

*SMIRK*


13 posted on 05/01/2013 7:17:30 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: CitizenUSA; All

YEAH...if THEY can eat on $1.50/day...let’s make sure the FOOD STAMP Recipients only get $1.50/day per person.....!!!!


14 posted on 05/01/2013 7:17:54 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: haffast
".....the equivalent of $1.50 a day."

In many parts of the world that could be quite a feast

15 posted on 05/01/2013 7:17:57 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Burkean

Ramen noodles with leftover frozen veggies is a fairly common lunch for me.


16 posted on 05/01/2013 7:18:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: haffast

Their father has spent enough traveling to feed an army for a year... very well.


17 posted on 05/01/2013 7:19:02 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: haffast

I know a few resourceful folks who can feed a family of 4 on $100/month. The trick is to actually cook real food instead of the processed junk we’re used to.


18 posted on 05/01/2013 7:19:50 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: haffast

Hey Joe, visit my A Buck A Plate blog at http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com !
It ain’t the luxury you’re used to, but it’s not the horror you spin it as - pretty good stuff actually.


19 posted on 05/01/2013 7:20:16 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: haffast

Why don’t they become conservative, and instead of stealing from the middle class, give to the Salvation Army?


20 posted on 05/01/2013 7:21:36 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: calico_thompson

Being talented or working hard isn’t nearly as important these days as having high powered connections in government.


21 posted on 05/01/2013 7:21:44 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: haffast

...and they only use 99% of their brain to bring attention to stupidity...


22 posted on 05/01/2013 7:21:44 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: haffast

The Biden theater does not impress me.

In memory of the man who said it best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKNoJ2BzSRU


23 posted on 05/01/2013 7:21:52 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: haffast

We have been giving the DC clowns plenty of money to take care if the poor. Joe has been one of the clowns for close to forty years, so whatcha been doing with our money?


24 posted on 05/01/2013 7:22:08 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: griswold3

The guys at the farmers market say they can spot the new poor because they’re the ones bargain shopping with food stamps.

The generational food stamp users eat only the best.


25 posted on 05/01/2013 7:22:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: haffast

BS


26 posted on 05/01/2013 7:23:35 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: haffast

Perhaps Biden will try to get his boss to stop sabotaging the American economy and jobs? So people can escape the poverty being forced on them by the “transformation” of USA into a (third- world tin- pot dictatorship).


27 posted on 05/01/2013 7:23:35 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: yarddog
If I was cooking for you, you would eat pretty well for $1.50/day. That's a bag of rice, a bag of beans, cornmeal and some meat.

Now... you are going to have to do some work out in the garden to get the rest of the meal, but right this minute, there's plenty of green-leaf lettuce and spinach and asparagus. Later, we'll have tomatoes and peppers and kohlrabi and in a week or two, radishes and chard.

You would eat well.

/johnny

28 posted on 05/01/2013 7:26:03 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Toespi

As an afterthought Joe, it is a pretty big gap between a one night $500,000.00 Rome trip to $1.50 a day food budget.


29 posted on 05/01/2013 7:26:17 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: griswold3

I know what you mean.

I remember my Mother who was born and reared on a farm, would go to the supermarket and it seemed to me that she had not bought anything to eat.

What she had actually done is buy Flower, meal, whole chicken or mullet which we could usually get for 9 cents a pound, etc.

My late wife was similar but me, I really don’t know how to cook from scratch so I buy food which often requires only to heat up or cook in a microwave.

I do often buy food which you have to open the box, then heat while adding ingredients or maybe even doing a little real cooking but never do like Mother did.


30 posted on 05/01/2013 7:26:31 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: haffast

maybe the whole damn biden tribe can get together at their million dollar home next weekend for a barbeque to celebrate their sacrifice of being little people for 5 days


31 posted on 05/01/2013 7:27:03 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: haffast

I expect they will enroll for welfare next.


32 posted on 05/01/2013 7:27:31 PM PDT by ully2
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To: haffast

Hey, Jill! You gonna finish that crap sandwich?


33 posted on 05/01/2013 7:29:29 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: haffast

I guessing about now, Obama-bots are calling the Bidens urging them to apply for food stamps


34 posted on 05/01/2013 7:29:35 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obem -> Fredo smart)
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To: haffast

Biden’s hair plugs eat more than that.


35 posted on 05/01/2013 7:31:46 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: haffast

Isn’t that about how much Vice President and Dr. Biden give to charity each year?


36 posted on 05/01/2013 7:33:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: haffast

If they are that worried about it maybe they should get Slow Joe to donate a little more to charity.


37 posted on 05/01/2013 7:34:45 PM PDT by lakeman (Semper Fi)
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To: haffast

I think that a new religion will be the Biden family’s next step:

http://www.breatharian.com/breatharians.html


38 posted on 05/01/2013 7:35:16 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: haffast

No one in the US eats on $1.5 per day and most of the poor have nice TVs and cell phones. The cost of living in these other countries like India is extremely low due to the low wages. So the whole exercise is a pile of BS

If they want to help the poor then lower taxes and grow the US economy. Then people will have more jobs and those that already have jobs will have more money for charity


39 posted on 05/01/2013 7:35:24 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: lakeman

it takes a globull village


40 posted on 05/01/2013 7:36:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: goodnesswins

$1:50 Heck, I can do that “dieting”. Two litres soup, couple slices dry toast. 3 glasses of wine.


41 posted on 05/01/2013 7:36:57 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (RIP Chrissie Amphlett.)
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To: haffast

Hey, not hard to do if you can go and catch a dozen fish with a $.99 pack of soft plastic lures that lasts for several months. I caught enough crappie in April to last us most of the summer and used about half a dozen jigs.

Throw in a few taters and lettuce salad makings and we can live on $1.50 per day easily. Just waiting for the tomatoes, turnips, cucumbers and other veggies. $.75 of leaf lettuce and turnips is enough for several seasons.


42 posted on 05/01/2013 7:37:05 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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43 posted on 05/01/2013 7:39:07 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: haffast
His group funds programs in countries such as Kenya

So Biden, the VP of the US, shows alliance to other countries such as Kenya - while the administration he is apart of - are taxing Americans into poverty and other Americans to stay in poverty. And with business' either closing or down sizing because of obamacare that they pushed through w/o reading it AND against the will of the people.

UnAmerican is the only way to describe this administration and all it's ilk.

44 posted on 05/01/2013 7:40:04 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: haffast

I don’t claim to know economics, but I believe the standard of living is different in these 3rd World countries, so $1.50 might actually go farther than here. As for this country, the social programs — and charity spirit of the Americans — make $1.50 a day a moot point.

People like Biden have an amazingly simplistic view of poverty, for which there is no silver bullet because it has different causes — bad luck, mental illness, corrupt governments, poor distribution, etc. Unfortunately, some things like war, hunger, cancer aren’t easily curable or resolved.

There might be a childish appeal behind quiltmaking, pink ribbons, OWS demonstrations, but ultimately they’re all kind of sad.


45 posted on 05/01/2013 7:44:03 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: haffast
and that $1.50 in the sh!thole they live in is worth, what... a hell of a lot more than $1.50 here in the states! feh
46 posted on 05/01/2013 7:44:34 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: griswold3

$1.50 per person or for all three? I too can eat reasonably on $1.50 for myself, by, as you say, cooking. Oatmeal, soups, stews, etc. In fact I often do, though because I like my home-made soups, not because I have to (anymore.)


47 posted on 05/01/2013 7:46:34 PM PDT by Glenmore
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To: haffast
"Hunter Biden, chairman of the board of World Food Program USA, is living on $1.50 worth of food for five days. Beau and their mother, Jill, are participating for one day."

One day? Fasting for one or two days a week ($0) has its advocates for both weight control and longevity.

I doubt most people subsisting on $1.50 have the same food prices as people who live in developed countries.

48 posted on 05/01/2013 7:47:52 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: haffast

It’s always a laugh riot to watch rich people slumming.

As if it meant anything at all.


49 posted on 05/01/2013 7:49:09 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: MoochPooch

Obamas Kenyan brother supposedly lives on $1 a day.

for everything


50 posted on 05/01/2013 7:53:57 PM PDT by digger48
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