Skip to comments.Biden's Sons, Wife Eat on $1.50 A Day to Bring Attention to Poverty
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.
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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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?”
Maybe they could get Joe to start running the government on the same budget.
I believe this like I believe Biden never plagiarized a word in his life and he played sports in college!
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.
I grew up poor and I’m unimpressed.
About 4 years ago, Hunter Biden got a job with a hedge fund. He made $1.2 million/year with little experience.
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.
Is this the guy who blew half-a-million taxpayer bucks for a night or two in London/Paris recently??
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”.
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.
I was thinking about this. I could not live on $1.50 a day tho I probably could survive on it.
Obviously, the DAILY liquor bill for Joe is not figured into that $1.50 a day figure.
YEAH...if THEY can eat on $1.50/day...let’s make sure the FOOD STAMP Recipients only get $1.50/day per person.....!!!!
In many parts of the world that could be quite a feast
Ramen noodles with leftover frozen veggies is a fairly common lunch for me.
Their father has spent enough traveling to feed an army for a year... very well.
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.
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.
Why don’t they become conservative, and instead of stealing from the middle class, give to the Salvation Army?
Being talented or working hard isn’t nearly as important these days as having high powered connections in government.
...and they only use 99% of their brain to bring attention to stupidity...
The Biden theater does not impress me.
In memory of the man who said it best.
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?
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
I expect they will enroll for welfare next.
Hey, Jill! You gonna finish that crap sandwich?
I guessing about now, Obama-bots are calling the Bidens urging them to apply for food stamps
Biden’s hair plugs eat more than that.
Isn’t that about how much Vice President and Dr. Biden give to charity each year?
If they are that worried about it maybe they should get Slow Joe to donate a little more to charity.
I think that a new religion will be the Biden family’s next step:
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
it takes a globull village
$1:50 Heck, I can do that “dieting”. Two litres soup, couple slices dry toast. 3 glasses of wine.
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.
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.
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.
$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.)
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.
It’s always a laugh riot to watch rich people slumming.
As if it meant anything at all.
Obamas Kenyan brother supposedly lives on $1 a day.