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Senior Hunger Surges As Boomers Swell The Ranks Of The Nation's Elderly
Forbes ^ | 06/06/2019 | Ted Knutson

Posted on 06/06/2019 9:01:59 AM PDT by Galatians328

The massive Baby Boomer generation which brought America the happiness of rock & roll and the Ford Mustang en masse is poised to trigger a surge in a scourge:

Senior hunger.

(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boomers; foodstamps; hunger
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To: Galatians328

i cook all the time. while i will go out to get a quick sandwich, it pains me to get steaks in a restaurant when i can do it better and much cheaper.


41 posted on 06/06/2019 9:47:09 AM PDT by ronniesgal (so I wonder what his FR handle is????)
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To: cuban leaf
The people that don’t have it so good are the poor, who live in food deserts. It’s fast food or no food. Expensive and unhealthy.

In the South, Publix delivers groceries to your home for a very small fee... A dozen eggs, bacon, bread, butter, cereal, yogurt and donuts delivered it MUCH cheaper than 'breakfast' at McDonalds for 5 mornings...

42 posted on 06/06/2019 9:51:24 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrats don’t want to fix the Court, they want to break America - Daniel Greenfield)
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To: Galatians328

What gets me is that the federal leeches take the social security out of my pay which is taxed. Then when they give a tiny amount of it back (social security), they take taxes out a second time.
That sounds like double taxing to me.


43 posted on 06/06/2019 9:51:43 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Chivalry is not dead. It is a warriors code and only practiced by warriors.)
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To: Pajamajan

Medicare is contributory.
Medicaid is welfare.


44 posted on 06/06/2019 9:52:59 AM PDT by sparklite2 (Don't mind me. I'm just a contrarian.)
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To: Ken H

I’ll have the soup.


45 posted on 06/06/2019 9:54:08 AM PDT by sparklite2 (Don't mind me. I'm just a contrarian.)
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To: Bayan

LOL, and when a Rat is in the White House, unemployment becomes “Funemployment”.


46 posted on 06/06/2019 9:55:44 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: cuban leaf

I have chickens too.

All you need is about 4 and one rooster, and you have a never-ending supply of eggs and food.

Every 21 days you can hatch a dozen more. 8-12 weeks later you cull the roosters and keep hens for eggs. When they get old you butcher them for soup chickens.

I have not purchased eggs or chicken in 2 years, and I spend about $25 a month on feed.

I’ve sold dozens of eggs. And given away eggs and frozen chicken to my children.


47 posted on 06/06/2019 9:58:01 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing obamacare is worse than obamacare itself.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I am somewhat familiar with SNAP aka Food Stamps here in Texas. Last time I checked about a year ago the max benefit per person is close to $59 per week. Let’s say for whatever reason you don’t get the max benefit but $40 per week. You are not going to eat steak, fancy organic grown stuff, chips, Cheetos and other snacks, but you can have a very nice balanced diet for that amount. You do need access to a decent store and not be in a “food desert”. That is HEB (central, South and Southeast, Texas chain), WalMart, Kroger and some others.


48 posted on 06/06/2019 10:01:42 AM PDT by nomorelurker
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To: bigdaddy45

And the ironic part is that calorie restriction helps one live longer.


49 posted on 06/06/2019 10:05:13 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: cuban leaf

Euell Gibbons would have proud.


50 posted on 06/06/2019 10:06:25 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: ThanhPhero

You know what is good cheap breakfast?

Fry eggs in a splash of soy, dunk toasted baguette.

Yom!


51 posted on 06/06/2019 10:07:34 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: nomifyle

There is almost no real excuse for boomers to not have enough money for food. There is Social Security, pensions (if you didn’t regularly job hop), IRAs and 401ks.

If your Boomer retirement plan was Social Security and “my kids will take care of me,” you are an idiot.

Side note: there are a significant number of retired Boomers who are having a portion of their SS checks withheld because they never paid off their college student loans. Incredible: They probably worked for 40 to 45 years after college, and they never paid off these loans.


52 posted on 06/06/2019 10:09:38 AM PDT by RooRoobird20 ( "Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves”)
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To: RooRoobird20

Note to twenty-somethings out there....

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/12/when-youll-become-a-millionaire-if-you-save-100-per-month.html

Here’s exactly when you’ll become a millionaire if you save $100 per month


53 posted on 06/06/2019 10:10:36 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: cuban leaf

Water and milk. No sugar.


54 posted on 06/06/2019 10:13:03 AM PDT by chesley (What is life but a long dialog with imbeciles? - Pierre Ryckmans)
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To: nomifyle

Some old folks can no longer cook.

It is a simple thing I have done all mylife but I no longer have the energy to do it.


55 posted on 06/06/2019 10:13:04 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GOPJ

I wonder if they deliver in food deserts. It’s a serious question.


56 posted on 06/06/2019 10:14:47 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Mr. K

Same here. I sell my extra eggs at work for $2 a dozen. It pays for the feed.

We did make one mistake. Our dogs and chickens comingle in our yard. They have all gotten along find. Well, we offed our last rooster and, about a month later, our Golden retriever got a taste for raw chicken. We only lost three - and the dog, of course.

We may give up chickens for a while, but if we decide to keep them, we’ll want to add a rooster, partly to fertilize the eggs.


57 posted on 06/06/2019 10:17:29 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: dfwgator

:D


58 posted on 06/06/2019 10:17:46 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: shanover

“old roy” is cheaper.

Just add water, it makes its own sauce!


59 posted on 06/06/2019 10:19:30 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: cuban leaf

I’m almost 75. We raise chickens too.

We eat chicken roasted, baked, BBQed, fried, chicken enchaladas, chicken salad, chicken stock/noodle soup, sesame chicken, chicken with dumplings, or in rice casseroles. The list goes on. A whole chicken goes a long way and can be used in many ways.

We even compost the chicken **** for the garden and anything left over the cat gets.

And our chickens lay eggs too. Thank GOD I’m a country boy.


60 posted on 06/06/2019 10:20:58 AM PDT by Texicanus (GOD BLESS TEXAS AND THE USA)
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