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#1 I am hoping that the USDA offsets all of this with an increase to my Food Stamp allotment. My budget is already tight, and my BMW lease comes due in Oct. [snark off]
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-31 07:24||
#2 In other parts of the world food costs for a family could be as much as 70% of the household budget. That was years before these current price increases. Soup and broth with rice meals but lots of vegetables. Family with four children really suffer (Romania for example).
Posted by Dale 2012-08-31 16:18||
#3 I remember being told in college - this was about 15 years ago - that there has not been a TRULY weather-only caused widespread famine in more than a century...every single one since can be traced directly back to political causes.
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2012-08-31 19:45||
#4 I'd certainly believe that, Mike.
Posted by Barbara 2012-08-31 20:39||