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Thu Nov 26, 2020, 08:15 AM

Sitting here thinking of the 1 in 6 who are hungry in our country

Fuck you capitalism times like these It feels so obscene that we live in a country that allows this.

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Reply Sitting here thinking of the 1 in 6 who are hungry in our country (Original post)
TEB Nov 2020 OP
Ohiogal Nov 2020 #1
TEB Nov 2020 #2
littlemissmartypants Nov 2020 #3
ChazII Nov 2020 #4
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2020 #5
TEB Nov 2020 #6
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2020 #8
tavernier Nov 2020 #7
TEB Nov 2020 #10
Demsrule86 Nov 2020 #9
lark Nov 2020 #11
TEB Nov 2020 #12
MLAA Nov 2020 #13
panader0 Nov 2020 #14
TEB Nov 2020 #15
USALiberal Nov 2020 #16
TEB Nov 2020 #17
gulliver Nov 2020 #18
TEB Nov 2020 #19

Response to TEB (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 08:26 AM

1. I saw photos of cars lined up

In Texas

They were waiting for hours for food giveaways

And this happens everywhere now

I agree with your sentiment TEB

Nobody should be going hungry in a country like ours. We gave a $ donation to the food bank and the homeless shelter this past week but it doesn’t seem like it’s nearly enough...

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 08:27 AM

2. I agree

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Response to TEB (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 08:31 AM

3. One in five children in the USA is food insecure.

It makes me so sad. ❤

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 08:32 AM

4. The food bank where I volunteer

enrolled 11 new families yesterday. We are a satellite food bank for St. Mary's. We helped 37 families yesterday.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 08:58 AM

5. What are you doing about it? NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 09:01 AM

6. Today feeding 3 friends takeout

At times I volunteer at soup kitchen friend mine runs it not today have get Covid test Friday guy I work with came down hot.

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Response to TEB (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 09:02 AM

8. Good. Thank you. NT

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 09:02 AM

7. Just heard from grandson that his friend and single mom are going hungry.

We as a family will send her a gift certificate to Publix.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 09:10 AM

10. Awesome

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 09:09 AM

9. It is worse than that. We seen lines not seen since the depression where millions starved

before Roosevelt was elected.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 09:13 AM

11. Pisses me off that repugs are willing to kill the working class so rich get richer.

They won't sign up for any relief unless the rich get 95% of it and they will give 5% crumbs to working class/poor. Only what the rich want is to kill us with impunity and that's why the repugs are holding up any relief. They want get out of jail cards for themselves & all their rich friends, including the churches.

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Response to lark (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 09:16 AM

12. Exactly

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 09:41 AM

13. TEB

We donated $ to the food bank last week but it will take more than individuals to fix the hunger when we have repugs doing everything they can to concentrate wealth with the 1%. So we give and vote.


‘They were billed as a “middle-class miracle” but according to a new book Donald Trump’s $1.5tn tax cuts have helped billionaires pay a lower rate than the working class for the first time in history.

In 2018 the richest 400 families in the US paid an average effective tax rate of 23% while the bottom half of American households paid a rate of 24.2%, University of California at Berkeley economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman calculate in their new book, The Triumph of Injustice’

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 09:47 AM

14. You're a good man TEB.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 10:18 AM

15. Have good thanksgiving

Tell your son I have a strap hanger former Green beret wanting to know if I can drop thanksgiving off as he’s been drinking since sun rise

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 10:20 AM

16. I sent $200 to harvesters in Kansas City, hope it helps! Nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 10:23 AM

17. Awesome

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 10:45 AM

18. Are there no hungry people in non-capitalist countries?

Capitalism doesn't need to result in hunger or lack of healthcare or lack of any other human need for anyone. It's Republicanism that produces those unfilled needs, not capitalism.

Capitalism loves to have the government for a customer. (I believe that, in fact, government is currently the biggest single customer for all commercial goods and services.) The government, performing its written duty to promote the general welfare should be paying and guiding capitalism-driven producers to promote the general welfare whenever that goal is not achieved by capitalism alone.

Republicanists get in the way. They even, ironically, claim to love capitalism while hating its biggest single customer, the government. The thing they worship is not capitalism itself but a simple-minded shadow of capitalism, a capitalism they themselves cripple with simplistic, pseudo-religious practice. Some on our side array ourselves against the same shadow of capitalism, erroneously blaming its inadequacies on capitalism itself. It's no wonder we're all so frustrated.

I argue this point, because capitalism, properly done within a governmental system faithfully executed by good people, can end not just hunger but most basic material need. But it's the people running the system that make the difference, and they have to be smart, ethical, and thoroughly grounded in empathy. When people like that don't run things, regardless of any named system, suffering results.

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Response to gulliver (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 11:27 AM

19. Agreed

Although you’d think we could do better in our republic

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