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2010-12-02 09:21:44 AM  
GraphicAddiction: Yep, make 'em dependent on government from cradle to grave.

If we don't feed them, they can be independent on government from cradle to grave a lot faster.
 
2010-12-02 09:39:14 AM  
FireBreathingLiberal: How do those muthafarkers sleep at night?

FTA

"It's not about making our children healthy and active," said Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the top Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee. "We all want to see our children healthy and active. This is about spending and the role of government and the size of government - a debate about whether we're listening to our constituents or not."

separating society and government... the big hurdle for too many people. just because you're against the idea of government taking on a problem doesn't mean you're against the concept. the more you know.
 
2010-12-02 09:39:57 AM  
Phil Herup: Parents should feed their farking kids.


WTF?

If you don't feed your kids... go to jail.


Great idea! Now, instead of feeding kids, you're feeding and housing parents. It's brilliant!
 
2010-12-02 09:51:18 AM  
If these kids want to eat, they should pull themselves up by their bootstraps and get a job....after we get rid of those pesky "child labor laws" that were created by liberals, that is.
 
2010-12-02 09:55:24 AM  
If there is anyone I hope loses his job and has to rely on government assistance, it's Phil Herup. What a farking asshole.
 
2010-12-02 10:07:09 AM  
tgregory: separating society and government... the big hurdle for too many people. just because you're against the idea of government taking on a problem doesn't mean you're against the concept. the more you know.

Yet, they are fine with the bill passing so long as there is an amendment for more Government oversight.
 
2010-12-02 10:08:37 AM  
Democrats still control both houses of Congress and the White House, but those mean old Weepublicans spoil everything.
 
2010-12-02 10:49:56 AM  
Derwood: If there is anyone I hope loses his job and has to rely on government assistance, it's Phil Herup. What a farking asshole.
 
2010-12-02 10:54:04 AM  
ApostateAbe: It seems...

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: You've got nothing but useless conjecture based upon your own political biases. You don't give a flying f*ck what happens to any kids other than your own (assuming a woman would ever sleep with you).

Idiots like you love to throw around crap like "class warfare" any time someone so much as suggests that maybe, just maybe, Exxon should pay some amount in corporate taxes since its makes record profits every quarter off the benefits, subsidies, and protections our government provides them. Meanwhile, suddenly its time to get into pseudo-"Originalist" philosophical masturbation when the issue is about poor kids literally fattening themselves to death because no realistic alternative exists.

You're truly a despicable human being.


Wow, except for not caring about other people's children, that does not sound like me at all. :( Are you actually talking to me? I thought you might seriously have me mixed up with someone else. Or maybe you have me mixed up with a bunch of other people who share some of my views who then left a bad impression on you?
 
2010-12-02 11:07:23 AM  
CitizenTed: Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?

To republicans and libertarians, A Christmas Carol really is a horror story.
 
2010-12-02 11:09:23 AM  
Phil Herup: WhyteRaven74: Most poorly fed children don't have willfully neglectful parents, rather just parents who can't afford proper food.

Actually "proper" food is cheaper.
You just have to do a little "work" to make it.
Welcome to reality.


So please tell me how? Let me give you some examples:

1 Box Mac and Cheese
1 Family Can of Ravioli
Total: $2 feeds 4 people (3/100 mac and cheese boxes)

1 Box Hamburger Helper
1 lb of cheap hamburger
Total 2.50 feeds 4 people

Both solutions are not healthy but are cheap. Chicken breasts cost $2 a lb and for 4 people you need almost 3 lbs of meat plus spices plus sides.

Please tell me the mythical combination because I would love to know it. My family of 5 eats those examples all the time because my wife took a huge pay cut and now we are just scraping by.

We went to look at food stamps but my income is over the amount and I feel bad for the people that do qualify they must be really bad off.
 
2010-12-02 11:12:44 AM  
soseussme: ApostateAbe: If this were an example of spending in the right place, then OK. It seems to be just another way to spend, with relatively minor returns on the investment, not much better than giving borrowed money away. It may help some children, sure, after paying for some major expansions of the federal government. Almost all spending increases are like that. With any political spending proposal, voters don't think so much about how much it will cost. They make their judgments based on their value systems, which have little to do with the budget. If they support war, then they will support war spending. If they also support smaller government, then that priority is lower on the list, and they will support war spending anyway. Those are conservatives. It is the same problem with liberal voters. They oppose war, and they use the high cost of war to bolster their position. But, when it comes to spending on healthcare, education, unemployment benefits, social security and so on, the budget once again is a low priority, because think of how much the federal government can do with just a little more borrowing. Thus, tax increases and spending cuts never gain political traction until it is too late.

One of the big arguments for balancing the budget is that it's unfair to leave future generations to pay for our own excesses. If it's future generations we're concerned about, I see no reason we should only be concerned about them in the future. There are actual children alive today, and they deserve our concern even more than as-yet-nonexistent future generations. If these kids have to pay a little extra in taxes in the future because we made sure they ate well when they were young, I don't think they'll mind. And if the proper nutrition helps them learn better, they'll have better jobs and be better able to pay those higher taxes anyway.

As for the "I'm not responsible for kids other than my own," that's simply not true. Everyone pays taxes to support schools, and no one gets a pass just because they don't have kids. Your taxes that go to defense go to defend all Americans, not just you and your family. You may selfishly resent that, but that's your own emotional immaturity. Those kids will be the ones looking after we, the older generation, when we can no long take care of ourselves, and they will treat us no better than we've treated them. It's in our enlightened self-interest to treat take care of them until they are old enough to take care of themselves.


You call it emotional immaturity. I may call it selfishness, and I wouldn't be ashamed of it. Back in the day, they had a better spin on it: "No taxation without representation." Whatever you may call it, it is a fundamental principle of an egalitarian republic that we all hold regardless. We don't want to pay for expenses that we ourselves do not have. The more we pay such expenses, the more we are slaves to the beneficiaries. I am already fully aware that the states (and more recently the federal government) are taxing the parents and childless alike to pay for schools. That is on top of a bundle of incentives for people to become parents. I don't have children, don't plan to. So, on top of making me a little more of a slave to people with children, we are implicitly encouraging overpopulation in a society that consumes enormous wealth per capita and creates enormous environmental damage. We should be punishing parents, not rewarding them. That is what the environmental activist thinkers are actually saying, and they are right.

That reasoning won't be nearly enough for you, or hardly anyone for that matter, and that is to be expected--we have different value systems, and people with starkly different value systems will do nothing but clash when they argue. I believe things will change when we finally fall into the ocean, when the spending habits of each partisan party finally create a debt that is simply too much, causing bankruptcy of the federal government, inflation, and the second Great Depression. Until that time, we will always have seemingly good excuses to borrow more, spend more, and tax less. It would be discouraging if I were not already a cynical pessimist.
 
2010-12-02 11:14:12 AM  
Phil so you not only waste $ on overpriced trader joes but you drive way out of way and waste gas too? seems to me you really arent in a position to comment on the poor. You are after all an internet dentist making over 250k per year ;)
 
2010-12-02 11:14:54 AM  
Republicans, in a pure power move but one for common sense that's worth standing up and applauding, tell the idiots who've been running the show for the past two years that all 42 Republican Senators will block any legislative efforts during the lame duck session unless and until the two priorities are addressed that the Democrats can't seem to recognize are most important going forward -- the impending across-the-board tax hikes unless action is taken (uncertainty on tax levels four weeks before the new year -- what a great idea to help those small businesses you Democrats love and support so much!), and funding the government.

Ever-predictable Democrats fail to bring forth these bills, instead playing their same old game of bringing up bills with bleeding heart names such as this one. And their sheep and acolytes play right along, as evidenced by this thread: "Look what the mean, evil Republicans are opposing now!"

If you're still playing the game at this level, you're not worth engaging politically. And you have no idea how left behind you've been. But keep at it -- I'm sure your bullshiat will stick to the wall somewhere.

Up next, the We Oppose Drowning Kittens Act. The Quadruple Amputee Support Act. Etc.
 
2010-12-02 11:15:53 AM  
TNel: Phil Herup: WhyteRaven74: Most poorly fed children don't have willfully neglectful parents, rather just parents who can't afford proper food.

Actually "proper" food is cheaper.
You just have to do a little "work" to make it.
Welcome to reality.

So please tell me how? Let me give you some examples:

1 Box Mac and Cheese
1 Family Can of Ravioli
Total: $2 feeds 4 people (3/100 mac and cheese boxes)

1 Box Hamburger Helper
1 lb of cheap hamburger
Total 2.50 feeds 4 people

Both solutions are not healthy but are cheap. Chicken breasts cost $2 a lb and for 4 people you need almost 3 lbs of meat plus spices plus sides.

Please tell me the mythical combination because I would love to know it. My family of 5 eats those examples all the time because my wife took a huge pay cut and now we are just scraping by.

We went to look at food stamps but my income is over the amount and I feel bad for the people that do qualify they must be really bad off.


Beans and rice. You can buy 'em in 50lb bags, and they'll feed you for a while. Sure, you'll get tired of them pretty quick, but they're a really cheap way to feed your family.
 
2010-12-02 11:21:30 AM  
There's no hate (of the poor) like Republican/Phil Herup hate (of the poor).

Gotta starve those dirty poor people until they stop voting Democrat, amirite?
 
2010-12-02 11:23:34 AM  
Derwood: There's no hate (of the poor) like Republican/Phil Herup hate (of the poor).

Gotta starve those dirty poor people until they stop voting Democrat, amirite?


Phil Herup killed Jesus.
 
2010-12-02 11:23:55 AM  
Teufelaffe: Beans and rice. You can buy 'em in 50lb bags, and they'll feed you for a while. Sure, you'll get tired of them pretty quick, but they're a really cheap way to feed your family.

I love that line, everytime there is a thread about cost of food beans and rice is thrown out. For the love of god how much beans and rice can you eat before you can't eat anymore? Rice to me gets old after 3 meals in the same week. Beans (to me) are a side dish and is not a main course item.

I make a lot of soups because its somewhat cheap but really beans and rice are not a viable solution.
 
2010-12-02 11:25:28 AM  
Befuddled: I can understand the Republican politicians in Congress when they do things like this as they are just self-absorbed callous sociopaths who couldn't care less who they hurt. What I can't understand is all those who support them. Are the rank and file Republicans so blinded by their hatred of Obama and the Democrats that they'll tolerate any injustice as long as it is seen as hurting Obama and the Democrats?

My parents told me last night that they enjoy watching Sarah Palin's reality [sic] show 'for the pretty scenery.'
 
2010-12-02 11:27:00 AM  
TNel: Phil Herup: WhyteRaven74: Most poorly fed children don't have willfully neglectful parents, rather just parents who can't afford proper food.

Actually "proper" food is cheaper.
You just have to do a little "work" to make it.
Welcome to reality.

So please tell me how? Let me give you some examples:

1 Box Mac and Cheese
1 Family Can of Ravioli
Total: $2 feeds 4 people (3/100 mac and cheese boxes)

1 Box Hamburger Helper
1 lb of cheap hamburger
Total 2.50 feeds 4 people

Both solutions are not healthy but are cheap. Chicken breasts cost $2 a lb and for 4 people you need almost 3 lbs of meat plus spices plus sides.

Please tell me the mythical combination because I would love to know it. My family of 5 eats those examples all the time because my wife took a huge pay cut and now we are just scraping by.

We went to look at food stamps but my income is over the amount and I feel bad for the people that do qualify they must be really bad off.


Chicken breasts are expensive/lb. Buy the whole chicken and learn to cut it down and cook it all.

Let's say, hypothetically, that you can get a whole four pound chicken for $7.50. You'll also need perhaps $3 worth of vegetables to go with it, $0.50 in cooking materials, and you might burn $0.50 worth of energy in the cooking process. That's a total of $11.50.

From that, you can produce a meal of chicken and vegetables to feed a family of four, a meal worth of leftovers, a bag full of chicken pieces in the freezer for a future meal for a family of four, and a bag of chicken stock for another meal or two. That's five complete meals and the key ingredients for eight more meals.

Link (new window)

Now, if you buy your chicken at a locally owned butcher shop (the little ones out in rural areas are better) you can cut the price by 1/4.
 
2010-12-02 11:35:33 AM  
Derwood: There's no hate (of the poor) like Republican/Phil Herup hate (of the poor).

Gotta starve those dirty poor people until they stop voting Democrat, amirite?



City, State, % of People Below the Poverty Level (pop. 250,000+)
(U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey, August 2007)

1.Detroit , MI 32.5%
2.Buffalo , NY 29.9%
3.Cincinnati , OH 27.8%
4.Cleveland , OH 27.0%
5.Miami , FL 26.9%
6.St. Louis , MO 26.8%
7.El Paso , TX 26.4%
8.Milwaukee , WI 26.2%
9.Philadelphia , PA 25.1%
10.Newark , NJ 24.2%


Democrat Party Rule in these Cities
1.Detroit, MI hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1961
2.Buffalo, NY hasn't elected one since 1954
3.Cincinnati, OH ...since 1984
4.Cleveland, OH ...since 1989
5.Miami, FL has never had a Republican mayor
6.St. Louis, MO ....since 1949
7.El Paso, TX has never had a Republican mayor
8.Milwaukee, WI ...since 1908
9.Philadelphia, PA ...since 1952
10.Newark, NJ ...since 1907


Because voting Democrat has really worked out well for these people.
 
2010-12-02 11:37:08 AM  
Sooooo.... Gate rape, the Patriot Act, massive farm subsidies driving up food costs, bailing out the financial sector - all these things are good, but feeding poor children in public schools is an overreach of government? Okay then. It's good to know where the line is.
 
2010-12-02 11:37:57 AM  
FTFA: The bill would provide money to serve more than 20 million additional after-school meals annually to children in all 50 states. Many of those children now only receive after-school snacks.

So, now they're getting free breakfast, free lunch, and free after school snack. Come on parents, work with us a little.
 
2010-12-02 11:43:50 AM  
rohar:

I'm also cooking for a family of 5 and I can tell you, a chicken "oven-stuffer" roaster only feeds my family 2x.

One meal of chicken, veggies, starch and another meal of chicken soup or using the leftover for a stirfry/casserole type dish.

I'd love to know how out of a whole chicken you're getting a meal for 4, then leftovers for 4, then a bag of chicken pieces for another meal for 4, then soup/stock. I'm sorry, but a whole chicken just isn't big enough for all of that.
 
2010-12-02 11:49:16 AM  
Garble: CitizenTed: Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?

To republicans and libertarians, A Christmas Carol really is a horror story.


Only near the end. Up till that point they all are cheering Scrooge on.
 
2010-12-02 11:50:55 AM  
rohar:

Even your own link only shows 3 meals out of that chicken, yet says you can get 5.

Meal #1: The Chicken Itself
Meal #2: Leftover Pieces
Meal #3: Even the Waste Parts

From that, you can produce a meal of chicken and vegetables to feed a family of four, a meal worth of leftovers, a bag full of chicken pieces in the freezer for a future meal for a family of four where is this magical bag of pieces coming from? and a bag of chicken stock for another meal or two. That's five complete meals and the key ingredients for eight more meals.

Where is this oh so frugal person getting these additional meals? Ficticious chickens?

Like I said, out of an entire chicken for a family of five, I can get full meals. I can see the possibility of stretching it to three, but stretching it to 5-8 meals, no.
 
2010-12-02 11:52:37 AM  
two full meals

ftfm

/at work, can't get stuck in this thread any longer
 
2010-12-02 11:52:43 AM  
TNel: Phil Herup: WhyteRaven74: Most poorly fed children don't have willfully neglectful parents, rather just parents who can't afford proper food.

Actually "proper" food is cheaper.
You just have to do a little "work" to make it.
Welcome to reality.

So please tell me how? Let me give you some examples:

1 Box Mac and Cheese
1 Family Can of Ravioli
Total: $2 feeds 4 people (3/100 mac and cheese boxes)

1 Box Hamburger Helper
1 lb of cheap hamburger
Total 2.50 feeds 4 people

Both solutions are not healthy but are cheap. Chicken breasts cost $2 a lb and for 4 people you need almost 3 lbs of meat plus spices plus sides.

Please tell me the mythical combination because I would love to know it. My family of 5 eats those examples all the time because my wife took a huge pay cut and now we are just scraping by.

We went to look at food stamps but my income is over the amount and I feel bad for the people that do qualify they must be really bad off.


Where the hell do you live that you can get Hamburger Helper *and* hamburger for $2.50? Around here, a box of HH is about a buck fifty, and you can't FIND hamburger for less than $3/pound. If you want FRESH, you're talking minimum four bucks.
 
2010-12-02 12:00:36 PM  
suebhoney: rohar:

I'm also cooking for a family of 5 and I can tell you, a chicken "oven-stuffer" roaster only feeds my family 2x.

One meal of chicken, veggies, starch and another meal of chicken soup or using the leftover for a stirfry/casserole type dish.

I'd love to know how out of a whole chicken you're getting a meal for 4, then leftovers for 4, then a bag of chicken pieces for another meal for 4, then soup/stock. I'm sorry, but a whole chicken just isn't big enough for all of that.


Assuming an 8lb bird, it should yield 4lbs of meat unless it's been water injected. I was shooting at a family of 4 due to the post I was responding to. Half a pound of chicken at one meal is a bit much. No way I could go through that every meal unless it's fried (frying does strange things to the appetite). If you assume 1/4lbs per serving, the numbers work out pretty nicely. That, and you don't make the stock with meat, you use the waste bits and bust up the bones. It's a freebie.
 
2010-12-02 12:07:05 PM  
suebhoney: Where is this oh so frugal person getting these additional meals? Ficticious chickens?

They're using the lips. Most civilized people throw those away.
 
2010-12-02 12:07:39 PM  
suebhoney: Even your own link only shows 3 meals out of that chicken, yet says you can get 5.

I didn't say any number, I quoted a piece of an article then linked to it.

No matter the actual number, if you can even get 2 meals out of the damned bird you're cheaper than the hamburger helper suggestion provided. And I'll be damned if I can find beef at the price provided.

For that matter, noodles and basic spices are not expensive. Brown the beef, add sliced onion and peppers, thicken it up a bit and throw the whole mess in with some egg noodles, TADAH, hamburger helper strogenoff except cheeper and tastier. Lower sodium too. Learn to cook people, you'll save a bundle.
 
2010-12-02 12:10:10 PM  
FishingWithFredo: Derwood: There's no hate (of the poor) like Republican/Phil Herup hate (of the poor).

Gotta starve those dirty poor people until they stop voting Democrat, amirite?


City, State, % of People Below the Poverty Level (pop. 250,000+)
(U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey, August 2007)

1.Detroit , MI 32.5%
2.Buffalo , NY 29.9%
3.Cincinnati , OH 27.8%
4.Cleveland , OH 27.0%
5.Miami , FL 26.9%
6.St. Louis , MO 26.8%
7.El Paso , TX 26.4%
8.Milwaukee , WI 26.2%
9.Philadelphia , PA 25.1%
10.Newark , NJ 24.2%


Democrat Party Rule in these Cities
1.Detroit, MI hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1961
2.Buffalo, NY hasn't elected one since 1954
3.Cincinnati, OH ...since 1984
4.Cleveland, OH ...since 1989
5.Miami, FL has never had a Republican mayor
6.St. Louis, MO ....since 1949
7.El Paso, TX has never had a Republican mayor
8.Milwaukee, WI ...since 1908
9.Philadelphia, PA ...since 1952
10.Newark, NJ ...since 1907


Because voting Democrat has really worked out well for these people.


This!
 
2010-12-02 12:16:56 PM  
TNel: Chicken breasts cost $2 a lb and for 4 people you need almost 3 lbs of meat plus spices plus sides.


Chicken breasts?

By the whole chicken it is cheaper and tastes better. If you must have breasts, by them on the bone. They will turn out even better.


Buy a French cookbook. They can cook.

Anyone can cook if you can read.
 
2010-12-02 12:20:11 PM  
suebhoney: Phil so you not only waste $ on overpriced trader joes but you drive way out of way and waste gas too?


I moved. I live in Wayne now. Costco is 10 minutes away. Trader Joe's is cheap. I don't know what you are talking about with the overpriced comment


suebhoney: seems to me you really arent in a position to comment on the poor.


That never stopped the poor from commenting on the rich did it?
 
2010-12-02 12:21:11 PM  
TNel: Teufelaffe: Beans and rice. You can buy 'em in 50lb bags, and they'll feed you for a while. Sure, you'll get tired of them pretty quick, but they're a really cheap way to feed your family.

I love that line, everytime there is a thread about cost of food beans and rice is thrown out. For the love of god how much beans and rice can you eat before you can't eat anymore? Rice to me gets old after 3 meals in the same week. Beans (to me) are a side dish and is not a main course item.

I make a lot of soups because its somewhat cheap but really beans and rice are not a viable solution.


*shrug* I like beans and rice, and there are so many different ways of preparing them. Besides, you asked, and I provided you with one of the absolute cheapest ways of feeding yourself and other people short of growing your own vegetables and hunting your own meat.
 
2010-12-02 12:23:32 PM  
Phil Herup: I moved. I live in Wayne now. Costco is 10 minutes away. Trader Joe's is cheap. I don't know what you are talking about with the overpriced comment

I'm guessing it depends on where you live. When I was living in Scottsdale, AZ, Trader Joes was one of the most expensive food stores around, coming in just under AJ's Fine Foods for the most absurd prices.
 
2010-12-02 12:32:55 PM  
Phil Herup: TNel: Chicken breasts cost $2 a lb and for 4 people you need almost 3 lbs of meat plus spices plus sides.


Chicken breasts?

By the whole chicken it is cheaper and tastes better. If you must have breasts, by them on the bone. They will turn out even better.


Buy a French cookbook. They can cook.

Anyone can cook if you can read.


A whole chicken costs around here %1.19 a lb, so for 4 people you need a bird about 6lbs. That makes your chicken alone cost $7 not including any sides and you'll be lucky to get extras.

HH always goes on sale for $1 but normally atleast $1.50, generic HH is base priced at .99 where I live. Meat that you buy in those preformed tubes goes about $1.66 or so a lb sometimes cheaper. So I under priced by .16 to make easier math.

I have a rain check for 20lbs of 93% ground beef for 1.89 a lb that I am going to be using soon.
 
2010-12-02 12:34:24 PM  
Yeah yeah I used a % instead of a $.

French cookbooks suck, I have tons of books but when they require stuff that you do not normally stock the added costs start to jump.
 
2010-12-02 12:34:33 PM  
Fatslave: Good. More incentive for poor people and minorities to not have children.

Your prejudice. It's showing.
 
2010-12-02 12:48:52 PM  
rohar: No matter the actual number, if you can even get 2 meals out of the damned bird you're cheaper than the hamburger helper suggestion provided. And I'll be damned if I can find beef at the price provided.

For that matter, noodles and basic spices are not expensive. Brown the beef, add sliced onion and peppers, thicken it up a bit and throw the whole mess in with some egg noodles, TADAH, hamburger helper strogenoff except cheeper and tastier. Lower sodium too. Learn to cook people, you'll save a bundle.


Absolutely agree.

My mother gave me this Campbell's Soup recipe book one year at Xmas (it's like a little kids chunk book, lol), but, it has some awesome "on the cheap" meals that are rather tasty.

When I was bedridden and my boyfriend had to do the cooking for me and the kids, that book was a godsend for him.
 
2010-12-02 12:52:46 PM  
TNel: HH always goes on sale for $1 but normally atleast $1.50, generic HH is base priced at .99 where I live. Meat that you buy in those preformed tubes goes about $1.66 or so a lb sometimes cheaper. So I under priced by .16 to make easier math.



"I don't know why they call it Hamburger Helper, it tastes just fine all by itself."

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-12-02 12:53:49 PM  
It's the normal pendulum swing. They go back and forth between farking children and screwing them.
 
2010-12-02 12:54:21 PM  
Teufelaffe: Phil Herup: I moved. I live in Wayne now. Costco is 10 minutes away. Trader Joe's is cheap. I don't know what you are talking about with the overpriced comment

I'm guessing it depends on where you live. When I was living in Scottsdale, AZ, Trader Joes was one of the most expensive food stores around, coming in just under AJ's Fine Foods for the most absurd prices.


It's the same here as well. Don't let Phil fool you. And, considering he has now moved so close to the "Main Line" area, I guarantee you that TJ's prices in that area are even more expensive. TJs is NOT a cost effective shopping trip.

I really should teach grocery shopping skills to people. I spend around $125 per month per person and that includes all paper products, health/beauty products, feminine products, pet products, etc., and I only use coupons occasionally.

$31.25 per week per person is cheap, imo.
 
2010-12-02 12:55:20 PM  
TNel: A whole chicken costs around here %1.19 a lb, so for 4 people you need a bird about 6lbs. That makes your chicken alone cost $7 not including any sides and you'll be lucky to get extras.

A 6lb chicken should yield about 3lbs of meat. If a meal for 4 is 3lbs of meat, theres more wrong here than prices.
 
2010-12-02 12:55:50 PM  
Heh, and now, I'm off to the market ;)
 
2010-12-02 01:02:34 PM  
suebhoney: he has now moved so close to the "Main Line" area


I am not close to it.. I am in it. 19087... nice.



suebhoney: I guarantee you that TJ's prices in that area are even more expensive. TJs is NOT a cost effective shopping trip.


They are the same prices in Media and in Wilmington. TJ's is pretty damn cheap compared to Superfresh or ACME.

You can't really compare since you are buying only TJ's brands anyway. Bag of edamame is $1.79, in a Superfresh is is like $3.99 if they have it and it sucks.
 
2010-12-02 01:04:22 PM  
Just remember folks:

There's no difference between the parties!
 
2010-12-02 01:06:50 PM  
Phil Herup: You can't really compare since you are buying only TJ's brands anyway. Bag of edamame is $1.79

If I have to google wtf that food is, you probably don't need it. Bet you eat arugala too huh, you elitist you bastard.
 
2010-12-02 02:30:20 PM  
rohar: Phil Herup: You can't really compare since you are buying only TJ's brands anyway. Bag of edamame is $1.79

If I have to google wtf that food is, you probably don't need it. Bet you eat arugala too huh, you elitist you bastard.


I love those at Japanese restaurants. Soy beans with salt... NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM

/I sound fat
//and elitist
 
2010-12-02 02:53:22 PM  
DJanomaly: How many times is this story gonna get posted?

Don't any of you politics tab people ever complain about repeats?


Seeing as how the same people making the same posts appear on nearly every thread in Politics, why should they complain about repeat subject matter?
 
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