One in seven Ohio families on hunger ...

One in seven Ohio families on hunger list

There are 78 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Nov 16, 2010, titled One in seven Ohio families on hunger list. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

Ohio has broken into the top 10 states for hunger, as about one in every seven households struggled or did not have enough money to buy food.

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alex

Bellefontaine, OH

#61 Nov 16, 2010
Look at the top 10 states
9 out of 10 are red states,keep electing Republicans and we will all end up (welfare, bible belt, red neck third world states)
abe

Cincinnati, OH

#62 Nov 16, 2010
Pickaway County Farmer wrote:
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Just what we need, more incentive to sit at home and demand more from the government. Go out and get a job, may not be the dream job, but too many poeple are behaving like Cousin Eddie, holding out for a management job, instead of doing what ever jobs are available. We have millions of ileagals in this country surviving and thriving working those jobs that others won't do because it isn't a "living wage". Yet, they make do quite well on those un-living wage.
They "make do" at the expense of society. They "make do" by piling 20 people in a 2 bedroom house at the expense of the neighborhood. They "make do" by using our emergency rooms as doctor visits, at the expense of our healthcare costs. They "make do" by driving without insurance, at the expense of everyone else on the roads. I could go on and on, but you get the idea.

Yes.....illegal aliens sure know how to "make do".
bob

Kennesaw, GA

#63 Nov 16, 2010
Reader wrote:
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Many factors of course. One of which is that protein is more expensive than carbs. Fatty meat is more expensive than lean.
Fatty meat is more expensive than lean ?
Ohio Citizens

Mount Vernon, OH

#64 Nov 16, 2010
Parasite Government wrote:
1 out 7 are hungry, but 9 out of 10 have cable television and cell phones. My brother is on food stamps, but he is very lazy, and has always done as little as possible to get by.
It is rough out there, but a lot of people compound their problems.
You're Strickland's brother?
ARE the biggest losers

Celina, OH

#65 Nov 16, 2010
AmberDru wrote:
Mandated e-verify would free up some jobs and working class Americans could buy food.
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_ne...
Free health care comes at a price
Are illegal residents' medical bills a moral obligation or an undue burden on taxpayers?
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 3:09 AM
BY STEPHANIE CZEKALINSKI AND JILL RIEPENHOFF
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
..Ashcraft included, say that the consequences of withholding medical care from illegal immigrants are vast.
They can spread disease and increase taxpayer costs when conditions become a matter of life or death. Without prenatal care, babies are at risk of costly developmental problems. Without insulin, diabetics risk amputation, blindness, kidney failure and heart disease...
Maria expects to deliver her second child this month in Mount Carmel West hospital.
As they did two years ago, taxpayers will cover whatever Maria can't pay of her estimated $5,000 bill. She asked not to be fully identified because she fears neighbors will contact immigration agents.
Though Maria's husband works full time in a factory and pays income taxes, he does not have health insurance. The couple moved from Mexico six years ago.{ Did he chose not to pay for coverage?}
Medicaid coverage for Maria's two children will cost about $3,800 a year for routine pediatric care and immunizations. Maria's newborn will receive about $1,430 in WIC benefits during the first year of life. Her older daughter will receive about $480 a year in dairy products.
All told, Maria's children this year will receive nearly $6,000 worth of help. And that's if they're both healthy.
Maria doesn't comprehend that while these programs are free to her, they come at a cost to taxpayers."I apply just like all Americans," Maria said. "The hospital connects you with everything: WIC, Medicaid."
Advocates for tougher enforcement of immigration laws call people like Maria burdens on taxpayers. If the parents weren't living here illegally, their children wouldn't be tapping into public assistance.
As soon as it's discovered they are illegal send them back where they came from. A one way plane ticket is a hell of a lot cheaper than medical care. Who want's people coming into our country who's very presence here shows their lack of respect for our country and it's laws. Does anyone have any common sense anymore ?????
Kill White Babies

Reynoldsburg, OH

#66 Nov 16, 2010
Maybe buy less iphones and the corresponding monthly plans, less nails, hair extensions, designer purses, shoes, and clothes. Stop leasing Lexus, Jaguars, and Cadillacs. Stop buying your kids 200 basketball shoes and a set of 1000 dollar rims for a 500 dollar car. Need I say more. Buy food instead you idiots and stop breeding like cockroaches!
Reader

Columbus, OH

#67 Nov 16, 2010
bob wrote:
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Fatty meat is more expensive than lean ?
Oops, sorry, reverse that!:)
Reader

Columbus, OH

#68 Nov 16, 2010
ARE the biggest losers wrote:
<quoted text> As soon as it's discovered they are illegal send them back where they came from. A one way plane ticket is a hell of a lot cheaper than medical care. Who want's people coming into our country who's very presence here shows their lack of respect for our country and it's laws. Does anyone have any common sense anymore ?????
I find myself wondering that very thing often.

I saw a historian on TV last night--specifially interested in the history of immigration in this country. There are some common senses things that don't show up very often. Such as the attitudes towards previous groups of immigrants: the Irish were considered dishonest; Germans and Japanese both regarded as enemies of the state; Italians--criminals. The numbers of recent immigrants are no larger a percentage of the population (smaller, in fact) than earlier groups. Further, the percentage of the global population in the act of migration (about 3%) has remained relatively constant for a long time.

Not to say that criminals from other countries ought to be welcomed here (although we did welcome the Cuban criminals of the Mariel boatlift). Not to say that the US does not face an immigration dilemma in the numbers of non-documented persons living here. However, facing this reality with hysteria is not helpful. Overstating dangers (by inventing stories of headless bodies in the desert, for example) is not helpful. Pretending that the current group of emegres is somehow inherently more evil, less desireable than any of those who came before is not helpful.

In part the solution lies in ensuring that our nearest neighbors do not face grinding poverty to the extent that an American slum looks desireable. In part the solution lies in finding rational ways to deal with the numbers of undocumented residents who either have lived their whole lives here and in reality have no "home" to return to, or who have demonstrated potential to make positive contributions to American society and wish to become productive citizens.

But, maybe that's too much common sense.
abe

Cincinnati, OH

#69 Nov 17, 2010
Reader wrote:
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I find myself wondering that very thing often.
I saw a historian on TV last night--specifially interested in the history of immigration in this country. There are some common senses things that don't show up very often. Such as the attitudes towards previous groups of immigrants: the Irish were considered dishonest; Germans and Japanese both regarded as enemies of the state; Italians--criminals. The numbers of recent immigrants are no larger a percentage of the population (smaller, in fact) than earlier groups. Further, the percentage of the global population in the act of migration (about 3%) has remained relatively constant for a long time.
Not to say that criminals from other countries ought to be welcomed here (although we did welcome the Cuban criminals of the Mariel boatlift). Not to say that the US does not face an immigration dilemma in the numbers of non-documented persons living here. However, facing this reality with hysteria is not helpful. Overstating dangers (by inventing stories of headless bodies in the desert, for example) is not helpful. Pretending that the current group of emegres is somehow inherently more evil, less desireable than any of those who came before is not helpful.
In part the solution lies in ensuring that our nearest neighbors do not face grinding poverty to the extent that an American slum looks desireable. In part the solution lies in finding rational ways to deal with the numbers of undocumented residents who either have lived their whole lives here and in reality have no "home" to return to, or who have demonstrated potential to make positive contributions to American society and wish to become productive citizens.
But, maybe that's too much common sense.
"Common sense". You want common sense? Here it is in all it's splendor:

AMNESTY DOES NOT HALT ILLEGAL ALIEN IMMIGRATION - IT ONLY CREATES MORE ILLEGAL ALIEN IMMIGRATION.

Not only is that common sense, there is factual proof of it.

1986 amnesty was supposed to halt illegal alien immigration, but it only increased the numbers.

"Common sense" is sealing the borders and deporting those who defy our laws - not REWARDING them for being dishonest.

Israel has been successful at it, we can too. That's "common sense".
hmmmmmm

Canal Winchester, OH

#70 Nov 17, 2010
READER wrote, "In part the solution lies in ensuring that our nearest neighbors do not face grinding poverty to the extent that an American slum looks desirable."

Well, the one world government folk tried that, it didn't work. Now it appears the plan is to drag the middle class down so that we are all of the same economic standing. However, the rich - the uber-rich,(not the people making the $250,000, they are not the rich) are basically teflon, they will not only remain rich, but get richer.
abe

Cincinnati, OH

#71 Nov 17, 2010
hmmmmmm wrote:
READER wrote, "In part the solution lies in ensuring that our nearest neighbors do not face grinding poverty to the extent that an American slum looks desirable."
Well, the one world government folk tried that, it didn't work. Now it appears the plan is to drag the middle class down so that we are all of the same economic standing. However, the rich - the uber-rich,(not the people making the $250,000, they are not the rich) are basically teflon, they will not only remain rich, but get richer.
Reader is advocating a "bailout" for Mexico - as if their corrupt, 3rd world society is our problem to solve. It's not. Let them figure it out for themselves.

In the meantime, the best solution is to seal the borders and strictly enforce immigration law.
AmberDru

Columbus, OH

#72 Nov 17, 2010
NumbersUSA.com

We tried a ONE TIME ONLY, NEVER AGAIN AMNESTY in 1986- it gave us even more illegals.

All the illegal aliens are waiting for amnesty #8

1. Immigration and Reform Control Act (IRCA), 1986: A blanket amnesty for some 2.7 million ILLEGAL ALIENS

2. Section 245(i) Amnesty, 1994: A temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 ILLEGAL ALIENS

3. Section 245(i) Extension Amnesty, 1997: An extension of the rolling amnesty created in 1994

4. Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) Amnesty, 1997: An amnesty for close to one million ILLEGAL ALIENS from Central America

5. Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Amnesty (HRIFA), 1998: An amnesty for 125,000 ILLEGAL ALIENS aliens from Haiti

6. Late Amnesty, 2000: An amnesty for an estimated 400,000 ILLEGAL ALIENS who claim they should have been amnestied under the 1986 IRCA amnesty

7. LIFE Act Amnesty, 2000: A reinstatement of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty, which covered an estimated 900,000 ILLEGAL ALIENS
FoShizzle

Columbus, OH

#73 Nov 17, 2010
If you're hungry, just commit a crime. You'll get 3 squares a day in jail!
Right Wing Lunatic

Garden City, NY

#74 Nov 17, 2010
FoShizzle wrote:
If you're hungry, just commit a crime. You'll get 3 squares a day in jail!
It's very true that some people's standard of living goes up when they're in jail or prison.
james

Huntington, WV

#75 Nov 17, 2010
LMFAO! Shoulda' voted nov. 2nd! Everyone really showed that ni****, LMAO!

If I was Obama, I would quit my job and kindly tell the apparent masses of idiots that the nation is comprised of to eat turd. You can't help or save stupid, mr. president...Let the mama grizzlies and the boener backin' becksters have it, lol.
SolveIt

Columbus, OH

#76 Nov 17, 2010
Parasite Government wrote:
1 out 7 are hungry, but 9 out of 10 have cable television and cell phones. My brother is on food stamps, but he is very lazy, and has always done as little as possible to get by.
It is rough out there, but a lot of people compound their problems.
Better be careful - you share the same genes as your brother. Please do us all a favor and don't reproduce.
Danny

Pickerington, OH

#77 Nov 17, 2010
All these hungry people and the state,city and federal government's want to increase utilities. Is this their way of reducing the population, by starving people to death. It's bad enough that our own mayor hasnt repaid the money his wife took for not working when she said she was, and then took over 4 million off the top of government stimulus money that was to help the homeless and needy people,to pay for camera's so the police dont have to patrol, or respond to what they consider non essential calls. Its time to speak up people, we are all being taken advantage of and it need's to stop. New government is the answer, not the same old peolpe in different place's.
Reader

Columbus, OH

#78 Nov 17, 2010
abe wrote:
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"Common sense". You want common sense? Here it is in all it's splendor:
AMNESTY DOES NOT HALT ILLEGAL ALIEN IMMIGRATION - IT ONLY CREATES MORE ILLEGAL ALIEN IMMIGRATION.
Not only is that common sense, there is factual proof of it.
1986 amnesty was supposed to halt illegal alien immigration, but it only increased the numbers.
"Common sense" is sealing the borders and deporting those who defy our laws - not REWARDING them for being dishonest.
Israel has been successful at it, we can too. That's "common sense".
I wouldn't exactly call Israel's borders an example of success.

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