Why are people poor?I would say you are wrong on both of your suggestions. It isn't that food is too expensive, or that people are buying Chelsea tractors rather than a loaf of bread. There is a third scenario: The gap between the comfortably well off and the poor is growing.
Food isn’t too expensive it’s been artificially cheap the past thirty years and people have got used to it. There are people who are genuinely struggling and I feel for them but others? One family on the news borrowing money off their children to eat.turns out eating meant the chippy. Last time our family ate in chippy there was little change out of 30 pounds. As said before bag of spuds and a chicken for a fiver job done.
Do you really think those on low incomes actually have any of the above?When people are going hungry in this country what is going wrong? Wholesome food is available cheaply at point of production. Too many other things deemed essential must be diverting expenditure from food. Big houses, periodical kitchen fittings changeout, roasting hot rooms in winter, Chelsea tractors, latest lphones, foreign holidays, stupid hairstyles, pet beauty salons, internet forums, it'all too much!
Do you really think those on low incomes actually have any of the above?
I seriously doubt it is anymore than an aspiration for those on the lowest working incomes. They really are feeling the pinch, possibly to the detriment of their health and those they care for.
However, those that believe they are there, may have some or indeed all of these items.
A number will have it all on tick, most will have some on tick. They will squeal like he'll, go bankrupt, but no starve.
Wait until this winter when the humungous gas and leccy bills hit the door , then they'll have something to cry aboutThere is no need for anyone to starve when a 20kg bag of spuds is £10. We use roughly a bag a month for our family (2 adults 3 under 10s) so 33p/day plus whatever meat and veg along with it. Mrs yin will always buy whole chickens etc which is cheaper than buying already prepared fillets, thighs/drumsticks etc.
The problem of perceived food poverty is due to the fact that people don't want to prepare food from scratch so have to pay extra for the supermarkets to prepare it for them.
How much does it cost to feed you every day ?The 'bag of spuds is cheap' always gets trotted out. It is easy for farmers to think like that. For millions of people, living on their own, in a flat on the 12th floor, with the nearest bag of spuds 5 bus changes away, it's about as relevant as saying go catch a fish.
I say look after the pensioners , the young uns can get off their fat arsesYes, maybe some are lazy but I think it's more to do with a lack of education and little drive to better themselves due to that lack. I'm not having a downer the disadvantaged just pointing out the obvious.