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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:37 PM

Say NO to a "cat food Christmas"

Kucinich may be going out, but not without a bang!

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Reply Say NO to a "cat food Christmas" (Original post)
Coyotl Dec 2012 OP
tularetom Dec 2012 #1
niyad Dec 2012 #4
reformist2 Dec 2012 #16
Sherman A1 Dec 2012 #2
JDPriestly Dec 2012 #3
tularetom Dec 2012 #6
JDPriestly Dec 2012 #9
FSogol Dec 2012 #14
durablend Dec 2012 #15
FSogol Dec 2012 #17
Skittles Dec 2012 #5
savebigbird Dec 2012 #7
Coyotl Dec 2012 #8
JDPriestly Dec 2012 #10
sharonj Dec 2012 #11
sharonj Dec 2012 #12
Coyotl Dec 2012 #13

Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:44 PM

1. Sorry but our three cats might get a little pissed if we did that

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Response to tularetom (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:52 PM

4. was thinking the same thing

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Response to tularetom (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:24 AM

16. New Group: Cats Against Kucinich.

Leave our Cat-Food Christmas alone!



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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:46 PM

2. I will miss DK

and his perspective on things.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:47 PM

3. This is neither a joke nor an exaggeration.

In London in the early 1970s, the elderly woman in front of me was buying catfood.

The cashier taking her money looked very concerned when it came to my turn. She turned to me and whispered as the elderly woman left the store, "That's for her. She eats that." (not her exact words). I looked at her and asked if she was joking. Dead serious, she said, "No. She eats that."

That is really where we are headed.

Some Social Security recipients only receive a few hundred dollars a month and have no other income than food stamps, reduced price meals at the Senior Citizens' Center and Medicare/Medicaid.

Obama will promise to adjust the chained CPI to protect the most vulnerable. But he will not always be in office. This is not the first change to the method for calculating cost of living increases for Social Security. If we allow our government to go ahead with this one, it surely will not be the last.

The Republicans are chiseling away at the incomes of the middle and working classes. The attacks on the pensions of public servants and on Social Security and Medicare are just the front attacks. They will back this up with even more draconian cuts on everyone.

They are sadistic and cruel and will impoverish and demoralize the poor and elderly first and then attack the incomes of everyone else. A guy like Boehner does this for thrills and profit.

He didn't say anything about the deficit until a Democrat was in the White House. He is a hypocrite.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:05 PM

6. Doesn't it seem to you that there are cheaper food alternatives available than cat food?

I'm looking right now at a little tin of the stuff that we buy for our kitties. 78 grams and I can generally get them for about four bits. But I can get 142 gram cans of tuna at Costco for about a buck (in bulk of course). In other words about the same price per gram. So why would anybody eat catfood when they can get tuna for the same price?

I have no doubt there are a lot of folks around in the same predicament as this unfortunate woman. But catfood doesn't look like the best choice if you're on a very limited budget.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:49 AM

9. Even sausages cost a lot. Wieners are the cheapest I think.

We eat almost no beef, a little chicken more for flavor than anything. Fortunately, we like vegetables and can grow a tiny bit of them to supplement what we buy.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:18 AM

14. Exactly. What about Ramen noodles or corned beef hash?

There are much cheaper options.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:20 AM

15. Neither of those are that cheap anymore n/t

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Response to durablend (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:28 AM

17. Ramen noodle packs are 25 cents each. We can get them for 10 cents in bulk.

Definitely cheaper and more filling than cat food.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:58 PM

5. they need to stop with the cat food reference already

there's a lot of food cheaper than freaking cat food

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:39 PM

7. It's symbolic!

It's an exaggerated way of saying that seniors deserve to have their rising health care costs considered when their benefits are calculated. They shouldn't have to downgrade and downgrade again! It may not be particularly poetic and somewhat exaggerated, but republicans need dramatic statements to understand.

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Response to savebigbird (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:42 PM

8. It is a metaphor for starving, and a very good one at that.

We all know that, less one poster maybe.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:51 AM

10. My experience in London which I describe above really happened.

It was not a metaphor. Not at all. And I remember it after all these years.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:06 AM

11. reply

nice...........

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:11 AM

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goooooood...........

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:16 AM

13. On Facebook

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