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"28 percent of the American population sat on their ass and did nothing last year."


delphiandomine
15 Jun 2017  #1

Found this interesting video. It seems to me that American society has a huge problem, and that with 28% of them completely sedentary, they've now passed the point of no return with the obesity crisis. The crisis is clearly related to the agenda by American businesses and politicians to push low-quality junk down the throats of Americans, with many Americans unable to access fresh fruit and vegetables.

youtube.com/watch?v=-WEP7EMJL3g

I've read a lot about the kind of food served in schools, prisons, etc, and the country should be ashamed of itself. A yearly defence budget of over half a trillion dollars and yet the country can't afford to feed her own citizens properly. Disgraceful.
WielkiPolak
15 Jun 2017  #2

Of course by last year you mean 2014.

Why did you suddenly decide to dig up a video created in 2015?

By the way, low-quality food being shoved down people's throat is not just an American thing. All around the world government's supposedly encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle, yet good quality healthy organic food is far more expensive than junk food.

Given that the majority of every country is poor, a lot of the time they are left with no options, just to save money.
Joker
15 Jun 2017  #3

and that with 28% of them completely sedentary, they've now passed the point of no return with the obesity crisis.

You are talking about yourself fat boy! All you do is sit on the internet all day long and talk badly about other people.

Why did you suddenly decide to dig up a video created in 2015?

Its just to provoke a response and bully people like all his other garbage he spews out here on a daily basis.

I've read a lot about the kind of food served in schools, prisons, etc, and the country should be ashamed of itsel

You should be ashamed of being a pathetic loser, get a life!!

There isn't any problems getting fresh Veggies, we have the biggest farms in the world!

This guy is totally full of $hit!
Ironside
15 Jun 2017  #4

Delph - youtu.be/fZZD8ckwLJA
Dirk diggler
19 Jun 2017  #5

The problem too delph a lot of ppl who receive food stamps still prefer to buy junk food instead of veggies fruits etc and food isn't very expensive in the us. Of course the organic healthy stuff is a lil more expensive but its def affordable. I spend roughly the same on food as a person would receive w food stamps.

The whole foods and other organic natural stores are in poorer urban areas but they often close down bc of lack of business.

Its the corporations too its a big part of the problem. Even a seemingly healthy drink like neastea ice tea has some 40 grams of sugar in a lil 20 24 oz bottle. A lot of it is culture n just preference for sweets n junk food too. There is a lot of diabetes heart disease etc amongst Americans its ridiculously high then the big pharma makes money off it : /
jon357
19 Jun 2017  #6

and that with 28% of them completely sedentary, they've now passed the point of no return with the obesity crisis

It's actually becoming normlised. Like the Eighteenth Century, except that then it was the rich who were fat and the poor thin - now it's the other way round. There are very high poverty rates in the US, among the highest in the developed world - poverty/deprivation and healthy eating do not often go well together.
johnny reb
19 Jun 2017  #7

I find it ironic that someone as overweight as you are Delphi would start a thread like this to point fingers.
The way you puff away on stogies, being acutely overweight, having a horrible diet, getting zero exercise.......you are a walking heart attack waiting to happen.

There are very high poverty rates in the US,

That is by "choice" jon because most living in poverty make more money on welfare (About $24 an hour) v.s. working a job that pays half that.

There are people in the U.S. who will only work 24 hours per week (just enough for cigarettes, unlimited I-phone, alcohol, recreational drugs) because if they work more then that they would not qualify for welfare benefits. They tell their employer this when he offers them more hours or full time work.

They would lose their free health care (Medicaid), free food, government housing, free education, free free free at the tax payer expense.
Trump is slowly kicking able bodied people off welfare by not rewarding them for refusing to work.
Why reward failure ?
There are unlimited jobs out there that people refuse to take.
Employers are begging for workers and can't find anyone to fill positions.
McDonalds start workers at $10 an hour and they can't find anyone that shows up on time or pass the drug screening test.
So when you say 'very high poverty rates' it is very deceiving.
How many times have I told you that the Bleeding Heart Liberals vote for a living instead of work for a living.
And that is EXACTLY WHY Socialist obama got elected for two terms.
The Black women found out that the more kids they had the more welfare they could get and it didn't take long for the White girls to catch on.

Why work, just pump out six illegitimate kids and sit back on easy street sucking off the gravy train.
That's why there is so much poverty in America......most of it is by choice.
Over 50 million in America on foodstamps is a disgrace.
There are women out there with six kids that get $1400 a month foods stamps plus the W.I.C.'s program that they get free milk and other food suppliments.

You wonder why these welfare ***** sit on their ass and do nothing all day ? Really ?
TheOther
19 Jun 2017  #8

How many times have I told you that the Bleeding Heart Liberals vote for a living instead of work for a living.

Funny though that the states with the highest participation rate in SNAP benefits are overwhelmingly red states...

Trump is slowly kicking able bodied people off welfare by not rewarding them for refusing to work.

In other words, he's punishing his own voter base.
johnny reb
19 Jun 2017  #9

he's punishing his own voter base.

His voter base is working conservatives not socialist bleeding heart liberals.
Joker
19 Jun 2017  #10

I find it ironic that someone as overweight as you are Delphi would start a thread like this to point fingers.

Its just to provoke a response, start an argument and belittle Americans. He is the epitome of hypocrisy.

I can't wait for his next suspension, the forum suffers everyday he remains here!
jon357
19 Jun 2017  #11

Funny though that the states with the highest participation rate in SNAP benefits are overwhelmingly red states...

Indeed. Some very very poor people there.
delphiandomine
19 Jun 2017  #12

It's actually a proven fact that Republican voters are fatter than Democrat voters.

The way that Trump is trying to cut healthcare from his own voters says it all.
Dirk diggler
19 Jun 2017  #13

Trump is a lil chubby himself lol
Joker
19 Jun 2017  #14

It's actually a proven fact that Republican voters are fatter than Democrat voters.

Prove it fat boy?? You don't have any proven facts, its all BS that spews out of your mouth!

I like how you just make up stories without any facts, where do you get this info, Visiting Teen Vogue again??? LOL

I say there are more democrats collecting food stamps than republicans. Theres a known fact!!
TheOther
20 Jun 2017  #15

His voter base is working conservatives

The people that actually helped him into office are disillusioned, unemployed blue collar workers from the red states (and some swing states) who are unwilling to leave their home to find a job elsewhere - most of them living on government handouts and food stamps now. If Trumps cuts back on Medicaid and SNAP, he will hurt the very people that voted for him. Add the planned USDA cuts to the mix, and you'll know who pays the price: the (working) poor and small farmers. And for what? To finance ridiculous tax cuts for the top 1% and an increased military budget. As I said on various occasions already: Trump's voter base need to feel the pain first before they'll finally wake up and get rid of the GOP traitors.
Dirk diggler
20 Jun 2017  #16

Thwres a lot of urban poor that work low wage salaries i.e. McDonald's Wal-Mart etc as well who receive government aid. They pay taxes out of their checks too but they tend to get a larger refund than they paid in. Quite frankly I don't mind bc at least they're working and pay other taxes like sales. However I don't want to support someone who simply refuses to look for work and just lives off the government and even worse teaches their kids too so the same instead of wanting to offer a child a half decent future. I worked as a waiter for years through college jobs like that they're hard and the pay sucks. I enjoyed it though at the time bc I got to meet a lot of different ppl.
johnny reb
20 Jun 2017  #17

The people unemployed blue collar workers from the red states (and some swing states) who are unwilling to leave their home to find a job elsewhere - most of them living on government handouts and food stamps now

That is what I would call a full blown Democrat. lol
Those are the ones Trump told to turn in their I-phones for health care.
TheOther
21 Jun 2017  #18

@Johnny

You should stop watching FOX News and reading Breitfart...

"Southern states are home to some of the highest rates of food stamp reliance"

washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/03/03/food-stamp-reliance-is-up-in-every-single-state-since-2000/?utm_term=.dc2a90169ebc

If the current administration cuts back on SNAP, Medicaid and farm subsidies, the poor folks in the red states will pay the price. They screw you and your ilk good, my dear Johnny. Be prepared for a rude awakening.

I don't want to support someone who simply refuses to look for work

Like the guys in coal country?
johnny reb
21 Jun 2017  #19

"Southern states are home to some of the highest rates of food stamp reliance"

Of course they are as they are some of poorest States with high minorities.
The low information voter States who vote Democrat or as I said, vote for a living.
Joker
21 Jun 2017  #20

States who vote Democrat or as I said, vote for a living.

Like when they pick them up in a fleet of school buses, hand them a paper bag lunch and a T-shirt, then drive them to the Polls?

This its " see ya`ll again in 4 years now"

The Dems want to keep these ppl in poverty and lure them with welfare programs to get their vote!

They even supply the ride, how considerate of them.
johnny reb
21 Jun 2017  #21

Did you know that 5.8 million non U.S. citizens voted in the 2008 election which put obummer in office.
That is why Trump is draining the swamp, to put an end to the Lefts dirty tricks.
TheOther
21 Jun 2017  #22

Of course they are as they are some of poorest States with high minorities.

... and each and every one of them is governed by a Republican. Does that tell you something? Poorest states, some of the worst schools in the country, highest rates of food stamp reliance, widespread opiate addiction - this is the result of GOP trickle-down economics, my friend, and it will be getting much worse.
johnny reb
21 Jun 2017  #23

- this is the result of GOP trickle-down economics,

See and here I thought it was Osama printing trillions of dollars out of thin air thinking you can spend your way out of debt that ruined the economy by putting our country in debt further then all the rest of the presidents in our country's history !
Dirk diggler
23 Jun 2017  #24

@TheOther

Coal country back country urban whatever. I was stacking tiles in a warehouse already at 15 for around $7 $8 an hour. If you're able bodied there's very few reasons why someone can't find work. Even people with down syndrome and other serious conditions manage to work in grocery stores. Whether they're male female red blue polish black whatever it makes no difference to me. Even when a polish person jokes how he's getting so much money from Britain's welfare or joke that it's their retirement plan I promptly put my hand to my forehead. I can totally understand if someone lost their job and they need some money because they're 1 or 2 paychecks away from homelessness - and that's a big issue. There are millions of families one pricey hospital visit away from sleeping in a tent - they're put of work even if for only a while, get sick, and are now in debt and can't pay their rent or mortgage on a property which probably is upside down and has hardly any equity. That's fine and totally understandable that someone would need money to support themselves and their family. Some people may work cash jobs or have a small business that crashed and hence would get little to no money from unemployment hence they'd need a welfare program for say 6 to 12 months which is a very reasonable amount of time for someone to find a new job. However doing it for years and even worse teaching you kids to do the same is just plain ridiculous. If anything a wise father or mother would explain the situation to a child once they're at an appropriate age to stress the importance of education, work ethic, entrepreneurship, etc.

Also wasn't this topic on obesity in the us originally? How'd we get here lol
TheOther
23 Jun 2017  #25

Also wasn't this topic on obesity in the us originally? How'd we get here

The majority of the people we were talking about are either overweight or obese. Too much booze and munchies... :)

If you're able bodied there's very few reasons why someone can't find work

I agree with you in general. The question though is whether or not you can survive on your net income. If you take away Medicaid, people won't have a chance even with two or more jobs. Are you aware of the fact that the US is pretty much the only developed country in the world where a large percentage of the workforce (> 5%) is forced to work more than two jobs to make ends meet? 38% are living from paycheck to paycheck.

putting our country in debt further then all the rest of the presidents in our country's history

Yeah, Trump and his minions would've let the auto and banking industries die - we all know that. The GOP is an expert in leading the country into recessions and depressions, and blaming it on the Dems afterwards.
johnny reb
23 Jun 2017  #26

The majority of the people we were talking about are either overweight or obese.

Actually if you compared the 28% of Americans population that sat on their ass and did nothing last year it would compare with Scotland very closely.

This thread was simply to belittle the Great United States of America.
Little people from little countries are very jealous of America.

and blaming it on the Dems afterwards.

Ya have to put the blame where it belongs and in this case it is the Dems that deserve it.
I am aware that you Liberal Democrats don't see it that way as Liberals only see things their way and everyone else is wrong.

Please keep fruitcake Pelosi in there and don't replace her with someone with a brain.
In fact why don't you nominate her for POTUS nominee in 2020. LOL
Dirk diggler
24 Jun 2017  #27

@TheOther

Most people making 10 12 15 etc an hour cannot survive without some government assistance. However those people are at least working and contributing to the society. This isn't about people who work 1 2 3 jobs. I have nothing but respect for those people. Its the people who don't work and don't want to work yet receive more benefits and have a better standard of living than the lady waking up at 5 am to go to an Amazon warehouse than wash dishes at a bar at night. On top of it they complain and it's not democrats or republicans its both. Ill have to find that bls.gov chart that describes reasons people aged 16 to 65 gave for not participating in the labor force. Reasons like sickness, taking care of family, schooling, etc are totally reasonable but the largest by far was simply not looking for work for over 1 year. Also more and more people are not participating in the labor force year after year.

Over 94 million not in labor force aged 16 and above as of may 2017
data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS15000000

88 million of those not in labor force aged 16 to 65 do not want a job now - 6 million gave reasons such as wanting a job but currently not in labor force, sickness, disability, schooling etc for not being in labor force. Keep in mind that unemployment rate and labor force participation are two different things - a person not working for 6 months is considered unemployed but after that person hasn't been working at least 1 year they fall out of the unemployed category (that's why the 5% 6% unemployment figure is b.s. and its mostly a mix of cyclical, seasonal, etc u.e.) and into the not participating in labor force category.

bls.gov/web/empsit/cpseea38.htm

What developed country do you know of where nearly a quarter of the entire population, a third of the adult popilation isn't working and doesn't feel like it? Our labor force participation is around 62 for adults. That means over a third of adults aren't in the labor force and haven't been for at least 1 year.

Hence if the politicians regardless of party were truthful they could say we have 38% of adults in the us are not working (most would call that unemployed but again government differentiates between unemployed and not in labor force) and not say some b.s like well I got/will get/other party should've got unemployment down to 4%...
Dirk diggler
24 Jun 2017  #28

So if were going to go by the bureau of labor stats, which id consider a reliable unbiased source as it merely represents statistics on the us population, perhaps the title should be something like "37% of American adults sat on their a$$ and didn't feel like working last year"
TheOther
24 Jun 2017  #29

Ya have to put the blame where it belongs and in this case it is the Dems that deserve it.

Disagree. Who has the power of the purse, Johnny, and who was in charge of it after 2010?

Over 94 million not in labor force aged 16 and above as of may 2017

Reasons: bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-4/people-who-are-not-in-the-labor-force-why-arent-they-working.htm
Joker
24 Jun 2017  #30

Actually if you compared the 28% of Americans population that sat on their ass and did nothing last year it would compare with Scotland very closely.

Hahaha!!!

And I was going to be quiet tonight!

This thread was simply to belittle the Great United States of America.

All his threads are meant to provoke a response, then he escalates and feeds off of it!

Please keep fruitcake Pelosi in there and don't replace her with someone with a brain.

She's doing a fantastic job! By all means, keep voting for her, Cali fruitcakes!

ts the people who don't work and don't want to work yet receive more benefits and have a better standard

Cut off their benefits and force them to wake up in the morning instead of waiting until after the sun goes down everyday.

Ive seen the food stamp liquor stores, they have crowds hanging out there all night long!

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