posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 10:40 PM
1. You work for a living, and you have to buy cheap clothes for your kids to go to school. The poor kids get free clothes from J Crew and so forth
and go to school and put your kids down for looking shabby. Bad idea.
2. Supply and demand. Prices are related to supply and demand. In a for-profit, tax trimming, labor trimming market, you must dispose of goods not
sold. It is economics. Most goods should be recycled, however.
You may hear the words "it's just business" a lot in a democracy. Losers don't get the gold, winners do. Charity is just that --- charity. If
it isn't there, don't complain about it. Otherwise, it's mandatory donation from corporations who are trying to recycle it.
As for food, that's overproduction. Only about 25% of the food produced on a farm makes it to the table, due to pests, etc. If a business
continues to create waste, they are losing their edge. If you work at McDonald's and you waste food, Burger King and Taco Bell will run you out of
town...and vise versa. Really, it's a dog-eat-dog world, and the competition is what makes it work. If you think these things should all be donated
and saved, then football and boxing don't make sense to you. Someone can get hurt.
For every gain, there is a loss.
Don't worry too much about the poor. America has a safety net giving them the free health care, free food, and sometimes free lodging. It's the
Middle Class that is getting stoned to death. They are the ones who put in their long work days and can't afford health insurance, or college for
I say deport our criminal prison population to islands of refuge in the South Pacific so they can deal with each other at their own expense and hard
labor. After that, you'll have enough money to pay for free college and free health insurance for millions who presently are unable to afford it.
What the heck, Britain did it ---- now we call it Australia.
[edit on 1/7/2010 by Jim Scott]