Wednesday, March 12, 2008

rising prices

After food shopping yesterday, I was blown away by what it
takes to feed a family of 5. I am trying to stock up on only 'good' foods
It's amazing how difficult this is lately....

They say-Eat 5 thru 7 fruits and veggies a day
That's what it takes to keep the doc away
Yet chips and cookies are always on sale
while prices soar for zucchini and kale
$3.00 for blueberries that will serve just one
or $3.00 for family sized sticky cinnamon buns
$5.00 for 6 large red apples- delicious
or $5.00 for 2 gallons of ice cream- I'm getting suspicious
With foods that keep us healthy the prices keep on rising
while they deceive us with design to throw off downsizing
Let's Keep Americans fat, unhealthy and poor
by assaulting them in their local grocery store

While I'm at it I also must rant and tell
about the scheme to keep us all stupid as well
Our governments plan? college = student loans & debt galore
No win situation, you're smarter but still fat, unhealthy and working poor

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17 comments:

Remiman said...

Lucy,
Bravo!!! I love it girl.
rel

tumblewords said...

Oh, indeed. And how few really GET it! Good rant!

keith hillman said...

Well said. You tell 'em!

daisies said...

yup ... its easy to rule when you keep your people slow and stupid ... sigh, we have the same problem in this country next door. but i'll keep spending more to keep myself healthy and i'll keep paying off my student loans, someday, i'll be done ...

love this lucy!

giggles said...

Excellent....you nailed it!

Hugs Giggles

paisley said...

i agree with you emphatically,,, those who need to ... can't... and i guess that is the way they want us fat and ignorant... maybe we will be more pliant that way......

UL said...

you do them so well, lucy..you got that down to the T!

myrtle beached whale said...

The cost of food will continue to climb with the cost of gas, particulary diesel. Since most of our goods are transported by truck, the transportation costs will skyrocket. The only beneficiaries are the oil companies. I have never understood why we don't use railways more in this country. Two engines can pull 100 cars, each containing more goods than a single over-the-road truck. It would not only reduce cost of goods based on reduced transportation costs, but reduce traffic and pollution. OK, that is my rant.

Lucy said...
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Lucy said...

great rant Rick, Your point makes so much sense. Everyone in favor of Rick for president... Add to your Comment - Vote for rick!

(It's like juice Rick- money and oil don't grow on trees, yet oranges do, so why are we paying more for a gallon of Oj than a gallon of gas? And we aren't all in a rage over the Oj either??.. Can you address that when you are in office?)

myrtle beached whale said...

Unfortunately, no one with any intelligence or morals would want to be president. Look at the crap we have running. Politicians have become those that could never succeed in any other endeavor. I do not choose to run.

rebecca said...

Loved it! And oh so very true!

Tammy said...

Lucy, this was perfect for the prompt and it's so true! You rock!

XXOO

Little Wing said...

excellent job you did with that!!!!!!

latree said...

another humorous way to tell your thoughts. love it...

paisley said...

i do so remember this post.. and i felt it when the same angst when i read it... my boss is a total "elite" foodie and he is so ignorant,, he is sure education will take the place of money when it comes to adjusting peoples eating habits... wow!!!!!

Nathan1313 said...

You've got it right. Our economic system is organized crime. And thanks for using rhyme which I love when its done right (as it is here).