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hey sarah w-w :) I agree to some extent- Obama's a...

2008-01-19T01:01:00.000-05:00

hey sarah w-w :) I agree to some extent- Obama's answer was somewhat wimpy and un-nuanced, but at the same time, i don't think it can necessarily be tied completely to economic security or poverty. i think it's often related but solutions that only deal with the economic often end up with unhealthy solutions b/c of larger structural problems in the US with the prices of healthy vs. unhealthy food, values, priorities, time, etc. I think some combination of the two would have been a better answer.




2008-01-19T00:55:00.000-05:00

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I think in some ways I agree more with Hillary on ...

2008-01-17T22:10:00.000-05:00

I think in some ways I agree more with Hillary on this one. Increasing the food stamp program is all very well and good, but it's more of a bandaid solution than an actual one. That said, I think one of the major parts of making the food stamp program more effective is reevaluating the poverty line. In that sense, I agree with Obama-- we need to do more to step up the food stamps program, though I would argue that it's less about simply adding to that line item and more about recalibrating our concept of poverty in America-- something I don't see either of them advocating.