There have been several things weighing on my mind lately. The government shut down being one but even more has been the latest Food Lion commercial.
Food Lion Commercial
This commercial starts off wonderfully. A family planting a garden. The son asks when will the veggies be ready. The lion appears and says don’t wait head on over to the store.
I know that the chain stores want our business but to me it is a blatant knock at anyone who wants to grow their own food. More or less don’t bother we have all the GMO you could want. And don’t forget we do have organic foods at outrageous prices.
Maybe it bothers me more because my way of thinking has evolved to more buy local, fresh foods. Maybe it bothers me because I try to encourage people to grow their own and or buy more locally.
Then again Food Lion could very well be having heavy advertising such as this because they are losing business to local producers. What is your opinion?
One of the programs that should not have been cut is the food stamp program. While there are those who play the system, the vast majority do not and rely on those benefits. Many of the recipients are children, the elderly, the disabled and veterans. The people who need help and are deserving of it.
What should be cut? Big business subsidies including but not limited to oil, pharmaceutical and agriculture. Fancy trips to far off places for special meetings. Expense accounts for food, travel and entertainment. If the congress men and women are Receiving their salaries plus gifts from supporters then they should be able to pay their own expenses.
A bunch of toddlers throwing a tantrum. It is just stupid to hold the country hostage. Supposedly we do not negotiate with terrorist. Being a home grown terrorist is also treason. They should all be fired and we can start from scratch.
What do you think?