1 In 3 Aussie Parents Go Without Food To Pay Bills

15 Nov

The evidence keeps stacking up.

No need to be concerned that Europe is imploding. America slumping. China slowing. Our housing bubble leaking. Our economy faltering. Our debt rising. And 1 in 3 Aussie parents starving.

It really is a great time to introduce the world’s highest priced, and only economy-wide carbon tax.

From news.com.au:

STARVATION NATION: Parents going hungry to feed their kids

PARENTS in the grip of rising living costs fear they can no longer afford to feed their families and are cutting back on the bare essentials just to survive.

In exclusive Daily Telegraph survey of more than 1000 Australians found one in three people had gone without food in the past 12 months simply to put food on the table for their children.

Seventy five per cent of families had to cut back on buying food or cut some items from their shopping lists altogether.

Staples such as meat, fruit and bread were among the most common items sacrificed.

More than 60 per cent of people said they worried at least some of the time about not having enough money to feed their family.

Are you worried you won’t be able to put food on the table? Join in our Cost of Living survey below and tell us what’s on your plate.

Ironically, a report in yesterday’s Sunday Telegraph found grocery prices were decreasing for the first time in a year, thanks in part to the supermarket price wars and improved supply of fresh produce.

But the savings have done little to offset the soaring cost of other major expenses such as household power and water.

Conveniently, those major household expenses just happen to be the primary targets for the banker-designed, Bob Brown-mandated carbon derivatives scam.

And since we already know that Treasury’s “modelling” is about as reliable as reading tea leaves or chicken entrails, there is one thing you can rest assured of in these increasingly uncertain economic times.

Those “major expenses” are set to go up.

A lot.

Thanks Bob.

Thanks Greens voters.

I hope you are as smugly pleased with yourselves over the mouth-watering prospect of many, many more starving Aussie “working families” as you must already be over the genocide of black people in the Third World for the sake of carbon credit schemes to further enrich “green” multinational corporations.

8 Responses to “1 In 3 Aussie Parents Go Without Food To Pay Bills”

  1. Tomorrows Serf November 15, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    Poverty in Australia??? WTF???

    The accumulation of destructive policies over decades has resulted in the situation we have now. Potentially the wealthiest and happiest country in the world. And what do we have??

    Farmers in the Murray Darling Basin (and just about everywhere else) being ratf.cked by the Greens. And everyone else being ratf.ked by the Carbon tax/Bankster derivative trading scheme. Bureaucrats multiplying like locusts in a plague. Debt being piled up on hair-brained schemes. And Juliar is lobbying for a “Free Trade” Asia Pacific region (sounds like the early days of the EEC and just look at them now)

    Rising costs and falling productivity. Extrapolate that!!!

    Of course we have poverty in Australia.

    It seems like that has been the plan all along.

    Get used to it or start resisting it.

  2. Jazza November 15, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    I know prices have risen–pensioners know these things– and interest rates also were a worry and still are even with one cut recently, but really did this survey ask them if they still bought cigarettes and /or alcohol, Maccas , DVDs or were payTV customers, or even it they have two cars and big flat LEDs,and have maxed out credit cards?

    I was raised as the eldest in a family of five children and never had more than a change of clothing or any money till I began what would be termed apprenticeship training now

    Our Dad lost his job in the Depression and had to walk Melbourne with newspaper found in the street filling his worn shoes to try to find ANY paid tasks to give us ANY food.

    . It sure teaches you the value of money,and my only debts for 50 years involved one car loan and one mortgage loan.I’ve never had and never will have, a credit card and currently have no loans or worries that i cannot pay my bills or buy food.

    Everything I have,humble though it might be in some ways, I worked over 40 years to get and keep.
    As an observation, though I feel pity for the poor and donate to help them often, perhaps too many people have no real value of money and some of them seem to believe the “government” owes them living no strings attached.

  3. Tomorrows Serf November 15, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    ” I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”

    Thomas Jefferson, (Attributed)
    3rd president of US (1743 – 1826)

    Therein lies the rub!!

  4. Twodogs November 15, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    My water bill just arrived and it has now surpassed my council rates bill when water was included!!

    That said, there’s one place in Australia where parents typically have the children in tow barefoot while they keep their feet warm with footwear suggest that they make their children go without. That they are usually obese adds (ahem) weight to the argument.

    Still, it could be worse. Our utilities could be foreign owned as part of austerity measures like they are in Greece. That said, anyone notice the lack of democracy involved in removing Papendrou and Berlusconi from office and replacing them with ex-EU commissioners, the latter being made senator FOR LIFE!!

    • Still Tomorrow's Serf November 15, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

      Sure did notice, Twodogs. Both ex-bankers and both installed without election by Brussels.

      The Banker Occupation continues apace.

      Join the Global Insurrection Against Banker Occupation.

    • Jazza November 15, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

      Yes, and I know from some relatives there that many Brits have secretly said for years the EU was a dangerous gamble all round and have bemoaned loss of sovereignty

      I think it is proving this but will the cabal in power take note of the plebs?

    • The Blissful Ignoramus November 15, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

      Oh I noticed that alright, Twodogs. Democracy has died … and in its “cradle”, what’s more.

      • Twodogs November 15, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

        Don’t get me wrong, i don’t consider the banksters the devil incarnate. I simply think that they act commensurate with their relative power. That they act so badly is simply a reflection on the enormous power that they yield.

        That they have such power as to be flippant about democracy is evidence enough that they need their power to be checked.

        I always thought that the simple act of Australian Prime Ministers meeting business leaders such as Packer or Murdoch (or anyone else for that matter) was entirely inappropriate in anything but an open, public gathering. After all, why would a person of great influence want with a Prime Minister other than to exert such influence?

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