It's costly to be poor

In case you need to know, it costs more to be poor than to be rich:

Poverty 101: We'll start with the basics.

Like food: You don't have a car to get to a supermarket, much less to Costco or Trader Joe's, where the middle class goes to save money. You don't have three hours to take the bus. So you buy groceries at the corner store, where a gallon of milk costs an extra dollar. ...

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More costly, more aggravating, less health care, less motivation.

Especially food.

Grocery stores w/fresh and healthy food in the inner-city or rural areas? Not usually. Even when people have access to public transit to get a Walmart or other discount grocery, the healthy options are more expensive than the junk food options...giving the poor an obesity crisis that should be considered an epidemic! Diabetes, hypertension, etc run rampant with the poor. The cheapest choices (fast food and prepackaged food) are often the only choices, as well.

Seems to me it is more costly for society in health care costs alone to want to help educate and subsidize costs for healthy eating options.

It is costly to be poor on so many levels...not just money.

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