Hunger Hits Detroit's Middle Class
posted: 1 DAY 11 HOURS AGO
Food has long been an issue in this city without a major supermarket. Now demand for assistance is rising, affecting a whole new set of people.
DETROIT (CNNMoney.com) -- On a side street in an old industrial neighborhood, a delivery man stacks a dolly of goods outside a store. Ten feet away stands another man clad in military fatigues, combat boots and what appears to be a flak jacket. He looks straight out of Baghdad. But this isn't Iraq. It's southeast Detroit, and he's there to guard the groceries.
In this recession-racked town, the lack of food is a serious problem. It's a theme that comes up again and again in conversations in Detroit. There isn't a single major chain supermarket in the city, forcing residents to buy food from corner stores. Often less healthy and more expensive food.
For those who may be in search of a job, have the where-withal and certain equipage, this may be a golden opportunity for employment. Either as an enterprising grocer or freelance security. (Personally, I'd go for the security-- thinking the life-span may be a bit longer than that of a gouging grocer.)
Sure makes one glad to have the garden in and growing all that wonderful green stuff the grocer will pay dearly for. Then gouge others. (Do two gougers make a grunge?)
Talking with people around about, I am totally surprised how many are still defending that no good African racist in the White House and his fellow terrorists Pelosi, Boxer, et-al.One of these days, I'm going to find every nay-sayer I've talked with and tell them, "I toldja so." Just to piss them off even more. And I'm going to love it, I swear I will.
Bless God, God bless.