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Well-known Exeweb poster
Nov 9, 2007
If i had to agree with you we would both be wrong
Poor diet will be a fair percentage of that figure & sadly some parents do neglect their children where nutrition is concerned.
When you see the same kids day after day stood in the queue at the local chip shop because some parents just cant be assed to cook you have to think what its doing to the kids health in later life.

angelic upstart

Very well known Exeweb poster
Jul 8, 2004
Would be interesting to see if there’s a correlation in the rise of fast food, and people not cooking with my perceived rise of two parents working full time.


May 31, 2018
Hangingstone Hill
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposes a 70% tax rate on earnings over $10 million.
I undrestand that between 1936 and 1982 the top marginal tax rate in the US never fell below 70%. The current rate is 37%.
There was a debate at Davos 2019 involving Michael Dell and moderated by a Washington Post economics correspondent who did not seem to know the facts. Funny in a way but frightening in another.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's tax plan dissed at Davos CNN 01:48
Also at Davos 2019 a Dutch historian Rutger Bregman talked about tax avoidance "I feel like I am at a firefighters conference and no one's allowed to speak about water". Again funny in a way.
How a Historian Nailed Billionaires for Their Greed at Davos | NowThis 04:34

Biden may be a bit of an old codger but I believe the Democratic Party as a whole has capable people who ask the right questions. Whilst here in the UK Socialism dare not speak its name.


Active member
Apr 23, 2004
In the first 6 months of this year, nearly 2500 children were admitted to hospital with malnutrition. That's double the admissions in the same period last year.
It's a shocking number, but I'll wager that not all (or anything like all) the parents of the 2500 were physically unable to afford the food. Sadly basic neglect plays as much of a role as not having the means. That is not to try and gloss over the fact there is a problem, there is.

The sad truth is that a lot of kids only get a meal when at School and Schools have many trained people to look out for the symptoms of malnutrition. Hence why lockdown / schools closed was such a disaster and would have been driving an increase in these stats