Friday, November 25, 2005

Thanksgiving: Another Holiday That Divides Along Class Lines

Yesterday's holiday was another one that divides along class lines. A poor family on Food Stamps may have spent 8% or more of their monthly allowance just to provide enough to eat in a very spartan meal. Many other homeless poor were forced to seek either food bank or soup kitchen help. Many religious organizations, the same opposing the Food Stamp cuts in Congress, were also the ones offering feeding programs to the poor so that they could at least have a decent meal on this holiday.

There's no "honey baked hams" or other luxury items for the poor of America on a holiday like Thanksgiving. Just another tough day of survival.