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Now I'll leave the pooh poohing of this to posh people like the one they dragged up on the programme. There's really far too many indignant folk around at the moment who've taken their silver spoons out of their mouth to voice their opinions about what wasters 'poor people' are. But I am struggling to comprehend how families can get into this state of affairs in a 21st century first world country. Like one of the presenters on the programme I'm asking, 'Do they really not have the few pence that it costs to buy porridge and a piece of fruit or indeed some other healthy but frugal breakfast?' Please don't misunderstand me and think that the tone of this question is derisory. I am merely after a 'yes or no' answer.
If you come across this blog and don't have the money to feed your children I'd like to know more. Is your income pitiful or have expenses for essentials just racked up to a level where budgets just can't be balanced. Are you lacking budgeting or other skills that mean that you can't make the best use of the money you've got? Or are those who feel that they rank above us commoners right in thinking that the less well off in society who're struggling brought the entire situation on themselves by feckless spending?