On Wed, 02 Jun 2021 09:19:03 -0700, Paul S Person
Post by Paul S Person
On Tue, 01 Jun 2021 21:49:50 -0700, Lawrence Watt-Evans
Post by Lawrence Watt-Evans Post by ***@gmail.com Post by Joy Beeson Post by Dorothy J Heydt Post by Lynn McGuire
Over The Hedge: Free Government Money
I would think that it would be better to give the animals the free
government cheese that they used to give out.
Is that the same as the "alleged cheese" given out as battle
rations in the Commonwealverse?
If the cheese given to us in summer camp was typical, government
cheese was much tastier than the process cheese available in stores.
We theorized at the time that it was because the cheese was made to
get rid of milk, so they didn't skimp on milk.
I've heard that from multiple sources, that the 'government cheese'
handed out in the day (I'm thinking 1970s) was very good to eat,
and much better than the store bought the recipients were familiar
Well, I liked it, but the reason I got to try it... okay, my wife's
(then-girlfriend's) former foster sister was living on welfare, but
didn't like the cheese and canned chicken the government gave her, so
she traded them to her former foster mother (my mother-in-law to be)
for stuff she liked better.
I don't know what she was thinking, because the cheese was just fine,
and the chicken was GREAT, as it had absolutely no preservatives or
any of the other crap they put in chicken to make it look good in the
supermarket. For years, I tried to find a commercial equivalent;
Perhaps, as you appear to be judging by /how it tastes/ (and why not?
this is FOOD after all!), she was judging by ... something else. Like
how it looked or what it came in.
It didn't look particularly good, but so what? This woman was living
well below poverty level in Massachusetts, where the cost of living is
Post by Paul S Person
Was the program related to price supports? That is, was the cheese
purchased from farmers to help keep the prices up by increasing
demand? In that case, there would be no motive to purchase low-quality
I'm really not sure what the deal was with the chicken, but yeah, the
cheese was a way of using up a huge surplus of milk that the federal
government had bought for price support purposes. Under previous
administrations they had just been throwing it away, and then someone
came up with the idea of making it into cheese (so it would keep) and
giving it to welfare recipients.
My webpage is at http://www.watt-evans.com
My latest novel is Tom Derringer & the Steam-Powered Saurians.