Gosh, groceries in your parish sound pretty pricey. I was shocked to hear that your congressman, John Fleming, is worried that if he has to pay more taxes under President Obama's deficit reduction plan he'll only have $200,000 a year to feed his family! And his kids are grown.
Don't they have jobs? Here in Seattle, we can thankfully eat on a lot less than that. And have some over to send our kids to college and take a vacation and maybe buy some new tires when they get bald. All the best to you in Minden.
But maybe you need a new congressman who gets it.