What? No “Happy Meals” for Egypt’s children?! Why not?!

Here are some facts worth some serious contemplation separately and together. Though, according to recent PEW Research at least 50% of Americans are entirely clueless about events in Egypt. So if you’re an American who has fallen into that dark hole of the 50% who think what goes on in Egypt is none of your concern–well, you are excused from completing this reading assignment. Heads up though,  a wake up call will come soon enough because of the way money flows around the globe.  

CNN Money report: “About 40% of Egypt’s citizens live on less than $2 a day….” 

I don’t think you can purchase a fast food “Happy Meal” in the states for less than $2.50 without tax. That’s one junk food meal, complete with a toy, for one tiny tot being conditioned to explode into obesity with continued long term consumption of happy meal upgrades. You might be able to buy some cheap eggs and a very poor quality loaf of bread for approximately two dollars–before tax.

Politicol News Update 9 February 2011:  Mubarak family worth estimated at $90 Billion.

Egypt has a population of over 80 million.

Question: So who has has been experiencing the real economic crisis?

Enough said? Care to add something to the fact bowl?

Pink Floyd: Money


  1. slpmartin said,

    February 10, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Oh…sorry to say you are asking a lot of Americans…look at the number of people who have never left the county that they live in…and you want them to be concerned about world events?

  2. roxie said,

    February 9, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Perhaps the only good thing we can say about this (to Americans) is that now at least 50% of Americans can find Egypt on the map…if they’re watching the right newscast, hurrumph!

    Glad you keep us uncomfortable with these updates…

    • February 9, 2011 at 11:34 pm

      Awww, roxie! I thought I was offering “enlightenment” rather than DISCOMFORT. LOL.
      Seriously, I just wish people would realize there’s a world BEYOND their own and stop with the thinking of “that’s just the way the world is”, because I really believe it could be a much better place for EVERYONE if we decided to make it so.

  3. Scent of my heart said,

    February 9, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    oh, this Egypt subject is a knife right in my blood type … Certainly Mubarak is not in crisis, and how come … when people there work 12 hours a day, months without day off for 500 Egyptian pounds= 100 dollars …what do you get first with these 100 dollars … You can’t even buy your bread for the month….

    • February 9, 2011 at 11:40 pm

      And then Suleiman says that the protests can’t continue because of the economic chaos they’re causing. Causing whom? The government–and um, cough, cough, other governments and corporations around the world? What irony when the common people have been experiencing economic crisis for decades. I wonder how much bread those gold painted chairs I keep seeing on the mainstream news interviews would buy a family.

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