Comments on: Ben Affleck Will Live on $1.50 For A Day–And Here’s Why http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/04/ben-affleck-is-living-on-1-50-per-day-and-heres-why/ The latest Entertainment news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:22:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: steph http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/04/ben-affleck-is-living-on-1-50-per-day-and-heres-why/#comment-5267787 steph Fri, 10 May 2013 12:56:18 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=288976#comment-5267787 The economic situation of America is terrible. The fact that eating on $1.50 a day is what it takes to get attention just further illustrates this (Its difficult to eat healthy on $10 a day, but so many people do it for a lot less). And who cares about congress! They are not going to give up their cushy living, we are the ones that provide it for them. If you don't like what they are doing (or more correctly --what they are not doing) then you are the only ones with the power to change it! The same people who are eating on 1.50 a day are paying taxes which contribute to who shapes our government, its not the rich hand feeding them, its the poor hand feeding the rich! The economic situation of America is terrible. The fact that eating on $1.50 a day is what it takes to get attention just further illustrates this (Its difficult to eat healthy on $10 a day, but so many people do it for a lot less).

And who cares about congress! They are not going to give up their cushy living, we are the ones that provide it for them. If you don’t like what they are doing (or more correctly –what they are not doing) then you are the only ones with the power to change it!

The same people who are eating on 1.50 a day are paying taxes which contribute to who shapes our government, its not the rich hand feeding them, its the poor hand feeding the rich!

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By: Jen http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/04/ben-affleck-is-living-on-1-50-per-day-and-heres-why/#comment-5266138 Jen Thu, 09 May 2013 22:37:39 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=288976#comment-5266138 You people should do your research before you insult Ben. He supports over 40 different charities and causes. Are you really bashing him for being a successful person? Should he apologize for his success? Jealousy isn't attractive. Please refrain from posting your irrelevant comments next time. You people should do your research before you insult Ben. He supports over 40 different charities and causes. Are you really bashing him for being a successful person? Should he apologize for his success? Jealousy isn’t attractive. Please refrain from posting your irrelevant comments next time.

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By: Debbie http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/04/ben-affleck-is-living-on-1-50-per-day-and-heres-why/#comment-5233841 Debbie Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:20:44 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=288976#comment-5233841 Ben Affleck insults every senior citizen and disabled person on social security who is struggling to find money for food each day. Insurance companies run "news" fraud stories to make the public believe that everyone on disability is a fraud. They collect the premiums and then don't want to pay. As a result, the disabled only have social security to live on. Americans are going hungry here, Ben. Is the Congo just more glamorous? Ben Affleck insults every senior citizen and disabled person on social security who is struggling to find money for food each day. Insurance companies run “news” fraud stories to make the public believe that everyone on disability is a fraud. They collect the premiums and then don’t want to pay. As a result, the disabled only have social security to live on.
Americans are going hungry here, Ben. Is the Congo just more glamorous?

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By: Sandy http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/04/ben-affleck-is-living-on-1-50-per-day-and-heres-why/#comment-5233535 Sandy Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:46:25 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=288976#comment-5233535 I applaud the concept of bringing awareness to poverty (overseas or in the US) but $1.50 per day goes a lot farther in third world countries than it does here. You can buy rice, lentils/beans, vegetables, milk and eggs quite easily on $1.50 per day in those economies. Rent, utilities and extras like cell phones become considerably more difficult to manage. I lived 2 years overseas as a Peace Corps volunteer on a budget of a few dollars per day and saw how difficult the locals lives were. Maybe the stars should actually go live in one of the countries for their experimental week to truly experience the poverty, rather than inaccurately trying to live off that dollar amount here in the US. A good idea, but not a good comparison. I applaud the concept of bringing awareness to poverty (overseas or in the US) but $1.50 per day goes a lot farther in third world countries than it does here. You can buy rice, lentils/beans, vegetables, milk and eggs quite easily on $1.50 per day in those economies. Rent, utilities and extras like cell phones become considerably more difficult to manage. I lived 2 years overseas as a Peace Corps volunteer on a budget of a few dollars per day and saw how difficult the locals lives were. Maybe the stars should actually go live in one of the countries for their experimental week to truly experience the poverty, rather than inaccurately trying to live off that dollar amount here in the US. A good idea, but not a good comparison.

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By: Jeff http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/04/ben-affleck-is-living-on-1-50-per-day-and-heres-why/#comment-5231608 Jeff Sun, 28 Apr 2013 18:01:07 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=288976#comment-5231608 One beer will send him over the top. He drinks more than one beer daily. One beer will send him over the top. He drinks more than one beer daily.

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By: kate http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/04/ben-affleck-is-living-on-1-50-per-day-and-heres-why/#comment-5230026 kate Sun, 28 Apr 2013 00:36:59 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=288976#comment-5230026 how about these celebrities start supporting MADE IN THE USA, our kids going hungrey here, right in our own back yard! This country built their careers, yet they got to foreign countries to be do gooders!! Wake up America and support the land of the free and the home of the brave! how about these celebrities start supporting MADE IN THE USA, our kids going hungrey here, right in our own back yard! This country built their careers, yet they got to foreign countries to be do gooders!! Wake up America and support the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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By: KS http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/04/ben-affleck-is-living-on-1-50-per-day-and-heres-why/#comment-5226812 KS Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:13:48 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=288976#comment-5226812 The whole gesture is symbolic in nature. No one in these countries would be able to participate if they were living on $1.50 a day. Everyone calm down, and do it yourself. The whole gesture is symbolic in nature. No one in these countries would be able to participate if they were living on $1.50 a day. Everyone calm down, and do it yourself.

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By: Scotty http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/04/ben-affleck-is-living-on-1-50-per-day-and-heres-why/#comment-5223794 Scotty Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:30:40 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=288976#comment-5223794 Ben misses an important fact: That's $1.50 per day FOR EVERYTHING. In his elite egalitarian world, $1.50 for a meal is a colossal sacrifice. I maintain one can eat pretty well, and organically, by employing some prudent nutrition measures. His stunt is just another misguided do-good Hollywood stunt. Ben misses an important fact: That’s $1.50 per day FOR EVERYTHING. In his elite egalitarian world, $1.50 for a meal is a colossal sacrifice. I maintain one can eat pretty well, and organically, by employing some prudent nutrition measures. His stunt is just another misguided do-good Hollywood stunt.

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By: Salt Lake Tom http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/04/ben-affleck-is-living-on-1-50-per-day-and-heres-why/#comment-5223299 Salt Lake Tom Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:06:25 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=288976#comment-5223299 I burn more than $1.50 in gas just driving each way to work and back home, so no, this won't work for me. If you're talking about spending only $1.50 a day on FOOD, than I can do it. You see, there's these things call "cup-o-soup" that cost about $.29 each. I did that all through college, and I still occaisionally do it to save money. After 5 days of "living below the line", Ben will go back to his mansion, and his reputation as a do-gooder will be intact. I burn more than $1.50 in gas just driving each way to work and back home, so no, this won’t work for me. If you’re talking about spending only $1.50 a day on FOOD, than I can do it. You see, there’s these things call “cup-o-soup” that cost about $.29 each. I did that all through college, and I still occaisionally do it to save money. After 5 days of “living below the line”, Ben will go back to his mansion, and his reputation as a do-gooder will be intact.

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By: David http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/04/ben-affleck-is-living-on-1-50-per-day-and-heres-why/#comment-5223166 David Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:22:43 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/?p=288976#comment-5223166 What a pompous A??!!!! My comment to ALL others, try simply boycotting little Bennies work and then see if a dent is pocketbook changes his perspective. This is the elite mentality to is driving this country to RUIN. Once the populous vaults them to stardom by simply being entertain, they suddenly feel that they are elevated to higher higher intellect and began to preach back down. If you dont agree wth him DONT SUPPORT HIM. Just like your Congressman. How many out there have continued to vote the same candidate in for over 40 years (Arizona...McCain, Mass...Kerry) Change discussion by standing firm. Bottom line....what a POMPOUS A?? !!!! What a pompous A??!!!! My comment to ALL others, try simply boycotting little Bennies work and then see if a dent is pocketbook changes his perspective. This is the elite mentality to is driving this country to RUIN. Once the populous vaults them to stardom by simply being entertain, they suddenly feel that they are elevated to higher higher intellect and began to preach back down. If you dont agree wth him DONT SUPPORT HIM. Just like your Congressman. How many out there have continued to vote the same candidate in for over 40 years (Arizona…McCain, Mass…Kerry) Change discussion by standing firm. Bottom line….what a POMPOUS A?? !!!!

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