1 in 7 Americans on food stamps! A well-intended program that has spun out of control. Rampant abuse. Frees up money so recipients can buy cigarettes, booze, drugs. (Not all do this, but NONE should be able to.) Benefits sold for pennies on the dollar. Schools in Buffalo, NY sending food home with children! Why do we need food pantries? Obesity a HUGE (no pun intended) problem in America, yet libs claim that babies, children and granny will starve if a penny is cut from the problem. Kill SNAP and open soup kitchens. Then you'd see how many REALLY need assistance. Stop socialism! Keep COMPASSIONATE help for the truly needy.
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My granddaughter works 60 hours a week, has a husband who is currently unemployed and has been desperately trying to find work. They have two children. Their rent is over 800 per month, plus utilities. They were receiving some FStamps however because she started to work overtime to pay the rent - the FS stopped - so she had to decide to either not feed the kids or pay the rent. She fed her kids/family - now has no home. I am sure that those who are so full of grand ideas to stop FStamps would be the first in line if THEY needed them. Soup kitchens are great, but are you going to have one on every corner? What if you live 10 miles or more away and have no car? Get real and think.
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hmmm,gee stonewall, so if someone worked for 40 or more years at one of those service jobs that leaves the worker with a take home pay of say $275 a week with minimal, if any benefits, then gets disabled and only receives $800 or so, in SSDI, then if they are eligble & receive SNAP($200) benefits, you say they should NOT be allowed ANY BEER,WINE, or any TOBACCO! But rich, farmers?landowners receive millions in subsidies to NOT GROW ANYTHING, oil companies subsidies & tax rebates, $800 BILLION for VERY wealthy bankers who recklessly & greedily ruined the world economy, but the poor deserve nothing if they dare to have a beer and/or smoke?????
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Rush Limbaugh, the guy who was heavily using many doctors (with his BIG BUCKS) to supply him illegally, thousands of OXYCONTIN, gets charged but buys his way out, he talks like all snap recipients are getting more than $600 bucks worths and having a good time.. Well if one of those who qualify for snap, EVER did what he did, they would still be in PRISON eating 3 meals a days with free med care!!. Rush and others like him, who are paid millions MORE than they are worth think anyone who doesn't have enough money, just don't APPLY themselves! Bull, guys like him would just as soon grind up the poor, after they can not be exploited anymore by the rich into serving THEM, and feed the poor to their prized lions.
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Rush Limbaugh found a nitch and made a living. Just because he got rich doing so, like ever other lib, you hate him. Anyone in this country has the freedom and ability to do the same. Get up and strive for something, don't sit and whine!!
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justobserving, I don't hate anyone for getting rich, only those that EXPLOIT others and are above the law. Tell why it is acceptable for him to not face the same kind of punishment for ILLEGAL NARCOTICS than the other 90%??
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If we had a President that would lead and try to improve the economy rather than, heck I don't know what he actually does. Every time somethinmg happens, he says he doesn't know anything about it. He is either the biggest liar in the world, or has no idea what his his staff is doing, which makes him incompetent. The list is endless as to what he claims to be unaware of.
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Isn't taking away food benefits kind of like the "death panels" we keep hearing about? Rich white guys deciding who eats and who starves. Who lives and who dies. All of you "screw the poor" folks are simply cold blooded reptiles.
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Gary, then how would you describe those who are fully able-bodied, but LIE to get benefits, only to sell them for pennies on the dollar? IMHO, ALL public welfare recipients should NOT be eating steaks on the taxpayers' dime, should NOT be chatting on the newest I-phones while in line at WallyWorld. If ya don't like food kitchens, let's bring back the gov't surplus milk and cheese like in the 60s. "Cash" hand-outs are what's creating all the abuse. I agree with Archie and Edith: "Didn't need no Welfare state, everybody pulled his weight...Those were the days!" Too many on the gravy train now. Can't reverse the trend. Just ride the death-spiral down.
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$36.00 a month divided by 30 days equals $1.20 per day. If you really want to help the poor, fix the economy and create more jobs not more laws restricting business growth.
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If only we could have or bring back the economy of the 60's or even the 70's, then there would be so many more life sustaining jobs available and NOT be so many citizens who who love to find a job that paid a living wage.. Before things like "derivatives"
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