posted on Nov, 27 2004 @ 07:22 AM
I still think that it's the cost of living that is the problem...
These are the income guidelines for food stamps in my neck of the woods....I broke it down to hourly wage, so I wouldn't take these numbers as 100%
accurate, they have a strange way of breking down themselves, and I am not sure if I got that right. Besides these guidelines expires this past
sept. I believe.
sorry, didn't really care about anyone stupid enough to have 5 kids enough to work the chart out any farther. To me, these people should be the
first candidates for Bush's mental health evaluation....
Let's look at the average family where the mom is home looking after two small preschoolers while dad's at work.
He have to be making around $11.78 not to be eligible for free lunches at schools, food stamps, and well, maybe even wic. SO, if there are any hungry
kids in school unable to buy lunch or starving at home, from this familly dynamic, will, the parents must be either sitting on a few thousand dollars
in the bank, or they are just too lazy (or proud) to apply. It also means that anyone making less than this amount has help with their medical
It is more likely that any families of this size who are having problems eating are making more than the $11.78/hr...or maybe less with alot of
overtime. Which means, these people are not lazy, they aren't working small trivial jobs that even a monkey could do....
There is a major problem with this. It seems to me, that society is valuing the mimum or low wage worker, the "lazy" as the conservatives would
like to label them ABOVE these workers, paying for their healthcare, paying for their food, ect...but then telling the productive workers who are
making well over $11.00/hr to kiss off and go fly a kite! All the while, still taking their money to provide services and commodities to his
neighbors that he can no longer afford himself. It's not even close to being a just policiy!!!
And, well, it's a policy that seems to just push the cost of living up higher and higher, which means next years guidelines will be higher. Some of
those hungry will then be less hungry since they will then be qualified for assistances, but their will be new hungry people who will be earning even
higher wages, who these conservatives would be considering even less lazy if they actually took the time to think about it.
Think about it a second.....
$11.78/hr, how many jobs out there are paying less than that? Just how many positions in this country are being "subsidized" by the government's
social systems? And, well, isn't it also the business community, the rental property owners, the energy companies, the food industy, the healthcare
industry, that are also setting the costs for the basic necessities?
They wouldn't HAVE their labor needs met if it wasn't for the social programs, nor would they be able to reap so much profit from their goods!!
Their six figure incomes would drop overnight to a more realistic figure!!