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People who listen to and believe in this trash talk from the wealthy are out of touch or just plain ignorant.
It would be easier to put stamps on the few items not approved. Food stamps are not YOUR money, it's someone else's money. It should be treated as such.
Me? Personally? Well, I would order the cheapest thing and offer to share it with someone. Usually, restaurant meals are FAR too big for me to eat in one sitting. If no one else was there to share the plate, I would take it home and eat it the next day.
If you don't have money for food and I take you out to dinner, do you order the most expensive item on the menu, or keep it simple?
I always look for the cheaper items, always. I am not asking others to act in a manner I wouldn't act. If I ordered lobster I would feel like a complete prick, rightfully so.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
Question for any who believe that food stamp purchases should have a limit:
Does that inclination that your "tax dollars" give you a voice in how they are spent also extend to military spending?
Because certainly....I think the nearly $1 trillion spent every year on the military is FAR more wasteful than the steaks consumed by the nations poor.
For perspective, the nation spends about $80 billion a year on SNAP. That is barely 0.0615% of the annual national budget. For the life of me, I cannot figure why we are even talking about something that is less than 1/10th of 1% of the annual budget.
originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
a reply to: roadgravel
I think many of these attitudes come from lower socio-economic brackets. Not from the super-rich, or even middle-middle class.
originally posted by: roadgravel
a reply to: Aazadan
How does cutting someone pay check help them out? All it does is make them poorer.
For perspective, the nation spends about $80 billion a year on SNAP. That is barely 0.0615% of the annual national budget.
welfare abuse is a myth pushed by the elite so the angry of the middle class can be directed away from them and towards the poor. There was poster complaining about their 40% tax rate caused by welfare - they had no understanding of how little actually goes towards social services.
I still think this law was just another ploy to push this myth without supporting facts.
originally posted by: MonkeyFishFrog
a reply to: Daughter2
Couldn't agree with you more. Kansas spent $40,000 to fish out alleged drug abusers on their assistance programs. Out of the 4,000 tested, only 11 were positive. But let's villify people anyways.
originally posted by: babybunnies
Eventually, Republicans will end up deciding that FOOD shouldn't be bought on food stamps.
I really don't think the average person on food stamps is buying steak, they're figuring out how to get by on less than $20 a day.
originally posted by: Daughter2
originally posted by: LewsTherinThelamon
They honestly believe that poor people have the incentive to stay poor, and can't fathom why someone wouldn't try to acquire skills to better themselves.
You don't understand? Then you NEVER tried to educated yourself. Most poor are elderly, children or disabled people. For this group, there is no incentive to stay poor.
What you believe is not true.......For most people who benefit from foods stamps, they simply can not work.
It's a shame this false belief would cause you to harm the most defenseless of society.