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buying fancy food on stamps is abusing it
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
$2.46 a year. That is what is being quibbled over here. Ironically, the amount of money you would save from all those deadbeats buying lobsters wouldn't be enough to buy even a frozen lobster tail.
I am as frothing at the mouth libertarian as you can get. Like i said...get rid of the entire entitlement system if you wish...we will figure it out one way or another. But if we are going to send money to fund warlords in Africa and the Middle East, can we not at least spend $2.46 a year to try to keep starvation from happening at home? Sure...it might get abused by some. But its only $2.46 a year....i lose that in my sofa. Heck, if it'd make you feel any more "whole" financially, I'd send you a money order for $2.46 to cover 2015.
Americans spend $80 billion each year financing food stamps for the poor, but the country has no idea where or how the money is spent.
Food stamps can be spent on goods ranging from candy to steak and are accepted at retailers from gas stations that primarily sell potato chips to fried-chicken restaurants. And as the amount spent on food stamps has more than doubled in recent years, the amount of food stamps laundered into cash has increased dramatically, government statistics show.
But the government won’t say which stores are doing the most business in food stamps, and even it doesn't know what kinds of food those taxpayer dollars buy.
originally posted by: Xtrozero
What the hell does that mean? As an individual what commercial capability did I have, or you have?
Thanks for proving my point that people will live the lowest level if free living (no matter how crappy it is) is offered...
I rest my case on your point.
Ah..the silver spoon theory... I think my spoon was make of wood...
Why do I make 200k a year and I didn't complete my BA until 30 years after high school?
Are you willing to move anywhere for the job? Sounds like your not due to you suggest that you live in a high risk area.
There is no thing as luck... Only the ignorant think that there is...
Luck is actually having all the needed requirements to get your feet in the door, then it is all skill and capabilities.
I manage about 40 people, I cut no one a break, I treat all the same, but some make it to management...
Most of what you talk about start life with poor life choices and end life with poor life choices...you can not get ahead with poor life choices...it is hard already when you make the right choices...
This is typically called the young that are low skill and under educated... As you gain skill/education you should do better...
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: BuzzyWigs
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.
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: macman
Yes, this "social contract" you speak of.
Can I see this document?
Also, you do realize that I am for States rights. State taxes, State initiated programs fall within the confines of the Countries construction.