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originally posted by: wantsome
I get it some of you think that everyone on food assistance is buying lobsters and steak. The reality is most people on food assistance need this program to survive.
originally posted by: peter_kandra
a reply to: wantsome
I think the concern is over soda and other cheap foods being considered junk foods, which can lead to obesity and other health issues which are then more expensive to treat. My 16 year old son drinks about a gallon of milk a week. I live in a suburb north of Atlanta, and can typically find it for $2 something at Publix or Krogers.
originally posted by: lordcomac
this "basic income" thought is great right up until you realize how it would be implemented... it's just a gateway to straight up communism where you're forced to work for your share. Honestly that's probably a better deal than we've got going now where everyone who does work gets shafted trying to earn enough money to live- but at least now you have the choice to not work and starve.
originally posted by: bender151
a reply to: luthier
Actually, you can. You see, it isn't THEIR money. At no point is it THEIR money. So, they don't get to spend it however they like. They can't buy McDonald's with it either.