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Douglas Greenaway, president of the National WIC Association, echoed that sentiment. "Removing choice from SNAP flies in the face of encouraging personal responsibility," he said.
originally posted by: olaru12
There is still an active commodity food program in the US.
My neighbor buys the almost out of date commodities for penny's on the dollar and feeds it to his pigs.
Most of the perfectly good "out of date" food is taken to the dump.
Your tax dollars at work.
originally posted by: Raxoxane
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
You know what Real misery is?? What i see in my country,people who have no safety net like SNAP,having to eke out a living from the corn they can plant in their backyards next to their shacks. People whose kids have it far worse than those of American kids whose parents are on SNAP. You wanna think someone is a selfish prick for pointing out that if you have Nothing,No job and income,you should be bloody grateful for what you get on SNAP?? Then think that. All it says to me is that some people are ungrateful,entitled pricks who have NO idea what REAL misery and suffering and hunger is.
originally posted by: uninspired
a reply to: tribal
The problem is...and I've seen this first hand, people get these benefits then eat better than hard working Americans. My friend had food stamps or whatever, and like someone above me said he would buy lobster and premium steaks, on top of that paid 0 for health care and got other assistance. Sounds all well and good, but when you add up all the benefits these people get they are making significantly more than folks who don't qualify...so then they are sitting there struggling to get by PAYING taxes, and watching people live better than they are off the sweat of their backs.
Now things in life happen...and it's nice to have a safety net in place. But if you can't afford kids, you (and by you I don't mean you, just a general you) shouldn't have them. Then alot of these people pop out more kids so that they are entitled to more benefits. So I say good, you get what you get.
Not a simple issue, but I think this is a step in the right direction.