posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 09:19 PM
By the way. Let's all get together on this cost of the program and where we are today.
Because it seems like some people don't like to hear less fortunate folks receiving anything for free.
Consider that there are good, decent hard working folks who never in their life expected a handout, and now with this horrible job vacuum they need
In addition, by gods grace and our generosity it is there to help them squeak through this rough patch.
Moreover, to quibble about the costs is purely insane.
I will tell you why.
In 2010, they (US) are planning to spend 136 BILLION dollars on this war in Iraq & Afghanistan.
Now consider the food stamp programs cost of $28 Million dollars; to help our friends and neighbors.
Every dollar they spend on goods goes directly into the local economy.
I have been recently more and more ashamed at the callousness that
has infected the hearts and minds of some Americans.
The numbers and sources.
Cost of War Project
Our govenrment is suppose to help our citizens!!
WAR (killing, death, and blood money for the elite.)
FOOD (Your neighbors, their kids, and keeping peace at home.)
BTW that works our to roughly .02 of 1 percent of the cost of the wars. (2010)
So by spending a scant 1% of the war funds we could increase the food program 50 times over.
(consider 1% of the war costs could pay for the program for FIFTY YEARS)
Not that we should, but I'm sure there are many other things we could do with that money.