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reply to post by Mikeyy
Call me an asshole I don't care what you think. Watching everybody else get everything free and handed to them would anger you also. Don't lie.
Originally posted by trika3000
i just kinda skimmed through the responses after page one, so forgive me if this has been brought up already. Americans need to realize Food Stamps, S.S. and other gov. benefits have been paid for BY US already, when you pay purchase tax, pay income taxes, have money taken from your checks etc.
Workmans comp. is insurance, as is unemployment comp. that you pay for as you work, key word is insurance; you wouldn't hesitate for an insurance company to pay for your car in an accident or your health insurance to cover an illness.
The problem is that politicians have gutted and ripped off these funds, which are/were there for all of us to use when needed. Some folks for some reason (through bad press and propaganda) forget that this is what taxes and the gov. taking from paychecks is what this is supposed to be paying for.
Of course there are those trying to beat the system, but off of gov. handouts? Get real. Those using the system for their personal gain ain't gaining much from food stamps. Mostly crack heads selling food stamp cards to local hustlers (who tend to be doing all sorts of things illegal, least of which is buying up food cards).
We are now entering or have entered a corporate feudal state. These corporate kingdoms keep us as serfs, indentured servants and peons. And to get the smallest of us to stay in line they use the next up on the ladder to push the others down. (Look up "Capos" from the nazi concentration camps.) Even though those on the next rungs up will never make it to the top and will forever be on the ladder with everyone else. This was a tactic used not only in Nazi concentration camps but also in the deep south where it was used in mining (and other industry) with whites against blacks. They (TPTB) have been pulling things like this for a long long time. Where i live is rural and very poverty sticken (i'm retired so i'm not so affected), and almost everyone is on SS disability or foodstamps (or both). Where are the JOBS that the GOP promised they would bring if they were put back into office in 2010? Where is the change Obama said he'd bring? You see they are "playing" us for fools and as long as we look at each other as lazy or the crimminals, they are right.
And for my GOP friends who claim Christianity i leave you with this - Mat. 25:34 to Mat. 25:44
And to my heathen brothers - it doesn't matter does itedit on 27-7-2011 by trika3000 because: (no reason given)edit on 27-7-2011 by trika3000 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by windword
When I was a young mother, newly on my own, in a new town, I was able to get foodstamps. It took a long time for them to set everything up, so, when I finally did get my foodstamps, it was a retroactive amount of 4 months.
We went shopping and stocked up on everything. Beans, rice, mayonaise and mustard, hamburger, tuna, etc. But, for that night, we were eating steak!
The cashier actually stopped ringing me up and yelled at me for buying high end meat, enough for 1 meal for 2! She called the manager over, holding up the line, saying she refused to ring up such &$%#@!
That was 30 years ago.