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Originally posted by Destinyone
I don't know of any solution. I do know, retirement for me, is a dream of the past. I'll be working until the day I die.
So much of my savings have been eaten by higher property taxes, new county taxes that seem to pop up like weeds.
Originally posted by jplaysguitar
so des people have WIC Checks in your state for fifty dollars??
and you do relize that some recipients of food stamps have a cash portian that can be spent on ANYTHING right?
i understand your bitter about all the taxes you pay sheesh i feel same way it never ends
but dont take it out on people just trying suport a local vender. im shur your soaps are of higer quality and probly are more of a value than something from say dollar stors.
thay(gov.) are gonna take our money regardles whos on assistance ya know
and most people who recive food stamps welfare wic have all paid or will at some point pay into our system
Originally posted by buddhasystem
I heard a program on NPR this morning, and the text and audio are available at this link.
I have to say I'm glad that food banks are there to help people in need, and although I myself never used them, at some points in my life I had to make do with extremely limited resources. Which brings me to the phrase in the article that ticked me off: apparently, serving a lunch to your kid is a burden. Well duh. So is parenthood in general.
I'm a father and I've cooked for my kids on many occasions. If one doesn't have much money, is it still a financially mortal blow to cook some beans and rice? A baked potato with a dollop of sour cream? Lettuce and tomato salad for a 8 year old? A two-egg omelette? Maybe it'll run you a whopping 40 cents.
I really don't get it. One drives to a food bank to collect food, burning a non-trivial amount of money as gasoline. At the same time, they have trouble spending a few pennies and a few minutes of their time to feed the kid.
What's wrong with this picture?
edit on 9-8-2012 by buddhasystem because: (no reason given)
Now, when someone on assistance for food for their family is out shopping, and they try to buy the products I make to sell, so I can support MYSELF, and keep PAYING TAXES, and they want to spend OUR TAXES on luxury soaps I make, starting at $5.00 per bar, and going up from there....well...it chaps my A$$.
Originally posted by geobro
wow free cars for people on benefits & free cell phones too & they call the uk a nanny state .a lot of working people over the pond cannot afford to drive gas is $10 a gallon $4 for a 2 mile bus trip god bless america
Originally posted by phroziac
i used to go to the foodbank. i had a car. The foodbanks around here would give you quite a decent amount of food if you told them you were a family. What really burned me up is for a while my parents were going...and my dad always wanted us go bring him a freakin moolatte from dairy queen wtf?
But when i really needed it, it was just me. The church was on the same block and i lived at a downtown apartment with no parking, and the road didnt actually go all the way to the church, but the sidewalk did. Woulda been farther to walk to get my car than go to the food bank.
Welfare gives people free cars here as long as they can flunk an iq test.
Lots of people that dont need the food go. It really pisses me off. my ex used to all the time.
Originally posted by DeadSeraph
I highly suspect you have never had to go to a foodbank.
You sir, are an ignorant SOB
with no idea what poverty is like
Originally posted by DeadSeraph
And for the record, people DONATE to the food bank, so it's no skin off your back. I got judged just for being there, got handed some corn and told to find a job (despite having one and needing something to eat until my first pay check).
If ATS is about denying ignorance, this thread should be nuked.
Originally posted by shells4u
As far as Im concerned if the US can shell out $2.8billion for some pictures of rocks on Mars then I say ALL food should be free everywhere for everyone...This probably sounds like a rant but it is what it is...