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It's not your money as soon as it gets taken out in taxes. Sorry. It doesn't belong to you anymore.
Believe me, if that was the case you wouldn't have gotten my tax money to go kill people in the military.
There are plenty of hard working democrats and republicans who struggle to make ends meet without enrolling in the SNAP program regardless of how much the Federal govt. wants people to enroll.
Some hard workers are too proud to enroll and end up working three jobs just to put food on the table.
Then they go to the grocery store and get in line behind a customer with a buggy full of name brand items, body covered in expensive ink and talking on the latest i-phone/Obamaphone. Then they whip out their SNAP card to pay all to the dismay of the hard worker with a cart full of generics and a wallet light on cash in line behind them in line.
SNAP has become a way of life for people and its intent to cast a life line to those in need is long gone.
When food stamps were actually torn out of a little book of scrip people used to sell them for half the value to get cash in order to buy alcohol and cigarettes...
This woman was trying to buck the system by yelling the loudest. Common problem these days. I'm surprised that she failed to film herself...
Originally posted by RobinB022
reply to post by NavyDoc
The food stamp program is supposed to prevent starvation and malnutrition. Using it to buy junk food or luxuries is against the principle of the program. When I hit hard times, I ate rice and beans. She should do the same. One might suggest that her poor decision making process is one of the reasons she is in a hard spot in the first place.
Might be against the principle, but obviously is not against the choice, otherwise those items wouldn't be permitted under the guidelines. Why should she choose to eat rice & beans just because you chose to eat those items. Isn't that the same as her saying that you should choose to do what she does.. neither would be right, as even those who recieve these entitlements are still permitted their own freedoms of choice. Those rights aren't handed in simply because a person is collecting something from the state.
Perhaps some of her decisions have helped her to be where she is, maybe not. In any event I'm pretty sure that she would rather have functioning kidneys and the independance to not have the need to rely on Gov't. programs. She does qualify though, and should still be treated with dignity in the grocery store.
Third point: she is entitled to nothing. We, as a good-hearted nation, do not want to see anyone starve so we have elected to help people in need out, but it is an act of charity. She is not entitled to this charity.
She most certainly is entitled to the food stamp program, as it is not a charity, but an entitlement to those who are eligible to recieve.
Some of the same people who in other threads call these programs an entitlement, as if it's a filthy thing, but suddenly it's charity if you want to clarify that she isn't entitled
So funny. You call it an entitlement program, but whenever I do I'm what what.. I have an "entitlement mentality."
And you damn sure will tell me what I can buy? Try to. I'm not arrogant, I just haven't lost my self respect and dignity when I lost the use of my feet. I don't feel entitled, but obviously [under the program] I am. I'm entitled to collect my disability, I'm entitled to live in dignity and have respect for myself & others.
I would never dream of sitting at my computer and judging a person/s or telling them the things that you just said to me. But make no mistake-I can handle it, I've been told much worse by much better.
Again, if you don’t like it than get a JOB!
…Then you would have gotten your butt kicked here at home. You should be thankful some people care more about their country than themselves and their handouts.
If you don't like it then move to a 3rd world country where there are no social programs and people are starving to death tough guy.
if you cared about the country you wouldn't have joined the current globalist military that mostly serves the military industrial complex and not the interests of the USA.
But anyways, it's crazy that a store manager acts all uppity. It's not like he's working at a Sachs Fifth Avenue store. It's KROGER.
What does any of this rant have to do with the topic?
What’s even crazier is that the OP called him and elitist!!!
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by NavyDoc
And that is exactly the mentality that realspoke was referring too.
Yet you got your frilly panties in a bunch when he pointed it out. She is on disability. Guess what, people get sick and can't work.
"A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Ghandi
Some people are entitled to assistance but that assistance comes with RULES.
Spare me your phony indignation…..if you can dish it out than you should be able to take it.
Try to buy booze with food stamps and see what happens.
Anyone can be an elitist, like yourself. You feel you are better than other people because you served in the military.
You also feel you're better than people on food stamps, and that you should have the power to tell them what they can and cannot buy.
Alcoholic beverages, tobacco and hot ready to eat foods can not be bought with food stamps. You may not purchase canning jars, pet food or household items with food stamps.
And she was following the rules.
It isn't phony, and I can take it.
I don't collect food stamps, but even if I did, I don't drink. You're just way off point here and seem like you want to argue..I have no desire to do that. Nobody is saying anything about drinking or not following rules. I certainly never said as much.
Why should she choose to eat rice & beans just because you chose to eat those items. Isn't that the same as her saying that you should choose to do what she does.. neither would be right, as even those who recieve these entitlements are still permitted their own freedoms of choice. Those rights aren't handed in simply because a person is collecting something from the state.
One is not entitled to the earnings of another. Simple.