posted on Sep, 20 2013 @ 09:49 AM
This congresswoman has good perception. five bucks a day for someone who is in need is allowable. Stop the abuse of the program not cut the program.
I do see some people who are buying expensive foods with their food card, blowing their monthly allotment in less than two weeks. The next two weeks
they are eating macaroni and cheese or raman noodles. When they get a lot of money they go wild, being so broke all the time their consumer
conditioning kicks in and they have a hard time planning their menu. This problem of treating themselves is a problem. Not all people on the card do
this, but I do notice some that do.
Some people are good at living on less money, others aren't. Maybe having a training session with people on how to budget their food money would be
a good thing. The young can't comprehend that their financial state may not improve during the month. They can't fathom that unexpected expenses
can arise. Learning to budget everything is a necessity, but that interferes with consumerism. Big business would not like what I say I suppose,
this conflicts with their beliefs. I suppose many in the government are under the influence of big business so nothing like this will ever happen.
Learning suffrage is a part of maturing. Learning a little humility is a necessary part of our soul. Many people have never suffered or had
humility, they can not understand this concept of becoming a better person through these things. It doesn't mean we should leave people starve
though. Teach them to budget.
I knew people who would trade their food card benefits for cash. They do it with friends and relatives most times, saying they need the money for
medicines or bills. This happens a lot. Is it the fault of the person getting the food? They are trying to help out the person. Often this is just
a scam by the person to get drinking money or money for things they do not really need though, like a great cell phone package. This has to stop.
The trouble is that sometimes some people really need things occasionally, like needing the money for a higher than average light bill or to pay the
heat if it is cold. There is no clear line of good and bad here. Either way, the practice is illegal.
The government rarely prosecutes the people who are talked into doing this but does punish those who sell their benefits. They know a parent or
friend will sometimes help out when needed. There is often no clear proof of this, the person may use their card to buy food which they get
reimbursed for when they bring it over. This is done with the elderly a lot when they send people to the store, sometimes they don't even know their
kids/grandkids/friend is doing it. They give them cash for the cost of the bill, never looking if a card was used.