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I bet you are much more caring and sympathetic than the posters that are sorta bashing you.
Nothing Grinds my gears more than seeing the person in front of me buying Brand Name Items with a Bridge card and on top of that seeing the cart full or nutritionally inferior food choices.
Seriously, you must know how bad the fraud is to date.
I get behind illegals, at the grocery store. They pull out cards, last person three!.
If you need the food, that is one thing, I would support a family if necessary; have.
How do I know they are illegal? stfu.
Oops...oh, there is thing called a "job"...go get one.
Its not like they are cutting it in half or anything. The cuts are actually a lot less per family than I had imagined.
They can make up for the loss by shopping smart, which is something they should be doing anyway.
edit on 2-11-2013 by daryllyn because: linkage
All the fs users I know just use the programme simply to subsidize their other lifestyle. Wanna get an X-Box or hair braids? No probs because govt will buy you lots and lots of overpriced tiny portions of junk food, or some nice steak or lobster.
I'm vegetarian. It's more expensive to eat, much moreso because of inefficient subsidized meat farming.
Plus, compare BMI between recipients and against non receipents, my guess is most don't need more fs, they need a diet and exercise.
Get people off Food Stamps by fixing the economy ...but even the Republicans have seemingly given up on that idea.
reply to post by Snarl
This has hurt real people. Real children. out know too many people that put human faces to the pain they've inflicted this time. Cruelty. Outright.
reply to post by daryllyn
Thanks, that’s good to know though I wonder what happens to the children whose mothers aren’t frugal and smart like you.
reply to post by Willtell
To me this is a double edge sword.
I don't think we would of need to cut the food stamp (SNAP) program if there were not so many free loaders (California Surfer comes to mind) misusing the system.
The SNAP program has its merits, but many fall downs as well, Like why are we using SNAP money to fund the National School Lunch program that many areas are dropping because of cost.
Why are we not looking at all those that come to this country get on Welfare, purchase goods and ship them back to were they originally came from (60 Minutes did a report on this in NY)
When my wife was working for the Dollar Tree, she seen people pull up in a brand new Escalade, get out dressed in their high end designer cloths, talking on their expensive phones, come in and buy items at the dollar tree and use a SNAP card, this just don't seem right at all, I think they can afford not to have it. like Maybe cut back on the luxury items
I understand Welfare, I grew up on it in the 60" & 70's, Family of 5 and no father, my mother would go to work but still need help. we never had that kind of stuff, but she managed.
What the Welfare program was is not the same as it is today, today its just a free hand out for everyone and that is the problem, those that really need the help are the ones that are getting hurt, those that are just free loaders are hurting the system.
I have seen too many people abuse the system, instead of complain about it lets do something about it, like I have done a few times. If you see or know of someone that is abusing the system use the link below.
Lets protect those that really need it and get those off of it that are just freeloaders
I can think of nothing worse than forcing people into hunger. If TPTB wanted it done right, they've certainly got the brainpower to have accomplished it. All they've managed to do is cause further division of We The People ... and that must've been the plan all along.
A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.
The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
1 From bondage to spiritual faith;
2 From spiritual faith to great courage;
3 From courage to liberty;
4 From liberty to abundance;
5 From abundance to complacency;
6 From complacency to apathy;
7 From apathy to dependence;
8 From dependence back into bondage.