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reply to post by FyreByrd
obesity affects the welfare demographic harder than anyone. Those kids could use a few forced weeks of low caloric intake. Plus the poor parenting of welfare/disability mommies and daddies is not the kind of parenting that these kids need anyway. We should cut support for them. Hunger is a great motivator.
Who cares what the person is buying?
Different people have different culinary skills.
This is sickening to me, all these people telling this person how to eat?
But these fine libertarian folk - are telling this person how to eat, spend his money.
Did anyone hear - DISABLED -
Isn't there any compassion left in the world.
reply to post by wantsome
What do you get, 25$ a week?
Seriously, what is your weekly income for the foodstamps alone?
I'm not condeming you on your choices of food, because growing up from a child, we had to live off of foodstamps and in government housing.
But, why, if you're on a strict budget (I don't see government funds set up to be used as personal indulgences), why would you buy cokes and pies? You're supposed to buy nutrition. That's what the funds are for. It's money to keep you alive and well, not to buy moonpies and soda water. Same thing with the EBT cards. I would think they're for paying bills like electricity and rent, not casino funds or club night.
I'm not picking on you. I'm just seeing an example of the problem here, even though it's small in your case, it's a very big picture problem. Substitute that 2$ of cokes, plus the 1$ olives and the 2-3$ pie and whatever else in there that isn't good for you and buy your meat. Potatoes have protien, as do all foods in some degree, but you can get stew meat, a 5lb bag of chicken or something akin to that with the money you saved on the foods that wont do anything for your body.
Smart shopping. I know it's tough, but it is very possible.edit on 17-11-2013 by StallionDuck because: (no reason given)
Obviously, proof of that would also require omniscience.
Though, its very, very telling that that is the direction you went with it.
For those who do not have money, their contribution to society (what YOU do with your money) is done in the more direct form of ingenuity (in some cases).
I am not able to just give out money,
and in fact, I think that attitude (what you call government theft) is working to create people who abuse the system,
and those who are too short-sighted to separate the wheat from the chaff. This division works into it all quite well, since people will more readily point fingers at others and NEVER offer a solution. Allowing the government to just do its thing.
Basically, it sounds like you want a free ride to complain without contributing anything whatsoever. That is not so different from the people you deride.
A better solution would be to equalize this to realize more forms of contribution than simply fiat money, which has no real value anyway. Alongside that, implement systems and technologies which actually encourage independence and self-sufficiency. (are you even reading these parts, or have you "red-zoned" by now?).
Dont worry, when I start to release new technologies, you will receive a special mention.
Youll be famous! Despite people like you telling me to "suck it up," and the government denying me any assistance (I am sure you are happy about that), I did it anyway. I did it to help everyone, including yourself, because not everyone thinks that everyone should be on their own, doomed to whatever existence life circumstances dictate.
Does the goverment subsidize your business
or do you perhaps get paid by the tea party fund?
Everything taken from your check does not go to the poor, needy, or disabled. You make it sound as if it does even when we all know you know better. Bringing up the mismanagement of your tax dollars in other ways is a perfectly reasonable argument.
Tithing to your church is not charity. Its giving to a church which I might add have become incorporated and don't have to pay any taxes at all. They don't teach compassion in church anymore?
Your real beef here IMHO isn't really about the poor or disabled its about the government taking money from you period. You narrow the argument to be difficult but the reasons its taken from you are not the point. Its the fact that anything is taken from you at all is my guess.
I would have to agree if this is the case. You are right to say they have no right to take a single penny from you. The IRS in my opinion is an illegal institution never ratified by any state. So go ahead and don't care about anyone but yourself and I hope you never have to walk in my shoes. I paid my taxes as well. I worked hard for my family as well. I busted my arse like a good little capitalist climbing the corporate ladder and when I was no longer an asset I was left high and dry. Where are my taxes now? The answer? Countless wars and into the pockets of puppeticians compliments of corporate personhood and money having a voice.['quote]
So, it is okay to steal for something, but not for another thing.
So the government continues to roundly bugger all of us from behind as we argue as to who fault it is. Brilliant!
I never blamed anyone except the Govt.
Why isn't it everyone's right to eat good healthy food?
It is their right to do so, if they have the means to do so on their own. Without first taking from me.