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New American Food-Stamp Plantation is a SNAP

CarolinaSistah Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 2:47 PM
There are families who truly need the assistance that food stamps bring -- hard working people who work minimum wage jobs (plural) that barely make ends meet. I grow weary of the constant painting of all those who utilize food stamps as lazy, money-grabbing, good-for-nothings who live for government handouts. After my husband left me for another woman, I found that my job alone did not suffice for all expenses with two young children. I depended upon food stamps and Medicaid until I got to a place where I didn't need them. Have some compassion for those who truly need the help and don't have a sense of entitlement.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 7:11 PM
Private charity will care for the truly needy who are trying to get to a place where they can stand on their own feet.

If a government program to feed people has to exist it needs to provide only the most minimal basics -- rice, beans, cabbage, powdered milk, and canned tomatoes would suffice to ward off starvation and serious nutritional deficiencies.

As it is, the people who are leeching off my paycheck are eating better than I do and I have every right to resent that.
MG formerly minnesotagrandma Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 2:57 PM
I grow weary of the food stamp lifers. Yes, there are truly needy. People like yourself who were willing to work their way up. For every ONE of you I believe there are 5 of the lazy,moneygrabbing,good for nothings. I grew up surrounded by them. Not MY family. My dad wouldn't take a dime from them. Family passed the tradition down from generation to generation. A friend in SC mentored a family thru her chuch. They had a 1500.00 a month rent voucher. When they trashed the apartment and got evicted they lost their voucher. Oh wait! No they didn't. They just had to find another gullible landlord who would rent to them. The teen boy asked my friend why he should get an education. She said so he could get a job and support himself.
MG formerly minnesotagrandma Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 3:00 PM
He said why would he get a job? His sister was having another baby and her welfare would go up so they didn't need to work.
THESE are the people who really pist me(and others LIKE me)off!
Bood recommendation Marvil Olasky The Tragedy of American Compassion. History of the goverment getting involved "helping" people.
shubi_ Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 2:53 PM
I would rather have private compassion for the truly needy than having the government steal my money to maladministrate charity.

The House Agriculture Committee has reported out its version of a new farm bill that will cut $16.5 billion over 10 years from funding of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), once known as food stamps.

The cuts in the House bill exceed those in the Senate bill by $12 billion.

Sixteen-and-a-half billion dollars over a decade amount to a whopping 2 percent cut in SNAP program expenditures, which last year alone came to $78 billion. At a time when we are running trillion-dollar annual federal budget deficits, it's hard to see a 2 percent cut in any large spending program as...