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Sad: More Americans Than Ever Use Food Stamps for Thanksgiving

Gail104 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 11:21 PM
There's nothing wrong with food stamps as long as they are used to get through a temporary situation and that can happen to anybody. They shouldn't be used as a permanent lifestyle.
HarryReidWhiteAndBlue Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 11:25 PM
But when the jobs are gone for good, then all the bets are off.
Gail104 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 11:34 PM
Then you do any kind of a job until something better comes your way. When my father's workplace went on strike in the early 1960s, he worked as a janitor in a factory on the graveyard shift until the strike ended months later. My father figured that was how a real man did things. He saw govt assistance as a sign of weakness.
oldervoter68 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 12:20 AM
Seems like buggy whip makers adapted the the turn of the 19th century (and buggy makers also). In a dynamic economy, jobs will come, jobs will go. Those that adapt will thrive, those that don't, well............. (Is it really up to the adapters to provide for the non-adapters forever?)
Gail104 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 1:02 AM
My father was a foreman in a CT factory. When the factory shut down in 1987, my father took a job with the local govt as a public works employee. He worked there as a library custodian until he died in 2003. He was 80. He didn't need the money. He just didn't want to collect Medicare. He was the only applicant for that job, BTW.
MudontheTires Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 1:45 AM
"But when the jobs are gone for good, then all the bets are off."

Then why don't you progs quit driving jobs out of America wqith your socialistic stupidities.
Dot32 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 7:26 PM
So true! Your father was a real man. Too many these days feel no responsibility because the government has stepped in to provide the money. Of course, the government cannot provide the good example of a working, functional family...hence the generational cycle we see.

Just another one of the myriad blessings many of us can be grateful for this Thursday: a Thanksgiving turkey. A new study from the Sunlight Foundation indicates that, thanks to economic hardship, more Americans than ever will be forced to set their Thanksgiving tables using food stamps -- hardly a budget that allows for an opulant feast on a day centered around dinner.

The Food Stamp Challenge, which challenges higher-income families to live as if they are on food stamps, estimates that a person on food stamps has a budget of about $1.25 per meal. In other...