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Sad: More Americans Than Ever Use Food Stamps for Thanksgiving

HarryReidWhiteAndBlue Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 9:25 PM
For a lot of the long term unemployed, their work is done. Their use of EBT, WIC, Medicaid, HUD housing and other resources will be a permanent condition, you see.
HarryReidWhiteAndBlue Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 9:31 PM
..and they will remember who helped them, and who wanted to kick them when they were down. They will remember this at election time.
Dot32 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 9:44 PM
The problem is who helped...who kicked them when they were down. HELPING should be a long-term thing. A short-term good with a long-term negative is the wrong answer EVERY time! As a teacher, I have to think of this in school...when thinking of how best to help a student I have to think of the long term. If I dumb-down a test to get them to pass, if I do work for them, or if I make something so simple they are devalued as learners, I am NOT helping. I am procuring a short-term good (the kids is now passing), but I am fanning the flames of a long-term problem. I am not teaching the child anything except someone else will ride to his or her rescue. Sometimes, I have to put up with tears, baseless accusations of me not caring, and
mary anne24 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 9:47 PM
You hypocrites are so generous with everybody else's money.

You are just too blind to speak with....Isn't it better to create a climate where they can find jobs and work? Trust me, deep down they want to be self sufficient . You are robbing people of their dignity so that yours can stay in power.

Want to know who they'll remember?? You fools.
Dot32 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 9:48 PM
obdurate children. But, I care, so I have to dig in, and I have to keep expectations high while providing the scaffolding the student needs to get over whatever learning hurdle he or she is facing. This is short-term pain but long-term gain, and that is what anyone who truly cares will do. Caring means doing the hard things because the long-term is more important. Every important decision (in child-rearing and truly serious matters...not what I am going to eat for dinner...although maybe I should think of that) I have to make comes with the the short-term gain going to lead to a long term gain? If not...I don't do it! My kids will tell you, they hated it growing up, but now they are thankful.
MudontheTires Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 3:54 AM
"This is short-term pain but long-term gain"

You mean like you progs teaching people to spend their entire lives on welfare?

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...