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Sad: More Americans Than Ever Use Food Stamps for Thanksgiving

Steve of CA Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 10:40 PM
I am surprised a Townhall column would express compassion for food stamp recipients, as opposed to declaring these people are "living on the plantation" and should get off government aid. Good for you, Kate.
Kepha Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 7:42 AM
Steve, a lot of people who read Townhall give out of their own pockets, unlike d-rats who cry rivers of tears over the poor and downtrodden, and decide to tax "compassion" out of their neighbors--and create programs in which a huge chunk of the money is used to pay bloated staffs.
annfan_777 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 11:37 PM
An oversight, I'm sure. Let me go ahead and get it on the record that these people are living on the plantation and should get off government aid, because they are and they should.
Petrus64 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 10:53 PM
Do you think that EBT* should be a free-for-all, including McDs and all junk food? It used to have restrictions. Shouldn't there be limits, say via the 'food pyramid', for what can be bought?

If all the fast food places providing non nutritional 'food' have access to the EBT system, isn't that corporate welfare also?
Petrus64 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 10:55 PM
EBT is the right term. It's a credit card run by Citi. Electronic Benefits Card...

btw, that system went down in ten states on Friday for half a day. Still out on Sunday for six of them...

Imagine the Food Riots that could take place it all went down for 3 days? 47 million people are hooked on the Govt.
LoneGunman2 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 12:12 AM
But don't feed the bears in the National Parks because they will become dependent on humans and not learn to fend for themselves!!
Steve of CA Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 5:58 AM
"Do you think that EBT* should be a free-for-all, including McDs and all junk food?" No.
"It used to have restrictions. Shouldn't there be limits, say via the 'food pyramid', for what can be bought? " Yes.

"If all the fast food places providing non nutritional 'food' have access to the EBT system, isn't that corporate welfare also?" Fast food is not necessarily non-nutritional
Dot32 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 7:30 PM

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...