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  • #7
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    I wouldn't say all or even most are lazy. There are definitely throngs of system-soakers on the program, but the economy IS in the dumps. I think we can audit the day lights out if this and other programs to reduce those numbers. Just taking the dead off the rolls will save millions.
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    That's somewhat of a generalization. The real reason is because of the lack of job creation from our president.
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    Along with the handout, it does discourage people from pursuing jobs if that was the point you were trying to make
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    Not true... Most food stamp recipients are children or elderly. Many are disabled. 8 in 10 have a job, but it doesn't cover the basic necessities. Your rhetoric is old and outdated, and has been proven wrong...
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    @DogLady_1 In 1992, 3.5 million people were on disability. Now in 2012, we have 8.8 million people on it. That should be a sign that people are abusing the system and the system must be changed.
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  • #6
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    I personally would prefer to err on the side of caution than watch people starve. But I also believe that social programs like food stamps should be more equally balanced with economic programs that would help people help themselves.
  • #101
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    No more "programs" are needed. Just tell your so-called "job creators" to actually start creating some damn jobs, then fewer people will need to "be on food stamps". This ain't rocket science...Just put people back to work....then you don't have to worry about having to contribute a few pennies so that families won't starve....Nobody really wants anyone else's help...All those "people on food stamps" want is a good job---Is that so hard to understand?
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    @Sonny

    Yes, we do need more jobs. Now if someone could convey the message to Obama that the jobs are needed here in America and not China.....But in the mean time.
    Contrary to popular belief, many of those poor people do have jobs, some even work two jobs. I expect you don't understand the concept of trying to raise children on a Mc Donald's income? The solution is more than just more jobs that put more profit in the hands of wealthy business owners, or more monetary gifts that do the same. These social programs help but are very short sighted.
    There is a saying: "If you give a man a fish he will eat for the day, but if you teach a man to fish he will never go hungry "
    The first part is the social programs like foodstamps and medical care, and the second part is education and jobs. Both important but there is still one element missing. A place to fish!
    This where the economic programs come in.
    Better schools, employment services, business opportunities, and community services.
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    @hwyangel Tell that to your so-called precious "job creators"...not Obama. Yes poor people do have jobs. Everybody knows that. The problem is that they often don't make enough to survive..thus, the reason for foodstamps.----And please don't bore me with your "old sayings"...people need to eat and survive, not be preached down to by you and your side.
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    @Sonny

    I'm not sure what "side" your talking about. I was neither for Obama or Mitt. I can only assume that by "Job Creators" you are referring to Obama? This is Obama's economy we are living in right now. After four years of Obama's presidency it would be beyond reasonable, if not delusional to blame anyone else at this late date.
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    @hwyangel I already told you who the so-called "job creators" are. And its not any pres. of the us...YOUR side always says that...I can't believe you don't know this, but I am not too surprised. Your side rarely ever knows any facts, just more steretyping and BS is all you and your side is good for.
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    Because the American industrial base has been nearly gutted. Because corporate shareholders want ever higher profits while the consumer wants ever cheaper goods.
    Because BOTH Reps and Dems removed the roadblocks that allowed the robber barons on Wall St to screw an entire nation.
    I think the question SHOULD be, why are 47 million Americans on food stamps when America has billions of dollars to give to the Wall St robber barons?
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    Yeah, too many people ARE on food stamps.
    AND it's a sad commentary on our lopsided, top heavy, GREEDY capitalism, unregulated, unforgivng, inhuman! It's because labor wages are ions behind the the cost of living. That gap continues to widen and if the greedy have to pay higher taxes to compensate for those foodstamps subsidizing the working poor, then it's justice.
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    I know some of these people, they don't want to work, they would have to get a job making $15 an hour just to equal their free housing and food stamps and other entitlements, I know of 3 that make more money than I do by selling dope but are supported by my taxes,.. They all voted for Obama and can't quit smiling since the election! 4 more years; the party never ends!!!
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    Sounds to me like a good argument for legalizing pot... let entrepreneurs sell what they are good at selling... then they will pay taxes, and eliminate the need for gangs to control territory. Less policing of neighborhoods would also save money... Fewer incarcerations of people whose only crime was selling a weed in a bag... Fewer people lost in addiction because they won't be afraid to ask for help... Sounds like a win-win to me!
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    Just because those are the type of people you know doesn't mean the majority of people on food stamps do not need the food stamps. Just because you know people who sell illegal drugs that you say are supported by your taxes, does not mean most people on food stamps are. Instead of taking away food stamps from everyone why don't you tell these people you will report them? Why do you instead prefer taking food from the mouths of hungry families. Do you consume or take drugs with these people? Are you complicit in there behavior?
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    So....you know some people who are selling drugs and on welfare and food stamps? How do you know these people well enough to know that is going on? If you know that is going on then why not turn them in? Something about your story smells fishy.....
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    @DogLady_1
    I totally agree with you about weed, I was pointing out that these people are just as capable of working as I am but why would they want too? It's all they've ever known! One of them did get a job but found out she was going to lose her housing so quit
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    It isn't a problem that 47 million people are on food stamps. The problem is 47 million people think food stamps is an ok lifestyle. Drug test them all, prove they are a legal us citizen, provide a some form of valid identification and a thorough investigation into their claims as a need.
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    I meant to put YES sorry... It is the bush fault and the sad sack cheney that wasted our money. If WE had not have sold out and sent our jobs to other lands we might not be in this situation. Let's borrow anothe few billion from china... Why don't we start by rebuilding america and fixing our falling down systems; electrical, railroads, highways etc... That would put a few of us back to work.
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    Yes I think there's to many people on food stamps BUT Its not bc Obama is granting everyone who asks food stamps bc that's not true millions of people get denied everyday...the economy sucks and that's not bc of obamas policy's either yea of course if Obama let Wall Street and banks run freely and do what ever they wanted the economy would probley being doing better BUT if you want more shit like what happend in 08 to keep happening then that's your own stupidity....PEOPLE who say people on welfare are lazy and looking for handouts are incredibly STUPID people that are on food stamps aren't on them bc they want to be most people on food stamps work multiple jobs trying to make do and they still come up short contrary to popular belief people on food stamps aren't living the high life bc that's simple not the case their defiantly not eating name brand foods that's for sure everything's generics brands of generics yes there is a lot of abuse of the the welfare system and something needs to be done about that but the way IDIOTS demonize people who are unfortunate and have to have a check from the gov just to survive (its not a blank check) bc there defiantly NOT thriveing is sicking and I truly hope one day those same asses who talk crap about welfare recipients lose their jobs and then their homes and cars and everything else...I hope they lose everything and can't provide for their children I hope they have to watch their kids go to bed hungrey every night and MOST OF ALL I hope they get denied welfare....and then see how quickly their attitudes change
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    @Cool_voter and red states are welfare states....they criticize welfare then turn around and cash their checks
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    @KyleMFb red states are missing something as well. Non religious bound sex Ed classes. Guess what they do have?
    Higher non married birthrates...
    Whoops!
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    @Cool_voter also a way higher rate of incest and more upstanding pillars of the community in the red states get arrested for touching little boys and girls
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    Evidently, Obama offered free food stamps to everyone in the world who comes to America to vote for him and the liberal Democrats Senators and Congressmen. Obama put advertisements in Mexico and offered free checks for anyone who crosses the border knowing that everyone that gets food stamps is Obama voter and integral part of the Democratic party base of Blacks, Hispanic and Asians regardless if he is illegal and is not eligible to vote. The use of the hard earned money of White conservatives was used by the Obama regime to bribe voters and buy their vote which is against the American constitution. This extends the liberal Democratic Party base with more than 60 million people including 'willingly disable' and willingly unemployed that will not take a job because they get monthly free checks, free phone and other benefits from Obama for their lifetime which is much more than the hard-working blue collar conservative Americans make. The Obama regime was able to buy his power for life as Obama will use the food stampers for a third and fourth term in the White House while GOP congressmen and Senators losers will keep silence.
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    My understanding is that he is funneling arms to these people so that when Americans object to the 3rd and 4th and 5th terms he will be able to use them as his personal militia to secure his place as dictator for life. Thanks for bringing this to light.
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    Errr... A third or fourth term in the white house, really? See 22 amnd u.s. constitution.bought ads in mexican papers telling people to cross the border to come get food stamps? Fox didn't report it? LOL
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  • #8
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    Of course too many people are on food stamps. And yes, there are people who abuse the program due to insufficient oversight. But better oversight means more government employees and the teabigots will never let that happen. The solution is NOT to just pull the plug and let them all go hungry. I propose neighborhood food distribution centers where excess USDA flour, butter, eggs, milk etc. are distributed instead of food stamps. Why should farmers dump excess milk down the drain to keep prices up when kids and adults are starving? Have a heart people!!!
  • #50
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    Yea, one problem is that usda no longer has enough surplus, the farm support programs that bought up bumper crops in good years to help farmers and build a food reserve was cut severely under Reagan. This was a great program and they should bring it back. I like your idea of food pantraries, such services are run by charities in some communities, but the need outstrips the supply...
  • #3
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    Well if not that and if it's try that happened under Bush, idk what to tell you but I know it's not Obama before the right wing nuts blame him.
  • #26
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    FOX NEWS FOOD STAMPS WEIGHT LOSS TECHNIQUE.

    Fox News' Andrea Tantaros, who co-hosts "The Five," likened food stamps to a dieting technique during her appearance on Fox Business When host Stuart Varney asked her if she coud live off $133 to spend on food monthly, Tantaros replied, "I should try it because do you know how fabulous I’d look?She continued, "I’d be so skinny. I mean, the camera adds ten pounds, it really does. I’d be looking great." Varney seemed fairly amused by her answer.
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  • #197
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    Many economic conditions are to blame, 1 being we act as a world economy not completely independent from foreign affects. 2 Competition for labor is also world wide not concentric to America, IE outsourcing. 3 Robotics in factories have replaced what millions of people would be doing today. 4 Corporate Technologies has outpaced our educational systems creating under qualified workers. Many people are not willing to take labor intensive jobs or are unable to due to age and health. Employers should be motivated to extend job training. America needs to get motivated towards ending the cycle of welfare by solutions towards job security. Besides it is our tax dollars feeding the disenfranchised on welfare.
  • #196
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    It's all part of the Democrat socialist agenda , including the dumbing down of American children by lowering the grade scale to meet 'phony' Gov't. averages & continue to receive Gov't. handouts that greatly increase the burden on the working class.

    It's also the 'cradle to grave entitlement' scheme to keep more slaves of ALL colors on the 'dem socialist' plantation .

    More user parasites = more gov't. social(ist) agencies & workers, which = larger voter base of beggars & feeders. The 'cell phone' fiasco is the icing on the cake. Why should free cell phones & service be paid for by 'us'?
  • #185
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    well if that many are on food stamps, it certainly indicates their being a problem. and it is most likely created, by the government somehow.
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