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Record Number of Americans on Food Stamps

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Lucy Mauterer
8 years ago

What about Mayor Bloomberg and his NAZI rules regarding soft drinks at restaurants? He has a problem with the large drinks but no problem with the SNAP/WIC program allowing folks to get garbage food for FREE???? How hypocritical is that? I think people should be allowed to eat and drink what they want…as long as they pay for it and as long as they are willing to pay for the healthcare they will need down the road from these unhealthy lifestyle choices. I certainly don’t want to pay for someone to eat junk food and then turn around and be forced to pay for their healthcare because they are obese and sick.

Hattie09
8 years ago

I checked out SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) for Texas on line. It says that “we don’t care if don’t buy nutritional food as long as you don’t purchase supplements or alcohol. It also says that baked goods can be purchased. I work at a Wal-Mart and I see the Lone Star Card – SNAP- here in Texas used to purchase $18 worth of candy, $24 for a birthday cake and on and on. The young people come in get a couple of sodas and snack and whip out the Lone Star card, they use it as spending money not something they need. You see a loaded cart, maybe 2, with all kinds of chips and 2 liter bottles of soda and out comes the Lone Star Card. Nothing is bought that has to be prepared, largest bags of french fries, pancakes and already made hamburgers. About 2 months ago there was an article in the paper saying that TEXAS was the TENTH FATEST STATE IN THE NATION, I wonder why!!!!! The system needs to like the WIC program and limit what items can be purchased. If these people had to learn how to cook it might cause them to look for employment. How long do they get to stay in the system??

Wanda
8 years ago

I can understan where someone may have to go onto food stamps.
However, I think the benefits should be frozen when you apply. Meaning that if you have additional children while on the program you do not get any additional benefits.

Too often the recipients continue having numerous children instead of spending their time trying to support the one’s they already have.

joe1cr
8 years ago

We need new amendment to our constitution, it should read if you are on welfare or you are listed as a father of a child that is on welfare you will not have any voting rights until 1. You are off welfare for a period of two years. 2. As a father,you are supporting your children with proof from the local government where your children live and are up to date for a period of two years. 3. No exceptions to the aforementioned rules.

Otaycec
8 years ago

Foodstamp give-aways have proven to be a strong vote magnet for the Democrats. Foodstamps, however, are just a symptom of the underlying problem; the U.S. has eschewed Judeo-Christian morality and replaced it with political correctness, which is really just a way to put a nice face on evil. Policies that enslave the poor to government programs that keep them in poverty are wicked. Laws that protect women who murder their children are wicked. Laws that re-define marriage to include same sex couples are evil. And government leaders and bureaucrats who spend money the nation doesn’t have to fund programs the nation doesn’t need is wicked. The fact that we now have an insurmountable national debt is pure evil and was orchestrated by evil men and women who have no moral foundations. All of this was accomplished by a consistant obligation to obfuscate the truth, and the chief liars have been the media working together with unscrupulous politicians on the left, which, again, is pure evil. A house divided cannot stand, a deep problem that Washington warned future generations about in his presidential farewell address. He warned the nation in that speech everything the Democrats are doing today to destroy the most prosperous, most free, most generous nation that has ever occupied the earth.

Margaret
8 years ago

Herman Cain should be sitting in the oval house and not that traitor in there now. The only way we can save this country is to vote everyone in there now OUT. Start with term limits for ALL representatives voted into office. Get ride of them after two terms and make it final, no sitting out a term and them running again. However, I am truly convinced it is too late, we have indeed become a welfare nation. Like James, I too have a smart, educated and horror of horrors, supports Obama, my son. I don’t know how it happened but there it is

scott meth
8 years ago

TAXPAYERS HAVE TO WORK 50 YEARS OF THEIR LIVES TO RECEIVE SOCIAL SECURITY WELFARE LEECHES AND PARASITES DONT HAVE TO WORK TO RECEIVE THEIR FREE BENEFITS STARTING AT AGE 16 OR 18 WHEN THEY START HAVING THEIR SIX KIDS WITH FIVE DIFFERENT BABY DADIES.AND THESE LAZY PARASITES GET ALL THEIR BENEFITS FOR LIFE.FREE HOUSING, DAY CARE UTILITIES,FOOD STAMPS. CELL PHONES,AND CAN STILL HAVE A CAR FLAT SCREEN TVS AND THE 200 DOLLAR SNEAKERS THAT THEY RIOT ABOUT AT THE LOCAL MALL.THESE PEOPLE MAKE UP MORE THAN 52 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION AND WITH THE ILLEGALS WHO GET DRIVING LICENSES AND CAN VOTE MAKE UP THE OTHER 10PERCENT GIVING THE LIBERALS ALL THEY NEED TO STAY IN POWER AND SCREW THE HARD WORKING TAXPAYERS OF THIS COUNTRY.REWARD THE SCREW UPS AND PUNISH THE RESPONSIBLE IS WHAT THE GOVT DOES TO STAY IN POWER. WAKE UP CITIZEN AND TAKE BACK YOUR COUNTRY.

Wanda
8 years ago
Reply to  scott meth

Good point – I think all recipients should be required to have at least a part time job.
That would leave them time to search for a full time career.

George Ewart
8 years ago

One VERY easy to combat EBT card waste and fraud. Make it so it can ONLY BE USED for food. No money back. No money for anything else. If they can’t eat it, they don’t need it.

James
8 years ago

I would say that it’s probably 99.999% of the section 8 beings who voted for obama, in addition to many illegal aliens, all union thugs, LGBT’s, and 90% of the blacks, many of whom were encourage by AG holder to vote more than once, like that woman in Cincinnati and others in Philadelphia, and St. Lucie County in Florida where the 100%+ voting participation allowed a demorat to take a seat in the US Congress from Allen West. Finally there are the stupid people like my sister, who despite working her ass off with her husband in their own small business which requires them to comply with so much government red tape, and having a bright son in school, she still votes against her own interests and the interests of the US.

Doc
8 years ago

More demos, more limbs, more entitlement voters than us who have more incentive to vote …..what do you do now?

Wolfman
8 years ago

this is how Obama got re-elected president as most of the section 8 people voted for him and free government stuff

Jordan
8 years ago

Herman Cain is right on, once again. It’s all about votes and power, and the libs will do anything, even to the detriment of their country and our citizens, to try to stay in control. It’s not about establishing and administering the best and most effective programs, it’s about doing anything to maintain their own personal positions. Right in line with most everything we see from the Obama adminstration.

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