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Old 12-22-2013, 01:25 PM
 
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When it comes to welfare, many people target Blacks. I agree that you have to target the whoever's over represented. In terms of welfare, Black and White are damn near equal. Blacks on their own only make up 40%, and other races make up 60%. Yet every time welfare comes up, the only race the usually get mentioned are A.A.s which makes little sense to me.
A lot of those same people have ulterior motives...
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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So why are Blue states more wealthy than Red states? Aren't Blue states like CA and NY usually deemed high taxes, big government, pro regulation, and antibusiness?
They have higher salaries and hence higher taxes.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:31 PM
 
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So why are Blue states more wealthy than Red states? Aren't Blue states like CA and NY usually deemed high taxes, big government, pro regulation, and antibusiness?
Many different reasons.

Education for one.
Progressive tax systems.
COL for another.
Old money.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:39 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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I don't know where you shop but I get plenty of "healthy" food on my budget of $150/month.

$2.50 for the store brand 12 pack of CANE sugar soda.
$3.00 for a gallon of milk.


That is part of the probelm as well since many neighborhood markets in poor communities charge more or don't have cheap healthy options available to them and the areas that do, you would have to factor in transportation cost as well.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:57 PM
 
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That is part of the probelm as well since many neighborhood markets in poor communities charge more or don't have cheap healthy options available to them and the areas that do, you would have to factor in transportation cost as well.
Are you sure it's an availability problem versus choosing to eat unhealthy food? I see people on food stamps with access and choose the unhealthy option, if nobody buys, do you think they will carry it? Do you think if there is demand for it, the groceries won't carry it?
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:33 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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Are you sure it's an availability problem versus choosing to eat unhealthy food? I see people on food stamps with access and choose the unhealthy option, if nobody buys, do you think they will carry it? Do you think if there is demand for it, the groceries won't carry it?

Actually from what I have seen it is a combination of both. If you grew up eating unhealthy it is a good chance that you will continue to do it later in life. In the stores that I grew up around they rarely had fresh veggies or fruit and if you had the means to go to other neighborhoods the transportation cost dipped into your food bill. The mom and pop stores did not find it cost efficent to carry certain things because of the shelf life
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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That is part of the probelm as well since many neighborhood markets in poor communities charge more or don't have cheap healthy options available to them and the areas that do, you would have to factor in transportation cost as well.
75% of those in poverty have a car.
Walmart is where the EBT money is spent.

That puts a dent in your reasoning.
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I think they need to restrict food stamps more than they do today.

SNAP is supplemental remember.
Let them spend their own money on Monster drinks, chips, easter baskets full of candy, frozen pizza.

Let SNAP really be for the healthy staples.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:23 PM
 
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I think they need to restrict food stamps more than they do today.

SNAP is supplemental remember.
Let them spend their own money on Monster drinks, chips, easter baskets full of candy, frozen pizza.

Let SNAP really be for the healthy staples.
lol, can you see the uprise if they tried that?

Also, look at drug testing for people on welfare. they bounced off walls against that.
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I think they need to restrict food stamps more than they do today.

SNAP is supplemental remember.
Let them spend their own money on Monster drinks, chips, easter baskets full of candy, frozen pizza.

Let SNAP really be for the healthy staples.
The feds need to get out of the food stamp business altogether. That is a responsibility the States have, not the federal government.
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