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Old 12-05-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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You are misinformed. SNAP cannot be used for alcohol or cigs.

Use of SNAP benefits to purchase food at fast food joints is a state issue and limited to the homeless, elderly and disabled. Most states have not chosen to do so, despite substantial lobbying from the fast food brands. There's good money to be made off poverty.

There's food stamps and EBT in the same post there - EBT includes food stamps plus TANF and the TANF portion has no spending restrictions. So someoone might have $100 SNAP plus $100 TANF, and can use their EBT cars to spend $100 on non-SNAP purchases.
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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So your solution to make public universities and college more affordable is to reduce funding to make them even more expensive? Did you get your degree in idiocy or did you drop out?
It's starve the beast.
Do you think the beast would put itself out of business ?

If college loans dried up (except for pell) then people could only afford 1 or 2 classes a semester.
What do you think the college is going to do ? Close buildings and have mass firings and take huge cuts to their own salaries and/or face closure of their schools ?

See..you're afraid they will. I say they'll sit down and figure out how to lower tuition to get the students coming through the doors.

Supply and demand.

Government intervention with $$$ throws true supply and demand off.
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:55 PM
 
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Those with the least education or least knowledge are the folks who voted for Obama, twice. They ignore the facts and accept the rhetoric as reality. The Democrat agenda has been ultra destructive to the poor and middle class.

Those with the least education tend to have the least income, so it's hard to say whether these people are voting based on their income or on their education, although there's a cliche that says people vote their pocketbook.

An educated friend - who is also a countywide elected official and a former county commissioner - claims that people with a lot of education and little money tend to be liberals. He used to have a large poster showing this.

Also, stuff I've read suggests that people with graduate degrees are slightly more likely to be liberal than conservative.
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:10 PM
 
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So things that you disagree with means people are ignoring math, science, and economics? Maybe it is people who ignore your version of math, science, and economics that is obviously flawed....though you will never understand why your logic in math, science, and economics is flawed.
Don't you find it amusing that these are the people that are stil defending trickle down voodoo after 30 some odd years of its complete failure and decimation of the middle class? Cannot take them seriously on any issue after that display and level of stupidity.
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:12 PM
 
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Wrong. All thee benefit the middle class. What is destroying the middle class is fascist, heavy regulatory govt. The only people who benefit from powerful govt. are the connected elite.

Obama's agenda has been by far the most anti-poor, anti-middle class in recent American history. His "signature" legislation is destroying healthcare and the 40 hour work week.

Those with the least education or least knowledge are the folks who voted for Obama, twice. They ignore the facts and accept the rhetoric as reality. The Democrat agenda has been ultra destructive to the poor and middle class.
This unknown, Obama, was running against known white devils and an idiotic female.

People just figured they had a better chance with an unknown, which is where the "hope" came in.

There is still a lot about him that is unknown.

He seems to have come from Planet Globe.
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Montgomery Village
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I saw a clip of Obama talking about upward mobility and that it's not possible. I am proof that it is. Unfortunately I am finding out that as you move up the government taketh more and more money away pushing you right back down. If you have dreams of moving up don't buy into Obama's lie.

Obama claims he wants to tax the rich. Obama is not talking about taxing the rich, he is talking about raising taxes on people that are trying to move up. Don't buy into Obama's lie.
My success has nothing to do with whoever is in the white house.
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:23 PM
 
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This unknown, Obama, was running against known white devils and an idiotic female.

People just figured they had a better chance with an unknown, which is where the "hope" came in.

There is still a lot about him that is unknown.

He seems to have come from Planet Globe.
In hindsight, maybe the female idiot would have made the best president.
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Don't you find it amusing that these are the people that are stil defending trickle down voodoo after 30 some odd years of its complete failure and decimation of the middle class? Cannot take them seriously on any issue after that display and level of stupidity.
I don't believe in trickle down any more than I believe in trickle up.
Raising min wage is not upward mobility by any means.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:12 PM
 
Location: 22 months till retirement and I can leave the hell hole of New Yakistan
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This is what I mean when I type conservatives drift further and further away from reality.

You cannot engage someone so caught up in a global conspiracy that spans many decades and many Presidents.

This is where conservatism is in 2013 focused on crazy sh..

typical...you don't like it...wont admit it...so you don't want to debate it



not worth your time....you show your colors well
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:22 PM
 
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Don't you find it amusing that these are the people that are stil defending trickle down voodoo after 30 some odd years of its complete failure and decimation of the middle class? Cannot take them seriously on any issue after that display and level of stupidity.
With more people in this country we are still waiting for trickle up voodoo.
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