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Old 05-18-2015, 03:04 PM
 
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Like WWII ration books?
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:13 PM
 
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If I had trouble affording food, I would be thankful for any free food I received. So what if you can't buy certain items? There are still many things people on SNAP can buy. People in this country need to stop complaining so much and learn to say "thank you".
Because people are starving and there isn't enough food, so they should just suck it up?

No. They should be allowed to buy in bulk so they save money, afford to have food everyday. Just like you and I

To say otherwise... is just inhumane
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:29 PM
 
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It has to be pointed out again the SNAP budget is 74billion out of a 3.9trillion federal budget.

This is 1.89% of the federal budget. If government spending really were the issue then, SNAP would receive very little attention because SNAP is a small amount of spending relative to the federal budget.

So anger at SNAP is really about anger at the Americans who participate in SNAP.

And these Americans are lied about, mocked, insulted, looked down upon and demeaned.

This is classic dehumanization of other people.

That's why SNAP gets so much attention. It's not the money. Or government waste, nah it's about hatred and demeaning other human beings that's at the root of this focus on SNAP.
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:17 PM
 
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SNAP isn't being used for lobster and high end steak, but it's being used for a lot of junk food.

We should be doing actual "food stamps" that allows you to trade a stamp for a loaf of bread, a stamp for a vegetable, a stamp for milk, etc.

You should only receive certain foods; it shouldn't be essentially a free-for-all.
If they qualify, why is it so important to you what they eat?

You're a nutritionist now?
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:03 PM
 
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The easiest way to tell is when a person has two transactions at the store, one for snap and another for non approved snap items.
Ok thanks. I don't stare intently at other people who are checking out to see the nitty gritty details of their transaction.
I can have two transactions going myself thru using coupons
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:08 PM
 
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My kid and grandkid ain't gonna run out of food. Would yours?
My kid doesnt use SNAP benefits, if.they did I wouldnt be spending all the.benefits in the first two weeks
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:10 PM
 
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I think the last time I actually saw someone using food stamps was when I briefly worked as a supermarket cashier in college. I'm pretty focused on ensuring I've gotten everything I need when I get in line to check out. I don't think I'd notice a grizzly bear standing in front of me much less what he's unloading from his basket.
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:14 PM
 
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It's comical how we try to save the poor from the horrible crap diet that the rest of us Americans willingly eat. It's like Kim Kardashian trying to lecture Paris Hilton to be a better role model for the girls.

Mick
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:14 PM
 
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It always fascinates me that around the holiday season when the local TV stations will invariably run the typical "charity gives free food to poor" story that all of the hungry in the lines are morbidly obese.
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:32 PM
 
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The easiest way to tell is when a person has two transactions at the store, one for snap and another for non approved snap items.
You really CANNOT tell by the number of transactions. I use three different debit cards for easier accounting. If I go to Wal-Mart, I buy pharmaceuticals with one, food with another, and my third transaction card is for merchandise such as DVDs, shirts, socks, or Hot Wheels.
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