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Old 05-14-2019, 02:55 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Tell me what happens if you don't pay the federal income tax you owe? Al Capone, Wesley Snipes, Lauryn Hill, Nicolas Cage, etc., know. Prison, bank account draining, direct confiscation of assets, etc.
Part of life, sir.

Republicans are supposed to be about individual choice. This is giant step away from that. (And it's patronizing as hell to boot.)

When Michelle Obama wanted to add veggies to kids meals and reduce the amount of prison food we feed them in school, republicans had seizures on TV about how the un-elected wife of a socialist moose-lamb Kenyan wanted to tell Murikans what to eat!

So tired of republican bs. They've never wanted bipartisanship, they just had to pretend until Trump came along.

It's good that this is happening in Texas. Majority of these folks voted for Trump. Take their food stamps and give them beans and rice. That is how Trump will thank you for your vote.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:08 PM
 
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Part of life, sir.

Republicans are supposed to be about individual choice. This is giant step away from that. (And it's patronizing as hell to boot.)

When Michelle Obama wanted to add veggies to kids meals and reduce the amount of prison food we feed them in school, republicans had seizures on TV about how the un-elected wife of a socialist moose-lamb Kenyan wanted to tell Murikans what to eat!

So tired of republican bs. They've never wanted bipartisanship, they just had to pretend until Trump came along.

It's good that this is happening in Texas. Majority of these folks voted for Trump. Take their food stamps and give them beans and rice. That is how Trump will thank you for your vote.
45% of US 1040 filers NOT contributing at all to the cost of Fed Gov is "part of life?" I'm not buying it.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:14 PM
 
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This is hilariously stupid. SNAP person buys soda and junk and they get criticized for wasting their benefits on food with low nutritional value. SNAP person buys lobster and steak and they get criticized for using their benefits on things that have too high cost.

Damned if u do

Damned if u don't

This is just another way of bullying poor folks.

Trumpers are in here jumping for joy because they assume this will only affect blacks and latinos...nope.
No. The issue I'm getting here is there is a concern for buying junk food with food stamps because it's a domino effect, they get free food to then put themselves in a health crisis where they then need to spend more tax payer money getting treatments, hospitalizations, etc. If these people on food stamps were making healthier choices and forming nutritious eating habits, I don't think there would be much of an argument going on in regards to junk food and food stamps.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:28 PM
 
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No. The issue I'm getting here is there is a concern for buying junk food with food stamps because it's a domino effect, they get free food to then put themselves in a health crisis where they then need to spend more tax payer money getting treatments, hospitalizations, etc. If these people on food stamps were making healthier choices and forming nutritious eating habits, I don't think there would be much of an argument going on in regards to junk food and food stamps.
100% correct.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Part of life, sir.

Republicans are supposed to be about individual choice. This is giant step away from that. (And it's patronizing as hell to boot.)

When Michelle Obama wanted to add veggies to kids meals and reduce the amount of prison food we feed them in school, republicans had seizures on TV about how the un-elected wife of a socialist moose-lamb Kenyan wanted to tell Murikans what to eat!

So tired of republican bs. They've never wanted bipartisanship, they just had to pretend until Trump came along.

It's good that this is happening in Texas. Majority of these folks voted for Trump. Take their food stamps and give them beans and rice. That is how Trump will thank you for your vote.

Good try, but it's only an "individual's choice," if it's that individual's money.

Taxpayers have every right to know how their tax dollars are being spent--whether on junk food, or on luxuries such as steak and lobster, which then send SNAP recipients to the DHS office for more money, when they should be required to take budgeting and food preparation classes.

Though it wasn't your intention, you just learned lesson #1 regarding individual choice: Government funding = government control.

Dems love and promote it. Republicans don't.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:22 PM
 
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Good try, but it's only an "individual's choice," if it's that individual's money.

Taxpayers have every right to know how their tax dollars are being spent--whether on junk food, or on luxuries such as steak and lobster, which then send SNAP recipients to the DHS office for more money, when they should be required to take budgeting and food preparation classes.

Though it wasn't your intention, you just learned lesson #1 regarding individual choice: Government funding = government control.
100% correct.
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:11 PM
 
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Good try, but it's only an "individual's choice," if it's that individual's money.

Taxpayers have every right to know how their tax dollars are being spent--whether on junk food, or on luxuries such as steak and lobster, which then send SNAP recipients to the DHS office for more money, when they should be required to take budgeting and food preparation classes.

Though it wasn't your intention, you just learned lesson #1 regarding individual choice: Government funding = government control.

Dems love and promote it. Republicans don't.
Democrats are voting against more program restrictions that red states and Trump administration are enacting. Some of them are getting snagged in federal court. Dems are voting for more freedom, republicans, against it.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:21 AM
 
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There is a natural consequence of using food stamps to purchase junk and that is you run out of food stamps before the month is up. People on food stamps also eat too much meat because it's easy to cook.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:02 AM
 
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So if someday we get UBI, like Yang's 1K/mo idea, will the big tech companies paying for it get to tell us how we may spend it? Maybe only allow us to buy video games and iphones with that money.
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