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Old 06-28-2009, 12:28 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Not making a comment on food stamps but also remember kids on them also qualify for Free And Reduced Meals (FARM). In fact my school system bases snow day decisions on how long it's been since the kids were fed at school. That means we will go in on days when we probably shouldn't. Also, a lot of systems continue the FARM program through the summer.
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: DC area
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That's the problem. We're paying the lazy, unproductive types to have many children. It would be far better to offer sterilization to the welfare class, in exchange for all the free money, free food, free housing, free everything, they would have to be surgically sterilized because the last thing they need if they're trying to get off welfare is more kids and if they don't want off welfare society doesn't need that entitlement attitude or people having kids just so they can lay around the rest of their lives.
There is a word for what your suggest. Well, actually there are several that come to mind but discounting those that are unkind toward you, Eugenics. Look it up.

It's been tried multiple times throughout history including in the US. But since the days Hitler tried it on such a mass scale we tend to frown on that kind of thing. Go figure.
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I dont like ppl who judge ppl using food stamps . I had a girl in front of me and an elderly man in back of me in the grocery line . People gave her such a hard time about using food stamps ,this was yrs ago but still remember it ,like it was yesterday . This young girl gave her stamps to the cashier and the cashier gladly counted them out for her . well everyone was moaning about how she was holding up the line with her dead beat food stamps . They had her so upset she ran out of the store leaving her groceries behind . A young man came in and said 'Well my sister just ran out of the store and she left her groceries here . Im sorry she did that . You see he said to the cashier . Her brother died in Iraq a few months ago and she took on his children and she is only 21 yrs old . Turns out he goes to the same church she went to and she took on all three of her brothers children . their mom was killed in a car accident the yr before . Those same ppl that had said those evil things about her started giving her groceries and loading them in her cart . My mother always told me to be nice to everyone cause everyone is fighting a battle of some kind . I truly believe that . The moral here is dont judge ppl cause you dont know what their battle is .
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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My mother always told me to be nice to everyone cause everyone is fighting a battle of some kind . I truly believe that . The moral here is dont judge ppl cause you dont know what their battle is .

Exactly my point with my earlier posting; and regarding the comments noted in another previous thread... about the GM employees...again, my point...one simply never knows what has created a situation for someone...and with your story about the girl who was in tears and ran out of the store, WOW...good for that young man who went in after those groceries...AND explained that woman's circumstances.....entirely toooo much judging made....

At the risk of flaming the smoldering sparks right now.., yikes... for those who have made disparaging and condemning comments, perhaps before making assumptions and hitting the click/send button, one should re-read their postings first just to make sure it is not going to be judgmental...controversy, always okay, discussions, of course, lively conversations, yup, strict morality judgments, nope, we should all be far more sophisticated than that these days.
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:50 PM
 
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There are no restrictions in NC, only you can't buy hot food from the deli (fried chicken...etc)....you can even buy seeds that grow food.
That doesn't seem like a bad deal to me.
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Old 06-28-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Southern NC
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That doesn't seem like a bad deal to me.
Oh...I agree!
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Old 06-28-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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I'm a big fan of the WIC program; I was on it myself when my son was little.
It allows low-income mothers to get certain types of healthy, nutritious, generic food for themselves and their young children.
It does not allow recipients to get premium brands, and it only allows certain types of foods; when I was on it, you could get juice, milk, eggs, cheese, a whole-grain cereal (there was a choice of several, both hot and cold), and dried beans.
I think that in the intervening years, the program has changed to allow recipients to get peanut butter in lieu of dried beans for the protein group.
But, like I said, all the foods permitted by the WIC program are healthy and basic, and only the cheapest "store-brand" items are WIC-approved.
If you want Tropicana Pure premium orange juice, you have to buy it yourself. Otherwise, you're going to be drinking store-brand.
"all the foods permitted by the WIC program are healthy and basic, and only the cheapest "store-brand" items are WIC-approved."

Unless it has been changed, that is not true here...
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Old 06-28-2009, 02:20 PM
 
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Um, you do realize that a lot of Mom's "child support" comes in the form of an EBT as well, right??? Maybe this was the woman's ex husband's already *taxed* dollars paying for her premium food, eh?
If a woman with a child is getting a food card and child support the amount on the card is cut back.
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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There is a word for what your suggest. Well, actually there are several that come to mind but discounting those that are unkind toward you, Eugenics. Look it up.

It's been tried multiple times throughout history including in the US. But since the days Hitler tried it on such a mass scale we tend to frown on that kind of thing. Go figure.
Offering sterilization in exchange for welfare handouts is only kindness but I don't think sterilization should be mandatory. People on welfare should not be bringing more children into the world that they cannot support.

The worst thing is for welfare mothers to keep on breeding like stray cats, so your program of paying people to have children they can never feed or support is not a very good program.

The current welfare system is not solving a single problem, drug addiction, child abuse, crime are large and growing problems. Poverty is way up.
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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In California, the food stamp program issue vouchers for specific products. People can only buy the products on the vouchers (usually the products are baby food, formula, apple juice, milk, and other basic items).

Now, I can't tell you how many times I'd see a woman buy all the products on the vouchers, and then turn around and pull out a wad of cash and buy soda, beer, cigarettes, chips, etc...with her cash.
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