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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by DontDoIt View Post
    They're cutting the program out completely? 100%? trimming the tree is one thing, but cutting it down is another.
    This is the very best way to end a program. Anything else does not end it.

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Yes the rich are so generous by owning a grocery store in the poor neighborhoods where the poor can trade their food stamps for 5 dollar gallon milk.
    Do you object to having grocery stores? Is crime more likely there? Is the store owner taking great risk by providing the goods and services? Do you hate everyone who provides for your needs?

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    I'm really not arguing that individuals have absolutely no fault, but what I am arguing is that the current economic condition of the country is mainly the result of a corrupt government serving bankers and corporations instead of the people. Why else would the government deregulate the banks? The safety nets set up after the Great Depression have been all but removed, and now we see the results of high unemployment and stagnate wages. This didn't happen in a vacuum. And one can, of course, argue that no one who signed these contracts were under duress. But those types of contracts, full of complicated legal terms, are required to be signed for practically everything a person does from turning on their utilities to getting a cell phone. Page after page of terms, conditions, and loopholes that only corporate lawyers can understand. Facts are, we currently have banks and corporations, and a government with no accountability to the American people. We are now seeing the results.
    We will continue to see no accountability of our elected representatives as long as the constituents that put them in power continue to do so. No one (certainly not me) is suggesting government or businesses are blamless. I believe EVERYONE played a role then and now. We are completely devoid of leadership in this country on the economy. We continue to prop up an overinflated housing market (if they had let this thing correct itself it would have been resolved long ago). But the citizens are just as desperate for the fed to keep them solvent as are businesses.

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Fair enough. I guess we're in agreement.
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    That's a really stupid reason to not give to a charitable organization. So you wouldn't give to the Catholic Church either? Anyways, I am not 100% sure how SNAP works I thought it was funded through the government but really this sounds stupid to totally cut the program. They -could- cut the wages of the government in the state, temporarily cut any infrastructure spending, border security, and be more stringent on who gets the actual SNAP benefits such as persons with no children under a certain age, make sure they are American citizens, etc. I don't see it possible for them to actually totally ax the program.
    It is my money and there are plenty of pro gay charitable organizations out here that I can give to. Yeah I can be picky and still help.
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    It is my money and there are plenty of pro gay charitable organizations out here that I can give to. Yeah I can be picky and still help.
    True, but the Salvation Army does tend to have the lowest administrative costs.
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    It is my money and there are plenty of pro gay charitable organizations out here that I can give to. Yeah I can be picky and still help.
    You go girl. Of course...the Salvation Army doesnt ask sexual preference when people are in their soup kitchens, when they are in their free detox centers, etc. Sure...as a Christian organization they may disagree with homosexuality. Thats a GREAT reason to completely discount them as the leading charitable organization in the country. Here is to 'tolerance'.

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    There isn't anything else they could cut? Really? I have a hard time believing that.
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Fraud and abuse cost as much money to social programs as the actual needy recepients.

    Reform before removal; however I don't know the specifics.
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    You go girl. Of course...the Salvation Army doesnt ask sexual preference when people are in their soup kitchens, when they are in their free detox centers, etc. Sure...as a Christian organization they may disagree with homosexuality. Thats a GREAT reason to completely discount them as the leading charitable organization in the country. Here is to 'tolerance'.
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    They have other top 10 links you can look at...not once did I notice the Salvation Army in any of em.
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