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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Power, Water, Housing, Fuel. Necessaries. The State should pay for them then yes?
    I don't have a problem with the state paying for those things for people who cannot afford them.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio
    Your argument is "For the Children".
    Actually one of my arguments was that if you let "the children" grow up malnourished, they aren't going to do well in school. And then you're going to have more crime, more poverty, and society as a whole is worse off. I also addressed how it's bad for adults too, but I knew you wouldn't actually respond to any of the points I made.

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    That's it, no matter what embellishments you layer, the final point is always the same;

    We cannot cut back, cut or reduce this entitlement program, because "the children" might suffer.
    And the fact that you are so quick to ridicule any policy that relieves children's suffering exposes you to be a misanthrope. But whatever, I don't expect you to be convinced of anything.
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    My best response to this is that it's is just wrong.

    There are people who can get by without buy there are still others who need Food Stamps to survive.

    I pray this doesn't spread.
    It's not as bad you think. It's just a suppliment to food stamps that only goes back to 2007 when NM was able to afford it. Although with food prices going up because of gas prices, I'm sure it will be felt.
    Hopefully foodbanks and churches will be able to take up any slack.
    I also wonder if they did any investigating for any faud before they just decided to cut everyone? That's what I would have done.


    State nixes food-stamp supplement for seniors - The Santa Fe New Mexican
    About 4,000 low-income elderly and disabled New Mexicans will see their food-stamp benefits drop in July because of state budget cuts.

    Gov. Susana Martinez's administration plans to end a state program that supplements federal food-stamp benefits for the elderly and disabled to ensure they get at least $25 a month in assistance.

    "That's 4,000 seniors who will have less money for food. That's the impact," Ruth Hoffman, director of Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in New Mexico, said Tuesday.

    New Mexicans who qualify for $16 a month in federal food stamps the minimum amount from the federal government also get an extra $9 a month from the state to make certain their combined assistance is $25.

    But the Democratic-controlled Legislature provided no money to continue the supplemental benefits in the upcoming budget year, which starts July 1.

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    You know, I have been very vocal about abuse of the Food Stamp program by those who don't want to pull their own weight in society. But Food Stamps are not for the lazy. They are for the children, who are innocent.

    Ending this program in New Mexico is wrong on so many levels. But, the budget must be balanced. I propose that we take all the elderly and disabled out to the countryside, dig a big hole, and then shoot them all and bulldoze them into the hole. Problem solved. Budget is now balanced, and we can give the money saved to AT&T, which is a welfare loafer we seem to like. [/sarcasm]
    I have a better idea. Lets all donate to food banks and charities so they can take up the $9-$16 dollars less these people will be getting.
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I see no point in any state giving any assistance if it's meager and non-beneficial.

    How much food can be bought and consumed for $15 , $25? That's what they've been getting. . . surely that's not actually enough to live off of already.

    Where are the people demanding that they pay *more* than that? Why are people offended that such a small amount is being taken away instead?
    It's what they get on top of their regular food stamps. It's a suppliment the state has been giving them for 4 yrs.
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    I have a friend who had polio as a child. He uses a wheelchair. Bright guy and likable. He has had to claw his way to meaningful employment all his life. Disabled people are never likely to get the good jobs, if they get any job. They are usually underemployed. Disabled people are often the first to be let go. Usually it is because they have the crap jobs that are the first jobs to go in a cut back. As they downsized two years ago they cut him to half time. No benefits. They cut his hours again. He doesn't want anyone to know but he is now receiving food stamps. He no longer has health insurance. If they cut his food stamps he'll have to eat fewer meals. The state recently agree to set aside half a billion dollars to attract new business by offering corporate welfare.
    Jobs trump food stamps don't you think?
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Let's go ahead and address some of the stupid arguments that have been laid down in this thread:



    By this convoluted Logic, the State should "pay" for everything, since after all, it doesn't matter how it gets paid right?

    Always, we must spend for "the Children". Doesn't matter if there is fraud, waste, abuse or just plain "We're going broke", if one child, doesn't get his dessert, a crime that could have been prevented has occurred, if only we CARED more.

    More "For the Children" heart string non-sense. If you pay people to have kids, guess what...

    You cannot expect poor people to actually "work", that's unfair, what about the rich kid who drives a Benz on his 16th birthday, how is THAT fair???????

    Remember folks, think of "the Children" and don't forget to Vote Democrat, or a kid might not get his bowl of fruit loops in the morning.
    These people are nothing more than god damn socialists. They want to spend your money to help people, but not their own. They get Democrats to pass their socialist laws for them. No doubt they never give much of their own money to charities. You know I saw a bumbersticker once that remains my favorite.

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    They want to spend your money to help people, but not their own. They get Democrats to pass their socialist laws for them. No doubt they never give much of their own money to charities. You know I saw a bumbersticker once that remains my favorite.

    "Vote Democrat, it's easier than getting a job."
    Last year I donated about $15,000 to charities that work to eradicate malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa. I'm also in the process of starting my own non-profit charity to provide free online education to underprivileged children in failing schools in the United States (and perhaps eventually to children in developing countries as well). I do this in addition to working a full-time job.

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Jobs trump food stamps don't you think?
    they don't want jobs, they want you to support them
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Did I use the word, abortion? No, I did not.

    As to what I did say, the fact, again, is that millions of women and men us Planned Parenthood to obtain low cost birth control. Eliminate PP, you eliminate their access to that source and it is not illogical to believe we will see an increase in unintended pregnancies. It costs taxpayers more to raise children than it does to provide low cost birth control.
    You dragged planned parenthood into a discussion about food stamps? As if the people darn it arent going to behave responsibly now that they dont have as many foodstamps. Now we will have a bunch of unplanned pregancies! Oh woe!

    211.org. Look up your zip code. I GURANTEE you will find funded services that can hand out condoms for free.

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar;1059532227[B
    ]I don't have a problem with the state paying for those things for people who cannot afford them[/B].
    I have a better idea. YOU pay for them. And their cell phones. And their smokes. And their Playstation. And their alcohol. And their drugs. YOU pay for them. Stop expecting other people to stand behind the **** you profess to believe in.

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