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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Spending money you don't have is the responsible, smart way to run a State, look at California!
    What about letting people go hungry in the wealthiest country in the world... well, #2 anyway.

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    What about letting people go hungry in the wealthiest country in the world... well, #2 anyway.
    You know - they could solve all that if they just gave away food instead of throwing it in the trash at restaurants and grocery stores - consider it tax-deductable, require it to be donated to charity - cost to the state = $0.00. How many people can billions of pounds of a full variety of foods feed each year?
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    What about letting people go hungry in the wealthiest country in the world... well, #2 anyway.
    That's why I suggested donating to food banks or your local churches. There's no need for people to go hungry in this country. I just don't understand why it's the governments job to take care of every need. NM can't afford the subsidies anymore and people will have a few less food stamps each month. The people who can afford it, can step up to the plate. We have two food banks in my area, plus churches who give out loads of food. When there is a shortage people step up their donations. I do fear that food and gas prices may make things harder, but that's the economy we are living in right now. People just need to stop counting on government so much.
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    That's why I suggested donating to food banks or your local churches. There's no need for people to go hungry in this country. I just don't understand why it's the governments job to take care of every need. NM can't afford the subsidies anymore and people will have a few less food stamps each month. The people who can afford it, can step up to the plate. We have two food banks in my area, plus churches who give out loads of food. When there is a shortage people step up their donations. I do fear that food and gas prices may make things harder, but that's the economy we are living in right now. People just need to stop counting on government so much.
    I donate everything ot local charities and families in my town if I think I'm not going to buy it - I coupon shop a lot and come away with overstock and I can't keep it readily in my house.
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    What about letting people go hungry in the wealthiest country in the world... well, #2 anyway.
    Amazing...you would think with all those concerned caring liberals out there this would NEVER be a problem. SHAME on them!

    Oh...wait...wait...you are still on that "someone ELSE should feed them" kick...I see...

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    What about letting people go hungry in the wealthiest country in the world... well, #2 anyway.
    what about letting those hungry people give up their smokes and beer and bling, etc to buy food instead of holding their hands out for foodstamps
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I donate everything ot local charities and families in my town if I think I'm not going to buy it - I coupon shop a lot and come away with overstock and I can't keep it readily in my house.
    It feels good too.
    I can't believe the trouble this country is in with out of control spending. We have to make some serious cuts on all levels and yet some act like the world is going to end and people will starve if the state gov. cuts $16 off their food stamps each month.
    Those people weren't even getting that money prior to 2007. It was just something extra on top when the state had the money to do it.
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    so what if they're not free. make a freaking choice. give up a pack of smokes or a case of beer each month and you can afford to buy condoms.
    You realize your state is one of the worst, right?

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    what about letting those hungry people give up their smokes and beer and bling, etc to buy food instead of holding their hands out for foodstamps
    Seems that we are forgetting the subject of this thread, removal of food stamps for the elderly and disabled. How much do you expect the elderly spend on smokes beer and bling? How many jobs do you belive are availiable for the elderly and disabled in (i assume) a primarily rural economy in the middle (i hope!) of the biggest recession since the great depression.

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Wow. This is a shame. Corporations get bailed out, multi-billion dollar wars get waged, the top 1% get tax breaks, and yet we can't even manage to feed our own people. I truly worry for the future of this country.
    "We" are not responsible for feeding "our" people. You are right to worry. But perhaps, for the wrong reasons.

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