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    re: Food Stamp Use Climbs To Record, Reviving Campaign Issue [W:77]

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    those are mostly low paying boring jobs, imo.
    Welcome to service USA.

    ANd the issue was WS ties, not if its a good job or not.

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    re: Food Stamp Use Climbs To Record, Reviving Campaign Issue [W:77]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    So you want slave labor then. Which is essentially what you get with illegal labor. Well I guess we know what side you come down on. If the company cannot make enough profit to afford workable wages, then perhaps that company shouldn't exist in the first place, yes? Free market and all, though I fear some of y'all say it but don't really understand what it means.
    Glad to know you come down on the side wants to destroy the little guy.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    re: Food Stamp Use Climbs To Record, Reviving Campaign Issue [W:77]

    I think it should be recognized that food stamps are given to people that really have nothing. A Quick Guide to Food Stamp Eligibility and Benefits — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

    Not only must you have little or no income but you also must have little or no assets. The figures below are based on ZERO income. If you make SOME money, the figures are reduced. The only person I know (that I was in a position to interview) that gets food stamps gets $25 a month worth until this year. This year, her SS income got a raise to $859 and because that took her over $10K a year, she lost her Medicaid and her food stamps. So, being on food stamps is not a happy day. If I didn't provide assistance (my choice) she'd be living in a car instead of a house.

    If more and more people are becoming eligible, it's because employers have take advantage of the economy. Nobody gets raises for years at a time although the cost of living, food in particular, keeps rising. Look at the record profits of many corporations and be aware that business sn't that great, they make profits by paying workers less and outsourcing many jobs.

    For all the antagonism toward unions, if it wasn't for unions they pay rates would be so low that far more people would be on food stamps.

    Of all the "welfare" programs, food stamps (IMHO) are the least offensive and least destructive so I wonder why they get so much attention.




    SNAP expects families receiving benefits to spend 30 percent of their net income on food. Families with no net income receive the maximum benefit, which equals the cost of the USDA Thrifty Food Plan (a diet plan intended to provide adequate nutrition at a minimal cost). For all other households, the monthly SNAP benefit equals the maximum benefit for that household size minus the household's expected contribution.
    Maximum SNAP Benefits by Household Size Average Monthly Benefit
    Household Size Maximum Monthly SNAP Benefit, 2012 Average Monthly Benefit, FY 10
    1 $200 $152
    2 $367 $277
    3 $526 $401
    4 $668 $496
    5 $793 $581
    6 $952 $702
    7 $1052 $719
    Each Additional Person $150
    The table shows the maximum SNAP benefit levels in fiscal year 2012 for households of different sizes. Beginning in April 2009, the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) temporarily raised the maximum benefit levels to 13.6 percent above the 2009 Thrifty Food Plan. [7] Take as an example a family of three: if that family had no income, it would receive the maximum benefit of $526 per month; if it had $600 in net monthly income, it would receive the maximum benefit ($526) minus 30 percent of its net income (30 percent of $600 is $180), or $346.

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    re: Food Stamp Use Climbs To Record, Reviving Campaign Issue [W:77]

    A lot of you don't know anything.

    Ancient Rome had the best military of it's day. In the end, it meant nothing. The Ancient Romans debased their money so much (denarius... Silver coins basically) that the military eventually turned it's back on Rome. Power means zero if your money is worthless. The awesome power of America will never be matched. That doesn't matter squat if the US Dollar dies (dramatically lose it's buying power). People constantly miss the nasty consequences of a debased currency. They simply see prices skyrocketing without making the connection to the dying dollar. Do not forget this in the future. America already spends more on military matters than the rest of the world and do not even make enough stuff to pay for that. We are sending more money out than earning it right now ( been like this for a long time). The US military is rapidly bankrupting America right now. The military are a giant bureaucracy right now. None of the awesome weapons mean anything if the US Dollar are going to die. Sorry to depress you.

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    re: Food Stamp Use Climbs To Record, Reviving Campaign Issue [W:77]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Glad to know you come down on the side wants to destroy the little guy.
    I'm on the side of free market. Which will destroy the little guy if the little guy is engaged in service which cannot be sustained.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    re: Food Stamp Use Climbs To Record, Reviving Campaign Issue [W:77]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I'm on the side of free market. Which will destroy the little guy if the little guy is engaged in service which cannot be sustained.
    You're not on the side of a free market, if you support the governmet forcing a $20 per hour minimum wage on the private sector.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    re: Food Stamp Use Climbs To Record, Reviving Campaign Issue [W:77]

    The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016

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    re: Food Stamp Use Climbs To Record, Reviving Campaign Issue [W:77]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You're not on the side of a free market, if you support the governmet forcing a $20 per hour minimum wage on the private sector.
    I didn't say anything about a 20 dollar/hr minimum wage. I had, in fact, said that the federal minimum wage is under 8 dollars/hr and that lawn care could likely support 10 dollar/hr wages.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    re: Food Stamp Use Climbs To Record, Reviving Campaign Issue [W:77]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I'm on the side of free market. Which will destroy the little guy if the little guy is engaged in service which cannot be sustained.
    I am for the free market too. Which markets are giving away the freebies

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    re: Food Stamp Use Climbs To Record, Reviving Campaign Issue [W:77]

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    golly gee whiz!

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