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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    Mr. nick is completely wrong and has claimed something absurd that is easily debunked through some very simple means. This is the IL DHS site which defines the benefit levels a household can receive. The second chart on the page shows the decreasing benefit levels as you add more people to the household. however, you do get more benefits for each person. As one can see, the brady bunch would only get 1500 dollars a month if they included Alice and Oliver. that is 10 people for the kids to young to know what the brady bunch was. That is not even close to 1200 a week.

    DHS: SNAP Program - DHS 124

    So even the duggars wouldn't get 1200 dollars a week in food stamps. 1200 dollars a week totals 4800 dollars a month. You would need to claim over 30 people in your household to get 1200 dollars a week in food benefits. Perhaps mr. nick has just been poorly informed by a deceptive lying news source, but your friendly neighborhood me is happy to easily go to the IL DHS site and follow the easy to find link to the food benefits you can expect from SNAP. Now please step away until; you can offer up something close to the truth, and discuss this issue with some intelligence instead of spreading some absurdity that people are getting 1200 dollars a week in food. If that were even close to true i would agree with you, but just because you said it or heard it on fox news does not make it so. Oh, and if you are bothered because this post made you feel a little silly then perhaps you should check your so called facts before you make yourself look silly by making absurd and easily disproven claims.
    You're absolutely wrong...

    Do you know the difference between welfare and food stamps?

    In Illinois they (taxpayers via government) will pay per kid on welfare up to a certain point (cap) which is $1,200 in disposable money (cash). THEN they get the WIC card (foods stamp card) on top of that which has no per kid limit..

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    You believed 1200 dollars a week? That did not set off alarms in your head? Your problem is you are ignorant of the system, and you rely on the opinions of people qwho are clearly manipulating you with the wrong information because you actually want to believe their insanity.
    I was talking about welfare - not the food stamps..

    I clearly said welfare in my original post.

    I mean you do realize the government just doles out free taxpayer money to the alleged "poor" do you not?

    A woman with 8 kids and no working income living in the projects will receive around 40k a year cash money and that is AFTER housing vouchers, food stamps and no bills.

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Not so much change, as eliminate as many as possible.
    Another, perhaps even better alternative, would be to leave feeding the poor to churches and other private charities. They could no doubt do the job more efficiently than the federal government can.

    That way, we could eliminate that subsidy altogether.

    Agricultural cooperatives could work to even out the spikes of supply and demand, too, leaving the federal government out of it altogether.

    On that point we are in full agreement.
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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Drr why are there more poor people in a recession?

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    Drr why are there more poor people in a recession?
    Better question would be why there is a recession.

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Better question would be why there is a recession.
    Economies are cyclical.

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    Economies are cyclical.
    not really.... they are made cyclical because of the imperfect market and greed. Markets go up and down due to rumors and manipulation because the markets are imperfect.. and it has been so forever. In the 1700s and 1800s market were much worse than now, with big booms and massive crashes.. all because of greed and manipulation.
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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    not really.... they are made cyclical because of the imperfect market and greed. Markets go up and down due to rumors and manipulation because the markets are imperfect.. and it has been so forever. In the 1700s and 1800s market were much worse than now, with big booms and massive crashes.. all because of greed and manipulation.
    So economies are cyclical.

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Since the alternative to a living wage is a dying wage, we can see immediately where the right comes from on this. In a crashed economy where there are no jobs, or at least far fewer jobs than workers, then without welfare those having no work, starve.
    This is a false analogy since the term "living wage" is an invented one and doesn't really mean a surviving wage but a minimal lifestyle with a few niceties. With respect to the OP food stamps should be restricted to those who are in danger of slipping below the point of survival. They should only include foods which have nutritional value and not junk food. Also to lower cost of food we can stop subsidizing the production of ethanol for transportation reduce the sugar tariff and convert some of the production for corn syrup to more food production.
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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What a failure progressive policy is....



    Just remember who to blame when this all collapses....
    The rich be getting richer, the poor becoming poorer is all.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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