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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Nice chat, but that ignores the point that I made. If the minimum wage worker is given $300/month in tax free food stamps then they get $1200/month in paychecks plus free food for $1500/month total pay, or effectively a 25% "pay raise", over the minimum wage worker that does not qualify for those food stamps.
    That has to do with qualifications. But $1500 a month is hardly matching the professions you listed. Which is what I responded too. No one is getting rich on minimum wage.

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Kind of reminds of how Government's involvement in healthcare is making costs skyrocket so fast more and more people depend on the government, increasing costs more to the point that Universal Health Care is inevitable... because back when doctors made cheap house calls wasn't fair enough.



    **** your stupid drug war, prohibition causes more problems and solves nothing.
    I have meet someone who was willing to sell her foodstamps for drugs and that woman had children. Seorously why is it in low income household areas their is always the person with a cadalic or a giant shiny pick up truck that could destroy a normal size pick up truck. This is not a war on drugs just people who cant aford food but could aford drugs.
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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yep. It all looks so good and fair on paper, yet who would be a construction worker, exposed to hard work outside when the same "wages" are offered for a nice safe, comfortable McJob or Walmart greeter position? Doctor = McWorker = lawyer = carpenter = truck driver = waiter teacher = chef = farmer = CEO; they all get that same gov't defined "living wage" and will accept and like it because it is "fair".
    That's not how the concept of a living wage works.
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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    I couldn't agree more. I believe in order to receive assistance they should be required to do some type of community service. Pick up trash, Plant tree's, work at an apple orchard. Give them something to do beisides sit around and wait for a check. This would likely curb some of the criminal activities we have.
    Well it depends on why their on asstance my step sister's father is blind and on assitance

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Walmart teaches its employees how to apply for food stamps.

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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.
    Lol....demagogy

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    Walmart teaches its employees how to apply for food stamps.
    So does the government.
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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    Well it depends on why their on asstance my step sister's father is blind and on assitance
    I am certainly not speaking of someone in your Step Sister's fathers condition. I have absolutely no issue with people who have a genuine handicap receiving assistance. I have an Aunt that is mentally handicapped and receives assistance.

    In fact I feel these are the only reasons people should get permanent assistance. Those that fall on hard times should only be eligible for short term assistance. These programs are being abused by the dregs of society and make it difficult for those who really need it to receive or survive off of it.

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    Make passing a drug test a requirment for food stamps garentee you those numbers will drop
    False. This was done in Florida (Florida to test all welfare recipients for drugs | Reuters) and it was not only a complete and total failure (Just as We Suspected: Florida Saved Nothing by Drug Testing Welfare Applicants) but it also cost the state more money than it saved. (Florida drug testing welfare recipients costs more than it saves)
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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    I am certainly not speaking of someone in your Step Sister's fathers condition. I have absolutely no issue with people who have a genuine handicap receiving assistance. I have an Aunt that is mentally handicapped and receives assistance.

    In fact I feel these are the only reasons people should get permanent assistance. Those that fall on hard times should only be eligible for short term assistance. These programs are being abused by the dregs of society and make it difficult for those who really need it to receive or survive off of it.
    Thanks for clarifaction

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