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    Re: Food Stamp Friday at the club! $5 off!

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
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    Re: Food Stamp Friday at the club! $5 off!

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    The second spelling of "promotions" is misspelled.

    "performances" is misspelled.

    "deuce" is misspelled. "komrads" being artistic license I'll let that one go.
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    Re: Food Stamp Friday at the club! $5 off!

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce
    Wait. They can't buy alcohol with the food stamps, so where's the abuse, again?
    You cannot be this ignorant.

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    Re: Food Stamp Friday at the club! $5 off!

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    And the easiest solution is to require those claiming mental disorders to spend time with a licensed medical professional to determine legitimacy.
    They don't already? Jeez, this situation is worse than I thought.

    What incentive do a licensed medical professionals across the country have not to nudge their diagnoses a little higher in severity? The stronger the diagnosis, the more justified the professional is to bill a third party for reimbursement, and the more justified s/he is to use a wider range of psychotropic drugs to treat it, and the happier the patient who comes in and alleges "I can't work, the depression's too bad!" will be when the doctor takes him/her seriously.

    I'm not so willing to cast people off merely because their disease is "episodic" or "easy to treat therapeutically".
    Why not? We don't allege disability due to colds or flus or other illnesses that clear.

    You know who shouldn't be on SSDI? My mother. She receives $1500 a month in SSDI, plus other government assistance. Why? Because she's done so many drugs for so long that she is no longer capable of doing anything productive, both because of her mental state and her physical ill health. She completely destroy herself, and now the government rewards her every month with money to continue her bad habits and food stamps she can trade off for more drugs, in addition to "free" healthcare that will likely cost all of us thousands upon thousand of dollars (she's already been hospitalized once for almost a month due to a septic bowel since being on medicaid). She's the real abuser, somebody who made choices that destroyed her and now gets to continue that destruction with government approval, essentially.
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    Re: Food Stamp Friday at the club! $5 off!

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    They don't already? Jeez, this situation is worse than I thought.
    Well, they require an evaluation by a licensed professional.

    Though that evaluation rarely decides whether or not one gets benefits.
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    Re: Food Stamp Friday at the club! $5 off!

    Instead of focusing on something so diminutive as food stamps or welfare why don't fiscal conservatives talk more about the massive bloated military spending budget?
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    Re: Food Stamp Friday at the club! $5 off!

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Wait. They can't buy alcohol with the food stamps, so where's the abuse, again? A ****ty marketing campaign does not make one guilty of defrauding the taxpayers.



    No it ****ing wouldn't because there isn't any fraud here.
    It's not that it's fraud, that bothers me.
    It's that people who are supposedly so broke they can't feed there family are encouraged to spend their, supposedly limited discretionary income on "going to the club" rather than saving it, to no longer require food stamps.

    To answer Maggie, no they shouldn't being going out for drinks, they're living off public assistance, basically saying they can't afford to feed themselves and their family.
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    Re: Food Stamp Friday at the club! $5 off!

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    To answer Maggie, no they shouldn't being going out for drinks, they're living off public assistance, basically saying they can't afford to feed themselves and their family.
    I don't agree with you. Although I do know that money is fungible, so, in essence, you're probably more right than I.

    I think our public assistance programs (all of them) should help folks to have a "life," meager though it may be -- not just help them so they won't starve to death.
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    Re: Food Stamp Friday at the club! $5 off!

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't agree with you. Although I do know that money is fungible, so, in essence, you're probably more right than I.

    I think our public assistance programs (all of them) should help folks to have a "life," meager though it may be -- not just help them so they won't starve to death.
    What's the point of getting off public assistance, if you helps you to live a decent life?
    If that's the case, what am I working all this overtime for, when I can just get on pub assistance.

    It's easier, than being a responsible adult.
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    Re: Food Stamp Friday at the club! $5 off!

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla
    What's the point of getting off public assistance, if you helps you to live a decent life?
    If that's the case, what am I working all this overtime for, when I can just get on pub assistance.

    It's easier, than being a responsible adult.
    This.

    You create a massive disincentive, not to mention a moral hazard when you try to allow others to "have a life" while on the dole. I would be pissed if I saw someone on welfare with a pack of cigarettes and a 40.

    If someone wants to give of their own money so that the unfortunate can have creature comforts, that's more than fine. Personally, socialist ideas like that make me retch.

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