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    Food Stamp Friday at the club! $5 off!

    When I first saw this, I thought it was a joke then I found the places Facebook page and this article:
    'Food Stamp Friday' At Alabama Rose Supper Club Grants Needy Reduced Cover Charge

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    So I posted in another thread before about the many abuses to our system. This just epitomizes it. This club is asking people to flaunt that they are taking advantage. Oh, and yeah they probably will show up with their brand new Androids and iPhones. White, black, or hispanic this is annoying to me. I have seen the abuses of the system several times, and despite abuse being down (according to government) since 1999, it is likely far more rampant.

    Yet, I also know plenty that should be able to get it but don't qualify because they don't cheat the system. Something about it needs to be done to be properly effective. I believe the system has it's place, but supplementing cashiers with three kids with a discount to a bar so a guy can get her drunk and knock her up with another kid is NOT what it should ever be used for.
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    Re: Food Stamp Friday at the club! $5 off!

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    When I first saw this, I thought it was a joke then I found the places Facebook page and this article:
    'Food Stamp Friday' At Alabama Rose Supper Club Grants Needy Reduced Cover Charge

    SmWqi.jpg

    So I posted in another thread before about the many abuses to our system. This just epitomizes it. This club is asking people to flaunt that they are taking advantage. Oh, and yeah they probably will show up with their brand new Androids and iPhones. White, black, or hispanic


    Hispanic iPhone?!? Gah! Apple is always a step ahead.


    In seriousness though, the real abuses of the system aren't via food stamps.

    They're via SSDI.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
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    Hispanic iPhone?!? Gah! Apple is always a step ahead.


    In seriousness though, the real abuses of the system aren't via food stamps.

    They're via SSDI.
    My step-dad is on disability and definitely needs it. I think from top to bottom welfare for the rich, and poor has it's abuses. I hope within my lifetime these abuses get tackled on all sides so corporations that need the boost get it so we have more jobs, and families that need the boost get it so they can advance further into society.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    My step-dad is on disability and definitely needs it. I think from top to bottom welfare for the rich, and poor has it's abuses. I hope within my lifetime these abuses get tackled on all sides so corporations that need the boost get it so we have more jobs, and families that need the boost get it so they can advance further into society.
    Depressive, anxiety, factitious, somatic, substance abuse, and several other disorders probably need to be struck from the list of qualifying disorders. There are numerous that people can simply claim and get a diagnosis and then get disability status. Some people can come in and claim psychotic symptoms. There needs to have been a documented, unmistakable history of psychiatric commitments for psychotic issues before anyone be granted disability for it. Alleging "I hear voices" doesn't cut it. Anyone can claim that. It's just a matter of cleaning house. People with inarguably legitimate disabilities are being put at risk by the types of half-assed disorders people can exploit to get easy benefits. If you care about your dad's benefits, get serious about weeding out the malingerers.
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    Re: Food Stamp Friday at the club! $5 off!

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    When I first saw this, I thought it was a joke then I found the places Facebook page and this article:
    'Food Stamp Friday' At Alabama Rose Supper Club Grants Needy Reduced Cover Charge

    SmWqi.jpg

    So I posted in another thread before about the many abuses to our system. This just epitomizes it. This club is asking people to flaunt that they are taking advantage. Oh, and yeah they probably will show up with their brand new Androids and iPhones. White, black, or hispanic this is annoying to me. I have seen the abuses of the system several times, and despite abuse being down (according to government) since 1999, it is likely far more rampant.

    Yet, I also know plenty that should be able to get it but don't qualify because they don't cheat the system. Something about it needs to be done to be properly effective. I believe the system has it's place, but supplementing cashiers with three kids with a discount to a bar so a guy can get her drunk and knock her up with another kid is NOT what it should ever be used for.
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    Re: Food Stamp Friday at the club! $5 off!

    Wilson says patrons will not be able to use their food stamps to buy alcoholic beverages. He says he hopes the novel approach will draw people to the club.

    Human Resources Department spokesman Barry Sparks says the department does not approve of the promotion. He says food assistance benefits are meant to provide nourishment for hungry families.
    OK, so you can't use food stamps to pay your way into the club, nor to buy alcoholic drinks. However, this promotion is just ****ing tacky. And, in my opinion, this promotion is racist, whether it is a white or a black businessman who is promoting it. Just look at the damn stereotypes in the poster.
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    Re: Food Stamp Friday at the club! $5 off!

    Hey, guess what I found? An event that is targeting white people. It says, "Show your American Express Platinum card at the door and get a discount". It shows a bunch of white people in bedsheets and hoods dancing around a burning cross. One of them is saying "Golly gee, what's cookin', baby?".
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    This is the kind of crap that needs to be called out when we talk about racism in modern society. Even if it's not classically racist, this is the kind of crap that will most likely do the most damage to healthy function of society as it pertains to race.
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    Re: Food Stamp Friday at the club! $5 off!

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Depressive, anxiety, factitious, somatic, substance abuse, and several other disorders probably need to be struck from the list of qualifying disorders. There are numerous that people can simply claim and get a diagnosis and then get disability status. Some people can come in and claim psychotic symptoms. There needs to have been a documented, unmistakable history of psychiatric commitments for psychotic issues before anyone be granted disability for it. Alleging "I hear voices" doesn't cut it. Anyone can claim that. It's just a matter of cleaning house. People with inarguably legitimate disabilities are being put at risk by the types of half-assed disorders people can exploit to get easy benefits. If you care about your dad's benefits, get serious about weeding out the malingerers.
    I've seen first hand that depression can be 100% debilitating. I think, if anything, the processes for proving that your afflication is debilitating needs to be improved, but I don't think arbitrarily dismissing disorders is the means of correcting abuses.

    There have been days when my anxiety has made it nearly impossible for me to leave my house. Only through force of will am I able to function when it peaks. Most people with anxiety aren't able to manage w/o medication, and some have trouble even with meds. It could definitely lead to somebody being unable to function in a work environment.
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    Re: Food Stamp Friday at the club! $5 off!

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Hey, guess what I found? An event that is targeting white people. It says, "Show your American Express Platinum card at the door and get a discount". It shows a bunch of white people in bedsheets and hoods dancing around a burning cross. One of them is saying "Golly gee, what's cookin', baby?".
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