Cool, let's stop giving it to them then.And I don't think they have a say in what a person does with that money anyway. If the state is dumb enough to give cash, then they don't get to attach strings.
Now it's not just as simple as an easily abused system. And as specklebang pointed out above, it's a fairly negligible percentage. There are many factors which encourage staying on welfare including the corporate welfare systems we have which destroy economic mobility. To right the problem would take major upheavals on several levels of current practice and "regulation" (the likes the Republocrats will NEVER implement, their buddy's are the corporations and banks). But you have to start somewhere and you have to move towards fixing a problem instead of exacerbating it.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
It's not hard to do if you've got the balls to do it.
There is alot left open to the states but there are federal guidelines that they all must follow. Meeting MOEs and reporting, transfering 50% of their cases from unemployed to work, and meeting a work activity requirement for example
Honestly, what child do you know that eats nothing but healthy foods? And I would propose that teh reasoning behind not restricting every food choice to something nutritious is because it would cost nearly twice as much. U can get 2 boxes of donuts for the same price as a bag of apples. I can buy 2 pizzas for $7 vs paying $7 for 2 lbs of lean hamburger. Soda costs alot less than juice when it comes to kids. We feed our kids fruits and veggies and buy them milk and all the things that are good for them but by the end of the month its down to vuying affordable products. Only junk food costs $1 and can be stretched enough for 5 people.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
“Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money” Margaret Thatcher
I stop on the south side of Lawton, Ok several times a month to use the ATM in Discount Foods. I have yet to buy a thing in that store. The ATM is close to the Hot Wok where I do spend cash for quick chinee take-out. The OP does a smear by proxy. No real proof how much money is used in the sin locations. More a case of the ATM in the location was used. I'm not about to say NO fraud occurs, just smear hit pieces like this are pot stirrers for those who already are in the Hallelujah Chorus.
Sounds like a bit of right wing whine over a problem all ready with a fix in the pipeline. Is the far right whiners THAT hard up for something to attack social spending during the lead-up to the next round of fighting over where the cuts come from and how deep the cuts go?
MMC- most of your OP was just poo flinging, the last bit about food stamps is not how it is here in SW OK. 'Food Stamps' are far more likely to go for fiddy cent on the dollah than double face value. Double face value just doesn't make sense-
not that a partisan hack piece needs to...