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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I've never seen a food stamp, let alone used one, in my life.

    I actually have no idea how much food stamps are issued but if it's only $36 a month, then I think that's disgraceful and I can't understand why anybody bitches about it. I think the amount involved is higher - considerably higher - and I do feel there should be a margin of error allowance. Deuce backed me into a corner so I chose $99.99 but maybe it would be fairer to use a percentage, particularly if your $36 figure is correct.

    When a beggar asks me for money, I don't throw them a penny. I give then at least $1. So, I hope someone can clear up this food stamp amount issue.
    I used to get $417 a month with a family of four. Maybe Canada is different.

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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I do hope it translates into strip until the balance is back to equal. Loss of food stamps until the account is back to zero would be fine. It's hard to consider criminal charges for stupidity, because there's no law against it.
    If there were, I'd certainly be in jail.

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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I used to get $417 a month with a family of four. Maybe Canada is different.
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    If there were, I'd certainly be in jail.
    $417 isn't generous but it's not ridiculous. I never go to grocery stores so I'm subject to sticker shock.

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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    You're pretending like WALMART is the only place - in any town - that takes WIC, Foodstamps (etc etc etc).

    It's NOT.

    I WAS a food stamp recipient and I didn't even have a freaking car - I know that ONE STORE isn't the only OPTION. GAH! No one starves to death because Walmart's ****ing system goes the **** down.

    I suppose, now, you're going to argue that the thieves who abused the system shouldn't get their food stamps taken away.
    two wal mart locations were the ones who deviated from the $50 protocol, but then why would i expect you to have read the initial cite

    no, the thieves who abused the system should be punished. but in a court of law. by the party which was defrauded. hint: it was not the government! they should not lose their legal benefits arbitrarily by jindal's actions. within the court, a determination can be found who intended to buy more than they had funds to cover, and who over-bought only because the system was unable to tell them how much money remained in their SNAP account

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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    two wal mart locations were the ones who deviated from the $50 protocol, but then why would i expect you to have read the initial cite

    no, the thieves who abused the system should be punished. but in a court of law. by the party which was defrauded. hint: it was not the government! they should not lose their legal benefits arbitrarily by jindal's actions. within the court, a determination can be found who intended to buy more than they had funds to cover, and who over-bought only because the system was unable to tell them how much money remained in their SNAP account

    unlike many of you, i do not subscribe to the routine of "ready, fire, aim"
    Well, sorry, but SNAP regulations allow for such administrative sanctions. Live by the government bureau, die by the government bureau! As much as recipients of government handouts might talk about it being "their money", it's not their money. They have no right to claim ownership of it just like recipients of Social Security have no right to claim ownership of those payments. They are payments you receive if and only if the government in its magnanimous generosity deigns to provide you with such.

    All in all, it's just better to f*** off from the government and get by on your own if it's even remotely possible.

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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Poor Wal-mart. I'm sure they won't be able to possibly wont be able to make up the money they lost.
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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    I would have done the same thing. Business deals are shady all the time and nobody calls them out on it. But when a regular every day person who is just trying to make ends meet and feed their family does it, then the world ends. You have probably heard it before, but why is it easier to believe that millions of Americans are lazy than a select few are greedy? Money is not always a direct indicator for work ethic.
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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    As much as recipients of government handouts might talk about it being "their money", it's not their money. They have no right to claim ownership of it just like recipients of Social Security have no right to claim ownership of those payments. They are payments you receive if and only if the government in its magnanimous generosity deigns to provide you with such.
    Social Security isn't welfare. Social Security is an insurance program and everyone who collects Social Security earned that money and bought and paid for the program that pays them that money-- it is their money.

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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    I would have done the same thing. Business deals are shady all the time and nobody calls them out on it. But when a regular every day person who is just trying to make ends meet and feed their family does it, then the world ends. You have probably heard it before, but why is it easier to believe that millions of Americans are lazy than a select few are greedy? Money is not always a direct indicator for work ethic.
    Why do you view it as an either/or scenario and ignore the impact such benefit fleecing has on people who rely on them? Again, this is what made the original thread so funny, because you had two groups basically willing to bend over backwards to excuse and justify the actions of their pet political interests, while completely vilifying the other.

    Talk about your complete absence of balance and reason

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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    I thought louisiana was a conservative state. Shouldn't they be *rejecting* food stamps at every opportunity? Whenever i hear those deep southerners say they'd rather starve than rely on government, i know they're full of it.

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