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    Re: Senate Cuts Food Stamp Funds; Leaves Oil and Gas Subsidies Intact

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    I don't trust CEO's to put their own money into charities, and give to the poor. What do businessmen care about? Their bottom line, and if they got tax cuts do you really believe they would give that money to the poor, or just stuff their pockets with it? I'm guessing the latter. I think the whole welfare system needs to be reformed, but I'll stick with welfare than having to rely on private charity.
    How could you not trust CEO's? These billionares got to where they got with hard honest work.

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    Re: Senate Cuts Food Stamp Funds; Leaves Oil and Gas Subsidies Intact

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    How could you not trust CEO's? These billionares got to where they got with hard honest work.
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    Re: Senate Cuts Food Stamp Funds; Leaves Oil and Gas Subsidies Intact

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    Think of all of the children that will starve.
    Or lose weight at least - not eating all those chips and chugging sodas. A huge number of children on welfare are - well - huge. . . and so are their parents.

    The government allocates some money to the states for welfare.
    The states determine *how* the welfare program will be run.

    If the states are facing losing money - they NEED to step in with some serious fraud PREVENTION as well as heavy regulation of what can and cannot be bought with those benefits. (chips and sodas being just two items that should get the axe).

    Years ago when I was on the program I had 3 young children and one infant - all 5 of us received $500.00/month in benefits which was *more* than enough for food - I was a savvy grocery shopper before, during and after benefits - it went really far.
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    Re: Senate Cuts Food Stamp Funds; Leaves Oil and Gas Subsidies Intact

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    Or lose weight at least - not eating all those chips and chugging sodas. A huge number of children on welfare are - well - huge. . . and so are their parents.

    The government allocates some money to the states for welfare.
    The states determine *how* the welfare program will be run.

    If the states are facing losing money - they NEED to step in with some serious fraud PREVENTION as well as heavy regulation of what can and cannot be bought with those benefits. (chips and sodas being just two items that should get the axe).

    Years ago when I was on the program I had 3 young children and one infant - all 5 of us received $500.00/month in benefits which was *more* than enough for food - I was a savvy grocery shopper before, during and after benefits - it went really far.
    Oh I agree, I think the food stamp program should be used to help people get healthy, and start good eating habits. It will only help them to get back on their feet.
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    Re: Senate Cuts Food Stamp Funds; Leaves Oil and Gas Subsidies Intact

    Keyword here is years ago. How long ago is years ago? What were you feeding yourself, and 4 kids on $500 a month?
    "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: Senate Cuts Food Stamp Funds; Leaves Oil and Gas Subsidies Intact

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Keyword here is years ago. How long ago is years ago? What were you feeding yourself, and 4 kids on $500 a month?
    For a more up to date equivalent, my family is receiving food stamps, and I think we get around $700 a month. It lasts us okay, but usually things get scarce around here towards the end of the month.
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    Re: Senate Cuts Food Stamp Funds; Leaves Oil and Gas Subsidies Intact

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    That's pretty hardcore.
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    Re: Senate Cuts Food Stamp Funds; Leaves Oil and Gas Subsidies Intact

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    For a more up to date equivalent, my family is receiving food stamps, and I think we get around $700 a month. It lasts us okay, but usually things get scarce around here towards the end of the month.
    family of how many?

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    Re: Senate Cuts Food Stamp Funds; Leaves Oil and Gas Subsidies Intact

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    family of how many?
    Family of 5.
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    Family of 5.
    very doable.

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