SESIf you're so desparate for food that you have to...Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:11am18.104.22.168...accept charity from the taxpayers, you shouldn't be using that charity to buy steak and lobster, or champagne, or Fast Food, or eating dinner out at three times what it would cost to buy food at a grocery store.
My daughter sees this all the time in her job as a cashier at the local Grocery Store. People come in and use their Food Stamps to buy garbage food (chips, frozen pizza, soda, etc.) and then when that's paid for they pull out their cash to pay for beer and cigarettes.
The point being that OBVIOUSLY the criteria for qualifying for Food Stamps is WAY too lenient. People like that don't NEED Food Stamps.
Same goes for kids getting free or reduced price lunches. There is NO WAY that something over 25% of the kids in this affluent suburb of Richmond should be able to qualify for free or reduced price lunches.
So, when you here people bitching and moaning about how the evil Republicans are trying to balance the budget on the backs of the poor and downtrodden by cutting back on government charity, tell them to shut the hell up.
- But he's doing so regardless... Poppet, Thu Feb 10 4:56pmBut he's doing so regardless of what the food stamps are spent on...and you only get a certain amount per month (I presume). If dumbasses want to run short before the end of the month, that's their... more
- If you're so desparate for food that you have to... SES, Fri Feb 11 7:11am
- I think that on an indivdiual scale you are certainly Sprout, Thu Feb 10 5:05pmcorrect... But when one calculates in the bigger picture of larger numbers of individuals wasting social support dollars, we start to get into real money... In addition, do you really think that when ... more
- Fair enough. Poppet, Thu Feb 10 5:32pmIf someone spend sup their food assistance, they are indeed going to be looking at some other form of charity, that's true. More often than not, this will be private charity, which has no effect on... more
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