Trump cuts Food Stamps

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Jimdamick, Feb 12, 2018.


    UncleBuck Well-Known Member

    be REASONABLE. clayton was POOR once. he knows that you could NEVER sell or trade food for other items or cash. EVER
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    abandonconflict Well-Known Member

    It's ok, he's not a sensitive snowflake who will cry just because someone disagrees with him or finds his views offensive.
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    SneekyNinja Well-Known Member

    UBI works in the places it has been tried.

    We should try it.

    Give people a certain amount every month, if they want to work on top of it then fine, but there would be absolutely no room left for bitching on either side of the aisle.

    see4 Well-Known Member

    T-Pain would be proud!

    schuylaar Well-Known Member

    some people take those unwanted cans from food bank back to retailer in exchange for other items or a gift card.
    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member

    I see your point. Some people will accept charity when they are perfectly capable of helping themselves. How I approach this is, if somebody is physically unable to do much, or in desperate circumstances it's usually a gift. If somebody can help in some way, I ask / accept their help and/ or barter with them. Of course no food has to be wasted, if you have chickens, they'll turn excess produce into eggs, meat and fertilizer.
    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member

    About how much of your time is spent doing actual charity for people that you have determined could use it and why do you think it's okay to force other people to help those they've determined they'd prefer not to?

    Hating or loving "the poor" fails to see those people as individuals, some who might be good people and some might be lazy ignorant slobs. Do you offer your couch and a hot meal to lazy ignorant slobs or do you discriminate and help those you think might appreciate it? Or does the badman have first dibs on your couch?
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    schuylaar Well-Known Member

    well wait a sec..the news said it was going to be food box delivery service like Blue Apron..surely you'll get the whole month in one box?:lol:

    trumps most 'let them eat cake' moment to awesome idea if there were no limitation on benefit. $200 doesn't go far unless you eat Ramen everyday.

    this does take away freedom of choice though- a lockstep in the wrong thing you know they'll want to start drug testing recipients or maybe tattoo their benefits number on their left forearm:wink:
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    chiqifella Well-Known Member


    Increase food stamps to the needy

    hand out free:

    soda pop=$357.7 million
    candy,- $96.2 million
    coffee=$82.3 million
    cake= $68.2 million
    water=$77 million

    maybe parents could then afford to buy good food for their children?

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    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member

    That's a very telling chart.

    If governments didn't warehouse people in projects and "let" them homestead land which government claims to own, maybe people could work on feeding themselves? Treating people like children, rather than like people capable of helping themselves if given a hand up. keeps them in a perpetual cycle of dependence and poverty.
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    chiqifella Well-Known Member

    appears their plan has been working out successfully (for them)for many decades
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    Rob Roy Well-Known Member

    If you control what the questions are allowed to be, the answers are less important.
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    dandyrandy Well-Known Member

    Cut corporate welfare.
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    ANC Well-Known Member

    Maybe that is your sense of privilege talking. Maybe they are just ticking by. It is nice to prepare nice food if you have a fridge to keep it so you don't have to buy micro portions at an extra markup.
    It is nice to prepare food if you have an oven. The reason African Americans and other minority groups like to eat or buy chicken is that it is some of the cheapest protein they can feed their families with, already prepared.

    The soda and sweets is a source of carbohydrates (the most ecological if I may add, just not healty) many would not survive without.
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    schuylaar Well-Known Member

    if you control which candidates are allowed to run?..if you allow FB to filter your content under guise of 'personalization' and 'individuality'?

    chiqifella Well-Known Member

    If I stopped working, trading my hours for dollars, I started to become hungry and the heat was off. When there was no work I moved to cheaper living and more employment. Took much longer to accept than it it did to understand.
    I figure a half a billion dollars worth of extra food stamps handed out to the needy, along with the items I mentioned for free...might actually do some good. I cant imagine being a human against that policy. Maybe no nukes for a year or something....
    Food stamps should not purchase soda and candy bars before toothpaste and toilet paper,
    I know, be nice to have a toilet to shit in right......:P

    ANC Well-Known Member

    I agree mate, they spend trillions on bullshit, you are talking small change.
    We have to return the right to dignity and all its facets to the people.
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    chiqifella Well-Known Member

    It appears we have lost the where with all to succeed at such a task many years ago.
    I agree, and believe the whole food stamp program is peanuts, but hey, makes for big convo in the riu right
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    captainmorgan Well-Known Member

    The right is fueled by hate and they will starve their own poor whites before giving what they call hand outs to any dark skinned people. They'll cut off their nose to spite their face so to speak,it's who they are.
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    UncleBuck Well-Known Member

    Coo youtube video. You poor whites face so much hardship from muslims.

    Poor white victim you
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