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  1. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, 11 months ago

    Truth out of the mouth of babies.

  2. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Well, if we got rid of those job-killing child labor laws that are keeping these layabouts from getting honest jobs….

  3. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 11 months ago

    Put those babies to work! How dare they ask for handouts!

  4. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Obama’s true jobs programs. That and Disability.
    But hey what else can one expect from a community organizer and chief. He sure knows how to run a Chicago campaign. but to lead? When is the last time you have seen Obama lead?

  5. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 11 months ago

    I see people all the time driving to the local grocery store in their 2012 and 2013 shiny new SUV’s and pulling out their EBT card(food stamps) to fill up on Coco Puffs, Doritos and whatever else they feel like, all on our dime.

    I have no problem helping children and the truly disabled, but these people are far from “going hungry”. Maybe they should be driving a 10 year old economy car or taking the bus so they can at least have the self-respect to feed their own children.

  6. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, 11 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    Hmm… While I don’t disagree that many people on food stamps use them to buy junk food, the people I see walk to the store. I’m gonna call bullshit on the “2012 and 2013 shiny new SUV’s”. You have NEVER seen that. That is the lie propagated since Reagan made up the story of the Cadillac Welfare Queen. In order to get food stamps, you need to go through so many hoops to prove that you do not have enough income to live on without them, you would never pass a credit check for a car more than $5000. Perhaps you could take pictures or film some of these people. You could publish your expose. As they are clearly breaking the law, you would be a hero.

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Its been the right wing plan to reduce taxes so that any entitlements will go unfunded.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    I’ve read some Libertarians who agree. Seriously.

  9. ronald rini

    ronald rini GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Here is a great idea. I looked at a picture of detroit and the streets were full of trash how about anyone collecting welfare go out and clean the streets that way the goverment can save money on street cleaning crews and would have money to help the people that need it . I am sorry I do not mind teaching a person to fish but tired of just giving fish out when I have to eat hamburger helper without the hamburger

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    How close do you get to see all that? I first started hearing early variations on that from other Cons concerning original food stamps.
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    So you followed these people around from when they pulled in to going to the register?
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    You know it is $31.50 per person per month. It goes really fast. So I doubt your story very much.

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Fourcrows You have NEVER seen that. "

    I have seen it also!
    I have also seen them pull out more then one card. What is up with that?

  12. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 hour ago
    @The Wolf In Your Midst
    I’ve read some Libertarians who agree. Seriously."
    There was some guff made about the EPA and IRS or some government organization making farm chores a child could do for his family illegal. So when you are talking about child labor laws, I am not talking about a 19 century sweat shop being put up in the USA. I am talking about a 10 year old feeding the family pigs!

  13. lifebyc

    lifebyc said, 11 months ago

    Jenn, I agree with you most of the time, but the abuse of the system has gotten way out of control. I’ve personally watched a group of individuals go into a grocery store. Money and EBT cards change hands. The EBT cards buy ridiculously inefficient food (like single serving snackables). The cash goes for booze and cigarettes. Food stamps should be limited to healthy, affordable food. No snackables. How about a package of ham and a block of cheese? 100x the food for the same price. And I like how Oklahoma requires drug and alcohol tests for public assistance. I am fiercely protective of our liberties, and I believe in helping the poor, but we cannot tolerate the abuse. If your kid is hungry, I’ll buy her an apple. If your kid is hungry and you want me to subsidize your booze, cigs, and drugs, while you watch your kid eat a snackable, go pound sand, buddy. And I love your work, Jen, but I’m over being a no-matter-what liberal. The truth is in the middle. As offensive and racist as some of the above comments are, we gotta stop the abuse. It’s not the color of your skin, it’s the color of your heart.

  14. TheTruthHurts

    TheTruthHurts said, 11 months ago

    This story is here-say but I believe it true. This person could not buy a pack of smokes with her EBT card. Simply bought x amount of cases of bottled water (for the deposit’s), went around the back of store and (you guessed it) DUMPED it all out !
    But,but,but, that CAN’T BE TRUE ! Truth is stranger than fiction in some cases. In this CASE, water CASES !

  15. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 11 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    I didn’t have to look hard. Here’s a major bust for fraud just 3 days ago.

    http://www.wacotrib.com/news/courts_and_trials/dozens-of-charges-expected-in-alleged-food-stamp-fraud-case/article_f706ac7d-1339-5fa9-bb8b-3c2959e3fab9.html

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