Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    If Dums had agreed to at least a part-time work requirement for food stamp recipients, then this bill would’ve passed.
    Instead they prefer to keep those 45 million Americans dependent on the government dole.
    Anything to keep their base.

  2. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, over 3 years ago

    The unemployed expect so much. In the good old days the landlord fired a surf by burning the hut down with the family in it. No need for food stamps in those days.
    Let them eat cake.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Serf’s UP! (sorry, couldn’t resist Greydave and Michael.)
    A full report on this issue shows both parties snatching defeat from the jaws of victory with requirements, earmarks and add ons that made this bill worthy of failure rather than working together in a bipartisan fashion to create a bill that would benefit a majority of Americans.
    It will be easy for people to defend their ‘side’, but the truly objective will see the degree to which each party is at fault and they are, BOTH at fault.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    you have my vote look how nice Detroit would look if they made them go out and clean the street and so not forget the money they wasted on ethanol

  5. Rick

    Rick said, over 3 years ago

    Unfortunately, the food stamps are held hostage by special interest agri-business. All the subsidies go to millionaire farmers who don’t need any help.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    @Russell and @rixtex:

    Stop! You’re both right!

    On one hand, there are legitimate needs for agriculture and for unfortunates. On the other, there’s corporate welfare for agribusiness, and food stamp cheats. As Respectful Troll correctly points out, there is fat to cut, and if we are willing to work together, we can get a better bill than what has been proposed in the past. Instead, our “representatives” demand that their pork be included, and no one budges. And then the finger-pointing starts.

    So it goes, over and over and over. Do we have the guts to throw the bums out?

  7. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    the “Farm Bill” is proof positive of Congress’ deceptions in legislating like a Scam Artist.
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    Originally the USDA had the goal of helping farmers, the producers of foodstuff, avoid losing land and equipment due to years of drought or flood or storm damages; and to teach good farming techniques such as rotation of crops and adding back depleted minerals to the soil.
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    Food Stamps are actually WELFARE for people who are means tested; and some of whom do not have any idea of how milk and bread and meat get to their supermarket.
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    Putting 80% of farming’s “budget” into WELFARE for non-farmers is the ultimate congressional SCAM.
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    (I own a small farm, I know the truth about these government induced dependencies)

  8. Boots at the Boar

    Boots at the Boar said, over 3 years ago

    Just because someone could work, doesn’t mean that they can if those with the means to employ them won’t hire them. You can either feed them inside of prison, or outside. Only fools, drunks, and drug addicts won’t become violent if they can’t afford basic needs.

  9. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    Farmers in Iowa are farming on $8,500 per acre land with $400,000 tractors and $500,000 combines. More public money going into farming tends to get capitalized back into higher priced land. Somehow I don’t think subsidized farming is what is needed. America’s subsidized cheap food policy is also hurting farming in less wealthy countries who are unable to compete with America in subsidized food production. For that matter, America can no longer afford subsidies to industries that will function quite well without them.

  10. beanerbo

    beanerbo said, over 3 years ago

    I am glad all those fortunate people have jobs that let them afford to eat, they should study the part of society that try to cope with the lack of jobs or sub paying jobs, those who serve their dinners at the eatery. Do they fit in the 1/3 of the below poverty level? Lucky them.

  11. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    Why not copy, delete, and redo with corrections?

  12. wbr

    wbr said, over 3 years ago

    how to improve the farm bill 1] a cap on how much can go to a farmer 2] some work for local gov for food stamps and unemployment

  13. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    russell5419 said,“… I know a guy on welfare and food stamps, and is perfectly able to get a job and works, he’s just too lazy and our government(us) support his lazy ass….”

    Well, hey; if you know one guy, that pretty much proves it.
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    All the people I know on food stamps have jobs except 2. They’re a couple – He farms and has a handyman business (a darn hard worker) and she is permanently disabled. Letting people starve or go malnourished is bad policy.

  14. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    @CasualBrowser

    I agree with you. I know a couple that is having a tough time. She does bookkeeping but isn’t certified. He had a stroke and can’t drive a car, but he drives a golf cart. and goes around painting and doing handyman jobs. In their early 50s with no kids, they need assistance.

  15. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “It will be easy for people to defend their ‘side’, but the truly objective will see the degree to which each party is at fault and they are, BOTH at fault.”

    They most certainly are. If we keep saying it often enough, maybe it will penetrate. Until people truly grasp that, we are dead in the water. And maybe, just dead.

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