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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    That’s about a 4% cut in the program that has doubled in size under Barry. Maybe people will have to cut back on their Snicker bars or Pepsi’s when spending other people’s money.
    Or maybe they can work and buy their own groceries like the rest of us?

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    Don’t believe me?
    So what exactly can SNAP recipients buy with their benefits? There are a few restrictions, against alcohol, and tobacco for instance. But curiously, most junk food is fair game, calling into question whether the “nutrition” in SNAP means much to lawmakers at all. Here are just a few of the items one can buy:

    Red Bull
    Sugary Soda
    Candy
    Mixes for alcoholic beverages
    Artificial sweetener

    5 Surprising Things You Can Buy With Food Stamps | TIME.com http://business.time.com/2013/11/01/5-surprising-things-you-can-buy-with-food-stamps/#ixzz2jwKR8PeD

  3. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    But if it saves one child…
    How would it look if we stopped taxing production, distribution, transportation, labor, energy, property, equipment and everything else that puts food on the grocery store shelves and makes everything cost three times what it would without the Invisible Hand of the free market in your back pocket all the time?
    Why is this never an option, instead of providing subsidies to support the poverty class and maintain the corporate price structures that destroy family farms and groceries, along with the inheritance tax laws that require any family inheriting a farm to cough up half its value in taxes? If Michael Jackson paid off a supposed victim like this, it would be widely speculated that he was culpable of some impropriety. But the press would also jump to publish whatever salacious gleanings they could procure in that case, where they work diligently to bury and gleanings of intelligence that would identify the source problems with our economy that keep millions in poverty.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    I used to work in a corner market. I was perturbed by what food stamp users could purchase with them. Candy, carbonated beverages, and salty snacks should be eliminated from the program. I agree with that assertion. So why doesn’t the so-called conservatives introduce a measure that adjusts the approved list instead of demanding blanket cuts?

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Let’s not mention the card holders that now will have to collect a few more aluminum cans to get enough cash for their drug fix either…

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Actually Oscar, in my case I am not heartless! I have the heart of a small child and I keep it in a box on my dresser at home!
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    ;)

  7. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 3 years ago

    The hospital assisted me in fast tracking my Food Stamps after the last visit. The card showed up yesterday.
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    I do not mind that it is less than it would have been, Seems the social assistance workers in the hospital are under the impression that better eating will lead to less visits.
    They could be right.
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    Not being dropped by the insurance company I paid into for forty years would have been best, but the hate group that fought the ACA delayed it long enough for me to be dropped and now I leach off the employed taxpayers for my health care in the ER.
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    Thanks a bunch guys.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 3 years ago

    Your assumption that she doesn’t work is telling.
    But why couldn’t a healthy person work? Well, it might be because there’s more people looking for jobs than there are jobs available.
    But I guess she should just start a business of her own, if she could just borrow money from Mitt Romney’s parents….

  9. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    People are using their EBT cards to purchase luxury items (steak and lobster) as well as junk food. EBT cards should be highly restricted and tightly regulated. We would all be better off if they were only valid to purchase healthy and sustainable food items.

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    You’re really a liberal mole, aren’t you

    There are still plenty of conservatives who think Saddam was behind 9/11, convinced he sent his WMDs to Syria, & that we did the right thing.

    The architects behind the Iraq invasion are still out there getting on cable news & writing op-eds.

    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/10-years-later-the-architects-the-iraq-wa

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Jase99

    I used to work in a corner market. I was perturbed by what food stamp users could purchase with them.

    How dare SNAP recipients think they deserve to eat the same crap as the rest of us?!?!? As the wise queen said, “Let them eat kale!”

    Yes, yes, we should take soda & chips off the SNAP shopping list. The bigger problem is that places where poverty is worst, have the least number of decent food retailers.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    You mean like the FAIR TAX!!!

    You mean, “the job-killing consumption tax”.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    But weren’t you apoplectic about Mr. Bloomberg’s attempt to restrict people from buying large glasses of sugar water? What was that about a nanny state? So, if you restrict SNAP recipients from buying Red Bull, are you a nanny-democrat? Please be consistent.

    I happen to agree: people should buy only healthy foods, regardless of who is paying. But who’s going to tell people that they have to do this?

  14. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “You mean like the FAIR TAX!!!!”
    =-=-=-=-=-=
    This is the sort of talk that starts out all “ooh” and “ah” and ends up with people being burned at the stake in the public square for dancing with demons in the pale moonlight.
    And I knew that even before I read the response to your comment wherein the Fair Tax is considered a job killing consumption tax. Because somehow a tax on production is not a tax on consumption if you stand on your head and hold your bong hit long enough. If I refuse to look, it isn’t there.

  15. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    It is the duty of every citizen to give a tithe for the charity afforded to less fortunate citizens, or else armed men will come to your door and seize your property and freeze your assets and accounts. When a man demands charity at gunpoint, it is best to just give him your money and jewelry and count yourself lucky if you don’t get raped and killed in the bargain.

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