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Signe Wilkinson for November 27, 2013

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  1. Angel cat
    noreenklose  almost 5 years ago

    We have breakfast and lunch at school for the kids. SNAP is supposed to provide dinner. Why are they always talking about hungry kids? Is there some fourth meal that they are missing? I don’t see it.Find out WHY the kids aren’t being fed, and remove the kids from the people who neglect their children.

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    ransomdstone  almost 5 years ago

    That’s cutting the one percent’s life short. Can’t have that!

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  3. Barnette
    Enoki  almost 5 years ago

    The “stimulus” money being used for non-stimulus purposes ran out… How not sad..Like to eat? Like food?Get a !%^$! job!

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    I Play One On TV  almost 5 years ago

    I realize I was too curt with you yesterday regarding your reference showing a Republican plan to fix health care in this country. I apologize; I was in a hurry, and I really don’t like to be called a liar.

    But I wanted to let you know I appreciate the fact you posted a link for me to evaluate. And I will accept the fact that there is at least one Republican plan that isn’t Romney/Ryan, as advocated in the debates.

    After continuing to digest the nuances, I have two further concerns: one….as with Obamacare, the Republican plan trusts the insurance companies to do the heavy lifting, with small amounts of “guidance” along the way. My experience with insurance companies, both as a provider and as a patient, tell me that this is akin to allowing the fox to have keys to the hen-house, and being told when the farmers will be out of town. They have not earned the trust we seem to be willing to give them; simple as that.

    My other concern is the suggestion that those with pre-existing conditions go into a health-care exchange set up by a third party. Putting no one except high-risk people into an insurance situation necessitates huge premiums for the plan to survive. This is like putting those people into a money quarantine.I guarantee that any person who finds out he/she has cancer (for example) and does not have insurance (whether that was the patient’s choice or not) will find that premiums in the health exchange will necessarily be much higher than standard insurance would cost. Cancer patients often cannot work for months during treatment, so even though a health exchange may be available for them, it will be priced out of their range and they will remain uninsured. This means that cancer won’t be treated, but symptoms and side effects during the dying process would be attended to “for free” at emergency rooms. I see no improvement over the previous system; it may actually cost more over time. Plus, it says: if you end up with a pre-existing condition, make some final arrangements. You have no hope of survival. Are you willing to live with a system like that?

    Although there are many reasons to have heartburn over single payer, there is one fact that cannot be ignored: if you want to give everyone an equal chance for health care and treatments for same, everyone has to contribute to the system. No other system I have seen proposed takes care of that issue, unless you have an individual mandate, which it’s pretty obvious that people don’t like. This means something that EVERYONE MUST contribute to; for example, a national sales tax. If you want to buy something, a percentage of the sale goes to a single-payer insurance fund. And everyone buys stuff; this will eliminate the haves who find ways to blame the have-nots for taking their hard-earned money away from them by getting sick.

    Otherwise, we’re back to the question asked of Ron Paul during the debates: If a young healthy person chooses not to purchase insurance, and then is faced with catastrophic illness, should we just let him die?

    Thanks again for posting a link in response to my request. I would be interested to see other Republican plans, if there are any, to see if they are truly revolutionary, or just band-aids to help a failing system live for another couple of years.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  almost 5 years ago

    Hey, I once saw a conservative act irresponsibly with a firearm. That means that all conservatives are insane gun nuts and we need to restrict firearms!See how fun your kind of “reasoning” can be?

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    alise.duhon  almost 5 years ago

    @ Doctor Warbucks:

    And conservatives cannot comprehend anything as simple as moral responsibility. Here are a few SNAP myths, such as the ones you claim to be the truth, that have been thoroughly debunked:

    http://www.snaptohealth.org/debunking-myths-about-food-stamps/

    I hope you will take the time to read this, although refusal to believe empirical evidence because it contradicts their ideology is a common Tea Party trait.

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  7. Jollyroger
    pirate227  almost 5 years ago

    Starving children? Tell them to get a job…

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  8. Barnette
    Enoki  almost 5 years ago

    Well, if government wasn’t force feeding reasons to keep that “Depression” going like massively increasing regulation, putting in place unnecessary regulation, pursuing pipedream ideas of groups like Greentards and Environuts, and at the same time blocking many attempts by private business and industry to actually be productive we might not be in that situation.

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    Jason Allen GC Insider almost 5 years ago

    So the solution is to punish those who aren’t abusing the system? That must be the compassion part of “compassionate conservatism.”

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    Dtroutma GC Insider almost 5 years ago

    One major “side effect” that “doctor warbucks” seems ignorant of is that obesity is one of the major results of MALnutrition! In countries where not enough food is available, skinny and starving is true. In America, where “empty” foods are what’s affordable at low prices that the poor can afford, high calories, and low “balance” is the norm in pre-made meals that are, unfortunately, cheaper than making viable, nutritious, meals from scratch. Add in that so many Americans, from several social strata, have forgotten how to cook, or never learned, and the problem is intensified..

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    edward thomas GC Insider almost 5 years ago

    Liberals know that those poor people couldn’t work a few extra hours a month because THERE ARE NO EFFING JOBS!!! And Excrement-Mart considers full-time to be somewhere well under 40 hours. Ask Florida how much the state is spending to cover costs of Excrement-Mart workers who can’t afford, or don’t qualify for that company’s “generous” health plan!

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    ChangeMe  almost 5 years ago

    It’s an odd country:

    Walmart generously requesting its workers aid on behalf of some of their fellow workers.

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    alise.duhon  almost 5 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt:

    That is so true. I continue to be astonished at not only the complete lack of empathy, but of the intense hatred of these people for their fellow human beings. I don’t know why by now, though. The Republicans have catered to the lowest common denominator of our society for so long, we shouldn’t be surprised when we see the results. It’s a shame.

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    alise.duhon  almost 5 years ago

    @dtroutma:

    Thank you for pointing out that little known fact. Obese individuals are already discriminated against and if they have the bad misfortune to need food assistance, it’s that much worse. It’s impossible to afford healthy food on $4.50 per day and in most cases, grocery stores don’t even operate in impoverished areas. Most of these people are doing the best they can with what little they have.

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    alise.duhon  almost 5 years ago

    @NFLRedskins:

    Thank you for showing us the true face of the Tea Party. I truly feel sorry for you. It must be a cold, hateful place in which you dwell.

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    Jib76  almost 5 years ago

    John 21:14-17New International Version (NIV)14 This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead. 15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” 16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” 17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep!"

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    echoraven  almost 5 years ago

    No sir you are absolutely wrong. There is no fraud, no waste in SNAP. The Kool Aid said so, and anyone who disagrees is a mean spirited meanie and a racist (just to throw that in there).

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