Commodities to replace foodstamps

Commodities to replace foodstamps

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Rosebud

Bladensburg, MD

#1 Feb 13, 2018
That will sure take a bite out of the enticement of the program . I totally agree with replacing half the snap program with boxes commodities . There is plenty of.needy.people in the state but their is too much fraud in the present system . Next he needs to work on HUD and the abuse in it . Nine.months.out of rhd year children om the program get 2 and sometimes 3 free meals at.school There is no reason kids on the program are going hungry at home as is claimed now .
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Oxnard

East Lansing, MI

#3 Feb 14, 2018
Rosebud wrote:
That will sure take a bite out of the enticement of the program . I totally agree with replacing half the snap program with boxes commodities . There is plenty of.needy.people in the state but their is too much fraud in the present system . Next he needs to work on HUD and the abuse in it . Nine.months.out of rhd year children om the program get 2 and sometimes 3 free meals at.school There is no reason kids on the program are going hungry at home as is claimed now .
Why must you people be so stupid?

No, you are wrong. First its not going to take a bite out of the "entitlement" program because its FAR more expensive.

You do realize that commodities existed and were far more expensive for the government to get involved in purchasing and food production than it was to subsidize it as they did with the SNAP program. It was far cheaper and more efficient to stick with food stamps than it was for the government picking winners and losers.That was why they nearly abandoned the commodities programs

And Trump wants to add delivery onto it?!?! Distribution and delivery is by far the most expensive part of the whole process. Just ask Amazon.

Its sickening watching people like you who cant even spell the things you are trying to talk about, try to weigh in on a subject beyond their comprehension as if anyone should actually listen to what they have to say.

Look, it is not that the things you want are inherently wrong. Its that you do not actually know if its wrong or not, and you most certainly have no clue on how to fix it, so you just parrot what ever line of BS the people who told you it was a problem in the first place want you to think. Yet you cannot even understand or recognize that you are being manipulated and used as free PR puppets. I would say you are no better than a common street walker, but at least they get something of value out of selling themselves out.

You need to sit down and shut up until you can figure out why you cant be trusted with a thought of your own.
Ubotherme

Beckley, WV

#4 Feb 14, 2018
Rosebud wrote:
That will sure take a bite out of the enticement of the program . I totally agree with replacing half the snap program with boxes commodities . There is plenty of.needy.people in the state but their is too much fraud in the present system . Next he needs to work on HUD and the abuse in it . Nine.months.out of rhd year children om the program get 2 and sometimes 3 free meals at.school There is no reason kids on the program are going hungry at home as is claimed now .
Sounds like a step toward communism to me. Why would anyone say people don't have the right to eat what they want because they are poor. Ridiculous!
Losingournation

United States

#5 Feb 14, 2018
His latest example of trying to keep stealing from the poor to give to the rich.
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another one wondering

Huntington, WV

#7 Feb 15, 2018
Ubotherme wrote:
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Sounds like a step toward communism to me. Why would anyone say people don't have the right to eat what they want because they are poor. Ridiculous!
They are not saying people don't have the right to eat what they want. It's the idea that the program now allows to much freedom to abuse it. Is it OK to take someone to the store and buy food so they can trade it for cash? That's taking food from kids mouths. Many reasons the commodity program will work. Too many give away programs are being abused.
Ubotherme

Beckley, WV

#8 Feb 16, 2018
another one wondering wrote:
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They are not saying people don't have the right to eat what they want. It's the idea that the program now allows to much freedom to abuse it. Is it OK to take someone to the store and buy food so they can trade it for cash? That's taking food from kids mouths. Many reasons the commodity program will work. Too many give away programs are being abused.
sure they would be taking away the right for one to choose. The boxes will be packed with whatever food whoever decides is appropriate
for food stamp recipients to eat and deducting whatever amount from their food stamp allotment, therefore, taking away one's right to choose what they will be having to eat. People will always find ways to abuse whatever "system" they are bound to so im not saying nothing should change. Im just saying this is not an appropriate resolution.
another one wondering

Huntington, WV

#9 Feb 16, 2018
Ubotherme wrote:
<quoted text>sure they would be taking away the right for one to choose. The boxes will be packed with whatever food whoever decides is appropriate
for food stamp recipients to eat and deducting whatever amount from their food stamp allotment, therefore, taking away one's right to choose what they will be having to eat. People will always find ways to abuse whatever "system" they are bound to so im not saying nothing should change. Im just saying this is not an appropriate resolution.
Many years ago it worked and people didn't complain. My husband and I live on retirement income and we don't always get to choose what we eat. We eat what our budget allows us to buy. The system that we have now is abused, maybe if the state allocates food it will be used to feed their families.
Just saying

Red House, WV

#10 Feb 16, 2018
You canít actually sell your food stamps for cash because they are on a ebt card so you would have to buy food to sell for cash there for making it easier to do with the food being shipped to your door you wouldnít even have to make a trip to Walmart I donít get snap but hey thatís common sense
another one wondering

Huntington, WV

#11 Feb 17, 2018
Just saying wrote:
You canít actually sell your food stamps for cash because they are on a ebt card so you would have to buy food to sell for cash there for making it easier to do with the food being shipped to your door you wouldnít even have to make a trip to Walmart I donít get snap but hey thatís common sense
Common sense would tell you that they will probably keep the food because that's what they will have to eat. If they sell the food, let them go hungry until their nest allotment
Losingournation

Saint Albans, WV

#12 Feb 17, 2018
Unless we all die first everyone in the USA is going to lose our nation if things continues as they are.
Ubotherme

Beckley, WV

#13 Feb 17, 2018
Losingournation wrote:
Unless we all die first everyone in the USA is going to lose our nation if things continues as they are.
I agree with you 100%! I absolutely believe that and its a pretty scary thought. It feels as though we keep giving up our freedoms with no resistance or questions just because our government minces words about new policies that we are bound to live by. Like it or not but we are a brainwashed society.[SIDE NOTE] Good debate everyone! It's refreshing to see that we can have discussions like adults even if we don't agree with one another.
John

United States

#14 Feb 17, 2018
Ubotherme wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with you 100%! I absolutely believe that and its a pretty scary thought. It feels as though we keep giving up our freedoms with no resistance or questions just because our government minces words about new policies that we are bound to live by. Like it or not but we are a brainwashed society.[SIDE NOTE] Good debate everyone! It's refreshing to see that we can have discussions like adults even if we don't agree with one another.
Getting food stamps is not a freedom if u need assistance then take the assistance thatís available even if itís a box of food u didnít get to pick out. Thatís part of the problem with the program is everyone thinks that is something they are owed itís assistance not somthing you are owed not a right itís not even somthing most have worked for. beggars canít be choosers
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Losingournation

Arnoldsburg, WV

#16 Feb 18, 2018
John wrote:
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Getting food stamps is not a freedom if u need assistance then take the assistance thatís available even if itís a box of food u didnít get to pick out. Thatís part of the problem with the program is everyone thinks that is something they are owed itís assistance not somthing you are owed not a right itís not even somthing most have worked for. beggars canít be choosers
John. Could you explain with more detail how the current food stamp program works?
another one wondering

Huntington, WV

#17 Feb 18, 2018
John wrote:
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Getting food stamps is not a freedom if u need assistance then take the assistance thatís available even if itís a box of food u didnít get to pick out. Thatís part of the problem with the program is everyone thinks that is something they are owed itís assistance not somthing you are owed not a right itís not even somthing most have worked for. beggars canít be choosers
The working class is tired of going to the store and spending our hard earned money, while a lot of lazy butts are proud to be spending their EBT card or whatever they call them. If someone needs the assistance I am for that, but the attitude some have makes me sick. Stop being lazy, get you 3 or 3 part time jobs if that's what it takes.
Mother

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Feb 18, 2018
Losingournation wrote:
His latest example of trying to keep stealing from the poor to give to the rich.
Hey it was commodities was how it was years ago. It was good enough for me. If you don't like it go get a job.
Honestly

Arnoldsburg, WV

#19 Feb 18, 2018
Mother wrote:
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Hey it was commodities was how it was years ago. It was good enough for me. If you don't like it go get a job.
Mother you're mimicking the delusional state of the current POTUS.
Fake news

Charleston, WV

#20 Feb 18, 2018
Honestly wrote:
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Mother you're mimicking the delusional state of the current POTUS.
Putin is the real POTUS. Trump is the fake one.
Ubotherme

Beckley, WV

#21 Feb 19, 2018
John wrote:
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Getting food stamps is not a freedom if u need assistance then take the assistance thatís available even if itís a box of food u didnít get to pick out. Thatís part of the problem with the program is everyone thinks that is something they are owed itís assistance not somthing you are owed not a right itís not even somthing most have worked for. beggars canít be choosers
you make a good point but let's not forget there are plenty of hard working families that can't make ends meet because of our low minimum wage. Would you call them beggars or resent them for needing a little extra help? I agree that food stamps are not a freedom but they are a right that was given to poor Americans in an effort to end hunger. The freedom lies with the ability to go to the grocery store and make your own decisions on what to buy to feed your family. I think there is a common misconception that people who need government assistance are living large on the people's dollar. I just don't believe that's true. I would imagine its not all fun and games to live like that. Sending boxes is not the right solution. Trump is going to require food stamp recipients who don't have children work or volunteer 20hrs a week. I think that is a more positive approach toward welfare reform.
Solano for the truth

Beckley, WV

#22 Feb 19, 2018
55% of the US budget is spent on the military in endless wars thru out the globe protecting and promoting the financial interest of big corporations. How long have we been in Afghanistan now?...Do you realize that they are sitting on top of trillions in rare earth minerals that corporations want? Thats the real reason for these wars ..its all about resources that the corporations take over and make endless amounts of money on. This is real welfare...corporate welfare for the super rich and here people are complaining about some schmuck thats eating to good for their taste.Maybe that neighbor with a full belly wont be so tempted to rob your house now because one way or another he is going to eat.The 1% is eating caviar off the military industrial complex dining table but you are worried about the crumbs that fall to the poor
Realnews

Hockessin, DE

#23 Feb 19, 2018
Brother, that is maybe the most clear assessment of our country today that i have heard. The more the middle points the finger at the bottom, the more the top gets away with.

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