Food assistance program to match farm...

Food assistance program to match farmers market purchases

There are 15 comments on the KOB-TV story from Aug 25, 2010, titled Food assistance program to match farmers market purchases. In it, KOB-TV reports that:

New Mexicans who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program assistance will get a dollar-for-dollar match from the state when they buy at farmers markets.

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bob

Medicine Hat, Canada

#1 Aug 26, 2010
most is traded for .50 cents on the dollar to buy dope. unless the famer's market sells drugs, they won't gain much business from this crowd.
TREE HUGGER

Rio Rancho, NM

#2 Aug 27, 2010
funny you would know that...hmmm. The point IS...it helps our local growers, Our local economy and many of those trying to make ends meet by selling fresh fruits and vegetables, you Probably don't even buy from here except in a grocers mart which jacks up the prices. Try growing a garden buddy and think more positively. Yea we will ALWAYS have drug deals going on around us but we are NOT ALL like that.
Still Standing

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Aug 27, 2010
TREE HUGGER wrote:
funny you would know that...hmmm. The point IS...it helps our local growers, Our local economy and many of those trying to make ends meet by selling fresh fruits and vegetables, you Probably don't even buy from here except in a grocers mart which jacks up the prices. Try growing a garden buddy and think more positively. Yea we will ALWAYS have drug deals going on around us but we are NOT ALL like that.
I don't think he was saying the vendors were selling dope, I think he was talking ab out the welfare recipients.
your

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Aug 27, 2010
Still Standing wrote:
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I don't think he was saying the vendors were selling dope, I think he was talking ab out the welfare recipients.
point? I see, people who get in a bind and need food are really druggies.
Still Standing

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Aug 27, 2010
It seems good in theory except instead of the career welfare recipients getting this benefit, it should go to those who are actually in need. The disabed, the elderly, and the "Grey area " people.
Still Standing

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Aug 27, 2010
your wrote:
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point? I see, people who get in a bind and need food are really druggies.
Don't get so defensive. I wqs talking about the career welfare recipients.
Still Standing

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Aug 27, 2010
There are people out there working 2 or more jobs to support their families. All I am saying is they should get a little help. These "Grey area" people (they don't have much left for food after they pay their bills and taxes but they don't qualify for any assistance.)

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

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#8 Aug 27, 2010
Still Standing wrote:
It seems good in theory except instead of the career welfare recipients getting this benefit, it should go to those who are actually in need. The disabed, the elderly, and the "Grey area " people.
Would that give them a 'soft landing'?
beenthere

Rio Rancho, NM

#9 Aug 27, 2010
CornDogz wrote:
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Would that give them a 'soft landing'?
I don't understand what you mean by that.
HateCrime

Silver City, NM

#10 Aug 27, 2010
More freebies please...It's my right...to milk the system...Stay asleep
conrad

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Aug 27, 2010
The fancy-panted caballeros of the richardson progressive ilk roast their goats and toss the scraps from the tops of their silver saddles to us poor American Mesitzos below.
Still Standing

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Aug 27, 2010
conrad wrote:
The fancy-panted caballeros of the richardson progressive ilk roast their goats and toss the scraps from the tops of their silver saddles to us poor American Mesitzos below.
Oh you poor poor thing.
bob

Medicine Hat, Canada

#13 Aug 28, 2010
TREE HUGGER wrote:
funny you would know that...hmmm. The point IS...it helps our local growers, Our local economy and many of those trying to make ends meet by selling fresh fruits and vegetables, you Probably don't even buy from here except in a grocers mart which jacks up the prices. Try growing a garden buddy and think more positively. Yea we will ALWAYS have drug deals going on around us but we are NOT ALL like that.
you're right tree hugger, i'll try to be more positive. to support a strong farmer's market is really good for a lot of people and reasons.
fscott

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Aug 31, 2010
Ken Mehlman is my hero and role model. Now that he has shown the courage to come out of the closet and admit that he is gay and that he has been a fraud, a liar, and a hypocrite.

I fscott am also admitting that I am gay and that I have been a been hiding behind my conservative, racial bigotry, and hypocricy.

Now I am free to be my real gay self. si si
support

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Sep 7, 2011
i know many people who get food stamps and they would greatly benifit from this not all needy familys sell their benifits for drugs and those are the people who will get the rewards

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