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Jazzy

Fullerton, CA

#1 Nov 2, 2013
Food stamp recipients face a massive benefit cut set to kick in when stimulus funds expire Friday. The nationwide cut “is equivalent to about 16 meals a month for a family of three,” according to a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analysis using the USDA’s “Thrifty Food Plan.” CBPP called the roughly $5 billion annual cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program “unprecedented” in “depth and breadth.”

“If you look across the world, riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food,” Margarette Purvis, the president and CEO of the Food Bank for New York City, told Salon Monday. Purvis said that the looming cut would mean about 76 million meals “that will no longer be on the plates of the poorest families” in NYC alone – a figure that outstrips the total number of meals distributed each year by the Food Bank for New York City, the largest food bank in the country.“There will be an immediate impact,” she said.

“The fact that they’re going to lose what’s basically an entire week’s worth food” each month, said Purvis,“it’s pretty daunting.” She told Salon that while policymakers “are attempting to punish people for being poor,” and “people are comforted by believing that they know that a person has to have done something wrong in order to be poor,” in reality,“I can tell you that more and more folks have more than one job and are still needing help.”(As I reported last week, audio recorded by a McDonald’s worker-activist showed a counselor on an employee hotline encouraging her to sign up for food stamps because it “takes a lot of the pressure off how much money you spend on groceries.”) Purvis added that cutting food stamps was “not even good business sense,” because each dollar of food stamps infuses over $1.70 of spending into the economy.

http://www.salon.com/2013/10/28/riots_always_...
Long Beach Native

Long Beach, CA

#3 Nov 2, 2013
$60 something dollars is 'massive'.

Clearly you either don't have a grasp of what the word means, or you don't work and collect EBT.
black momma

Norwalk, CA

#4 Nov 3, 2013
What happen to us. We don't care if someone feels. We don't care if someone dies, We step over homeless people, We honor a sports figure, We love divorce, We love the news of death, We curse
Out kids,We kill a child and we see color as the motive to embark on what is correct. When was the
Last time we look at a baby
Aceptamos EBT

Long Beach, CA

#5 Nov 3, 2013
How many EBTers swipe their cards at fast food places like Burger King or Pollo Loco, or to get prepared food at 7-Eleven.

If they use their EBT funds to buy basics, like big sacks of rice and dried pinto beans, they'll have plenty to eat.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#6 Nov 3, 2013
Aceptamos EBT wrote:
How many EBTers swipe their cards at fast food places like Burger King or Pollo Loco, or to get prepared food at 7-Eleven.
If they use their EBT funds to buy basics, like big sacks of rice and dried pinto beans, they'll have plenty to eat.
Aceptamos EBT.

You are right. During the depression, us starving White children of worker *("middle")* class moms and dads were overjoyed when Roosevelt provided our out of work moms and dads 100# sacks of potatoes, beans, and an occasional treat of ham hocks and lard. Since the dysfunctional elderly 60s 70s revolutionary dreamers came to power, they have turned the concept of charity and generosity on it's head. Today, ordinary productive disposed worker *("middle")* class White people are becoming increasingly destitute because revolutionary Government activists are busy transferring their meager remaining worth to the indolent obese "fat cats" the so-called "the poor" beneficiary class. Something is very wrong with this picture.

Ronald

Since: Mar 09

Long Beach, CA

#7 Nov 3, 2013
Aceptamos EBT wrote:
How many EBTers swipe their cards at fast food places like Burger King or Pollo Loco, or to get prepared food at 7-Eleven.
If they use their EBT funds to buy basics, like big sacks of rice and dried pinto beans, they'll have plenty to eat.
I have to agree with you on this one. I've never been on Food Stamps and am unemployed at the time. I eat once a day and sometimes go a day without eating.

Since I don't collect Food Stamps I'm not familiar with the amounts paid on a monthly basis. I'm sure it would take some good organization to make the amount last through the thirty days.

I have to agree with the comment above. I don't think it was good that the Fast Food places started accepting them. Who offer nothing but trash with no nutritional value at all. Is that what this program was intended for? Not in my opinion.

For those who have used EBT at these places, you need to rethink your habits. Especially if you have children. A story comes to mind that a neighbor shared with me one time. "I can't understand these kids. I just went to MickeyD's a couple of hours ago for them. Now they're coming to me and saying they're hungry."

...Yeah, their body probably is. HELLO
teacher

Fullerton, CA

#8 Nov 3, 2013
black momma wrote:
What happen to us. We don't care if someone feels. We don't care if someone dies, We step over homeless people, We honor a sports figure, We love divorce, We love the news of death, We curse
Out kids,We kill a child and we see color as the motive to embark on what is correct. When was the
Last time we look at a baby
The problem, black momma, is the average IQ of African Americans is 85. We brought in and bred too many, and now blacks have become a social burden to our society. Go anywhere in the world, when blacks get together in meaningful numbers, they act just as you described. Everywhere.
We need to bring back a safe, sane, limited segregation plan, as well as family planning for blacks vigorously enforced by the state. It's the only way to bring the black population down to manageable levels.
We must also put a freeze on all black immigration from all countries for the next decade, then reevaluate.
Blacks collectively bring down all they come in contact with in significant numbers. America deserves better.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#9 Nov 3, 2013
teacher wrote:
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The problem, black momma, is the average IQ of African Americans is 85. We brought in and bred too many, and now blacks have become a social burden to our society. Go anywhere in the world, when blacks get together in meaningful numbers, they act just as you described. Everywhere.
We need to bring back a safe, sane, limited segregation plan, as well as family planning for blacks vigorously enforced by the state. It's the only way to bring the black population down to manageable levels.
We must also put a freeze on all black immigration from all countries for the next decade, then reevaluate.
Blacks collectively bring down all they come in contact with in significant numbers. America deserves better.
teacher.

When the White man invented the American Government, he designed the Congress to be a deliberative body that would consider and argue all sides of an issue before giving matters the force of law. As the 60s 70s era revolutionaries gained more and more political influence, calm rational deliberation has come more and more under threat of violent "community action" should the nation's body politic arrive at decisions outside of the bounds of political correctness.

The racists tell us that the "Blacks" are impetuous by nature, and that they act without due forethought or consideration regarding the consequences of their actions. That is an ongoing controversy that I choose not to engage in. I could not help to notice, though, that every time Obama wants to stampede the Congress into enacting one of his (ahem) "progressive" laws without giving the matter careful deliberative thought, he plays to his base with exhortations to the Congress to "Hurry up and pass this legislation."

Ronald


Long Beach Native

Long Beach, CA

#10 Nov 3, 2013
Aceptamos EBT wrote:
How many EBTers swipe their cards at fast food places like Burger King or Pollo Loco, or to get prepared food at 7-Eleven.
If they use their EBT funds to buy basics, like big sacks of rice and dried pinto beans, they'll have plenty to eat.
I DO work with those who are on EBT. They can't use their food stamps at fast food restaurants unless they prove they are homeless. But, I agree with the rest. I always try to encourage those on food stamps (and everyone else) to buy bulk, and try and have some sort of back stock in case of an emergency, I cite Katrina as to why. Does anyone think the government/FEMA is really going to come save us...LOL!

Since: Mar 09

Long Beach, CA

#11 Nov 3, 2013
Ronald wrote:
<quoted text>
The racists tell us that the "Blacks" are impetuous by nature, and that they act without due forethought or consideration regarding the consequences of their actions. That is an ongoing controversy that I choose not to engage in. I could not help to notice, though, that every time Obama wants to stampede the Congress into enacting one of his (ahem) "progressive" laws without giving the matter careful deliberative thought, he plays to his base with exhortations to the Congress to "Hurry up and pass this legislation."
Ronald
Hilarious but true. Is anyone aware who introduced the word racist to the public language of this country??...Obama was the first to ever use the term in a public speech.

We are all here in this life and need to put a stop to this damn prejudice that you learn from the television and movie theaters on a monthly basis. Simply, it just doesn't have to be that way but is being passed down and taught from generation to generation.

I mean, HOW CRAZY IS THIS?!?! Here's a perfect example. I produce an online radio show that has a chat room for visitors. Something on the show being aired was mentioned about "Dark Holes in space." Some fool went on this big rant in chat how that reference was racist! I asked, "Can you explain how?" He replied, "Every time the word dark or black is used it refers to something negative."

I couldn't believe it. I was busting up in laughter! I stated, "So... when I turn the lights off in a room at night and it becomes dark, that is a racist remark??"

Then they came back with, "You don't get it. 200 years ago I couldn't buy a house or couldn't vote." ROTFL I replied, "Wow... are you saying you were here 200 years ago??"

Yall need to stop this CHIT!! If not, the children 200 years from now, if this planet exists, will claim they are being judged because of their ethnicity. GIMME A BREAK!! Stop teaching the youth around you old labeling that is centuries old and has no emphasis on anything these days. Only in your minds.

...like the title of this thread. That's where it begins.
adam

Tampa, FL

#12 Nov 3, 2013
Teacher is a serious racist. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Big Bubba BlackCack

Murrieta, CA

#13 Nov 3, 2013
iff yous runs outs of foodz den jus go steal it
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#14 Nov 3, 2013
Great article wrote:
<quoted text>
Hilarious but true. Is anyone aware who introduced the word racist to the public language of this country??...Obama was the first to ever use the term in a public speech.
We are all here in this life and need to put a stop to this damn prejudice that you learn from the television and movie theaters on a monthly basis. Simply, it just doesn't have to be that way but is being passed down and taught from generation to generation.
I mean, HOW CRAZY IS THIS?!?! Here's a perfect example. I produce an online radio show that has a chat room for visitors. Something on the show being aired was mentioned about "Dark Holes in space." Some fool went on this big rant in chat how that reference was racist! I asked, "Can you explain how?" He replied, "Every time the word dark or black is used it refers to something negative."
I couldn't believe it. I was busting up in laughter! I stated, "So... when I turn the lights off in a room at night and it becomes dark, that is a racist remark??"
Then they came back with, "You don't get it. 200 years ago I couldn't buy a house or couldn't vote." ROTFL I replied, "Wow... are you saying you were here 200 years ago??"
Yall need to stop this CHIT!! If not, the children 200 years from now, if this planet exists, will claim they are being judged because of their ethnicity. GIMME A BREAK!! Stop teaching the youth around you old labeling that is centuries old and has no emphasis on anything these days. Only in your minds.
...like the title of this thread. That's where it begins.
Great article.

Good point. Black is not a color. Black is the absence of color. It can rightly be said that the White folks are the true "coloreds" because White is produced by the reflection of all the colors of the light spectrum.

In true Orwellian fashion, after the self-serving racist 60s 70s era revolutionaries took control of the Government schools, they incited whole generations of "Black" children by convincing them that the seven deadly sins - including lust, greed, wrath, envy, pride, and food stamp related gluttony - would free them from real - and increasingly imaginary - grievances.

We all remember when the Government spent untold amounts of hard earned taxpayer money destroying Government school black-boards and replacing them with less effective green-boards for no other reason than to effect inter-race comity. How many of us remember, though, that not long ago the non-racist White people would refer to "Blacks" as "coloreds" for no reason other than to be polite?

Ronald

Since: Mar 09

Long Beach, CA

#15 Nov 3, 2013
Long Beach Native wrote:
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I DO work with those who are on EBT. They can't use their food stamps at fast food restaurants unless they prove they are homeless.
Thanks for that and correcting me. I wasn't aware and apologize if I misinformed anyone on this Forum
Long Beach Native

Long Beach, CA

#16 Nov 3, 2013
Great article wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for that and correcting me. I wasn't aware and apologize if I misinformed anyone on this Forum
Cheers.

If you want to know the rules of how, where and what EBT can buy, you can look on the website.

For instance, did you know Food Stamps can buy seeds to plant, or that Farmers Markets take them to? Those receiving Food Stamps have no reason to do what they did at that Walmart last month, unless it was to ought right steal. They also, if they want to be, could be better equip than more to ride out any emergency, if they don't waste their Food Stamps on constant crap.

I don't get why poor people (or anyone else) don't stockpile (I have a six month back stock)? You can buy a bag of noodles and a can of tomato sauce for a $1.50 at Smart and Final. Or you can buy a 50 lb bag of rice at Sam's Club for less than $20. Or anything in between.

Does nobody see the writing on the wall for this nation?

Since: Mar 09

Long Beach, CA

#17 Nov 4, 2013
Long Beach Native wrote:
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Cheers.
They also, if they want to be, could be better equip than more to ride out any emergency, if they don't waste their Food Stamps on constant crap.
I don't get why poor people (or anyone else) don't stockpile (I have a six month back stock)? You can buy a bag of noodles and a can of tomato sauce for a $1.50 at Smart and Final. Or you can buy a 50 lb bag of rice at Sam's Club for less than $20. Or anything in between.
Does nobody see the writing on the wall for this nation?
I hear ya. It's too bad they couldn't use them where I work. Well, actually I volunteer my time at a station that is listener funded by donations. The individual that owns the station is a farmer. Since it runs on donations only, he's tossing in a special seed pack for a $100 donation. 34,500 non-GMO non-hybrid seeds. Along with a free dvd which contains 900 documents on preparation, how to grow, harvest the food and seeds along with canning the food.

To many,$100 may sound like a lot but how many times have you walked out of a grocery store, spent a $100 and the basket isn't even full? Most grocery stores spend the whole night before the first of each month raising prices anywhere from 20 to 60% because they know that stamp rush is coming in.

Live in the city, say you have no where to plant? There's plenty of ways to plant with no back or front yard. Check it out sometime. Good Talk Radio/Alternative

Source: http://bit.ly/19sX8ks
http://bit.ly/1cFqD2f
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#18 Nov 4, 2013
Long Beach Native wrote:
<quoted text>
I DO work with those who are on EBT. They can't use their food stamps at fast food restaurants unless they prove they are homeless. But, I agree with the rest. I always try to encourage those on food stamps (and everyone else) to buy bulk, and try and have some sort of back stock in case of an emergency, I cite Katrina as to why. Does anyone think the government/FEMA is really going to come save us...LOL!
Long Beach Native.

I am not questioning your professional knowledge of the expensive taxpayer funded EBT program, but here is a list of restaurants located in Los Angeles County that accept EBT cards.*(17 pages)* Surely there are not that many Government certified homeless people in LA County.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/8em3xqw

Ronald
Carl

North Hollywood, CA

#19 Nov 4, 2013
Ronald wrote:
<quoted text>
Long Beach Native.
I am not questioning your professional knowledge of the expensive taxpayer funded EBT program, but here is a list of restaurants located in Los Angeles County that accept EBT cards.*(17 pages)* Surely there are not that many Government certified homeless people in LA County.
Source: http://tinyurl.com/8em3xqw
Ronald
Looks like Long Beach Native doesn't know what she's talking about. The biggest problem with EBT, as well as section 8, is outright fraud:

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2013/11/03/foo...

Obama has done ZERO to stop the fraud, and it's burying us. Illegal aliens defraud the IRS over a billion dollars annually claiming dependents they don't have. Obama has ordered the IRS not to audit them.

Obama has been a complete car wreck. I didn't think it was possible, but he's WORSE than George W.
He's completely in over his head, and we're paying for it.
Long Beach Native

Long Beach, CA

#20 Nov 4, 2013
Carl wrote:
<quoted text>
Looks like Long Beach Native doesn't know what she's talking about. The biggest problem with EBT, as well as section 8, is outright fraud:
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2013/11/03/foo...
Obama has done ZERO to stop the fraud, and it's burying us. Illegal aliens defraud the IRS over a billion dollars annually claiming dependents they don't have. Obama has ordered the IRS not to audit them.
Obama has been a complete car wreck. I didn't think it was possible, but he's WORSE than George W.
He's completely in over his head, and we're paying for it.
As well as Ronald,

So? Again, READ THE WEBSITE. Just because they 'take' EBT doesn't mean the card will work. YOU HAVE TO PROVE YOU ARE HOMELESS BEFORE YOU CAN USE THE CARD TO PAY FOR THE FOOD AT AN RESTURAUNT. It doesn't take a genius to figure that out, if you can, you know, READ and GOOGLE the website.

But since neither of you are 'geniuses', here it is...www.calfresh.ca.gov/& #8206;

I'll be awaiting you apologies...
Aceptamos EBT

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Nov 4, 2013
I just looked on the Los Angeles County department of public services website. In LA County, to use your EBT in restaturants, you have to be (1) homeless or (2) over age 60 or (3) disabled. If you fit into one of those categories, your EBT card is programmed so you can use it in restaurants.

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