Sequestration cuts will take food away from children

There are 2 comments on the www.examiner.com story from Feb 27, 2013, titled Sequestration cuts will take food away from children. In it, www.examiner.com reports that:

Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger relief organization, said today that sequestration cuts will have a severe effect on programs that fight hunger. There are currently over fifty million Americans suffering from hunger.

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Pops

Cincinnati, OH

#1 Feb 28, 2013
What a crock!!
I know that people have hard times & need HELP at times. I am pleased to HELP when I can.
But there is a difference between a hand up & a hand out.
Personally I am above the poverty level but still below being even low middle class so I am in an economic level to know MANY people that get food stamps/SNAP, section 8, Medi-Caid etc & I will tell you that MANY 'citizens' that ABUSE the system because they are better off sucking on the tax dollars than to EARN their way.
These 'parents' are the ones depriving their kids of a better life, better examples, better ethics, better self esteem & personal pride.
I know of a number of families that go from great grandparent to great grandchild (4 generations) that clue each other in to which case worker to see or avoid, how to answer or not answer questions so as to NEVER earn their way & instead continue to be underachievers that will ALWAYS live off of the taxes paid by others.
That is very very sad & should be criminal. But the way the laws are written & way these people fill out forms & interview with the case workers, they stay on the 'right side' of the law instead of helping themselves.
Kyboy

Latonia, KY

#2 Mar 14, 2013
More money for the marijuana munchies. Marijuana has been linked to an increased appetite, known as getting the “munchies,” so perhaps it is no surprise the states of Maine, New Mexico, and Oregon gave extra food stamp benefits to users of the illegal drug. These states allowed some marijuana users to deduct the cost of the drug from their income when determining the amount of the benefits provided for which they are eligible. In Oregon. the deduction included ... fees for obtaining a state-issued medical marijuana card, expenses incurred while cultivating marijuana and the costs of purchasing it from a
third-party grower.

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