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Fixxr

Utica, NY

#1 Jul 5, 2014
Providing benefit cards instead of food stamps helped stop most of the people who were selling their food stamps...it also did something else. Now that purchases are made with the benefit card, it is possible to track an individual's food purchases.

So take a good look, lawmakers and legislators. Look at what people are buying with my money, look at what they are feeding their kids.

I was in line behind someone today, who had 3 kids with her. She used benefits to pay for her purchase, which I have no problem with. If someone needs help, they should get it. No-one should go hungry. The thing that bothered me is that the cart was full of junk food. Potato chips, soda, KOOL AID (do people actually still feed that to their kids??), frozen pizza, popsicles, sugared cereal, and the list goes on.

I think if someone is going to receive SNAP benefits, they ought to be educated on how to choose and prepare HEALTHY foods. Foods with no nutritional value should not be able to be purchased with my money.
Quit Whining and STFU

Cantonment, FL

#2 Jul 5, 2014
It isn't "[your] money". Never was.

You get temporary use of a small bit of "currency", some of which is taken from you as sort of "citizenship dues".

You don't place conditions on gifts you give for birthdays, graduations, Christmas, etc, do you?
piece of work

Rome, NY

#3 Jul 5, 2014
I was behind some piece of crap at the gas station whos a known drug dealer and drug user buying several cans of whipped cream with her benny card...at 11 at night....for whippits...nice you scumbag..and by the way your friggen welcome you piece of shit....
Quit Whining and STFU

Cantonment, FL

#4 Jul 5, 2014
In 2012, the average American taxpayer making $50,000 per year paid just $36 towards the food stamps program.

That's just ten cents a day!

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/19844-food-...

And when it comes to funding the rest of America's social safety net programs, the average American taxpayer making $50,000 a year pays just over six dollars a year.

Simply put, the American taxpayer isn't paying much for social safety net programs like food stamps and Medicare.

But we are paying a lot for the billions of dollars the U.S. government gives to corporate America each year.

The average American family pays a staggering $6,000 a year in subsidies to Republican-friendly big business.
wtf

Clinton, NY

#5 Jul 5, 2014
As a matter of fact it was their money idiot

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#6 Jul 5, 2014
Quit Whining and STFU wrote:
It isn't "[your] money". Never was.
You get temporary use of a small bit of "currency", some of which is taken from you as sort of "citizenship dues".
You don't place conditions on gifts you give for birthdays, graduations, Christmas, etc, do you?
Gifts are one thing. Taxes are taken under threat of force and loss of freedom.
Corrections Troll

Cantonment, FL

#7 Jul 5, 2014
I like whipped cream for sexual fun & hijinx, don't YOU?
yes i am one helluva piece of work wrote:
I was behind some (opinion/slur)piece of crap at the gas station whos a(n)(alleged)known drug dealer and (alleged)drug user buying several cans of whipped cream with her benny card...at 11 at night....for (? please specify reference)whippits...nice you (opinion/slur)scumbag..and by the way your friggen welcome you (opinion/slur)piece of shit....
wtf

Clinton, NY

#8 Jul 5, 2014
I like the words they use to make them feel better like " gift or entitlement"
Corporate Welfare Abuse

Cantonment, FL

#9 Jul 5, 2014
Or "jobs creation incentives" or "tax breaks for economic development" or "quid pro quo"?
wtf wrote:
I like the words they use to make them feel better like " gift or entitlement"
You LIKE that "trickling down" feeling from the Latest Edition of Reagan's VooDoo Economics, eh?

L0L
f government

Rome, NY

#10 Jul 6, 2014
Quit Whining and STFU wrote:
In 2012, the average American taxpayer making $50,000 per year paid just $36 towards the food stamps program.
That's just ten cents a day!
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/19844-food-...
And when it comes to funding the rest of America's social safety net programs, the average American taxpayer making $50,000 a year pays just over six dollars a year.
Simply put, the American taxpayer isn't paying much for social safety net programs like food stamps and Medicare.
But we are paying a lot for the billions of dollars the U.S. government gives to corporate America each year.
The average American family pays a staggering $6,000 a year in subsidies to Republican-friendly big business.
if that's what you think...then tell me what you know of the federal reserve and printing money passing debt on to us for such programs.
f government

Rome, NY

#11 Jul 6, 2014
Quit Whining and STFU wrote:
But we are paying a lot for the billions of dollars the U.S. government gives to corporate America each year.
The average American family pays a staggering $6,000 a year in subsidies to Republican-friendly big business.
oh so you forget about solyndra and so many other of democrat friends companies bailouts... so who is to blame? Government
so how do you feel

Utica, NY

#12 Jul 6, 2014
Quit Whining and STFU wrote:
It isn't "[your] money". Never was.
You get temporary use of a small bit of "currency", some of which is taken from you as sort of "citizenship dues".
You don't place conditions on gifts you give for birthdays, graduations, Christmas, etc, do you?
about people buying cartloads of crap?

Nice sidestep of the issue tho.
okay

Rome, NY

#13 Jul 6, 2014
I work n my bf works one job goes 10 months n the other he just started we both get food stamps because we use them as a supplement. We have rent gas because thats how we get to work because we dont live in the city for a bus or taxi electric car insurance children that need things toiletries laundry soap dryer sheets fabric softener cleaning supplies because I like having a clean house clean kids and clean clothes so people do use them and we also have jobs so don't harp on us about what you see in our cart...
and are you

Utica, NY

#14 Jul 8, 2014
spending those benefits on sugary, empty calories and processed foods?

I am not dunning anyone who needs help buying food. I am dunning people who USE that help to buy food with little or no nutritional value. You should be using those benefits to feed your children healthy, nutritious foods.

I pay taxes, and those taxes help to pay for your food. I don't mind, if you need the help, and you SHOP WISELY. Put the frozen pizza and sugary snacks back, and buy some fruit.
Right

Holyoke, MA

#15 Jul 8, 2014
Quit Whining and STFU wrote:
It isn't "[your] money". Never was.
You get temporary use of a small bit of "currency", some of which is taken from you as sort of "citizenship dues".
You don't place conditions on gifts you give for birthdays, graduations, Christmas, etc, do you?
You have obvious problems! I work and pay taxes. Those taxes go to support some deserving but most like you. Those who can work but take free rides off of those of us who work.
Comparing Christmas or birthday gifts to your year-round free Christmas is laughable!
Contribute something more than multiple kids from different partners and you can tell people to shut up. Scummy!!
Habanero Harv

Rome, NY

#16 Jul 8, 2014
STOP ALL WELFARE PROGRAMS NOW!!!
SNAP Crackle Pop

Rochester, NY

#17 Jul 8, 2014
Fixxr, you hit it right on the nail head.
I too have observed people who I suspected of being on SNAP in the grocery store and if their cart is full of junk, I purposely get behind them in line to see if the magic card gets whipped out to buy their purchases.

They currently dont allow people to buy hot food and any food sold for on-premises consumption.- like chinese serve serve or McDonalds,
I would rather they be able to buy a $5 roasted chicken than $5 container of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

They need to curb the bad diet and obesity of SNAP participants - their poor eating chocies leads directly to poor health and then taxpayers having to pay for their medical care thru medicaid.

Cutoff the sugar cookies, sugar cereals, soda pop, chips/junk food, candy, ice cream products, energy drinks.

It's obvious, left to their own means, they will usually make the poor or wrong choice. So we must step in and protect them for their own good. That's why we must make it for them.
Habanero Harv

Rome, NY

#18 Jul 8, 2014
let them get a job
SNAP Crackle Pop

Rochester, NY

#19 Jul 8, 2014
well then bring the jobs back from Mexico, China, Thailand, and overseas
stop the Corporate Welfare of letting them skate on taxes by putting their HQ in the Caribbean and sending jobs elsewhere and reducing taxes and getting Govt subsidies when they make BILLIONS in profits
Habanero Harv

Rome, NY

#20 Jul 8, 2014
send them off to war

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