Cuts to food stamps begin Friday

Nov 1, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KAIT-TV Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR - SNAP benefits more commonly known as food stamps are being cut by 5% starting Friday.

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guest

Lebanon, TN

#24 Nov 3, 2013
Guest wrote:
Thank god. It pisses me off to see some of the laziest worthless people fill their cart up with junk food, sodas, and all kinds of meat and then check out with food stamps. Then they load all the Ill gotten food into a vehicle nicer than mine. F**kem.
What really pisses me off is when a family on EBT buys a $1,200.00 wedding cake on their ebt card. It should be set up like WIC where it gives them specific choices.
guest

Lebanon, TN

#25 Nov 3, 2013
Clear minded wrote:
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I'm sure both party's do things that Jesus is not happy about but taking food from the poor and giving to the rich is not something he would support.
That's the basis of the Teapublican party since the Evil Koch brothers took it over. Do some research before you think the Democrats are the unGodly party. And by research, I don't mean propaganda you heard on Fox News.
So, do you think Jesus is happy about abortion, gay marriage, and the left's decades long war against Christianity and Christian principles ?
Weston Raylin

United States

#26 Nov 3, 2013
Please someone show me specifically in the bible where Jesus speaks about being against gay rights and abortion.
Very Obvious

United States

#27 Nov 3, 2013
Clear minded wrote:
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I disagree. I don't agree with abortion or gay marriage but Democratic values are much more inline with what Jesus taught over the greed,racism and hate the modern Republican Party has become.
Not saying you can't be a republican and be a Christian too but I would feel like I was doing wrong by supporting a party that lies and spreads hate so bad.
How old are you? Affirmative action is legal racism against whites and Asians and who supports the A A laws? Democrats!! Anyone can be greedy !! I think it's greedy to expect someone else to pay your way!!
Very Obvious

United States

#28 Nov 3, 2013
Clear minded wrote:
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I disagree. I don't agree with abortion or gay marriage but Democratic values are much more inline with what Jesus taught over the greed,racism and hate the modern Republican Party has become.
Not saying you can't be a republican and be a Christian too but I would feel like I was doing wrong by supporting a party that lies and spreads hate so bad.
Name any law that singles out any race that republicans back?
FS recipient

Philadelphia, PA

#29 Nov 3, 2013
My EBT benefits have been cut. No big deal! I was getting too much, anyway. I won't go hungry, as I have plenty of food in the fridge and cupboard.
Guest

Longview, TX

#30 Nov 3, 2013
To all you bible thumpers on this thread. Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he'll eat for life. Now it seems in America we've gave out way too many fish and the only thing we taught welfare society is gimmee!
Lakeisha

United States

#31 Nov 3, 2013
I got my letter yesterday. My benefits were cut by $10. No problem I'm gonna cut back on my hours at work at Dollar General so my food stamps go back up. HOLLA!!!
Very Obvious

United States

#33 Nov 3, 2013
Charity is one thing and is a good thing but our welfare isn't charity it's theft!! Democrats have bought millions of votes off the labor of others!!
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#34 Nov 3, 2013
Lakeisha wrote:
I got my letter yesterday. My benefits were cut by $10. No problem I'm gonna cut back on my hours at work at Dollar General so my food stamps go back up. HOLLA!!!
You are a perfect example of why your race is hated, and why no one wants to help poor people anymore.
Marty

Katy, TX

#35 Nov 3, 2013
Jesus also said, if you don't work, you don't eat.

Jesus was about helping someone get on their feet and letting them to take care of themselves, not about giving someone a free ride, forever. Jesus is about being responsible, not taking something you did not rightfully earn.

Greed works both ways...
...while the poor person defines greed as the rich who won't share the wealth they worked for and earned and saved.
...the rich can define greed as the poor who feel entitled to the fruits of another's labor, those who believe they are justified in taking from the man who works for it and then complaining that it isn't enough and the working man "owes" them more.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#36 Nov 3, 2013
Weston Raylin wrote:
Please someone show me specifically in the bible where Jesus speaks about being against gay rights and abortion.
You really need to study the bible.
Shinichiro Takizawa

Tokyo, Japan

#42 Nov 3, 2013
American-stock-prices must crash now!
Dow must be $3,000 and S&P must be 300 now!
American-bond-prices must crash now!
The U.S. must contract its domestic-demand now!
The U.S. must tighten its monetary-policy now!
Economic-bubble of the U.S. must crash now!
Economic-growth-rate of the U.S. must be lower than economic-growth-rates of Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia now!

Occupy Wall Street!
We Americans need “Occupy Wall Street” only in the U.S. only for Americans!

Nikkei-225 must be 150,000-Yen now!
When Japan riases its consumption-tax-rate, Nikkei-225 must be 300,000-Yen in order to cancel out the effect of Japan's rising consumption-tax-rate!
Japan's, Germany's, China's, Taiwan's, South-Korea's and Russia's stock-prces must be 10-times as high as their current-stock-prices now!
Japan, Germany, China, Taiwan, South-Korea and Russia must expand their domestic-demands now!
Japan, Germany, China, Taiwan, South-Korea and Russia must loosen their monetary-policies now!
Japan, Germany, China, Taiwan, South-Korea and Russia must be competitive-societies now!
Japan's, Germany's, China's, Taiwan's, South-Korea's and Russia's economies must move from manufacturing-bases more towards service-bases now!
Japan, Germany, China, Taiwan, South-Korea and Russia must make a shift from manufacturing to the service-industries in Japan, Germany, China, Taiwan, South-Korea and Russia now!
Economic-bubbles must occur in Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia now!

The U.S. must take Monroe-Doctrine now!
The U.S. must decrease its military-budget to $100-billion per year now!
Or, the U.S. must decrease its military-budget to 1% of its GDP per year now!
The U.S. must withdraw its American-Forces from Japan, South-Korea, Singapore, Asia, Germany, British, Italy, Europe, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq now!
The U.S. must withdraw its American-Forces now from all the wars in which the U.S. now involves.

The U.S. must have Universal-Health-Care only in the U.S. only among Americans now!
The U.S. must revive Labor-Unions only in the U.S. only among Americans now!
The U.S. must revive antitrust-law only in the U.S. only for Americans now!
The U.S. must decrease the gap between the rich and the poor only in the U.S. only among Americans now!
Jobless-rate of the U.S. must be 2% now!
The minimum-wage of Americans must be $70,000 per person per year now!

The U.S. must revive American-Heavy-Industry only in the U.S. only for Americans now!
The U.S. must be the world's factory now!
The U.S. must be the largest creditor-nation in the world ever in world-history now!
The U.S. must fill the world with Made-in-U.S.A.-products now!
The U.S. must have 5-trillion-dollar-trade-surplu s per year and 5-trillion-dollar-current-acco unt-surplus per year now!
American-makers and the U.S. must monopolize all the markets all over the world now!

Chechen Independence war, South Ossetia war, Uyghur (Xinjiang) Independence war, Tibetan Independence war,
Japan-China war, Japan-Russia war, Japan-S.Korea war, Japan-N.Korea war, Asian war. Korean war, Sino-Vietnamese war, Sino-Russia war, Sino-Indian war, Indo-Pakistani war, China-Malaysia war, China-Indonesia war,
European war, Germany-Russia war, British-Russia war, British-Spain war, Falklands war, Balkan war, Northern Ireland Independence war,
must begin now!

Remeber Pearl Harbor!
Finally, Japan will be destroyed!
Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Germany and Russia are evil-fascism-communism-empires !
Shinichiro Takizawa

Tokyo, Japan

#43 Nov 3, 2013
Japan, South-Korea, Taiwan, British, Italy and Germany must protect Japan, South-Korea, Taiwan, British, Italy and Germany by themselves!
Japan, South-Korea, Taiwan and Germany must increase Japan's, South-Korea's, Taiwan's and Germany's military-budgets and military-foerces now!
Wars, natural-disasters, earth-quakes, nuclear-power-plant-disasters must occur in Japan, South-Korea, Taiwan and Germany now!
Wars, natural-disasters, earth-quakes, nuclear-power-plant-disasters in Japan, South-Korea, Taiwan and Germany can cause reconstruction-demands in Japan, South-Korea, Taiwan and Germany!
Wars, natural-disasters, earth-quakes, nuclear-power-plant-disasters in Japan, South-Korea, Taiwan and Germany can increase Japan's, South-Korea's, Taiwan's and Germany's domestic-demands!

We are Americans! I love the U.S.! I love Americans!

“Better Dead than red!”

Since: Jun 11

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#44 Nov 4, 2013
Fox dumbs you down wrote:
The Republicans got their wish!!! Why didn't they just cut oil or farm subsidies instead of letting little children go hungry?
Republicans will answer to God one of these days.
Another idiot.. These kids are not going hungry over food stamp cuts, it's moron parents created by years of Libtard policies. They have no business procreating and yet they pump them out like rabbits.
Weston Raylin

United States

#45 Nov 4, 2013
starringuandi wrote:
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Another idiot.. These kids are not going hungry over food stamp cuts, it's moron parents created by years of Libtard policies. They have no business procreating and yet they pump them out like rabbits.
You need to get laid
Very Obvious

United States

#46 Nov 4, 2013
starringuandi wrote:
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Another idiot.. These kids are not going hungry over food stamp cuts, it's moron parents created by years of Libtard policies. They have no business procreating and yet they pump them out like rabbits.
Is America the only country that the so called poor is usually fat and have cell phones?
guest

United States

#47 Nov 4, 2013
i really dont care if the welfare queens dont have extra food stamps to trade for drugs and cigarettes. especially when the sick and elderly cant get food stamps. 22 dollars a month for 2 elderly people,with heart trouble and cancer...is a slap in the face. but let a welfare queen go in there and they give her enough to sell and support the new baby-diddy. so really who cares if a few of the blacks get a cut.they will make up the difference by stealing from stores.
Time to work

Indianapolis, IN

#48 Nov 4, 2013
Buckwheat Rules wrote:
One of the main values for which Jesus Christ lived was helping the poor and needy. He also lived a life helping those that couldn’t help themselves.
Never once is there an account where Jesus asked someone why they needed help, he just helped. After all, was it his place to judge? As much as it might be popular to say,“We’re all born equal”—we’re not.
The circumstances that I’ve overcome in life aren’t equal nor are the abilities within each of us to handle them the exact same way. Some of us are stronger than others and some of us simply face obstacles which we’re not mentally or physically able to overcome.
A family that might have a child with autism overcomes obstacles I can’t imagine because I don’t have a child who has to overcome such adversity. I can’t say to them,“I know how you feel,” because I don’t.
So it’s absolutely ignorant to judge others based upon a notion that,“I did it, so can they.” It’s also naive to judge people based on a minority of people who abuse generosity.
But this is exactly what many Republicans do and the entire Republican party builds their platform on. They’ve perpetuated this myth that,“We’re all created equal”—which is a lie. They’ve also built this idea that the majority of people on welfare are abusing the system—another lie.
Most people who need help, need help. And no, we’re not created equal.
Jesus Christ knew this, which is why he didn’t judge those who needed help. Jesus also spoke out against greed, because greed is really the root of most of the world’s problems. The desire for excess often comes at the expense of those who can’t fight for themselves.
Even during “Biblical times” they had the two-percenters. Those who had everything, building it on the backs of those who had very little. This is something Jesus Christ stood against.
So you’d think a party which claims to be the party of “Christian values” would rise against greed and embrace humanity. But they don’t. They base their “Christianity” on church attendance and fierce opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage.
Quote from buckwheat Rules follows:
"But this is exactly what many Republicans do and the entire Republican party builds their platform on. They’ve perpetuated this myth that,“We’re all created equal”—which is a lie. They’ve also built this idea that the majority of people on welfare are abusing the system—another lie."
O-Tay Buckwheat- have you looked around at the unemployment rate. I have to agree there are honest people out there that needs assistance but I know of an individual that lays in bed all day and watches tv for four years and lives off the system. He refuses to get a job when the government can take care of him at the age of 52. So he collects his unemployement that has been extended and foodstamps. And then all of the sudden he decides that he has shoulder pain and thinks he deserves disability. Scam! 60 minutes had information about the disability on tv a couple of weeks ago and it could maybe looked up on the web. Disability today is a scam between the doctors and attorneys since they make bucks from it. Bottom line; disability is the new warfare. Sad to want to cheat the system and say you have a little ache. Keep the disability for the people that really need it. Also,God wants people to work and be honest. So to make reference to your info about Jesus. This info would make him sad. And it is a sin!
Time to work

Indianapolis, IN

#49 Nov 4, 2013
Lakeisha wrote:
I got my letter yesterday. My benefits were cut by $10. No problem I'm gonna cut back on my hours at work at Dollar General so my food stamps go back up. HOLLA!!!
Keep your hours! Ask for hours or do you get maybe 20 hours a week? What's more important working and trying to get more hours and improve yourself in life or to continue to cheat our government. If you have a family show values and how to get off the welfare system. Work toward a goal. HOLLA back to you.

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