SNAP gets snipped

SNAP gets snipped

There are 163 comments on the Chillicothe Gazette story from Nov 2, 2013, titled SNAP gets snipped. In it, Chillicothe Gazette reports that:

Food stamp recipients in Ross County might have to make do with less at the grocery going forward.

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bbbunny

Chillicothe, OH

#137 Nov 8, 2013
Please do not speak lightly of the death of at least 6,ooo,ooo, mostly Jews. The difference is that this tragedy really happened.

Since: Jan 13

Lexington, KY

#138 Nov 8, 2013
It all comes down to personal responsibility, people make mistakes granted, nobody is perfect but when you keep doing the same thing and expecting different results there is an indication of a problem. I don't know what happened to the work ethic in this country but I was taught you work for what you get, there no hand outs I know at times people need help but there is a fine line to being helped and being enabled.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#139 Nov 8, 2013
joanna50 wrote:
I don't know what happened to the work ethic in this country
I do. Liberalism.

Since: Jan 13

Lexington, KY

#140 Nov 8, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
<quoted text>I do. Liberalism.
Moderation is the key

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#141 Nov 8, 2013
joanna50 wrote:
It all comes down to personal responsibility, people make mistakes granted, nobody is perfect but when you keep doing the same thing and expecting different results there is an indication of a problem. I don't know what happened to the work ethic in this country but I was taught you work for what you get, there no hand outs I know at times people need help but there is a fine line to being helped and being enabled.
Some people see what another person has and doesn't give a thought to what went into getting it. They see the end result, and want it immediately.

Since: Jan 13

Lexington, KY

#142 Nov 8, 2013
Where do they think it came from, that things just magically appear?. People get credit cards and max them out and wonder why they are in debt. Whatever happened to working to get what you want, saving money, everybody is all about the instant gratification. Want what they want now and should of had it yesterday.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#143 Nov 8, 2013
And if they can't get it right now, someone else should be required to give it to them. An entire generation has become helpless.

Since: Jan 13

Lexington, KY

#144 Nov 9, 2013
I don't think its helpless, just ornery, down right laziness. A sense of entitlement like everybody owes them something. Parents you are really doing your kids a disservice when you don't teach your kids respect, hard work and honesty. I don't care if your a ditch digger you dig to the best of your ability and be proud of the job you do.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#145 Nov 9, 2013
I notice all of these food stamp parasites always seem to be able to afford cigarettes. Glad I'm paying for their trailer trash habit.
bbbunny

Chillicothe, OH

#146 Nov 9, 2013
Nothing wrong with digging ditches...making an honest living. There is no job that is as degrading as NO JOB!

Lots of the food stamp parasites have tattoos too. My favorite is the tattoo of their baby's footprint, name, etc. This can't be cheap. In the meantime we are paying for WIC, housing, medical card, food stamps, etc. Just disgusting.
rebel rouser

Chillicothe, OH

#147 Nov 9, 2013
I agree about the tattoos. I went to the city pool one time and I saw lots of white trash wearing swimsuits that barely covered them and baby tattoos everywhere. There ain't no amount of chlorine that will kill what's floating off those bodies.
Jerry K

Athens, OH

#148 Nov 9, 2013
People on this thread have very strong opinions on this issue. Myself, I figure its more a matter of the economy, I found an interesting story about how people feel regarding the minimum wage.

Nation wide, and across political, geographical and income groups people seem to agree.

From the story :

In principle, most Americans support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 and adjusting it to increases in the cost of living, according to a July survey by Hart Research Associates.

“Approval is voiced not only by Democrats (92 percent) and low-income adults (83 percent), but also by such traditionally conservative groups as Republicans (62 percent), southern whites (75 percent), and those with incomes over $100,000 (79 percent),” the research firm reported.
Jerry K

Athens, OH

#149 Nov 9, 2013
Link to the story didn't post, I'll try again.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2013/11...

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#150 Nov 10, 2013
Jerry K wrote:
People on this thread have very strong opinions on this issue. Myself, I figure its more a matter of the economy, I found an interesting story about how people feel regarding the minimum wage.
Nation wide, and across political, geographical and income groups people seem to agree.
From the story :
In principle, most Americans support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 and adjusting it to increases in the cost of living, according to a July survey by Hart Research Associates.
“Approval is voiced not only by Democrats (92 percent) and low-income adults (83 percent), but also by such traditionally conservative groups as Republicans (62 percent), southern whites (75 percent), and those with incomes over $100,000 (79 percent),” the research firm reported.
Most people don't understand that this will raise prices, negating any benefit to the minimum wage worker once the prices catches up to his spending power, while at the same time reducing the standard of living for people on fixed incomes (not everyone gets cost of living increases, or if they do, not enough to offset the REAL cost of living).

Nor do they understand that forcing employers to pay more will inevitably lead to lower employment numbers or cut hours (and in fact we're seeing some of this now... the number of people "not working" is at a record high. So is the number of part time workers, and the number of people on some type of government assistance)... in effect throwing some under the bus. There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. All of this so-called "help" comes at someone else's expense.
woo-boy

Van Wert, OH

#151 Nov 10, 2013
TonyD2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Most people don't understand that this will raise prices, negating any benefit to the minimum wage worker once the prices catches up to his spending power, while at the same time reducing the standard of living for people on fixed incomes (not everyone gets cost of living increases, or if they do, not enough to offset the REAL cost of living).
Nor do they understand that forcing employers to pay more will inevitably lead to lower employment numbers or cut hours (and in fact we're seeing some of this now... the number of people "not working" is at a record high. So is the number of part time workers, and the number of people on some type of government assistance)... in effect throwing some under the bus. There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. All of this so-called "help" comes at someone else's expense.
Same on far right broken record drivel. If every employee of every company like Walmart, McDonalds, Wendy's and every major corporation in America walked off the job right now, none of the corporate would be on the welfare dole tomorrow. They will continue to exist on the fruits of labor provided by the workers. NONE of which they personally earned.
If every Walmart nationwide had a minimun wage of $12.00 an hour(and passed the entire cost onto the consumer), it would increase the price of an average Walmart shoppers trip by just 1.1%.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#152 Nov 10, 2013
woo-boy wrote:
<quoted text>Same on far right broken record drivel. If every employee of every company like Walmart, McDonalds, Wendy's and every major corporation in America walked off the job right now, none of the corporate would be on the welfare dole tomorrow. They will continue to exist on the fruits of labor provided by the workers. NONE of which they personally earned.
If every Walmart nationwide had a minimun wage of $12.00 an hour(and passed the entire cost onto the consumer), it would increase the price of an average Walmart shoppers trip by just 1.1%.
Don't like these "evil" corporations? Don't work for them.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#153 Nov 10, 2013
woo-boy wrote:
<quoted text>Same on far right broken record drivel. If every employee of every company like Walmart, McDonalds, Wendy's and every major corporation in America walked off the job right now, none of the corporate would be on the welfare dole tomorrow. They will continue to exist on the fruits of labor provided by the workers. NONE of which they personally earned.
Some people earn with their muscle, others with their intellect.
If every Walmart nationwide had a minimun wage of $12.00 an hour(and passed the entire cost onto the consumer), it would increase the price of an average Walmart shoppers trip by just 1.1%.
Yes, thus reducing the buying power of everyone who shops there. Whenever you give something for nothing (higher wages for the same work output), someone else pays. In the example provided, however, it will likely be workers who are laid off or have hours cut, but still having to perform the same amount of total work, so the most likely outcome is that Walmart's total payroll will remain the same, and there won't be a 1.1% price increase. Just some workers who are more tired after their shorter shifts, and others looking for jobs because they were thrown under the bus.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#154 Nov 10, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
<quoted text>Don't like these "evil" corporations? Don't work for them.
That won't stop the quest for control.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#155 Nov 10, 2013
TonyD2 wrote:
<quoted text>
That won't stop the quest for control.
It's called capitalism. Don't like it, move to a socialist country.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#156 Nov 10, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
<quoted text>It's called capitalism. Don't like it, move to a socialist country.
You misunderstood what I was saying... you can tell some people "Don't like these "evil" corporations? Don't work for them." which is the correct answer, but these people will still try to control things that have nothing to do with them.

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