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 Posted 7/12/2013 2:14:18 PM
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Food stamp program won’t be axed, but some are jittery after House vote
Food stamp program won’t be axed, but some are jittery after House vote
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 Posted 7/12/2013 2:18:13 PM
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Both portions of the farm subsidy need to be axed.

CHOP CHOP!
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 Posted 7/12/2013 2:40:28 PM
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I agree Charles, eliminate all subsidies.  Three plus million in food stamps for Elkhart alone in May, what a discrace.

Edited: 7/12/2013 2:41:11 PM by rickverde
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 Posted 7/12/2013 4:34:50 PM
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How many receiving food stamps really need the help? How many recipients are legal citizens and how many are illegal aliens?

We have an obesity problem in America so I do not believe the majority of people are going hungry. If one does not work, one does not eat. Pay for food instead of cell phone, cable TV, movies, eating out, junk food, alcohol, cigarettes, expensive car payment, etc. 

The farmer's assistance and the food stamp assistance should be entirely cut from government spending.

Peoples' taxes should be reduced accordingly so they may keep more of their paycheck to provide for themselves and their family.

One can donate food, money, time to the charity of their choice as it is their money and time to donate as they desire---this is America.  
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 Posted 7/13/2013 1:56:35 AM
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I am all for food stamps BUT I would like to see restrictions placed on WHAT can be purchased with them.  There needs to be a better guideline put into place.  Only essential foods and store brand foods are a good starting point.  Don't give me the song-and-dance that the less fortunate should be allowed the little luxuries that those who pay can get.  Food stamps are to feed the hungry.  Find a job and pay for the extras you may want.  The candies and ice-cream, snack foods, and the higher priced foods should be ruled out.  IN NO CASE SHOULD UNUSED FOOD STAMPS HAVE ANY CASH RETURNED SO THAT ALCOHOL OR TOBACCO CAN BE PURCHASED WITH THE CHANGE.  Food stamps should be used only to prevent hunger in the extreme case.  It should not be a to make life easy for the lazy. 
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 Posted 7/13/2013 2:42:06 AM
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PK, the possibility of illegals receiving food stamps is between slim and none.  There are multiple forms of ID that are required at the time of application.  Multiple forms of address verification must also be provided.  As a rule Illegals can't provide these kinds of complimentary paperwork.  In most cases illegals don't want you know anything about where they live and in the vast majority of cases they live with other people and would NEVER have any kind of verifiable address, thus they simply do not receive the benefits.


This is not true.


It announced Thursday that the "promotion of the food stamp program, now known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), includes a Spanish-language flier provided to the Mexican Embassy by the USDA."

The interesting thing about this flier is a statement advising Mexicans in the U.S. that they don't need to declare their immigration status in order to get aid. Emphasized in bold and underlined, it reads, "You need not divulge information regarding your immigration status in seeking this benefit for your children."

This is a huge carrot to incentivize illegal immigration at the same time the Obama administration is pushing what is called "comprehensive immigration reform" designed to assimilate those illegal aliens already here.

An administration unwilling to secure our borders is ringing the dinner bell for anyone able to sneak past the U.S. Border Patrol.

"The revelation that the USDA is actively working with the Mexican government to promote food stamps for illegal aliens should have a direct impact on the fate of the immigration bill now being debated in Congress," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "These disclosures further confirm the fact that the Obama administration cannot be trusted to protect our borders or enforce our immigration laws."


http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/042913-653966-usda-pushes-food-stamps-for-illegal-aliens.htm?p=full


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Appears the Progressive dream of a government dependent citizenry is alive and well in Elkhart County. Makes control so much easier.
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 Posted 7/13/2013 3:57:12 AM
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UGK, in case you haven't noticed, nutritious foods tend to be more expensive than Tuna Helper and Hamburger Helper.  Years ago there used to be a funny saying that you could always tell successful people from the impoverished because the were heavier in body weight because they ate more.  Everyone talks about Americans being more obese, but no one that I've seen has tied that in to poverty.  It is my very firm belief that it is the impoverished that tend to be more obese because they can't afford to buy more nutritious foods.  Thus higher poverty rates higher obesity rates.  I base this only on my observations but I tend to believe it's true.


Alternate theory: the poor are more obese because they lack willpower and motivation (part of the reason they are poor), because they cannot safely walk in their neighborhoods, and because they don't have to get out of the house and go to work every day.


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As a side note, and some of you won't be able to get your head around this, the number one users of food stamps by race are.....white.


And that makes the program OK somehow? Who gives a crap what color the leeches are?
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Truthuser is correct. At the El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico border, the majority of people receiving free services were Mexican citizens. They received free medical, free schooling, free food stamps, etc. all paid for by the legal taxpayer whom then had to provide for their own family. Sometimes one family has a verifiable address, another family puts a utility bill in their name, etc. They do know how to use the system successfully.

Many times, verification is not required or ignored.

One El Paso school district changed to teaching in Spanish instead of English due to the high volume of illegal aliens living in El Paso and coming across the border on a daily basis---a definite disadvantage to legal American children. 

Mexicans were not required to carry car insurance while driving in El Paso but Americans needed insurance to drive into Mexico. Americans were warned to leave much space around a Mexican car as one of the tricks was to try to create an accident so the American with insurance would have to pay for their car repairs, many times bringing the  car into much better shape than before the accident.

All public information in many places is translated into Spanish, an additional tax payer cost. English is the accepted language in America and many other countries.
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Recently I was in the emergency room of a local hospital and was sitting next to a mexican couple and their small baby.  Curious, I asked what they were here for, as no one appeared to have an emergency.

The mother said her baby had a diaper rash.  I told here she could get some cream at the local RX, and she promply replied she knew this, but here it is free!

These people need to be shut off and shipped back to mexico.  They are very proficient at milking our system.
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