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Is It Fair For People On Food Stamps To Buy Prime Rib While Working Families Barely Survive?
TEC ^ | 02/16/2013 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 02/16/2013 6:14:56 PM PST by SeekAndFind

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1 posted on 02/16/2013 6:15:03 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Thyey know we will not do anything about it.


2 posted on 02/16/2013 6:18:28 PM PST by NoLibZone (We have the nation we deserve. I predict Freepers will hate GOP Candidates for 2016,2020,2024,2028,)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is irritating to be behind someone buying nothing but high dollar meat and paying for it in food stamps.

I was in a supermarket in Norfolk, Va. around 1984. A Black couple in front of me who appeared to be very stylishly dressed bought over $200 worth of meat and nothing else. I only had a couple of items and watched them go to an Alpha Romeo sports car.

On the other hand I have sometimes seen an old couple buy nothing but the cheapest foods, store brands, use coupons etc. It really doesn’t bother me that these people are using the food stamps as they very obviously are in need.


3 posted on 02/16/2013 6:30:43 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Phones, wheel rims, TV’s, drugs, prostitutes, booze....you can get everything with government money. Steak dinners are tame.


4 posted on 02/16/2013 6:31:53 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

If food assistance is to be allowed, then it should cover flour, milk, sugar cheese, rice and the such.

What we see today with EBT cards is redistribution in the clearest socialist sense.


5 posted on 02/16/2013 6:32:49 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: yarddog

Food stamps should only cover rice and beans-a complete protein. That way they won’t be so many poor people who are fat.


6 posted on 02/16/2013 6:32:49 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: SeekAndFind
It's pretty obvious that advances in mechanization, automation, computerization, robotics and improved work methods are rapidly eliminating the need for employees in basic extractive industries, agriculture, manufacturing, assembly and deployment of products to the market.

Eventually this will lead to literally everybody on earth being UNEMPLOYED ~ except for the ownership class. They will continue to hold meetings, perform analysis, trade property, seek improved products, adopt the latest fashions, drive fine cars, etc.

The old model would find its adherents arguing that we should simply use taxes to TAKE value from the national economy and give it to those without means to survive.

That's probably not the model to use since you don't have to do anything to get stuff. However, as so many of our wealthier classes of Americans tell us, it is very important that ownership be highly prized and encouraged because they ~ unlike so many others ~ create jobs.

That gave me an idea ~ make everyone an owner! Imagine America with but a single economic class ~ OWNERS ~ going to owners meetings, sipping latte at board meetings ~ every day too, not just monthly ~ focusing their all on BUSINESS and making sure it's in great shape.

A large enough economy could be sectored out in a sufficiently large number of ownership groups to provide employment for everyone!

7 posted on 02/16/2013 6:33:25 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

I am on food stamps (SNAP card).

As a single male, the $200 a month I get is very helpful.

I don’t buy steaks, mostly half priced meat (because of due date) at different grocery stores.

I am still a budget shopper.

I figure that what I save on food pays for my alcohol, cigarettes and gas (and occasional pot smoking).

It is also useful for my lemons and tonic for my nightly vodka tonics.

It really does tend to make you less inclined to be productive and entrepreneurial.

We must discuss this.


8 posted on 02/16/2013 6:36:34 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds racist to me.


9 posted on 02/16/2013 6:38:44 PM PST by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t think someone who can afford cigarettes, booze and a drug habit should be getting food stamps.


10 posted on 02/16/2013 6:39:23 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

I was on food stamps recently. The amount they gave us was much more than we ever paid for food. You’re not limited on what you can buy either.


11 posted on 02/16/2013 6:39:41 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SeekAndFind; navymom1; Pat4ever; RIghtwardHo; Reaganite Republican; Clintons Are White Trash; ...
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12 posted on 02/16/2013 6:40:27 PM PST by narses
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13 posted on 02/16/2013 6:41:06 PM PST by narses
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To: SeekAndFind
Question: "Is It Fair For People On Food Stamps To Buy Prime Rib While Working Families Barely Survive?"

Answer: No, of course not.

Comment: However, the question over looks the fact of a conquered-conqueror relationship. The conquerors dine the conquered grub. Get used to it.

14 posted on 02/16/2013 6:43:19 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SeekAndFind

Make them build battleships.


15 posted on 02/16/2013 6:47:07 PM PST by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: SeekAndFind

A Spain sized clot of dependent drones is feeding at the government teat. The government is paying for it with printed monopoly money. The gravy train is about to hit a track fire. The drones will riot uncontrollably when they’ve missed their third meal.

And the government behind all this insanity tells me I don’t need quite so effective a rifle. Right.


16 posted on 02/16/2013 6:47:50 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Fair” is only fair if it asymmetrically benefits a perceived aggrieved class.

If a white man hires a black man and they agree upon a $15 an hour wage, that’s an abusive, racist wage from the white man’s perspective. The Black man, his ancestors degraded by centuries of slavery, has no ability nor inclination to seek a better wage from the white man. Indeed, he is justified in stealing from or physically attacking the white man due to the trauma his ancestors went through.

If a Black man hires a white man and they agree upon a $15 wage, then it is fitting revenge upon the white man that the Black man can underpay him so badly.

See how it works?


17 posted on 02/16/2013 6:49:10 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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18 posted on 02/16/2013 6:52:13 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: SeekAndFind
prime rib, strip clubs, gambling joints, what a life...
20 posted on 02/16/2013 6:58:30 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes! Everyone knows they earned that EBT card. /s


21 posted on 02/16/2013 7:00:27 PM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Is It Fair For People On Food Stamps To Buy Prime Rib While Working Families Barely Survive?"

My daughter works in a grocery store and a women on food stamps came through buying a Lobster with hers.

22 posted on 02/16/2013 7:01:00 PM PST by Spunky
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To: Joe 6-pack

Redistribution!


23 posted on 02/16/2013 7:01:37 PM PST by Jane Long
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To: FoxPro

LOL!


24 posted on 02/16/2013 7:03:41 PM PST by Spunky
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To: GeronL
I don’t think someone who can afford cigarettes, booze and a drug habit should be getting food stamps.

Agree!


25 posted on 02/16/2013 7:05:55 PM PST by Jane Long
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To: SeekAndFind

If you go the government route, you will eventually starve.


26 posted on 02/16/2013 7:07:10 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SeekAndFind

I made about 12,000 dollars last year. I have one dependent in college. I pay my rent, eat fairly well. My bills are paid for the most part...I don’t own a car because I cannot afford one. I don’t live outside my means. I have a small apartment that is warm and dry. My soon to be ex husband lives on 50,000+ a year with his girlfriend (she works as well) Divorce sucks...but I will not go the EBT way so long as I can eat and stay warm. I am considered poor in this country...but if I can have something to eat and keep warm, I am a lot richer than most people on the planet...for that I am grateful.


27 posted on 02/16/2013 7:08:16 PM PST by leenie312
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To: rlmorel

The government is softening them up before they go to the big plantation.


28 posted on 02/16/2013 7:08:22 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Several months ago we were in line behind a well-dressed (white) woman at the local Wal-Mart who was using an EBT card, but who wasn’t familiar with how to use it. The checker patiently guided her through the process, and after the customer had gone we commented on how we didn’t expect to see well-dressed person using an EBT card. The clerk told us that he had a customer earlier using an EBT card who only wanted a bag of ice, a couple of candy bars for her kids and $100 back in cash. We asked the clerk if she could do that, and she said that she had to do it, it was store policy. She said that all the time she was ringing the customer up, the customer was bragging to her friend about her new Mercedes.


29 posted on 02/16/2013 7:09:00 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

I’d be willing to add vegetables and canned tuna to the list, but I agree.

I worked as a cashier while in college. I could spot the EBT users a mile away, they were the ones whose carts were full of junk and whose kids were out of control.

Only once did I see an exception. A woman came through my line with healthy foods that were all on sale, things like fresh carrots and flour. She had two kids with her, but they were well-behaved and stayed close to her. It astonished me when she pulled out her EBT card, and she looked so ashamed of it that I did everything I could to make it painless for her.

I never saw her again, but I often pray for her.


30 posted on 02/16/2013 7:10:37 PM PST by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: leenie312

God bless and keep you. You ARE a LOT richer than most ;)


31 posted on 02/16/2013 7:10:58 PM PST by Jane Long
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To: SeekAndFind

I was recently told without shame about a woman in someone’s family who was on assistance and has a 40” and 70” tv in her home.


32 posted on 02/16/2013 7:12:26 PM PST by conservative cat
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To: SeekAndFind

No.

I am not generally in favor of government food programs as a matter of principle.

If we do have them, they should be vouchers for low cost basics like carrots, eggs, canned milk.

Lest any lurkers out there think that this is rich Persevero saying “let the poor starve,” I have been qualified for food stamps most of my adult life buy have not taken them, with the exception of some WIC vouchers.


33 posted on 02/16/2013 7:13:49 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: demshateGod

Not in NY. I have a friend on food stamps, I’ve written about her before. She lives in one room with no cooking facilities. She cannot even make herself a cup of coffee. In NY you cannot buy any hot food with good stamps.


34 posted on 02/16/2013 7:14:13 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: freekitty

If it were just them going to the “Big Plantation”, I wouldn’t care. They are going to drag you and me along with them. Granted, that is only if we let them, but I fear we are going to have to end up in something more invasive.


35 posted on 02/16/2013 7:15:06 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Chode
Gee, Chode, you say that like it's a bad thing...:)
36 posted on 02/16/2013 7:17:18 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: SeekAndFind

90% of the freeloading deadbeats getting government assistance are scamming the system.


37 posted on 02/16/2013 7:18:14 PM PST by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: kabumpo

I mean from the grocery store. We couldn’t go to Burger King, but we could buy lobster, I think. We never tried.


38 posted on 02/16/2013 7:18:25 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SeekAndFind

When I go to check out at a grocery store, I can’t see a card someone else is using and I don’t care - it is none of my business. I don’t know their personal situation, I know nothing about them and shouldn’t.

I won’t be the food police, I won’t condemn anyone for what they buy or don’t buy as that’s what liberals do.


39 posted on 02/16/2013 7:19:05 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: SeekAndFind

think this is bad?

I just learned that the fedgov collects all the homeless types from northern (liberal) states and transports them to warmer climates. in many cases, to Hawaii... where they live on the beach in tent cities and receive weekly welfare checks... for life

that’s right... you’re working your ass off and giving 60-75% of it to the fedgov... who turns around and puts 65% of that received into these entitlement programs

think about that next time you’re thinking of taking a vacation but have to do a ‘stay-vaction’ instead


40 posted on 02/16/2013 7:20:57 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Persevero

Just why aren’t the ebt-ers limited to basic meats potatoes rice vegies beans and a few other basics? The current abuse of societal caring is criminal. Those who abuse the system should be deported to Haiti.


41 posted on 02/16/2013 7:25:23 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: kabumpo

Does the room allow cooking? I know I used to cook on a hot plate while travelling, that saved me a lot of money and frustration. Might that be an option for her?


42 posted on 02/16/2013 7:25:36 PM PST by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: SeekAndFind
The people I know that are on food stamps work full time to feed their families but inflation keeps eating away at their already inadequate paychecks.

I'd rather see folks like that get federal dollars then send my tax dollars to foreign thugs to fill their Swiss bank accounts.

43 posted on 02/16/2013 7:28:05 PM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: rlmorel
LOL...
44 posted on 02/16/2013 7:29:17 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeekAndFind

Now, right from the outset of this article, let me make it abundantly clear that I do not believe that most people are abusing the system.


OK, I’ll do it for you. A majority are.


45 posted on 02/16/2013 7:29:30 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: Persevero

Like the WW2 ration program, and you should have to show up monthly with your entire brood too!


46 posted on 02/16/2013 7:31:22 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: leenie312

and you have Free Republic! A dysfunctional family all its own.


47 posted on 02/16/2013 7:32:51 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind
Class warfare should be a two way street.

Things will begin to turn when we have a right wing with leaders who attack the parasites that support the domestic communists and seek out means and methods to neutralize them.

48 posted on 02/16/2013 7:33:03 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Marcella

Marcella, I understand an aspect of what you say, and I agree, but I do disagree on a very important concept: it IS my business. It is my money they are doing that with.

Like you, I am not going to watch what they lay on the counter.

However, if I find myself in an environment where a person I encounter talks about engaging in that kind of treatment of money (given to that person by people like you and me) I will darn sure take exception to it.

If I didn’t have anything involved, I would agree 100% with you.

But because of the fact my money is involved, we disagree.


49 posted on 02/16/2013 7:34:52 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I just saw a tweet from a college student working part time that a customer bought 2 latte’s using EBT cards.


50 posted on 02/16/2013 7:34:52 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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