Skip to comments.Hipsters on Food Stamps
Posted on 11/11/2012 5:42:54 PM PST by huac
"...Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric...Magida, a 30-year-old art school graduate...shes used her $150 in monthly benefits for things like fresh produce, raw honey and fresh-squeezed juices from markets near her house in the neighborhood of Hampden, and soy meat alternatives and gourmet ice cream from a Whole Foods a few miles away..."
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No matter what the federal benefit, be it these guys on food stamps, a SS recipient, a federal retiree/eployee, a disability check recipient, their sense of entitlement is exactly the same and elicits the same response. “I paid in”, “I deserve it”, “they spend money on ‘x’ so don’t complain about my check”, “we had a contract” etc. ad nauseum.
We don’t have the money for this stuff - no matter what the excuse for it.
ANYONE who gets federal support from any source needs to consider this simple principle - when we don’t have the money, we don’t have the money.
Nope ~ not in a nation of 320 million ~ 47 million on food stamps (at all sorts of levels) is really not a primary driver of the economy.
The beans are available but not at Aldi’s. That was the issue ~ we’d like them at Aldi’s so we can avoid one more trip to the Wal-Mart.
So, how about us seizing your stuff first and selling it to raise some cash?
Idea! most of us are still employed and have been for years, why dont we encourage all of our college children in and out since they cant find a job to apply for every public assistance offered and more from the federal government. Alynski tactics used against them. overwhelm the system
“hmm, the federal employees actually pay their own retirement ~ surprising to find you think you can just confiscate it.”
So you feel entitled, no matter how much it costs taxpayers, which was exactly my point. You don’t care how much it costs taxpayers because you actually think that “federal employees pay their own retirement”. It may even be partially true.
But when the money runs out, it’s gone. Even the money for the sainted federal retirees such as yourself.
“So, how about us seizing your stuff first and selling it to raise some cash?”
You don’t think they WON’T do this in the final throes of financial collapse?
We do not have the money. It cuts through all the whining from ex-feds like you. Whether you are entitled or not, we don’t have the money.
Do you get it yet? We do not have the money.
Oh, did I mention that we do not have the money?
I wonder who the “us” is that’s going to seize your stuff and sell it.
It certainly won’t be the cowards proposing such an idea showing up on your doorstep demanding their “share”.
Let me put it this way, the people you elected to Congress borrowed the money ~ but nobody authorized them to just steal it.
There's this other little problem ~ the federal government owns 30% of the landmass and another area of economic zone that's just as big. The USA has assets that can be used to shore up whatever cash shortages you might imagine exist. Those assets are immense.
i see no reason for the federal government to build a highway through your town and fail to collect tolls they can use to repay me for the money i entrusted to them.
The entire interstate system is a serious asset ~ put it to work!
Same with our carrier fleet ~ ancient empires used Tribute ~ so can we.
I’ve got plenty of wood myself.
However, I suppose some rope might be handy in case my local lampposts have a dearth of decorations this Christmas.
“...and couldn’t afford a car to get around and find bargains?”
Don’t give me that...many of these people drive a much better car than I drive, and they have the where-with-all to have fancy, $200 basketball shoes, etc. And they spend their EBT funds on many things that are not food. They have fancy watches, iphones etc.
Definitely need rope, but those orange extension cords work well, and are the right length ~ usually.
So, Travis, in the midst of one of our greatest droughts you imagine they don’t grow food inside the beltway? They sure ain’t growing it in Kansas either. Take a look at DROUGHT MONITOR.
I’ll keep the 12 gauge (12/3) extension cords for other uses, but I do have some 14’s that I could spare.
Nebraska to Texas is currently in a drought, so what? Other rural areas are not. When they are, the plains will be in rain.
So, do you have other inanities to contribute?
And please be sure to provide those figures about the % of food for urban populations grown "inside the beltway."
I'm really eager to read that report.
And this is why I've missed you. :)
We buy a lot of things as Aldi’s. Not only because it’s less expensive (avacadoes for $.39 versus $.99 to $1.29 elsewhere) but also many items they carry are higher quality than even available around here. Heavy whipping cream is less expensive AND less processed i.e. more real and natural than we can get anywhere else.
Too bad you didn’t push him. You’d be out of prison, by now ;)