Skip to comments.Hipsters on Food Stamps
Posted on 11/11/2012 5:42:54 PM PST by huac
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“You’re not real familiar with the Hampden area of Baltimore..”
It wasn’t a rabbit.. it was a rat. LOL!
My Aldi has 2lbs of salmon for $7.99 already portioned at 4 oz each. I buy them for my teenage daughter who loves Salmon and won’t eat a hamburger. Much cheaper than a good grade of steak.
He and his supporters are so stupid they think George Bush did it ~ but he didn't. Things turned to cr*p the day he told that editorial board in San Francisco he was going to shut down coal.
We'll look back at this guy and feel sick. Hey, I feel sick about him now.
Today's college graduates are caught in the maw of the collapse.
Think of them as the guests at your dinner table
Just shoot his ass so the rest of us don’t have to pay for him.
That is the response you were hoping for isn’t it?
No, what I’m saying is that Salon would play up the victim element and make it very clear he lost his job. They aren’t, and that suggests to me that he left it of his own accord and went forth with no plans. He’s fallen gently into the cushy net that once was only to keep the desperate from starving. Now it’s simply another way of living comfortably while you slowly lose your motivation to struggle back onto your feet. Not to mention the woman in this article... grad student in art for pete’s sake... we are becoming a nation of Elois. People trained only for the most delicate and satisfying work (and with palates to match, clearly.) It’s symptomatic of a larger problem, and it’s not just the economy. It’s the attitude.
We're trying to get garbanzo beans in the local stores ~ either dried or canned. Although they're about the best buy per pound among legumes, many Americans don't use them, don't know about them, and can't imagine what they are! You can use a bit of curry with butter and you have a major dish.
“All the relevant facts we need to pass judgement on this guy just aren’t there..”
Perhaps not in the article but they are there right in front of our faces. I budget, shop sales, cook what is on sale, and use coupons to feed my family. How many times have I been behind someone with steak, salmon, crab (even out of season) etc... and they pull out their government card. I am paying for them. WE are paying for them while we are the ones who “make do” with what we can afford to purchase. It isn’t some struggling Mom with six kids in hand me down clothes. It’s a woman with professionally done nails, a high dollar hand bag that drives a vehicle way better than the one I do. The concept that an EBT card is for the down in their luck person who is this close to starving is a myth. Sorry but I went food shopping today... and yes, I was behind an obvious illegal alien with an EBT card.
We’re living in an illusion of continued relative prosperity due to EBT cards and the like. It’s hidden. Perhaps soup kit hens and bread lines would have made the election results of the past week unthinkable. But, we’ll never know. What I do know is, public assistance that is generous to the point of comfortable provides a perverse incentive to remain on that assistance for as long as possible, and to seek more of it whenever possible. This is the route to fiscal ruin as anyone who has bothered to take a look can see. We’re practically there, we’re coasting on fumes. Resources actually are limited, they are not bottomless.
What frustrates me are the conservatives who discuss going onto food stamps / SNAP “to bleed the beast”. If you are feeding yourself now, you should not get on the dole out of a misplaced righteousness. You teach your children that entitlements are an entitlement, while eroding your independence. And oppressive states have a depressing tendency to kill the parasites when they grow too numerous. We are not far from free contraceptives to mandatory ones if you are on the dole, or denied medical care if old and on the dole.
If you are Going Galt, don’t get SNAP. Plant a garden instead.
If the federal government will give me the SS payments back I have made over the years I will sign a contract to never take a dime of SS payments when I am elegible.
I won't even ask for interest on the money.
That's subsistence hunting (also against the law). Then there are the 50,000 wild deer in the South of the county ~ we have people who harvest them like you might go out to dig turnips ~ on an as needed basis ~ without firearms.
Yes - - spending $1.40 for every $1 in income. Our country is just like the family in 2007 riding a wave of false prosperity based on maxxed out credit cards and helocs on homes with negative equity.
I see that sort of thing too. People on assistance and they have the iPhones and iPods and are clearly operating at a comfort level above mine. I don’t mind it if they are buying these things themselves, but if they blew all their cash on toys and now “need” my tax money to support them in the manner to which they’ve become accustomed, I don’t like it.
That’s due to ObamaKKKare ~
The big problem with taking Social Security retirement is being forced onto Medicare, while that is becoming rationed. I’m begging older relatives to work if they can or retire but stay off Social Security and Medicare as long as possible - so that they can still get quality medical care.
Yet I saw an article today on how the elderly on Medicare are perfect for the adjusted, full time reduced to part time jobs. They cannot work full time because they’ll lose too much Social Security, but are cheap for employees because they have Medicare and thus don’t need health insurance. So old people are in the best position - to get both federal money and the remaining part time jobs.
Well the Death Panels serve several vital functions for the Demostate.
They’ll improve the financials of Medicare and Social Security, AND kill off old white Republican voters faster.
Quite a coup on their part.
You’re right re public assistance, and IMO, “charity” in general.
This is why, post-Election Day, I have determined....We will continue our weekly church contribution, but all extra giving is OVER. I will no longer participate in the “food for the hungry” campaigns. I will no longer purchase Christmas gifts for “the downtrodden.” Food pantry and St. Vincent de Paul donations — done with ‘em. From now on, any and all financial resources we have will go to US and OUR children. No longer will we participate in giving to those who, with 99.9% certainty, vote time and time again for OUR demise, for OUR loss, for the DECLINE of our childrens’ future. So to those with their hands out, looking for pity ... hey, here’s the phone number to your O’Saviorama.... Good luck with that!
What you said plus the fact that the people paying the bills, us, are not shopping at Whole Foods, etc. We are out stocking up on cheap sale items. It seems to me that if they are eating better than the people paying the bills they are receiving way too much.
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