everyone should apply for food stamps, lets break this government so we can end it and start fresh.
I think this is part of the problem...
Yeah, It’s a great lifestyle... until it isn’t.
Just wait until the ‘necessary’ pullbacks on food stamps occur. Fifty bucks here, (Ohio), fifty bucks there and then you’re doing dumpster diving and raiding other people’s gardens for food.
In light of what I did during my twenties, I just want to smack the spoiled brats. Two jobs, school, and ramen were my life.
So, Magida got a useless degree in college. Mak left a real job (albeit one that could have been in trouble) for an incredibly low-paying job with no actual future.
I’m with you guys—smacks for both of them.
I didn’t get to read the entire article—going to salon.com will cause my IQ to drop.
Shame is underrated.
I don’t object to people buying good ingredients with food stamps. It’s often cheaper to cook gourmet stuff from scratch than to buy junky boxed, precooked, or frozen dinners with little nutritional value. In fact, I occasionally teach a class for low-income mothers and try to convince them to do just that.
The issue is not what people use food stamps for, it’s who uses them.
That article is from March 15, 2010!!! WHEN there were ONLY 38 millions people on food stamps. NOW there are 47.1 million!!
Wow. Only $350 between the two of them? We saw a lady at a grocery store yesterday that had that much in two carts and paid for it all with the SNAP/grifter card. Nary a hint of shame either.
“but its great that you can get anything.
living large on YOUR dime
You want a quick education in the conscience of a young nation? Read the comments that accompany the article.
You would think that people would be outraged and calling for an end to this. They’re not. They’re just chatting about how it is and how to get it.
Mooching is now a virtue. Up is down.
Yeah it's great that this U of Chicago grad (how much did that education cost? Apparently he never took any econ classes...) is just living large off the fat of the land, and proud to be featured in Salon.
Sounds like Orwell in `Down and Out in Paris and London,’ before he went to Spain and got a good look at the Soviets in action and eventually wrote `Nineteen Eightyfour’.
They’re both taking Vitamin S(tupid): “Useless eaters,” as the fascists phrased it. A person who wont work should not eat (2 Thes. 3:10) Even Lenin agreed with that thought.
It’s like these moochers are the new “mobsters”. The takers stealing from the makers while bragging about it. I keep thinking of the line in the movie “A Bronx Tale” where “C” (Lorenzo) tells his dad, “Sonny was right, the working man’s the sucka”.
The working mans the sucka
True now more than ever.
If they are truly eligible I see nothing wrong with them deciding to spend their allotment on more expensive food provided it is healthful food and they understand that once the allotment is gone it is gone. Better than buying junk like potato chips and snack cakes.
Lazy bums. Cut em off.