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Jon Stewart Attempts to "Slay" Food Stamp Fraud Allegations; Misses Real Point
Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2014 | Christine Rousselle

Posted on 03/09/2014 4:37:27 PM PDT by Kaslin

On Tuesday, Jon Stewart attempted to "slay" arguments regarding food stamp fraud on The Daily Show. In the video, Stewart spoke about the supposed hypocrisy of conservatives criticizing food stamp usage using a collection of Fox News videos.

When taken at face value, the comments may actually seem quite hypocritical. However, Stewart misses the real point: some items that can be purchased with SNAP ("food stamps") completely lack nutritional value, or are "luxury" foods like lobsters, steak, and organic salmon that don't really present an economically-friendly meal choice for someone who has trouble paying for food without government assistance. Also, Stewart didn't mention the fact that "food stamps" are actually referred to now as SNAP funds--SNAP being an acronym that stands for "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program." The program is not intended nor designed to cover an entire food budget.

Taxpayers should be upset that their well-intentioned dollars to prevent the poor from starvation are able to be spent on unhealthy food. That's the real controversy.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ebtcards; foodstamps; thedailyshow

1 posted on 03/09/2014 4:37:27 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

cant watch this leftist turd, nor the idiot who follows him.....

unwatchable without shooting the tv.


2 posted on 03/09/2014 4:41:20 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Kaslin

Stewart is nothing but a mouth piece for the low brows that think he is the “real media”. Another ass clown for the left.


3 posted on 03/09/2014 4:41:57 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Kaslin

If my local grocery store can identify specific items and credit me for gasoline discounts then it can identify which items should be eligible for SNAP purchases and which shouldn’t be.


4 posted on 03/09/2014 4:42:42 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Vaquero

Jon Stewart....on Commie Central.

Have that channel blocked along with MSNBC, CNN, amongst several others.


5 posted on 03/09/2014 4:58:05 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Ouderkirk
Have that channel blocked along with MSNBC, CNN, amongst several others.

not me....I LOVE SOUTH PARK. of course the south park guys put it out there on the web...so I suppose I could block it. but I don't have to block anything...kids all growed...

and the wife and I don't consult with each other on what we watch as we never watch the same thing...

6 posted on 03/09/2014 5:02:23 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Ouderkirk

I have ABC,CBS,NBC, MSNBC, and CNN blocked


7 posted on 03/09/2014 5:04:24 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

And of course the comedy channel


8 posted on 03/09/2014 5:05:07 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

How come NOBODY talks about the food price inflation that occurs for the rest of us non food stamp users?

Because food stamps artificially increase demand.


9 posted on 03/09/2014 5:07:29 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

Food Stamps likely cause obesity.


10 posted on 03/09/2014 5:08:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Kaslin

This is how the left propagandizes the citizenry. A “comedy” channel has a “comedian” offering disinformation to those (often/mostly younger people) who don’t follow real news. Once they have been made amenable to the message, they are easy marks.


11 posted on 03/09/2014 5:10:12 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Paladin2

I’m sure that is true. What is bizarre are all the advertisements and pleas for donations for our “millions who go to bed hungry every night”.

They must stay trapped in those beds. Because when you cruise the ‘hood, there aren’t many skinny folks on the street.


12 posted on 03/09/2014 5:12:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: trisham

I dunno about these millennial hipster d-bag getting their “news” from Jon Stewart. They’d be better off just sticking to watching Spongebob Squarepants.


13 posted on 03/09/2014 5:19:27 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Busko

Comedy Central Study: A Majority Of Millennials Still Get News From TV

By Alex Weprin on October 18, 2012 1:26 PM

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/comedy-central-study-a-majority-of-millennials-still-get-news-from-tv_b150849


14 posted on 03/09/2014 5:21:23 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Rodamala

Imho, too few of them learn right and wrong from their parents. They grow up without a method of discerning morality or truth.


15 posted on 03/09/2014 5:21:38 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
This is how the left propagandizes the citizenry. A “comedy” channel has a “comedian” offering disinformation to those (often/mostly younger people) who don’t follow real news. Once they have been made amenable to the message, they are easy marks.

SO TRUE!! One reason my liberal mush-for-brains 20 yr old stepdaughter thinks Stewart, Colbert, etc. are "journalists" and as long as she keeps up with them, she is "informed."

Arrghhh, it is to weep.

16 posted on 03/09/2014 5:23:19 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: workerbee

I hear you. Today’s 20-30 year olds (and younger) have grown up in a maelstrom of multimedia. Without the analytic skills to understand what shows like these offer, they are almost defenceless.


17 posted on 03/09/2014 5:29:32 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Kaslin
There's been a glut of lobster recently, with the attendant very low prices. If prices are low, lobster isn't a “luxury” food.
18 posted on 03/09/2014 5:49:55 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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When I’m in charge, there will be government stores that are the only place food stamps can be used. The government stores will have only basic foods, like meat, eggs, beans, rice, vegatables, fruits, etc, nothing pre-prepared, and no junk food, chips, or soda. Anybody going to one of these stores will have their food stamps canceled if they show up in a luxury vehicle, or if their children are obese.


19 posted on 03/09/2014 6:17:56 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Vaquero

And here I thought only I had this problem.


20 posted on 03/09/2014 6:36:35 PM PDT by HarleyD ("... letters are weighty, but his .. presence is weak, and his speech of no account.")
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To: DoodleDawg

Grocery stores already label foods that qualify for WIC.

I have seen a woman with a full cart end up paying $0.00 after handing over a bunch of what resembled checks (WIC) that paid for each item .


21 posted on 03/09/2014 6:37:38 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: trisham
A “comedy” channel has a “comedian” offering disinformation to those (often/mostly younger people) who don’t follow real news.

He and Bill Maher have the same audience. Barking clapping seals who cheer anything these two douchebags say. Anything.

22 posted on 03/09/2014 7:06:21 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Kaslin

Jon who?


23 posted on 03/09/2014 7:08:00 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: trisham

Imho, too few of them learn right and wrong from their parents. They grow up without a method of discerning morality or truth.

***
I think you are right about that.


24 posted on 03/09/2014 7:10:01 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Kaslin

Stoned idiot college kids think Stewart’s show is “news”.


25 posted on 03/09/2014 7:34:10 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: workerbee
"stepdaughter"

Hey, I've got a 55 year old younger brother who earnestly believes that if I watch Stewart and Colbert, the "truth" as he sees it will be revealed to me. I will quit all my conservative positions and happily embrace the enlightened liberal agenda.

I keep telling him that when I was younger I used to believe a lot of that lib bs. about big gov. being good. I've seen Stewart's and Colbert's shows. They spread the same lib bs the libs were spreading forty years ago. I can't get my brother to understand that more gov. is not necessarily good gov. I'd like to send him my copy of Hayek's "The Road To Serfdom," but he'd probably throw it in the trash without reading it.

26 posted on 03/09/2014 7:34:15 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Kaslin; Revolting cat!

He didn’t “DESTROY” the allegations?

http://www.bing.com/search?q=%22jon+stewart+destroys%22&qs=n&form=QBLH&pq=%22jon+stewart+destroys%22&sc=0-0&sp=-1&sk=&cvid=507305dd3dbc4392b290edfa1d03c67c


27 posted on 03/09/2014 7:42:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: dsrtsage

I’m old enough to remember the “commodities food” program in the 70s. One did not get stamps or a card you got a box of basic food. Five pound brick of cheese (great cheese btw), noodles, canned chicken,beans etc. Filling, nutritious and free.

Under SNAP I have been behind people with a cart full of chips, dip, maybe some frozen dinners. Others have a cart loaded with high dollar steaks when they should be buying hamburger (like me). BTW, the steak people are probably going to hit a bar and sell the steaks about half price for cash. Barkeep has seen this.

Providing a good nutritional floor for the poor is one thing: giving them a gov’t credit card to spend on whatever is ridiculous.


28 posted on 03/09/2014 8:13:09 PM PDT by Barkeep99
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To: Barkeep99

I posted this in response to acclaim the great Jon Stewart was getting for this and received no reply: http://www.kirotv.com/videos/news/ebt-cards-being-used-at-medical-marijuana/vq27f/


29 posted on 03/09/2014 9:31:32 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: Kaslin

EBT Food Stamp System Crash: “How Am I Going to Feed My Family?”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW-0xJb_FM4


30 posted on 03/09/2014 11:45:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: nascarnation

“How come NOBODY talks about the food price inflation that occurs for the rest of us non food stamp users? Because food stamps artificially increase demand.”

Because that might make a Democrat look bad, and as you know, that simply isn’t allowed in the US Media anymore.


31 posted on 03/10/2014 12:11:32 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: trisham

“This is how the left propagandizes the citizenry. A “comedy” channel has a “comedian” offering disinformation to those (often/mostly younger people) who don’t follow real news.”

The really sad part is that this is now the PRIMARY news source for males 18-50....


32 posted on 03/10/2014 12:13:42 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Busko

“Stewart is nothing but a mouth piece for the low brows that think he is the “real media”. Another ass clown for the left.”

His task is to keep younger ignorant whites in the Dem column in terms of votes; he has had some success. I work with white low-information voters who watch his program as “news” (despite the fact that it is on The Comedy Channel).


33 posted on 03/10/2014 4:04:46 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: tcrlaf

“The really sad part is that this is now the PRIMARY news source for males 18-50...”

I work with plenty of childless white females aged 40 to 60 who get their “news” from him as well.


34 posted on 03/10/2014 4:07:35 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Kaslin; 2ndDivisionVet; SeekAndFind; blam; Diogenes; BenLurkin; Jane Long; Liz; LucyT; crosslink; ..

Thanks for this thread.

During THE GREAT DEPRESSION of the 1930’s, FDR had his Breadlines for millions of Americans.

During THE GREAT RECESSION, Soetoro-Obama has his Food Stamp Lines for millions of Americans.

FDR’s Depression ended with 20% National unemployment.

Soetoro-Obama’s Recession now has 21% true National unemployment.

FDR cut back on Military spending during his Great Depression.

Soetoro-Obama has been cutting back on Military spending during his Great Recession.

FDR instituted the mandatory Master/Slave Entitlement called Social Security.

Soetoro-Obama instituted the mandatory Master/Slave Entitlement called Obamacare.

FDR and Soetoro-Obama fairly represent the Democrat values of their respective times, IMHO, of course.


35 posted on 03/10/2014 7:53:19 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Individual grocery stores shouldn’t have to put forth the effort to make that distinction. It’s the government’s program, they should have to do it. It’s something they’ve supposedly tried, but it was too expensive and wasteful to make the distinction. Whatever the issue, the amount paid out by SNAP is absolutely luxurious. I spent the better part of 2012 on SNAP and we never ate better.


36 posted on 03/10/2014 9:55:52 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod
Individual grocery stores shouldn’t have to put forth the effort to make that distinction. It’s the government’s program, they should have to do it.

Governments can force food stores to identify which items fall under sales tax and which don't. Why should this be different? And how else are you going to do it with any accuracy other than through the point-of-sale system?

37 posted on 03/11/2014 3:44:03 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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