Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Yet another good idea whose time has come.

Republicans want to cut the $80 billion food stamps cost productive citizens by cracking down on abuses.  They rightly want to spend more on maintaining infrastructure than supporting leeches.

Of course, Democrats are terrified it'll reduce their voter base harm those who need it:
"Democrats led by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York are resisting a proposal by Agriculture Committee leaders in both parties to trim a modest $250 million from the program each year by cracking down on abuses.

They say that would deprive about half a million households losing an average $90 a month in food aid."
When college students go on food stamps so that they can afford their alcohol habit and their gourmet, organic rabbit food, that is an abuse of the system.  When single moms refuse to feed their kids so that they can afford fake nails, weaves, and designer clothes, that is an abuse of the system.  When individuals buy a pack of gum with their SNAP debit cards so that they can get cash back, that is an abuse of the system.

Interestingly enough, most of the groups named above tend to vote Democrat to keep their paycheck for breathing.  Without Democrat support, they'd have to get jobs.  Without Democrat support, they'd learn just how much the rest of us hate supporting their nasty, worthless asses. 

And without the Democrats supporting their choice to keep being worthless wastes of resources, they'd have to become productive members of society, or starve. 

Personally, I'd love to see more people actually facing the consequences of their choices.  Maybe then, stupidity would be a bit less endemic. 

6 comments:

  1. Two words for you HH. Blood Pressure! Deep breath and think a happy thought. This stuff will make you crazy if you let it. the rat

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    1. Believe it or not, I was raised on food stamps, child support, medicaid, and welfare. I'm angry on behalf of those who know no different at those who deliberately trap people there, either through the rules, or through creating a generational dependency. Cutting benefits will make poverty uncomfortable enough for more to work harder to get out.

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  2. The good ones know how to use the system. 37 people got busted today by the DEA for drugs and some used their SNAP to barter for drugs. The kingpin (women)made 10K a month dealing drugs.

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    1. I spent a year of my childhood living in a large complex of low income duplex housing. You'd never believe some of the things I saw there.

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  3. Like all 'social programs' there are those who truly need the program and those who are scamming the program.

    Go after the scammers and leave the needy alone.

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    1. I never said that I didn't want to help those truly in need--more that I do want the abuses of the system to be stopped.

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