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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:56 AM

Kansas considers new "bright" red card for food stamps

Kansas officials are considering replacing the current benefits card for residents who get food stamps with a bright red one.

The current Vision cards have an artistic impression of a sunflower, while a prototype of the new card is red with the “Kansas Benefits Card” label.

The Kansas Department of Children and Families said the card would be replaced because the agency has a new vendor. However, Tawny Stottlemire of the Kansas Association of County Action Programs said the proposed redesign could return Kansas to an era when public assistance recipients were unnecessarily stigmatized.

The Vision cards were introduced in the 1990s to allow food stamp recipients to use a plastic card to buy food at stores and for people who get temporary cash assistance.





Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/01/11/4006586/kansas-considering-new-red-card.html#storylink=cpy




This is so messed up in so many way.

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Reply Kansas considers new "bright" red card for food stamps (Original post)
Seedersandleechers Jan 2013 OP
tanyev Jan 2013 #1
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #3
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #5
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #9
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #12
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #14
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #2
Lizzie Poppet Jan 2013 #10
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #13
lunasun Jan 2013 #18
BlueCaliDem Jan 2013 #4
2pooped2pop Jan 2013 #7
BlueCaliDem Jan 2013 #11
Arcanetrance Jan 2013 #6
duffyduff Jan 2013 #8
CrispyQ Jan 2013 #17
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #19
Lionessa Jan 2013 #15
CrispyQ Jan 2013 #16
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #20
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #21

Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:58 AM

1. While they're at it, they can issue a big red P they have to wear on their clothing.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:07 PM

3. Clothing hell, KS will tattoo it on their forehead.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:10 PM

5. Not kidding, this s what was required

By poor laws in the 1600s.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:22 PM

9. This has become a "very very" ugly place! And they love to vote in

the baggers. Moderate republicans and democrats are a very rare breed here now, not even on the ballots for many slots. Elections might as well be canceled, as the Koch-Brownback regime owns the state and the tentacles run far and wide at many levels of government.



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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:29 PM

12. Nothing lasts forever.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:32 PM

14. ...

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:05 PM

2. Kansas again. Whenever Kansas makes the news it's always about something F'ed up

they've done. And Kansas wonders why people think it's a horrible place. And TPTB think everyone is going to flock to Kansas for jobs and to live, because the baggers are making it such a wonderful place and a model for the entire USA.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:24 PM

10. It has the reputation for being flat.

I didn't realize that referred to the collective EEG...

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:31 PM

13. Yep! In my book it's a dead flyover state. Didn't used to be that way, but with

the bagger takeover of the state that's about it now ...

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:40 PM

18. +1 same thought here

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:07 PM

4. The ugly truth about the red card is to SHAME their people from using the benefits

so there is more for the wealthy when Kansans are too embarrassed to use their cards and, hopefully, won't apply for them.

Kansans . . . is this what you want from your state?

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:19 PM

7. It's a move meant to shame them but it will not change anything

I mean, we will use the card, red, blue, or dayglo green. It's a low move by Kansas but it will not have any real effect.

We go to the food bank. Everyone who goes by knows you are at the food bank. It has not slowed things down. No one gives a shit anymore, just allow us to feed our kids.

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:26 PM

11. I know. When people have to feed their kids, pride be damned. But this is still a low blow

by the Kansas authorities and gov't. The Kansas legislature and Gov should be ashamed of themselves for kicking people down who are already down and out and have no other means than to ask for help in order to feed their families. Jeezus. Leave them with some dignity and pride, for chrissakes! It isn't as if they asked to live this kind of life.

Kansans need to elect pols who care about THEM, rather than the wealthy who appear to delight in seeing people shamed and groveling.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:12 PM

6. Cue the government of Texas or Arizona to come up with a plan to out asshole kansas

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Response to duffyduff (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:38 PM

17. Lovely.



Everyone in line will be able to see what type of card it is.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:18 PM

19. A number of states in the USA are now an absolute embarrassment to what

the US was once supposed to be about.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:34 PM

15. I use EBT for the past year for the first time in my life, and

 

all I have to say is that the shame they think they are imposing on individuals is actually a shame on Kansas and the country as a whole since we'd not need the food cards if our politicians would focus on JOBS instead of REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS of women. And correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Kansas one of the states that went wild with abortions and women's rights bills the last two years.

Fine, Kansas, you want your shame displayed for all to see? Go for it, it's a much worse reflection on Kansas than it will ever be on someone wanting to eat.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:36 PM

16. ...

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:29 PM

20. Gotta keep the poor people shamed and humiliated.

Why don't we just make them wear a yellow star and be done with it?

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:00 PM

21. Repukes are so fucking disgusting.

I just wish there was a hell so they could burn in it.

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