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Duke Newcombe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-04-08 12:03 AM
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57. Nothing at all wrong with being on food stamps
Edited on Sun May-04-08 12:04 AM by Duke Newcombe
They are necessary as a safety net for families and children.

There is EVERYTHING wrong with REMAINING on them for decades, in those instances when it can be avoided.

Note: nothing at all to do with Obama--just a general peeve of mine. Carry on.

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  -There is nothing wrong with being on Food Stamps... DAGDA56  May-03-08 02:45 PM   #0 
  - You are right and it doesn't matter, no one bought it anyway  leftofcool   May-03-08 02:45 PM   #1 
  - Hillbots are so sad, predictable, and envious  redstate_democrat   May-03-08 02:49 PM   #5 
  - Poor Obambi  leftofcool   May-03-08 02:53 PM   #11 
  - Er - nothing?  JoFerret   May-03-08 03:26 PM   #28 
  - It was in the recent Newsweek article about his mother  democrattotheend   May-03-08 03:30 PM   #32 
  - you work hard, you need food stamps, you use them. I have a problem  roguevalley   May-03-08 09:01 PM   #48 
  - Single moms, abused spouses, sick, disabled  sandnsea   May-03-08 02:47 PM   #2 
  - Probably the same DUer  gateley   May-03-08 02:48 PM   #3 
  - The only thing wrong with it is it should never be necessary in a rich world that we...  LakeSamish706   May-03-08 02:49 PM   #4 
  - But, it is better than nothing  leftofcool   May-03-08 02:49 PM   #6 
  - Its absolutely better than nothing but still shameful that it even needs to be. n/t  LakeSamish706   May-03-08 02:50 PM   #7 
     - True  leftofcool   May-03-08 02:53 PM   #12 
  - I strongly agree.  gateley   May-03-08 02:52 PM   #9 
  - It will always be necessary  sandnsea   May-03-08 03:18 PM   #24 
  - Of course not.  emilyg   May-03-08 02:52 PM   #8 
  - Yes, there is something wrong with it. It suggests our country has a long way to go  MADem   May-03-08 02:52 PM   #10 
  - I have no problem whatsoever with feeding people...  rasputin1952   May-03-08 02:55 PM   #13 
  - Thanks for that post.  Forkboy   May-03-08 03:03 PM   #17 
  - Wasn't there a really great PBS documentary on farm life in Nebraska?  Beausoir   May-04-08 12:08 AM   #58 
     - Yes..."The Farmer's Wife" was widely watched in this area...  rasputin1952   May-04-08 01:12 AM   #59 
        - Good stuff. Thanks for your insight.  Beausoir   May-04-08 03:43 AM   #64 
  - Food Stamps helped me go back to college and get my degree.  Bensthename   May-03-08 02:57 PM   #14 
  - The only thing wrong with it is that we have people who don't have  cbayer   May-03-08 03:01 PM   #15 
  - thank you  fight4my3sons   May-03-08 03:01 PM   #16 
  - You are not alone in that  leftofcool   May-03-08 03:03 PM   #18 
  - Another thing that really pisses me off reading these posts and thinking about...  LakeSamish706   May-03-08 03:10 PM   #21 
  - Thanks for your's people like you who reminds us...  DAGDA56   May-03-08 03:26 PM   #29 
  - Yes and no  RiverStone   May-03-08 03:04 PM   #19 
  - You can't buy beer and cigs with food stamps.  Forkboy   May-03-08 03:12 PM   #22 
  - You right -corrected to reflect that many use welfare $$$ to buy beer...  RiverStone   May-03-08 03:23 PM   #26 
  - Where an EBT card is used instead of actual food stamps, is it  usnret88   May-03-08 07:56 PM   #43 
     - NO  Justitia   May-03-08 08:00 PM   #45 
     - OH? I googled 'cash with ebt card' and it gave me  usnret88   May-03-08 08:52 PM   #47 
     - Only if you get cash benefits as well.  Forkboy   May-03-08 10:40 PM   #52 
  - I agree with part of your post... There are those out there that do abuse the system...  LakeSamish706   May-03-08 03:16 PM   #23 
  - I abused the system  blogslut   May-03-08 03:28 PM   #31 
     - And that wasn't the type of abuse that I was referring to... Those that knowingly steal many, many.  LakeSamish706   May-03-08 07:12 PM   #41 
        - I care more about corporations paying their taxes.  blogslut   May-03-08 09:47 PM   #51 
           - I'm a lot more worried about Halliburton ripping off taxpayers than some small-time food stamp cheat  thecatburgler   May-04-08 03:03 AM   #62 
  - I agree with you...but I believe food stamps are, or should be,  DAGDA56   May-03-08 03:22 PM   #25 
  - Thank you for spreading bullshit about poor people  sfexpat2000   May-03-08 11:11 PM   #53 
  - But all the jobs are being shipped overseas, so even with training, a lot of  tblue37   May-03-08 11:37 PM   #54 
  - You know what? I'm a lot less pissed off at them than I am at the REAL Welfare Queens  thecatburgler   May-04-08 02:30 AM   #60 
  - I'm on them now, in fact  tishaLA   May-03-08 03:08 PM   #20 
  - You missed the point I think  JoFerret   May-03-08 03:24 PM   #27 
  - Sorry...explain it to me, then...  DAGDA56   May-03-08 03:27 PM   #30 
  - Our family was on foodstamps when my husband was in the military.  Hansel   May-03-08 03:34 PM   #33 
  - Sometimes when a parent loses a job, it is necessary.  Ilsa   May-03-08 03:48 PM   #34 
  - Unless you never were but say you were.  rug   May-03-08 03:59 PM   #35 
  - Please see #32...and provide your debunking link at your convenience...  DAGDA56   May-03-08 04:23 PM   #36 
     - Sure, give me the Newsweek link.  rug   May-03-08 04:30 PM   #37 
  - I was on them when was a kid... fond memories actually...  truthpusher   May-03-08 04:32 PM   #38 
  - absolutely nothing wrong with it  iamthebandfanman   May-03-08 04:33 PM   #39 
  - I wish we'd had them when I was a kid.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-03-08 04:41 PM   #40 
  - ya i know what ya mean about that.....  madrchsod   May-03-08 09:40 PM   #50 
  - I received food stamps for a while  Blue_In_AK   May-03-08 07:42 PM   #42 
  - They don't give out the stamps anymore...  kentuck   May-03-08 07:58 PM   #44 
  - Conservatives call it handouts from the goverment.  Life Long Dem   May-03-08 08:03 PM   #46 
  - there were some nasty ass posts  madrchsod   May-03-08 09:36 PM   #49 
  - My husband was in the Navy and we still had to use them, so what ?  GetTheRightVote   May-03-08 11:58 PM   #55 
  - It is heartbreaking that we spend billions on bombs to kill children in other countries and can't  Beausoir   May-04-08 12:01 AM   #56 
  - Nothing at all wrong with being on food stamps  Duke Newcombe   May-04-08 12:03 AM   #57 
  - I got food stamps for my kids, when I was "between jobs"  bhikkhu   May-04-08 02:35 AM   #61 
  - Knowing that Obama might have received Food Stamps  oktoberain   May-04-08 03:26 AM   #63 

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