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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 11:04 AM
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7. Are you saying it's a good thing to defund the food stamp program?
If that's what you're saying, then I don't agree, particularly during this recession. Just because we've recently put money into it doesn't mean we should take money out. And yes there is some abuse. That doesn't mean we should take money out either.

You're going back to justifying the school lunch program. Like I said, its merits are not in question. The problem this:

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  -Thoughts about this Child Nutrition Program that Obama just signed LynneSin  Dec-14-10 09:21 AM   #0 
  - Agree with all you said. I understood the importance of school lunches  TwilightGardener   Dec-14-10 09:27 AM   #1 
  - I know, it helps but it's never enough  LynneSin   Dec-14-10 09:31 AM   #2 
  - End of an era  liberal N proud   Dec-14-10 09:36 AM   #3 
  - some days  Supersedeas   Dec-15-10 12:51 PM   #28 
  - The merits of the school lunch/breakfast program are not in question.  Lasher   Dec-14-10 10:07 AM   #4 
  - Not even close  LynneSin   Dec-14-10 10:34 AM   #5 
     - Are you saying it's a good thing to defund the food stamp program?  Lasher   Dec-14-10 11:04 AM   #7 
     - Well let's see, since we're spending $30million more than under Bush  LynneSin   Dec-14-10 11:22 AM   #8 
     - Cough, cough (crock of shit) cough.  Jakes Progress   Dec-14-10 11:43 AM   #11 
     - no one is going to be cut out of getting food stamps  onenote   Dec-15-10 01:46 PM   #29 
     - Have you ever heard of Grover Norquist?  Lasher   Dec-14-10 12:16 PM   #16 
     - Actually it is more like apples now and oranges in the  whistler162   Dec-14-10 01:24 PM   #19 
     - The Food Stamp program is NOT being defunded  frazzled   Dec-14-10 12:27 PM   #17 
        - Hysterical fear-mongering?  Lasher   Dec-14-10 02:30 PM   #20 
           - In government parlance, to defund is to completely unfund  frazzled   Dec-14-10 02:37 PM   #21 
           - Your ridiculous semantics game is not working.  Lasher   Dec-14-10 02:50 PM   #22 
              - Can you demonstrate that it will be $2.2 billion?  onenote   Dec-15-10 01:51 PM   #30 
                 - Sure.  Lasher   Dec-16-10 09:32 AM   #31 
                    - You are missing the point. Its almost certainly going to be much less of a cut than $2.2 billion  onenote   Dec-16-10 01:30 PM   #32 
                       - No, I'm not missing the point.  Lasher   Dec-16-10 02:56 PM   #33 
                          - This from the person who thinks the $2.2 billion will be cut in one year apparently  onenote   Dec-16-10 03:17 PM   #34 
           - He means fear-mongering as in telling the truth.  Jakes Progress   Dec-15-10 12:06 AM   #25 
              - I guess so, Jake  Lasher   Dec-15-10 03:47 AM   #26 
     - What that means is that the number of people who depend on food stamps has doubled. eom  Hello_Kitty   Dec-14-10 11:25 AM   #9 
     - About one third more recipients, actually n/t  Still a Democrat   Dec-14-10 11:41 AM   #10 
        - Whatever.  Hello_Kitty   Dec-14-10 11:44 AM   #12 
           - actually the amount has increased  onenote   Dec-14-10 11:52 AM   #13 
     - "other things"  ipaint   Dec-14-10 03:03 PM   #23 
  - Yeah, this one is a good one  tavalon   Dec-14-10 10:55 AM   #6 
  - Not a bad program. Just funded poorly.  Jakes Progress   Dec-14-10 11:53 AM   #14 
     - As explained above, the $2.2 billion "cut" is an estimate based on shaky assumptions  onenote   Dec-16-10 03:29 PM   #35 
  - thank you nt  Clio the Leo   Dec-14-10 12:01 PM   #15 
  - Thanks.  Scurrilous   Dec-14-10 12:32 PM   #18 
  - K&R  great white snark   Dec-14-10 03:06 PM   #24 
  - This is DU...isn't this normal?! I don't find that there's any good to say about the President.  vaberella   Dec-15-10 03:58 AM   #27 

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