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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:15 PM

Trump wants to decide which food SNAP recipients get

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/02/12/585130274/trump-administration-wants-to-decide-what-food-snap-recipients-will-get

Under the proposal, which was announced Monday, low-income Americans who receive at least $90 a month — just over 80 percent of all SNAP recipients — would get about half of their benefits in the form of a "USDA Foods package." The package was described in the budget as consisting of "shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit and vegetables." The boxes would not include fresh fruits or vegetables

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Reply Trump wants to decide which food SNAP recipients get (Original post)
MariaCSR Feb 2018 OP
elleng Feb 2018 #1
haele Feb 2018 #2
underpants Feb 2018 #4
leftstreet Feb 2018 #6
orangecrush Feb 2018 #3
MariaCSR Feb 2018 #11
orangecrush Feb 2018 #15
MariaCSR Feb 2018 #16
Cha Feb 2018 #22
orangecrush Feb 2018 #24
Eliot Rosewater Feb 2018 #26
Cha Feb 2018 #30
Eliot Rosewater Feb 2018 #31
Cha Feb 2018 #33
leftstreet Feb 2018 #5
GulfCoast66 Feb 2018 #21
dweller Feb 2018 #7
CrispyQ Feb 2018 #8
SamKnause Feb 2018 #9
MariaCSR Feb 2018 #10
SamKnause Feb 2018 #13
MariaCSR Feb 2018 #20
SamKnause Feb 2018 #25
Nevernose Feb 2018 #18
SamKnause Feb 2018 #27
left-of-center2012 Feb 2018 #35
SamKnause Feb 2018 #39
left-of-center2012 Feb 2018 #40
SamKnause Feb 2018 #41
left-of-center2012 Feb 2018 #42
SamKnause Feb 2018 #43
left-of-center2012 Feb 2018 #44
SamKnause Feb 2018 #45
smirkymonkey Feb 2018 #12
SamKnause Feb 2018 #14
MariaCSR Feb 2018 #17
Akoto Feb 2018 #19
Cha Feb 2018 #23
lpbk2713 Feb 2018 #28
hexola Feb 2018 #29
PoorMonger Feb 2018 #32
Freddie Feb 2018 #34
left-of-center2012 Feb 2018 #36
riversedge Feb 2018 #37
nitpicker Feb 2018 #38

Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:19 PM

1. Right, the states will LOVE this!

'The USDA believes that state governments will be able to deliver this food at much less cost than SNAP recipients currently pay for food at retail stores — thus reducing the overall cost of the SNAP program by $129 billion over the next 10 years.'

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:21 PM

2. Subsidy for Unilver and Kraft.

Instead of selling at a loss to the dollar stores, they can sell their excess to the Government for full price.

Just like the MREs the troops get. All excess off the shelf corporate food.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:23 PM

4. Yep. Exactly. Plus everyone around you will know you're on Food Stamps.

Nice.

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:26 PM

6. Yep. The righties hate ebt cards. How can they victimize people?

if they don't know who they are!

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:22 PM

3. SNAP recipients should be encouraged


to register and vote Democratic.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:55 PM

11. You'd think so, but no.

Americans have very short attention spans.

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Response to MariaCSR (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:02 PM

15. Hunger


will remind them daily.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:15 PM

16. Right on.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:42 PM

22. A frickin' men.

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Response to Cha (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:08 PM

24. Thanks!



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Response to Cha (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:11 PM

26. As long as the trumps and kushners have to live on the same thing, fine

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:26 PM

30. This is beyond draconian.. this would

be essentially killing people.. slowly and faster.. depending on who would be subjected to this. It's nothing close to nutrition.

It's cruel and despicable and only trump and his band of roving marauders would think of this shite.

Oh, they might have had help from the granny starver, paul rand ryan.

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Response to Cha (Reply #30)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:28 PM

31. We have to stop pretending we are surprised when they purposely try to kill us.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #31)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:45 PM

33. Yeah, not shocked

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:24 PM

5. His base will love this

They're always complaining that snap recipients engage in wasteful spending = which is code for - "buying things that only I as a white privileged person should have"

Hell, they'd force them to buy wheat to make their own flour

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:39 PM

21. Until they realize that tricky card they buy groceries on each month,

Is what we call Food Stamps today.

Then they will blame the blacks and Obama.

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:29 PM

7. and ketchup

that rich red republican vegetable ...

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:31 PM

8. Everyday I hate this fucker more. -nt

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:49 PM

9. This article is incorrect.

SNAP benefits for food are not paid in cash.

They are on an EBT card.

I know, because I get $91.00 per month loaded on my card.

I have never received cash !!!!!!!!!

I guess if you don't like what comes in the government box you can starve.

I guess if you don't have teeth to chew ready to eat cereals you can starve.

I guess if you are allergic to peanut butter you can starve, or eat it and die.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:55 PM

10. You want someone else to choose your food for you?

Really???

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Response to MariaCSR (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:59 PM

13. Did you reply to the wrong person ???

If not, you have a reading comprehension problem.

I stated the article is incorrect.

No cash is ever involved.

Nowhere did I state I want anyone picking out my food.

I wouldn't eat half of the stuff mentioned in the article.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:36 PM

20. My apologies. I'm anxious.

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Response to MariaCSR (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:10 PM

25. That's okay.

Have a wonderful evening.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:29 PM

18. I didnt see where the article mentioned cash

The closest I found was “Currently, SNAP beneficiaries get money loaded onto an EBT card they can use to buy what they want as long as it falls under the guidelines.”

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Response to Nevernose (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:14 PM

27. Thanks for your reply.

I don't see it in the article now.

I would have sworn it stated they get cash.

That is why I responded.

Have a great evening.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:26 PM

35. "I get $91.00 per month loaded on my card"

I get $25 a month EBT.
It's based on my monthly Social Security. (I'm 71 and disabled)

I let it roll over each month until I have $100, and then use my EBT.
Otherwise I just use my S/S money for groceries.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #35)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:32 AM

39. What state are you in ???

I live in Ohio.

I am 64 and on Social Security Disability Insurance.

I will switch over to Social Security at 66, per the advice of the Social Security office.

I was informed my Social Security will be less than my SSDI.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #39)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:21 AM

40. I'm in New Mexico.

I think the S/S website has a place where you can find out how much $ you'll get.

This may be it = https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/AnypiaApplet.html

I get approximately the national average monthly S/S.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #40)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:30 AM

41. Thanks

Longmire the Netflix show is filmed in New Mexico.

I have never been, but the scenery is gorgeous !!!!

Have a wonderful day.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #41)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:34 AM

42. The scenery is beautiful

We top the country in auto theft, property crimes, etc
and our cops shoot first and ask questions later.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #42)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:38 AM

43. The cops are out of control in Ohio as well.

Have you ever watched Longmire ???

It is an excellent show !!!!

It has a lot of native Americans in it.

I LOVE native Americans !!!!!!

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #43)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:54 AM

44. Never watched Longmire

Nor 'Breaking Bad', also filmed here.

Television shows filmed in New Mexico

Films shot in New Mexico

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #44)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:10 PM

45. Thanks for the links.

I binge watched 'Breaking Bad' last year.

It is excellent !!!

I have 1 more season of Longmire to watch.

Have a great day.

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:55 PM

12. Why not just feed them Soylent Green?

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:59 PM

14. If they can figure out a way to do it, they will.

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:15 PM

17. Whoever gave me a heart, thank you.

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:33 PM

19. Yeah, no. I receive SNAP because I'm physically disabled. There's no reason I can't choose my food.

Not to mention, what if people are allergic to the packages they select for us? What if we have reasons that we can't eat these foods? Peanut butter is out for me (allergy), milk is out (lactose intolerant), can only eat certain fruits and vegetables.

This one would see me to my Congressperson, even if I have to hobble over there in person.

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Response to Akoto (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:44 PM

23. Yeah, it's despicable and stupid..

to me it's non food. But everyone is different.. that's the point.

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:17 PM

28. No doctor would approve of that diet.



That is just barely basic survival.

Fuck Trump and fuck the Surgeon General for not speaking up.

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:23 PM

29. Maybe he can ask North Korea for some tips...

Gotta feed those workers...

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:44 PM

32. Yeah sure...

He just needs somebody to buy those rancid trump steaks he never sold

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:12 PM

34. Isnt this going back to the good old days?

I remember my grandma, who was a poor widow (we weren’t that much better off) getting government peanut butter in the 60s - it came in cans with a key like the old Spam cans. Dad would talk about “government cheese” that was also given out in pre-food stamp days.

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:36 PM

36. There was a 'surplus food' program in the 1950's ...

Some of our neighbors received "surplus food".
My mom drove a neighbor each month to a central location where people who were eligible got a box of food each month.

It had bags of rice, beans, macaroni, powdered milk, large cans of something like 'Spam',
large blocks of cheese, flour, peanut butter, lard, etc. I think there were cans of cooked beef chunks in brown gravy (that looked like dog food).

This was before Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" social programs.

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:32 AM

37. Each day gets worse. each day!

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:37 AM

38. If this occurs, one prediction a decade from now

"The DoJ announces indictments against several organizations in connection with allegations of bribery involving the USDA Foods program..."

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