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Food stamp recipients cope with new cuts

November 5, 2013

Thousands of Washington County residents will have to find ways to stretch their food dollars further this month....

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WhatsNext

Nov-07-13 12:21 PM

Remember, in Odumma's Case, POTUS stands for PIECE OF TOTALLY USELESS SH__! I'm going to stop now although I could on about what's happening to our country, such as requiring a doctor's note for your child to bring their lunch to school? (Google "Brown Bag Ban".) Okay, it's time for you Odumma butt-kissers to hit the disagree button. Go on, you know you want to. Hey, maybe I could be Prez if I can get you to do what I want. And don't bother responding. I've said my peace, and just like Odumma, I really don't care what you think.

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WhatsNext

Nov-07-13 12:20 PM

but I doubt it. And before you idiots start calling me a racist because he's black, STOP! HE IS NOT BLACK... HE IS BLACK-AND-WHITE, just like a skunk, and his policies stink just as badly. I'm Not a racist but I am prejudiced. I'm prejudiced against anyone who wants to control my every move by telling me what I can and can't do, eat, drink, whether I should be allowed medical treatment, etc. He is not my mother or father. He has no right to tell any of us what is best for us in our personal lives. Most of us are grown people who can make our own decisions. Yet, others are apparently too stupid too think for themselves or lack the ability to reason things out and are willing to let him and his cronies tell them how to live. They are less than useless. All they want is someone to give them everything and they all they have to do is follow him. And it's only getting worse with the Dumbing-Down of our children in the schools. WAKE-UP, IDIOTS!!!

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WhatsNext

Nov-07-13 12:19 PM

Folks, my comments today have nothing to with the subject at hand, but I just wanted to make an observation. I'm about to have surgery shortly and I wanted to make a statement before I do, just in case. Luckily, I'm getting the surgery before OdummaCare's Death Panels are installed. In my opinion, from what I've gleaned over the past few years, Barack Obama is, by far, the biggest liar, the sneakiest, the sleaziest, and the most manipulative person that I can recall ever seeing in the WH. He makes the ones from Eisenhower through G.W. look like choir boys, even Peanut Carter and Scumball Bill. He is taking this country down the road to Communism and too many people are not paying attention or just don't care. I believe that anyone who supports this Hitler-Stalin-Mao knock-off is either naive, stupid, or just an out-and-out fool. When your children and grand-children are taken from you or are starving because of the policies being implemented today, maybe you will open your eyes...

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luvthesouth

Nov-06-13 10:49 AM

scrappile, good morning. the american people seem to have an ingrained sense of compassion for people worldwide and do not hesitate to step up to the plate. that is without government intervention or participation. i sympathize with your view and agree about the children. our young people can be one of our greatest resources and should be treated as such. i think in these economic times though survival and maintaining our one's own standard of living comes forefront and center. many folks are being squeezed by long and short term liabilities coupled with decling revenues and may be finding it hard to stay afloat. since our government borrows to fund many of its programs it becomes readily apparent that something has to give....i have a feeling that communities and conscionable businesses will step up to the plate and assist food pantries.

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luvthesouth

Nov-06-13 10:36 AM

city there are six accredited universities...all brick and mortar. i think many will find that there are many opportunies that exist that are not available in our more northern states. while fred may blame the deficiencies in the south on his political opposition, one has to wonder whom he blames for the sorry state of those states that are governed by his political party. anyway this was not going to be about fred. i hope that circumstances will allow you to make your dream move in the near future. if you pass through atlanta on the way down... be sure to stop. it is one heck of a town!

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luvthesouth

Nov-06-13 10:35 AM

asknot, good morning. is your home located on the atlantic or gulf side? personally i am fond of the jacksonville area. very beautiful there. my wife actually enjoys the gulf side, in particular the tampa/st. petersburg area. although many uneducated folks associate the south with white confederate flag waving inbreds, we are in fact very culturally diverse with many different perspectives. while many industries were devastated in the past 20 years, the cost of living has remained relatively reasonable and many of the jobs are sufficent to provide a basic means of subsistance. unfortunately, since we are all human beings and no matter what part of the country we live, getting free stuff is universally accepted. the school systems down here rank only as well as the students that attend them. no matter how much is spent per student, acceptable or even superior performance is not guaranteed. in addition there are many fine universities for students that are so inclined. just in my fair c

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scrappile

Nov-06-13 10:18 AM

I wish there was a way to save children from the parents they were born to. They have no choice where they show up. Not let those in charge mistreat the least among us? My only point on this thread is if you cut snap, cut agco subsidies as well, or your smaller govt position rings hollow....What was cut, this time equals the ability for all food pantries and networks, in the U.S. to meet the needs of the hungry, and more are coming Jan. 15th, meanwhile Mr. Johnson R.(via Mars), again will not touch Agco subsidies,

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luvthesouth

Nov-06-13 10:17 AM

R1KRA8, good morning. actuall i have never heard of those particular dishes. i will say that we have a small neighborhood of cambodian and vietnamese immigrants that do not seem to have a problem with strays. :-)~

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BeRight

Nov-06-13 7:43 AM

I wish there was a way to save children from the parents they were born to. They have no choice where they show up.

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BeRight

Nov-06-13 7:38 AM

scrappile: the cuts discussed in this article were temporary to begin with and passed by Democrats. The Democrats made them temporary on purpose. Send your facts and figures to those who made the cuts happen.

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luvthesouth

Nov-05-13 9:54 PM

fred...i had thought about giving them freedom but then realized i may have to work and that is just not appealing. yes, i can take a joke.

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luvthesouth

Nov-05-13 9:49 PM

fred i used scrappiles figure of $50,000.00 income for illustrative purposes only. you need to take that discussion up with him.

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luvthesouth

Nov-05-13 9:48 PM

political-economic conditions contributes to the population flight. the reality is that it is pretty darn nice here in the South. your disdain for it recently probably has more to do with me than the South itself( i may be wrong). anyway the little comment block is your party...enjoy it. as always i enjoy our discussions.

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luvthesouth

Nov-05-13 9:47 PM

fred, you asked for a recipe. i gave you a recipe. as i stated you can substitute any meat product you desire. i have heard that about the "red" southern states. in case you haven't noticed your job numbers and need for recurring emergency school levies does not paint a very booming economic picture. ( i still like marietta and the surrounding area) however i must mention that i don't recall any of the red southern states contemplating bankruptcy or needing a bail-out loan due to fiscal mismanagement and burdensome public debt. y'all must be proud. one interesting note is that despite the negative attributes that you cited, the South from 2000-2011 accounted for more than half of the population growth with 95% of the inter-regional migration. the remaining 5% was from the west. people are fleeing from the northeast and midwest for multiple reasons. i would suggest the rapid decline in the quality of life and the costs associated with living in those geographical and politica

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exofDevola

Nov-05-13 9:29 PM

Be right, thanks so much for explaining it all to me. I do realize that food stamps are supposed to be supplemental. The article that I read pointed out that in places where poverty is extreme, food stamps are often most or all of a family's food budget. The reporter spent the amount he would have been given to spend on food if he were on food stamps. I have no doubt that some people on food stamps have no idea how to cook a nutritious meal , would not know to do with a coupon if it spoke to them , and were down right stupid to bring children into an awful life of poverty. But they did , the kids are here, My point is they are here now and should not have to go hungry because their parents are dumb as posts. I do realize some recipients are not not dumb or lazy, and lost jobs, are veterans unable to find jobs and will be on food stamps a very short time. My hope is most recipients do their best to get off the dole, but for those who won't, do you make their kids suffer?

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luvthesouth

Nov-05-13 9:21 PM

asknot, no problem my friend. sometimes it is hard to distinguish the intent behind some comments. i think most everyone agrees that nobody would enjoy seeing someone go hungry.

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luvthesouth

Nov-05-13 9:15 PM

scrappile, your dime-a-day contribution does make it sound rather painless. however, considering that the average american potentially pays 54.4% in total taxes. a $50,000.00 gross salary would net them $22,800.00 in actual income prior to paying for the family bills without the benefit of government programs. the average for 2013 is estimated to be 59.7% of gross income. naturally, if more individuals were in the taxable income pool this figure may or may not come down. as you know once the government coffers begin to grow, they don't like to stop or reduce the flow. but who does.

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scrappile

Nov-05-13 8:39 PM

Thank you asknot....one little ditty, those grocery carts full of EBT purchases, so you want people on food stamps to spend more money on trips to the grocery store rather than, say one trip a month....sometimes I think grandpaw was right...clean version....If crap was money, poor folks would`ve been born without arses....

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scrappile

Nov-05-13 8:30 PM

Correction, it is .10 x 365= 36.50 a year....

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scrappile

Nov-05-13 8:22 PM

Sooo, if you make 50,000 a year, your tax federal income tax burden for the entire foo stamp program is 10 cents, but your tax burden for corporate subsidies is 4,000. hey, it ism what it ism....

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scrappile

Nov-05-13 8:18 PM

If you make $50,000 per year .... - Democratic Underground ****democraticunderground**** › … › General Discussion (Forum)If you make $50,000 per year .... 303. Tweet: ... Corporate Subsidies $4000. ... You pay the corporation $4,000 a year, ...

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scrappile

Nov-05-13 8:10 PM

36,700,000 resultsAny time AllPast 24 hoursPast weekPast monthA person making $50,000 a year pays 10 cents a day in taxes for ... ****examiner****/article/a-person-making-50-000-a-year-pays-10...... (formerly the food stamp program), ... A married person with one child making $50,000 a year will pay exactly $3,820 in federal taxes. Of those, Hate, baby, hate, when there`s nothin left for you....INXS

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scrappile

Nov-05-13 8:07 PM

Many people might be surprised to learn that the average contribution to the food stamp program is a little over 10 cents, or one thin dime, a day. Let's look at the numbers.

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armybrat

Nov-05-13 8:07 PM

Budget, budget, budget. Watch what you buy in the grocery store. Example: A roast left over from one day can be vegetable soup the next day. When working people can budget on the same amount of money, then so can food stamp recepients. Not all foods have to be prepackaged and/or frozen.

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luvthesouth

Nov-05-13 8:02 PM

RANDOM21... ooooh you are playing with fire with that post. a past comment by myself regarding that subject was removed twice in one article. although my post had a factual cultural reference to it. i posted a good dog food recipe below. really almost any meat product can be substituted. put enough hot sauce on shoe leather and you might swear it is hot beef jerky! :-)

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