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As of Nov. 1, food stamp recipients saw their monthly benefits cut significantly. Does that make you happy?

  1. Jubilant
  2. Not really
  3. No, but necessary
  4. Not pleased
 
 
 
 
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Peeweepeterson

Nov-15-13 12:49 AM

Not Pleased at all, considering the republicans cut the foot stamp program and then increased their food allowance.

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ovomitlied

Nov-15-13 7:57 AM

Twenty-eight Democrats sided with all 42 Senate Republicans in opposing this amendment, which if passed would have prevented thousands of low-income households from losing as much as $75 a month in benefits.

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ovomitlied

Nov-15-13 7:58 AM

Seems the Dems are waking up to the rip off fact too.. Must be close to election time..

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animal

Nov-15-13 8:36 AM

Idon't understand why the Gov. always does everything across the board! They could certainly review these cases and cut the ones who are abusing the program. I knpw that would take time and effort, but that is what they get paid for! But no everything is a one size fits all, just like their stupid health care bill, and it always ends up worse than when they start! No common sense and no work, just pass laws and blow smoke that's all they ever do!!

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namexxx

Nov-15-13 8:41 AM

The same fake patriots that cheered for war are now cutting off aid to vet's families.

Remember 9/11, you hypocrite haters.

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The1RugbyReader

Nov-15-13 8:49 AM

"Jubilant"? Seriously? Someone please explain how "jubilant" is an appropriate response to needy people becoming needier. Where is human compassion? Where is kindness, dignity, and respect? How disappointing, MDN. MDN is pandering to the Fox Newz Channel viewing, godless, America-hating, racist extremists. For shame...

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MattRothchild

Nov-15-13 9:19 AM

Does this make you happy? Seriously. These questions aren't even the least bit subtle. It's like the MDN poll writers are trying to start stuff on these forums.

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rajiihammr

Nov-15-13 9:26 AM

Before I answered the poll question I guessed that "jubilant" would get 40% from these wingnuts. I nearly nailed it.

Besides the cuts were not 'significant', they were 5%.

About yesterday's question. Was GW Bush's apology for the Iraq war considered for the comparison with Pres. Obama's apology?

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muleskinner

Nov-15-13 10:05 AM

There shouldn't be food stamps. A food depot could be built for those in need to be able to have a source for food for no cost.

However, Walmart's grocery section would suffer huge losses without SNAP.

It's set up for corporations to profit, not for people to be able to afford to buy food.

Corporations that are in the food business are very much in favor of the food stamp program.

Investment banks make money on the transaction and point of sale fees.

If the purpose of food stamps were to make sure those in need received the food they are going to need, the Department of Agriculture could do it all.

Corporations love EBT. It's called corporatism; the term was coined by the fascist Mussolini.

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ovomitlied

Nov-15-13 10:17 AM

last laugh on this food bill will go to the working class as THEY will have to cut their food budget to pay for the new and improved "We know whats best for you Helth Insurance"

Look at it this way folks.. All those on food stamps were just GRANTED free health insurance so all the money they were paying for Health Insurance (LOL) is now available to them to buy food with so hence they will not need the food stamps as much.. \

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locomotive

Nov-15-13 10:24 AM

Great points, mules.

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takkak

Nov-15-13 10:57 AM

Nobody uses "jubilant" in regular conversation.

How many would starve without the govt?

Government is simply too big to function.

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centerfield

Nov-15-13 10:59 AM

Yep, mule, that program is such a boondoggle to so many corporations. Why, even the subsidized ND farmers benefit from people buying food. That is so terrible. Oh, and the fraud is rampant in this program. Why, I see that fraud is up around that 3% bracket. The majority of that fraud is actually coming from the grocery stores. People who need food to live should be your first concern and not your last. You are less concerned about a 40 billion dollar subsidy to big oil and a tax system that gifts to the ultra rich with a 15% tax bracket. You people who check "jubilant" on poor families not having enough to eat probably sit up front in church each Sunday and pretend to be pious. With all the corporate subsidies, it is amazing that you can be that hypocritical.

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ovomitlied

Nov-15-13 11:19 AM

Centerfield.. If our Government was as good as they claim to be and as in control as they want to be How come they cannot do a decent job of deciding ans "checking out" who REALLY need food stamps and who are just getting them and selling them for drug money..

The Government As Usual is at fault. The develope something and don't have the brains to run it..

Our country is full of "good Ideas" beought to us by the US Government and paid for by the Citiaens of America and yet this Government cannot run anything but its mouth..

Post Office lost 16 Billion in 2012.. Now thats a really winner right?

How the heck can a country survive when it gives everything away to people and expects ONLY those who work to pay the bills..

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centerfield

Nov-15-13 11:31 AM

What a wonderful, factual post? Let me see, where to start? Such a hard task to discredit your irrational posts. Please correct me if I am wrong but is the US Post office an independent group? Did not the Republicans put an added burden on this group by requiring that they pay future health care costs in the billions of dollars each year (the only group that this was required of). Does not the Republicans want to privatize the post office so the big corporations can take them over. It is guaranteed that those costs will then explode. But, lets get back to those figures for the SNAP program and that huge 3% fraud rate. Is that the same category as voter de-regulation? You know, the one that has a less than 1% problem. Get back to Fox news for the real facts.

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MattRothchild

Nov-15-13 12:51 PM

Seriously. This poll is still up?

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namexxx

Nov-15-13 2:14 PM

"We know whats best for you Helth Insurance"

What a pathetic joke. You can't even spell the word, health.

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ovomitlied

Nov-15-13 2:26 PM

Ya Namexxx and Obama is too stupid to figure out 60 year old women and all men cannot have babies..

Spelling is one thing but Obama is just plain IGNORANT!

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ovomitlied

Nov-15-13 2:28 PM

theheat.. Yes some are evil and many are just plain liars and collect food stamps without needing to..'

Sell them on web sights and buy drugs with the money..

I class them as crooks.. Stealing from the taxpayer.. Evil would be another word for these thives..

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locomotive

Nov-15-13 5:20 PM

"You people who check "jubilant" on poor families not having enough to eat probably sit up front in church each Sunday and pretend to be pious. With all the corporate subsidies, it is amazing that you can be that hypocritical."

Careful, centerish, that sounds a bit judgmental on your part, especially when you don't have proof for your assertion.

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ovomitlied

Nov-15-13 5:32 PM

PoeticJustice14 Nov-15-13 4:47 PM Agree | Disagree

"Sell them on web sights"

Really? Web sights?

Maybe if you'd educate yourself -- you would stop trying to make other people responsible for your failure as a human being.

Dumb abound..

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS13) - It’s a welfare fraud scheme costing U.S. taxpayers $750 million a year. People are illegally selling their electronic food stamp cards on Craigslist and other social media sites for cash.

CBS13 found two people here in Sacramento, both with the same idea, using Craigslist as free advertising to blatantly and illegally sell their state benefits.

There you go buddy.. Too uneducated to look anything up before you run off at the mouth??

Just sayin

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ovomitlied

Nov-15-13 5:37 PM

After Congress cut monthly benefits for food ... a family of four saw their food stamps reduced by $36, to $420 a month.

Lets see I can eat very well on $60 a week for two of us..

Guess it depends on how "well" you need to eat..

Altho we are not strapped for cash at our house.. We cut cupons, shop sales and limit our eating out to once a week.. or less.. and we get by pretty well on $60 a week..

But then we don't have 200 lb bodies to feed so I guess that accounts for less food at our house..

My sister in Montana just got a 20 lb turkey today at her supermarket for $10..

You can get a lot of meals out of a 20 lb turkey..

It does however take some common sense and the willingness to read the ads and shop smart..

which I am sure eliminates some folks..

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locomotive

Nov-15-13 5:45 PM

billmoyers . com/2013/10/08/six-myths-about-food-stamps/

This is a more liberal take on food stamps, which "post first appeared in AlterNet."

From USDA's site...

"USDA uses the latest in available technology to track and control abuse of the SNAP.

"SNAP electronic benefits transfer (EBT) has given USDA new tools to identify, track, and take action against trafficking. We use the electronic “audit trail” from EBT transactions to identify trafficking and other suspicious activity. The Anti-Fraud Locator using EBT Retailer Transactions (ALERT) system monitors electronic transaction activity and identifies suspicious stores for analysis and investigation."

If Big Brother is watching (and he is), it seems like it would easier to catch fraudsters, what with the electronic trail available.

In an ideal America, food stamp recipients would have a more robust job market to get a job and a less intrusive governmental health insurance mandate to deal with too.

Doe

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ovomitlied

Nov-15-13 5:54 PM

Pj veritas leftwing.. Wanna play Obama games for a day???

pretend you are on the roof in Benghazi. No one's coming......the president has a busy schedule campaigning....

and now you fill in how the rest of your day goes from there...

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locomotive

Nov-15-13 5:54 PM

"It does however take some common sense and the willingness to read the ads and shop smart.."

When I was a new mom, I soon realized that I needed new skills: child care and health, good shopping, inventory control, penny-pinching, etc. My husband and I needed to be wise with what we had. 25 years ago, $100 could buy a lot for a month. Oftentimes, that's what we had for groceries, sometimes more, sometimes less. As the family grew, I had to use the new-found skills and add to them, to stay ahead.

We didn't have a lot, but my older kids always say now that we were fed, we had clothes (thrift shops/rummage sales/hand-me-downs), we had old cars, but they ran and were paid for.

Learning all the ways to live within one's means was very freeing for us.

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