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Re: “The Food Stamp Challenge

The problem with the Food Stamp program is that once a lot of these people get on them, they don't want to get off them. A lot of the kids of food stamp recipients end up getting on food stamps themselves, and they learn that it's a way of life! It is supposed to be a program that helps people out in a time of need, not as something they should get just because they always have! They also know that the way to get more food stamps is to have more kids, can you believe that!?!?!? A lot of them think, "If I have more kids, I get more food stamps every month, I get more money in my check, and I can live in a bigger house". That is part of the disparity in this country! If a person is on food stamps, and can keep having babies, or are not disabled, then they should be put to work for those food stamps, public assistance, etc. It should not be given just because. There are so many projects that could be done with labor from mothers and fathers that are on food stamps and welfare. I know that there are many people and families that have no choice, and I do believe you gotta do what you gotta do to take care of the family. But, like I said, they are supposed to be a TEMPORARY thing, not a way of life. I am sure there are kids out there right now that are being told, "Once you graduate from high school, the government takes some of my food stamps and money, so I can't support you anymore." Then the girl goes and gets herself pregnant, so she can start her own welfare and food stamp case. No matter what you say, you know that it's true. It's sad, but it's true. $18 million dollars for only 1 month, for one county in one state!!! That is just totally ridiculous!!! Maybe we should get some legislation in place that would limit the amount of kids these people can have, chemical castration, I don't know. The program is so severely abused, just like TennCare, and every other social program....if someone can take advantage of it, they surely will. If it were run correctly and not abused, then there would be less people on it, and the actual people that REALLY need it, would be able to get enough to feed their family the way they deserve to be fed. It's because of these programs that people live on, as a way of life, that the elderly people that helped build this country, helped keep it free, get $700 a month for Social Security! My 74 year-old mother-in-law gets $18.00 a month for Food Stamps! Something is wrong with that!!! I could go on, but it would only make me more upset. If I have upset anybody with this, it was unintentional.

Posted by mazdamanjames on 07/16/2011 at 12:48 PM


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