No more lobster on foodstamps ?

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  1. Keepingon

    Keepingon Well-Known Member

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    Trump administration explores replacing foodstamps by delivering food to people who need it.

    “What we do is propose that for folks who are on food stamps, part — not all, part — of their benefits come in the actual sort of, and I don't want to steal somebody's copyright, but a Blue Apron-type program where you actually receive the food instead of receive the cash,” Mulvaney said. “It lowers the cost to us because we can buy [at wholesale prices] whereas they have to buy it at retail. It also makes sure they're getting nutritious food. So we're pretty excited about that.”


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...ue-apron-type-program/?utm_term=.a5d64718472f
     
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  2. Bubba74

    Bubba74 Well-Known Member

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    How racist
     
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  3. buffalobill

    buffalobill Well-Known Member

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    No more shady bodega's with food stamp scams.
     
  4. a9faninnc

    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Moochelle dictated what healthy school lunches was to consist of.If taxpayers are footing the bill,we should have a say in how it is spent..
     
  5. Bubba74

    Bubba74 Well-Known Member

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    Heard some lib on the radio this afternoon saying how this will not allow people on food stamps to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.
    they arent buying fresh fruits and vegetables, they are buying chips and crap, see it everyday- they dont sell fresh fruits at Speedway

    I think this is a great idea
    maybe it will inspire some people who want different choices to apply themselves
     
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  6. Rastus

    Rastus ..What Goes Around Comes Around.. AD-FREE USER

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    A lot of people who complain about their foods stamps are fat.
     
  7. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Well-Known Member

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    Drop off a block of surplus cheese and a 50lb bag of rice and be done with it.
     
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  8. Bubba74

    Bubba74 Well-Known Member

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    what if they are allergic to glutten?
    what if they have cheese allergies?

    Sounds to me like you want to kill people on food stamps

    How can you be so cruel
     
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  9. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    So he wants food to be delivered from some government warehouse. That means you need to build a lot of warehouses with giant coolers. then buy delivery vehicles to send it all out.
    Sounds like it would cost more then just to let the local supermarket do it.
    And if you insult the Lobster industry are you going to be fair and do the same to the beef industry.
    Lots of luck

    Another boner idea from the knuckleheads :438:
     
  10. Bubba74

    Bubba74 Well-Known Member

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    https://www.npr.org/sections/thesal...-to-decide-what-food-snap-recipients-will-get

    sounds cheaper lets do it
     
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  11. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    The USDA is a government office with some government workers.
    Now compare that with our nations supermarkets Kroger , Publix, Wal Mart Vonns, you name it.
    Would they roll over or will they tell there politicians to protect their profits?
    Some of these stores do major business each day in food programs.
    They will never give that up.
    We did have something like this 40 years ago. A person went to a center in town and was able to get this item or that item, much of it from the farm subsidy programs. Powdered milk and egss, canned butter, four, dried beans pasta that kind of stuff.
     
  12. Rastus

    Rastus ..What Goes Around Comes Around.. AD-FREE USER

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    Unemployment is 4%. Why does anyone get food stamps.
    Try W-O-R-K and buy your own damn food lazy :censored:.
     
  13. a9faninnc

    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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    "What about fresh fruit and veggies"??
    We,ll put some seeds in your box.:lmao:
     
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  14. Bubba74

    Bubba74 Well-Known Member

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    you cant expect people to go to a centralized location and pick up their rations, that is horrible

    but we can send them a card and let them drive over to Walmart and pick out what they want
    you are right, companies like Walmart love this, they are getting paid (my local Walmart charges $11 to send money to Mexico a line a customer service every friday afternoon)
    They will just have to sacrifice for the good of the country


    you cant expect people to have to grow their own food
    why that hasnt be inspected by the FDA, what do you want people to die?
     
  15. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    You say you love capitalism, this is how it works.
     
  16. Bubba74

    Bubba74 Well-Known Member

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    no capitalism is developing a product or service that is in demand, marketing it and selling it

    this is crony capitalism, where you make payments to re-election campaigns of politicians and hire lobbyist push agendas so the croniests can get seats at the table and enrich themselves through none capitalistic methods
     
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  17. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Why do you not support campaign reform and total tax payer paid campaigns.
    Thats the only way to get the commercial interests out.

    We complain but won't do anything about it
     
  18. Rastus

    Rastus ..What Goes Around Comes Around.. AD-FREE USER

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    Freeloaders are too good to go pick up their free food st a warehouse.
     
  19. Bubba74

    Bubba74 Well-Known Member

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    But I do
    There is far too much special interest money in politics
    be nice to clean it up
    Remember Hilly spent almost twice as much as Trump
    and there are numerous lefties that spend crazy amounts of money on their "causes"
     
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  20. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Doesn't matter to me who spent what its just too much indebtedness to special interests.
    Most of the money goes into Television and Radio advertisements.
    Make sure each side gets equal time
    Since TV and Radio was created on the public airwaves the license requirements said they must also air public interest messages.
    So those can be forced into free airing's eliminating the massive costs of campaigns.
    Then we have something more reasonable to finance.
     

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