Another thread about food stamps...

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    I read this kind of garbage too much, from the woman who keep getting food stamps and public assistance after winning a million in the lotto to this. Something needs to be done.
     
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    Oh but Ann Romeny can have Louis Vuitton.

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    Somebody is going to get in trouble with DFS.
     
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    I agree, something needs to be done. If you can afford something that expensive, you should not need food stamps.
     
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    just a thought....maybe she purchased those other items BEFORE the economic collapse. That being said, I'd have sold those items before I'd go for food stamps.
     
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    Well coming from someone who has paid taxes since he was 17-18, and from a family that always paid their taxes; everything I have I have earned i.e. worked my butt off and paid for it (or been given it by family). Not surprised to see welfare fraud, but she should have a receipt for big ticket items; no receipt, don't waste police time. :eusa_eh:
     
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    yeah...I know....I've been working since I was 14...I have absolutely no problem with social programs, in fact....at 47 years of age...I'm getting to that age that retirement is no longer some abstract anymore. I have a surgically fused spine that gives me trouble, my knees are semi-messed up, and I'm just trying to get 12 more years in so that I'll have 35 years and can retire with the maximum income I can. I know I could have retired on disability with my back, but that's not how I'M built..but, at the same time... I know that I'll need the Social Security that I've been paying into all my life....but I digress...

    While I believe in social programs, I don't want to be taken advantage of either. We need accountability in them. I personally believe that work programs ought to be reinstated....programs like the WPA and the CCC.
     
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    Well I notice the difference between welfare, education and health-care in New Zealand and the US. We pay more tax in comparison to the US, but we waste much less; meaning the system is much more efficient.

    I have visited the doctor once this year, and most people hold off going; so as a result doctors aren't overworked and there are resources there for everyone (if they really need it). Universal health-care works as a result i.e. because people don't cheat/rape the system. Alongside that the government buys up and subsidizes most drugs i.e. long term planning.

    But US health-care is a total mess, the bureaucracy is massive and there are tons of separate programs; rather than just one national health-care service. Doctors are paid not to cure people, but to hand out drugs; and I doubt they care about human welfare; instead just the money to pay off their massive student debt.

    When Obama brings in his 'public health insurance' the system is just going to get worse; its just another layer of bureaucracy and more costs. The US govt already spends far too much on health-care, by the amount it spends the US should be sending every American home with a new car; even Canadians pay far less for health-care than Americans. :eusa_shhh:
     
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    Oh...you're preaching to the choir on health care. I wanted single payer, and when I saw that single payer wasn't going to happen, I was rooting for a public option. That didn't happen either....nor did purchasing of medications on the global open market...we got a shitty program because of political infighting. It's still better than it was before...but, in truth? it was just another corporate welfare program for insurance companies and American Pharmaceutical Companies.
     
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    Well actually when the US and NZ free trade talks were going on a while back, the drug companies tried to fight to kill Pharmac (the agency that subsidizes and buys the drugs in mass); they backed off when they realized that all parties (left and right) supported it, as do all the pharmacies and health providers (public and private). :tongue:
     

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