Food Stamp outrage

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    Should well-off jobless get food stamps? | Cincinnati Enquirer | Cincinnati.Com

    County Administrator Dave Gully says the county’s Human Services employees were upset because they recently were required to issue $500 a month in food stamps to a person who has lost their job, but has $80,000 in the bank, lives in a $300,000 house that is paid off, and drives a new Mercedes.

    The family qualifies under a special federal category called “Categorical Eligibility," according to a memo Gully sent to commissioners. Other local families in similar situations also have qualified for food stamps this way, Gully says.


    Total Crap. This is total Bullshit.
     
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    A $300,000 house is not exactly a mansion. Also, how does this newspaper know how much he has in the bank?

    Did you know that food stamps are a very good stimulus?
     
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    If this story is giving us the real story, then obviously that is wrong.
     
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    So a out of work Donald Trump can quailify for food stamps? LOL

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    it sure as hell isn't a hovel either.

    good stimulus or not, stealing charity meant for those below the poverty line is not only despicable but SHOULD entail criminal penalties.
     
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    There's no comparisan. The average out of work parent should be entitled to food stamps. They didn't say anything about him getting any money so he may have to live off of his retirement money or whatever that $80,000 was. If it was actually $80,000.

    Btw, the more they said the guy owned, the more I saw a bit of exaggeration in the claims.
     
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    The value of an individuals residence shouldn't come into play. However, everything else should. What is interesting is that there are many people out there who take advantage when they don't need to. At the same time, there are many people who could receive these benefits, and are much more needing of them, but choose not to out of principle, at least until they really have to.
     
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    Assets should be taken into consideration. Somehow they are waived through this categorical eligibility clause. I have to look into this more. But from what I see so far this is bullshit.
     
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    au contraire.. the value of his property SHOULD be a factor given that tax payers should not be compensating someone WITH the ability to feed himself. a 300k home could buy a lot of groceries. The Donald Trump comparison is apt given how often he files bankruptcy.. SHOULD the don be able to claim food stamps just because he doesn't want to spring for food in order to channel his wealth elsewhere?

    I say no.
     
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    Let me know what you come up with because so far, I simply don't believe the story. I think it is an exaggeration.
     

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