Discussion in 'Politics' started by proletarian, Feb 12, 2010.
NYT: Food stamps find new acceptance - The New York Times- msnbc.com
They are not stigmatized today in fact they are a very direct and effective form of stimulus.
I have no problem with people using food stamps. I wish they wouldn't allow them to be used for things like soda, candy and bubble gum, but the rules aren't the recipient's fault and most people I've seen use them don't take advantage of it. I'd think a lot less of parents on layoff or who had some other misfortune that let their kids go without decent food out of pride. In bad times people have to do what they have to do, no shame in it.
I agree. The woman in the article said she gets 147.00 a month. Certainly not enough to do excessive steak buying and throwing parties but it helps.
Not enough for steak and parties, but maybe enough to skip over the can of green beans, pack of ramen noodles and box of powdered mac and cheese for something with some actual nutritional value from time to time. I don't know about other states, but I've seen food stamps being used at the local farmer's market here too.
Couldn't agree more.
What ever happened to the days when people were embarrassed and dare i say ashamed to be on the dole?
Long gone, my friend.
Sad really that we have multiple generations of people who believe theydon't have to provide for themselves and their families.
From what I can tell this is still the case with the vast majority of Americans much to the chagrin of the progressive nanny staters that would like to see being a dependent of the state become the "norm".
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