One thing that should not be cut from the Stimulus Plan: Food Stamps Increase

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    Tough choices for America's hungry - CNN.com

    I hope we can all agree on that.

    It's a disgrace we call ourselves the "richest nation on earth" while 31 million of our citizens or every 1/10 cannot even afford to feed their family or themselves anymore.
     
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    I do agree with that. I think there should be 'strings' beyond alcohol and cigarettes, for instance needs to be nutrition rich food, not junk. Also should allow use for paper products, at least toilet paper and paper towels.
     
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    I agree. Our politicians have give themselves more than a $4,000 income in salary and have the nerve to call it a cost of living increase and comparing it to social securities, col.

    When my father in law got his, it was taken away from him in food stamps.

    We have working people who are collecting food stamps, Worse, we have working people who need them and can't get them. Even some of our military are collecting food stamps. That's shameful. What we need is to raise that pay so that they don't need to collect food stamps.

    Working people should not have to collect food stamps to feed their families.
     
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    agreed, so someone tell me once again why it is we are funding abortions overseas?
     
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    That's one of the things Obama is trying to do. Since one of the biggest problems is how obviously nutrition rich food costs more then junk food. To be honest, with the amount these people have to live on a day; it's enough for one burger king meal.
     
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    Food Stamps are the Best return on your stimulis dollar.

    They return like 1.76 in stimulis for every 1 spent.

    Unemployement extensions also return at a great rate.


    Tax Cuts produce next to NOTHING in return.
     
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    I heard the same thing about food stamps. If you think about it, it makes sense.
     
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    Overall I agree with this. However, it still bothers me when I see someone using food stamps who is driving a brand new Cadillac. We all know what I'm talking about. No, not everyone on food stamps drives a nice brand new car, but you know what I'm talking about.
     
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    Lets not forget about the lady at the grocery store using her EBT card as she yaks on her cell phone about how expensive her cable bill is.
     
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    So a dollar of food stamp money spent on groceries produces a large stimulus but a dollar of tax cut money spent on groceries produces no stimulus effect? A dollar unemployment money likewise produces a large stimulus effect but a dollar of tax cut money spent on the same thing produces no stimulus effect?

    That's an amazing discovery.
     

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