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  •  That's a big cut (1+ / 0-)
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    Horace Boothroyd III

    Damn it, if anything food stamp benefits need to go up, not down.

    I'm so sorry if I'm alienating some of you/ YOUR WHOLE FUCKING CULTURE ALIENATES ME. Bikini Kill

    by pitbullgirl65 on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 05:43:24 PM PDT

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    •  All through the '00's they haven't gone up more (0+ / 0-)

      than 15% in most states if at all. Republicans have literally been starving the poor since Clinton. And they are hacking off another chunk.

      They would have to double everyone's foodstamps to return it to an actual nutritional foundation like it was before welfare reform. That would do wonders for the economy by the way.

      IIRC it was in excess of $2.71 for every one food stamp dollar spent that goes into the economy.

      I wonder if they have a DSM at Powell's? I think I need to look up mental ailments caused by malnutrition.

      Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

      by Horace Boothroyd III on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 06:56:55 PM PDT

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