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  •  But they are so common nowadays, sneerers are (5+ / 0-)
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    a minority.
    I have noticed everyother person, especially older folks, are using SNAP.

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    by Thousandwatts on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 04:52:18 PM PST

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    •  They can be a loud minority however. (8+ / 0-)

      My MIL is convinced that the email she received is correct and people are getting cash back from food stamps. Never mind this supposed cash back happened in Florida, we get food stamps in Florida and have explained how the card works. We're obviously mis-informed by the evil liberals we follow and she's right because her information came from a right wing source that would never lie to her. Our life experience with food stamps is of course wrong.

      This is how stubborn this stupid meme is to stamp out. This woman would rather believe some email scam right wing talking point stupidity than the son she raised from infancy.

      "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

      by FloridaSNMOM on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 05:49:10 PM PST

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      •  Yeah, I had family freak out at the fish market (12+ / 0-)

        here during a visit.  We were eating in a waterfront restaurant attached to the market, and they could see people from the surrounding community coming in to buy food with SNAP cards.  They were outraged and self-righteous.  

        Apparently SNAP cardholders are supposed to eat only rats stuffed with cheetos that they obtain by kneeling on broken glass in dark allies and begging to be beaten.  When this protocol is not followed, only violence can purify America.

        Kill the poor today to end hunger in America tomorrow!

         

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        by KateCrashes on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 07:57:07 PM PST

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        •  Ha! (2+ / 0-)
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          Apparently SNAP cardholders are supposed to eat only rats stuffed with cheetos that they obtain by kneeling on broken glass in dark allies and begging to be beaten.  When this protocol is not followed, only violence can purify America.
          Love it!

          "Why is it that if you're rich and take advantage of a government program you're a smart business man, but if you're poor you're a moocher?"

          by DemFromPit on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 09:06:21 PM PST

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    •  Food assistance is among the least controversial (5+ / 0-)

      of the assistance programs, and in the last 5-10 years the government has been really pushing the program - states are under pressure to affirmatively go out and find people who don't know that they qualify for SNAP and to sign them up.  I rarely give Bush credit for anything (except leaving office) but his HHS and Dept. of Agriculture actually did a fairly good job of promoting those programs.  (I know nothing about SNAP funding from '00-'08 but do know that HHS and Agriculture were pretty good on eligibility and outreach at least during Bush's second term; I was not involved in these issues during the first term).

      Sadly a lot of the media is reporting that it's SNAP that's jammed up the farm bill but the farm bill is really just becoming more and more difficult to move through Congress due to generally party acrimony as well as the effect of a radical House in close proximity to a clogged-up Senate.

      "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

      by auron renouille on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 06:46:15 PM PST

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