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  •  What state do you live in? UI does not equal (13+ / 0-)

    ..eligibility for food stamps. I volunteer at a food bank and can tell you life doesn't work the way many people on the right and left seem to believe it does.

    It's like ,"Let them eat food stamps!"

    "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

    by sebastianguy99 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 03:16:33 PM PST

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    •  massachusetts... (0+ / 0-)

      still has a safety net.

      There will always be someone gauging you with a tolerance meter. Deeming you acceptable or evil. They're the best to offend.

      by jbou on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 03:19:45 PM PST

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      •  and if one doesn't live in mass.? (5+ / 0-)

        Is that what we're about now? My state is ok so the heck with the rest. This, again, sounds a lot like the wingnuts who keep repeating that they only care about voters in their gerrymandered districts.

        Much better to just say you don't hold the continuation of UI benefits to be all that important.

        "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

        by sebastianguy99 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 03:32:07 PM PST

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        •  I don't (3+ / 0-)
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          it is a band aid that does nothing to fix serious problems. It is an easier thing to get passed because it has an immediate tangible result and moderate purple state Republicans care about it too. Shove it all over the cliff and introduce tax cuts ala cart and make the GOP vote on tax cuts one class of people at a time.

          There will always be someone gauging you with a tolerance meter. Deeming you acceptable or evil. They're the best to offend.

          by jbou on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 03:49:45 PM PST

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    •  california - foodstamps not eligible for ui (14+ / 0-)

      beneficiaries unless the ui is really really low.

      i am so freaking appalled at the arrogance of some posters online today - the attitude that they were "smart enough" not to be affected - until, one day, they might just find themselves hit in the face with a bag of "dumb".

      i loathe the "blame the poor" attitude that shows up even on this site.  it is inexcusable and shows the fact that those doing it have never been affected by real poverty!

      •  I'm not sure they care at much more than the (4+ / 0-)
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        ...wingnuts.

        If you are single and without children, good luck trying to get assistance beyond UI. I see these people and others at the food bank every time I'm there. It is so sad.

        I do think it interesting that I have encountered very few who believe President Obama is to blame or isn't trying his best to look out for him. Funny how these people get how horrible his opposition is but those supposedly bettered versed just don't get it.

        "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

        by sebastianguy99 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 03:38:14 PM PST

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