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  •  The people who want to shame the poor are (11+ / 0-)

    morally bankrupted.  They are also inept to think that they can bully and abuse a portion of the population and not eventually get a push back.  You can pretend there is a recovery going on but we all know someone who is now in poverty through no fault of their own.  

    Thank you for this diary.  This is something that needs to kept in the spot light about how nasty and mean the far right has become. Their base is shrinking because of it.

    I was a hungry kid when I grew up.  When I see someone with WIX or EBT card I usually think about kids that don't have to go through what I did.  I don't think about lazy people using the system.  When I see a loaded food cart I know that person is feeding kids.  You can't micro manage that person's menu.  There are kids and people that have special food needs.  These politicians assume the family care giver can't make the most of their allotment.  Maybe that person who is standing in front of you buying "2 for the price of 1" large chuck roasts, has their grandmother's hand crank grinder and plans to make hamburger from it to get a weeks worth of inexpensive meals from it.  It is actually cheaper per pound to do that then buy hamburger. Plus you know what was ground up in that meat.  For all you know that person has spent time checking out cook books from the library hunting for recipes that take few ingredients that will stretch meals.

    I consider what these jerks say nothing more then a witch hunt because they have no ideas.  The people on SNAP is not the problem, it is the GOP,  the uber wealthy sponsers and their shills that are the problem.

    •  Yes, I was hungry too as a child (2+ / 0-)
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      hnichols, FloridaSNMOM

      The highlight of my day was the school lunch. There was nothing much else when I got home.

      I didn't realize I was skinny because I was going hungry until I was older and found out that I could actually gain weight to the point I had to control my eating!

      Women create the entire labor force.
      Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

      by splashy on Sun Sep 15, 2013 at 04:55:33 PM PDT

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