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Food Stamps are one of the most abused and wasteful social program this country has ever developed. A family of four receives more money monthly then my family of five spends a month on food. The amount paid out each month should be cut by at least one third. Purchases by food stamps should be (if not already) restricted to the following: Fresh/frozen non prepared meats & fish, fresh/frozen non prepared vegetables, deli meats/cheeses, canned goods, breads, non sweetened dairy, and non sweetened juices. The following should always be banned, and processes need to be in place where not already, to restrict: Soda, bottled water, power and energy drinks, sweetened juices, coffee, tea, ice cream, candy, energy bars, any pre-prepared meals or sandwiches, snacks/junk food, or any food that is mail ordered or shipped anywhere. If these rules would be followed, and recipients would learn how to shop and properly eat, no one would be hungry and we the taxpayers would save billions.
Tobacco and alcohol should be banned from purchase by welfare funds. No cash should be allowed to be pulled off of any assistance cards except at banks and should be limited to a very low percentage of funds.
If we built a series of water desalination plants along the west coast, drought events like the one happening this year would have little to no effect on the cost of water for farmers in California.
Other countries all over the world do it.
Now, we need to.
Get with it Obama.
lets not forget to blame a 17 trillion debt and 85 billion a month be pumped into a "recovery" effectively devaluing our money making it not go as far.
thanks to or govt overlords for that
Gee, let me think.... over the last year: Grocery tab up, electricity up, garbage pickup up, homeowner's association fees up, natural gas up, water up, health insurance way up, veterinary care/pet food up, car insurance up.
My income FIXED. On the other hand let me thank the administration for the miniscule increase in my social security check while food stamp recipients got a nice fat whopping increase and Odumbo threw in a free phone for good measure. What this man has done to this country is shameful and disgusting.
Looks like my garden just had some lettuce and more tomatoes added and perhaps a side of broccoli.
Can't do anything about the meat and diary, freezer is already full..
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