“In one statement you say "I do not understand" and give the common blanket recommendation. The lack of humanity in this issue is sickening and I want to tell you my story to help you get some understanding of the breadth of this issue.
It's far more complex than those who are needy and those who exploit (i.e.: black and white) the food stamp programs. I AM educated, able bodied, and working more hours than I get paid for at a job that no longer provides benefits beyond a paycheck. When my job was outsourced and I was laid off then immediately rehired as a contract worker - that's where this all began. Also I am gladly paying taxes as I have done all my life because that is what I believe will help continue our way of life for you, me and everyone in this country. I have supported my family without any problems until sometime last year when the cost of living surpassed my income. I begrudgingly went along with my wife's idea of SNAP and WIC and it has been a tremendous help in the simple fact that our children can eat healthy food and go to school nourished. We ARE the real needy.
My story is more common than those who exploit the food stamp system and while we are likely on common ground that this system is broken. Taking away from the needy as the result of a political sideshow is high stupidity.”
schnssda on Nov 2, 2013 at 11:15:55
“I said give to the truly needy, if you are truly needy then you should get it.”