AND have random, monthly drug tests for every recipient of government money. Those who test positive would have their government money revoked for eight months.
Been tried in two states -- the welfare recipients had lower positives than the general population. And the tests cost more than the savings. Program dropped.
Some recipients do buy food for their kids, so in essence, it will be the kids who go hungry. People need to stop and think before they pop off at the mouth about every issue.
Why not go after other issues where your tax money goes - such as foreign aid to countries who hate us? There are a list of them, yet people want to bi*** about food stamps - as if they want to control what others can and can’t do. Last time I checked that was the mantra of the left.
Yes, there is fraud with the food stamp program, but there is with every program - yet so many on here rant and rave over this. Could it be that you resent helping others who are less fortunate? If so, then you really aren’t compassionate people. We’ve never had a say where our tax dollars go and yet they go to Planned Parenthood as well.
In a utopic world, there would be plenty for everyone - jobs, food, houses, cars, etc, but we don’t live in a perfect world, do we? How many on here actually are willing to sustain a family of four with food for 3 or more years? Some of you may help out at Christmas time, but other than that - nada! People need to eat all year round. So go ahead and throw your rotten tomatoes at me - I’ve been in the trenches and have seen it all -and many families need the help they receive from the food stamps - and those I’ve met aren’t milking the system - they have lost their jobs - gone through a divorce and have kids to feed and clothe and keep a roof over their heads.
Over and out~