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A Movement Toward Food Justice
linkedin ^ | 12/4/2012 | cory booker

Posted on 12/04/2012 5:02:27 AM PST by from occupied ga

This morning, I will begin living on a food budget of $30 a week / $4.32 per day. This is the financial equivalent of the budget provided to people participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, in the State of New Jersey. I will live only on a SNAP equivalent food budget for the next seven days.

Undertaking what is referred to as the #SNAPChallenge began with a social media-based conversation on Twitter. A Twitter user tweeted me her opinion that "nutrition is not the responsibility of the government". This comment caused me to reflect on the families and children in my community who benefit from SNAP assistance and deserve deeper consideration. In my own quest to better understand the outcomes of SNAP assistance, I suggested to this specific Twitter user that we both live on a SNAP equivalent food budget for a week and document our experience.

A simple conversation on Twitter drew me into the #SNAPChallenge I am beginning today. My goals for the #SNAPChallenge are to raise awareness and understanding of food insecurity; reduce the stigma of SNAP participation; elevate innovative local and national food justice initiatives and food policy; and, amplify compassion for individuals and communities in need of assistance. Over the next seven days, I plan to highlight the voices of people involved in local food policy, the SNAP program, and other related initiatives.

As I begin this journey, I am doubling down on my commitment to the Food Justice Movement that is gaining awareness and participation in this country. We have much work to do at the local level to address a legacy of structural inequities in the American food system. As more and more working people and families - many holding down more than one job - face greater and greater challenges to juggle housing, medical, and transportation costs, meeting nutritional needs becomes a serious problem and a social justice issue. The struggle of children, seniors, and families to have access to essential nutrition is a struggle we are all invested in and we all benefit when families succeed. Now more than ever we are all in this together.

Throughout this week, I will document my #SNAPChallenge experiences and reflections on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and through video on #waywire. If you are interested in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, I encourage you to click the reference links below.


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KEYWORDS: corybooker; foodstamps; lazy; moron
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To: from occupied ga

Food justice = starvation under communism


51 posted on 12/04/2012 6:05:38 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: from occupied ga

Does that include alcohol, cigarettes and a widescreen TV?

Or tips for Madame Velveeta down at the local exotic dancers bar (you know, the one that accepts EBT cards)?


52 posted on 12/04/2012 6:07:39 AM PST by moovova
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To: Texas Fossil

I don’t have any problem with urban farming as long as its 100% privately funded. They keep talking about it in Detroit but it will cost billions federal dollars for soil restoration and the inner city Detroit attitude means they would have to import a workforce.


53 posted on 12/04/2012 6:08:23 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: from occupied ga

Any use of the word “justice” other than to describe the legal system or its functions always signals an intention to conceal or validate theft by the state on behalf of an aggrieved class.


54 posted on 12/04/2012 6:13:17 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: from occupied ga

What an ignoramous! The “S” stands for “supplemental” fir a reason: it supplements other income. Most people who aren’t crackheads will feed themselves and their children before running out of money even on such necessities as shelter. Water has greater priority, but that’s about it. Food stamps function primarily to defer other costs, such as satellite tv.

Which isn’t to say there’s no such thing as starving kids. Lock up their parents instead of paying them off, though, because they’re criminals. If they are criminal, why couldn’t they trade food stamps for goods beyond food? Because there are laws? There’re laws against child abuse and neglect too.

Stamps also magically create more putative starvation, since you gotta be starving to get free money. So, uh, yeah, I was “food insecure” last week. On Monday I wasn’t sure what I’d eat on Friday. So I turned off the flat screen, drove my car downtown, finished my cell phone conversation, put my keys in my designer Jean pocket, and said to the nice government lady, “I’m hungry.”


55 posted on 12/04/2012 6:14:41 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: from occupied ga

People in this country make me sick, we have the leader we deserve, just as Hamilton said, and we will get just what we as a nation deserve for allowing abortion to continue unabated, for the left to advance their agenda with the very help of people in the republican party, we never in the last 50 years did a thing to demand that this be stopped, we were all too busy, working and paying taxes and thinking everything was wonderful.

I look forward to my trip to the re-education camp where I can at least get some rest before my execution.


56 posted on 12/04/2012 6:16:59 AM PST by stockpirate (Democrrats stole the election via fraud, we will never have a free election again.)
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To: varmintman
You really can't have a serious country and let children go hungry, but the key to it is that money should not be involved at all. There simply needs to be some place within walking distance where children could go for cheeseburgers, fries, and shakes or whatever. THAT would cost some tiny fraction of the drug-stamp program.

YOU can't be serious. These children haven't sprung from cabbage patches. If they have parents the children are their responsibility. If a parent does not fulfill their responsibility the parent should lose the children and go to jail. If they are orphans they need to be adopted or go to an orphanage.

57 posted on 12/04/2012 6:17:50 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Deepest South

Don’t confuse this writer with the facts! He got someone to publicize his article; he must know what the word “supplemental” means. Unless there’s a problem with our educational system, or something./s


58 posted on 12/04/2012 6:18:20 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: I Shall Endure

In the 90’s my husband was in seminary. I fed a family of five (two of which were teenagers) on $35 a week and we got no government assistance at all. We ate oatmeal for breakfast everyday and beans and tortillas for lunch and dinner, everyday. It can be done, but only by people who are focused on taking care of themselves and not bilking their neighbors.


59 posted on 12/04/2012 6:20:27 AM PST by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: cripplecreek

What sane person would “want” to live in Detroit?

Very sad situation.


60 posted on 12/04/2012 6:23:04 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: from occupied ga

If you could go back to preparing foods from basic staple ingredients as our great-grandparents did, you could actually eat rather well on $4.32 a day.


61 posted on 12/04/2012 6:26:40 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: I Shall Endure; All
$30 a week per person is easy, you just have to be willing to cook, eat mostly chicken, rice, beans and bread and canned veggies. Do not eat out.

I bet I have beat the $30 a week figure many, many times without even trying, just by being frugal. Most of the world considers that $30 a week for food is living high on the hog!

It is crazy to complain that what most of the world looks at as luxury, is somehow unjust.

62 posted on 12/04/2012 6:26:54 AM PST by marktwain
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To: varmintman

“You really can’t have a serious country and let children go hungry”

Then I despair of there ever being a serious country. Because as children are more fed the bar will constantly be raised, until the definition of starvation includes people who did eat but were at one point uncertain whether they would. Oh, wait, we’ve already defined it that way.

Advance of welfare I’ve heard described as like a starving man who eats the crumbs left on his plate at the end of a long awaited meal more ravenously than he did the steak in the main course. The better things are the more we complain, to an extent. Also, as Malthus taught us and no one listened long ago, “poor laws” create more poor people. Because there will always be a margin where you could get free stuff or work for yourself, and there is an undeniable economic incentive for people to drop independence and go poor. Hence charity always results in more need.


63 posted on 12/04/2012 6:27:33 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: varmintman

“the key to it is that money should not be involved at all”

Two terms for you:

1. TANSTAAFL
2. Opportunity cost


64 posted on 12/04/2012 6:29:09 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: John O

“If you don’t work, You don’t eat”

I think it was Trotsky who proposed a new way whereby “if you don’t obey you don’t eat.”


65 posted on 12/04/2012 6:32:32 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: JoeDetweiler

I can buy a dozen eggs for a few bucks. They will last two weeks and are an excellent source of protein.

Eating like this would get easier as time went on and you built up stocks of foods.

A more realistic test would be to eat this way for a month. By the end of the month, it would actually not be that bad, especially if you bought in bulk and prepared your own food.


66 posted on 12/04/2012 6:42:56 AM PST by FLAMING DEATH (I'm not racist - I hate Biden too!)
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To: from occupied ga

There is a gigantic pile of wrong in this.

To start with, the US has a perpetual overabundance in food, that viciously whipsaws farmers for the simple reason that too much food hurts their bottom line worse than a scant harvest.

For this reason, since FDR, food production in the US has been essentially nationalized, or really the fascist economics equivalent to nationalization, the “public-private partnership.”

As such, the idea of food stamps is not a bad one, if the emphasis is on two things:

1) Food stamps should focus on reducing overabundant foods, and second, on nutritional value for children.

2) Food stamps should be solely by block grants to the states. Leave it up to the states to figure out how much of what types of foods are too much, and how to distribute this extra food to the poor.

3) Recognition that despite what Michelle Obama wants people to eat, many people are more willing to starve than eat what she wants them to eat. So an overabundance of kumquats and bean sprouts will rot, but an overabundance of corn, wheat flour, beans and peanuts will generally be popular.

4) People who can buy their food prefer processed food, so food stamp food should be processed just minimally, so there is only limited competition. Sorry, Kellogg’s, your overpriced, sugar coated boxed junk should not be part of the food stamps program.


67 posted on 12/04/2012 6:51:55 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: cripplecreek
$30 a week, for one person?

That's pretty easy to do. He won't be eating steak, but basic staples, at least around here...

Gal of milk - $4, sometimes less

Loaf of bread - $1.50, usually less

Jar of PB - $3

Bag of rice - $1

Bag of Beans - $1

Box of house-brand cereal - $2

Canned vegetables - $1/can, usually less...and fresh veggies are pretty cheap too, depending.

Throw in store specials and coupons, and eating on $30 a week is bland, but easily do-able.

68 posted on 12/04/2012 7:00:56 AM PST by wbill
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To: from occupied ga

The use of the word “Justice” outside a legal context is usually used by leftists to promote some radical program.
The left has a distorted idea of justice. “Justice” is not coercing money from the producers to give to able-bodied lazy morons. Real justice is getting what you earn, not what you think you are entitled to.


69 posted on 12/04/2012 7:01:34 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: from occupied ga

If 0 bummer had a brother, he’d look like cory. Nuff said.


70 posted on 12/04/2012 7:04:19 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: from occupied ga

What part of “Supplemental” doesn’t he understand?

The original point was not to provide all the food a person needs.


71 posted on 12/04/2012 7:05:11 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: sport
"yet to see a starving child"

That's just it. While there might be a few families in every locality who have a little trouble putting adequate food on the table, the media has tried to make the public believe millions of Americans are hungry and/or starving. It's all bunk. Even here in Wisconsin they have The Hunger Task Force, and we're seeing countless ads to help all those "hungry and starving" people many of whom I gather live around me.

My question to the various orgs. devoted to feeding the "hungry and starving is: Where the heck are they? All I see every time I go out are very well-fed Americans. And my wife and I and travel around. We've been to every state west of the Mississippi in the last ten years, and we've yet to see those hungry and starving people. Like here in the Midwest, tons of very well-fed Americans.

72 posted on 12/04/2012 7:06:31 AM PST by driftless2
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To: 9YearLurker

Sounds good.

Can I come to your house? I’ll bring $4.32.

And maybe a bottle of cheap wine.


73 posted on 12/04/2012 7:06:53 AM PST by super7man
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To: from occupied ga

There is no justice in making people comfortable in their poverty. That is a recipe to keep them poor. Someone who has their fridge filled and their heat paid for by the state has less incentive to get a job than someone whose stomach is empty and an apt at 40 degrees.


74 posted on 12/04/2012 7:07:52 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: kevkrom
Shelf-stable, nutritionally-balanced (40/30/30), bags of kibble (or other plain preparation like a just-add-water cereal or mash) that are free to any and all to use.

We should call the kibble "Soylent Green." Because it's made of soy (wink wink, nudge nudge) and it's green, which we all know from our media teachings is a good thing.

75 posted on 12/04/2012 7:08:39 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: from occupied ga
Talk about a Socialist/Marxist/Communist codeword.

Anything tagged with the word "Justice" means taking from those who've worked for and earned it in order to give to those that haven't.

It sounds nice to those on the receiving end, though: "Get the food/money/house/car/phone/job/etc. YOU DESERVE!"

It don't see how we combat this. I'm losing faith. I think that the parasites have finally killed the host.

76 posted on 12/04/2012 7:09:22 AM PST by Washi
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To: from occupied ga

eliminate food stamps and everyone pay full price for what they eat!!!

Make your own way in this world or lie down and die!!!


77 posted on 12/04/2012 7:11:52 AM PST by dalereed
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To: super7man

Some $4.32-Buck Chuck?


78 posted on 12/04/2012 7:13:43 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Post5203
Both were dressed nicely with bling and nails done

I'ss ee you and raise you one. I was behind one who went out of the store and got into a nice new blue Mercedes 2 seater sports car

79 posted on 12/04/2012 7:19:05 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Tublecane

This writer is the Next Great Hope, the liberal mayor of Newark, NJ, Cory Booker.

And yes, he has degrees from three top universities.


80 posted on 12/04/2012 7:19:32 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: tnlibertarian
The author has a reading comprehension and/or logic problem.

I disagree. He's deliberately misinterpreting it to push his socialist point. When have you ever seen a black Democrat mayor of a large city who wasn't a liar?

81 posted on 12/04/2012 7:25:14 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: tnlibertarian
The author has a reading comprehension and/or logic problem.

I disagree. He's deliberately misinterpreting it to push his socialist point. When have you ever seen a black Democrat mayor of a large city who wasn't a liar?

82 posted on 12/04/2012 7:25:27 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
It’s called “supplemental” for a reason, not that reason means anything to the scribbler of this piece.

Booker is the mayor of Newark, NJ. He's playing to his audience of parasites and hand wringing liberals.

83 posted on 12/04/2012 7:28:46 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
Honestly, when do the fireworks begin? I can't stomach this shit anymore.

They started with Timothy McVeigh, and I didn't hear anyone on this forum do anything but condemn him. If anyone is serious about resistance to tyranny it's going to get real ugly.

84 posted on 12/04/2012 7:31:53 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga
When have you ever seen a black Democrat mayor of a large city who wasn't a liar?

So, he assumes his readers/constituents are the ones with the reading comprehension/logic problem? Since he's the Democrat mayor of a large black city, that is a good assumption.

85 posted on 12/04/2012 7:38:40 AM PST by tnlibertarian
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To: Cyber Liberty
We should call the kibble "Soylent Green." Because it's made of soy (wink wink, nudge nudge) and it's green, which we all know from our media teachings is a good thing.

And because the money to purchase it was "lent" to us by China.

86 posted on 12/04/2012 7:44:17 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: from occupied ga
This morning, I will begin living on a food budget of $30 a week / $4.32 per day. This is the financial equivalent of the budget provided to people participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, in the State of New Jersey. I will live only on a SNAP equivalent food budget for the next seven days.

Not a good test. Many, many crumb-crunchers get free breakfast and lunch at school. Some places even give them a free dinner!

So Cory should go to a local school everyday, eat breakfast and lunch and then take his extra SNAP cash and go get his nails done.

87 posted on 12/04/2012 7:45:04 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: I Shall Endure; cripplecreek

In addition, many, if not most, of the people receiving food stamps also get a bunch of other taxpayer funded freebies. I imagine their kids get 3 meals a day at school and during the summer, they get subsidized housing and utilities, and “free” medical care. They even get free cell phones!

Boortz was talking about some woman waiting in line to get help with her utilities. While waiting, she was eating a salad with hard boiled eggs and watching the latest movies on her portable DVD player. As Stossel has demonstrated, the poor in the US are rich by the rest of the world’s standards.


88 posted on 12/04/2012 7:46:59 AM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: dalereed
eliminate food stamps and everyone pay full price for what they eat!!!

I'm with you on that, but the hand wringers will be wetting themselves at the though of "the children" not getting enough to be obese. There was an amber alert around here about a month ago, and the child was described as a 14 year old girl weighing approximately 185 lb.

89 posted on 12/04/2012 7:49:34 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Excellent post.

The real problem is that in urban communities, the basics of life skills have been lost and are no longer transferred to the next generation.

Home economics is a term that is obsolete.

It’s no coincidence that 80% plus of McDonalds commercials feature black people.


90 posted on 12/04/2012 7:53:10 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Washi
Anything tagged with the word "Justice" means taking from those who've worked for and earned it in order to give to those that haven't.

That is also know as "fairness" And anyone not wanting to be robbed is "selfish" (as opposed to the parasites who are NOT selfish)

91 posted on 12/04/2012 7:54:41 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

People like him are why I created the blog in my tagline.


92 posted on 12/04/2012 7:57:01 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
The use of the word “Justice” outside a legal context is usually used by leftists to promote some radical program.

Justice to liberals means getting whatever they want and having someone else pay for it. Another older word for that fits the liberal definition of justice is "theft" or maybe "robbery"

93 posted on 12/04/2012 7:58:57 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: marktwain

You can buy some cuts of beef and pork about as cheaply as you can buy chicken.


94 posted on 12/04/2012 8:02:44 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: ctdonath2
People like him are why I created the blog in my tagline.

People like him are why I buy ammunition. Sooner rather than later the Cory Bookers of the world get tired of going through the middle man and go directly to the source. Then of course you CAN legally shoot them.

95 posted on 12/04/2012 8:04:39 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: wbill

The second week would be easier. You wouldn’t have to buy everything on that list again the second week, like the rice, the beans, or the cereal, and maybe a couple of the other items if you were careful. That money would be freed up to buy even more stuff.

Eventually, you’d be eating comfortably, again, if you were careful.

But, that’s too much to ask of the people who get free money from us. They deserve steak and lobster, because they’re POOR, dammit!

I keep remembering, however, my mother’s tales of growing up in a coal camp in northern WV.

They ate beans and potatoes through the week, and had meat on the weekends. My grandmother would keep the potato skins, fry them up and make a sandwich with them that she’d put in my grandpa’s lunch to eat at work.

They probably spent less than $30 a week on food for the whole family of five, even in 2012 dollars.

There was no “snap” or “ebt” or whatever then. Somehow, they survived.


96 posted on 12/04/2012 8:06:06 AM PST by FLAMING DEATH (I'm not racist - I hate Biden too!)
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To: from occupied ga

Makes my hair AND my teeth hurt.

Everyone’s commenting on the ‘justice’ line, but the one that gets me is;
‘amplify “compassion” for individuals and communities in need of assistance...’

Compassion. Get it? Same old same old.
We’ve had how many decades of so-called coerced gubmit compassion?

My brain hurts too.


97 posted on 12/04/2012 8:16:29 AM PST by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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To: FLAMING DEATH
The second week would be easier. You wouldn’t have to buy everything on that list again the second week, like the rice, the beans, or the cereal, and maybe a couple of the other items if you were careful. That money would be freed up to buy even more stuff.

That's not the point. You wouldn't want the poor to actually have to have a lifestyle anything less than the middle class would you? As you put it,

that’s too much to ask of the people who get free money from us. They deserve steak and lobster, because they’re POOR,

98 posted on 12/04/2012 8:35:32 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: spankalib

Where’s the compassion for those who are actually WORKING THEIR ASSES OFF TO FUND THE FREEBIES FOR THESE LAZY WORTHLESS PARASITES? Every dollar that the government wastes on these useless bundles of want has to come from someone who actually WORKED for it.


99 posted on 12/04/2012 8:38:28 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

“Justice to liberals means getting whatever they want and having someone else pay for it. Another older word for that fits the liberal definition of justice is “theft” or maybe “robbery””

The left believes in equality of outcome but cannot grasp the concept that outcome must be EARNED. To make one man work for a decent living while giving a similar outcome to someone who doesn’t earn it is not justice by any rational definition. We can argue over whether people are entitled to the necessities of life (food, water, shelter) but there should be no argument that the able bodied should be required to work MUCH harder for that than someone not living off the state.


100 posted on 12/04/2012 8:44:52 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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