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Should Congress renew the 2009 boost to food stamps that has now expired?

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notSocialist

Nov-02-13 5:24 AM

If you are worried about starving because of losing a few dollars from the government, maybe you shouldn't depend on the government.

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TripleD

Nov-02-13 6:35 AM

"If you are worried about starving because of losing a few dollars from the government, maybe you shouldn't depend on the government." Translation, if you are poor you should not be so addicted to having something to eat all the time. The Government in North Korea tells its people it is unhealthy to eat more than one meal a day.

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ladybug

Nov-02-13 7:06 AM

First of all this isn't N.Korea

I have no use for those who abuse the system. On the other hand when you see the news of $ 100' billions of gov, waste each yr. When we continue to send money to countries who hate us,

There's no excuse of not taking care of our own.

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ladybug

Nov-02-13 7:07 AM

An adult can go without, Tell that to some young child or aging senior. BS

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TripleD

Nov-02-13 7:19 AM

ladybug, I was being sarcastic, I do however believe that the Amerika that notSocialist would like to live in would probably look a lot like North Korea

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ladybug

Nov-02-13 7:34 AM

Sorry !

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ladybug

Nov-02-13 7:39 AM

I think the avg. comes out to $ 1.40/ meal now.

Hell you can't buy a pop for that.

Maybe these JA's in Washington should try it .While they spend our money on HS.

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concerned

Nov-02-13 8:14 AM

How did people live before food stamps? Food stamps are a relatively new program compared to the total number of years of our country's existence. Some Americans have become totally dependent on the government for all their needs and think it is someone else's responsibility to take care of them. Our nation has lost it 's vision of being the land of opportunity and has become the land of entitlement.

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ladybug

Nov-02-13 8:39 AM

There used to be jobs where a person could support a family . The minimum wage jobs where fill in's for kids or people who wanted a little extra money.

When the bills exceed the income we end up with welfare.

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ladybug

Nov-02-13 8:41 AM

Yes concerned there are those who abuse the system

Just like there's rich people who aren't happy with they got and steal and defraud to get more.

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TripleD

Nov-02-13 8:42 AM

concerned, How did people live before food stamps? They had jobs that paid a living wage. There is still lingering effects of a great recession. Many people still cannot find work. Look in the employment section of this newspaper, there are virtually no jobs out there. People who lived pay check to pay check and lost their jobs are now starving. Automation has reduced the work force for even the most menial jobs. Companies have shipped job after job overseas. If you do not like food stamps than tell congress to pass the Presidents Jobs Bill. In the meantime the food stamp program at least allows people to stay alive. Are you really going to say that we need Zumwalt-class destroyers at 3 billion a pop, but we cannot put people to work?

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ladybug

Nov-02-13 8:44 AM

Back in the 60's and 70's there was a job for those who wanted it.

Now there's 6 to 8 people for every job available

Sad thing most don't have the training, Because we as a country again have failed to train our young for the future.

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ladybug

Nov-02-13 8:46 AM

TripleD your beating a dead horse.

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ladybug

Nov-02-13 8:49 AM

How about $550 million for tanks the Army don't want or $35 million each for a jet engine the navy doesn't need or billions spent on medicare for dead people or illegals ?

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ladybug

Nov-02-13 8:51 AM

Maybe concerned would like one of those $60/wk, jobs working 12 hrs /day 7 days a wk .No benfits .Working in unsafe conditions

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ladybug

Nov-02-13 8:56 AM

How many people lost their lives in one of the slave shops in Bangl, a few months back because it caught fire and they couldn't get out ?

They where making clothes for one of Americas brand name fashions,

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ladybug

Nov-02-13 8:58 AM

The land of opportunity.Thats funnie !

We can't even agree on a budget. Little lone all the other issues affecting our country

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EATTHERICH

Nov-02-13 10:06 AM

there's no reason anyone in this country should go hungry.how about closing half of the military bases we have around the world.

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ladybug

Nov-02-13 10:13 AM

I'm sure Eat : there wouldn't be any real problem balancing our budget if they really tried.

The problem their not going to cut in areas that might cost them a*****vote next election.

Got to take care of the lobbyists and special interest groups.

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TripleD

Nov-02-13 11:18 AM

EATTHERICH I agree, I have not seen any need for troops in Europe since the fall of the Soviet Union. I also do not see any need for troops in Japan and I think all we really need is a few Air Force bases in Korea. South Korea has plenty of good ground troops.

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Gemini

Nov-02-13 12:45 PM

Triple D “Many people still cannot find work..”

Y-Town Vindicator: An aging workforce and the nation’s strong emphasis on a college degree for high-school graduates have left trade unions in the Mahoning Valley with the challenge of persuading the young to join their ranks to meet growing construction demands.

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Gemini

Nov-02-13 12:46 PM

Triple D “Many people still cannot find work..”

Y-Town Vindicator: The squeeze on skilled labor comes at a time when Ohio’s construction industry is surging with projects related to shale-gas development. Pipelines to deliver oil & gas are being laid daily, hotels to house more workers are planned, processing plants need construction, and other major projects yet to be announced are on the horizon.

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Gemini

Nov-02-13 12:47 PM

Triple D “Many people still cannot find work..”

WFMJ**** headline: New Book Says America's Economic Dominance Is Threatened by Crushing Skilled Labor Shortage

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Gemini

Nov-02-13 12:48 PM

Triple D “Many people still cannot find work..”

BLOOMBERG: After spending years searching for crude to pump, the U.S. oil and natural gas industry now is struggling to find and pay for enough skilled workers to tap the abundant supply in shale rock, putting $100 billion in planned petrochemical projects at risk.

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Gemini

Nov-02-13 12:49 PM

Triple D “Many people still cannot find work..”

BLOOMBERG: The problem is not unique — a skilled-labor gap has been projected at job sites and manufacturing facilities nationwide for years.

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