House Committee Votes To Take Food Stamps Away From Millions Of Low-Income Americans

Last month the Supreme court voted 5-4 to let stand a key provision in President Obama’s controversial healthcare legislation.

In short, ObamaCare will force low-income Americans to pay for the healthcare of others.

Today comes word that the House Agriculture Committee approved massive cuts in the final version of the 2012 farm bill, effectively taking food out of the mouths of poor babes.

The new cuts means that “between two and three million Americans will lose access to food stamps and roughly 280,000 children will drop out of their automatic enrollment in the free lunch program at school.”

From Thing Progress:

The proposed bill cuts $35 billion from the federal food and nutrition budget, about $16.5 billion of which come from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — more commonly known as SNAP or food stamps.

“With the economy being in such bad shape, depriving that many people of nutritional assistance is going to have a devastating effect,” said Eric Olsen, [Feeding Hunger]’s senior vice president of government relations and public policy.

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    148 Responses to “House Committee Votes To Take Food Stamps Away From Millions Of Low-Income Americans”

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      Tainted_Love says:

      :no: This country is heading for destruction

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      I dont know if this is good or bad on the one hand folks will think more clearly before bringing a child into this world they are unable to care for on the other hand its the innocent children that will suffer

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      gbellab says:

      “ObamaCare will force low-income Americans to pay for the healthcare of others.”

      This makes absolutely no sense. I hope it’s a type-o

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      Sandra Rose says:

      What? No Obama signs? :tea:

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      NaijaGal says:

      oh no, now what are those white folks gonna do now

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      @Sandra

      I gotchu bew!

      :obama:

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      DapisDaShizz says:

      OMG, the hookups are going the way of the DoDo. #DAMDAMDAM

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      Mannie says:

      In short, ObamaCare will force low-income Americans to pay for the healthcare of others.
      _________________

      Not True but okay for inaccurate reporting… :kona:

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      TeaIsFinallyHere says:

      Who on this site doesn’t know some on foodstamps that trade them for money or go spend it all up the day they get them on junk food and other non-nutritional crap? It will hurt some but it will also teach other to be more responsible with their grocery money.

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      Mannie says:

      And what does the house approving budget cuts (republicans control the house by the way) have to do with Obama?

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      Xena68 says:

      Is the President brushing his shoulder off in that pic.

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      :obama:

      But uuumh In all actuality i dont like this :no:

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      gbellab says:

      my cousin-in-law has a list of Food Stamp Queens that are always willing to sell her their foot stamps/ebt for .50 cents on the dollar. This is wrong on so many levels.. It wouldn’t hurt to clean house on some of these recipients and allow families that actually need the help to keep it.

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      DapisDaShizz says:

      I am not a 100% Obama fan but compared to the other choice I will be team :obama: until there is a better choice. Complaining about Obama is like complaining about your baby daddy, no use. The seed was already planted and you can’t take it back.

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      Gigi26 says:

      Umm Sandra you DO know that the Senate has to approve it before it becomes law right?

      :tea: you would’ve thought…..

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      BoogieNites says:

      In short, ObamaCare will force low-income Americans to pay for the healthcare of others.
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      FALSE ! and :obama:

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      I don’t have an opinion on this actually…

      While it’s nice to get an occasional hook-up from our connect, I see SOOOO much advantage being taken of the system…but there is NEVER a blanket right or wrong answer to this situation… :shrugs:

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      !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

      SANDRA IS ALWAYZ POSTING OBAMA HATE :obama: SO IDK HOW ACCURATE THIS INFO IS.. :think: AND IF SO I HOPE THE PEOPLE THAT REALLY NEED IT CAN KEEP IT THE ONES THAT SELL THE STAMPS.. WELL YALLS LOST :shrug:

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      YSoSrs says:

      It’s always a few that fck it up for many. Those that abuse the system have made this possible and even welcome.

      Anyway :obama:

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      DAPISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS :2dance:

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      Gigi26 says:

      This shyt will DIE on the Senate floor immediately so no need to even report on this..

      These idiots in the House…

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      GELLAB:
      It wouldn’t hurt to clean house on some of these recipients and allow families that actually need the help to keep it.
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      :cosign:
      I was just about to say the SAME Damn thing.there really is alot and I mean ALOT of MoFos out there scamming the system which in turn effects the REAL Needy

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      DapisDaShizz says:

      Well they are making laws here that you will have to take a drug test to get benefits anyway. So this should open up the door for really deserving people to get them.

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      MissHarlem says:

      I am not even going to waste my time correcting the WRONG information in this post. On that note
      :obama:

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      Angiegirl says:

      roughly 280,000 children will drop out of their automatic enrollment in the free lunch program at school.”

      __________________________________________

      Oh this dont bother me. My baby never automatically enrolls….I have to lie EVERY year so she can get it :coffee:

      #niggashyt

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      Bad Influence says:

      :obama: yawl

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      VDot says:

      :obama:

      :obama:

      :danban: <- 2016!!!!

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      Gigi26 says:

      Umm Sandra you DO know that the Senate has to approve it before it becomes law right?

      _______

      I was gonna say this, but I thought I’d just let it be… :lol:

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      Angiegirl says:

      DapisDaShizz says:

      Well they are making laws here that you will have to take a drug test to get benefits anyway. So this should open up the door for really deserving people to get them.

      __________________________________

      I read somewhere that they tried that in FL (I think) and it came back that only a small percentage actually tested positive for drugs, and those that did had the option of just having a family member receive the benefits for them…dayum shame!
      #wasteoftaxmoney

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      Gigi26 says:

      Fefe darling I agree with you. I’ve talked about this soo many times and there is no clear cut solution. Same thing with:

      Section 8
      School vouchers
      Welfare benefits and the like.

      When it comes to low income..there is never a system in place that can prevent abuse. Just like white collar crimes, you do it until you slip up and get caught.

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      DapisDaShizz says:

      @Choco Hey bew :kiss: I missed ya

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      gbellab says:

      and DO NOT get me started on all heux that collect welfare, rent paid for by the gov’ment, yet they sit up at home and do hair for $100′s of tax free dollars. While i’m taxed up the wahooo.. in order for these heux to receive “assistance” VICIOUS VICIOUS CYCLE

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      J Said it! says:

      Sign of the times people!!! The government is headed for a new design for everyone to depend on them.. One world order is to come!! Our money leaders in america has teamed with other country leaders and awaits the demise of the land of the free! The world leaders already has stocks and investments together!! Their objective is to buy more people and government! WAKEYOAZZESUP!!!

      And the obamacare is bigger than healthcare for all! Its just showing you the powers to come from your government giving out mandates… I have the right to bare arms but if I refuse to bare arms I shouldn be penalized!!!

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      Tainted_Love says:

      I don’t have an issue with the food stamp portion but the school lunch actually bothers me. Parents may make a certain amount but they don’t always figure in expenses… I think school lunch should be free for all children

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      BoogieNites says:

      gbella :hi: i needs that list in my life :cuss: nobody eva wanna sell they stamps to yagurl :crying: all ackn like im EBT 5-0 *sucks my fcukn teef*

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      Oh this dont bother me. My baby never automatically enrolls….I have to lie EVERY year so she can get it

      #niggashyt
      _________________
      :lol:

      @Dapis
      Been good Ma :wink:

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      !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

      I think school lunch should be free for all children
      :cosign:

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      GBELLAB:
      Yeah dont start,we ALL Know and see em’
      :mad:
      Which down right pisses me off,these heffas can send their kids to school for FREE grants/scholarships damn near But I have to contribute 15K a year :blink:

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      DapisDaShizz says:

      @Tainted, as nasty as the food is, they should give the neighborhood free food.

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      and DO NOT get me started on all heux that collect welfare, rent paid for by the gov’ment, yet they sit up at home and do hair for $100?s of tax free dollars. While i’m taxed up the wahooo.. in order for these heux to receive “assistance” VICIOUS VICIOUS CYCLE
      _____________________
      That annoys me as well! But on the other hand some of their mentality is so hood they really don’t progress in life regardless

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      Gigi26 says:

      I agree with you Tainted, I had to pay 25 cents extra for my lunch because my folks made too much. Shyt pissed me off :lol:

      But it should be free though.

      The system has been broken for a looong time when it comes to TANF/SNAP and all that shyt.They got a system from the 90s still in place in 2012. They make it too easy.

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      @JSAID
      That wont happen becuz like you said this is the sign of the times! All humans will feel the wrath of GOD regardless of race power creed or religion!

      MAN nor the GOVT run by men will PREVAIL – they too are failing

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      KyCakes says:

      The school lunches have gotten smaller and less nutritious…I pack, or, ‘scuse me…I make my baby pack his lunch ery’day… :lol:

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      prynsexxx says:

      So does this mean they gone take from the poor to give to the poor working class folks, b/c I sure could use some of them good young ass stamps right about now. :sad:

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      Sandra Rose says:

      What? No Obama signs? :tea:
      _________________

      Auntie you are a damn mess I swear :tea: :offtopic: Um I think the guy I have a crush just found out I have a crush on him :ashamed:

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      KyCakes says:

      :obama: :obama:

      oh…and
      :obama:

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      Secret says:

      I hope something is done, because one of the parents at my baby’s school is pregnant again with her 8th or 9th child. She just had one last year. She told people that she will have a child back to back so she wouldnt have to work. Now this is a darn shame. First she collects SSI checks for most of the kids and then wants to continue to leech off the system. This type of behavior deprives those who actually needs it.

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      KyCakes says:

      Secret says:

      I hope something is done, because one of the parents at my baby’s school is pregnant again with her 8th or 9th child. She just had one last year. She told people that she will have a child back to back so she wouldnt have to work. Now this is a darn shame. First she collects SSI checks for most of the kids and then wants to continue to leech off the system. This type of behavior deprives those who actually needs it.
      ——————————————————————–
      Bishes like this ^^^^ need to be sterilized…

      Yeah. I said it. :coffee:

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      brownskin A.K.A Creamy says:

      I been telling yall to get them backyards farms ready, :coffee:

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      BoogieNites says:

      :pc: oh. of course, the ny times article discusses this topic a weeeeeeeeebit more accurately. and representative frank d. lucas, republican of oklahoma and chairman of the house agriculture committee’s photo should be uptop instead of my prez’s pic :yes:

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      @Jenie
      Well dayum you slow then cuz you should’ve already made your move see chit like that will get you late :lol:

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      Gigi26 says:

      Whoa Secret you can report her for fraud…at a certain point they can investigate that.

      Filthy bytch she is. Sorry but she is.

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      Secret says:
      I hope something is done, because one of the parents at my baby’s school is pregnant again with her 8th or 9th child. She just had one last year. She told people that she will have a child back to back so she wouldnt have to work. Now this is a darn shame. First she collects SSI checks for most of the kids and then wants to continue to leech off the system. This type of behavior deprives those who actually needs it.
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      :blink:

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      J Said it! says:

      @JSAID
      That wont happen becuz like you said this is the sign of the times! All humans will feel the wrath of GOD regardless of race power creed or religion!

      MAN nor the GOVT run by men will PREVAIL – they too are failing

      ~~~
      Before Gods wrath these things will have to take place… Its happening before our eyes.. it reads in the book of revelation!!

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      !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

      She told people that she will have a child back to back so she wouldnt have to work. Now this is a darn shame. First she collects SSI checks for most of the kids and then wants to continue to leech off the system.
      :blink: HYSTORECTOMY IS IN ORDER! DA FAWK! AND I BET THEM KIDS ARE NOT WELL TAKEN CARE OFF.. IF MONEY IS THE ONLY REASON SHE HAVING THEM.. :cry:

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      BoogieNites says:

      jenie, how’s he ackn now that he knows ?

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      Before Gods wrath these things will have to take place… Its happening before our eyes.. it reads in the book of revelation!!
      ______________________
      Agreed but MAN’s power is still limited – I see it happening before I eyes as well as these natural disasters and other phenomenons

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      prima_donna2163 says:

      More than half of the people I know have gotten stamps for 5 or 10+ years and have degrees in welfareology. It was meant to help you get on your feet, not become a permanent means of income! When I first started out I got stamps, but worked to get off of the system. No compassion over here… Still :obama: doe…

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      She told people that she will have a child back to back so she wouldnt have to work. Now this is a darn shame. First she collects SSI checks for most of the kids and then wants to continue to leech off the system.
      ___________________
      THis is my cuzo – IDK if that’s her intent but she has 7 kids and it seems she has them back to back lives off the system to lazy to parent right or do right! Got love for her but it is what it is…

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      :rofl: that damn SandraRose!!! I guess JoseF lost its wallet and here is @sandrarose tweet :lol:

      RT @Msjoseline Thanks to whoever return my wallet <<< Don't you mean your Murse?

      :rofl:

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      GAGIRL87 says:

      I know it’s ALOT of people who mess over their food stamps but THEN their are people who REALLY need them. I’m not tripping b/c I only have 1 child and I can afford groceries, but their are ALOT of people who can’t. Just like somebody said up above this country is headed for ruin :no: Poor kids :/

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      !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

      SANDRA GOES HAM ON TWITTER :rofl: I LUV IT!

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      georgia queen says:

      People kill me complaining about food stamp and welfare recipients as though so many are in on on some grand highpaying scheme. These people are poor and no amount of welfare is going to change. So what, u want poor people to be poorer. Mesnwhile, the government waste billions of your dollars and gas corporations post record profits by charging exhorborant fees which drain your money much more than keisha on the corner. Poor people will always get over on the system but so do the rich and that cost much more

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      J Said it! says:

      @Choco… Of course God is Alfa and Omega!!!!!

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      KyCakes says:

      @Choco I think we al know someone like that or have family members like that…

      My neighbor, the welfare queen that she is, has nothing better to do all day but collect Uncle Sam’s breast milk, but has the audacity to be a chit starter in the neighborhood. It irritates me to come home, tired and frustrated with my day, and this bish has been lounging at home in her LEAP funded AC, watching Maury and talking on her lifeline credit supplemented phone. Meanwhile, her criminally minded daughter, with a nineteen page rap sheet, cruises around in a non license plated car, label hoeing it up because her rent, food and utilities are paid for by the State…

      :cuss:

      All that being said, however, I’m still a Democrat and still believe in helping those less fortunate; not those who live like they have a fortune….

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      GAGIRL87 says:

      61

      prima_donna2163 says:

      More than half of the people I know have gotten stamps for 5 or 10+ years and have degrees in welfareology. It was meant to help you get on your feet, not become a permanent means of income! When I first started out I got stamps, but worked to get off of the system. No compassion over here… Still doe…
      ____________________________________________________________________

      Good for you!!! :yes:

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      !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

      KY WHY DID I DO THIS :blink: WHEN I HEARD THEY GIVE OUT CELL PHONES NOW.. I WAS LIKE :wtf:

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      J Said it! says:

      HEYYY GEorgia Queen!! Tellem but i dont think they hear you tho!!!

      And for the record there are more whites on wlefare than any other race.. But media fool the massess to believe that blacks are the go gettas lol

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      Usual Suspect says:

      NOOOOOOOOOO Damn, Damn, Damn

      How am I suppose to feed my family (say in Kings English)

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      GAGIRL87 says:

      IF I got stamps I would spend ALL of them bishes pls believe me :yes:

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      GAGIRL87 says:

      66

      georgia queen says:

      People kill me complaining about food stamp and welfare recipients as though so many are in on on some grand highpaying scheme. These people are poor and no amount of welfare is going to change. So what, u want poor people to be poorer. Mesnwhile, the government waste billions of your dollars and gas corporations post record profits by charging exhorborant fees which drain your money much more than keisha on the corner. Poor people will always get over on the system but so do the rich and that cost much more
      _______________________________________________________________________

      Agreed!!!!!!

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      KyCakes says:

      @Lakes I swear I asked, ‘How can I be down?’

      Don’t get me wrong; I appreciate the fact that I can do for me and mine everyday…yes, thinks can get tight occassionally, but I can afford vacations and chit…

      I dunno…the way I’m feeling today, life can be over at any minute and I would NOT be mad…

      Anyways, how are you, mami? :hug:

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      cougar lover says:

      Well you better arm yourselves because they gone be coming in your home to take your groceries. Crime will spike tremendously if this bill passes, but i am sure it won’t. They problem stemmed from no real oversight of this federal program, which led it to become susceptible to abuse.

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      KyCakes says:

      Usual Suspect says:

      How am I suppose to feed my family (say in Kings English
      ——————————————————————
      Let them eat cake :lol:

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      !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

      KY IM AWWSOME :hug: TRYING TO MAKE IT TILL CLOCK OUT TIME :smoke: AND HIT THE POOL WITH MY MUNCHKINGS AFTER WORK..

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      @Choco I think we al know someone like that or have family members like that…

      My neighbor, the welfare queen that she is, has nothing better to do all day but collect Uncle Sam’s breast milk, but has the audacity to be a chit starter in the neighborhood. It irritates me to come home, tired and frustrated with my day, and this bish has been lounging at home in her LEAP funded AC, watching Maury and talking on her lifeline credit supplemented phone. Meanwhile, her criminally minded daughter, with a nineteen page rap sheet, cruises around in a non license plated car, label hoeing it up because her rent, food and utilities are paid for by the State…
      _________________
      at Ky yeah sounds familiar my cuzo don’t understand Im a grown woman doing things on my own and sometimes that bothers her I love her but she is hella ghetto as well as her kids – I would not want her to be my neighbor – my cuzo grooms dogs you’d think for a living ya know they can come to her house – this bish gripes about doing one dog every other week and Im like dayum bish I work every damn day – that type of laziness is not good – her kids are disrespectful at times one child ran away this bish acts helpless or like she doesn’t care to find him! WTF YO! And the lil boy is a cutie with good grades he told his older brother he don’t fugg with his mom or dad! I couldn’t have my 12 yo out there on the streets like that! She’s dumb I told her what to do to bridge that gap with her son – she worried about the next nigga laid up! and the bish had a pregnancy scare and said she don’t know whose it is :vomit: She is 40!

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      MissHarlem says:

      BOOGIE although I dont read NY TIMES (for obvious reasons) glad you pointed that out bc I damn sure wasnt going to waste my font correcting any political info on this site

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      KyCakes says:

      cougar lover says:

      Well you better arm yourselves because they gone be coming in your home to take your groceries. Crime will spike tremendously if this bill passes, but i am sure it won’t.
      ———————————————————————-
      In my Madea voice
      “Long as you have your steel, you gon’ have peace; load your steele Thank you Jesus”

      :rofl:

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      KyCakes says:

      @Choco see :nono:

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      BoogieNites says:

      So what, u want poor people to be poorer. Mesnwhile, the government waste billions of your dollars and gas corporations post record profits by charging exhorborant fees which drain your money much more than keisha on the corner. Poor people will always get over on the system but so do the rich and that cost much more
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      okayyyyyyy Queen. :yes:

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      :newpost:

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      @Kycake
      I know Im a bit hurt by it to be truthful!

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      yallcrazy says:

      Each state needs to revamp their Food Stamp programs IMO.

      I know folks who need it and can’t get them & I know folks who get them and don’t really need them :huh:

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      yallcrazy says:

      :obama:

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      BoogieNites says:

      MissHarlem says:

      BOOGIE although I dont read NY TIMES (for obvious reasons) glad you pointed that out bc I damn sure wasnt going to waste my font correcting any political info on this site

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      obvious ? not to me. put me on yo.

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      Truth says:

      We are currently paying for those with “NO income” Healthcare (ie illegal immigrants and all of the Bonqueesha’s) with our hard earned taxes.  It sickens me to know that illegal immigrants and welfare recipients live rent free, receive free medical/dental, free food, childcare and in the state of Texas, they can go to college or trade school for free.  It is my firm opinion that food stamps should be given to those that are enrolled in school or seeking employment. If they do not have a job, they need to do some type of community service in exchange for these benefits.

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      :obama:

      This affects Black farmers so much tho. :(

      :obama:

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      Good points @ Truth

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      bnatural says:

      !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

      KY WHY DID I DO THIS :blink: WHEN I HEARD THEY GIVE OUT CELL PHONES NOW.. I WAS LIKE :wtf:
      ————————

      Yesssssssssssss!!!!! I couldn’t believe. I agree that the system needs to be fixed however these repulicans don’t care to really fix the problems, it’s all political.

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      georgia queen says:

      Thanks guys,.by the way .I’m new here

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      :wave: georgia queen

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      GAGIRL87 says:

      93

      georgia queen says:

      Thanks guys,.by the way .I’m new here

      _________________________________________________________________

      Welcome!!!! :hi:

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      Usual Suspect says:

      my cuzo grooms dogs you’d think for a living ya know they can come to her house – this bish gripes about doing one dog every other week and Im like dayum bish I work every damn day – that type of laziness is not good – her kids are disrespectful WTF YO! And the lil boy is a cutie
      ________
      is your cuzo Misters EX?

      Sike her job is reviewing movie trailers, that bish be acting like she paid on gotta segment on Hollywood Access – Fake azz siskel and ebert

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      NaijaGal says:

      I would hope that some of you know the majority of welfare recipients are White, Caucasians, not illegal immigrants and blacks

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      yallcrazy says:

      That photo of the Pres on the left side looks like he’s smelling some good-good :lol:

      :smoke:

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      :hi: yallcrazy
      you chieFing

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      Usual Suspect says:

      :welcome: GA Quenn :hi:

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      yallcrazy says:

      :welcome: to the jungle GA Queen :grill:

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      NaijaGal says:

      I would hope that some of you know the majority of welfare recipients are White, Caucasians, not illegal immigrants and blacks

      Naija, you know folks don’t do their homework. :shrug:

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      yallcrazy says:

      :smoke: <–later @Luvlife :wink: #believethat :rofl:

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      MissHarlem says:

      BOOGIE I am an in btwn the lines reader and for years especially during the crack era that newspaper has a thing for minorities. It may be a reputable paper to many but the ratio of us working their is ridiculous not to mention the way our stories are reported. For example that paper backs the likes of republicans that is backed by corporations. Any presidential election they always take out ad space for the republican running and put in the front of the paper who they are backing. That would be fine but its always more so for business. I can respect that bc at the end of the day its a business but dont be so blatant about it just being business. Its not a paper for the people per say but def for the elitist.

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      MissHarlem says:

      *there

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      that EXPlains everything!!! :wink: yall

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      not illegal immigrants and blacks

      Im glad you had the foresight and smarts to not font a ghetto-ist, stereotypical name in representation of all the “Blacks” receiving welfare. How progressive of you. :coffee: Also, you know your facts. :coffee:

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      yallcrazy says:

      Boogie, I think what she means is they aren’t seen as a reputable reporting paper. #biased

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      Naija, you know folks don’t do their homework.

      So can we please stop calling on them in class. :lol:

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      BoogieNites says:

      NaijaGal says:

      I would hope that some of you know the majority of welfare recipients are White, Caucasians, not illegal immigrants and blacks

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      :no: they neither read nor listen :shrug:

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      yallcrazy says:

      luVn_liFe… says:

      that EXPlains everything!!! :wink: yall

      :chase:

      :lol:

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      MissHarlem says:

      SON :2dance: all the way to the white house

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      If we didnt pay taxes to welffare we’d just pay it somewhere else folks.

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      is your cuzo Misters EX?

      Sike her job is reviewing movie trailers, that bish be acting like she paid on gotta segment on Hollywood Access – Fake azz siskel and ebert
      __________________
      Say what now how she get paid to do movie reviews like a focus group or something

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      MissHarlem says:

      SON yous smart :yes:

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      Whose on welfare is insignificant how long you on welfare is :coffee:

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      bnatural says:

      BoogieNites says:

      NaijaGal says:

      I would hope that some of you know the majority of welfare recipients are White, Caucasians, not illegal immigrants and blacks

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      :no: they neither read nor listen :shrug:
      ——————

      Ummm…that is true HOWEVER, when you consider the percentage of each race on welfare, we (blacks) are still the majority, sort of. Almost half of all blacks are on some type of assistance or welfare while only about 30% of whites are on welfare….that is where the difference lies….

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      BoogieNites says:

      MissHarlem says:

      BOOGIE I am an in btwn the lines reader and for years especially during the crack era that newspaper has a thing for minorities. It may be a reputable paper to many but the ratio of us working their is ridiculous not to mention the way our stories are reported. For example that paper backs the likes of republicans that is backed by corporations. Any presidential election they always take out ad space for the republican running and put in the front of the paper who they are backing. That would be fine but its always more so for business. I can respect that bc at the end of the day its a business but dont be so blatant about it just being business. Its not a paper for the people per say but def for the elitist

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      gotcha. and AGREED. that was the only reason i put “a weeeeeeeeebit more accurately” in my comment :yes: HOWEVER, i do think it’s important for us to read/ listen to the other side’s news. as long as we dont :koolaid3:

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      yallcrazy says:

      MissHarlem says:

      SON :2dance: all the way to the white house

      That’s right SON :yahoo:

      :obama:
      =====================
      Good One Choco! 115 :yes:

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      nauni2004 says:

      Its only come to this because people refuse to realize that food stamps and such ate to be used TEMPORARILY. They are NOT meant to be a permenant fix or an excuse to have more kids.

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      that is where the difference lies….

      Yes, but you dont think that has anything to do with our communities and the lack of everything in them ..? The Black diaspora?? The wage gap between women and men? Black women (the HOH in our communities) and white women?

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      @Yall
      The whole percentage thing is created and often fudged becuz some azz always want to catagorize everything its bullchit!

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      bnatural says:

      If/when Obama is reelected, I wonder what will get done. Folks fail to realize that he can only do so much without a congress that supports his pledges and such….

      People turn out for presidential elections but they do not turn out for the city and state elections. THIS is where is truly matters! Their votes directly impact our daily lives. When people begin to realize (especially people of color) how important this is, then real CHANGE will happen!

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      MissHarlem says:

      BOOGIE you must read all outlets in order to stay knowledgeable so that brainwashing can miss you. I watch everything and always been interested in politics even before OUR current president. The way we work vs the world is horrible at best we dont rank top 10 in anything with substance and thats sad.

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      yallcrazy says:

      This message is for THE BIG MOUTH PEOPLE THAT GET ON THE TRAIN :mad:

      DON’T NOBODY NEED TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR FOODSTAMPS ISSUES YO!
      DONT’ NOBODY NEED TO HEAR YOU TELL SOMEBODY ELSE HOW TO GET THEIR OWN CASE(just because they are 18 now) AND ISH!
      DON’T NOBODY NEED TO KNOW NONE OF THAT ISH!

      Just all loud and stupid and got a traincar full of working people looking at you like You Damn Dummy!

      Keep that ish on the DL!
      The looks on the yt people’s faces speaks volumes.

      *end rant*

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      yallcrazy says:

      Choco aka Hippie says:

      @Yall
      The whole percentage thing is created and often fudged becuz some azz always want to catagorize everything its bullchit!

      TRUE!
      <— can skew a number any way for anything :rofl:

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      MissHarlem says:

      When doing research especially with statistics please also research the company thats paying for this research to get done. Most times they have an agenda to find chit thats not relative to their study. Which is why most of that is inaccurate.

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      bnatural says:

      OutsidetheBox says:

      that is where the difference lies….

      Yes, but you dont think that has anything to do with our communities and the lack of everything in them ..? The Black diaspora?? The wage gap between women and men? Black women (the HOH in our communities) and white women?
      ———————-

      I agree that all of those things play a role HOWEVER, there has to be an effort on our parts a well. We must make better decisions in life.

      Some of the choices that we as black folks make further push us down in society.

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      hell_on_heels says:

      People are not being cut off; it’s called “supplemental” meaning temporary. It is NOT society’s job to care of your children. It really pisses me off when I’m at the grocery store (spending cash or putting my bill on a credit card) and someone behind (basket over following with name brand food) has the nerves to ask me if I’d like to buy some stamps (aka SNAP), my thing is a tax payer, I’ve already brought those stamps. I work for a Financial Institution and when I tell you there is so much government funded FRAUD, it’s really, really sad. The system needs a clean overhaul. AID (of any form, unless for Educational purposes) should NOT be a generational thing….we must do better!!!

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      BoogieNites says:

      bnat says:

      Ummm…that is true HOWEVER, when you consider the percentage of each race on welfare, we (blacks) are still the majority, sort of. Almost half of all blacks are on some type of assistance or welfare while only about 30% of whites are on welfare….that is where the difference lies….

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      i dunno, i think that’s quibbling over semantics. the fact is that pple blame the blacks/ browns for the downfall of the system when these blacks/ browns do not account for the majority of recipients, regardless of how u break it up according to race.

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      People turn out for presidential elections but they do not turn out for the city and state elections. THIS is where is truly matters! Their votes directly impact our daily lives. When people begin to realize (especially people of color) how important this is, then real CHANGE will happen!

      Total agreement.

    131. 131

      DON’T NOBODY NEED TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR FOODSTAMPS ISSUES YO!
      DONT’ NOBODY NEED TO HEAR YOU TELL SOMEBODY ELSE HOW TO GET THEIR OWN CASE(just because they are 18 now) AND ISH!
      DON’T NOBODY NEED TO KNOW NONE OF THAT ISH!
      __________________________
      :lol: Damn shame

    132. 132
      MissHarlem says:

      BOOGIE comment 129 :yes:

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      DownBottom says:

      :cool: Simmer down @YALL #124; lol :happy:

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      BoogieNites says:

      The looks on the yt people’s faces speaks volumes.

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      they do be havn the craziest looks :hahaha:

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      :no: Poverty is inherited. Just like money and riches for others :huh: Add to that the “skin color” being the deciding factor in your smarts, ability, or willingness to do more.

      Yall do realize that slavery stopped only after the civil war..thats just the physical part tho..it wasnt until the SIXTIES that Black folks even STARTED getting general protections/rights that others were born into.

      How many of us have parents born 50-60..some even in the 40s. Yall want a lot of chit from the ppl with the most fukked up history in the country. We sKrong (built on our backs!) but gotdamn, thats also a “sterotype”. Lawd.

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      bnatural says:

      OutsidetheBox says:

      :no: Poverty is inherited. Just like money and riches for others :huh: Add to that the “skin color” being the deciding factor in your smarts, ability, or willingness to do more.

      Yall do realize that slavery stopped only after the civil war..thats just the physical part tho..it wasnt until the SIXTIES that Black folks even STARTED getting general protections/rights that others were born into.

      How many of us have parents born 50-60..some even in the 40s. Yall want a lot of chit from the ppl with the most fukked up history in the country. We sKrong (built on our backs!) but gotdamn, thats also a “sterotype”. Lawd.
      ————————-

      I agree. I’m just ready for the cycle to end. I’m ready for us to unite as a community and that doesn’t mean to bash all other races contrary to what non-blacks believe….

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      georgia queen says:

      Preciate the welcome SR fam. Long time lurker here, but I’ll come out to play more often!

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      BoogieNites says:

      I agree. I’m just ready for the cycle to end. I’m ready for us to unite as a community and that doesn’t mean to bash all other races contrary to what non-blacks believe….

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      i, too, and ready for further progression :yes:

    140. 140
      yallcrazy says:

      People turn out for presidential elections but they do not turn out for the city and state elections. THIS is where is truly matters! Their votes directly impact our daily lives. When people begin to realize (especially people of color) how important this is, then real CHANGE will happen!

      ==========
      And this right here, is how the Tea party was born! If you don’t vote ALL THE TIME YOU SUCK! :mad: (I ain’t taking that back either :no: )

      It’s damn 2012 and folks don’t want to vote :wtf:
      I was out of the country in Nov.2010, but ya know what—I absentee voted EARLY.

      Suckas! :cuss:

    141. 141
      BoogieNites says:

      OTB, some of the oppression/ obstacle stories the rents (grammy too, of course) tell have me :thinking: like a blonde doin the maf on my fingas like “yooooooooooo, :stop: that wasnt even that long ago, huh?”

    142. 142
      precious1 says:

      I work everyday and know someone who doesn’t. They get loads of stamps and a nice home thanks to section 8. Both are capable or working but DO NOT! Their kids stay fresh in name brand clothing o_0. I WISH I had help with the grocery bill because feeding two teenagers gets pricey. Food is so high, you don’t get much for your money. Even Aldi has raised their prices, and are just as high as jewel sin some aspect! There are working people who could use help because they are barely making it on the pay they bring home. No one seems to talk about them.

    143. 143
      yallcrazy says:

      precious1 says:

      I work everyday and know someone who doesn’t. They get loads of stamps and a nice home thanks to section 8. Both are capable or working but DO NOT! Their kids stay fresh in name brand clothing o_0. I WISH I had help with the grocery bill because feeding two teenagers gets pricey. Food is so high, you don’t get much for your money. Even Aldi has raised their prices, and are just as high as jewel sin some aspect! There are working people who could use help because they are barely making it on the pay they bring home. No one seems to talk about them.
      ==============
      Keep doing you Precious. The reality will hit them soon IMO.

      FYI-We talk about them :lol:

    144. 144

      @Precious they get talked about – but folks like those I feel sorry for them – they won’t make it really in any life – this that their doing living off the system to me is not a real existence! No growth, no change no improvement at least the ones I’ve seen…

    145. 145

      :lol: @ Yall we talk about them…

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      :yes: We need the progress no doubt. Thats why I volunteer with our teen girls. I think its a good place to start.

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      laterthannever says:

      This is going to get uncomfortable for many.

      Growing up I would get my free lunch and sell it to an Asain girl whose parents sent her with $2.00 for lunch and a juice everyday. “Just let me go get it for you…” is how I started that lick. I ate pizza everyday :coffee:

      I’m trying to buy stamps from someone now! The stay at home mom’s group I’m in is full of multi ethnic (and plenty white) suburban types who all were confuddled when I talked about our grocery and self-pay doctor bills. They were telling me about benefits/resources I never considered! I really wish “boot strap” folks could see the true beneficiaries of these entitlements.

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      Atypical says:

      :shrugs: do I think that some people need help? Sure. Do I think you should be allowed to eat free food until….whenever? Hell no. I think that there should be some type of limit for how long people get them and tada!you’re on your own like evreybody else… its not fair that I can’t get free food because I don’t have kids and have a job….all of this is imo of course… :coffee:

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