Lmao Trump wants to replace EBT and food stamps with food boxes | Page 8

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  1. Teppodama Black Belt

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    Tie it to some personal information difficult to trade away possibly. I would say SSN, but then you have an issue with potential unregistered people not being able to get the card in places like Cali. Unless each user gets assigned a specific number associated with their card and the card can only be replaced once a month should it be "lost". In the event the card is lost, the card is disabled and a new number assigned. Any requests for replacement cards within the month tied to a specific ID then gets investigated to determine whether fraud is occurring and whether a card should be reissued or denied for a specified period.
     
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  2. SRN SOCRATEEEES

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    He's excited about every little thing. He's great!
     
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  3. Cubo de Sangre Steel Belt

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    Poor people can't afford to maintain any sort of ID. Come on bro. :(
     
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  4. HIMBOB Steel Belt

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    I thought alot of people on food stamps actually have jobs.
     
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    I’m around these people every day. It’s a 60 apartment complex. I live there, I’m the manager & the maintanence man. I’ve been doing it full time for about 5 years

    You’re clueless on welfare. Ask me anything you would like to know.
     
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  6. Teppodama Black Belt

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    No solution is going to be perfect if the intent is to get high or drunk. You simply can't stop trade. Any government responsibility simply can't stretch beyond providing the service. After a point personal responsibility has to come into play or you just set up government sponsored cantinas and people can go there to eat three times a day everyday on the governments dime / taxpayers dime.
     
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  7. Teppodama Black Belt

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    Oh yeah, I forgot. That's a privilege they haven't unlocked yet.
     
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  8. aitkenmike Orange Belt

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    It is not logistically possible for this to be cheaper.
     
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    If we actually used our surplus of goods and sent it out to everyone it would be rad. I'm not even joking. Just send the surplus out to those that apply and it would cut down on waste. It would also be a good barometer to see how far our government spending can go to the general populace.
     
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    Might be time to start micro-chipping the deadbeats. Chip in deadbeats matches chip in EBT card and whala!
     
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  11. Sohei Too swole to control

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    They do. Im pretty sure all the Walmart employees are, also bank tellers, probably teachers as well.
     
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  12. Lionel Mandrake What A Rush!!!

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    I'm not against food stamps as it costs the average tax payer very very little. In 2012, the average American taxpayer making $50,000 per year paid just $36 towards the food stamps program and about $6 per year for the rest of the social safety net programs.

    But saying that the government is telling them what they can and can't eat is a little dishonest because the government is buying their food; so unless those people start buying their own food the government does in a sense have the right to tell people what they can and can't eat.
     
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  13. Lionel Mandrake What A Rush!!!

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    Full time teachers make too much money to qualify for food stamps.
     
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    So, because Americans subsidize other Americans food consumption, those receiving the benefit lose certain rights afforded to them by the constitution? Why not extend that to every single facit of Americans lives wherever they benefit from a public good?
     
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    Based on he data you collected from?
     
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    That's coming down the road for credit cards. Or simply tie it to biometrics. Every grocery gets a biometric reader at the register. Give them the card and put your finger on the scanner to unlock the card. The card remains unlocked for 10 minutes, which is more than enough time to check out.
     
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    So I had a liberal friend post about this and I had to give it a tip of the hat at least

    "I hope conservatives realize the irony of replacing a free market solution with a government dispersion approach"
     
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    But you know what you can't use food stamps for? Diapers. And other non-food necessities.
     
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  19. BjPenn2017 Brown Belt

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    Trust me it seems like a waste to me too don't necessarily agree just think it's hilarious idea all around. Would be much easier to limit what people can buy on their EBT cards like junk food and smokes/alcohol if thats the case.

    Maybe make them some kind of picture ID or something so people can't trade them off as easily. Makes a hell of a lot more sense than this, this would take alot more work and money it seems.

    Also I don't neccesarily think this is the most dignifying way to go about it, as a human being I know how I feel about food. This may be the conspiracy theorist in my talking too, but alot of people have a hard time buying food from stores, would you want the government pre packaging your food and delivering it to your door? Seems like something that would happen in times of extreme famine in 3rd world countries.

    I think some kind of system where only certain items can be bought on EBT cards like dairy/fruit and vegetables/eggs/non gourmet meat and basically healthy foods and essentials only and cooking items like olive oil etc can be purchased.

    Although I could see this being a fairly hard thing to enforce, I believe people need to maintain some shred of dignity. I'm not talking about the government mooches who have 4 kids raised by people's taxes and the government. I'm talking about the people who may have been laid off work, fallen on hard times, and legitimately need the help.
     
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    First Strike Bars/Brownies are the shit tho
     
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