Food Stamps: Big Heart or Big Profits?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Marion Nestle on The (Big) Business of Food Stamps: “Here’s Where the Profits Come in”


    If you completely ended the Food Stamp and associated public assistance programs, how would this change the profit lines of many big name corporations?

    If those profit lines were a negative, would the negative be large enough to sway Washington Corp. lobbyists and insiders to move gov't to keep and maintain the status quo of public assistance programs? Even grow it?

    Does a steady if not a growing underclass dependent on public assistance become a necessary in order to maintain and grow profit lines in order to meet Wall Street demands?

    If public assistance is bad and the capitalism of Corp. America good, for those who follow this thinking, how do you resolve the conflict that the latter benefits and profits from the former?

    If public assistance grows gov't and Corp. America profits from public assistance, for those who believe in smaller gov't and oppose public assistance, does this make Corp. American and Corp. Capitalism a foe and not a friend?

    If regulation brings about these public assistance programs of which Corporations benefit, are the Corporations paying lip service in declaring regulatory gov't as bad when the truth is that Corp. America love regulation and has been behind such from day one under the guise of regulatory capture?

    Would the Tea Party be better served in Zuccotti Park opposing Corp. America and the Occupy folks better served at the Glen Beck and Sean Hannity rallies celebrating Corp. America or are these just fictions of more circus to add to confusing the American public so they don't catch on?
     
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

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    (this was the one & only thread with the word "food stamps" in it)
     
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  3. moreluck

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  4. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    It's a sad state of affairs when someone with no job can subside on govt. support. And another who works at Fedex or other major corporation can't make enough to pay rent, but "makes" too much to qualify for govt support.
     
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  5. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    I support a 2 year maximum lifetime benefit cap for foodstamps and welfare for all US citizens.
    Eliminate all public housing subsidies and sell off to private investors all public housing units.
    I call it the GET A JOB YOU LAZY PEOPLE PROGRAM.
     
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  6. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    But the liberals will cry , we have to take care of other countries people .
    Please settle them anywhere but my back yard .
     
  7. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    You didn't put much thought into this post, did you? I feel sorry for you if you did!
     
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    1 in 7-----and I always seem to get stuck behind that person at the grocery store and get the privilege of watching them unload all their free junk food and good stuff that I pass up because its too expensive.
     
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  9. Imho. what Is trying to say.
    It should be a temporary fix,not a way of life. I am not including the handicapped who truly need it.
     
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  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    That's the other thing...food stamps should be more strictly regulated in terms of what you can buy. Candy, chips, soda and steak are not necessities.
     
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  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Oh and mandatory drug testing for all welfare recipients. In my opinion, if you have money for weed...I shouldn't have to feed your children!
     
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  12. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Like this?
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  13. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    You are nuts if you think our WELFARE NATION can continue indefinitely.
    And by the 2 likes and 1 winner that post got, others think we need comprehensive welfare reform also.
     
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    My second job is in a grocery store...i see crap like that all the time....it pisses me off!!
     
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  15. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Thank you for including people who physically or mentally cannot live without it. I know that took some deep forethought. ;)
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Florida has proven that drug testing those who receive public assistance does not produce the expected results.
     
  17. Dont you get tired of these society scum buckets? I sure do!

    I dont have a problem with people,who truly need the help.

    But I doubt the problem,will ever be fixed.
    The goverment uses welfare,to hide the "real" unemployment rate.
     
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  18. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    The food stamp program seems screwed up in regards to what they allow/disallow people to buy. The examples above are a good indication.

    I was in line at the checkout the other day when the line was being held up by what I'm guessing was a single mother with her child in tow. She was buying items that I would think would be good candidates for food stamps; cans of vegetables, lunch meats, rice, etc. The system would not allow her to buy cans of green beans with food stamps, much to the agitation to the man ahead of me but behind her in line. They tried a few more brands but still it wouldn't let it through, so I spoke up and asked the cashier to put the green beans on my tab. This really :censored2: off the guy in front of me. lol :childish:
     
  19. You may not be able to get rid of "the undeserving" right now.
    But they can set tougher ,future standards!
     
  20. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    sonofa!