What Are Some Options In Place of Food Stamps?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Here's just one possible idea among many.

    Many urban areas where Food Stamps play a role are often called Urban Food Deserts. But what if possible options were available that also reduce, maybe even end the need for food stamp support of any kind to people in these areas?

  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    a job?
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  3. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    How about gettin a job seems like that would take care of the problem
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  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Brilliant minds think alike
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  5. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Yeah they are doing those inner city farms here. Even after they gove them free land and money they only can break even if they sell the veggies to high priced restaurants. Its not cheap food
  6. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    If they have time to farm and sell their fruits and vegetables, they have time to get a job and stop leaching of the backs of hard working Americans.
  7. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Wasn't food deserts the flotus' first attempt to regulate what people ate ?
  8. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Farming is not for me .
    I fish .
  9. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I know several farmers who would take real exception to what you said above.

    I never realized you held such hostility towards individual entrepreneurship and only see at will wage employment from others as the destiny of all.

    Or is there something about entrepreneurship, self determination and individual responsibility that you oppose?
  10. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    Farmers have a job. A tough job. Wasn't talking about them.

    I was talking about people on public assistance who think that if someone DONATES LAND, DONATES SEED AND WATER, that they can do the rest. That's BS.

    Go get a job, and stop asking for hand outs.
  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The problem is farming is hard work and those on public assistance are usually unwilling or unable to be effective at farming. If they were such hard workers they should be employed at a real job.
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Farmers often get government checks. My brother-in-law for one. Far bigger than any inner city "welfare queen". Or is millionaire welfare ok? Tax breaks, farm subsidies, TIF's? Are they not taking from "hard working Americans"?
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  13. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    The only real job most are good at is sitting in front of a 60" tv screen .
  14. BadHombre

    BadHombre Well-Known Member

    Little know fact:

    Food stamps (EBT) can be used to buy seeds, seedlings, and plants that produce food. A lot of the people that are on SNAP do not know this. Spread the word to your less fortunate neighbors. Lend them a shovel.
  15. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    a guaranteed income. it would eliminate the bureaucracy. even milton friedman was in favor of it. a town in manitoba, canada tried it an it worked. there was a vice article about that town. switzerland had a referendum on it but fear got in the way.
  16. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    I am good at that. I am better if it is 70" tv.
  17. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    "Farming" on a .1 acre lot is different then farming on a 20 acre land
  18. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    Are you jealous of your brother-in-law? It seems like it.

    You then should hope that one day, I get my way and welfare in all forms would be curtailed.
  19. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    100% agree.

    Let's stop all forms of 'welfare'.

    The only way to solve any of these problems is to get the money out of politics.

    Do that, and we can begin to have a real conversation about the path forward.
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  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Jealous of him? Not one bit. I like who and what I am. I don't dream of country clubs and corporate jets. My tastes are far simpler and basically fulfilled. I've got a good life and not looking to take from wealthy relatives OR less wealthy welfare recipients.

    For some reason, I don't feel cheated; why do you?