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Was reading my local paper and in my county 26%of population are children under 12 and 16% of thosr don't know where the next meal is coming from. most get a meal from summer lunch program or soup kitchen.now they're gonna cut the snap program and are expecting the numbers to go up to 20% in my city everybody got a big pay. raise, new computers and even money for food when they have meetings.why not use that money to fund programs . the paper said they made a 500 dollars order on sandwiches and smoothies for one meeting.what kinda sandwiches were those?it just jother me to know kids go to bed hungry.is it economy or parent irresponsability?what are your thoughts.
 

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Yes Miho, I see it a lot. Living on the edge of the reservation, and spending the other half my time in "the southvalley warzone" of Alb. NM. A lot of the kids ONLY eat at school..My stepson just finished Kindergarten, and we were very involved with the teacher, she told us some of the kids tell her they don't have dinner at home..Just school breakfast and lunch..What the heck do these kids do during summer? There are some ANGELS out there, and some help programs, but Im sure they are maxed out. Our Gov't probably spends more on breakfast per "employee" than these kids eat in a day or two. I don't know any easy answers, We have come so far, to still be so far behind............
 

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I volunteer at a soup kitchen and yes 90% of the people there are families who have to choose food or rent. i got the dollar store to sell me their about to expire. things like crackers and packets of soup you know snacks and stuff for 25 cents a piece so now we give the families a snack bag to take home and for sat and sunday it may not be much but on friday we give them a small bag with things like rammen and rice or veggies to have for the weekend.
 

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Thats a great idea, I should check with my dollartree, Most of the stores here in my area lately have been selling the out of date products in a "bin", and its usually half-off. I haven't volunteered lately, the last eight or nine years, I've worked about 80 hours a week, and just now have become a regular 40 hour plus a little extra time, Salary, so its just extra..No compliants about havinga job..
I try to be a goodguy, and try to help whenever I see need, but sometimes, its easier to just look away....
Thanks for volunteering, and keep it up, I'm absolutely sure it makes someone's life that much better..
 

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I truly feel for these kids and it is a great shame that kids (or anyone for that matter) doesn't know where their next meal comes from. All the while, we are sending BILLIONS of $$$$ to foreign countries to feed their hungry!!! I have never understood that. Feed OUR OWN people before we help others!! On the other side of that coin. I'll bet the majority of the starving kids here in the US have parents that can afford cigarettes and drugs but can't afford food for the kids!!

You see it all the time. The poorest of poor in the HOOD or the white trash!! They always seem to have enough money to buy a pack of cigarettes or some drugs..But they aren't smart enough to start a small garden. Even in the city you can have a garden. There is ALWAYS a way!! NOBODY in the US should starve!!!!
 

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In a population where 416 kids out of 10,000 folks being hungry is completely unacceptable when the USA spends billions of dollars in "foreign aid" every year.
Don't get me wrong, I don't want the government to start new hand-outs but I have to say somebody's priorities are all screwed up.

My wife and I ran a non-profit for 7 years that collected food and money for the local food banks and it really helped. I had to quit so I could heal and it was almost impossible to find anyone to take it on - we came within one week of closing it up completely. Since we moved out of the area I don't know how things are going but I hope it is at least as successful as it was under our leadership. It was all volunteer - no salaries and we didn't even take money for the things that would have been considered "normal" for expenses. We actually made enough to donate to other charities in the area.
 
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Exactly and when a child of patients receiving food stamps is going hungry the parents should be arrested for child endangerment.

You cannot expect the taxpayers to pay twice to feed one child.
You are preachin to the choir here! Some people just should not be able to procreate.. I don't think people that use drugs,alcohol or use tobacco should be able to collect benefits either!
 

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You are preachin to the choir here! Some people just should not be able to procreate.. I don't think people that use drugs,alcohol or use tobacco should be able to collect benefits either!
Oh please. I will go along with illegal drug use but using alcohol and/or tobacco is not illegal or a corruption. Abusing them is another topic but just because someone has an occassional beer or glass of wine? There is enough anti-smoking BS already. Just because someone smokes a half pack of cigarettes a day is no reason to refuse them benefits for which they would otherwise be elligable.

If someone neglects their kids for some vice there are already laws in place to save the kids.
 

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Oh please. I will go along with illegal drug use but using alcohol and/or tobacco is not illegal or a corruption. Abusing them is another topic but just because someone has an occassional beer or glass of wine? There is enough anti-smoking BS already. Just because someone smokes a half pack of cigarettes a day is no reason to refuse them benefits for which they would otherwise be elligable.

If someone neglects their kids for some vice there are already laws in place to save the kids.
I'm goin to have to disagree with you on this one.. Listen, I chew tobacco on occasion. So I am not anti anything. I also do my fair share of drinking. Hell, I am drinkin right now! What I am sayin is I don't want to pay for someone elses bad habits!! If someone CHOOSES to smoke,drink,chew or do drugs. I don't think they should be able to collect welfare. Just my opinion....
 

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Maybe I am the jerk here but, let us look at this in perspective.

How much has government spent harassing guys like us (Tea Party folks) just for handing out pocket sized reprints of Constitution? Verses, how much have they spent prosecuting people that go to welfare office and claim they cannot feed their kids because they are crack-heads. I am not suggesting that we starve the kids or hold them responsible in any way for their parents behavior. But how about a few of those dollars that are presently being spent tracking and harassing Obama's political enemies being spent taking kids away from crack whores and finding loving homes for them where they will get nourishment and some direction in life?
 

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Oh please. I will go along with illegal drug use but using alcohol and/or tobacco is not illegal or a corruption. Abusing them is another topic but just because someone has an occassional beer or glass of wine? There is enough anti-smoking BS already. Just because someone smokes a half pack of cigarettes a day is no reason to refuse them benefits for which they would otherwise be elligable.

If someone neglects their kids for some vice there are already laws in place to save the kids.
The fact that they can afford tobacco and alcohol is proof they are getting too much aid.

Legal or illegal an addict is a profoundly defective person that cannot get through life without a chemical crutch.
 

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Maybe I am the jerk here but, let us look at this in perspective.

How much has government spent harassing guys like us (Tea Party folks) just for handing out pocket sized reprints of Constitution? Verses, how much have they spent prosecuting people that go to welfare office and claim they cannot feed their kids because they are crack-heads. I am not suggesting that we starve the kids or hold them responsible in any way for their parents behavior. But how about a few of those dollars that are presently being spent tracking and harassing Obama's political enemies being spent taking kids away from crack whores and finding loving homes for them where they will get nourishment and some direction in life?
I read somewhere the amount of tax dollars that are collected fraudulently. It was wayyy into the billions of $$$.. They say they can't afford people to keep track of everything. I might not be the smartest guy in the world. But I'll bet dollars to pesos that it would be cheaper to hire people to crack down on fraud than to lose billions$$$ to it!!!!!
 

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The so-called Farm Subsidy is being debated in Congress right now. 80% of the program is not for farmers, but for FOOD STAMPS. 80%!!!!!!
We spend billions of dollars each year on food stamps already. Stop the abuse of the program. When food stamp (SNAP) cards can be used in ATMs to get cash to buy hookers, booze and drugs, there is a real problem here, folks!
Close the loopholes. Stop the fraud.
 
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The so-called Farm Subsidy is being debated in Congress right now. 80% of the program is not for farmers, but for FOOD STAMPS. 80%!!!!!!
We spend billions of dollars each year on food stamps already. Stop the abuse of the program. When food stamp (SNAP) cards can be used in ATMs to get cash to buy hookers, booze and drugs, there is a real problem here, folks!
Close the loopholes. Stop the fraud.
what he said!
 
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