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Food Stamp Solution

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I will preface this by saying 10 years ago I lost my job unexpectedly and reluctantly applied for food stamps. I was given 124.00 a month to feed myself on while trying to find a job and get on my feet again. If not for this benefit I would have been in a bad bad situation. So I am not saying food stamps are bad, I am saying this would cut out a lot of waste and stop crack heads from using our tax dollars to fund their criminal activity....

We should go back to what we used to do.... every saturday at pre determined locations, holders of food stamp benefits were given commodities.... Milk, flour, sugar, bread, cheese, beans, rice and a few canned veggies. This was enough to sustain someone, not have a party with it, but you were given basics. If we stopped giving out debit cards and started this system again, the cost of the program would decrease, people would get what they needed and fraud was almost non existent. And I think you would see lazy people or those that use the system stop using it because it would mean standing in line, and not getting what you want but only what you need.
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They're called Food Banks in Canada, and they work off donations more than federal support. That doesn't mean it's socialist, because you're not required to donate. Those who don't want to, don't have to. But some do and then it's given to families who have some level of proof they need it. It's not a rigorous process from what I understand, so I'm sure they have some people abusing the system (you always will), but at least they're not handing out iPads.
The government has no right to collect money in taxes and then give it to others.
You could have ended that post right there and I would have given you standing applause. I still will, but that about sums it up.
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