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Re: Struggling with my so called "Conservative" stance...

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One of the things you guys miss, is that food stamps or SNAP is NOT a welfare program for the poor. It is a welfare program for the farmers (mostly large agri-business corporations). It is run by the Department of Agriculture. The target of your seething is misdirected.
I never looked up the history.... this talks about the origins -back in 1939 in Portland, Oregon.. then revived in the 1960's...

The original "Food Stamp Plan"

I am not seething when people get help...I'd rather live in a country that helps the poor among us over one that feels it's not their concern ...unfortunately there will always be abuses.. whether it's the poor or those in positions of power /influence, for their own gain...

Talking to someone not long ago how it seems so much waste is EVERYWHERE.. why do they do these things....

For instance... I heard recently there are big renovations to a Government housing building...where people pay a % of their -probably mostly Government income to live there...I guess they are ripping out perfectly good refrigerators in every apartment...I am thinking "WASTEFUL!" -WHY!@# ....people's tax dollars shouldn't be paying for this..

Not when our country is drowning in debt .... We surely wouldn't be doing this in our own houses....

Talking to someone about this , they explained to me what is happening here... someone/ a company made A DEAL & they will profit very nicely from this, with the Government/ state program buying all their refrigerators...

I guess it all keeps the economy going.... I don't think they should be replacing perfectly good refrigerators when it is not needed.. All in a guise to improve the living conditions for those in Public housing....why is this aspect so rarely talked about.. there is big profit for many in these programs too.

Just like there are companies making a killing on what SNAP pays to schools - for these breakfast/ lunch programs.....

All of this feeds into the revolving waste, doesn't it? Many things spoken about helping the poor, how the Federal Government is doing a good thing... but what is happening behind the scenes..are we getting the most bang for our tax dollars ?


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