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Old 08-22-2013, 11:52 AM   #32
Garcia Bronco
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Originally Posted by Bacchus View Post
The issue shouldn't be how we need to cut back on food stamps. It should be how do we get people off of food stamps.
Raise the minimum wage and people will get off of food stamps. You can work full time at Wal-mart or McDonalds and still be in the poverty range. That is just stupid.

By that argument more people should already be off.

It's all about motivation. If I can feel content on government assistance, why would I ever go out and change my life?

There is no silver bullet solution here, but there needs to be an incentive to not have people habitually use this stuff. First step IMO is that food stamp can only be used for food items, period.
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