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(The Daily Caller)   "Please Sir, May I Have Some More?" One in four kids in the US were on food stamps in 2011 fiscal year   (dailycaller.com) divider line 204
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2013-01-09 10:54:39 AM  
Didn't I just read an article saying AIG was going to sue the Fed Gov... and yet we have starving children!?

fark 'em. fark all these executive assholes working at these companies that are, " too big to fail!".
I cannot fathom the train of thought that leads to this situation, what special kind of fark do you have to be to think you deserve more money as children starve IN THE HOUSE RIGHT NEXT TO YOU!?!?!
 
2013-01-09 10:59:37 AM  
Nothing some tax cuts for the rich can't solve.
 
2013-01-09 11:06:28 AM  
since when does the right wing give a fark about starving children?
 
2013-01-09 11:32:36 AM  

Dixon Cider: I cannot fathom the train of thought that leads to this situation, what special kind of fark do you have to be to think you deserve more money as children starve IN THE HOUSE RIGHT NEXT TO YOU!?!?!


It's pretty easy to understand.  People feel entitled to what they have because they were born in the USA and through luck (and admittedly usually some degree of hard work and/or intelligence) have become wealthy.  "I got mine, fark you".  It's not right, they may even be sociopaths, but it's easy enough to understand.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-01-09 11:45:41 AM  
But Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions - one of the most vocal critics of the recent skyrocketing SNAP enrollment numbers and USDA's promotion of the benefit
What an asshole.  Does he want them to fark off and starve or does he want to open some child labor camps?
 
2013-01-09 12:37:05 PM  
farking welfare leeches need to get their asses out there and work and stop sucking off the givernment tit.
 
2013-01-09 12:42:59 PM  

nekom: Dixon Cider: I cannot fathom the train of thought that leads to this situation, what special kind of fark do you have to be to think you deserve more money as children starve IN THE HOUSE RIGHT NEXT TO YOU!?!?!

It's pretty easy to understand.  People feel entitled to what they have because they were born in the USA and through luck (and admittedly usually some degree of hard work and/or intelligence) have become wealthy.  "I got mine, fark you".  It's not right, they may even be sociopaths, but it's easy enough to understand.


Pfft!  Luck has nothing to do with it.  I mean, if you keep your nose clean and bust your ass day after day going above and beyond to learn the intricacies of your industry and work tirelessly outside of work to improve your skillset so you can be more productive and show a competency and loyalty well beyond that of your peers and co-workers who you always treat with respect, it's your own damn fault that the managers promote the useless slug in the cube next to yours because his dad was in the same frat as the junior VP and he knows the secret handshake and penis wave.
 
2013-01-09 12:45:56 PM  
FOOD STAMP PRESIDENT!
 
2013-01-09 12:57:08 PM  

UberDave: nekom: Dixon Cider: I cannot fathom the train of thought that leads to this situation, what special kind of fark do you have to be to think you deserve more money as children starve IN THE HOUSE RIGHT NEXT TO YOU!?!?!

It's pretty easy to understand.  People feel entitled to what they have because they were born in the USA and through luck (and admittedly usually some degree of hard work and/or intelligence) have become wealthy.  "I got mine, fark you".  It's not right, they may even be sociopaths, but it's easy enough to understand.

Pfft!  Luck has nothing to do with it.  I mean, if you keep your nose clean and bust your ass day after day going above and beyond to learn the intricacies of your industry and work tirelessly outside of work to improve your skillset so you can be more productive and show a competency and loyalty well beyond that of your peers and co-workers who you always treat with respect, it's your own damn fault that the managers promote the useless slug in the cube next to yours because his dad was in the same frat as the junior VP and he knows the secret handshake and penis wave.


Most of the wealthy start that way. Warren Buffet may have worked his ass off above and beyond, but he was a senator's son who got special favors from his dad to get into the best schools and meet the right people. I got a part time job cleaning up poop at a zoo. Oddly enough, Warren made more money by my age than I have.
 
2013-01-09 01:03:35 PM  

doglover: Most of the wealthy start that way. Warren Buffet may have worked his ass off above and beyond, but he was a senator's son who got special favors from his dad to get into the best schools and meet the right people. I got a part time job cleaning up poop at a zoo. Oddly enough, Warren made more money by my age than I have.


Many do, but not all.  Many more are products of hard work and a lucky break.  Case in point:  Bill Gates.  Is he intelligent?  Absolutely.  Did he work hard?  Definitely.  But were there 1,000 people just as intelligent and hard working in his field in his era that never got anywhere?  You bet.  No one, no matter how intelligent or hard working they may be, gets that rich without being born into it or having a lucky break somewhere along the line.
 
2013-01-09 01:04:33 PM  
One in four kids in the US were on food stamps in 2011 fiscal year

Yes, and they're all related to each other too.

/yeah, I went there
 
2013-01-09 01:08:48 PM  

nekom: doglover: Most of the wealthy start that way. Warren Buffet may have worked his ass off above and beyond, but he was a senator's son who got special favors from his dad to get into the best schools and meet the right people. I got a part time job cleaning up poop at a zoo. Oddly enough, Warren made more money by my age than I have.

Many do, but not all.  Many more are products of hard work and a lucky break.  Case in point:  Bill Gates.  Is he intelligent?  Absolutely.  Did he work hard?  Definitely.  But were there 1,000 people just as intelligent and hard working in his field in his era that never got anywhere?  You bet.  No one, no matter how intelligent or hard working they may be, gets that rich without being born into it or having a lucky break somewhere along the line.


Bill Gates?  Seriously?

Wiki: Gates was born in Seattle, Washington, to William H. Gates, Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates. His father was a prominent lawyer, and his mother served on the board of directors for First Interstate BancSystem and the United Way. Gates's maternal grandfather was J. W. Maxwell, a national bank president. He was the fourth of his name in his family, but was known as William Gates III or Trey" because his father had the "II" suffix.Early on in his life, At 13 he enrolled in the Lakeside School, an exclusive preparatory school....
 
2013-01-09 01:10:59 PM  
Solution: Privatize food stamps.
 
2013-01-09 01:36:29 PM  

doglover: UberDave: nekom: Dixon Cider: I cannot fathom the train of thought that leads to this situation, what special kind of fark do you have to be to think you deserve more money as children starve IN THE HOUSE RIGHT NEXT TO YOU!?!?!

It's pretty easy to understand.  People feel entitled to what they have because they were born in the USA and through luck (and admittedly usually some degree of hard work and/or intelligence) have become wealthy.  "I got mine, fark you".  It's not right, they may even be sociopaths, but it's easy enough to understand.

Pfft!  Luck has nothing to do with it.  I mean, if you keep your nose clean and bust your ass day after day going above and beyond to learn the intricacies of your industry and work tirelessly outside of work to improve your skillset so you can be more productive and show a competency and loyalty well beyond that of your peers and co-workers who you always treat with respect, it's your own damn fault that the managers promote the useless slug in the cube next to yours because his dad was in the same frat as the junior VP and he knows the secret handshake and penis wave.

Most of the wealthy start that way. Warren Buffet may have worked his ass off above and beyond, but he was a senator's son who got special favors from his dad to get into the best schools and meet the right people. I got a part time job cleaning up poop at a zoo. Oddly enough, Warren made more money by my age than I have.


And Howard Buffett was the child of a middle class family who went to public schools and eventually became very successful and a state representative, which gave him the means to provide a better life for his family. So it's possible to make something of yourself from humble beginnings.

All of these lucky people that are being discussed didn't get rich by sitting around waiting for a lucky break. They worked hard so that when a lucky break did afford itself they could take advantage. Unless you have a way to make yourself luckier, your best option is to be prepared for when those breaks do come along.
 
2013-01-09 01:46:14 PM  
I would've expected it to be more like 47%
 
2013-01-09 01:51:07 PM  

doyner: Bill Gates? Seriously?

Wiki: Gates was born in Seattle, Washington, to William H. Gates, Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates. His father was a prominent lawyer, and his mother served on the board of directors for First Interstate BancSystem and the United Way. Gates's maternal grandfather was J. W. Maxwell, a national bank president. He was the fourth of his name in his family, but was known as William Gates III or Trey" because his father had the "II" suffix.Early on in his life, At 13 he enrolled in the Lakeside School, an exclusive preparatory school....


Ok maybe that's a bad example, but still without his lucky break of licensing his OS to IBM, he would be just another merely rich person, not a billionaire.  And I'm sure there ARE billionaires who started from nothing, but still a big luck component to it all.
 
Pud
2013-01-09 02:00:55 PM  

DarwiOdrade: Solution: Privatize food stamps.


That's a bit extreme. Maybe they should just limit access to high capacity semi-automatic food stamps.
 
2013-01-09 02:03:18 PM  

nekom: doyner: Bill Gates? Seriously?

Wiki: Gates was born in Seattle, Washington, to William H. Gates, Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates. His father was a prominent lawyer, and his mother served on the board of directors for First Interstate BancSystem and the United Way. Gates's maternal grandfather was J. W. Maxwell, a national bank president. He was the fourth of his name in his family, but was known as William Gates III or Trey" because his father had the "II" suffix.Early on in his life, At 13 he enrolled in the Lakeside School, an exclusive preparatory school....

Ok maybe that's a bad example, but still without his lucky break of licensing his OS to IBM, he would be just another merely rich person, not a billionaire.  And I'm sure there ARE billionaires who started from nothing, but still a big luck component to it all.


Mark Cuban may be a better example of that if that's what you're looking for, but what's lucky about Bill Gates licensing his OS to IBM? He created something that a multinational company valued highly enough to pay him a good price on. Isn't that the way business is supposed to work? You make product, someone wants product, they pay you money for product--not necessarily in that order--now you have money. Whether it's a lemonade stand or a billion dollar software company, the idea is the same.
 
2013-01-09 02:07:50 PM  
This is so shameful.
 
2013-01-09 02:22:36 PM  
Republicans get burned up when they read about someone buying a bottle of mouthwash with food stamps, but they love big water projects. They only object to nickel-and-dime welfare. They love it in great big gobs.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-01-09 02:34:40 PM  
If those kids had guns they wouldn't need food stamps.
 
2013-01-09 02:59:23 PM  
i253.photobucket.comTechnically they are no longer stamps or coupons but rather a card akin to a prepaid debit card. It is refered to as an electronic benefits transfer. This method was developed to cut down on costs, resale, and consumer frau...HEY WHO THREW THAT?!?!?
 
2013-01-09 03:11:24 PM  
meatballcandy.com
 
2013-01-09 03:12:21 PM  
What I really need to know many of those kids used their EBT in a strip club?
 
2013-01-09 03:12:44 PM  
That seems honestly pretty damned low when you consider that ~45% of all births in the US (and over half in many states) are paid for by Medicaid programs.
 
2013-01-09 03:13:57 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Republicans get burned up when they read about someone buying a bottle of mouthwash with food stamps, but they love big water projects. They only object to nickel-and-dime welfare. They love it in great big gobs.


Food stamps are run by the Dept of Agriculture.

Food stamps greatly benefit farmers and ranchers.

1st primary is in Iowa.

Food stamps will never go away.
 
2013-01-09 03:14:39 PM  

Yes please: Mark Cuban may be a better example of that if that's what you're looking for, but what's lucky about Bill Gates licensing his OS to IBM? He created something that a multinational company valued highly enough to pay him a good price on. Isn't that the way business is supposed to work? You make product, someone wants product, they pay you money for product--not necessarily in that order--now you have money. Whether it's a lemonade stand or a billion dollar software company, the idea is the same.


Among other things, he was lucky that Gary Kildall missed a meeting with IBM. He was lucky that Seattle Computer Products had an OS that he was able to just buy up. He was lucky that he had parents that could underwrite his computer adventures instead of him having to go to work at McDonalds.
 
2013-01-09 03:14:52 PM  

Dixon Cider: I cannot fathom the train of thought that leads to this situation, what special kind of fark do you have to be to think you deserve more money as children starve IN THE HOUSE RIGHT NEXT TO YOU!?!?!


I can. One of those types just ran for President.
 
2013-01-09 03:15:49 PM  
Those kids should get more bootstraps. Get a farking job losers!
 
2013-01-09 03:16:13 PM  
Wouldn't food aid be preventing the Oliver Twist scenario?
 
2013-01-09 03:18:05 PM  

Dixon Cider: Didn't I just read an article saying AIG was going to sue the Fed Gov... and yet we have starving children!?

fark 'em. fark all these executive assholes working at these companies that are, " too big to fail!".
I cannot fathom the train of thought that leads to this situation, what special kind of fark do you have to be to think you deserve more money as children starve IN THE HOUSE RIGHT NEXT TO YOU!?!?!


It's more important to protect the "right" of the insanely wealth to take and take and take without responsibility than to make sure people are fed and housed. Welcome to capitalism.
 
2013-01-09 03:18:27 PM  
Here is what I think is funny. Corporate profits are at record highs but people can't earn enough to feed their kids. So the kids need food stamps to eat. Corporate profits and the low wages the corporations pay are possible because the government subsidises (feeds) their workers families.

But it is the left that are socialists.
 
2013-01-09 03:19:32 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Dixon Cider: I cannot fathom the train of thought that leads to this situation, what special kind of fark do you have to be to think you deserve more money as children starve IN THE HOUSE RIGHT NEXT TO YOU!?!?!

I can. One of those types just ran for President.


Or, watch the next State of the Union address, and look for any asshat that has an (R) next to his name.
 
2013-01-09 03:19:34 PM  
when i was a kid i would give an apple to my teacher

now we have teachers forcing apples on the students

thanks moochelle
 
2013-01-09 03:20:00 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Nothing some tax cuts for the rich can't solve.


Then let them eat the bloated military industrial complex!
 
2013-01-09 03:20:07 PM  
Historic low tax rates for the past three decades. Yep, should be trickling down any time now...
 
2013-01-09 03:20:17 PM  
Clearly the answer to starving children is to eliminate food stamps.

Bob: ...apparently what happened is that we ended food stamps five years ago and no one ever told poor people about it; but through some kind of glitch in the welfare department, they still get food stamps.

Bob : So we just went ahead and fixed the glitch.

Bill Lumbergh: Great.

Dom: So, uh, then the poor people will just get jobs and stop mooching?

Bob: Well, just a second there, professor. We, uh, we fixed the *glitch*. So they won't be receiving food stamps anymore, so it'll just work itself out naturally.

Bob: We always like to avoid confrontation, whenever possible. Problem is solved from your end.
 
2013-01-09 03:21:41 PM  
Think of all those cafeterias that they could have been cleaning to earn that money instead of just giving it to them.
 
2013-01-09 03:22:33 PM  

doglover: UberDave: nekom: Dixon Cider: I cannot fathom the train of thought that leads to this situation, what special kind of fark do you have to be to think you deserve more money as children starve IN THE HOUSE RIGHT NEXT TO YOU!?!?!

It's pretty easy to understand.  People feel entitled to what they have because they were born in the USA and through luck (and admittedly usually some degree of hard work and/or intelligence) have become wealthy.  "I got mine, fark you".  It's not right, they may even be sociopaths, but it's easy enough to understand.

Pfft!  Luck has nothing to do with it.  I mean, if you keep your nose clean and bust your ass day after day going above and beyond to learn the intricacies of your industry and work tirelessly outside of work to improve your skillset so you can be more productive and show a competency and loyalty well beyond that of your peers and co-workers who you always treat with respect, it's your own damn fault that the managers promote the useless slug in the cube next to yours because his dad was in the same frat as the junior VP and he knows the secret handshake and penis wave.

Most of the wealthy start that way. Warren Buffet may have worked his ass off above and beyond, but he was a senator's son who got special favors from his dad to get into the best schools and meet the right people. I got a part time job cleaning up poop at a zoo. Oddly enough, Warren made more money by my age than I have.


Forbes did a study of US millionaires and billionaires. Of the total cohort (so both millionaires and billionaires), something like 60% were not considered "wealthy" growing up. This group (the "not wealthy" group) included people like Mark Zuckerberg, who grew up with two doctors for parents, lived in an affluent village in New York, and was able to afford Harvard. So, yeah, his parents weren't millionaires, he didn't inherit his wealth, but it wasn't like he didn't have some pretty big hands up. Only 12% or something like that of millionaires and billionaires had a middle class or lower background growing up (and while the study didn't break it down further than that, I'd be willing to bet of the remainder, the vast majority had "middle class" backgrounds as opposed to lower class).
 
2013-01-09 03:25:21 PM  

Rev.K: FOOD STAMP PRESIDENT!


Thanks, 0bummer.
 
2013-01-09 03:26:28 PM  
You need a game show were the children compete for food.

Some type of game where the contestants are hungry.  You could call it something catchy like....I don't know like...."Super Bonus Surprise Daily Time Fun Show"
 
2013-01-09 03:26:47 PM  
If you subsidize something...
 
2013-01-09 03:29:28 PM  

mrshowrules: You need a game show were the children compete for food.

Some type of game where the contestants are hungry.  You could call it something catchy like....I don't know like...."Super Bonus Surprise Daily Time Fun Show"


That's what The Hunger Games was called in Japan, actually.

("Pawn Stars" in Japan is, I'm not making this up, "Super American Treasure Appraisal Team", which is awesome.)
 
2013-01-09 03:29:56 PM  
Let them eat cake drink tea
 
2013-01-09 03:31:56 PM  

Lord Dimwit: mrshowrules: You need a game show were the children compete for food.

Some type of game where the contestants are hungry.  You could call it something catchy like....I don't know like...."Super Bonus Surprise Daily Time Fun Show"

That's what The Hunger Games was called in Japan, actually.

("Pawn Stars" in Japan is, I'm not making this up, "Super American Treasure Appraisal Team", which is awesome.)


Actually, it was called Battle Royale, and was a much better (and vicious) story.
 
2013-01-09 03:32:54 PM  
I don't know why this is a surprise when the largest employer in The United States won't pay their employees  even enough to be living above the poverty level.
 
2013-01-09 03:35:56 PM  
doesn't that mean that 3 in 4 children in the U.S. are doing O.K.?

/did anyone else catch Extreme Yachts last night?

//starting to hate this country, maybe.
 
2013-01-09 03:38:43 PM  

TommyymmoT: largest employer in The United States


Gubmint pays just fine.
 
2013-01-09 03:39:28 PM  
And yet the ASPCA still runs commercials about pet over population.

There's a simple solution here.
 
2013-01-09 03:41:00 PM  

TommyymmoT: I don't know why this is a surprise when the largest employer in The United States won't pay their employees  even enough to be living above the poverty level.


I wonder if the more pragmatic reason that the safety net exists is to protect the wealthy from a serf uprising. People typically only revolt when they're actually starving, after all.
 
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