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(Opposing Views)   Single mom of four slammed with 96.8% cut in food stamp assistance. But her kids divide up a bag of frozen chicken nuggets from Food Lion and eat that for lunch every day, so everything's probably fine   (opposingviews.com) divider line 678
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2013-11-04 02:53:07 PM
You can't use food stamps to buy bootstraps.
 
2013-11-04 02:56:19 PM
Well, at least one thing is certain.

Rolling back food stamp assistance is exactly what Jesus would do.
 
2013-11-04 03:02:09 PM
Where is the father? Four kids single mom and she gets no money from the ex?
 
2013-11-04 03:07:05 PM
When she gets arrested for child neglect all the problems will be solved
 
2013-11-04 03:07:52 PM

Rev.K: Well, at least one thing is certain.

Rolling back food stamp assistance is exactly what Jesus would do.


Yup! Feeding the poor and healing the sick merely encourages SOCALISMS. If they're all starving to death that will motivate them to work harder.
 
2013-11-04 03:09:01 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: When she gets arrested for child neglect all the problems will be solved


She could always sell one or two off to the coal companies.
 
2013-11-04 03:09:43 PM
Someone made a mistake so let's just cancel the F-35 project?
 
2013-11-04 03:16:00 PM

change1211: Someone made a mistake so let's just cancel the F-35 project?


Well, yeah, and because it's a boondoggle. Mostly because it's a boondoggle.
 
2013-11-04 03:17:47 PM

vernonFL: Where is the father? Four kids single mom and she gets no money from the ex?


He could be dead, you know. Or in prison.
 
2013-11-04 03:20:25 PM

Di Atribe: vernonFL: Where is the father? Four kids single mom and she gets no money from the ex?

He could be dead, you know. Or in prison.


Or just a dick who doesn't pay his child support.
 
2013-11-04 03:20:39 PM

Di Atribe: vernonFL: Where is the father? Four kids single mom and she gets no money from the ex?

He could be dead, you know. Or in prison.


Whatever the reason, it's her fault.
 
2013-11-04 03:20:54 PM

Weaver95: Di Atribe: vernonFL: Where is the father? Four kids single mom and she gets no money from the ex?

He could be dead, you know. Or in prison.

Or just a dick who doesn't pay his child support.



I see you beat me to that comment.
 
2013-11-04 03:26:11 PM
Meh, I bet she's not really poor. She probably even has a refrigerator!
 
2013-11-04 03:27:45 PM

cannotsuggestaname: Weaver95: Di Atribe: vernonFL: Where is the father? Four kids single mom and she gets no money from the ex?

He could be dead, you know. Or in prison.

Or just a dick who doesn't pay his child support.


I see you beat me to that comment.


I have a good friend who's ex just flat out refuses to pay his child support. He'd rather drag her thru family court than just nut up and pay for his kids.
 
2013-11-04 03:28:16 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Di Atribe: vernonFL: Where is the father? Four kids single mom and she gets no money from the ex?

He could be dead, you know. Or in prison.

Whatever the reason, it's her fault.


Right? What kind of moron marries a dude who's not even gonna stay alive until the kids are out of the house? My hard earned $14/month in tax dollars shouldn't go to pay for her poor decisions!
 
2013-11-04 03:32:16 PM
If the father is not dead or in prison, he should be.

And yeah, Its her fault if he's *not.*.
 
2013-11-04 03:32:54 PM
or you know, you could maybe try NOT to have 4 kids when you don't even have the means to even take care of yourself? Yeah, I agree that cutting food stamps is farked up, it isn't the kids fault they were born to a deadbeat, but I always feel like there's another side to these sob stories that we aren't hearing.
 
2013-11-04 03:34:43 PM

Di Atribe: I_Am_Weasel: Di Atribe: vernonFL: Where is the father? Four kids single mom and she gets no money from the ex?

He could be dead, you know. Or in prison.

Whatever the reason, it's her fault.

Right? What kind of moron marries a dude who's not even gonna stay alive until the kids are out of the house? My hard earned $14/month in tax dollars shouldn't go to pay for her poor decisions!


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2013-11-04 03:37:17 PM

spman: or you know, you could maybe try NOT to have 4 kids when you don't even have the means to even take care of yourself? Yeah, I agree that cutting food stamps is farked up, it isn't the kids fault they were born to a deadbeat, but I always feel like there's another side to these sob stories that we aren't hearing.


There is.  CEO pay raises have been spectacular the past couple of decades.
 
2013-11-04 03:37:29 PM

spman: or you know, you could maybe try NOT to have 4 kids when you don't even have the means to even take care of yourself? Yeah, I agree that cutting food stamps is farked up, it isn't the kids fault they were born to a deadbeat, but I always feel like there's another side to these sob stories that we aren't hearing.


Just like Sandra Fluke. What a slut she turned out to be
 
2013-11-04 03:40:10 PM

spman: or you know, you could maybe try NOT to have 4 kids when you don't even have the means to even take care of yourself? Yeah, I agree that cutting food stamps is farked up, it isn't the kids fault they were born to a deadbeat, but I always feel like there's another side to these sob stories that we aren't hearing.


Generally I'd say this is right- but there is a considerable lack of information regarding her history. She could have been married and had a husband with a decent job and she had one herself and had plenty of means for supporting the kids- and then something happened to the husband. Got hit by a bus and injured badly, left penniless from medical bills and the insurance (if any) from when he died went to paying off those bills. There are doubtless no shortage of irresponsible people out there- but I try and not automatically assume that everyone is one without all the info...
 
2013-11-04 03:40:44 PM
I'LL BET SHE STILL HAS A FRIDGE THOUGH SO SHE'S NOT POOR AND WINDOWS AND MAYBE EVEN A COUCH IF SHE WERE A TRUE CHRISTIAN GOD WOULD PROVIDE FOR HER FAMILY WHERE IS THE HUSBAND AND WHY CANT I FIND THE GOLDEN GIRLS CHANNEL ON MY REMOTE
 
2013-11-04 03:40:50 PM

spman: or you know, you could maybe try NOT to have 4 kids when you don't even have the means to even take care of yourself? Yeah, I agree that cutting food stamps is farked up, it isn't the kids fault they were born to a deadbeat, but I always feel like there's another side to these sob stories that we aren't hearing.


Sadly, deadbeat dad stories are all too common.
 
2013-11-04 03:41:40 PM
SNAP was cut by 5% as the benefit extension expired.  How the hell did this family of five living at 60% of the poverty level get that level of benefit reduction?

At least the investigative news team in Charlotte is on it.

spman: or you know, you could maybe try NOT to have 4 kids when you don't even have the means to even take care of yourself? Yeah, I agree that cutting food stamps is farked up, it isn't the kids fault they were born to a deadbeat, but I always feel like there's another side to these sob stories that we aren't hearing.


Yeah!  Starve you sniveling f*cks!
 
2013-11-04 03:45:26 PM

RedPhoenix122: You can't use food stamps to buy bootstraps.


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2013-11-04 03:50:31 PM

Weaver95: cannotsuggestaname: Weaver95: Di Atribe: vernonFL: Where is the father? Four kids single mom and she gets no money from the ex?

He could be dead, you know. Or in prison.

Or just a dick who doesn't pay his child support.


I see you beat me to that comment.

I have a good friend who's ex just flat out refuses to pay his child support. He'd rather drag her thru family court than just nut up and pay for his kids.


On the flip side of that, I know a guy who spent most of a year living in a pop-up camper because with the requirements the court put on him, he literally couldn't afford to live on his own:  Alimony, keeping up the house and car payment for both that he could no longer use, and child support, took so much of his money that he could either get an apartment, or a car, but not both.  Because he needed to drive for work, he borrowed a camper and lived out of that rent-free for several months until he could get the court to modify his obligation.
 
2013-11-04 03:51:41 PM

spman: or you know, you could maybe try NOT to have 4 kids when you don't even have the means to even take care of yourself? Yeah, I agree that cutting food stamps is farked up, it isn't the kids fault they were born to a deadbeat, but I always feel like there's another side to these sob stories that we aren't hearing.


You mean the idiotic side that says we should starve children so that we can feel morally superior to their parents? No, we hear about that pretty regularly, thanks.
 
2013-11-04 03:54:11 PM
"At night frantic men walked boldly to hen roosts and carried off the squawking chickens. If they were shot at, they did not run, but splashed sullenly away; and if they were hit, they sank tiredly in the mud."
 
2013-11-04 03:55:23 PM

"They were beaten; they had lost the game, they were swept aside. It was not less tragic because it was so sordid, because that it had to do with wages and grocery bills and rents. They had dreamed of freedom; of a chance to look about them and learn something; to be decent and clean, to see their child group up to be strong. And now it was all gone-it would never be!"
 
2013-11-04 03:56:14 PM
"The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."
 
2013-11-04 03:56:17 PM

vernonFL: Where is the father? Four kids single mom and she gets no money from the ex?


Why do you assume there's a deadbeat ex?* Maybe she's a widow.


*It's because she's black, isn't it?
 
2013-11-04 03:57:23 PM
Every day I lost more of my faith in humanity. And get angrier my grandparent's generation isn't still in charge.
 
2013-11-04 03:58:49 PM
Foulon who told the starving people they might eat grass! Foulon who told my old father that he might eat grass, when I had no bread to give him! Foulon who told my baby it might suck grass, when these breasts were dry with want! O mother of God, this Foulon! O Heaven, our suffering! Hear me, my dead baby and my withered father: I swear on my knees, on these stones, to avenge you on Foulon!"
 
2013-11-04 03:59:12 PM

spman: or you know, you could maybe try NOT to have 4 kids when you don't even have the means to even take care of yourself? Yeah, I agree that cutting food stamps is farked up, it isn't the kids fault they were born to a deadbeat, but I always feel like there's another side to these sob stories that we aren't hearing.


Yup. Only possible way this happened was that someone living in their car had four kids. Factories never close. People are never laid-off. Spouses never die.
 
2013-11-04 04:01:49 PM
96.8% cut in food stamp assistance

I am finding this hard to believe, unless there was a mistake. I think more likely somebody screwed up, and it will be fixed.

At least, it will be fixed in some way favorable to her since it made the news.
 
2013-11-04 04:02:49 PM
96.8%?  That seems hard to believe.  Unless it's some kind of bizarre glitch in the computer system in NC...
 
2013-11-04 04:03:29 PM
Hey, if you're gonna miss a simulpost, may as well go for an even minute...
 
2013-11-04 04:03:34 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: RedPhoenix122: You can't use food stamps to buy bootstraps.

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Nobody in the US starves unless they do it on purpose.

Do you know how many people died of malnutrition in 2010?  About half the number that do so in France and Israel, on a per capita basis.

We've got roughly the same malnutrition death rate as Japan, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, and Italy.

http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/cause-of-death/malnutrition/by-co un try/
 
2013-11-04 04:04:42 PM

Gecko Gingrich: vernonFL: Where is the father? Four kids single mom and she gets no money from the ex?

Why do you assume there's a deadbeat ex?* Maybe she's a widow.


*It's because she's black, isn't it?


Oh, she is black? I should have said fathers and exes then. : )
 
2013-11-04 04:05:19 PM
Are there no work camps?
 
2013-11-04 04:05:53 PM
Buying processed food is not helping her at all.  Neither is having 4 kids.
 
2013-11-04 04:06:03 PM

Cagey B: spman: or you know, you could maybe try NOT to have 4 kids when you don't even have the means to even take care of yourself? Yeah, I agree that cutting food stamps is farked up, it isn't the kids fault they were born to a deadbeat, but I always feel like there's another side to these sob stories that we aren't hearing.

You mean the idiotic side that says we should starve children so that we can feel morally superior to their parents? No, we hear about that pretty regularly, thanks.


Apparently you missed the part where he said "I agree that cutting food stamps is farked up".

Because, you know, it is possible to believe that she should get assistance, yet she may also be to blame for the situation. Not everything is black and white, bro
 
2013-11-04 04:06:17 PM
demotivators.despair.com
 
2013-11-04 04:06:23 PM

vudukungfu: Are there no work camps?


shiat. I knew I forgot one.
 
2013-11-04 04:06:31 PM

Gecko Gingrich: vernonFL: Where is the father? Four kids single mom and she gets no money from the ex?

Why do you assume there's a deadbeat ex?* Maybe she's a widow.


*It's because she's black, isn't it?


No, because she's not a lesbian, so the man must be at fault.
 
2013-11-04 04:07:16 PM

xanadian: 96.8%?  That seems hard to believe.  Unless it's some kind of bizarre glitch in the computer system in NC...


Probably. But why pass up a good opportunity for outrage.

ts4.mm.bing.net

The problem will most likely be resolved before the end of the week.
 
2013-11-04 04:07:25 PM
Jesus Christ lady, keep your dam legs closed for a change, or at least date a white guy, you might have the chance of having two incomes then.


/ducks
/amidoingitrite?
 
2013-11-04 04:08:22 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Di Atribe: I_Am_Weasel: Di Atribe: vernonFL: Where is the father? Four kids single mom and she gets no money from the ex?

He could be dead, you know. Or in prison.

Whatever the reason, it's her fault.

Right? What kind of moron marries a dude who's not even gonna stay alive until the kids are out of the house? My hard earned $14/month in tax dollars shouldn't go to pay for her poor decisions!


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Just a quick glance at that picture and I thought it was the guy from Twisted Sister. I'm very tired.
 
2013-11-04 04:08:34 PM
Wait, when those for kids were each a week away from being born the Fark Left would have cheered each of them being aborted. Now that they're out, you're bemoaning how they can't get enough government aid.
 
2013-11-04 04:08:37 PM
North Carolina Single Mom Sara Grier Hit With 96.8% Food Stamp Cut, Must Feed 4 Kids On $16 Per Month

Huh.

Well guess what, you fat cat corporate shills.  She can't.  And neither can anybody.

Did all the contractors get their 3,000% markup pork, this month?  I hope so.  You can't just roll up to sign a no bid contract in a used Volvo.  Dear emperor - Your ass is hanging out, there's a huge rubber dildo sticking out of it and you've got drawn butter on your power tie.  And I'll bet you sleep like a baby.
 
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