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(Boston Herald)   Your plan to go on welfare to get free marijuana has been anticipated   (bostonherald.com) divider line 6
    More: PSA, EBT, EBT cards, marijuana, federal benefits, Dedham, Colorado General Assembly, DTA, Health and Human Services  
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2014-03-01 03:01:39 PM  
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buzzcut73: So somebody receiving cash benefits (which is a really small number of 'welfare' recipients when compared to people on SNAP) will just need to hit up an ATM in the neighborhood. What exactly is the point of these restrictions again?


Poor people are supposed to suffer, and many are willing to spend any amount of money and deprive any number of people of benefits, in order to prevent a few people from living an ok life while receiving benefits.

No booze, no fridges, no tv, no cell phone, and no pot.  They should be going door to door begging their betters to employ them at the lowest wage possible. They should be working two or three jobs. At the same time they work long hours at multiple jobs and still are poor enough to be on welfare of some kind, they should be bringing wages down further by working harder and sacrificing more in a race to the bottom against one another.  They should get educated, except when Obama tells them they should, and it shouldn't involve any illusions of becoming a thinker of some kind - they should relegate themselves to trades; that way they can lower the value of those until they are sub-middle class jobs as well. Meanwhile, as many people as possible should be locked up for their crimes in for-profit prisons where they can steal jobs from the people who have committed no crimes by working while in jail - for slave wages of course. After all, they deserve it since they committed a crime. They also deserve neither OSHA nor the EPA to protect them from corporations, because incorporating is next to godliness. I may have left a talking point or two out.

I'd love for that to be something people don't actually think, but it really is the sum total of all the various attacks on welfare that come from the right.
2014-03-01 02:46:26 PM  
2 votes:
If a physician prescribes a particular medication, it should be treated just like any other prescription medication. Of course, it is true that some physicians may be prescribing marijuana inappropriately, but that should be addressed in the same way as inappropriate prescriptions for, say, Oxycontin would be handled. This isn't rocket surgery.
2014-03-01 04:08:00 PM  
1 votes:

sobriquet by any other name: Well, at least we're not teaching them to grow plants in their own homes!

What would happen to the grocery industry then??

EBT=useful

Marijuana EBT=geez, your pot's so good you haven't found a seed yet??


I don't remember the last time I saw a seed. It's been years.
2014-03-01 03:53:34 PM  
1 votes:

buzzcut73: So somebody receiving cash benefits (which is a really small number of 'welfare' recipients when compared to people on SNAP) will just need to hit up an ATM in the neighborhood. What exactly is the point of these restrictions again?


Because if poor people have any quality of life above jack shiat nothing theyre obviously gaming the system
2014-03-01 03:12:49 PM  
1 votes:

Dwight_Yeast: If I promise to stay off welfare, can I have free pot then?


I just wish the damn shops would open up. It's humiliating that Colorado is more efficient than we are.
2014-03-01 02:53:48 PM  
1 votes:
Please stop linking the Herald. It's Boston's version of the Daily Fail: even if the story isn't completely made up, it's still framed in the worst way to piss off stupid right-wingers who love to be pissed off about how liberal they perceive society to be leaning.
 
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