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(Huffington Post)   New study claims that a quarter of the people in Mississippi can't afford food, which, when you think about it, is a bit of a self-correcting problem   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2014-03-27 10:26:20 AM  
5 votes:

bdub77: The GOP finally has a way to break the cycle of poverty!

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So this is their final solution?
2014-03-27 10:39:25 AM  
4 votes:
"Teach a man to fish, he eats for a day...Feed a man to the fishes, and he never bothers you for food again." --Confucius
2014-03-27 10:26:35 AM  
3 votes:
WAY TO GO FARTBONGO! WAY TO STICK IT TO THE MAN.
2014-03-27 09:49:52 AM  
3 votes:
The GOP finally has a way to break the cycle of poverty!

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2014-03-27 12:21:16 PM  
2 votes:

tlchwi02: The Southern Logic Company: When no one in your family can boil water, how can you expect them to cook a decent meal?

or when you're (best case) living in a low rent apartment or long term cheap hotel with a hot plate, one pot and maybe a microwave?


I said no hot plates in the room, Steve?  Do you have a hot plate up there?
2014-03-27 10:49:42 AM  
2 votes:
Let the eat cake

wait...apparently they do
2014-03-27 10:46:02 AM  
2 votes:

AngryDragon: bdub77: The GOP finally has a way to break the cycle of poverty!

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So this is their final solution?


It's more of a modest proposal.
2014-03-27 04:01:22 PM  
1 vote:

Z-clipped: Pangea: Of course not, and I'm not trying to minimize all the difficulties of actually being poor, but at some point the argument needs to stop being that of throwing more money at the problem.

Fine.  You stop making the argument that the poor are poor because they're lazy and indolent, and we'll talk.


Thanks for painting me with that broad brush and drawing conclusions far beyond the point I was making. Does that technique typically result in people being more willing to debate you?

In all fairness, there really is no need for me to change anything in an effort to gain access to your magnificent wisdom in a discussion. The right-wing fundies are rapidly taking away these benefits regardless of my position on the merit of poor people.

The only argument that remains, is that if too much is taken away from these poor people, they'll revolt. My only response to that is the motherfarkers you're talking about have an absolutely atrocious voting rate, and it's too inconvenient for them to even get to a god damned grocery store.

What makes you think they'll get organized enough to revolt? More likely we'll hear about how inconvenient it is to get to the guillotine from the guillotine desert.
2014-03-27 03:23:34 PM  
1 vote:

olddinosaur: ShadowKamui: formerfloozy: Pangea: incrdbil: We need to really focus on reversible /temporary birth control technology for men and women--and make proof that such birth control is being used as a condition of recieving public assistance. Letting people breed who can't care for themselves is a recipe for failure.

I don't know if you've been slaughtered for sharing this viewpoint yet, but your point is simultaneously the most hated and the most sensible.

Liberals defending the rights for people to reproduce uninhibitedly because it's a basic human right, is part of what has been undermining my liberalness. I have been busting my ass and happily paying a lot of money in taxes for 25 years of employment, but that's the one that is wrecking me.

Liberal here too, and I've always thought a little social engineering could go a long way. Make birth control cheap or near free, and not tie it to a doctor's visit (which is where most of the cost for came from for me) and give folks very specific sex ed. The health dept where I live was awesome, but it may not be as awesome in other places and having had to wait for months to get seen at the free clinic and taking unpaid time off of work makes it hard on working familes. People shouldn't have to give birth to children they don't want or can't afford. As far as forcing them to...eh..a little close to the line for me, but I get it. It sounds pretty punative, but we have to address the issue of having too many kids to support. I honestly don't know how to address it other than better healthcare and education.

Offer a bonus system
1K when you turn 18 to get snipped (for free) for dudes or require 10 years on the pill (provided for free) to girls if you have no kids
500 bonus for graduating highschool

Sorry, it will never happen.

The libtards WANT to see a lot of dependent people, because that's what keeps them in business: justifies their existence---and buys them votes.  I could hire all the poor people to do make--work jibs, and spend less than is being spent now-----but they wouldn't need me, after the first few months; they would all have found better jobs.


Are you for real? Oh god, you've caught on to our secret liebrul agenda! We don't really want to make sure people have reproductive choices, we want to outbreed you! Was it that Pelosi who spilled the beans? That biatch!

Well, I guess it's back to the drawing board, fellow Demonrats.
2014-03-27 02:13:32 PM  
1 vote:
hasty ambush:

Does not change the fact that Texas does not even break even in money sent to the Feds vs what it gets back and it has been that way for a long time. California used to be a donor state  but  in recent years has become a welfare state.  New York is trending that way

Becuase Federal spending also takes in things like Naitonal Parks, Military spending etc total federal spending is not really a good measure as a state were the Feds own a lot of the land or has a lot of military bases  would have the number slant against it  while  measurign just welfare dollars  gives a different picture:


States like Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina and Virginia were on the receiving end of a TON of federal (mostly military) spending in the 1860s and hardly contributed a penny in tax revenue.

/ingrates
2014-03-27 01:34:12 PM  
1 vote:
I don't know what they're talking about.  Here in Mississippi, food is free.  It's either in the road or on the side of the road.
2014-03-27 12:14:06 PM  
1 vote:

d23: So far we've seen just about every stereotype talking point... let's see.. what's missing.


are the poor people... near?
2014-03-27 11:47:42 AM  
1 vote:

Dr Dreidel: 2. Poorer people often have less time in which to cook food, making fast food (or "easy" food, like a bag of Doritos) an attractive option.


Actually, poorer people often have more time.  Because they are less likely to have jobs.
2014-03-27 11:26:48 AM  
1 vote:
Additionally, Mississippi is the only state that distributes the SNAP packages for women, children and infants at state-run distribution centers. Almost 90 percent of the counties there have just one distribution center. Other states allow SNAP members to collect their food with more convenient EBT cards.


They intentionally make it difficult for the poor. The party of small government doesn't mind paying a government worker a salary to interview poor people about being poor.
2014-03-27 11:26:29 AM  
1 vote:
Y'all want gravy with them there taters?
2014-03-27 11:16:52 AM  
1 vote:

FLMountainMan: TheDirtyNacho: Mrs.Sharpier: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/maps-of-the-south-bad-place_ n _4855191.html

The south is an absolute hell hole. I would fully support an anarchist revolt against the government there. When Obama meddles in the affairs of the world, other world leaders should just point at Mississippi and laugh at him. I wouldn't be surprised if illegal immigrants there turn around and go right back to Mexico.


I live in Texas, and I enjoy it for it is a beautiful place with friendly people, but I would not want to be poor here.

We don't have any state income tax, which is attractive to many - but that also means that social services are almost non-existent.  Ditto to things like public transportation.  If you are poor, or worse, elderly and poor, life is difficult.

It also has one of the lowest unemployment rates and costs of living.  I'd rather dig a ditch in Texas than suckle the government teat in a frozen hellhole like Minnesota.  Cali wouldn't be bad though...I could definitely suckle some teats there.


Except that once again you'd be completely farking wrong, as Minnesota pays more in taxes than it gets from the government and Texas takes more federal money than it pays in.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/26/republican-states-most-depe nd ent-government_n_5035877.html

So apparently, you'd rather suckle the government teat and be poor, hot, and miserable than be cold. We have coats you know, and gloves, and hats. We do tend to make fun of people who aren't educated and like to speak their minds about how to fix things, so maybe you wouldn't fit in.
2014-03-27 11:15:07 AM  
1 vote:

TheDirtyNacho: Personally, I don't like the idea of permanent underclasses.  There should be at least enough services to help elderly people get to their appointments and be decently taken caren of, and for children of poverty to rise up.


Yeah but socialism is a dirty word. Unless the US Military or the NFL does it.
2014-03-27 10:32:59 AM  
1 vote:

Mrs.Sharpier: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/maps-of-the-south-bad-place_ n _4855191.html

The south is an absolute hell hole. I would fully support an anarchist revolt against the government there. When Obama meddles in the affairs of the world, other world leaders should just point at Mississippi and laugh at him. I wouldn't be surprised if illegal immigrants there turn around and go right back to Mexico.


Please tell all your friends.  Because they seem to be moving here in droves.
2014-03-27 09:33:25 AM  
1 vote:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/maps-of-the-south-bad-place_ n _4855191.html

The south is an absolute hell hole. I would fully support an anarchist revolt against the government there. When Obama meddles in the affairs of the world, other world leaders should just point at Mississippi and laugh at him. I wouldn't be surprised if illegal immigrants there turn around and go right back to Mexico.
 
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