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Have enough to eat Our system is inefficient maddening fraught with waste and hardly the best we can do but it s the system we have I am willing to accept the waste fraud and abuse so that small children get to have lunch and so that a disabled elderly erson doesn t have to go to bed hungry Don t get me wrong I d love to see the rograms tightened up and see those who abuse it treated harshly For example my friend
Is A Cop In a cop in He was food shopping one Saturday and watched a man buy several cases of water with an EBT card then take the water into the 4000 Meilen durch die USA: Meine Reise zu den großen Fragen des Lebens parking lot dump it all out return thelastic bottles for a despot then march over the the liuor story to buy alcohol My friend arrested him and said I m sure what I m charging you with but I ll think of something An anecdote right Maddening That s my Interior Designs: An Adult Coloring Book with Beautifully Decorated Houses, Inspirational Room Designs, and Relaxing Modern Architecture property this low life was abusing the money he got for free from Uncle Sam represents hours I am away from my family at work commutes in the dark and snow hard decisions my wife and I have to make about our own retirements our children s educations repairs to hour home savings foodHere s another anecdote a little boy crying in the office of my school because his mother couldn t make him lunch for several days since they ran out of food and their food stamp money wouldn t show up until the end of the week If we reduce the food stamprogram we may very well curtail the abuses be we will also make the lives of innocent little kids struggling Gläsern parents and those who just need a frigging break much harderI am not a Democrat and I find the modern Democraticarty to be retty much repulsive but I have always liked this uote from Franklin Roosevelt Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference It may be that in trying to aid the most weak and vulnerable among us we have to tolerate certain "abuses as irritating and demoralizing as they can be There but for the grace of God go " as irritating and demoralizing as they can be There but for the grace of God go someone once said and they were rightPut another way As you do unto the least of these my brothers you do unto me My rabbi taught me that one This is a worthy and brief read that reminded me not to be an asshole which I am in constant need of. Ans and the challenges American families senior citizens and children encounter every day in ensuring they have enough and sometimes even anything to eat These unsettling and eye opening stories make for reuired reading roviding nuance and understanding to the complex matters of American overty . ,
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BUT IN PRACTICE IT S BEEN A CATASTROPHE WHEREin Blood+: Russian Rose, Volume 2 practice it s been a catastrophe where hasn t been a triumph If you were to ask me my opinion of the food stamprogram I d say no way and yes of course Or we definitely should have it but it needs to be dismantled Full disclosure I am a Great Society baby When my dad for all intents and urposes abandoned us my mother had to avail herself of Lyndon Johnson s Great Society rograms for a few years food stamps section eight housing Medicaid etc She was fortunate to have earned her Mrs degree after a short time that is she married my stepdad who had a good union job and who very kindly joined her in raising my brother and I so we didn t need Uncle Sam s largesse for very longbut we did and it mattered So there s a success story we used these Friedrich Barbarossa (Gestalten Des Mittelalters Und Der Renaissance) (German Edition) programs for a little while until things improved then we were off them Never needed them again Easyeasey
Fast Forward Forty Yearsforward forty years we are looking at generations of eople who have known no other life than one of attachment to the government If they don t get food stamps they don t eat If they don t have some sort of government housing they are homeless If they don t have government sponsored medical care they have none If there kids don t eat a free or subsidized breakfast and lunch they don t eat at all There are eople who use these rograms during hard times which was the intent and there are those who know no other way of life but to use these rograms which was not Further there are the deserving The Taste of Her Blood (A Lesbian Vampire Tale) poor a widow a fellow who has fallen sick a disabled child and the non deservingoor a single mother with multiple children from multiple artners who is married to none of them a drug addict and illegal immigrant someone who is gaming the system Public olicy cannot discriminate between those who legitimately need help and those who simply like the help because it s just one less thing they need to be responsible for in their lives I have known both sorts of eople It is murky and tangled most of the time The lines are unclear There are circumstances there are messes In reading this series of articles from The Washington Post I was reminded that in the end we are all better off when children old eople the sick and those going through hard times. Ions and repercussions of America's growing food stamp Learn English: A Beginner's Guide for ESL Learners program Saslow shows us the extraordinary impact the arrival of food stamps has each month on a small town's struggling economy the difficult choices our representatives face in implementing this 78 billionrogram affecting millions of Americ. .
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Time to AwakenA real eye opener for those who don t face hunger issues every day I am going on a Saslow readingBinge as a result HeartbreakingAlthough the articles were
written in 2012 and 2013 not much has changed It is true that SNAP benefits were increased to helpin 2012 and 2013 not much has changed It is true that SNAP benefits were increased to help during the time
of covid 19 What happens after benefits are reduced again So many have lost jobs and need foodcovid 19 What happens after benefits are reduced again So many have lost jobs and need food you believe that eople who receive SNAP benefits are lazy and undeserving lease read the last essay of this collection Children should never be without adeuate nutritious food No one should I ve been fortunate enough to never need assistance in my adult life When my tax dollars are used to feed eople in need I can t imagine a better use of my money Eye opening I have no idea about the US context so this short but insightful book really surprised me This is situation similar to what older eople in Indonesia and Singapore would tell about their life in the 60s70s I don t imagine this is a situation It is disturbing I have never been in the osition where I worried about having enough food in my refrigerator I never worried that my daughter would have enough It certainly does not mean that this couldn t happen It sounds exhausting humiliating anxiety Corazones solitarios provoking and awful to have to always worry about how to have enough food This was an excellent series of essays describing the toil of constant food shortages It especially feels revenant now with Covid 19 causing so much unemployment displacement and severe food shortages There are different answers to how to have better nutritious food available and the long termroblems of living on mostly low cost low nutrient junk foods Still I think there are solutions and there is really no such thing as the deserving Napříč nekonečnem poor and the undeservingoor All hunger is hunger and is not a way to live We need to find better solutions This book really made me think of how serious this crisis is As a guy who can see all three sides to any two sided issue I have struggled mightily with the idea of the government the federal government in articular roviding things like food shelter medical care and housing to the eople of the United States It s not that I m against the idea in theory I am actually against it An eBook shortWinner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory ReportingIn this Pulitzer Prize winning collection Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow traveled across the country over the course of a year from Florida and Texas to Rhode Island and Tennessee to examine the ersonal and olitical implicat. .