Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 67
Like Tree54Likes

Christian News Forum

Share the latest news (world news, local news, current events, etc.) with your Christian friends right here, and give or get a Christian perspective on it.

Thread: Food Stamps Reduced in November

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    September 22nd, 2013
    Age
    48
    Posts
    839
    Rep Power
    2

    Exclamation Food Stamps Reduced in November

    This is just a heads up. For those on this site who may use or need food stamps, they are being reduced , start now to prepare your kitchen. I would like to give some hints here of economical food stuffs. Powdered milk, flour, sugar, salt, lemon juice concentrate, vinegar, oil, shortening, yeast, beans, rice, oatmeal, grains of any kind, honey, syrup, raisins. Any canned goods. Water, Tuna, canned meat, I didn't list ind. type canned goods but I believe you can buy seed packets with EBT card. A must! This is just for those who had to get on this system, not because they were lazy but they needed help. IF anyone thinks of something could you add to list (SAW THIS ON A SITE) Millions of American families could face a sparse holiday table when food stamps benefits get reduced in November, and that could be just the start of deeper cuts to the program to feed poor families. The modern-day food stamp plan, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is scheduled to scale back benefits for all recipients on Nov. 1 because a recession-era boost in benefits is expiring.
    Last edited by overcomer2; October 22nd, 2013 at 09:11 AM.

  2. #2
    Senior Member shrimp's Avatar
    Join Date
    August 28th, 2011
    Age
    21
    Posts
    583
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    4

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November


    Thanks for the heads up.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    August 1st, 2013
    Age
    39
    Posts
    940
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November

    That is not surprising,not good for the disabled, ill,or those who get extremely low wages,and need help with the high cost of food prices. Thanks overcomer2, those of us with a limited budget need to figure out a low cost meal plan.I't will all only become harder if you are already struggling financially,and have difficult circumstances.

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    July 25th, 2005
    Age
    24
    Posts
    2,417
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November

    Quote Originally Posted by letti View Post
    That is not surprising,not good for the disabled, ill,or those who get extremely low wages,and need help with the high cost of food prices. Thanks overcomer2, those of us with a limited budget need to figure out a low cost meal plan.I't will all only become harder if you are already struggling financially,and have difficult circumstances.
    The truly disappointing part about it is that this reduction is not a part of a wider welfare reform program or a more expensive campaign of spending cuts. This makes me wonder what the purpose of it is.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    March 20th, 2010
    Age
    22
    Posts
    9,702
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritter View Post
    The truly disappointing part about it is that this reduction is not a part of a wider welfare reform program or a more expensive campaign of spending cuts. This makes me wonder what the purpose of it is.
    Acquire votes.

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    July 25th, 2005
    Age
    24
    Posts
    2,417
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmydiggs View Post
    Acquire votes.
    I agree with you fundamentally, but the usual tactic is to increase the value or amount of food stamps.

    Hence my confusion.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    March 20th, 2010
    Age
    22
    Posts
    9,702
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritter View Post
    I agree with you fundamentally, but the usual tactic is to increase the value or amount of food stamps.

    Hence my confusion.
    People on food stamps will pretty much always blame Republicans for anything that goes wrong. When you train a pitbull, often you hit/hurt your own dog so it will get mean and nasty with intruders, or police officers.

    Same tactic. Take a dog, teach it to be mean and aggressive.
    MissCris likes this.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    August 1st, 2013
    Age
    39
    Posts
    940
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritter View Post
    The truly disappointing part about it is that this reduction is not a part of a wider welfare reform program or a more expensive campaign of spending cuts. This makes me wonder what the purpose of it is.
    Truly,some need help,but it should have more restrictions obviously a better reform could be done,but they don't care except if it will conform to the overall plan,and I don't think the poor.ill or those of less benefit matter to them anyway.

  9. #9
    Senior Member T_Laurich's Avatar
    Join Date
    March 24th, 2013
    Age
    20
    Posts
    2,177
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    7

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritter View Post
    I agree with you fundamentally, but the usual tactic is to increase the value or amount of food stamps.

    Hence my confusion.
    The humanitarian portion of America is now gone...

    We are extremely self centered and view ourselves are rightful heirs to everything: Food stamps won't become popular until the majority of America is on them... By then it is too late....

    Majority of american voters do not wish to pay for health care, so it is now becoming 'free'... But we view food stamps as too low for our selves, since we are above the lower class... And that gives the govt, lee-way to disband food stamps while keeping all the votes...
    Christians are like manure, if you leave it all in one pile it stinks... But if you spread it out it makes things grow...

    "And because of our selfishness; we will be condemned to the worst torture mankind ever invented for itself: loneliness." ~ Paulo Coelho

    "We are free to struggle, not struggling to be free" ~10th Ave. North

    Copy one book, that is plagiarism. Copy two or more books, that is research.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    August 1st, 2013
    Age
    39
    Posts
    940
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November

    I am not blaming any republicans,I have lived many yrs,without any help just scraping by on scrap wages that's very judgmental of you.

  11. #11
    Banned
    Join Date
    July 25th, 2005
    Age
    24
    Posts
    2,417
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmydiggs View Post
    People on food stamps will pretty much always blame Republicans for anything that goes wrong. When you train a pitbull, often you hit/hurt your own dog so it will get mean and nasty with intruders, or police officers.

    Same tactic. Take a dog, teach it to be mean and aggressive.
    Very good point. I guess I like to believe people are smart enough to blame those who are actually in charge. Always has been my political blindspot.

    A faith in human reason which marked me years ago that has since died.

  12. #12
    Senior Member Married_Richenbrachen's Avatar
    Join Date
    September 17th, 2013
    Age
    33
    Posts
    1,013
    Rep Power
    7

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November

    Proverbs 17:5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

  13. #13
    Banned
    Join Date
    July 25th, 2005
    Age
    24
    Posts
    2,417
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November

    Quote Originally Posted by letti View Post
    I am not blaming any republicans,I have lived many yrs,without any help just scraping by on scrap wages that's very judgmental of you.
    You appear to be an exception to the rule. If you are not the exception, I hope others like you speak up.

  14. #14
    Banned
    Join Date
    July 25th, 2005
    Age
    24
    Posts
    2,417
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Married_Richenbrachen View Post
    Proverbs 17:5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
    Okay, this is getting rather out of hand. I'm pretty sure Jimmy was not mocking the poor. The poor have been with us and will be with us for a long long time.

    He knows this.

    No, what he is mocking or rather chastising is a modern concept. One that by itself mocks the poor.

  15. #15
    Senior Member Elizabeth619's Avatar
    Join Date
    July 19th, 2011
    Age
    33
    Posts
    5,624
    Rep Power
    16

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Married_Richenbrachen View Post
    Proverbs 17:5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
    I don't think anyone is mocking the poor though there are many on assistance that don't need them. Which takes away from those who are truly needy.

    According to news sources people will have $36 less per month, and there are ways to still get what you need even with less funds. Buy generic brands and use coupons. Cut out frivolous items that you don't need like sodas, candy, ect. Shop at discount grocery stores as well.
    MissCris and TheAristocat like this.

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    September 22nd, 2013
    Age
    48
    Posts
    839
    Rep Power
    2

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November

    This is a good example of what may be coming down the pipe. I challenge all to get your kitchens in order. 1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    August 1st, 2013
    Age
    39
    Posts
    940
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November

    Fairer wages,more jobs, and stricter guidelines for the disabled.That is what I believe in.
    Elizabeth619 and TheAristocat like this.

  18. #18
    Senior Member Elizabeth619's Avatar
    Join Date
    July 19th, 2011
    Age
    33
    Posts
    5,624
    Rep Power
    16

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November

    Quote Originally Posted by letti View Post
    Fairer wages,more jobs, and stricter guidelines for the disabled.That is what I believe in.
    I agree to that all the way. I know many that have tried for years to get disability and there's nothing wrong with them. I also know many who can't get disability that need it.
    TheAristocat and letti like this.

  19. #19
    Banned
    Join Date
    July 25th, 2005
    Age
    24
    Posts
    2,417
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November

    Quote Originally Posted by letti View Post
    Fairer wages,more jobs, and stricter guidelines for the disabled.That is what I believe in.
    Agreed. There are many ways people claim to meet that goal. The question is which way is the right one?

  20. #20
    Senior Member shrimp's Avatar
    Join Date
    August 28th, 2011
    Age
    21
    Posts
    583
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    4

    Default Re: Food Stamps Reduced in November

    How about plugging the holes that "state whores" use? I'd love to see that
    please forgive the term. it's not mine and i haven't found a better one.

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Food safty Risk. Food in the news
    By nathan3 in forum Christian News Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: May 17th, 2013, 10:22 PM
  2. Frankenstine Food. warning about the food we are eating
    By nathan3 in forum Christian News Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: May 17th, 2013, 04:09 PM
  3. Food Stamps On THe Ride
    By moment_of_faith in forum Christian News Forum
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: September 26th, 2012, 06:20 PM
  4. Authorities: man denied food stamps gets rifle out
    By moment_of_faith in forum Christian News Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: September 14th, 2012, 09:04 PM