Monday, April 25, 2011


Conundrum. I can't discover the disconnect amongst friends and family members who in person are truly kind and yet want to punish the poor. Not just warm or nice people, but truly kind, generous people who on a dime can be real assholes when it comes to assisting the poor or less fortunate. Ex. They chastise people on food stamps for choosing foods they deem as "luxurious" purchases (god forbid they eat steak or cereal). Then use phrases like "Can't give people handouts, they just want more." As if people rush in line to be the poorest of the poor because government assistance programs are SO FRIGGIN AWESOME! I don't know what the mechanism is, where they switch from being truly kind to temperamental and hateful pricks, but it's awful. Also too, Christian. Any thoughts?

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Update: And to put things in perspective, here's one report on what a family needs to have economic security in America.


According to the report, to achieve economic security the average minimum income needed for a family with two workers and two young children is $67,920 — that's with both parents working, and earning just over $16 an hour


The income requirements in the index are about three times more than the federal poverty line, which is $21,756 for a family of four and $10,956 for an individual.

And here is how we decide eligibility for SNAP.

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