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Old 09-06-2011, 11:27 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Food stamps for KFC and tacobell ?

Man, now I am getting upset. It is enough that people already abuse food stamps but now they want them to be usable at KFC ? This is getting out of control and if any politicians are reading , if I see your name in support of this in any way I will never ever vote for you. I can't see this passing but just the idea that some people support this , ugh.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/indust...mps/50267864/1

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The number of businesses approved to accept food stamps grew by a third from 2005 to 2010, U.S. Department of Agriculture records show, as vendors from convenience and dollar discount stores to gas stations and pharmacies increasingly joined the growing entitlement program.

Louisville-based Yum! Brands, whose restaurants include Taco Bell, KFC, Long John Silver's and Pizza Hut, is trying to get restaurants more involved, federal lobbying records show.
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There is big money at stake. USDA records show food stamp benefits swelled from $28.5 billion to $64.7billion in that period.

Four states accept restaurants, with Florida the most recent to begin a program.

"It makes perfect sense to expand a program that's working well in California, Arizona and Michigan, enabling the homeless, elderly and disabled to purchase prepared meals with SNAP benefits in a restaurant environment," Yum! spokesman Jonathan Blum said.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:29 AM   #2
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And somehow this will all be blamed on those using food stamps. Their lobbying power is unmatched.

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Old 09-06-2011, 11:35 AM   #3
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Can't see this happening given the restrictions already in place on what food stamps can buy. Cant buy hot foods at a grocery store so letting this fly would be ridiculously stupid.

Corporate greed knows no limits.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:36 AM   #4
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What is the total cost of this issue (the difference between allowing food stamps for fast food and restricting it to groceries)?

And how does that amount fit into the issues facing our country economically?

I look forward to your answer to see how much you are raving about nothing.

It's amazing how irrational people are about a penny wasted on the poor compared to thousands of times as much elsewhere.

This may be a corrupt program, driven by the lobbying power of Yum foods. If so, it's the least harmful corrupt program going I know of.

Get a life, get some perspective, stop taking crumbs from the poor first.

I'm actually ambivalent about the program - I can see pros and cons - but the fury about helping the poor is disgusting.

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Old 09-06-2011, 11:45 AM   #5
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Why not just give them cash?
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:45 AM   #6
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And somehow this will all be blamed on those using food stamps. Their lobbying power is unmatched.

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Can't see this happening given the restrictions already in place on what food stamps can buy. Cant buy hot foods at a grocery store so letting this fly would be ridiculously stupid.

Corporate greed knows no limits.
loliberals blaming "corporate greed" instead of the voting beneficiaries hahaha...
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:47 AM   #7
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Yum brands has been trying this for a long time, nothing new. But I did notice that the food stamp president is living up to his name...
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:49 AM   #8
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Conservatives, they rant about poor people being able to store and prepare food, then they rant about getting cheap prepared food with food stamps.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/0...nt-really-poor
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:51 AM   #9
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What is the total cost of this issue (the difference between allowing food stamps for fast food and restricting it to groceries)?

And how does that amount fit into the issues facing our country economically?
Food stamp cost is out of control in many states and this will not improve things. The fix for food stamps is to restrict what can be bought with it more not increase items that can be bought. Make it a voucher program like WIC where nutrition is considered first and the cost of the program will drop.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:52 AM   #10
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loliberals blaming "corporate greed" instead of the voting beneficiaries hahaha...
Who is the group lobbying for this again? Who stands to benefit?
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:52 AM   #11
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Yum brands has been trying this for a long time, nothing new. But I did notice that the food stamp president is living up to his name...
That's what happens when the job creators are given big big tax breaks and don't don't hire anyone.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:53 AM   #12
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food stamps come from a state level, so im not sure how you blame the increase on obama
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:53 AM   #13
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Conservatives, they rant about poor people being able to store and prepare food, then they rant about getting cheap prepared food with food stamps.
who says they will be eating cheap ? If KFC is approved so will every other restaurant. That means red lobster, outback steakhouse, etc.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:55 AM   #14
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Who is the group lobbying for this again? Who stands to benefit?
Welfare queens, whether it be humans or corporations. It increases the value of food stamps so shitheads can sell it for higher cash value to buy drugs and alcohol. Win win for the welfare recipients, and you remain loliberal.
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food stamps come from a state level, so im not sure how you blame the increase on obama
ORLY?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supplem...stance_Program

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Old 09-06-2011, 11:58 AM   #16
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who says they will be eating cheap ? If KFC is approved so will every other restaurant. That means red lobster, outback steakhouse, etc.

"Mammy just got her food stamps in ! She gonna take us all to da Red Lobster since she work so hard fo them !"
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lawl...

why's it gotta be KFC ?
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:01 PM   #18
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LOL!!!!

Whats next are they gonna start bringing them to Tony Roma's for ribs?

The system is so broken that there is no point in dwelling on it unless you are willing to stand for serious attempts to try and fix it. I think its funny to hear Liberals complaining about this, when the officials they elected are the ones allowing this.

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There's probably never been a more appropriate gif.
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I'm actually ambivalent about the program - I can see pros and cons - but the fury about helping the poor is disgusting.
You don't get out much, do you? Have you ever taken an interest and help other people personally? Something more than just posting on internet forums how *other* people need to help the poor? Grow up a little more, and maybe one day you'll understand that throwing money at someone is not the most helpful way to actually help someone.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:12 PM   #22
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you pay for your junk food. Now you get to pay for their junk food. On top of everything else you already buy for them.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:18 PM   #23
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On one of those all you can eat buffet days KFC can be some good deals. The food is kind of rich though. Fried Chicken green beans corn mashed potatoes Salad and more fried chicken and then some peach cobbler.

Try going to the grocery store. A roasted chicken is like $6.00.

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There's probably never been a more appropriate gif.

Very true. Also if this is passed the reception would probably look like this when folks receive their food stamps..

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What is the total cost of this issue (the difference between allowing food stamps for fast food and restricting it to groceries)?

And how does that amount fit into the issues facing our country economically?

I look forward to your answer to see how much you are raving about nothing.

It's amazing how irrational people are about a penny wasted on the poor compared to thousands of times as much elsewhere.

This may be a corrupt program, driven by the lobbying power of Yum foods. If so, it's the least harmful corrupt program going I know of.

Get a life, get some perspective, stop taking crumbs from the poor first.

I'm actually ambivalent about the program - I can see pros and cons - but the fury about helping the poor is disgusting.
Sorry, all I got out of that was people are ENTITLED to a fully cooked and prepared meal.

The ironing is that the people making the burritos and chicken and making a living at taco bell or KFC probably couldnt qualify for food stamps while those entitled to this benefit get to dine on their labor.

Next thing is sheniqua is gunna want a govahment car and gas so she can trolly her fat ass through the KFC and taco bell window to blow her food stamps.
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