Black People : US Poor Set To Lose Food Stamps

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  1. Fine1952

    Fine1952 Happy Winter Solstice MEMBER

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    Yet another sign of the 'Beast' who is tired of the poor masses and is ready to get his real agenda popping off...

    Fine :thinking: -- outside the box

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    October 29, 2005 - 10:43AM
    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/200 5/10/29/1130400390006.html

    With more than 38 million Americans too poor to buy adequate food, the US Congress has begun to take away the food stamps many of them receive.

    The Republican majority on the House Agriculture Committee has approved budget cuts that will take "food stamps" away from an estimated 300,000 people and could cut off school lunches and breakfasts for 40,000 children.

    The action came as the US Government reported that the number of people who are hungry because they can't afford to buy enough food rose to 38.2 million in 2004, an increase of seven million in five years.

    The number represents nearly 12 per cent of US households.

    Food stamps are coupons distributed to low-income people and redeemable at grocery stories for food.

    The cuts, approved by the Republican-controlled committee on a party-line vote, are part of an effort by Republicans to curb federal spending by $US50 billion ($65.7 billion).

    The food and agriculture cuts would reduce spending by $US3.7 billion, including $US844 million on nutrition, $US760 million on conservation and $US212 million on payments to US farmers.

    The $US574 million reduction in food stamp spending is estimated to shut up to 300,000 people out of the program.

    The restriction also could take free meals away from an estimated 40,000 school children, because children in many states are automatically eligible for school meals when they get food stamps, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

    The White House proposed the restriction earlier this year.

    The bill would also raise the waiting period for food stamps for legal immigrants from five to seven years.

    Senate Republican leaders are seeking to curb spending by $US39 billion, and have been more reluctant to cut government benefit programs.

    The committee voted to shave $US212 million from direct payments to farmers, a one per cent reduction over the next four years. Cuts to commodity programs totaled $US1 billion and include repeal of a federal cotton subsidy to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling against the program.
     
  2. nevar

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    and they want to know why the victims of katrina rob the stores blind. they had or else starve who in the hell is going to stand by and let their children die. oh lord what a web there weaving now were all going to suffer now. more and more disease will be on the rise and now more stealing and killing will be on the rise. now because the republican feel they are doing america some good by cutting welfare alltoghether. this is like what you said the devil working overtime. but we must never lose faith or hope. as free people and us citizen are we just going to stand by and let our people die. man has took upon themselves to wipe out the poor and inflate the rich. ok everybody be ready to watch your every move because people would do whatever necessary to feed their families. its a shame that those people in the white house or whoever approve this cut will and has started a war on our land. the land of the free and prosperity. i think that need to be omitted. we cant help that min. wage hasnt moved since the freedom train came aboard. and they want us to get by any means necessary. we must fight i tell you we cant just stand by and watch our love ones who are less fortunate than us DIE. if we have to flood them with letters something to get their attention. send positive proof that america doesn't care tape the homeless, tape the blind sick , tape our elderly scraping by they dont have the monies for medical supply. i'm angry and i'm mad as hell because man don't see the wars that are forth coming.
     
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    Uhh,... this is what happens when those who need to vote dont vote.
     
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    Hmm! It never occured to them that they could meet their entire goal by cutting down on military spending as well as the hotel costs for their conventions and "business" traveling. Still the pastors advise us to ignore the man behind the curtain and just help the poor.
     
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    Nevar--the black katrina victims were called looters; the white katrina victims were called finders. What a play on words. AS a matter of fact the trick of confusion is in the words, or so says the expert "Dr. Neely Fuller."

    GOD will win in the end...!

    Off Topic--But, did you notice how the word "refugee" ended when we started to protest the use of that off beat description created by the media--one of the major players in the arena of people activity."

    Poetic Manifesta--voting is kewl; however---

    Black Labor, White Wealth--Claud Anderson, Ed.D, page 34
    "...Voting rights have pacified blacks by allowing them to make choices, but never decisions...
    "...blacks may cast the decisive votes that put a candidate into office, but they cannot make that new office holder deliver..."
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    river--cutting down of military spending interrupts the coffers of Hallibuton, and you know Cheney can't have that!

    The pastor performs the will of the "beast" because if he doesn't the church's tax exempt priviledges are revoked! I am afraid this is poor advice, because it weakens the Black infrastructure. Besides church and state are not supposed mix, anyways. This is part of the major problem now!


    Fine:tennis:
     
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    These same Republicans run on a christian values platform but its just hollow giberish. They claim cultural values but right after they get elected they immediately proceed to hurt the needy to feed the greedy rich. If Jesus was their example they would feed the poor; but they hijacked a religion for political purpose of making every accomodation for rich people.
     
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    That is absolutely correct brother!
     
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    This is true as well sister Poetic! There are many black folk who are disenchanted with the political process (the last 2 elections have given many people a reason to be wary of voting); however, voting does give communities power. It is essential that those who are able to vote, exercise this right. Indeed one of the primary reasons the Latino community is being favored over the African American community is because politicians (democrat and republican) are pursuing their vote. One the other hand, both parties feel that since the black community in America votes in such small numbers, our needs don't have to be addressed. Voting is important, not only in Presidental elections but Congressional elections, State elections, and Local elections.
     
  9. Fine1952

    Fine1952 Happy Winter Solstice MEMBER

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    ACOOLDRE--Ahh-Your Truths Comes to the Light!

    "These same Republicans run on a christian values platform but its just hollow giberish. They claim cultural values but right after they get elected they immediately proceed to hurt the needy to feed the greedy rich. If Jesus was their example they would feed the poor; but they hijacked a religion for political purpose of making every accomodation for rich people."

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    The sundry of "social ills" heaped on our heads can only be corrected by the combined resources of wealth and political power. We must 'develop' our own organization from institutional and group powers, respectively.

    "...Progress has eluded black people, because they have been powerless to get what they wanted and needed, and they have not been able to stop others from depriving them of the necessities of life Since slavery and the 1954 desegregation decision, blacks have experienced political and civil rights improvements. Blacks have relatively free access to voting booths and can vote for any candidate that the power structure offers. They have access to public rest rooms, lunchroom counters, and the front seat of any bus. However, civil rights did not bring about much change in their ability to pay for the best facilities or seats..." page 37, Black Labor, White Wealth--Claud Anderson, Ed.D.

    Fine :cook:

    PS Until we realize the truth and merit in Dr. Anderson's assessment our goose is cooked! He has the blueprint, but am I the only one reading it? This book is 11 years old. But the information contain (Jet Magazine called it Black Folks Second Bible) continues to go on ignored

    The word "ignored" means avoiding the facts.
     
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    I honestly don't think cutting the food stamps is a bad thing. There are way too many people on food stamps out of pure laziness and contentment. I'm not saying that all or even the majority of food stamp recipients are lazy, but a lot are. If they focused on weeding out the leaches, they would not have to take food out of the mouths of the ones who really need it. People use food stamps to buy their food, then use their money to buy an Escalade and $100 shoes. If they want to really make a difference, they could make sure that people only stay on welfare until they get on their feet. If they don't want to get on their own 2 feet, then cut them off. Everyone that's on welfare doesn't need it, there are a lot of lazy people messing it up for everyone.

    Also, not voting is not the thing that makes us vulnerable, it's that bad habit we have by looking to white people and the government to provide even our basic needs. We would not even need to worry about voting if we changed the way we live as a whole. No matter who is in office, black people and poor people will continue to be stepped on because we never fight back or take money out of their pockets. This probably would have happened even if John Kerry was in office. When will people realize that this country was never set up to help us, and never will be.
     
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