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Dutch Wrote: Sorry, I don't think this site is meant for that. But since my food stamps on the Ferrari have run out, please sent all your money to me.
There's nothing wrong with inquiring where you can apply for food assistance on this website.
I hate to disagree with you Dutch, but there are millions upon millions of individuals and families in this country who are genuinely struggling and have no idea where their next meal is going to come from.
Fox News and the Republican machine have done a terrific job convincing average Americans that SNAP is a wasteful program that is allowing lazy assholes to go buy Filet mignon's and caviar, but this just simply isn't true.
How is someone who is unemployed or, even worse, underemployed, supposed to buy food for themselves and their families? The Federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. How in the world are they supposed to support themselves, let alone their families, on that wage?
Let's use someone who works a Federal minimum wage job in Alabama as an example. And let's just say they are single and are lucky enough to actually work 40 hours a week (both of which are highly unlikely.)
This individual makes $290 a week before taxes. That equals out to $1,160 a month before taxes. They have to pay rent; utilities for their apartment; a care payment (if they are lucky enough to own a car); gas for their car (if they are lucky enough to own a car); car insurance (if they are lucky enough to own a car); purchase their work uniform (because very few jobs provide it for free); have a cell phone or home line so their work can contact them; and they need to pay for health insurance because Alabama didn't decide to expand Medicaid.
How exactly do you expect this person who is working their ass off each day to buy food for themselves?
It's easy to blame the downtrodden, but the unemployed and underemployed are not the ones we should be directing are ire at in this country.