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LOL... Mattsiepoo Thinks Poeple In The Military Don't Work
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AlleyCat
2018-03-29 00:42:49 UTC
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On Wed, 28 Mar 2018 08:30:08 -0700 (PDT), Matt whined...
Will this apply to families of military folk?
Military "folk" work, you fucking dumb ass.
They use food stamps quite often.
That's supplemental to their WORK, idiot. Democrats on welfare DON'T
work... difference.

If you'd bother to research issues, instead of relying on your vast
knowledge of a whole lot of nothing, you wouldn't look so fucking
pathetically stupid.

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Why Do Military Members Qualify for Food Stamps?
Military.com 21 Feb 2018 By Amy Bushatz

Thanks to a proposed budget cut to what's officially known as the
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), food stamps and military
members have recently been a hot topic.

Yes, you heard correctly: food stamps and military members. While the fact
that about 13 percent of all Americans used SNAP for food aid in 2016 and
more than 80 percent of those receive more than $90 a month in benefits
doesn't make most Americans bat an eye, the idea that military families
are among those users is shocking to many people.

And yet they are.

According to a 2016 report from the Government Accountability Office, more
than 23,000 active-duty troops used the food stamp program in 2013, the
last year for which such information was available.

The data on how many troops use SNAP are notoriously difficult to track,
in part because the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which manages SNAP,
does not share the data with the Defense Department. (In fact, data
published by the USDA says that about 2,000 military members used the
program in 2013, in direct contradiction to the information given to the
GAO. We don't know why.)

By far the biggest question is something like this:

How is it that military family members are on food stamps?

The food stamp program currently provides assistance to individuals who
qualify based on a combination of INCOME AND HOUSEHOLD SIZE. It's
basically impossible to make generalizations about who qualifies because
each state administers the program a little differently, but the USDA does
offer a chart that shows some general income guidelines.

Let's put it this way: Anyone who works anything even close to a minimum-
wage job and has any number of other people in their household, such as
children, likely qualifies for SNAP.

Many, many hard-working Americans -- 13 percent of the entire population
in 2016, according to USDA data -- qualify for food stamps. New school
teachers, janitors, bus drivers, retail workers and your neighbors may all
qualify for food stamps.

In short, food stamp users don't look like the stereotype likely in your
head. And some of them wear U.S. military uniforms.

Qualifying for the food stamp program is a matter of math

Whether a family qualifies for food stamps has everything to do with
household income level compared to household size. For military members,
that means very junior troops -- on the bottom of the military pay scale
-- with a few kids and stationed in a low cost-of-living area likely
qualify for SNAP. The bigger the household and the more junior the member,
the more likely they are to qualify.

'Why are troops paid so little?'

A political hot potato, the question of just why it is military members
are paid so little that they qualify for SNAP likely has to do with how
the compensation system was designed or, more specifically, who it was
designed to pay.

I wasn't a fly on the wall when all of this stuff was hashed out. Heck, I
probably wasn't even alive. But I can tell you that new troops aren't
always fresh faced and straight out of high school. Many of them are. But
sometimes new recruits come in with families as a change in profession, a
trend that you can imagine may have slightly increased during the U.S.
recession.

There are many, many people who believe the military compensation system
must be modernized to offer better wages. I'll leave that debate to them.

Most troops aren't on food stamps

While any troops or military families going hungry -- or any Americans at
all, for that matter -- are too many, the percentage of military families
on food stamps is peanuts compared to the American population at large. In
2013, the last year for which we have such data, 1.7 percent of the
active-duty force was on SNAP.

Hundreds more troops could qualify for food stamps

The Basic Allowance for Housing allotment is factored into the food stamp
income calculation. That means troops who live in high cost-of-living
areas where they receive -- and spend -- more BAH likely don't qualify
when they arguably need the benefit the most, while those in very low-cost
places do qualify.

Some anti-hunger advocates think this is a huge mistake, and legislation
has been offered on the Hill in the past to change that. That effort
stalled last year when a single congressman refused to provide a rules
waiver that would allow the proposal to be moved through the defense
committee instead of the agriculture committee, which typically oversees
SNAP changes.
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STILL can't understand why liberal Democrats are so in hate with Russia
these days. They LOVED Russian politics, i.e., Socialism/Communism until
Trump whooped that Tubby Clinton. Fucking hypocrites.
AlleyCat
2018-03-29 17:04:51 UTC
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On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 07:35:29 -0700 (PDT), Matt says...
Post by AlleyCat
On Wed, 28 Mar 2018 08:30:08 -0700 (PDT), Matt whined...
Will this apply to families of military folk?
Military "folk" work, you fucking dumb ass.
You can't read too well, can you.
FAMILIES of military folk.
So... the wife and children are supposed to have jobs too, so they won't
need SNAP.

God DAMN, you're stupid.

You can't separate the family from the military member, dumb ass.

Do you always sit around thinking of way to make you look even stupider,
or what?
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Wanna make a Conservative mad? Tell him a lie.

Wanna make a Liberal mad? Tell him the truth about shithole countries
where most of their voters are from.
AlleyCat
2018-03-30 01:33:10 UTC
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On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:18:54 -0400, #BeamMeUpScotty says...
Post by AlleyCat
So... the wife and children are supposed to have jobs too, so they won't
need SNAP.
EBT and WIC are different programs. They need NOT have the same
requirements.
I know... that's why I wrote SNAP... THAT'S what Mattsiepoo was whining
about.

I should have put a question mark after my response after Matt's STUPID
FUCKING remark:

"FAMILIES of military folk."

"So... the wife and children are supposed to have jobs too, so they won't
need SNAP?"

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Subject: West Virginia OKs Work Requirements For Food Stamp Recipients
From: "Buzzsaw Checkerling" <***@aol.com>

West Virginia OKs Work Requirements For Food Stamp Recipients
by Kimberly Leonard
March 27, 2018
The Washington Examiner

Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill into law
Tuesday that will require state residents to work or volunteer to
receive food stamps.

The requirement will begin Oct. 1 and will apply to people who use the
program formally known as the SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM, or SNAP. The program funds up to $192 for food a month, or
$6.40 a day.
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"Will this apply to families of military folk? They use food stamps quite
often." - Mattsiepoo: Snowflake Extraordinaire
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Wanna make a Conservative mad? Tell him a lie.

Wanna make a Liberal mad? Tell him the truth about shithole countries
where most of their voters are from.
AlleyCat
2018-03-30 01:34:31 UTC
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On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:49:04 -0700 (PDT), Matt says...
You want our military to be slaves to your corporate masters.
Defeat and surrender accepted... dumb ass.
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Wanna make a Conservative mad? Tell him a lie.

Wanna make a Liberal mad? Tell him the truth about shithole countries
where most of their voters are from.
The Rightist
2018-03-31 00:39:55 UTC
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Post by AlleyCat
On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 10:31:23 AM UTC-4, #BeamMeUpScotty
On Wed, 28 Mar 2018 11:38:58 +0000 (UTC), "Buzzsaw Checkerling"
Post by AlleyCat
Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill into law
Tuesday that will require state residents to work or volunteer to
receive food stamps.
Well that's gonna cause a big stir in the trailer park
tonight yesirree ! :-) I can see it now ... a formation
of 450-lb orange-haired women on HoverRounds with
the accessory beer cooler and trailer for towing the
9 fetal-syndrome kids - all heading down the street
to work (doing WHAT I don't know) ......... :-)
What, you thought most welfare/support/EBT
recipients were "black" ? No, no, no .....
And no, this isn't just a WV issue .......
You forget the elderly on Social Security that need food
stamps/Welfare so they can afford their medications and eat in the
same month.
From the article above - the requirements apply to those ages of 18 to
49.
Note too that people with disabilities, parents with dependent
children, pregnant women, and veterans will be exempt. That pretty much
eliminates most people in WVA.
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That's Karma
Will this apply to families of military folk? They use food stamps quite
often.
Way to love our military.
It's good to see rightists working for their food for a change.
Gronk
2018-04-04 04:40:24 UTC
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Post by AlleyCat
On Wed, 28 Mar 2018 08:30:08 -0700 (PDT), Matt whined...
Will this apply to families of military folk?
Military "folk" work, you fucking dumb ass.
They use food stamps quite often.
That's supplemental to their WORK, idiot. Democrats on welfare DON'T
work... difference.
If you'd bother to research issues, instead of relying on your vast
knowledge of a whole lot of nothing, you wouldn't look so fucking
pathetically stupid.
He's talking about this applying to their families, you shut in...
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