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  •  Working and eating (11+ / 0-)

       Most wingnuts aren't aware that MOST food-stamp recipients have full-time jobs. I mentioned this to my very wingnutty parents, who (a) didn't believe me, and then (b) moved the goalposts to "they should get a second job then".

      To actually admit that capitalism is a deeply flawed economic system would just create too much cognitive dissonance in their heads.

      So I'm glad Pope Francis is now doing that to them, and other conservatives. I wait with bated breath the rationalizations under which their Supreme Authority is no longer so authoritative.

    "Le ciel est bleu, l'enfer est rouge."

    by Buzzer on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 06:14:54 AM PST

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    •  I have yet to see (4+ / 0-)

      anyone show me just one single example of someone living well off of food stamps.  It is Conservative conventional wisdom that people on food stamps are either gaming the system and getting rich (one person told me that people on food stamps were out eating lobster all the time) or gaming the system and living entirely on government handouts.

      50% of SNAP recipients are children.  Children.

      Knowledge without conscience is the ruination of the soul -- François Rabelais

      by ccyd on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 10:31:22 AM PST

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