Wednesday, June 19, 2013

let's help the world and screw everybody else

Robin's commentary --

it seems like we don't have any problems at all when it comes to giving foreign aid or helping other countries however, when it comes down to helping US citizens [where the money for foreign aid originates from] the government intern basically says, "screw you."

What I am referring to is the proposed cuts in the food stamp program otherwise known as the "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program" or SNAP.

According to one article, "most conservatives have said that the food stamp cuts do not go far enough... contending the House plan could take as many as 2 million recipients off the rolls."

[and this is coming from people in Washington, DC that can't even balance their own budget ?]

US Representative Peter DeFazio on Monday in protest of the cuts,staged a shopping trip in Springfield to demonstrate just how little you could buy with food stamps.

In this recession, yes I said it... recession that we've never been out of... times are tough and jobs are hard to get.

I can speak about the latter by experience, plus, I also know what it's like to not be able to afford food.

Food stamps, just like unemployment assistance should only be used as a temporary means and not as a lifestyle however, speaking from experience I am very thankful that the program is there.

speaking of programs... the Work Source Network at Lane community college, a program created to assist job seekers will be closing at the end of this month [June] due to lack of funding.

The Oakmont Way Center will still be opened.


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