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Published: Friday, Aug. 2 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Mcallen, TX

Food stamps, school meals, and other benefits. Who voted these leaders in? Next will be Hillary.

The once great America, is on its knees being spoon fed, and we're a nation of beggars.

I wish someone could prove me wrong.

Salt Lake City, UT

the elderly/disabled who live in subsidized housing or have section 8 get only $10 to $20 a month and during the cold winter months when they are paying out over $100 a month in heating costs their food stamps do not increase which means they have to decide do they buy meds/food or pay the heating bill. My family gets a small amount and for me that's milk, eggs and bread for most of the month.

San Bernardino, CA

@ LiberalTed
I was lifted out of poverty by food stamps. I remember searching my whole house for food when I was a kid, eating cream of mushroom soup and beets from a can with a spoon because it was the only thing I could find. We got food stamps when I was about 12 and I put on a lot of weight, became a good athlete and excelled in academics. Now, with a graduate degree and a very good income I complain alot about my taxes, but foodstamps are one of the last things I would cut. It wasn't my fault my parents struggled so much in life. Thanks to all you taxpayers for feeding a hungry little boy.

Rural Hall, USA, NC

I think one of the hardest things about the Government and the state of the world now is that, regardless of your political leanings or affiliations, we are past the point of no return.

There is no more easy, simple, or clear cut way to come out of the unbelievable amount of debt we carry, keep welfare/food stamp benefits, raise the minimum wage, lower taxes, and have a generally happy America.

People will need to suffer for this, people always do. Sadly, it will be the poor. There may be one than 1 family who ends up starving to death before we come out of the slump we're in. More than 1 family in America will lose their home, compounded with the thousands that already have.

We cannot fix this without the suffering of millions of poor in America. Now do they deserve it? No. Would the rich be a better target? Yes. But we can't hit them can we? They control the world, and aren't likely to give up what they have.

So I'm sorry food stamp users, you are on the target list, as are Wal-Mart employees, and the minimum wage force.

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