Doctors say cutting food stamps could backfire

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  • Vince Ballard South Ogden, UT
    Jan. 10, 2014 11:35 p.m.

    No necessarily. Raise the minimum wage so people can support themselves. That encourages stewardship, and if one fails it is neither the government nor the employers fault. It should also permit the phasing out of ancillary social programs for those competent to support themselves.

  • Anti Government Alpine, UT
    Jan. 10, 2014 3:57 p.m.

    The stats just came out this week and poverty levels are worse in this country than when obama took office. Google it.

    Hope and Change baby!

    The poor/minorities are worse than before obozo was elected. When will these people stop being pawns in the Democrats political game? They are just being used and preyed upon for political gain.

    There are people that need it but we all know (at least I hope people know and hear) about the scams these people run to abuse food stamps etc..

    Many of these people have classes and how-to's on how to scam disability, food stamps, and welfare systems.

    Democrats don't want it stopped because the more dependent poor people they have the better they can control them by keeping them believing the illusion that the govt giving them something actually helps them.

    Can't hide behind the numbers today. 74000 jobs created in December and for every job created 5 people gave up looking. Your government likes when people stop looking for jobs..then they don't have to count them in unemployment numbers and they can feed you lies about low unemployment % when in reality it is probably double.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Jan. 10, 2014 9:29 a.m.

    What about "food dependency"? Is that what we get from using food stamps? I seem to have it no matter WHO's paying the grocery bill. And if poor folks shouldn't have food stamps, then just who is the food being saved for?

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Jan. 10, 2014 7:01 a.m.

    Dependency creates more dependency! The cure for alcohol or drug dependency is not more booze or drugs! Same with welfare dependency. We have a record 50 million Americans on food stamps, which is double the number less than 8 years ago. It is just another form of slavery but it sure wins elections!