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Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

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Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by Guest on Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:35 pm

SESSIONS: No program in our government has surged out of control more dramatically than food stamps. And nothing is being done about it. [...] Multimillion dollar lottery winners are getting food stamps because the money is considered to be an asset not an income. One of the fast and furious gun buyers –

HOST: But hold on, for ever lottery winner that has food stamps, there’s probably a lot more people who really need them who have them, right?

SESSIONS: Well look, do you think there are four times as many people who need food stamps today as in 2001. That answers itself.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/21/1028753/-Jeff-Sessions-says-food-stamps-have-surged-out-of-control-and-must-be-cut?via=blog_1

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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by Jobless_in_Ma on Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:31 am

Uhm what an idiot. Do I think there is 4x the need for assistance?? Uhm. YES!!!

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Post by Guest on Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:36 am

Jobless_in_Ma wrote:Uhm what an idiot. Do I think there is 4x the need for assistance?? Uhm. YES!!!
And they are NOT all lottery winners! Mad

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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by Jobless_in_Ma on Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:00 am

These republicans certainly know how to stick their foots in their mouths. Someone needs to pull their heads out of their ___'s.

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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by TR11005 on Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:49 am

Anyone that has ever applied for food stamps and Welfare know this is a lie. You can't have much in your savings account, many times you make too much on unemployment. Most of the people have been without work for months. He should be recalled for saying such a thing.

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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:49 am

In PA you will only qualify as a single person with no income for roughly 35-40 per month. In NJ, with no income and documentation stating no income, unemployment, and living with someone where you don't pay rent, you will get $200 per month and then fight for some medical benefits as well. Rental assistance in both states is $35-40 per month unless you have children. Further the "surge" he refers to started last year as the 99ers became 99ers. It's now all most have.

Problem is, no one calls them on this, no one fights to get the facts out. Why people don't see through these people is beyond me. Jeff Sessions isn't in a political battle for his job, he should be.

What the interviewer didn't follow up with was - Do you think people who qualify for food stamps want to live on that? Do you think people those that truly qualify should be penalized by those that scam the system? Do you have the facts to back up this statement? For every state? Can we see them? But they don't.

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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by Spring9 on Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:24 pm

Individuals that allow statements like that to come out of their mouth will never to able to relate to our plight. They have never lived it, not even close. We were all contributing members to society. I was for over 32 years and I still have a burning desire to be. And doing all that I can to make it happen .They say things that are meant to make you feel worthless. But, we "MUST" know and believe that a job or lack there of, does not make us who we are . We are more....MUCH more, than our jobs, and respect should be given.....

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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:06 pm

I sent him an email this afternoon, asked what he thought would happen when people lost their unemployment and there are not enough jobs, within millions, that could employ us all and it was, for most of us not an option but survival. I also asked, if they do vote to require drug testing, who is paying that bill.

I agree with Spring9, they can't relate, but as an elected official, who votes regularly on legislation that directly funds these and other programs, he should become AWARE.

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Post by lam on Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:36 pm

What an idiot!!!!!!!!!!!

I receive Food Stamps and I have not won any lottery. Heck, I don't have the money to even buy a friggin lottery ticket.

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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:51 pm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/24/rick-scott-drug-testing-welfare-florida_n_1029332.html

Rick Scotts welfare drug testing law was brought to a halt by a fed. judge.

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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by Jobless_in_Ma on Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:10 pm

Finally someone in Fla with a head in their shoulders. This is an all out attack on the poor and unemployed. This is discrimination at its finest.

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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:40 pm

I thought the same thing JIM.

I read an article about this a while back. Apparently, they started testing and only 2% tested positive. The state had to reimburse all those that tested negative and it ended up COSTING the state money.

I was kind of glad to see the results, not that I had any doubt, but seeing it on paper debunks the whole "People on welfare are lazy drug addicts" theory.

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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by mistermunster on Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:11 pm

Another southern sack of BLeep GOPer doling out their BRAND of compassion to the less fortunate. It's always the southerners,the hayseeds, thumpers and the Mayberrys making trouble. I don't know about you but I see a definitive pattern here in the last 3 years and they all come from the SAME regions.

Just look at Perry's stupid comments at his press conference today. White, hayseed, wealthy and bigoted.


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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by JoanB on Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:25 pm

I just have to wonder: how many multimillion dollar lottery winners are there, period? Like, are there even enough of them that if they were all getting food stamps, it would be a big enough problem to worry about?

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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:06 pm

lam wrote:What an idiot!!!!!!!!!!!

I receive Food Stamps and I have not won any lottery. Heck, I don't have the money to even buy a friggin lottery ticket.

I am in the same boat. Can't throw away my money, even one or two dollars. And, who's got the money for drugs, my two thyroid meds are 54.00 and it's a complete struggle.

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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by tristen303 on Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:41 pm

Wow is all I can say, so what help will they approve to all those that have exhausted all their resources? If being a 99er was like a plaque they would have every government org helping out, freezing foreclosures and any financial repercussions from being infected, doing anything and everything to help save anybody...but now with the UE epidemic nothing and it's a waste of resources to ensure that at least people eat?
I wish my former party would at least offer an alternative before closing the door on something that works.

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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by Guest on Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:54 pm

Yes, Warden Sessions, there are millions more than in 2001 that need food stamps. Even if you want to ignore the unemployed and 99ers, have you read a paper? The poverty level ring any bells? Income inequality? Why is this man on our payroll, the taxpayers payroll? I bet he forgot about that.

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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by Falcon7 on Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:00 pm

This A-Hole is beyond stupid!

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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by Kulkulkan on Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:22 pm

It's like having a sinking ship and then complaining that we're using all the lifeboats and life preservers! Rolling Eyes

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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by Guest on Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:31 pm

Hey Falcon, Kulkulkan. How are you both? Hoping well.

I couldn't believe this when I read it. Why an elected official does not know the facts is beyond me. I sent him an email, I could not find a twitter address or I would have sent him one and asked for re-tweets for the next two weeks.

PS, I think it's like giving us a lifeboat, with small holes in it.

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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by Kulkulkan on Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:34 am

Thanks for the shout out, MaryKay! I'm still plugging away, I guess.

I think that this politician and his ilk have no concern with the fact, but rather want to weave a tale in which we are just plain lazy and no-account folks, and could just get a job if we wanted to survive. Strange the Repubs ran on "Where are the jobs?", yet now thinks that jobs are just waiting to be filled. I hope that enough out there see through the garbage and take our country back!

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Re: Jeff Sessions says food stamps have 'surged out of control' and must be cut

Post by americatheneedy on Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:39 pm

Geez, how dare you people want to eat?? I mean really if you're eating with food stamps, there will be less money for lobbyists. The nerve of you greedy folks.

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