Members of Congress are living off food stamps for a week to protest Republican cuts. It’s a challenge for them, but GOP cuts would hurt millions of everyday Americans.
Why does this not have more publicity. This needs it!
Signal boosting this A) because it deserves to be seen by more people, and b) because I appreciate some members of Congress are actually willing to see what it’s like living on food stamps in order to make their point about how horrifying cutting food stamps would be.
News flash, regressives: people on food stamps do not load up on Snickers bars and filet mignon. They’re limited in what they can buy, and oftentimes, it’s not enough to get by on. Go on thinking these are entitlements that let minorities live lives of luxury, comfortable in the knowledge that you’ll never go hungry.
You privileged, elitist pricks.
No no no no no. While the idea of this is great and I fully support congress stepping down‘ to see life as a regular American, food stamps are NOT supposed to cover a family’s entire food budget… it is supposed to AID it.
The government isn’t responsible for feeding you everything you damn well want every night. I’m sorry that you want meat every night of the week or the brand name cookies (or fuck, even want cookies in general), but your lifestyle and income doesn’t afford that. Suck it up buttercup. Make cuts somewhere else in your life. Get another job if you don’t like it. Don’t bitch that the government isn’t giving you enough money because you should be already fucking grateful that you are most likely spending more money for food than the people that are working to feed your ass anyway.
And no, in MANY cases people are just given a check to buy whatever the fuck they want in the grocery store since the program is so relaxed (including soda candy, redbull, and many other unnecessary and equally innutritious items. The actual statement is the benefits can be used to buy “any food or food product for human consumption”). Keeping the amount the same or god forbid raising it is not going to motivate people to get off the system. IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE HARD LIVING ON FOOD STAMPS. WAKE UP PEOPLE.
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UK grading system
Time to move to the UK
Dude I would kill for that grading scale
wait, so what is it in america then?
Anything below that is an F
is that real??