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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:18 pm    Post subject: US Senate unanimously votes for social retardation Reply with quote

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No food stamps for people convicted of violent crimes

On Wednesday, the 2013 Senate Farm Bill was amended by to make those convicted of certain violent crimes ineligible for SNAP (Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, popularly known as food stamps. The amendment was passed by unanimous consent, meaning that neither Republicans nor Democrats objected to the bill.

The new eligibility requirements were proposed by Republican Senator David Vitter of Louisiana, who at the same time introduced another amendment designed to end the so-called “Obama phone” program which helps low-income Americans obtain cell phones. The Senate’s Farm Bill—a large piece of legislation passed once every few years to regulate, fund and subsidize various programs related to agriculture and food production—already included language that would cut food stamps by about $4.1 billion.

“Under current law, there is a lifetime ban for convicted drug felons, though many states have opted out of or modified that ban,” reads a statement from Vitter’s office. “Vitter’s amendment would extend the lifetime food stamp ban to dangerous sex offenders and murderers.”

Timothy Smeeding, director of the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Research on Poverty, called the amendment “ridiculous.”

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http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/05/24/vitter-proposes-eliminating-food-stamps-for-those-convicted-of-violent-crimes/
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't care.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I care. No care for violent arseholes.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I care. No care for violent arseholes.


because it is so much better when they are starving. Because people never ever become violent if they need food.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is the funny part of the bill. Imagine most people in the USA starving. :twisted:
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's a perfect storm. Guns everywhere, food nowhere. what could go wrong?
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The amendment was passed by unanimous consent, meaning that neither Republicans nor Democrats objected to the bill.
Being Democrat controlled, they CHOSE to bring it to a vote. And they're supposed to be the party for The People. LOL.


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because it is so much better when they are starving. Because people never ever become violent if they need food.

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it's a perfect storm. Guns everywhere, food nowhere. what could go wrong?

What is particularly amusing is they chose the perfect population group to CAUSE a disastrous outcome. Perfect storm is an understatement. I would not be shocked to learn the group was targeting to effect the obvious outcome. If not intentional, gross negligence equating with liability.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hungry disheveled masses are easier to herd.

The problem isn't the guns, but the underclass who will use guns to get money.

Cut off the welfare spigot, and they are easy to identify when the act out.
They will then be killed, or be fed in prison.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hungry disheveled masses are easier to herd.

The problem isn't the guns, but the underclass who will use guns to get money.

Cut off the welfare spigot, and they are easy to identify when the act out.
They will then be killed, or be fed in prison.

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hungry disheveled masses are easier to herd.

The problem isn't the guns, but the underclass who will use guns to get money.

Cut off the welfare spigot, and they are easy to identify when the act out.
They will then be killed, or be fed in prison.


so it is just a scheme to feed money into the private prison system?
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hooo boy. I don't see anything good coming out of this. So not only are convicted felons not able to get a damned job because they have to put "convicted felon" on their resume, now they can't get food.

Anyone else see this as a recipe for disaster?
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So not only are convicted felons not able to get a damned job because they have to put "convicted felon" on their resume, now they can't get food.


So the only way to get food is via food stamps?
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe this passed.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So not only are convicted felons not able to get a damned job because they have to put "convicted felon" on their resume, now they can't get food.

So the only way to get food is via food stamps?

Nope. There's also shop lifting. Purchase with the proceeds from bank robbery, narcotic sales, etc..
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pity your imagination.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I pity your imagination.

It's called reality. It's exactly what's going to happen when ex-cons can neither get a job nor welfare.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clearly all violent offenders should be put on penal farms, where they are isolated from society and grow all their own food, even if this does decimate the Democrat voting base. They should also all receive mandatory "end of life palliative care" where they are encoraged to consider the compassionate euthenasia or "Soylent Green" option, like Obamacare also compassionately provides our elderly, advising them that maybe they just ought to snuff it since they're a burden. It's for the good of the Many, quite obviously and indubitably.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or we could... you know... take the "pussy" way out and... try to rehabilitate felons?
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I pity your imagination.


It's not his imagination that's the problem. it's reality.

they could get a job, but that's hard as an ex-con.

unless one is a white collar criminal, most of one's associates will probably also be criminals.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Clearly all violent offenders should be put on penal farms, where they are isolated from society and grow all their own food, even if this does decimate the Democrat voting base. They should also all receive mandatory "end of life palliative care" where they are encoraged to consider the compassionate euthenasia or "Soylent Green" option, like Obamacare also compassionately provides our elderly, advising them that maybe they just ought to snuff it since they're a burden. It's for the good of the Many, quite obviously and indubitably.

the hive mind agrees. it is only logical.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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BoneKracker wrote:
Clearly all violent offenders should be put on penal farms, where they are isolated from society and grow all their own food, even if this does decimate the Democrat voting base. They should also all receive mandatory "end of life palliative care" where they are encoraged to consider the compassionate euthenasia or "Soylent Green" option, like Obamacare also compassionately provides our elderly, advising them that maybe they just ought to snuff it since they're a burden. It's for the good of the Many, quite obviously and indubitably.

the hive mind agrees. it is only logical.

The voting problem could be solved by not entirely taking their vote away, but assigning it to a proxy for safe-keeping during their er... rehabilitation.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So now they'll be even more violent and go to jail to get food where they'll at least get 2 meals a day.

I could understand if this were done for other government services, like housing. But this is pretty idiotic.
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Am I the only person on these forums aware of private charities and working for your own keep?

The level of stupidity in this thread makes my head spin.
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Am I the only person on these forums aware of private charities and working for your own keep?

The level of stupidity in this thread makes my head spin.
And you think these violent people will not take the easier (to them) option of just resorting to more violence?
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Food ztamps isn't the only program we have. It's the dignified option. There are all kinds of kitchens, shelters, stste and county assisstance programs, etc. None of these people committed their violence to put food in their belly. Practically all if them did it to put drugs in their brain or easy money in their pocket.

Give them one year to find work, then offer them three choices:
1. Work Farm
2. Boat ride to join French Foreign Legion
3. Boat ride to Somalia.
4. Soylent Obama Program
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