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Farmers May Be Struggling, but They Enjoy a Generous Safety Net

shaz

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I'm not aware of any subsidies that actually effect production costs.
 

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hurleyjd":3ghwav7o said:
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/famers-may-struggling-enjoy-generous-192100684.html




The 2014 farm bill was hailed as a major breakthrough in agriculture spending reform, with changes that got rid of some of the most blatant boondoggles. Even so, the legislation called for nearly $1 trillion of spending over five years on agricultural programs and food stamps, with a lot of that money earmarked for programs to take some of the risks out of farming.

Of that "nearly $1 Trillion" nearly all of it goes to food stamps. HDR
 

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HDRider":1ia6dwfe said:
hurleyjd":1ia6dwfe said:
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/famers-may-struggling-enjoy-generous-192100684.html




The 2014 farm bill was hailed as a major breakthrough in agriculture spending reform, with changes that got rid of some of the most blatant boondoggles. Even so, the legislation called for nearly $1 trillion of spending over five years on agricultural programs and food stamps, with a lot of that money earmarked for programs to take some of the risks out of farming.

Of that "nearly $1 Trillion" nearly all of it goes to food stamps. HDR

If food stamps could only be used to buy American grown products the program would be of some help.
 

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Some of it is American..

Over the past few years, EBT has been used for some “questionable” items. Here are 11 questionable items that you can (or will soon be able to) purchase with an EBT card.

Quesarito: Taco Bell is one of many fast food restaurants that accept EBT cards. Guacamole is extra? Who cares? It’s on the taxpayer.

Bail: Convicted felons – like drug dealer Kimball Clark – have reportedly used their EBT as bail money. Clark reportedly instructed someone to go to an ATM to withdraw money from his EBT for bail. Because it’s difficult to trace ATM abuse, many speculate this problem is more widespread and not just found in isolated incidents.

Lingerie: Kiss My Lingerie, an adult store in Gonzales, Louisiana, accepts EBT. Other adult stores have also been known to accept welfare transactions. In this case, officials said the store doesn’t violate the rules for EBT because of discrepancies in the law.

KFC: Well, chicken is a protein, and protein is good for you, right? KFC is another well-known fast food chain that accepts EBT.

Shoes: While Payless ShoeSource is known for their BOGO sales, they’re certainly not the cheapest place to buy shoes. Despite the prices and functionality, they also accept EBT.

Strip clubs: Last year, the New York Post reported that FOIA requests revealed welfare recipients were regularly making EBT withdrawals at the ATMs near and inside infamous porn shops, liquor stores, lounges and hookah parlors. Technically, it also doesn’t break the law because of the “cash assistance program.”

Lobster: There have been multiple cases of this. As long as it’s not tobacco or alcohol, you’re golden.
Starbucks: While corporate stores don’t accept EBT, any Starbucks in a Target or grocery chain is considered a grocery item. So $7.00 for a mocha cookie crumble frappuccino and pumpkin loaf? Go.

Cold hard cash: Some people are in the business of selling their EBT benefits for cash. Craigslist has been a great conduit for these “creative entrepreneurs.”

K-cups: A lot of people don’t buy coffee in this form because it’s too expensive, but it’s not off limits in the world of welfare.

Cupcakes/Gourmet cakes: It’s considered food, no matter the price. Hello, non-essential $45 cake.

Pot: Colorado became the first state to legalize the use of recreational marijuana, and they also might become the first state to have tax payer funded pot smoking. A Colorado Pot Shop called Rite Greens has already taken the steps to officially accept EBT.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/30/11-th ... z4YfjrFadz
 

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HDRider":lf7g0368 said:
hurleyjd":lf7g0368 said:
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/famers-may-struggling-enjoy-generous-192100684.html




The 2014 farm bill was hailed as a major breakthrough in agriculture spending reform, with changes that got rid of some of the most blatant boondoggles. Even so, the legislation called for nearly $1 trillion of spending over five years on agricultural programs and food stamps, with a lot of that money earmarked for programs to take some of the risks out of farming.

Of that "nearly $1 Trillion" nearly all of it goes to food stamps. HDR

That graph tells it all.
 

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That graph is the very reason the farm bill should be done away with.
It is nothing more than welfare that sounds good to the American consumer
 

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I have never been on food stamps. Here in Texas you have to show up every month with a log of the places you looked for a job. No log no stamps.
 

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I have never been on food stamps. Here in Texas you have to show up every month with a log of the places you looked for a job. No log no stamps.

That is a new one on me.
There is not much chance with Wally World being the largest private employer in town
 

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HDRider":3f5bsxab said:
Strip clubs: Last year, the New York Post reported that FOIA requests revealed welfare recipients were regularly making EBT withdrawals at the ATMs near and inside infamous porn shops, liquor stores, lounges and hookah parlors. Technically, it also doesn’t break the law because of the “cash assistance program.”

Darn HDR....I thought you were gonna say those girls let you just swipe your card for payment. :lol: :lol:
 

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TexasBred":21pb6g28 said:
HDRider":21pb6g28 said:
Strip clubs: Last year, the New York Post reported that FOIA requests revealed welfare recipients were regularly making EBT withdrawals at the ATMs near and inside infamous porn shops, liquor stores, lounges and hookah parlors. Technically, it also doesn’t break the law because of the “cash assistance program.”

Darn HDR....I thought you were gonna say those girls let you just swipe your card for payment. :lol: :lol:
Shhh, I got one of those new "insert" cards.
 

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Caustic Burno":1q64pp3i said:
That graph is the very reason the farm bill should be done away with.
It is nothing more than welfare that sounds good to the American consumer
80% going to food stamps and the farmer gets the black eye for the farm bill. Seems about right..
 

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HDRider":s7i0cq5j said:
Caustic Burno":s7i0cq5j said:
That graph is the very reason the farm bill should be done away with.
It is nothing more than welfare that sounds good to the American consumer
80% going to food stamps and the farmer gets the black eye for the farm bill. Seems about right..
But crop insurance is also part of the farm bill and you'd be amazed how many farmers farm pretty much for the insurance alone. They go through the motions of farming but no matter how the crop turns out they always file a claim on the insurance and depending on the size of the farming operation can be a upper 6 figure "safety net" to the farmer for a cheap premium. Some know better than others how to work the system and "earn" much more from it.
 

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At the local, side-of-the-road convenience stores and corner stores, EBT can be used to purchase chips, candy, soda etc. BUT it CANNOT be used to purchase 'hot meals' such as fried chicken, green beans & potatoes or corn etc. What the.......???? Those 'hot meals' have far more nutritional value than the dang candy and chips etc. :eek: :roll:
 

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I posted back in the summer, about neighbor that thought I hooked him on some hay. He's going away for food stamp fraud. I guess in the end it was actually his character that was in question.
 

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I posted back in the summer, about neighbor that thought I hooked him on some hay. He's going away for food stamp fraud. I guess in the end it was actually his character that was in question.
Was that the guy who worked just so long, then took off to go on vacation and all with his family? I remember something about it. He was getting all kinds of stuff and said that he couldn't live any other way....serves them right.
 

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farmerjan":1ss8ozkq said:
Bigfoot":1ss8ozkq said:
I posted back in the summer, about neighbor that thought I hooked him on some hay. He's going away for food stamp fraud. I guess in the end it was actually his character that was in question.
Was that the guy who worked just so long, then took off to go on vacation and all with his family? I remember something about it. He was getting all kinds of stuff and said that he couldn't live any other way....serves them right.

Naw, I wish that guy would get caught. Unfortunately, he's not doing anything illegal. The system is designed to fail. This guy was buying bet cards for pennies on the dollar. Then buying sodas to sell. It's a Ky thing I guess.
 

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