BREAKDOWN OF AMERICA

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What foods can customers buy with SNAP food stamps?

Do you think Food Stamp purchases should be allowed for this list of items? Or do you think the list should be very limited and only allow for the basics for survival to encourage people to get a J-O-B and buy the food they want…with their own money?!  I think there is too much liberty given and therefore there is no motivation to get off Food Stamps! 

What foods can customers buy with SNAP food stamps?

Customers can use SNAP food stamps to buy any food item except food that is hot when sold, or food that is sold to be eaten in the store like restaurant food. Eligible food items include:

*any food products or ingredients used to prepare meals at home

*cold prepared sandwiches, salads, and other deli items

*ethnic and health foods

*snack foods, candy, soda, and ice

Customers can use SNAP food stamps to buy seeds or plants that they will grow to produce food for their household.

Customers cannot use SNAP food stamps to buy non-food items like alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, vitamins or medicines, pet foods, soap, cosmetics, laundry products, paper goods, or other household products.

For more details about eligible food items, including additional information about “junk” food, luxury items, energy drinks, and holiday food items, see Eligible Food Items on the USDA web site.

via SNAP Food Stamps: Store Owner’s Guide.

House Republicans Schedule Obama Impeachment Hearings

I say it is about time! I think there are many other reasons this could have happened sooner… but the fact that is is happening at all is OK by me! What do you think?

Republicans in the House of Representatives have scheduled impeachment proceedings against President Obama, claiming his inability to halt the federal government shutdown makes him unfit for office.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann introduced a resolution to impeach Obama this morning and referred the matter to the House Judiciary Committee. Senior aides close to judiciary chairman Bob Goodlatte say hearings will begin Thursday.

“I think it’s high time President Obama be held accountable for his crimes,” explains Bachmann. “For two weeks now, vital government services have been disrupted, federal workers have gone without pay and national memorials have been closed, all because of the president’s refusal to negotiate over Obamacare.

via House Republicans Schedule Obama Impeachment Hearings – The Daily Currant.

On Labor Day 2013, Welfare Pays More Than Minimum-Wage Work In 35 States

No wonder people don’t want to take a min wage job… it is a better deal to be on welfare! It may seem better for their pocket books… but I think it does a dis-service to their minds and their dignity! 

Since 2009, the Fair Labor Standards Act has dictated that the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Some people think that’s too low; others think it’s too high. But it turns out that, in 35 states, it’s a better deal not to work—and instead, to take advantage of federal welfare programs—than to take a minimum-wage job. That’s the takeaway from a new study published by Michael Tanner and Charles Hughes of the Cato Institute.

“The current welfare system provides such a high level of benefits that it acts as a disincentive for work,” Tanner and Hughes write in their new paper. “Welfare currently pays more than a minimum-wage job in 35 states, even after accounting for the Earned Income Tax Credit,” which offers extra subsidies to low-income workers who take work. “In 13 states [welfare] pays more than $15 per hour.”

via On Labor Day 2013, Welfare Pays More Than Minimum-Wage Work In 35 States – Forbes.

Walmart shelves in Springhill, Mansfield, cleared in EBT glitch

Wow… this is the sad state of our country right now… when the system that feeds them is down… they try to take advantage?! (and yes I realize not all who use food stamps did this so save your words) But I do believe this highlights a problem with the system and a waste of money. It is clear that their safety net has become their hammock! 

MANSFIELD, LA KSLA -Shelves in Walmart stores in Springhill and Mansfield, LA were reportedly cleared Saturday night, when the stores allowed purchases on EBT cards even though they were not showing limits. The chaos that followed ultimately required intervention from local police, and left behind numerous carts filled to overflowing, apparently abandoned when the glitch-spurred shopping frenzy ended.

via Walmart shelves in Springhill, Mansfield, cleared in EBT glitch – KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports.

KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather

Gun Confiscation Begins in California: Agents perform full-blown home raids for legally-purchased firearms

What do you think about this? If a person has legally purchased a gun… is there ever a reason for the government to confiscate it? It is ever constitutional for them to do so? What would you do if this happened to you? Does this surprise you? Or concern you? 

In 2011, a gun confiscation sweep across 43 counties over a six week period resulted in over 1,200 firearms seized from 723 people.Later on, the state can easily expand the list of “prohibited persons” to include even people who are behind on their state taxes or did not pay their toll fees on time.This is clear evidence that gun registration ultimately leads to confiscation.

via Gun Confiscation Begins in California: Agents perform full-blown home raids for legally-purchased firearms… | RedFlagNews.com.

Pigford: NYT Pegs Obama for Vote-Buying Scheme

Will people believe Andrew Breitbart now? Too bad he is not around to see it. What do you think?? 

Pigford Was About Buying VotesEven the New York Times has trouble getting Department of Justice officials to speak on record on the story. The Times says, “Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West, who supervised the civil division and oversaw the handling of the cases, canceled an interview. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. also declined to comment.”This 2008 article from the San Francisco Chronicle profiles Tony West, who was then the California finance co-chair for the Obama campaign and is described as an “Obama power broker.” West, a deep Obama campaign insider, oversaw the settlements for the Obama administration.

via Pigford: NYT Pegs Obama for Vote-Buying Scheme.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect in custody, another on the loose

one captured…one to go according to authorities and the Boston Globe reports:

Massachusetts State Police, Cambridge Police, and MIT Police searched at the scene of the fatal shooting of an MIT officer.

WATERTOWN — One suspect in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings has been captured, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation. Another remains on the loose in Watertown after a firefight with police. Authorities have established a 20-block perimeter as they search for him.

via Boston Marathon bombing suspect in custody, another on the loose – Metro – The Boston Globe.

Authorities ID a suspect in marathon bombings – he is being guarded in Boston hospital

More info is coming out about the events today… we look for more proof about who did this and what happened today!

Authorities have confirmed to The Post that they have identified a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

The suspect — a Saudi national who suffered shrapnel wounds in today’s blast — is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital.

via Authorities ID a suspect in marathon bombings – he is being guarded in Boston hospital – NYPOST.com.