To The Daily Sun,
Is there a direct relation between the number of people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the high comporate profits a last few years? I say YES because companies are trimming the work force, lowering pay, increasing automation and therefore increasing profits. As more people are working at minimum wages, with little if any benefits, profits have increased. This has been the overall plan to eliminate the middle class and to widen the gap between the haves and have-nots. Scare tactics turn people against those needy who receive foodstamps or any type of welfare or "handout" These people are called lazy layabouts who refuse to work. I don't think so because there are no many jobs to be had. I qualified for the SNAP program and got the card and used it twice. But in my position, I felt I didn't need it so it expired and was thrown away. But some people do need it due to circumstances beyond their control and we do live in a country that used to help those in need, not just think about them. For example our own GOP Senator Kelly Ayotte just posted on Facebook about remembering the MIA's and POWs, etc. But how will she vote on this SNAP program that helps about 20 percent of vets? Will she just remember them or will she try to help those in need too?
A quick comment on Obamacare. Since everyone is so scared of a government-run health care, I'll add my two cents. For the last 2-1/2 years, since my body decided to fall apart, I've been on both Medicare and Medicaid (I'm also over 65) and both are government-run programs and I've had no problems with either one. I say give it a chance to work as you have everything no gain.