My point stands Don and you still haven’t addressed my question. Does it make sense to have these people fill out all this paperwork twice when they probably already qualify for SNAP and thus add all these increased costs to the state? In other words, will the increased administrative cost of the new law outweigh the number of people who fall between 130 and 200% of the FPL who may receive food stamps? Yes, it probably will. Just like the cost of drug testing poor people far outweighs the number of people (miniscule) found to be using drugs while on assistance. In addition, you seem to be assuming that anyone who qualifies for one poverty assistance program is automatically going to take SNAP. Just because someone qualifies, it doesn’t mean they take advantage of it. I wouldn’t. Would you?
So no, I don’t begrudge the few people who take SNAP whose income is between 130 and 200% of the FPL or those whose assets include a house and a car or two. Their house is probably already mortgaged to the limit and they use the cars to get to their jobs or to look for work. But then, I’m just a generous person, mostly because I have lived in poverty. And as long as we’re having a contest about who’s a better person, I give away a couple hundred dollars a month, I raise thousands each month for animal rescue in Eastern Europe, take care of my elderly, disabled mother, work full-time (and have done since I was 12), have 7 rescue animals and just took my first vacation in four years (to get married).
Finally, I apologize for calling you a pencil-dick but really, your post was so arrogant and condescending I just couldn’t help myself. Have a nice day.