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June 21, 2013

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they always ignore the welfare KINGS. who suck off FAR MORE money from the federal govt. gomer shirley is going to purgatory for the terminally stoopid.

“Because he does pay income tax, he doesn’t get more back than he pays in..."

Gohmert does understand that the ENTIRE state of Texas gets back more in Federal Tax Dollars than they pay in, right?

Gohmert is proudly ignorant.

I suggest that his every utterance be known as a Gohmert Pile.

Getting king crab legs on $4.50 a day food stamp allowance takes some sort of math with which I am unfamiliar.

I always wonder about these people who "witness" food stamp users buying this extravagant stuff. Nobody pays any more with actual food *stamps.* They use debit cards that don't look all that different from the other cards that more prosperous people swipe at the cash register -- you have to look pretty closely to tell the difference.

So are Gohmert's informants looking over the shoulders of the people in front of them in the checkout line? Sounds impolite, at best.

Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, the legislature is very concerned that SNAP participants are using their food stamp money to buy inexpensive food, like pasta, white rice and the occasional bag of Doritos. You can't win.

A number of times I've been in line behind people using SNAP cards or, back in the day, food stamps. Nope, no crab legs, but lots of stuff like generic cereal, bread, lunch meat, canned soup...things that either don't spoil or don't require a lot of work to put together.

Why are they using SNAP cards? Well...it's none of my damn business, first, and second, I doubt anyone really prefers them to cash, debit, or credit cards. In most cases folks seem to be kind of palming their card, probably hoping some loud mouthed asshole doesn't start whining a vineyard about tax dollars, etc.

And yeah, the money does go to farmers in the end...or retailers, like Wal-Mart, which makes a ton of money off of SNAP. But of course the whiners never bitch about them...

So are Gohmert's informants looking over the shoulders of the people in front of them in the checkout line? Sounds impolite, at best.

It's very simple. Non-white people buying nice food must be using food stamps to do it. Especially if they're not fancily dressed. So if you see a black lady buying caviar or whatever the Checkout Aisle Outrage of the Day is, you know right away that the dollars of hard-working Americans are being wasted. /Gohmert

Judging checkout purchases is a slippery slope. I once went up to the cashier with nothing in my basket but a bottle of Bailey's and a rubber nipple.

A.

Its the ol' lobster and steak thing:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/receipt.asp

RWNJs love to trot this one out. Some guy used his girlfriend's card to buy groceries to resell later and all of a sudden thousands of people have to suffer for it.

"Judging checkout purchases is a slippery slope. I once went up to the cashier with nothing in my basket but a bottle of Bailey's and a rubber nipple."

Yeah, you wouldn't *BELIEVE* the looks that I got one Halloween, when all I wanted to buy was some sewing needles, razor blades, and apples.

I had sort of the opposite thing happen to me once -- I was buying my usual sort of groceries, but with a few more things labelled "organic" in the mix because they happened to be cheaper than the regular, and why not? Suddenly, this woman behind me goes, "Oh my god, look at that, all those vegetables and organic stuff and I'm buying chips and frozen pizza! I feel so guilty!"

Then she turned to me and asked me how I did it, and I said, "Well, when you're allergic to dairy products, you don't buy a lot of frozen pizza or tv dinners." She kind of went "Hm." Funnily enough, most people don't want to trade.

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