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    So, at some point WIC added a veggie entitlement. I'm walking thru the frozen food aisle and notice that Food Lion has signs on certain items, frozen veggies, that say WIC approved. OK, but this gets me furious. I buy 2 lb bag of store brand frozen green beans on sale for $1.88. A person with a WIC check can buy Birds Eye Steam fresh veggies, $ 2.69 for 12 ounces. WIC checks are for an item not a dollar amount.
    So I pay .058 per ounce yet someone who sits around on their ass and lives off of my money that is stolen from me by the gov't can buy the veggies that cost .224 per ounce. What's wrong with this picture???

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    You are exposing one of the flaws in welfare, there is no requirement for anyone to be frugal or anyone to be accountable and assure that our government larges is well spent. In another post I believe it was Roger Perry highlighted that part of the savings on healthcare would come from education to prevent smoking, obesity, and the tools they/people need to live healthier lives. Much like this, it would be impossible to demand anyone do anything on that front.
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    My wife and first child were two of those people sitting around on their asses living off your money. Due to educational loans and 30,000 per year tuition for medical school, we were scraping to get by. Don't worry, since finishing school, training, and army service, I have more than repaid our WIC allowances...many, many times over. I'm glad it was there for us when we needed it, and I'm glad that some of my tax dollars may be helping somone who just may be my doctor someday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    My wife and first child were two of those people sitting around on their asses living off your money. Due to educational loans and 30,000 per year tuition for medical school, we were scraping to get by. Don't worry, since finishing school, training, and army service, I have more than repaid our WIC allowances...many, many times over. I'm glad it was there for us when we needed it, and I'm glad that some of my tax dollars may be helping somone who just may be my doctor someday.
    This had nothing to do with any of the posts here. Even the OP didn't have a problem with WIC as a needed, at least at some level, program (at least there wasn't a condemning of it here). The point isn't that you needed WIC. It isn't whether you need welfare. The problem as the OP sees it, and I agree, is there isn't a requirement for any to spend the government largess wisely. That was the OPs point. That was mine as well.

    Now, there are many things that can be determined to be wastfull as it relates to social programs, but that isn't the particual issue we were discusing here.
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    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    This had nothing to do with any of the posts here. Even the OP didn't have a problem with WIC as a needed, at least at some level, program (at least there wasn't a condemning of it here). The point isn't that you needed WIC. It isn't whether you need welfare. The problem as the OP sees it, and I agree, is there isn't a requirement for any to spend the government largess wisely. That was the OPs point. That was mine as well.

    Now, there are many things that can be determined to be wastfull as it relates to social programs, but that isn't the particual issue we were discusing here.
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    requirement
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    My wife and first child were two of those people sitting around on their asses living off your money. Due to educational loans and 30,000 per year tuition for medical school, we were scraping to get by. Don't worry, since finishing school, training, and army service, I have more than repaid our WIC allowances...many, many times over. I'm glad it was there for us when we needed it, and I'm glad that some of my tax dollars may be helping somone who just may be my doctor someday.
    So let me get this straight Dr. I paid your ass through school so you could become a Dr. and make more money than you know what to do with?

    Might want to say thank you to the working stiffs that paid to help you....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    My wife and first child were two of those people sitting around on their asses living off your money. Due to educational loans and 30,000 per year tuition for medical school, we were scraping to get by. Don't worry, since finishing school, training, and army service, I have more than repaid our WIC allowances...many, many times over. I'm glad it was there for us when we needed it, and I'm glad that some of my tax dollars may be helping somone who just may be my doctor someday.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gun_Dog2002 View Post
    So let me get this straight Dr. I paid your ass through school so you could become a Dr. and make more money than you know what to do with?

    Might want to say thank you to the working stiffs that paid to help you....

    /Paul
    It sounded to me like he did say thank you and that he has since repaid his debt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    requirement
    I thought Libertarians didn't like requirements.
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