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Dems only need the poor when they can buy their votes, living or dead. Reply to this log in or register to reply Jack London| 9.27.13 @ 7:07AM Of all the programs that the hard right wants to cut it is surely the most immoral and obscene of them to take food away from the poor. Now we see them desperately trying to distance themselves from those they usual support organized religion. Reply to this log in or register to reply DerKrieger| 9.27.13 @ 8:28AM Good grief, did you even read the article? Food stamp use has increased by 70% in five short years. Do you really think the number of poor has exploded in that time? If so, his did your president and party allow that to happen? I mean, they were in control for Obama’s first two years. The “cuts” as the author stated are to projected growth in spending, not to actual spending. Answer the question the author’s question; how much is enough? $80 B? $100$ B? The goal of your Leftist masters is to get every American hooked on one government program or another as a means to secure power and as a means to control them.

Federal food stamp debate worries California advocates

Not an easy path to success Investing in a food franchise can also take substantially more start-up capital than other types of franchises, thanks to real-estate, equipment and supply costs, plus other expenses. Still, the initial investment can vary from as low as $34,500 to as high as $4 million, depending on the type of restaurant, the report said. While starting any type of franchise may be easier than launching an independent small business, franchising is not really an easy path to success, Stites said. Key mistakes to avoid The surveys finding that satisfaction is lower among food franchisees than other types of franchisees is not unusual, Stites said. The food sector is a little bit more complicated a business to run, he said, noting that its often very employee heavy, plus entails dealing with fluctuating food prices, the potential for food spoilage and other challenges. On top of that, youve got probably some of the slimmest profit margins of any business, he said. Franchisees without prior restaurant experience may be in for a rude awakening. In the food business, typically people are working 50, 60 hours a week. Theyre managing lots of teenagers or a first-entry-level-job type of employee, Stites said. If youve come out of the corporate world, maybe you had an executive assistant, maybe you had a team of people to help you do projects, you buy a food franchisechances are youre not going to do well. Satisfaction varies by company Another driver of satisfaction, or lack thereof: How the franchiser treats its franchisees. There are companies that are transparent and have a very inclusive culture, Stites said. They see their franchisees as partners. Those companies tend to have much higher satisfaction than the companies that dont have an inclusive culture and basically say, Listen to what we say. Do this. That transparency includes financial information, he said.

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(Rich Pedroncelli / AP) much-needed overhaul to a bloated entitlement that has grown to $80 billion a year, and primarily will encourage able-bodied adults to get back into the workforce. Senate Democrats, who have proposed more modest trims of $4 billion, counter that booting an estimated 3.8 million people off food stamp rolls nationally at a time of continued high unemployment would be disastrous for those dependent on the government for food assistance. No matter the intent of the GOP cuts, local residents are alarmed. “People will go hungry,” said Christian Luna, Sacred Heart Community Services’ public benefits program manager. “This is going to affect real people, every day, as they try to feed their kids.” The end of the federal fiscal year is Monday, and any legislation will require political compromise, which is in short supply in Washington, D.C. Food stamps, which are part of the farm bill, always are a lightning rod in the heated debate about how to best address poverty. That’s especially the case with the current mood of hyperpartisanship. Caught in the middle are a record 47 million people — nearly one in seven Americans — who receive aid. And populous California has the most people in the program, which is known nationally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and here as CalFresh. At the same time, the state has one of the lowest rates of participation, with about 55 percent of eligible Californians receiving food stamps. That’s because California historically has made it harder than other states to access benefits. While the process has been streamlined, partially explaining the jump since 2008 when about 2.3 million Californians received food stamps, the real driver to the surge has been the recession and slow recovery.