Good news from Finland! The country’s Parliament voted down a petition to repeal a recent law legalizing marriage equality, securing same-sex marriage rights that will take effect next month.
The law, which was passed in 2014 by the previous parliament, will end the distinction between same-sex unions and heterosexual marriages, giving same-sex couples equal rights to adopt children and share a surname.
Finland has been the only country in the Nordic region not yet to recognize same-sex marriage, although gay couples have been able to enter into registered partnerships since 2002.
Trump is expected to sign a new executive order on immigration and refugees on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported Sunday night, citing an unnamed senior administration official.
The new executive order will likely include updated, specific language to make it more defensible in court — but critics have suggested that no matter the tweaks, the end result will be an order that’s as close as Trump can legally get to the Muslim ban he promised as a candidate. Read more (2/27/17 11:19 AM)
If EBT could be used to buy anything, then what is the incentive to buy food with your own money? Why should the tax payers have to pay for welfare receivers to get luxury food???
Many people do not know this about me, but I have been on Snap benefits. I lost a job in 2009, shortly after the Great Recession, and I had nothing. I had to wait in lines at a food bank to get two small grocery bags of canned food, some toilet paper and a bar of soap a week and I applied for and received SNAP benefits.
Let me tell you, there was no luxurious eating. Unless, you think a diet of pasta, rice, beans, canned veggies, canned tuna, peanut butter and bread IS opulent. If you think going down to the Wonder Bread factory and buying their expired products is lavish, being on SNAP is the life for you.
But even if I did buy as much expensive food as I could, who cares what anyone else eats? It is a set amount of money each month. If someone wants to blow all $126 they get a month on one meal, who am I to say no. They are the ones that are going to have to figure out how to eat for the remaining 89 meals that month.
Should we require that “Welfare” Recipients eat garbage so that you can feel better than them?
On average they get about $1.40 a meal in SNAP benefits. Basically, we are requiring them to eat garbage, but still, that seems like too much for you.