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DetroitYES Forums - Non Detroit Issues https://www.detroityes.com/mb/ For general discussion of subjects NOT Detroit-related. en Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:30:20 GMT vBulletin 60 https://www.detroityes.com/mb/images/misc/rss.png DetroitYES Forums - Non Detroit Issues https://www.detroityes.com/mb/ Trump directs Justice Dept to ban gun mods like bump stocks... https://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?23062-Trump-directs-Justice-Dept-to-ban-gun-mods-like-bump-stocks&goto=newpost Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:30:17 GMT https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/trump-directs-justice-department-to-ban-gun-modifications-like-bump-stocks-used-in-las-vegas-shooting From...
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/...vegas-shooting

From article:

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he’s signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to “ban all devices” like bump stocks used in last year’s Las Vegas massacre.

MORE: The legal gun device that likely sped up the carnage in Las Vegas
The president is making the announcement to curb the use of the rapid-fire devices during a ceremony recognizing bravery by the nation’s public safety officers.
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Shooter left 17 dead in six short minutes of terror https://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?23053-Shooter-left-17-dead-in-six-short-minutes-of-terror&goto=newpost Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:03:18 GMT *Shooter left 17 dead in six short minutes of terror* http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article200661169.html ...
Shooter left 17 dead in six short minutes of terror

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/loca...200661169.html

https://nypost.com/2018/02/16/suspec...ergnet_2583473
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<![CDATA[Dianne Feinstein's About Face on Illegal Immigration. Astonishing video!]]> https://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?23047-Dianne-Feinstein-s-About-Face-on-Illegal-Immigration-Astonishing-video!&goto=newpost Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:25:01 GMT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvRZdNoHEf8



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President Trump Proposes Major Changes in Food Assistance Programs https://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?23045-President-Trump-Proposes-Major-Changes-in-Food-Assistance-Programs&goto=newpost Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:41:35 GMT I understand the majority of you despise President Trump and will argue against anything that comes out of his administration. That said, his latest...
I understand the majority of you despise President Trump and will argue against anything that comes out of his administration. That said, his latest proposal appears to be worthy of consideration.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/t...133500122.html


I remember bringing this up on a thread in the old forum, so I was excited to see the issue of food benefits being tackled and would support some of these proposed changes (Only if they end improving the quality of the goods/service of those that rely on food assistance AND lower the costs).

What does everyone else think? Is such a drastic change back to direct government supplied benefits worth considering? Good? Bad? What could be done to ensure that this isn't just a slashing of benefits for the cost savings alone ?

Some of the possible benefits I could think of.

1.The most obvious is the real possibility of reducing the high costs, waste and corruption that is prevalent in the current EBT based assistance programs. Ending the ridiculousness of $4 party store cans of beans and the horse trading of EBT benefits for cash/non permissible purchases.
2. Improvements in the nutritional value of the food being provided. Empty calories and other "Junk foods" could simply be excluded or at least limited.
3. Better access for those in food deserts such as struggling urban and rural areas.
4. Service for those that may be disabled, elderly or simply without transportation.
5. Slightly odd, but a lot more packages for the struggling United States Postal Service.

Possible downsides to returning to government provided food basics.

1.Major financial hit to existing retailers in areas with high food assistance rates.
2.Inability to provide fresh/perishable items (Although I think that could be overcome eventually).
3.Issues for those on restricted diets if choices are limited.
4.Delivery issues. Lost/damaged/stolen are serious issues when one is relying on their meals to be delivered.
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