Dependency on Demand – Delivered Direct to Your Doorstep…

I cannot seem to find appropriate words.  Amazon makes it that much easier to chill and watch the flat screen…

[…] “Households that receive government benefits like food stamps can now get all of Amazon Prime’s perks — access to video, games, and music streaming, fast premium shipping, and free e-books, periodicals, and podcasts — for $5.99 a month. (link)

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247 Responses to Dependency on Demand – Delivered Direct to Your Doorstep…

  1. SAD, that We cannot update OLD ideas into Todays Society..

    Liked by 4 people

  2. mw says:

    So the rest of us dumbchucks are subsidizing them. I am, heretofore, completely finished with Amazon. After all, I’m a fan of capitalism, not socialism.

    Liked by 9 people

  3. Dawna says:

    I also have no words. Ok, I have a few…
    Been on EBT food only when my husband was laid off. No cash benefits.
    Would never have dreamed of spending the small amount we got for a family of 7 on such a thing.😨

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    • gary says:

      I agree with you.

      I am a senior citizen, and the food stamps help me right now.

      I am a TRUMP supporter. You know how hard it is for some of us to speak up about receiving food stamps. In life you never know what will happen to you in 10 years or 20 years, fortunes change, health issues, etc.

      Please, I beg you, don’t make Trump supporters feel like trash! You need every Trump supporter you can get, if Trump is going to be elected in 2020.

      Everybody here is against welfare abuse, fraud, and illegals getting benefits that should go to American Citizens. On this we agree. Stop there!

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      • nimrodman says:

        Those are important sentiments, Gary, thanks for voicing them.

        Be assured our greatest revulsion is not with those in your situation, but with the able-bodied who freeload on the system generationally, including fraud such as selling their credits for cash. That is, those whose intent and actions are to milk and game the system.

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        • bolshevict says:

          We actually bought those 5# blocks of cheese in college, from bums who’d take $5 for it that they could use at the bars….I remember especially because a roommate ate nothing but cheese sandwiches for a week and ended up in the hospital because he got so plugged up.

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      • NJ Transplant says:

        Gary – you are not abusing the system. I’m sure you worked your whole life and you should get help when you are a senior. I am also a senior and I know it is hard.

        What makes me crazy is watching the illegals in the grocery store with several EBT cards. They also never bag their groceries. When I read that GW Bush had the consulate in Mexico City giving advice on how to come here illegally and get food stamps, it really aggravated me. It got worse under Obama. Obama was actually doing commercials trying to recruit people to get food stamps.

        I get social security. I worked for it for 47 years before I retired. One of the reasons I supported President Trump is his vow not to touch our social security and medicare.

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      • john graham says:

        you, are what the system was set up for…to help the poor, elderly, and needy….unfortunately the system has been hijacked by young healthy turds, who just don’t want to be bothered with work

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      • Mikayla825 says:

        Thank you Gary.

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  4. Sandpiper says:

    What I would like to say would be unprintable!

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  5. jackphatz says:

    I’ve started looking at Ebay again for stuff. Many times it’s free shipping. The only thing I use Amazon for now is looking for free books for my Kindle.

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    • lady4trump says:

      The library has all KINDS of ‘free’ books! You can check them out for 3 weeks, unless they are brand new! Amazon tried to trick me into getting ‘PRIME’ when I ordered something, it said would you like free next-day shipping, with no other explanation. Only later did I find out I was billed $50.00 for a membership! I called and cancelled it, and got the $50 taken off my credit card.

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      • jackphatz says:

        Prime is now $99 a year.

        Liked by 1 person

        • NJ Transplant says:

          There is something wrong with paying someone in order to buy from them. I try not to use Amazon, but you can get free shipping if you buy enough. You just have to wait an extra week to receive the items. I never pay for shipping if I can help it.

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          • jackphatz says:

            Amazon used to be reasonably priced but not anymore. You pay more so the people who have the Prime can get it cheaper.

            There’s plenty of competition out there if you look.

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        • sf4trump says:

          I didn’t mean to “like” this … but I do like my Prime. I can’t imagine those on a budget of food stamps being encouraged to buy more.. wow

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        • sf4trump says:

          I didn’t mean to “like” this … but I do like my Prime. I can’t imagine those on a budget of food stamps being encouraged to buy more.. wow

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        • So Bezos, one of the wealthiest men on earth, wants tax payers to pay him $5.99/mo. out of the proceeds given to people in need, so they can buy games, music streaming and access to videos instead of food and clothing? Why is it that the rich always want someone else to pay for their schemes? We wouldn’t waste our own money on Amazon Prime just so we can receive goods in two days, but we are now expected to pay for welfare recipients to waste part of their proceeds on this each month? If Bezos wants this for these people, he should foot the bill himself and give them total access to their money for necessities for which it was intended to be used. I am not talking about you, Gary, because you know the value of your money and where it should be spent, not wasted, the same as most of us.

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    • NvMtnOldman says:

      I wrote 3 books and put them on Amazon Kindle select. Over a 4 month period 13,718 premium members read the books. I rec’d a big zero $ from Amazon. So, jack, how do you think I feel about you freeloaders. I took them off. Never again!!!! One person bought one for $6.00. I rec’d $3.31.

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  6. wheatietoo says:

    These programs were never intended to be a ‘way of life’.

    Hopefully as jobs return and people can work again, then we can start cutting back on the amount of time that people are allowed to be on them.

    It’s not fair to the hardworking tax payers that they are forced to support the looter-class.

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  7. ed357 says:

    Wait…..

    I’m paying my own Prime at $99 per year………

    and the “leeches” are getting the same thing for $72…….

    I’m gonna make a few calls.

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  8. cbjoasurf says:

    That’s why my wife and I refuse to use “Amazon”!

    I’m happy to pay a little more to avoid enriching Jeff Bozos.

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    • If there’s a nice place to go shopping in this country, I’m in the one small town that it’s farthest from. Plus getting older makes it harder to drive long distances. Can do without cable, though.

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      • Piper says:

        Most of the time I’ve found that you can buy the products you want straight from the seller’s website instead of through Amazon- I closed the Amazon account immediately when be-elzobub came out against Trump.

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  9. Watcher says:

    Tip: Amazon prime will automatically renew and bill you if you don’t go into your account and check the box to notify you before auto renew. Found out the hard way and $99.

    The chain b&m stores Nordstrom, Penny’s, Sears, etc are in shopping malls that used to be a pleasure to go. Shopping, looking around, taking the family, ice cream, eating, a enjoyable day.

    Now most have turned into a display of what today’s juvenile delinquency and adult debauchery are like.

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  10. SR says:

    Why do people need prime? I order more than minimum amount and then keep the stuff what I need and return remaining.

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  11. Emily Summer says:

    So tell me, if you are on food stamps, how can you afford to buy anything on Amazon? Do they still have free Obama phones? I do my shopping online with Walmart as we live 100 miles from any big store.

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  12. citizen817 says:

    “Electronic Soup Cards”

    Factually, if the number of American people on EBT or SNAP welfare benefits had to line up for soup and meals (instead of just get money on an electronic card for use anywhere), there would be massive lines, miles-long lines, all day and all night in hundreds of thousands of soup kitchens nation-wide.

    The EBT and SNAP cards are exactly that, “Electronic Soup Cards”.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/09/06/right-now-we-have-longest-soup-lines-in-history-of-america-you-just-cant-see-them/

    How lovely for Amazon. They can now get those “soup lines” into their bottom line…with more dependency.

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  13. elize says:

    Perfect timing our prime membership would’ve been renewing next month. Canceled it. I rarely utilize their services but tend to forget that we pay an annual membership. Thanks folks for the timely reminder!

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  14. Amy says:

    If you are on SNAP them you shouldn’t..
    Never mind..

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  15. sobriquet4u says:

    Amazon has been an addiction of mine but I can no longer continue this. I am contributing to every thing that is wrong with this country by continuing to utilize their convenience. We all are.
    I once read…Evil triumphs when good men do nothing…and sign up for Prime. I can no longer sit here and comment on the evil of those who inflict wrongdoing on America when I sell out America for the convenience of a $99 membership to a saboteur. I like being here better. So long Amazon.

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  16. Right Wrong or indifferent Amazon like most Corporations is loyal to money not country.

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  17. Corporations are now using the money you spent with them for products to influence government decisions by supporting the subversion of our basic principiles are a threat to our freedoms an futures of our children. Sooner on later we will have to choose between best prices and politics

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  18. Laura Wesselmann says:

    Not a hand-out but a hand-up! Gotta love the Gimmees.

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  19. Dennis Leonard says:

    Ah the great Amazon,
    June 8, 2017

    By Jeffrey Dastin

    (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has stepped up lending to third-party sellers on its site who are looking to grow their business, a company executive said in an interview on Wednesday.

    The e-commerce giant has doled out more than $1 billion in small loans to sellers in the past 12 months, compared with more than $1.5 billion it lent from 2011 through 2015, said Peeyush Nahar, vice president for Amazon Marketplace. Sellers have used the money to expand their inventory or discount items on Amazon, he said.

    Boosting sales for third-party merchants is lucrative for Amazon, which takes a cut of transactions on its site.

    It also has made a business out of handling more leg work for sellers, too. They pay Amazon to fulfill their orders and boost their placement in search results, without which sellers might struggle to grab shoppers’ attention.

    More than 20,000 small businesses have received a loan from Amazon and more than half of those have taken a second loan from the company, it said.

    Loans range from $1,000 to $750,000. Sellers have said interest rates are between 6 percent and 14 percent.

    Rivals, including eBay Inc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc, now are doubling down on their marketplace businesses, but loans may help keep sellers close to Amazon’s orbit.

    “We do tell them it’s to help them grow on the Amazon Marketplace,” Nahar said.

    Traditional lenders shied away from small merchants after the 2008 financial crisis, which created an opening for other sources of financing. While this exposes Amazon to additional credit risk, the company has near real-time data on sellers’ businesses and access to their customer reviews, which are helpful in deciding whether to make a loan.

    The loan program is invitation-only.

    Amazon has issued loans to sellers in the United States, United Kingdom and Japan.

    The company has said it would expand to other countries where it operates marketplaces, such as Canada, France and China. On the rollout’s timing, Nahar said, “Stay tuned.”

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