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42.9 Million People On “Food Stamps”: Soda, Candy, $30 Steaks, Schwan’s Food Delivery

02/03/2011

More Than 1 in 7 Use Food Stamps in America. and Obama is proud of it.

UPDATE: My Time At Wal-Mart: Why We Need Serious Welfare Reform is a must read about the waste and lack of accountability in the food stamp program.

I have a friend who receives payments from the government for food, and she doesn’t get food stamps. People need to stop using the phrase ‘food stamp’ because what she gets is so much better. My friend gets an actual credit card which grocery stores call an EBT (Electronic Benefit Transaction). It is literally swiped at the register just like a credit card, only she chooses EBT instead of VISA. The government replenishes her card every single week, and they never forget. The only thing she needs to do to get the free money, is NOT work. She can even get food delivered to her home from Schwan’s Food Delivery. She can buy gum, soda, 30 dollar steaks and so much more. At the end of this blog, I have posted a list of some of the crap and luxury the government allows her to purchase with our money.

 

Reported By The Wall Street Journal:

More people tapped food stamps to pay for groceries in September as the recession and lackluster recovery have prompted more Americans to turn to government safety net programs to make ends meet.

Some 42.9 million people collected food stamps last month, up 1.2% from the prior month and 16.2% higher than the same time a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Nationwide 14% of the population relied on food stamps as of September but in some states the percentage was much higher. In Washington, D.C., Mississippi and Tennessee – the states with the largest share of citizens receiving benefits – more than a fifth of the population in each was collecting food stamps.

Click here to see how many people have a government-funded food Credit Card in each state.

I asked my friend to do a short write up about what the government allows her to buy with OUR money.

As a recipient of the federal food stamp program, I now eat far better than I ever did when I was working and scrimping by on $100/month budget for my children and me. Besides the substantial $525/month I receive as a family of three, I was shocked and appalled to learn what the tax payers are providing for my unworking ass.

Your taxpayer dollars will pay for energy drinks such as Red Bull. I also can purchase ANY candy or gum product. Gum is a food product, right Michelle? I also may purchase any mixers (strawberry daiquiri/margarita drinks) without alcohol in them. People always drink margarita mix as a substantial nutritional beverage, right?

One of my favorite things about this is that I may go to the deli or bakery section and get fresh donuts, customized party cakes, party subs, fresh salad bar, deli salads, etc. – all things I could not afford when I worked for a living. I also can purchase soda (which has a deposit in my state) and then return my empty cans to make some actual cash. Thanks guys!  Keep paying your taxes!

I used to cut coupons and watch sale ads. Now I don’t even look at the prices on products. As for these hilarious media interviews, in which food stamp recipients claim to run out of money by the end of the month- I’ll tell ya what- it’s because they are either getting Delmonico steaks everyday or selling their food benefits for cash to buy drugs, etc- which is prevalent in the inner cities.  That’s why their kids are hungry.

I don’t even have to go to the store either, as the Schwan’s man will deliver right to my door. Yes, thank you for my $19.99 gourmet fish I had this afternoon. The local butcher also takes them so I may eat farm raised choice meat products. I have lived on both sides of the food spectrum, and frankly it makes me sick to know that I was struggling while providing candy for others. If Michelle wants to regulate any food program, maybe she should look at her voters and regulate what is being paid for by the good taxpayers of America.

Oh, and guess what? Many of my friends and family will be receiving gourmet boxes of chocolate for Christmas this year.

Keep paying your taxes, guys!

 

Obama’s America, a place where even hard-working Republicans have given up.

Her government funded health insurance even offered to pay her a $10 gift card for taking her newborn to its first doctor’s appointment. And she told me there are other government plans that will pay you much more to take your kids to the doctor.

Wealth redistribution.

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101 This needs to change March 18, 2012 at 11:40 pm

I am rather angry about the whole government assistance programs. Although they are MEANT to help the people in NEED, so many people work the system to get things they WANT.

Anyone who has commented saying you get help because you or your husband/wife or BOTH lost jobs and you have a baby on the way and/or other life obligations, you deserved the help and NEED it. Other circumstances arise that YES certain people deserve these needed BENEFITS. If you have worked and put your time in making money for yourself and/or your family and now that is all taken away from you because whatever reason resulting from this declining economy, you deserve government assistance. You have done your time and paid your dues so you should be helped back on your feet again. I am one of NINE CHILDREN I am a 24 year old adult and have been stuggling through life for as long as Ive known. My mother has some kind of emotional/mood disorder and cannot work and my dad has worked over 30 years and just now lost his job. The unemployment is running out and he has no other money coming in to pay a mortgage and pay for food for my mother and 7 other kids. The government only gives him $200 a month!! A MONTH! Now my parents house is about to go into forclosure and he has been contacting them for months for assistance with that. They said he needed to get off unemployment and get REAL income like a job at WAL MART or wherever he can to be able to get mortgage assistance. SO instead of $500 a week from unemployment he will get maybe $300 a week if he worked a job a highschooler should have not a hard working man trying to support his family! That is nearly not enough for all expenses! Anyone that has worked hard in there life knows that! 300 a week???!! Thats only $1200 a month! Mortgage is $1500 utilities is maybe $400 food a week for 8 people at least $200 so all together thats $2700 a month and I didnt even factor in GAS! so that makes him $1200 in DEBT every month! This corrupt system of ASSISTANCE needs to be CHANGED! It is called assistance because they need to help you keep your home and your family safe and content until you can get back on your own two feet again because you are a hard working AMERICAN.

UNFORTUNATELY, there are people that screw over the system KNOWING if they lie they can get what they want, FREE MONEY. That is not free money but its paid for but hard working Americans that will never get a dime of help if they have fallen because the government looks at them as people that are capable of finding a way to make income. Many people that recieve assistance are DRUG ADDICTS that cannot hold a job so the stupid government finds it WISE to give them a debit type card that they can use to get more drugs and SUCK the LIFE out of our society! This program is so corrupt! I know this girl right now that gets money from the government and buys that fake marijuana crap and is supposedly recovering from herione addition and I highly doubt that she is clean yet the government freely gives away MONEY to DRUG ADDICTS! THERE SHOULD BE A MANDATORY DRUG TEST BEFORE ANYONE IS GIVEN THESE BENEFITS. This bitch actually had the nerve today to say to me… “I’m going to Best Buy tomorrow to buy myself a new IPOD with my government money I get every week.” Are you f”"KING kidding me! People are suffering that dont have milk and eggs to eat and she gets a $300 IPOD! Makes ME SICK!

I am so sick and tired of seeing these F**KING people at the grocery store too! They walk around with all their bling jewelry on, thier hair is all done up nice and OH my gooodness you cant forget the FAKE F**KING nails! Did you know they cost probably like $500 a year to mantain that awful fake looking unnecessary bullshit. Not to mention they get out of the car into a brand new 2012 ESCALADE. YEAH HIGH F**KING ROLLERS. Stop living off others peoples money!!

Why does the government gives these people money??

My dad asked this once to a government assistance customer service rep and she said THEY LIE. They say they make no other income and they do. Probably selling DRUGS and doing drugs! Kids still go hungry cuz the government gives the parents money and they use it for DRUGS! GIVE THEM MANDATORY WEEKLY OR MONTHY PISS TESTS! How hard is that.. Oooh is expensive they say. Well if every corrupt retard failed the test or fails random tests well then… hmm.. they get NO ASSISTANCE MONEY and BAM they just saved themselves a TON of money and it can actually go to the people that need it!

I am sick of this government! It makes no sense!

I am a hard working young woman. Grew up poor… I am poor now… I will probably always be poor, BUT if I wanted to go to college I would not get as much assistance as someone who is a recovering drug addict or criminal.
These people get more assistance because the government believes they cannot stand on their own two feet so they need the help the MOST to get them back into working society!

HOW ABOUT they help the people who are capable and are smart. THESE are the people that are going to make the world go round! NOT the drug addits that only care about one thing, THEMSELVES and working the system to get what they want.

I pray for all you other stuggling hard working American. Whether you are hard at work now or have been for years and suddenly let go. I feel your pain and you are not alone. I only wish we could find a way to protest this governments assistance plan because they are going about it the wrong way! Lets get some of these freeloaders off of the system so we can free up some money to people who are in true need of help.

Instead of giving money… why isnt they food banks set up for people where you can go and get your allotment of food for the week. Like bread, milk, eggs, juice and other necessaties. My parents used to get WIK checks when we were kids what happened to that? This new system sucks. I cant stand being angry about this beast that I cannot change *sigh*

102 This needs to change March 18, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I am rather angry about the whole government assistance programs. Although they are MEANT to help the people in NEED, so many people work the system to get things they WANT.

Anyone who has commented saying you get help because you or your husband/wife or BOTH lost jobs and you have a baby on the way and/or other life obligations, you deserved the help and NEED it. Other circumstances arise that YES certain people deserve these needed BENEFITS. If you have worked and put your time in making money for yourself and/or your family and now that is all taken away from you because whatever reason resulting from this declining economy, you deserve government assistance. You have done your time and paid your dues so you should be helped back on your feet again. I am one of NINE CHILDREN I am a 24 year old adult and have been struggling through life for as long as I’ve known. My mother has some kind of emotional/mood disorder and cannot work and my dad has worked over 30 years and just now lost his job. The unemployment is running out and he has no other money coming in to pay a mortgage and pay for food for my mother and 7 other kids. The government only gives him $200 a month!! A MONTH! Now my parents house is about to go into foreclosure and he has been contacting them for months for assistance with that. They said he needed to get off unemployment and get REAL income like a job at WAL MART or wherever he can to be able to get mortgage assistance. SO instead of $500 a week from unemployment he will get maybe $300 a week if he worked a job a high school student should have not a hard working man trying to support his family! That is nearly not enough for all expenses! Anyone that has worked hard in there life knows that! 300 a week???!! That’s only $1200 a month! Mortgage is $1500 utilities is maybe $400 food a week for 8 people at least $200 so all together that’s $2700 a month and I didn’t even factor in GAS! so that makes him $1200 in DEBT every month! This corrupt system of ASSISTANCE needs to be CHANGED! It is called assistance because the government needs to help you keep your home and your family safe and content until you can get back on your own two feet again because you are a hard working AMERICAN.

UNFORTUNATELY, there are people that screw over the system KNOWING if they lie they can get what they want, FREE MONEY. That is not free money but its paid for by hard working Americans that might never get a dime of help if they have fallen to hard times because the government looks at them as people that are capable of finding a way to make income. Many people that receive assistance are DRUG ADDICTS that cannot hold a job so the stupid government finds it WISE to give them a debit type card that they can use to get more drugs and SUCK the LIFE out of our society! This program is so corrupt! I know this girl right now that gets money from the government and buys that fake marijuana crap and is supposedly recovering from a heroine addition and I highly doubt that she is clean yet the government freely gives away MONEY to DRUG ADDICTS! THERE SHOULD BE A MANDATORY DRUG TEST BEFORE ANYONE IS GIVEN THESE BENEFITS. This bitch actually had the nerve today to say to me… “I’m going to Best Buy tomorrow to buy myself a new IPOD with my government money I get every week.” Are you f”"KING kidding me! People are suffering that don’t have milk and eggs to drink and eat and she gets a $300 IPOD! PAID FOR BY THE GOVERNMENT, I mean paid by hard working American! Makes ME SICK! She lives at home with her parents at 30 years old and they pay for her phone, her food, her clothes, everything. Her assistance just gives her spending money for cigarettes and fake weed. AWESOME! (sarcasm)

I am so sick and tired of seeing these F**KING people at the grocery store too! They walk around with all their bling jewelry on, their hair is all done up nice and OH my goodness you cant forget the FAKE F**KING nails! Did you know they cost probably like $500 a year to maintain that awful fake looking unnecessary bullshit. Not to mention they get into the car of a brand new 2012 ESCALADE. YEAH HIGH F**KING ROLLERS. Stop living off others peoples money!!

Why does the government gives these people money??

My dad asked this once to a government assistance customer service rep and she said THEY LIE. They say they make no other income, clearly they do. Probably selling DRUGS! Why don’t they do some investigation before they give money away like that?? Kids still go hungry because the government gives those parents money and they use it for DRUGS! WHY DONT THEY GIVE THEM MANDATORY WEEKLY OR MONTHY DRUG TESTS! How hard is that.. Oooh is it too expensive they say. Well if every corrupt retard failed the test or fails random tests well then… hmm.. they get NO ASSISTANCE MONEY and BAM the government just saved themselves a TON of money and it can actually go to the people that NEED it!

I am sick of this government! It makes no sense! Where is the regulations?

I am a hard working young woman. Grew up poor… I am poor now… I will probably always be poor, BUT if I wanted to go to college I would not get as much assistance as someone who is a recovering drug addict or criminal.
These people get more assistance because the government believes they cannot stand on their own two feet so they need the help the MOST to get them back into working society!
HOW ABOUT they help the people who are capable and are smart. THESE are the people that are going to make the world go round! NOT the drug addicts that only care about one thing, THEMSELVES and working the system to get what they want. Only Destroying our world more…

I pray every night for all you other struggling hard working Americans. Whether you are hard at work now or have been for years and suddenly let go. I feel your pain and you are not alone, Do not give up! I only wish we could find a way to protest these governments assistance plans because they are going about it the wrong way! Lets get some of these freeloaders off of the system so we can free up some money to people who are in true need of help. Americans are losing hope… I know I am :(

Instead of giving money… why isn’t there food banks set up for people where you can go and get your allotment of food for the week/month. Like bread, milk, eggs, juice, other necessities and it be regulated. My parents used to get WIK checks for free eggs and milk and stuff when we were kids what happened to that? This new system sucks. I can’t stand being angry about this beast that I cannot change *sigh*

103 Worker March 19, 2012 at 10:19 am

Why should I change my name to employee?

104 Expose March 19, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I liked your comment. I personally don’t like the label worker because worker is the term Communists http://www.workersliberty.org/node/4635, Lenin http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1909/may/13.htm, Marxists http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marxist_Worker, Nazis (German Worker’s Party), Socialists http://www.workers.org/, Unions (UAW) and the American left uses. I believe the word worker has been used by the left to divide Americans based on income. Why not an employee? I feel like the word worker is USED to make people feel like mere, unimportant workers when in fact everyone that works is very important to the workforce. I personally respect everyone that legally works in the US. When I think worker, I think class warfare. I think Communism. I think divide. I think government workers. I think unions. I was just surprised that you called yourself worker. Call yourself whatever you want. I am not trying to tell you to do anything. I just didn’t think you sounded like a worker.

105 Employee March 19, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Gotcha :) It is officially changed!

106 Expose March 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm

:.)

107 Heidi March 22, 2012 at 12:29 am

I am a single mother working myself to death to support my child. yesterday I had a filipino woman who didn’t speak english come through my checkstand and spend 60 dollars on candy with an EBT card. She then loaded it up in her brand new suv with canadian plates. How is this possible? Today a local woman comes in and buys 70 dollars in easter candy she informs me is for a fundraiser. EBT again. Why is it that I was born in this country, have worked 14 years straight since I was 16 and I have to see low life, lazy druggies buying snickers and energy drinks with my tax dollar. No wonder our economy sucks. We put more money into drug addicts and other people who feel they are above hard work than we do education. I myself received 200 dollars a month food stamps for the three months I was on bed rest during my pregnancy and I would have been too embarrassed to buy candy with it. Have they no shame? To quote Thomas Jefferson, ” The democracy will cease to exsist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to. Those who would not” Shame on them for abusing it and shame on us for not standing up against it.

108 hi March 28, 2012 at 9:59 am

I grew up in an upper class household where my family did not use any assistance from the government i.e ebt. I got my ex-gf pregnant when I turned 22 and she became epileptic post partum and now unable to work. I graduated as a Registered Nurse and I am now enrolled in med school. My daughter is now in 1st grade and I only work per diem. There is no way I can support my daughter unless I drop out of med school and work full time as a nurse.

Since I don’t make sufficient money, I qualified for EBT. If I were to goto the grocery store and buy snacks worth $60+ for my daughter, would u assume I’m abusing the govt? My parents make a 6 figure salary each and pays taxes too. So what is everyone complaining about?

109 Kitt April 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I too used to spout angrily of the injustice involved with public assistance.

With my nose in the air while standing in line at the grocery store, I would roll my eyes in derision whenever I’d see that EBT card in use by someone I felt did not deserve it, especially if their fashion style was not to my taste.

Then, I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists and subsequently lost all three of my jobs because I was turning my work in post-deadline (I was a writer) due to the horrific pain that slowed me down.

The reason I had three jobs was because my husband left me, and my 12-year-old son, but I knew I could support us if I just worked a little bit harder.

And I worked myself right out of a career. I have applied for jobs at places such as WalMart and 7-Eleven to no avail. As a last resort, I applied for and was accepted for public assistance with Medicaid and the food program.

Oh, and my own bling? Stuff I had when I was gainfully employed. Do I buy candy? Sometimes, because my son likes Peppermint Patties and he never asks for much from me.

I feel the scathing looks of the rule-keepers… the High & Mighties… the hall monitors who proudly display their righteous indignation… the HOA VPs who long to establish a Oh-Hell-No-Renters! clause in your gated community where 87 percent of the homeowners are under water… especially if the target is a non-white person.

Yep – I feel your contempt burning into the back of my head as I remove my newly acquired EBT card from my wallet.

And yet, a year ago, I was you.

Lighten up and go read a Wayne Dyer book already. You don’t know any of these people and have no right to judge, and with such vehemence no less.

And yes, there will always be those who will take advantage of the system, a system that may be flawed in many areas, yes, but a system that I’m glad is available to me at this time of my need.

Don’t think it can’t happen to you. I never thought I’d be in this situation, but here I am, saddled with an ill-tempered karma-monkey merrily tossing its feces all over me while I attempt to use my own EBT card as surreptitiously as possible.

God bless all of you. You may need it someday.

110 Expose April 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Look, we aren’t saying some people need it. But you are also insane if you think food stamps are not abused very badly on a daily/constant basis.

111 anonymous April 5, 2012 at 9:19 am

i dont like the part where you said that if people spend all there money by the end of the month its becuz they by expensive steaks or sell them to get drugs.; thats not true i only get $200 a month and i spend all my money thats only 50 dollars a week which isnt much!!!

112 Expose April 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Yeah, well a lot of people do.

113 chris April 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I agree that EBT is abused and candy, soda, ice cream, etc should not be covered. I actually would rather a recipient buy a steak than a red bull. However I think your misleading facts about people needing to not work to receive benefits remove a lot of validity from your argument. In order to get actual action on this problem you need people from both sides of the political divide to agree to do something together. Sensationalist pandering to one viewpoint will not accomplish this. You are also fooling yourself if you think this problem has been around for only the past 3 years. This was happening before Obama entered office and if you continue to blame OUR government’s problems on just the other side of the fence, it’ll be going on long after he’s gone.

Do you want to know why people can by junk food with their EBT cards? Because corporations like Frito Lay, Hostess, Nabisco, etc. line both Republican and Democrat pockets richly. This is a problem of corruption not of ideology. By blaming our problems on each other, we distract from the real problem, no party is responsibly governing our country. They are the exact same in the end, my life wasn’t any better 8 years ago, it didn’t get any better 3 years ago, and our country keeps spending more money than it makes no matter who is in charge. The rhetoric might be different from any one political figure to the next, but the actions are always the same.

114 Expose April 8, 2012 at 8:41 pm

All of the problems with politics from the food stamp program, crony capitalism to unconstitutional behavior, Obama does so much worse than any other president. So, I will talk about it as —Obama being the problem— because he is in power right now. He is the one destroying the country at this moment with full fledged and hardcore Socialism….tyranny. Therefore, if you want to talk about Bush or past presidents, go somewhere else. Because Obama is getting away with the most awful and dictator like reign. Would it surprise you after 8 years of Obama, if he deemed himself a third term? Not me. 4 more years of this guy and our borders will be overrun to the point of no return, we will likely get a nuke since Obama struck down Bush’s missile defense system with Poland and Czech Republic (because Russia didn’t like it) and replaced it with some ‘phased adaptive approach’ which won’t be as good and won’t be fully functional until at least 2020.

And our media volunteers to not report, spin, and LIE. The mainstream liberal media love Commies and Socialists. And that is why they misreport and lie about news, history, the Constitution, the GOP, Business, and so much more. The Big Government media sides with democrats all damn day, every day because they are progressive liberals who always love a good dictator….. they just never thought we’d get one here. Until we got Obama.

I am speaking from the experience of an actual food recipient. She went for help with her mortgage. The social worker told her she made to much @ 12 dollars an hour, and specifically told her if she wanted ANY help she needed to quit her job. This was in 2009. She said no way, got laid off, and said well, I guess I’ll take the food stamps because it’s so damn easy. Took the food stamps,and was unemployed for close to 2 years. The woman had no incentive to work because her EBT card was always replenished by Big Daddy and she was using her savings which was completely wiped out. Her small children won her more free stuff & $$$$ from Big Daddy. Take your baby to get its first check up, get a twenty dollar check. Going to work single mom? Government is gonna take this away. The government, both sides as you like to say, don’t give people incentives to stop living off the government. Yeah, the country does spend more money than it has, but after his first term Obama will have spent more in 3 years than Bush in 8. Obama Has Now Increased Debt More than All Presidents from George Washington Through George H.W. Bush Combined http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-has-now-increased-debt-more-all-presidents-george-washington-through-george-hw

I know Democrats with their PHD who say we need to spend more to get out of them mess we are in because of too much spending! The only thing I will agree to with the left on the food stamp issue is to privatize the program. America has got to get back to the Constitution. Socialism is the problem and Capitalim is the solution. The private sector needs to take care of the poor, and in a free market, they would do soooooo much better than the government ever could. Because all this president cares about it growing government by any means necessary. Obama must be elected OUT of office. Our Republic depends on it. Crony-Capitalism is at its worst, the more Socialist the US gets. Do you even know the presidential appointments, White House parties, and $$$$$ Obama gives to his buddies? There are good politicians out there but the media destroys them because they hate liberty in the US just as much as they hate the GOP.

115 Employee April 9, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Couldn’t have said it better myself!!!!

116 Bleep Bleep April 10, 2012 at 1:29 am

I am telling you the food stamp diet is soda, chips. candy, and top roaman noodles. I am so effin sick of corking my behind off and all people ever buy on their card is junk! Get off your behind and work. It is always the toothless, pajama clad, stinky people one EBT. If these bums want their foodstamps make them clean up the side of the road or an empty lot. What happened to the days where people worked? Foodstamps need to be for healthy food not junk. I also hate it when these bums have and EBt card, nice nails, a cell phone and then they whip out a $100 bill for their booze! And you can see in their wallets that they have wads of $100′s. Foodstamps need to be eliminated!To quote Thomas Jefferson, ” The democracy will cease to exsist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to. Those who would not” Whoever posted the quote form Jefferson, amen sister or brother.

117 Joe April 16, 2012 at 4:30 am

People should be able to buy what they want to eat food stamps or not .Food Stamp people pay taxes too!

118 Expose April 16, 2012 at 7:35 am

But they don’t pay Income taxes. Privatize the food stamp program. Drop the income tax on EVERYONE. The government doesn’t need to be paying for people’s food!

119 Damien April 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm

If we drug test for foodstamps, where are we going to buy any 2 for a dollar?

120 Mack Berndsen April 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm

All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you coul…

121 Ann May 1, 2012 at 6:23 am

You people are full of shit!!! Check your facts because a person who gets foodstamps will only get it once a month.

122 Expose May 1, 2012 at 6:36 am

Because you know the foodstamp code in all states?

123 Totally Bogus June 6, 2012 at 12:01 pm

There is abundant waste in ALL government programs. Just as there is waste in many corporations…In any case, this was obviously not written by a person on EBT…So sad that you would lie when you could do some actual reporting.

124 Expose June 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Obvioulsy? How so? Hell yes it was written by a person on EBT. I am not lying. Seriously, b/c I have nothing better to do than sit around and post “fake” blogs about food stamps. Ha ha. Sorry, I have a JOB! The difference b/w corporations and government is taxpayer dollars Get a clue.

125 EBT SLUT June 11, 2012 at 5:01 pm

@EXPOSE!
GO SUCK A COCK!

126 Retired Military June 18, 2012 at 9:41 pm

You all suck. I’m retired military with two kids. I have been unemployed for two years. The savings is gone. Used the Post 9/11 GI to get two AA Degrees. Still no will hire me. We are probability going to lose the house in the next few months. So not everyone is lazy! We went food stamps for food! So if I had a job or could just hired I could get off of them. Veterans have the high unemployment rate of any group. I served my country for 20+ years and all the thanks I get is unemployment and food stamps. Hire me!!!

127 mellisa operhall September 8, 2013 at 3:21 pm

What about the all the money we send to foreign nations every year it is way more than all the public assistance combined start there and dont worry about how good your NIEGBORS eat you fucking assholes

128 LittlePlainMe September 11, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Are you serious? I mean, honestly, are you people serious?

Yes, some people DO abuse the money they have for food through things like EBT. However, sometimes, treating yourself is OK. If they do it every single time they get the money, yeah, there is a problem. Things like that do need to be more carefully observed and regulated.

My life hasn’t been a bunch of roses. I’ve grown up knowing better than to ask for treats or goodies, and my family has relied very heavily on support from the government. My mother works her rear off for me and my siblings. I have been trying as hard as I can to land a job that wouldn’t end up just costing more in terms of gas money than I could earn to help out. We do receive EBT. We only get that money once a month.

That money is what kept us fed, and still does keep food on the table even with us living with my grandparents now. Without that and the help we did receive, we would be in very bad shape, even worse than we were in and are in. There were times there was absolutely nothing in the house. Nothing. Do you know what that is like? Then the payment would get there and we would be able to buy things in terms of food.

We always went for the value deals and things we could get more of for less. We never once abused it for things like candy or sodas. Only once in a blue moon. Because yeah, it’s very hard when you know you’re that low down. When you’re at the bottom, you have no where to go, nothing to keep you and your family from starving except some assistance from the government. The little treats were very nice things, and that’s what they were, treats. I even ended up having multiple fainting spells and having difficulty with my heart because of the fact I wasn’t getting enough in terms of lots of salt and sugar like most teens.

I actually NEED the snacks from a health standpoint you guys are complaining about people buying. My body simply doesn’t retain salt or liquids properly. So, salty crackers and Gatorades, as hard as this may be for you to wrap your minds around, is something that maybe some parents have to buy for their children. The energy drinks? Maybe they work all night and day and need the little boost that sometimes coffee just won’t give you.

And who are you all to sit behind a computer screen and judge everyone like this?

Yes, there are people out there who abuse the system and lie to get what they want.

Punish them.

Don’t punish people like us who are honestly trying and do what we can to scrape by. We try. Do you think we like needing to rely on something like EBT? It’s humiliating and degrading. It breaks down your sense of pride. We’re not all lazy people just trying to snatch up your hardearned money. Believe me, we’re not.

We’re people. Like you, like everyone in this world, we are people. And people can fall on hard times, and those times are hard for a reason. Show a little compassion. Don’t judge all of us for something some might do.

Not all Germans were Nazis.
Not all people needing government assistance are lowlifes.

129 Me September 27, 2013 at 10:49 am

Just to let people know I am disabled and seeking all the help available to me through the “system” EBT has literally saved me from being hungry I don’t know what I’d do without it and I am grateful I live in this country. I suffer from BiPolar and several other debilitating ilnesses all the eye rollers need to judge themselves before they cast a stone at me and may you never have to live the hell I live daily.

130 lil me October 22, 2013 at 7:11 am

I am a single mother of four with a child is autistic i have food stamps because i cant get a job due to no babsitter plus i have bipolar and i suffer from panic axiety disorder. I have never and never will sell my foodstamps and i always chevk my prices. I only buy cheap and i make my kids snacks cuz even with my foodstamp im sorry nut if we didnt have stamps my kids would starve or i would be inj jail i guess some people forget that not everyone abuses there bwnefits. And i dont run out my foos lasts me thank u

131 John November 5, 2013 at 6:32 am

This is a very stupid take on the whole food stamp issue. The person that wrote it is obviously jealous that she is not getting “free” money. its anything but free, I say this because I am receiving this God sent assistance. I am a Marine Veteran of eight years I served this country proudly and if weren’t for my injuries I would still be in the front lines. I started to receive this assistance because I was unable to work, so I became a full time student (MGIB post 9/11) and anyone that has a family knows that a minimum wage job is not enough for all the bills. I was hesitant to get food stamps but after looking at my son that needed clothes and school supplies I applied so for all that think that the only thing you need to do is not work, you are officially an ignorant prick. I get $430 cash assistance and $450 food stamps along with my BAH (as long as I’m in school $1350). My wife is not a citizen so she gets $0 thats only for me and my son. For all that think that immigrants are taking our money, your also a ignorant prick since you need a social security and history of work and income tax that will let them know how much you get and for how long. As part of the program you need to update them with you income every time it changes to adjust your benefits as necessary. Also you need to attend job searching classes every month until you get one. If you miss any your benefits forfeit and you will need to reapply and people that are on food stamps love to buy candy and soda to accompany their $30 steaks because we have so much money to blow (who every said that is more fucked than a soup sandwich) If you think tax payers are paying for other people, I don’t doubt it but this help comes to people that have paid for it beforehand (like insurance). You should be happy that you are not on public assistance (that means you are awesome and your shit don’t stink) I have been working hard all my life and was a SGT in my beloved Marine Corps. Im broke now and can’t work as well as I use to but I would give up being on Food stamps so other people can benefit, I fought for this country and Im proud to say that we made it that way and if you still think food stamps is your money and why are people getting fat while you work you need to research (but first pull your head out your ass its a little tricky to do when you enjoy it) in the end all this money is great for our economy since its being circulated and spent within our country. For all you cry babies “I work very hard and I don’t get them etc..” stop crying and apply its nobodies fault but yours and if your to proud your and idiot (I’m a Marine, I and all my brothers in arms produce pride for the whole country”) we might just take your share of pride back since you’ve become a cry baby. God bless America and all the blessings that we have and for those that don’t like it go to school and become president and change it! Semper Fi! Do or die! Yaght!

132 wow November 9, 2013 at 1:37 am

So poor kids should suffer and not be able to have ice
Cream or soda or a candy bar just because the parent
Is on food stamps ?

133 Expose November 11, 2013 at 10:09 am

Look people. If you don’t want to hear taxpayers opinions on food stamps, then get off them. Yes. Kids and families should only get the basic health necessities. Fruits, veggies, carbs, proteins etc…… I’m sure mommy and daddy can afford the junk on their own. Maybe stop paying for the booze and ciggs. If a society become comfortable because of food stamp program that allows them to buy foods they CANNOT afford and JUNK then why the hell will they work.

134 U Mad? January 2, 2014 at 8:15 am

Rant to your heart’s content if it makes you feel better, but at the end of the day I’m still going to be getting my groceries delivered via SNAP benefits and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it.

Why? Because FUCK YOU, that’s why. You wrote this long, rambling screed under the delusion that other people (A) care about your opinion, and (B) have to justify themselves to you. We don’t. Uncle Sam decided I qualify, so I qualify. End of story.

So if you don’t like it? You can go to hell and die. Not necessarily in that order, mind. :)

135 Anonymous January 7, 2014 at 2:34 pm

The number of people on food stamps is overwhelming, but it’s a sign of the times. Obama is in the White House and we’re still sticking our noses where they don’t belong. There is even such a thing as “gay rights”, which I won’t get into but will say is ridiculous because gay people are people too. You know what I saw on the local news today? Some building is getting a statue of a throned goat-headed creature under a pentacle. The same building has a statue of a scroll of the 10 commandments. And they talked about the symbolism and conflict. THIS WAS ON LOCAL FUCKING NEWS. They normally talk about someone getting shot or commended.

I agree… piss tests for anyone who wants benefits such as food stamps or SNAP. But to sit behind your computer and demonize the single parents, disabled vets, displaced workers and struggling college students… who the hell are you? Most of us have actually paid our taxes only to fall on hard times. And, not to say we are, but some of us have it so bad that if we WANTED to do drugs, who the hell would blame us?

136 Expose January 7, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Food stamp abuse for all. Sign of the times because of Barack Obama’s leadership and policies. I never said people don’t need help. Never said you didn’t pay your taxes. But as a taxpayer, I don’t believe the government should allow people, who have their Visa like EBT card, to buy whatever the hell they want. You can’t make welfare too comfortable.

137 Karl February 23, 2014 at 7:18 pm

How about voting out the ability to use EBT for buying junk food and voting in mandatory classes that educate people more about developing/maintaining a healthy diet?

138 Expose February 24, 2014 at 9:44 am

Taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for classes to educate people on how to eat.

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