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If you have money for lottery tickets, why do you have food-stamps?

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OhWOW

Bowling Green, KY

#1 Dec 12, 2012
Don't get me wrong, I know that there are families and individuals out there who do really need welfare benefits; BUT it cannot be denied that there are some out there who abuse the system.
Everyday I witness people buying $20 to $50 worth of lotto and lottery, cartons of cigarettes, and cases of beer, then using their food-stamps to buy small amounts of junk foods.
My question: If someone has enough money to afford gambling, smoking, and drinking, then do they really need government assistance for food?
What is your opinion on how to prevent these cases of abuse while leaving welfare benefits available to those who do need it in order to live?
derp

Paducah, KY

#2 Dec 12, 2012
Mind your own dam business?
OhWOW

Bowling Green, KY

#3 Dec 12, 2012
derp wrote:
Mind your own dam business?
Well technically it is my business since the money they're using with their food-stamps comes out of the taxes that I pay.

Also, I do after all live in the country that is currently failing economically and could really use the money that it is wasting on so many people that do not need it.
BGInsider

Georgetown, IN

#4 Dec 12, 2012
derp wrote:
Mind your own dam business?
First, it's "damn" and not "dam" and second it IS my business, as it's my tax dollars that feed their lazy asses. I am sick and tired of seeing them with buggy-fulls at Sav-A-Lot, ending up paying cents if even that!

Like the bumper sticker says..."If you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em"!!!
BGInsider

Georgetown, IN

#5 Dec 12, 2012
...then if they ever DO win the lottery, they're mad when they lose their benefits when they hit a winner. Of course, that's MORE money they DIDN'T work for.
derp

Paducah, KY

#6 Dec 13, 2012
BGInsider wrote:
<quoted text>
First, it's "damn" and not "dam" and second it IS my business, as it's my tax dollars that feed their lazy asses. I am sick and tired of seeing them with buggy-fulls at Sav-A-Lot, ending up paying cents if even that!
Like the bumper sticker says..."If you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em"!!!
I'll say dam if I want to and you WILL understand what it means!!

Anyway, why don't you write your congressman a note I'm sure it'll help.

Or you could threaten that dam, no good, scumbag, waste of air food stamp user with turning them in for their aggregious misuse of our taxpayers money and I'm sure they will go give their food stamps back to the state immediately.

Good luck
derp

Paducah, KY

#7 Dec 13, 2012
BGInsider wrote:
...then if they ever DO win the lottery, they're mad when they lose their benefits when they hit a winner. Of course, that's MORE money they DIDN'T work for.
Maybe you should quit your job and get some food stamps. It might make it easier to win the lottery.
derp

Paducah, KY

#8 Dec 13, 2012
OhWOW wrote:
<quoted text>
Well technically it is my business since the money they're using with their food-stamps comes out of the taxes that I pay.
Also, I do after all live in the country that is currently failing economically and could really use the money that it is wasting on so many people that do not need it.
I'm sure the U. S. congress feels your pain and they would love to have that food stamp money in their pockets.
Just an idea

Bowling Green, KY

#9 Dec 13, 2012
I agree with everything said it's taxpayers that pay that money in and it's a crazy world years ago real men thought it was their responsibility to take care of their family people didn't want to be on food stamps and welfare cause they felt ashamed, now days welfare is like something people STRIVE for I don't get it at all, one of these days everyone will get tired of working to support the masses tired of going to work to support these dead ass baby mamas and baby daddys and guess what the government won't be able to stand when the whole nation decides it's easier to just let the government support us all, that is when this country will fall apart. I wish people still felt ashamed for being on welfare we would be a better nation again.
my opinion

United States

#10 Dec 13, 2012
Because unfortunately Obama has turned welfare into a career instead of a program for people who really need it. Think it's bad now? It's only gonna get worse! Just thank the fine American people who voted for him! We can all complain all we want, but it won't do any good...
Bombardier

La Grange, KY

#11 Dec 13, 2012
OhWOW wrote:
My question: If someone has enough money to afford gambling, smoking, and drinking, then do they really need government assistance for food?
The answer is actually in your question. After smoking, drinking, and gambling, the person can't afford food. Its a case of screwed up priorities and working the system.
ucandoit

United States

#12 Dec 13, 2012
There is abuse in every aspect of the government including welfare. As much as some people would like to think, accepting food stamps does not mean every taxpayer gets the right to tell you what to do. I do not approve of the people who do not use their benefits wisely. However I understand my lack of approval does not give the right to make their choices for them. Personally I think they should only be able to use them for actual healthy food. But that's just my opinion if someone wants to eat junk food that's there choice.

Food stamps and welfare make up about 6 percent of the annual budget. I find it odd that the majority of people running there mouths about wasteful spending make welfare their main area of concern. Its one of the few areas of government spending that actually helps AMERICANS! Complain about wasteful military contracts for planes that will never fly, support for foriegn countries who hate us. Increased salaries for politicians while minimum wage stagnates.

I am sure the government loves all the sheep being focused on non-issuses such as abortion gay marriage and welfare reform. While we squabble about who should be allowed to marry they vote themselves a raise and award another billion dollar contract to their cronies.
Congress

Bowling Green, KY

#13 Dec 14, 2012
Tax the rich and eat the poor. The best of both worlds.

Since: Sep 12

La Grange, KY

#14 Dec 14, 2012
ucandoit wrote:
There is abuse in every aspect of the government including welfare. As much as some people would like to think, accepting food stamps does not mean every taxpayer gets the right to tell you what to do. I do not approve of the people who do not use their benefits wisely. However I understand my lack of approval does not give the right to make their choices for them. Personally I think they should only be able to use them for actual healthy food. But that's just my opinion if someone wants to eat junk food that's there choice.
Food stamps and welfare make up about 6 percent of the annual budget. I find it odd that the majority of people running there mouths about wasteful spending make welfare their main area of concern. Its one of the few areas of government spending that actually helps AMERICANS! Complain about wasteful military contracts for planes that will never fly, support for foriegn countries who hate us. Increased salaries for politicians while minimum wage stagnates.
I am sure the government loves all the sheep being focused on non-issuses such as abortion gay marriage and welfare reform. While we squabble about who should be allowed to marry they vote themselves a raise and award another billion dollar contract to their cronies.
A liberal after my heart. Very well said.
Forward

Bowling Green, KY

#15 Dec 14, 2012
"We&#65279; have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a new world order -- a world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations. When we are successful -- and we will be -- we have a real chance at this new world order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the UN's founders."

President George Herbert Walker Bush
September 11, 1991
sad to see

Des Moines, IA

#16 Dec 14, 2012
it is disheartening when hard working people struggle while others are handed everything
whatever

Bowling Green, KY

#17 Dec 14, 2012
I work damn hard and pay my taxes, I bust my ass to provide for my family yet still, in the end, I still need a little help! not everyone who receives food stamps are no good, non-working slum bags! I try to live within my means, I don't have new cars or name brand clothes/ accessories, I don't have the fanciest home or top of the line items but I make it, provide for my kids and yes, I get food stamps!
ticked off

Canton, OH

#18 Dec 14, 2012
whatever wrote:
I work damn hard and pay my taxes, I bust my ass to provide for my family yet still, in the end, I still need a little help! not everyone who receives food stamps are no good, non-working slum bags! I try to live within my means, I don't have new cars or name brand clothes/ accessories, I don't have the fanciest home or top of the line items but I make it, provide for my kids and yes, I get food stamps!
and it sounds like you're proud of it too. Maybe you should think about birth control instead of having a herd of kids you can't support. Or maybe try finding a better job so you can pay your own way for once. People like you are the downfall of society. I'm not rich. I barely get by but you better believe every pennie I have is one I've earned. Not one that I received from government assistance. You ought to be ashamed of yourself. Wake up and do something with your life.
WOW

Louisville, KY

#19 Dec 14, 2012
ticked off wrote:
<quoted text>and it sounds like you're proud of it too. Maybe you should think about birth control instead of having a herd of kids you can't support. Or maybe try finding a better job so you can pay your own way for once. People like you are the downfall of society. I'm not rich. I barely get by but you better believe every pennie I have is one I've earned. Not one that I received from government assistance. You ought to be ashamed of yourself. Wake up and do something with your life.
Spoken like a true ingnorent ass know it all.
Just curious

Jacksonville, AL

#20 Dec 14, 2012
So if a dude works his ass off for say, 40 years, never taking in a dime but paying in a fortune, he would be wrong for using it however he wishes for a few years?

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