Just Saying

Bowie, MD

#223 Apr 24, 2012
yoyoyo wrote:
Well, the average dentist in this country makes about 120,000/yr....I will graduate with my DDS in 2014...top 10% of wage earners in this country is just over 100,000. The cpas and attorneys drill these numbers into us so we'll hire them...probably makes you boil to know a ebt user may one day be making more money than you. Let's not be petty.
now i know youre lying.

No professional school will give you time to work. Trust me.

Want to try again?
dixie

Paris, TN

#224 Apr 24, 2012
I don't get food stamps but my mother does because she's 73 yrs old and only get social security, which isn't enough to pay bills and live on. I do all the grocery shopping for her using her card. Just because someone is using a food stamp card doesn't mean it's theirs. Some people are so quick to judge others.
yoyoyo

United States

#225 Apr 24, 2012
Just Saying wrote:
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now i know youre lying.
No professional school will give you time to work. Trust me.
Want to try again?
I don't have to lie about anything. Try a prn weekend only job. I have the freedom to choose when I work....and since its home care, I spend a lot of time studying at work! Perfect situation for my demanding school schedule... I also work as a TA in the Operative Dentistry Lab. I'm an honor student as well. And again, I am an EBT user. If you want more confirmation, I'm on Student Doctor Network listed as DrReese. Plenty of posts with advice to other alternative students, about overcoming adversity and making it in professional school. I probably won't respond to any more of your skepticism. Im in the middle of finals right now. Wish me luck on my Removable Prosthedontics and Medical Emergencies Finals tomorrow. Don't be so simple minded and quick to judge.
dont hate

Paris, TN

#226 Apr 25, 2012
I get food stamps ebt whatever you want to call it. I work for cash and make all kinds of money I hussel money every day I had a doctor tell me he did not make as much as I do one day. He was a tight wad though. His house sure is nicer than mine. I do have all of my stuff paid for house,three cars, two trucks, and a van. I have Tenn care. I dont have a smart phone but I do have a cell. I think I should get all I can from the gov because they dont mind taking from me.They dont mind wasting tax money why should I. We went to war to defend oil in Kuwait but our gas price has trippled. When we go to war we go back in and rebuild and spend more money than we have but yall are worried about an american citizen having a cell phone. If the government took care of its citizens right then there would be free health care and cheep food gas everyone would have a job and yall would not be crying because somebody needs help. I know there are people who dont need it but if they were not getting it some one in anouther country would be.
Crystal S

Opelika, AL

#228 Aug 6, 2012
I am a single mother of 3 and it took all I had to apply for Ebt.. Food stamps! Today we americans can not make a living like years before this shitty war! So mind ur business everybody, bc u may oneday be the one too with an card in ur hand...
U think people like being on food stamps?! Well think again people!!! I once had a job with over 3,000 a month in bills, I paid for food every week. So now ur telling me if someone has a nice phone then thats makes them less to you. Really!!! Maybe they got it cheap from an asshole like you all that lost their job!!! You think its fair to stand and Judge someone while ur waiting in line. Wow. I have never...what about the jail people living off the Government, oh lets not forget the Sports Players in America that make Millions while men amd weman are in the USA ARMY not making SHIT!!!! Getting shot coming home in a box or with no legs... So next time talk about something that matters or u understand. I crystal approve this message :-)
Judge-not

United States

#229 Aug 7, 2012
I have a fancy cell phone.I bought..i have a job..but you'll see me use a food stamp card..my mother-in-law is disabled and I do her shopping for her..not everything is like you think...on another note I wonder how much the farmers will make in crop reimbursements this year due to the drought ..
guest

Covington, TN

#230 Aug 9, 2012
Just don't go to the store's around the 1st week in the month, busy busy.

I was on food stamps at one time, a few years ago. I had a blackberry cell phone. If you order your cell phone online through AT&T you can usually get them free. I'm no longer on food stamps, I have upgraded to a iPhone & it didn't cost anything either. Most people now have cell phones instead of house phones.
I understand the original posters frustration but you are judging all people & not all the people on food stamps are worthless & scamming the system.
There are some who have brand new cars, a new house, flashy cell phones, you will see them pull out their EBT card, if you know anything some are foster parents they take children into their home & the government helps them to care for children who's parents didn't want them. Maybe next time you want be so judgmental. Just because someone looks nice & is clean & has nice things doesn't mean they don't need it.
HowItIs

Jackson, TN

#231 Aug 9, 2012
I am on food stamps, and not ashamed!! I have two kids, and was sick and tired of working these dead end jobs in Paris that pays just enough for your gas. So, I enrolled in college, and yes, I draw food stamps. I agree that the fools selling drugs, and that are just too lazy to work shouldn't get them. I think you should hqve to pass a drug test to draw welfare. My situation: I am a mother, and a student. I need help sometimes. I dont party, or do drugs. You should sit on a block of ice and cool down, or one day someone might kick that pedistal you're standing on out from under you!
Shirley

Rock Hill, SC

#232 Nov 18, 2012
Please lets not talk to soon, because God could put you in that situation just so you can see how it really is. So, lets be thankful that we're able to support our family and not have to depend on someone else to help us. If you think about it, those people pay taxes every time they go to the store and buy anything other than food. Be blessed people.
crackalator

Van Nuys, CA

#233 Nov 18, 2012
Stinky Pete wrote:
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I think fat *ssholes looking down their noses at food stamp use instead of minding their own f*cking business is bad enough. Especially when you're willing to paint an extremely large number of people in a struggling economy with the same judgemental brush based on one or two experiences you've had while shopping.
In short, I think your entire post is mean-spirited garbage, and you should probably shut the f*ck up.
How bad is the economy if you can afford cell phones for you and your kids?
Why can you pay for phone service but you cant pay for food?
What it boils down to is if someone is giving something away for free then some bum will always be in line ready to cash in on the freebies.
Patriot

Dallas, TX

#234 Nov 18, 2012
I would rather see an American get "E.B.T., free money, ect" instead of our Government just giving billions, and trillions away to Countries that cannot stand us.
Disgusted

United States

#235 Nov 21, 2012
My daughter gets EBT. Thank God that its available. Little children should not have to go hungry. She has a nice phone. I gave her mine when I upgraded. I'm NOT receiving EBT. I also prepay her phone so that if my grandbaby has an emergency communication is available. Don't jump to conclusions. She is very frugal with her purchases as she doesn't get that much.

What bothers me is people using them to buy Ribeyes, lobster, and shrimp. THAT torques me! That tells me those people don't need them. There should be "luxury" foods that can't be purchased on EBT.
Disgusted

United States

#236 Nov 21, 2012
...and the ore pay minutes I buy for my daughters phone cost me all of 16.00 per month. Well worth it for the piece of mind it gives me.
ConservativeMomm y

Franklin, TN

#237 Nov 24, 2012
I understand the annoyance the writer is getting at, but one must also remember to not judge to harshly.

The system was created to help those in need. IN NEED. Not the lazy. While it's NO secret there are many recipients laying around BRAGGING of their assistance, and those ARE the ones who need to be drug tested, and need a time limit. However, anyone on assistance, I think should be drug tested and put on a time limit.

It burns me up to watch others brag about taking money they don't need, or taking money KNOWING they have no intention on every bettering themselves.

However, in our economy as it is today, some of us (Myself included) came from well stable homes and incomes before everything began falling apart. We had nice cars, houses, and CELLPHONES.

My husband had a wonderful job, and then was let go because there was no money for payroll and seniority played its part. We had just had a baby, and already had a 6 yr old. I was a college student and stay at home mom. For a year I made $150.00 feed a family of 4, because I was scared to ask for help. The day I walked into Human Services, I was denied help because my husband brought in $75.00 too much a month. But the nice lady told me, "Honestly, if you had another baby, you would qualify." She told me I would have to get pregnant, to get help. THAT is why there's a problem in our system. I cried the entire way home.

Here my family was TRYING to make it. He didn't ask to no longer have a good paying job. I didn't WANT assistance, I NEEDED it. We were both trying to earn college degrees to both find better paying jobs, but yet denied help because we weren't reproducing fast enough, or laying around doing nothing. THAT is FAR more annoying that a cellphone.

My husband and I both have very nice cell phones, not because we're lazy. Because we're thankful to have such nice phones, so we've taken care of them because that's all we have. We are't spending our money on "bling bling" and cellphones. The only "bling" I have is the jewelry I got before things got bad, and I wear them proudly. My iPhone looks pretty because I take care of it, because I realize how nice it is, and I can't afford a new one, so I take care of it.

The system was created to help those who wanted to help and better themselves, in a time of struggle and need. Not to fund the lazy, and helpless, and sadly that's become the stereotype and assumption.

But before judgments are made, next time, just take a moment to consider that person's life story. I understand the annoyance found in the system, especially noticing it in public, but we aren't all dead beats with no hopes of being independent.:)
Randy

Vero Beach, FL

#238 Nov 25, 2012
lazy ass bummin bitches wrote:
Stinky pete is a lazy ass worthless ass coon that draws the governments money because stinky pete is a free loading peace of shit...all the foodstamp recipients need jobs and classes on money management. They drive suvs and talk on their cell phones and sport their bling bling and I hope everyone who takes advantage of the hard working people in Paris...oneday too can feel what its like to support a bunch of pathetic loosers.
It must suck not to be able to feed all the kids you brought into the world...and 1 more thing...Whats the difference between Stinky Pete and a bench? A bench can support a family...lol
In response to your statement about all food stamp recipients. You say they need jobs classes in money management drive SUVs bla bla you know. Well here is why I am on food stamps, I recently relocated to a city where I thought a job was waiting for me and only to find out I was wrong this city has no work but I have been working part time. I am epileptic so I don't drive havnt in several years. Living in a hostile environment has stressed me out so much I had a seizure at work was out for two weeks until I could get a doctors note stating I could return and when I did I am now only getting about five to ten hours at most a week. I am a high school graduate with some college education as well as experience in a number of different areas. I was once making very good money living a very different lifestyle and managing my money fine until a lay off basically sent it all downhill from there. Ever since I have been struggling to make ends meet and at times it has been very tough so now I am getting 50 bucks a month, though due to recent wage loss I will be trying to get more, and the way I look at it every time I swipe that card I'm not taking money out of no arrogant selfish rich persons pocket however out of my own government savings account where I have put thousands of dollars into. Not every person who is a food stamp user is a low class uneducated lazy virus to society as some may think.
Randy

Vero Beach, FL

#239 Nov 25, 2012
Disgusted wrote:
My daughter gets EBT. Thank God that its available. Little children should not have to go hungry. She has a nice phone. I gave her mine when I upgraded. I'm NOT receiving EBT. I also prepay her phone so that if my grandbaby has an emergency communication is available. Don't jump to conclusions. She is very frugal with her purchases as she doesn't get that much.
What bothers me is people using them to buy Ribeyes, lobster, and shrimp. THAT torques me! That tells me those people don't need them. There should be "luxury" foods that can't be purchased on EBT.
I disagree with your luxury food comment. Besides keep in mind when a person has a limit they have to watch what they spend anyway mine is only 50 bucks. Yea I may want to treat myself to a steak or some shrimp but will be careful how I use it. Wouldn't want to get two steaks and be out of foodstamps for a month. It's all about managing your money if you have enough to afford it why not. I work, I work at looking for even more work. I don't want to just eat cheap food all the time!
mark

Dallas, TX

#240 Nov 25, 2012
Randy wrote:
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I disagree with your luxury food comment. Besides keep in mind when a person has a limit they have to watch what they spend anyway mine is only 50 bucks. Yea I may want to treat myself to a steak or some shrimp but will be careful how I use it. Wouldn't want to get two steaks and be out of foodstamps for a month. It's all about managing your money if you have enough to afford it why not. I work, I work at looking for even more work. I don't want to just eat cheap food all the time!
Talking to people in Paris , is like talking to a brick wall.
Disgusted

United States

#241 Jan 29, 2013
Randy wrote:
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I disagree with your luxury food comment. Besides keep in mind when a person has a limit they have to watch what they spend anyway mine is only 50 bucks. Yea I may want to treat myself to a steak or some shrimp but will be careful how I use it. Wouldn't want to get two steaks and be out of foodstamps for a month. It's all about managing your money if you have enough to afford it why not. I work, I work at looking for even more work. I don't want to just eat cheap food all the time!
Yeah, Its nice to eat shrimp and steak...hard for me to remember what it tastes like though since I CAN'T AFFORD IT! NOT EVER! See what I'm saying?

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#242 Feb 11, 2013
Disgusted wrote:
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Yeah, Its nice to eat shrimp and steak...hard for me to remember what it tastes like though since I CAN'T AFFORD IT! NOT EVER! See what I'm saying?
But I see you can manage computer and internet, just fine.

Since: Feb 13

Arlington, TN

#243 Feb 22, 2013
Stinky Pete wrote:
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I think fat *ssholes looking down their noses at food stamp use instead of minding their own f*cking business is bad enough. Especially when you're willing to paint an extremely large number of people in a struggling economy with the same judgemental brush based on one or two experiences you've had while shopping.
In short, I think your entire post is mean-spirited garbage, and you should probably shut the f*ck up.
LMAO @ Stinky Pete....I work and pay my taxes just to keep lazy Mo Fos like you in food stamps and free cell phones. What gives you the right "Mr HandOut" to be dissin someone that works for a damn living? I recommend that you crawl yo stupid ass back under the rock you came from and YOU STFU!

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