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should you be able to buy crawfish with food stamp

Created by our tax dollars on Apr 12, 2009

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In the line

New Iberia, LA

#41 May 23, 2009
local yokel wrote:
new rool..all who recieve gov. assistance will be drug tested..we have to pass a drug test in order to make it to give it freely to them.but we get fired if we turn up dirty. they skip right along with out a care. not all, but many many of them.if they r able. let them do some constructive community service for them.that will give them an idea of there worth and free would soon not be the first werd in there vocabulary.and they would have more pride in the system .
Put my name in the hat , as a matter of fact gimme a bottle, ill be the first. You may catch alot, but the working class you speak of that is pissed on a regular basis, they are forewarned 95 percent of the time. I know because ive been there.
In the line

New Iberia, LA

#42 May 23, 2009
As a matter of fact i agree 100 percent because the people that are screwing up and giving government assistance a bad name are the ones going in and acting crazy and getting a crazy check...the ones that when i was in need was approved in a heartbeat but the sad fact was that they were in an escalade less than a year old that the spinner rims cost more than my old beater family vehicle by a landslide and they could sell the gold chain (one of the ten) around there neck for enough to live on and be comfortable for 3 months. Thats what gives the government assistance programs a bad name? I mean tell me how many people drew thousands of fema from a house that was worth nothing to begin with and lied about what the contents were and that they actually lived there....ive heard countless stories...whats that, 20...30 thousand a pop??? but were griping about 40 bucks worth of crawfish? i understand the point and can appreciate it buy my point is you cant do away with a monster by plucking a hair out...you gotta cut his head off. You get rid of one crawfish shop selling hot crawfish to people and there are 20 more that no ones reported...you get rid of the politicians making the shitty laws and get someone in that will straighten up this state. Thats where the joke is, on the hard working people in this state. We are some of the hardest working down to earth people in the united states and the sad parts is politics and the dirty mess has this state in the bottom of the barrel as far as poorest states go. Thats what gripes my ass more than a sorry ass crawfish shack selling crawfish hot when by law they can be cooked but have to be cooled off before someone with food stamps can buy them. your right, you shouldn't be buying high dollar stuff with your stamps, but its your choice, if you want to make yourself starve for the other 3 weeks out of the month then so be it, at least the state has done their part in helping you because whether you spen 40 dollars or 350 dollars on crawfish ....if you spen all you have, thats all you got. If you let your kids go hungry then your a sorry son of a bitch that deserves to be shot...but thats not my business, and not your business, and until the politicians step up and take control instead of only taking kickback then thats all we have.
yummy

Atlanta, GA

#44 May 24, 2009
we have all paid in enough taxes to start our own business in fact thats one reason its hard for me to run my own. and i have no doubt you are not receiving enough food stamps to support your family, as it takes lots of money for a family of 4 and i have 5, i know.
i understand that you feel screwed by the state. that is exactly part of my point. do you think these dirty politions have no hand in this discrimination? there is some reason why this is happening is it not. if this poll gets under your skin so much than maybe you feel a moral obligation to spend your food stamp monies in a more practical way. if i spent my budgeted grocery money on crawfish, junk food and steaks i would be hungry at the end of the month too.if a difference cannot be made here and it will not serve any purpose im sure there are much more meaningful subjects on this forum for you. for example whos the hottest gay guy in coushatta? look youll find it. i hope something constructive can be done there. in the mean time ill be here hoping someone who is ABUSING the food stamp program because their car is in their mammys name, reads this and feels ashamed to stand in line for yours and my well earned food stamps that WE truely NEED.
In the line

New Iberia, LA

#45 May 24, 2009
yummy wrote:
we have all paid in enough taxes to start our own business in fact thats one reason its hard for me to run my own. and i have no doubt you are not receiving enough food stamps to support your family, as it takes lots of money for a family of 4 and i have 5, i know.
i understand that you feel screwed by the state. that is exactly part of my point. do you think these dirty politions have no hand in this discrimination? there is some reason why this is happening is it not. if this poll gets under your skin so much than maybe you feel a moral obligation to spend your food stamp monies in a more practical way. if i spent my budgeted grocery money on crawfish, junk food and steaks i would be hungry at the end of the month too.if a difference cannot be made here and it will not serve any purpose im sure there are much more meaningful subjects on this forum for you. for example whos the hottest gay guy in coushatta? look youll find it. i hope something constructive can be done there. in the mean time ill be here hoping someone who is ABUSING the food stamp program because their car is in their mammys name, reads this and feels ashamed to stand in line for yours and my well earned food stamps that WE truely NEED.
Your correct. There are more meningful topics on this forum . Im glad you feel the need to check the hottest gay guy in coushatta out. As for myself, i continue to refrain from that one because im not getting near the issue of gays and lesbians, in fact IMO there is nothing sicker.
Better question? do you feel that since the days of Our beloved Edwin Edwards that politics have cleaned up any in this state? Edwin had more multi million dollar businesses in his pocket than i can count in this state. Is that the reason that your business is struggling because you haven't succumbed to the politicians fattening of their own pockets? If that's the case then we have some common ground. I for one could not help myself but to not bow my head and stick my hand out to give to them...this states business owners and hard working taxpayers have given more than enough to the greed machine that we call state government. The same machine that runs business out of this state because of ridiculous unfair taxes...the politics that run businesses off to other state, that none the less pay lower taxes in those state and help those states in turn become more prosperous.......
Can U Fix It

United States

#46 May 25, 2009
In the line wrote:
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Im just the average working person but i guarantee you that ive paid enough in taxes to start my own business, instead im TAXED to death to the point of struggling. But let me tell you what , when i needed stamps to help out me and my wife and 2 kids were awarded 175 dollars. I know certain people that have no kids and arent even married and the guy lost his job (was fired) and they are receiving 375 a month. Was my monetary determination based on my race? or the fact that since i was the age of 15 ive held a part time job and when i turned 18 ive had a full time job. Ive never been out of work like i am now and the sad part is it seems that the state looks at that and said ok well your able to work and have a work history so were going to screw you, but since the poor white that act crazy and the african americans that have never held a job get 4 or 500 a month for 2 people in a family. The state is a joke no matter how the hell you look at it. Oh and the fact that people not on stamps bitch about people that are on stamps, thats a joke too. Do something a little more constructive with your time like pushing for these dirty louisiana politicians to actually do something decent for this state . Let me tell you, the food stamp program and what people buy with them is not even half of a percent of the tax money lost in this state. THe good ole boy network has there hands in everything and the only people paying are the working class.
ANd another thing, i dont know who or where fat daddys is, and im sure that the amount of crawfish bought there with foodstamps, or the amount of rib eyes or t bones, isent even enough to get your panties in a bunch for. If your jealous then my advice to you is to quit your day job become a comedien and file for some stamps...see how hard it will be for you to get help just because you ARE the working class. As stated before, you wont stop anyone because it is legal for people to buy cooked crawfish as long as they are COOLED. So not a damn thing the state can do. If you are worried about fat who the hell evers selling them hot then grow some nuts and get off this forum and walk in there and tell them you are gonna report them....a self made business by the working class. I hope you get laughed right out of the door for your jealousy. Thats all it is ..period. The foodstamp problem you worry about so much is a joke because whether you bitch about it on the net or not is a joke and it will not make a difference here
The difference cannot be made on here, but believe me it sure gets the word out!(Thats a whole different method, endless letters, phone calls, e-mails, potitions, and trips to the voting booth). And that's only the beginning of the process to get some changes. It is this forum that got your attention, is it not? Serious change is needed and crawfish with foodstamps is only part of it. The crawfish thing gets the attention of people around here. It's so easy to forget just where peoples tax dollars are spent.
Foodstamps is just one of my little fish, and if you add up the money wasted on the foodstamp program it is a lot.
Personally, I believe if a person has never held a job (as an adult) they should not be eligable for any tax paid assistance. These people living off of the tax payers are what keeps your foodstamps such a low amount. Or maybe, its that they see that you held a job for may years and are probally looking for one now. Doesn't matter, the money is being poured out in places it shouldn't be. From crawfish, to steaks for the dog. From politions pockets to getting a check for a lisp.
By the way, accouding to the LA and Federal Foodstamp assistance web sites any prepared foods ready to be eated in or out of the store are a no-no.
It's not jealousy that gets people to post and bitch, it's knowing that that $40 on crawfish could help a person that really needs it.
Its me again

New Iberia, LA

#47 May 25, 2009
Can U Fix It wrote:
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The difference cannot be made on here, but believe me it sure gets the word out!(Thats a whole different method, endless letters, phone calls, e-mails, potitions, and trips to the voting booth). And that's only the beginning of the process to get some changes. It is this forum that got your attention, is it not? Serious change is needed and crawfish with foodstamps is only part of it. The crawfish thing gets the attention of people around here. It's so easy to forget just where peoples tax dollars are spent.
Foodstamps is just one of my little fish, and if you add up the money wasted on the foodstamp program it is a lot.
Personally, I believe if a person has never held a job (as an adult) they should not be eligable for any tax paid assistance. These people living off of the tax payers are what keeps your foodstamps such a low amount. Or maybe, its that they see that you held a job for may years and are probally looking for one now. Doesn't matter, the money is being poured out in places it shouldn't be. From crawfish, to steaks for the dog. From politions pockets to getting a check for a lisp.
By the way, accouding to the LA and Federal Foodstamp assistance web sites any prepared foods ready to be eated in or out of the store are a no-no.
It's not jealousy that gets people to post and bitch, it's knowing that that $40 on crawfish could help a person that really needs it.
No SIr, sorry, but this post didn't get my attention on the crawfish with foodstamps issue. I walked into on of the local crafwish shacks a year or so ago here in town and heard them talkin about how the state shut down the sale of HOT crawfish...on the other hand , they can still BOIL the crawfish , put them in the cooler and once they are cooled, sell them to persons on food stamps. That in my point of view was probably an issue thats pushed pretty hard over time and taxpayers were outraged, and this state fixed the issue like so....thats a slap in the face to tax payers. I also am in agreement with you on the part about why mine were so slow. As they can tell by my last 12 yrs job history or so, ive never been without a job and have only asked for government assistance once when my wife was pregnant and my dad had me talked into the fact that lowes was a good place to work. They arent and i dident make beans with that job but stuck with it because i trust my dad...he was just a little misled. needless to say i couldent hardley afford to feed my wife and i on that job so i asked and received govt assistance for the unborn and am grateful to the state for that. Does anyone realize how much that program is cheated? Alot of women and there boyfriends will claim they arent even together while he has insurance and is making 5 or 6 thousand plus a month just to get this help to pay for the doctor. This is also a joke as hospitals are loaded with women having babies and abusing this system . Hell ive even heard of married couples filing for seperation just to lie about it...and having babies aint cheap ( even though the doctors and the labor and delivery may be the cheapest it will get once they come).
crazzzy

Keithville, LA

#48 Jun 5, 2009
Well out of the mouths of the buyers. Was at Country Market Fri. The Owner was cooking crawfish and a lady came and ask if he sold them on food stamps , he said NO it is against the law, the lady said well we buy them from Cat Daddys! So is it or isn't it? Looks like what is against the law for one business should be for the other also.
crazzzy

Keithville, LA

#49 Jun 5, 2009
The owner also ask if they were hot or cold . She said HOT.
yummy

Atlanta, GA

#50 Jun 6, 2009
thank you
traav

Shreveport, LA

#51 Jun 10, 2009
crazy wrote:
damn i thought crawdads was fine food so if you can not afford it do not eat it food stamps are for the poor try a pack of boloney
u probably poor n its not boloney its bologna
Can You Fix It

United States

#53 Jun 11, 2009
traav wrote:
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u probably poor n its not boloney its bologna
Let's fix it. You are probably poor, and it's bologna.
Looks like you missed a few key strokes yourself.
justme

Goldonna, LA

#54 Jun 11, 2009
you're not "supposed to" buy any "pre-cooked" food with food stamps.

Since: Aug 08

United States

#55 Jun 14, 2009
If you buy crawfish with food stamps you dont need food stamps. Buy things that you can eat on all month long not in one meal.
fed up

Shreveport, LA

#56 Feb 9, 2013
I don't know if anyone on here realizes that food stamp recipients pay taxes just like you,I would know this considering that I am a far. I work and pay the same taxes, I am also a 3rd year student at LSUS.Although I am working toward bettering my situation I realize that other people may not be able to. In my opinion many of the comments are biased and extremely ignorant. You have no right to judge another person, I'm sure just as no one is perfect that each one of you has made at least one wrong decision in you life,so how can you say anything about the next person or what they eat. Believe me, for the amount of things that you go through just to get help, what little we receive hardly seems worth it but we go through it. We do so not because we are lazy, but because we genuinely need help.One last thing, when did crawfish become fine dining ?
jack

Killeen, TX

#57 Feb 12, 2013
She wrote:
If poor people like the good food too- every ditch around here is full of crawfish. Go catch your own and cook as many as you like. Then you won't have to worry about buying any.
you their says it with what you says and whiles you is catching them there crawdads you can catch some them their extra and treat a working tax payer..say maybe take some them ther to their works place for their friend also wth a big thanks you working slaves and now I can go home to make more for you yo support,,,kiss my ass..really I am not a trouble maker,,,just sick and tired of the shit
Brown bag special

Shreveport, LA

#58 Feb 12, 2013
If you depend on others to pay for your food then I think you should be limited on the food options you receive. If you do not like the limited selection, get off food stamps! If it were up to me food stamp receipents would receive a brown bag special which would be pre-packaged and set aside for them at the grocery store. The bag would contain lots of canned fruits, vegetables, rice, certain meats etc. The basics of a healthy diet and enough to last approximatley one week. A nutritionist would be invovled to select the proper food items. The amount a person received would be based on the amount in their family. Bascially cost spent by taxpayers on food stamps would be cut and the food would be healthier. A win-win right? Well except for the person on food stamps, but after all they can purchase anything else they so chose with their OWN money. And isn't that the problem with American...rewarding those who choose to rely on government funding while punishing those who do not?? Just a little food for thought (no punt intended).
Coushatta

Shreveport, LA

#59 Feb 12, 2013
Brown bag special wrote:
If you depend on others to pay for your food then I think you should be limited on the food options you receive. If you do not like the limited selection, get off food stamps! If it were up to me food stamp receipents would receive a brown bag special which would be pre-packaged and set aside for them at the grocery store. The bag would contain lots of canned fruits, vegetables, rice, certain meats etc. The basics of a healthy diet and enough to last approximatley one week. A nutritionist would be invovled to select the proper food items. The amount a person received would be based on the amount in their family. Bascially cost spent by taxpayers on food stamps would be cut and the food would be healthier. A win-win right? Well except for the person on food stamps, but after all they can purchase anything else they so chose with their OWN money. And isn't that the problem with American...rewarding those who choose to rely on government funding while punishing those who do not?? Just a little food for thought (no punt intended).
you hit the nail on the head
Rely

Arcadia, LA

#60 Feb 12, 2013
Until it was you who fell on hard times. Your right, the food should be healthy,but on the other hand,you should be able to buy the foods you enjoy. After all the people who have had jobs that lost jobs,even carears, have payed into the system. The brownbag theory just dose'nt hold up when you have a family to feed and bills to pay month to month. And just how many brownbags are we talking,1 2 3 4 5. How much money do you spend in a typical month? Think about it, because one day you just might have to depend on the system, if the government has'nt already wiped it out.
Brown bag special

Shreveport, LA

#61 Feb 13, 2013
Rely wrote:
Until it was you who fell on hard times. Your right, the food should be healthy,but on the other hand,you should be able to buy the foods you enjoy. After all the people who have had jobs that lost jobs,even carears, have payed into the system. The brownbag theory just dose'nt hold up when you have a family to feed and bills to pay month to month. And just how many brownbags are we talking,1 2 3 4 5. How much money do you spend in a typical month? Think about it, because one day you just might have to depend on the system, if the government has'nt already wiped it out.
Why do you feel you are so entitled when you are depending on taxpayers and the government? I ask that to gain a general knowledge of the entitlement so many feel who depend on government support. You are correct that one day (hopefully not) I might have to depend on the system. If I did I would find myself thankful to the hard working taxpayers for all that I receive. Thankful that there was a brown bag set aside for me with healthy food paid for by others. Afterall, if it was not for the generous government and taxpayers then I might not have food. I would not be angry that I did not get to make my own choices and that I was treated differently from those who are not on government support. That to me would signify greed and ungratefulness, which is now the attitude that constitutes most of those who are dependent on the government. You would receive a sack per week as it would be portioned per week. The amount of bags you received would be based on the amount living in your househould. So if you have four people on foodstamps in your home, four brown bag specials a week.
Fred

Kansas City, MO

#62 Feb 13, 2013
That is the most idiotic thing I have ever heard. A prepacked food stamp goodie bag. Get over it. Someone receives food stamps and they choose to buy a steak with it and all hell breaks loose. "Oh, how dare you poor people think you deserve a steak!" I've got news for you. Most of those who are receiving aid aren't trying to get a steak. They're happy with Hamburger Helper. This is the same old line that has been trotted out by fat cat hypocritical Republican Bible thumpers who seem to believe that Jesus was a Republican, too. "Oh, I'm sorry...you can't have any of the loaves and fishes Jesus just manifested because your food stamps aren't accepted." What a joke. Every last one of you who are fortunate enough to have a job and can work...and yes, I am one of those...would be right there filing for food stamps too if you fell on hard times. You'd be buying whatever you damned well pleased at the store. Be grateful for what you have and stop crying about how people choose to spend their food stamps.

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