El Pasoans Feast On Food Stamps

El Pasoans Feast On Food Stamps

There are 253 comments on the KFOXTV story from May 5, 2011, titled El Pasoans Feast On Food Stamps. In it, KFOXTV reports that:

The number of Americans relying on food stamps rose 10 percent this year, and more Texans use the federal food benefit program than any other state, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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DODO

Nashua, NH

#227 May 24, 2011
Alabama wrote:
Criminals. If your ass has been on foodstamps for 17 years, you had no intentions to better yourself. It is so disgusting to know that 95% of El Paso who get foodstamps are illegals who use their so called american children to suck up our american system. Laws need to change. And the funny thing is El Paso don't give a damn. Mexico and illegals can care less about this country, it's all about what they can suck off us.
uh in case you didnt know food stamp wic enfa mil cash assistance are used to help people to immigrate to the us which equates to a land of plastic bags every where jac in the box and planned parenthood klinics on every corner hey if you dont like it here go to canada you get more on welfare in canada than the crummy usa gives out any way. yeah i can see ya in alabam straw hat tank top on drunk in a freekin broken law chair on welfare using yur cheep lap top ta make stoopid comments like ya just done did here pretty dum u r
ggm

Spring, TX

#228 May 24, 2011
Jesse wrote:
Some blame the Democrats for this food stamp abuse. But stop and look when Texas last had a Democrate governor. It has been Republicans for many years and a current governor that rents a place for $12,000 a month. And that is only the rent, now put in place all the other expenses that go along with it such as his salary, utilities, grounds upkeep and even the DPS. More is spend on him in one month than I make in a year. And you know his party gets a kick back in some form from the Food Stamp program. They do not go along this programs for nothing.
The food stamp means test is established by the FEDERAL government. The states can set a lower level of assets, but Texas only meets the federal minimum. It was at one time a federal program, but Clinton kicked it to the states at the same time he signed NAFTA. That should tell you something. Over the 17 or so years since he signed that legislation it has gone from being 100% funded by the Feds to about 50/50 state/fed. That Clinton was a smart man. He knew that welfare programs were going to skyrocket once he signed NAFTA. This way there is no federal accounting for the total expenditures. In order to tally it all, you would have to submit 51 FOIA requests and every state charges to process FOIAs.
ggm

Spring, TX

#229 May 24, 2011
Just me wrote:
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really sounds like 99% of the white people I know - always blaming other for everthing and never doing anything about anything that matters/. Sound familiar? I personally have ALWAYS taken responsibility for my actions, bad, good or stupid. Can you honestly say that?
Really? I am happy to say that no this does not sound familiar to me. Most of the people I know DO take responsibility for their actions and they even take responsibility for helping others.(at least the adults. I do know some children who don't) Maybe you should find somewhere else to live where you will meet a better group of people. Truly there are many places where 99% of the people are not losers and users.

Since: May 10

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#230 May 24, 2011
DODO wrote:
<quoted text>your a nut job like every one else here stoopid fruit drink your just as stoopid as alabam iz whY/ alabama invented welfare and unemployment youll do anything you idiot just ta get a cupple cheep f u c k i n laughs aint that right??? stoopid zipper head!!! food stamps are for every one in america so they can buy stuff like chocolate milk or go ta mc donalds get fkn hamburger or quarter pounder or big mac or fries papa la fritas or las puntatas shake or es sprite es stoopid
Dude, the majority of people on long term welfare are uneducated... or stoopid as you call it. They keep making poor choices in life which keeps them where they are, or they are just lazy and enjoy that lifestyle.

Of course there are those few unfortunate people that really are down on their luck by no choice of their own, but at least they try to get back on their feet and get off the gov aid. Not like lazy career welfare recipients.

Since: May 10

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#231 May 24, 2011
DODO wrote:
<quoted text>your a nut job like every one else here stoopid fruit drink your just as stoopid as alabam iz whY/ alabama invented welfare and unemployment youll do anything you idiot just ta get a cupple cheep f u c k i n laughs aint that right??? stoopid zipper head!!! food stamps are for every one in america so they can buy stuff like chocolate milk or go ta mc donalds get fkn hamburger or quarter pounder or big mac or fries papa la fritas or las puntatas shake or es sprite es stoopid
Why do you change your moniker so often? Can't handle the truth? I can see the desperation in your comments, you got nothing to stand on so you just go out cuss people out... how pathetic.

Since: May 10

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#232 May 24, 2011
Just me wrote:
<quoted text>Ii can handle the truth. Obviously you can can't. But hey the truth does not hurt it just makes people uncomfortable.

Accountablity is for those adult enough to accept it. Obvisouly you have not yet reached that point in your life chavo but I have faith that one day you will have an AHA moment and accept that responsibility for your actions and accept because it is the right thing to do. Keep up the faith until then.
So I made you feel uncomfortable? Hmmm... Ok
John

Round Rock, TX

#233 May 24, 2011
If they stopped giving food stamps to 20% of EL Paso Wall-Mart would have to close the grocery section, thats where all the fat people go to shop for groceries with their kids running all over the stores, especially at the Wall Mart on Trans Mountain and US 54

Since: May 10

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#234 May 24, 2011
John wrote:
If they stopped giving food stamps to 20% of EL Paso Wall-Mart would have to close the grocery section, thats where all the fat people go to shop for groceries with their kids running all over the stores, especially at the Wall Mart on Trans Mountain and US 54
Yeah, why is it that most fat I see shopping have to get the crappiest food in the store? I saw this lady on one of those Rascals with a cart full of frozen pizzas and lasagnas, then they wonder why they're fat. I got my vices too ( in moderation of course), but I recognize them unlike some people.
KOUPON

Nashua, NH

#235 May 24, 2011
Chavo del eight wrote:
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Yeah, why is it that most fat I see shopping have to get the crappiest food in the store? I saw this lady on one of those Rascals with a cart full of frozen pizzas and lasagnas, then they wonder why they're fat. I got my vices too ( in moderation of course), but I recognize them unlike some people.
ya know what your a spy thats what!! and your moniker is stoopid to a fruit drink how ridiculous you foolish person. hey look you dont lay your problems of depression on me. yeah what eva!!
know what homey yur a pain in the azz thatz what. food stamps are for every one in canada you dont get a cheque you get a voucher and every one at the store knows your on koupons okay cuz!! i know guys on krack that makes more sense then you homey!! i say give food stamps to all and let everyone chill out on a lazy kake!!
you dont like lazy kake?? know whay cuz?? cuz yur from alabama and folks from alabama is plain weirdos any wayz! yeah you iz. that taint no s h i t neither.
Obama bin Biden

El Paso, TX

#236 May 25, 2011
ZOT wrote:
<quoted text>hey look around you. Bozo the clown you! wake up stoopid little jerk!! everyone is unemployed in this live in dump of plastic bags and rubbish every where called USA. The only reason why people want to come here is to get food stamp ssd i say give it to them as long as needed and as much as needed with free shopping at all super markets and food pantry no questions asked thanks and free oil changes for as long as you own your car. but i m not voting for obama i just dont think he can run the country!!
Jajajajaja, the funny thing is you voted for him in the first place and now EVERYONE is on foodstamps......luckily not me, I'm working.......I'm doing a job an illegal won't know how to do.

Your DUMOCRAT party created all the social programs that are bankrupt right now, including foodstamps.
KOUPON 4 ever

Nashua, NH

#237 May 25, 2011
Obama bin Biden wrote:
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Jajajajaja, the funny thing is you voted for him in the first place and now EVERYONE is on foodstamps......luckily not me, I'm working.......I'm doing a job an illegal won't know how to do.
Your DUMOCRAT party created all the social programs that are bankrupt right now, including foodstamps.
you voted for that idiot obuma not me, i know a hustle when i see it and obuma iz it. you threww the switch on obuma you suffer the consequences pizz pantz. Now vanish to your closet puppet master.
Just me

El Paso, TX

#238 May 26, 2011
Chavo del eight wrote:
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Ok... tell me the truth. Since the facts I posted aren't true to you.( this is going to be soooo funny )
Please oh please tell me your idea of the truth... I want to be entertained.
My reality is working all day, paying taxes, paying bills, supporting my family. believe or not being responsible is my reality unlike yours.

Grown up, get a job, support your kids, pay your bills, pay your taxes.

Since: May 10

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#239 May 26, 2011
Just me wrote:
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My reality is working all day, paying taxes, paying bills, supporting my family. believe or not being responsible is my reality unlike yours.
Grown up, get a job, support your kids, pay your bills, pay your taxes.
WOW!! so you don't fall into those facts I posted, good for you. unfortunately most aren't like you. BTW I never insinuated that you didn't work or pay your taxes... get over it dude I wasn't talking about you (but you know what they say "if the suit fits")

You tell me to "grown up, get a job, support your kids, pay your bills, pay your taxes". How do you know I don't? or maybe you're right... and I fall into the statistics I posted

Anyways you deny these facts and say they are not true, so I asked what is the reality then... back it up with something. I see this all the time, when someone puts up some credible stats, self conscious people get offend and go off on some crazy non-sense they can't back up.

This is the stuff I see in my own town (stats below), I wan't to add to that - when I open to the police blotter in the news paper, 80%+ of the street crime is committed by Hispanics almost every day. Just look at Salinas California... a one nice agriculture town now a gang infested sh!thole, with low preforming schools, long lines at the super market because young girls with their 5 kid using WIC. Are all Hispanics like this? hell no, but this is what I see and that's the reality


HISPANICS IN AMERICA

America's largest minority group and fastest-growing ethnic group lags behind others in aspects of American life.

College enrollment

- Forty-five percent of young Hispanics were enrolled in college in 2006, compared with 49 percent of blacks and 61 percent of Anglos.

Teenage births

- Hispanics ages 15 to 19 had the highest birthrate of any group in 2005. There were nearly 105 such births per 1,000 for Hispanics, 61 for blacks and 26 for Anglos.

Becoming citizens

- In 2005, only 10 percent to 30 percent of eligible Mexican immigrants became U.S. citizens, compared with 50 to 65 percent of European immigrants and 65 to 70 percent of Asian immigrants. Mexican immigrant applications for citizenship jumped nearly 50 percent last year, partly because of Hispanic organizations' push for citizenship and a rush of people trying to apply before higher fees took effect.

Civic involvement

- Less than a third of Hispanics volunteered for neighborhood or civic groups, compared with 38 percent of blacks and 40 percent of Anglos.

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Census, U.S. Defense Department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Office of Immigration Statistics, Pew Center on the States, Afterschool Alliance, Barna Research Group
true

El Paso, TX

#241 Sep 5, 2012
I AM SO TIRED of seeing GHETTO EL Pasoans cashing in the food stamps with one hand, while holding an iPhone in the other. What a disgrace. It has gotten to the point where there is no shame anymore, infact these people think it is an entitlement. I have a friend who I got into it with, because she was bitching about not receiving TANIF ( I do not know the acronym, but it's cash for "single moms") without having to go to a class. REALLY????? Ugh, El Paso is full to the brim with these trashy, ignorant, low class breeders!
Sue them

United States

#242 Sep 5, 2012
Why wrote:
Yo no habla espanol therefore i get no foodstamps!!
My child cannot attend head-start because spanish is not her first language.
Why?
There is NO evidence head start works, especially in multi lingualmenvironment.

The brains aren't developed adequately yet!

Be happy!

You're not exposed to all those diseases.
Serious Wake Up call

El Paso, TX

#243 Sep 25, 2012
You people are so stupid!! Why do you think you have to be racist just to prove a point that you KNOW NOTHING about!!?? I've seen my fair share of every kind of race walk in and out of food stamp offices!! What you guys need to do is QUIT running your mouths and maybe vote for smarter people to run these offices because obviously THEY are the ones giving the help to the wrong people!! Maybe they should do drug screenings but taking the help away??..what does that resolve? why should the innocent families that actually need the help pay for the mistakes of the STUPID people "working" in the offices giving the benefits away to ALL the wrong people!! Instead of cutting the help they should hire smarter people that can actually get the job done right and deliver all the help to the families that need it and not to the people taking advantage of it!! Take a look around and try and see outside of your SELFISH bubbles, not every one in this world is as fortunate as you!!!!....
Vermin elimination

United States

#244 Sep 25, 2012
Serious Wake Up call wrote:
You people are so stupid!! Why do you think you have to be racist just to prove a point that you KNOW NOTHING about!!?? I've seen my fair share of every kind of race walk in and out of food stamp offices!! What you guys need to do is QUIT running your mouths and maybe vote for smarter people to run these offices because obviously THEY are the ones giving the help to the wrong people!! Maybe they should do drug screenings but taking the help away??..what does that resolve? why should the innocent families that actually need the help pay for the mistakes of the STUPID people "working" in the offices giving the benefits away to ALL the wrong people!! Instead of cutting the help they should hire smarter people that can actually get the job done right and deliver all the help to the families that need it and not to the people taking advantage of it!! Take a look around and try and see outside of your SELFISH bubbles, not every one in this world is as fortunate as you!!!!....
Get rid of the
Food,
Shelter
Habitat and the problem will depart.....
Nobody Gives a RS

AOL

#245 Sep 26, 2012
Serious Wake Up call wrote:
You people are so stupid!! Why do you think you have to be racist just to prove a point that you KNOW NOTHING about!!?? I've seen my fair share of every kind of race walk in and out of food stamp offices!! What you guys need to do is QUIT running your mouths and maybe vote for smarter people to run these offices because obviously THEY are the ones giving the help to the wrong people!! Maybe they should do drug screenings but taking the help away??..what does that resolve? why should the innocent families that actually need the help pay for the mistakes of the STUPID people "working" in the offices giving the benefits away to ALL the wrong people!! Instead of cutting the help they should hire smarter people that can actually get the job done right and deliver all the help to the families that need it and not to the people taking advantage of it!! Take a look around and try and see outside of your SELFISH bubbles, not every one in this world is as fortunate as you!!!!....
The Goverment will never get rid of welfare. How is it said? this is just another plan, on how to keep a man down. The social workers don't want their clients to prosper. This is called, job security. The system was developed as a crutch, not a way of life. People have found a way to live off the goverment, with little effort. If people from other countries want to immigrate to the USA. They should not be able to recieve any kind of assistance for at least 10 years. Just like trying to get unemployment, without working. This way they have supported the system. But, our goverment does not to detour this. And even worse, not call them what they are illegal alien, undocumented alien. Most of all they are Lazy Law Breakers. That goes for all the people that live off the system full time, that are able to work.
Face the Facts

United States

#246 Sep 26, 2012
Alabama wrote:
Criminals. If your ass has been on foodstamps for 17 years, you had no intentions to better yourself. It is so disgusting to know that 95% of El Paso who get foodstamps are illegals who use their so called american children to suck up our american system. Laws need to change. And the funny thing is El Paso don't give a damn. Mexico and illegals can care less about this country, it's all about what they can suck off us.
When those kids reach age 18, they will become Obama troopers. Pat of the growing 47% that control our elections. This country has had it. Too late to wake up. Third world, here we come.
door king

Corpus Christi, TX

#248 Sep 27, 2012
Actually, Hispanic teens have the lowest pregnancy rate among Hispnics, whites and blacks, and food stamps,though adminstered by states, are 100 percent funded by the federal government. Just thought I'd clear that up. You guys have absorbed a lot of misinformation.

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