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Dollarhide

Ponca City, OK

#83 Jan 3, 2010
disgusted wrote:
I am on assistance and i hardly buy any junk for my household i buy nothing but things that have to cooked i may get cookies or something like that but that's because i have a three year old.I try to spend as responsible as possible and I still end up with no food at the end of the month I truly believe it has nothing to do with the way u spend the gov is just selfish I don't receive enough and I will be completely honest I have on occasion sold my stamps not because I didn't need them but simply because I needed the money even more to pay a bill can u imagine getting $336.00 a month and have to pay rent,lights,phone,hygiene products,household products, plus take care of you and your child's needs clothes,shoes etc.It's hard to manage a household on public assistance when u have no family or friends for support and the way the economy is in Ohio you cant seem to find a job anywhere so please if u haven't been in that position don't speak on it because it's a soar subject for some not every one was brought up with a silver spoon in their or even close to it there are people out here that have to depend on the gov believe it or not
Maybe you need to teach your 3yo you don't get everything you want. Oh wait, then he wouldn't be like mom. Get rid of that phone, internet, move into a cheaper place and learn some English skills and you might get a job. Before you have kids be sure YOU can provide for them.
J od

AOL

#84 Jan 20, 2010
I know there are people who deserve and should get food stamps..for they have worked in this state for a long time and have paid their dues. I do not think woman with 6 children who cannot even speak our language and there is a guy sitting outside the store in a new car waiting for them. we can give them food in this country and they cannot even speak the language nor have the desire to learn it. We probably should give out birth control with some of those stamps because i am tired of paying for people who do not deserve it while others that do deserve it are struggling.......
understanding

Grand Blanc, MI

#85 May 12, 2010
OK...first, I would like to start out by saying that I was just recently on food stamps. I am a married woman with a 4 year old, and was pregnant with our second child while on food stamps. For a family of 3 with a pregnant woman, we received $420/month just for food. We also had WIC, which was helpful. Now, my husband was working and got laid off from his job after 2 years, I was working and was also laid off and this all happened after we had decided to try and get pregnant and we were obviously successful. I was 4 months pregnant when we were both laid off and to make matters worse, it happened right before the holidays. We were so desperate, we were going to church's for free food because we were trying not to get on food stamps. We finally gave in and signed up for it in December and received our food stamps in January. We were eating expired food for almost 2 months, we were never able to go out to dinner, we couldn't even afford to get our son a happy meal. When we finally got our food stamps, yeah, we bought food that we would have never normally gotten before, but we didn't have the luxury of eating good food for a very long time. We never ran out of food stamps at the end of the month because we were still careful about our spending. To judge people, I'm not saying all people, for buying good food without knowing there circumstances, it's just not fair. Some people are buying the "good food" because they just haven't had any good food in a long time. So, next time you are able to go out to dinner, or order pizza, or even get some fast food, think about all the people out there that aren't able to do that, and they use their food stamps to fulfill that void of being able to do something nice for their family.
hmmmmmm

Grand Rapids, MI

#86 May 12, 2010
This is why people vote, seems the only reason they buy stuff like that is, because they can, who cares tack on another pack of gum.

Thing is, the whole congress and Obama are all for this way of life, forcably take money from one, to give to others.

They scrutanise tax returns, they will soon punish those to forcably pay for health insurence, while others skate by for free. "change we can believe in" lol

I sure hope ALL you people who say no to this, go VOTE !!!
tara

United States

#87 May 22, 2010
i must say that alot of this stuff is way true, but i am also on foodstamps right now. i have a mentally handicapped 1 year old and a husband who pays child support on 2 other kids. i am a full time student and my husband is only getting part-time hours at his job right now after they did cuts. for our family we get $300 a month. i make damn sure it lasts until the end of the month and i shop in bulk all the time. i can honestly say the only time i bought "expensive" food was when i bought my daughters first birthday cake and when i bought 2 4oz lobster tails-on sale-for $12 for my 21st birthday. i do not like the fact that i'm on government assistance and i am always embarrassed when i go to checkout. i cannot wait until i am done with school next semester and i'm no longer just an intern at my job. i think there should be regulations to an extent and i also think the money should be halved-1st and 15th. but i also know that once in awhile it is nice to have a steak. or lobster for my 21st birthday. i don't flaunt the fact that i'm on assistance and most times i critize other people i know that use it, but some of you really just need to stop and think about what you are saying. when yall go out to dinner think about the fact that in the apartments downtown there is probably a parent sitting there, feeding their child and stressing about how they are going to pay their rent. and then when you see them in wal-mart buying groceries and you get irritated because of what they are buying just think about what would happen if it was you in that situation.
angela

Ionia, MI

#88 Nov 6, 2010
for some children snacks from f.stamps is the only thing they ever get or even disabled people. they live off of barely any money face eviction shutoffs.why is it any of our concern what they buy.these people struggle daily on how to pay teir bills if they had any sort of viable income they would not qualify for food stamps.i say let them eat shrimp candy bars. none of you judgemental people know what their lives are like or what their going through . their not worthy of a little comfort or a treat.alot of these people are disabled mentally ill single mothers and some have been hit hard by the economy. i really hope none of you people face a hardship and if you do i hope it humbles you
Welfare Kid

La Habra, CA

#89 Jun 11, 2013
It is never a wise thing to judge people or a situation when you can only see a piece of the scenery, If you knew everyone's complete story you may feel differently. I apologize to those of you who cannot afford foods you would wish to buy, but I have one story that may change how quick you are to speak negatively on behalf I people you don't know. I am the oldest child of three from a family with a single mother, she Always had two jobs and we still received food stamps. We never had time or money to go to the beach, play sports, do gymnastics, Disneyland or anything else like that, so our mother made us smile through food. She would cook for us every night an sometimes those "luxuries of chocolate covered strawberries, steak, or seafood" were the ONLY luxuries we had, and the only thing we had to look forward to. It is okay to complain about what you don't have, but the good book says that it is a sin to be envious of thy neighbor. I am not religious but I believe it is a moral obligation to be happy for good things that other people have, you have no idea the bad things they may have endured.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Southfield, MI

#90 Jun 11, 2013
Welfare Kid wrote:
It is never a wise thing to judge people or a situation when you can only see a piece of the scenery, If you knew everyone's complete story you may feel differently. I apologize to those of you who cannot afford foods you would wish to buy, but I have one story that may change how quick you are to speak negatively on behalf I people you don't know. I am the oldest child of three from a family with a single mother, she Always had two jobs and we still received food stamps. We never had time or money to go to the beach, play sports, do gymnastics, Disneyland or anything else like that, so our mother made us smile through food. She would cook for us every night an sometimes those "luxuries of chocolate covered strawberries, steak, or seafood" were the ONLY luxuries we had, and the only thing we had to look forward to. It is okay to complain about what you don't have, but the good book says that it is a sin to be envious of thy neighbor. I am not religious but I believe it is a moral obligation to be happy for good things that other people have, you have no idea the bad things they may have endured.
We should tax the "gift" taken from me and given to others...... You like chicken livers and gizzards???? Pile that on rice..... Pigs feet is still cheap and makes good base for gravy..... Pour it over potatoes and cheese curds....... Sorry, I have endured enough and am tired of a third of my income getting confiscated.... I will help but not by force......
Who

Wyoming, MI

#91 Jun 11, 2013
Went to a dollar store the other day and every brown person in there was using Bridge cards while the 4 white people, us and a girl with her kid, were the only ones using cash and only had a couple things each.

The black lady in front of us had tons of swimming toys, like 5-10 items of everything the store carried, all the while bragging about how it was for her 'grand babies' and the only thing that she had that could even remotely be considered "food" was the case of Shasta soda.

She put it all on her Bridge card.

Isn't it nice to know us taxpayers can fund all these supposed "struggling" types so that they can enjoy summer while most of us have to count cans just to scrape together a few bucks.

We need a task force to report this stuff to, because I am way sick of this bullshit.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Southfield, MI

#92 Jun 11, 2013
I wonder if Calves brains are still cheap.... Breaded and fried in butter...... There is always lakeside plants good for a salad.....

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