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Ron Reagan

Greeneville, TN

#1 Jan 8, 2014
How did people eat before food stamps?

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Since: Jan 11

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#2 Jan 8, 2014
The ability to have children is not a great achievement, The achievement comes when you take responsibility for them, not use them as chess pieces in the game of life to acquire handouts.
Ron Reagan

Greeneville, TN

#3 Jan 9, 2014
I wonder how much of tax payers money is spent on food stamps annually?
had to comment

Greeneville, TN

#5 Jan 9, 2014
Food stamps are a good thing in cases of emergencies... and for the elderly.... but to have to in line at a gas station while someone buys 40 bucks worth of junk doesn't need them. Then digs out a pocket full of money to buy smokes... should be banned.
blood

Johnson City, TN

#6 Jan 9, 2014
Ron Reagan wrote:
How did people eat before food stamps?
track, hunt, kill, cook,eat.
Just Me

Greeneville, TN

#7 Jan 9, 2014
blood wrote:
<quoted text>track, hunt, kill, cook,eat.
Put a seed in the ground with some water and you have food.
Pissed

Greeneville, TN

#8 Jan 9, 2014
It pisses me off every time I see some young person using food stamps. Here I work for a living and buying the cheapest crap food to try and save money with these high grocery prices.

Then these people are getting the best of the best for free and TAX FREE also. And most are in 10x better health than me.

Get out and get a job you deadbeat, lazy, pill popping, inbred, thieving, baby making, horrible parent, trash! or starve to death!
Pissed

Greeneville, TN

#10 Jan 10, 2014
Alice wrote:
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Yeah, perfectly healthy, designer jeans, thousands in ink and piercings, newest cell phone and don't forget the cigarettes and beer. Steak for dinner again? Mmmm. It pisses everybody off!
Exactly! I don't understand why we let the government do this with our money.

Everybody knows it's going on, everybody is against it, but they still keep handing out the food stamps.
full time employee

Greeneville, TN

#11 Jan 10, 2014
I have a full time job that pays close to 10 an hour worked all my life, and I get food stamps, not a lot around 100 a month, no im not proud of it ...but sometimes its hard to make it on one income, so don't down everyone you see using them ...cause a lot of times those people do work full time jobs and aren't proud of having to have assistance
Pissed

Greeneville, TN

#12 Jan 10, 2014
full time employee wrote:
I have a full time job that pays close to 10 an hour worked all my life, and I get food stamps, not a lot around 100 a month, no im not proud of it ...but sometimes its hard to make it on one income, so don't down everyone you see using them ...cause a lot of times those people do work full time jobs and aren't proud of having to have assistance
You make $10.00 an hour and get food stamps? How can you not live on $10.00 an hour?

I've made $5.00 an hour and didn't get sh-t.
full time employee

Greeneville, TN

#13 Jan 10, 2014
well theres rent (something decent with a child with asthma and lung problems is around 600) , lights, water, phone, car and home insurance, no help from anyone like a lot of people around here get from family, a child with health problems .... no benefits at my job .....im also sure that if you make five dollars an hour which is not minimum wage even that you could get assistance... I made five dollars an hour at my first part time job....and gas food etc was half the price it is now, if you went to the local office they could help you if that's all you make ....that's the only assistance I get except my child does have tenncare because of her health problems that are genetic not from anything I done, and I was married when I had her, he just couldn't keep it in his pants.
Pissed

Greeneville, TN

#14 Jan 10, 2014
full time employee wrote:
well theres rent (something decent with a child with asthma and lung problems is around 600), lights, water, phone, car and home insurance, no help from anyone like a lot of people around here get from family, a child with health problems .... no benefits at my job .....im also sure that if you make five dollars an hour which is not minimum wage even that you could get assistance... I made five dollars an hour at my first part time job....and gas food etc was half the price it is now, if you went to the local office they could help you if that's all you make ....that's the only assistance I get except my child does have tenncare because of her health problems that are genetic not from anything I done, and I was married when I had her, he just couldn't keep it in his pants.
That's what child support is for. Does he pay it?
full time employee

Greeneville, TN

#15 Jan 10, 2014
when the state takes it out of his check when he will keep a job which is not often...they would rather give you the 100 dollars in food stamps than make the father pay child support...all they do is slap them on the wrist and when they are finally thousands in the hole then they put them in jail till their parents make a payment....system isn't set upright..

Since: Jan 14

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#16 Jan 11, 2014
Pissed wrote:
It pisses me off every time I see some young person using food stamps. Here I work for a living and buying the cheapest crap food to try and save money with these high grocery prices.
Then these people are getting the best of the best for free and TAX FREE also. And most are in 10x better health than me.
Get out and get a job you deadbeat, lazy, pill popping, inbred, thieving, baby making, horrible parent, trash! or starve to death!
It upsets me to see someone so envious of a lifestyle that should not be envied. Your statement shows me nothing but how much you wish you could be enlisted as a recipient of government funds and live like the poor or lazy. It also shows me you have nothing but nasty to say about those who are young and need assistance. Well, not all young people are given the skills or the opportunity to be a part of the workforce. We can put that blame on the parents, which are probably the age of you and your buddies.

This world we live in is evil and is designed to oppress the poor. Our government has made programs like this to put the population in a state of dependency. Then, they thrive off of the power that gives them. Try taking in every aspect of a situation before you bust out a rant and ignorant insults.

Here I thought those people who work for a living (YOU) actually have self-worth and goals in life. Crazy world.

Since: Jan 14

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#17 Jan 11, 2014
Pissed wrote:
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You make $10.00 an hour and get food stamps? How can you not live on $10.00 an hour?
I've made $5.00 an hour and didn't get sh-t.
And what year was this $5 and hour wage earned? I can guarantee you DID NOT MAKE $5 AN HOUR AND SUPPORT YOURSELF WITHIN THE PAST 20 YEARS.

I am going to say that with $10 an hour someone brings in ROUGHLY $1100/mo after taxes.

RENT OR HOUSE PAYMENT-$400/mo CHEAPEST possible price.
CAR PAYMENT-$200/mo
CAR INSURANCE- 100$/mo (remember how young people get the high insurance cost)
LIGHTS AND POWER-$70/mo (yearly estimate)
WATER-$20
GASOLINE $80/mo ($20 a week and that's not much to go on)
PHONE LINE $35/mo (Walmarts phone plan that allows for internet use which isn't a luxury anymore, but a necessity).

Now, with all of these costs, which are all a necessity in the world we NOW live in (not 1970), we are up to a total of $905/mo in JUST BILLS. My pricing is for 1 person and is an ideal situation which hardly any of us live in. SO, we have 195$ ROUGHLY to cover clothing, food, vehicle maint., entertainment (which IS a luxury), and any other obligation that may come along that month. With that kind of extra change left over, you have to save EVERY PENNY in case of car trouble or another dire financial draining event. Take into account any hypothetical situation that you have no budget for and consider that something you will live without. A replacement phone or new tires are out of the question. And, hope you don't have a house-fire. There is no room in the budget for renters insurance.

There is a difference in "LIVING" and "SURVIVING". With your $5/hr job, where would you be? You may have enough money to cover a vehicle, but not the insurance. You will also have enough to have a roof over your head, but not the insurance. Nothing more and that is not living OR surviving.

There has been no mention of health insurance or even the cost of routine visits to the doctor or dentist. Those costs we are all acquainted with. So, please take a second to think before posting.

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Since: Jan 11

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#18 Jan 11, 2014
Gesi, you make some good points, but I'd like to point this out again (and this is NOT directed to the lady who graciously gave us a bit of her life and the struggle she goes through) but again.. is it OUR responsibility to fund people that whether by design, accident or circumstances that are in this position? You're not talking about occasionally helping someone out, you are talking about a group of people that we are supposed to work and support all of OUR lives due to their choices? If this lady is working and making $10.00 an hour, I certainly do not begrudge her $100 in food stamps a month...She is the type of person I don't mind helping out. It's the lazy azzes that refuse to work that I wouldn't mind seeing go hungry.. bet they could scratch up a job if their belly was hungry for a while. Again, I have no problem with helping this lady or anyone else that is working and trying to survive. Her lazy-azz shiftless baby-daddy should be thrown behind a fence and kept like the animal he is until he decides to work fulltime and pay his support.

Since: Jan 14

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#19 Jan 11, 2014
I agree 100% and I don't defend those who are lazy and living off of us working folk. I only ask for a separation of those in need and those who are needy. This problem will never come to a head and be solved, so we must do what we can to make life easier on those who are truly suffering and has the will to live/work.

Just keep this in mind people... We are not to judge, because we are not THE Judge. Have hope that our money that is taken from us actually lands on the plate of a 5yr old who has to live in poverty and all that brings with it. Or, helping the mother of a broken family she had no part in breaking.

Have a good day!
Pissed

Greeneville, TN

#20 Jan 12, 2014
Gesi wrote:
<quoted text>
It upsets me to see someone so envious of a lifestyle that should not be envied. Your statement shows me nothing but how much you wish you could be enlisted as a recipient of government funds and live like the poor or lazy. It also shows me you have nothing but nasty to say about those who are young and need assistance. Well, not all young people are given the skills or the opportunity to be a part of the workforce. We can put that blame on the parents, which are probably the age of you and your buddies.
This world we live in is evil and is designed to oppress the poor. Our government has made programs like this to put the population in a state of dependency. Then, they thrive off of the power that gives them. Try taking in every aspect of a situation before you bust out a rant and ignorant insults.
Here I thought those people who work for a living (YOU) actually have self-worth and goals in life. Crazy world.
Why should part of my check go to feed someone else and their child. I didn't get to have sex with her and knock her up. If I should have to help raise her kid, I should be getting something for it.

People need to take responsibility for themselves. If you can't afford to raise a child, then don't have a child. That's pretty much the worst problem in America today, including government and the poor. Always looking for some else to take care of them.

The government, churches and bleeding heart liberals are building a society of bums, sorry but it's true.
Pissed

Greeneville, TN

#21 Jan 12, 2014
Gesi wrote:
<quoted text>
And what year was this $5 and hour wage earned? I can guarantee you DID NOT MAKE $5 AN HOUR AND SUPPORT YOURSELF WITHIN THE PAST 20 YEARS.
I am going to say that with $10 an hour someone brings in ROUGHLY $1100/mo after taxes.
RENT OR HOUSE PAYMENT-$400/mo CHEAPEST possible price.
CAR PAYMENT-$200/mo
CAR INSURANCE- 100$/mo (remember how young people get the high insurance cost)
LIGHTS AND POWER-$70/mo (yearly estimate)
WATER-$20
GASOLINE $80/mo ($20 a week and that's not much to go on)
PHONE LINE $35/mo (Walmarts phone plan that allows for internet use which isn't a luxury anymore, but a necessity).
Now, with all of these costs, which are all a necessity in the world we NOW live in (not 1970), we are up to a total of $905/mo in JUST BILLS. My pricing is for 1 person and is an ideal situation which hardly any of us live in. SO, we have 195$ ROUGHLY to cover clothing, food, vehicle maint., entertainment (which IS a luxury), and any other obligation that may come along that month. With that kind of extra change left over, you have to save EVERY PENNY in case of car trouble or another dire financial draining event. Take into account any hypothetical situation that you have no budget for and consider that something you will live without. A replacement phone or new tires are out of the question. And, hope you don't have a house-fire. There is no room in the budget for renters insurance.
There is a difference in "LIVING" and "SURVIVING". With your $5/hr job, where would you be? You may have enough money to cover a vehicle, but not the insurance. You will also have enough to have a roof over your head, but not the insurance. Nothing more and that is not living OR surviving.
There has been no mention of health insurance or even the cost of routine visits to the doctor or dentist. Those costs we are all acquainted with. So, please take a second to think before posting.
And yes it's been a few years ago when I made $5.00 an hour, but I still supported myself with that $5.00. I had an apartment in Alpine apartments, owned a car, bought my own groceries and worked my butt off to move myself up in the company to where I made more money. Oh but I didn't have the new iPhone, every cable channel I could get, the best name brand clothes, big screen tv's and you didn't see me in the liquor store, smoking my cigs.

The only person that gave me anything, was the good lord for giving me the drive to make something of myself and not try to bum my way through life.

I know so many people now that nothing is wrong with them and they don't work and are trying to get their disability, drawing food stamps, going to these churches and food banks getting free stuff.

It's a well known fact now that if you apply for disability and get turned down twice, then get a disability lawyer you will get it and all the back pay from when you first applied. I know a women that draws disability for "carpal tunnel syndrome", yeah let me say that again "carpal tunnel syndrome", living in government housing, getting food stamps and out and about town everyday and night living the good life. And who pays for it? Us dumb ass working people.
marthe stewart

Des Moines, IA

#22 Jan 12, 2014
Anyone on foodstamps obviously isn't a productive citizen because they contribute nothing to society. They only consume.

Right now there are plenty of jobs out there. Plenty. In fact, employers are begging people to come work, but people are too lazy.

Cut them off, all of them. Let them sink or swim, that is their decision. And if they sink to the bottom of the sea like a stone, if they starve to death, then all society will be better off without that deadweight leeching off of us.

The fact of the matter is, people are only as useful as what they give back to society. People whose only talent is to take from society aren't useful at all. And why should these people even be alive???

What use are black people, anyway? All they do is commit crimes and take welfare checks. They don't work, they don't do anything productive, what use are they to have around at all? Phil Robertson was right, blacks were better off before the civil war, back when they had work ethic and weren't dependent on free money from Uncle Sam.

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