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More flock to food stamps | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 13 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Oct 10, 2009, titled More flock to food stamps | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The latest jump in food-stamp participation might reflect the growing number of Ohioans who can apply, even with some money in retirement or savings accounts.

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IM SO COLUMBUS

United States

#1 Oct 10, 2009
It amazes me how different the rules are from county to county in order to qualify for these programs. And Senior Citizens are even treated differently for qualifying i.e., utilities must be turned on, duh. Why should this reduce the benefits of a senior citizen?
Ohio Man in USA

Dublin, OH

#2 Oct 10, 2009
WELL, THAN NOTHING,, THANK YOU BY BILL
Marilyn

Bluffton, OH

#3 Oct 10, 2009
This is what it's all about. Helping hands and not hand-outs. Until folks can get back to work or recover from illness and get back to work...Helping Hands. This is what America has been doing for many years - tax dollars at work for temporary needs; not a pemanent helping hand because then it becomes "Hand-Outs."
Timmy

Walnut Creek, OH

#4 Oct 10, 2009
Save Me Some !!!!
no way

United States

#5 Oct 10, 2009
I thought Obama was going to help people to jobs, not food stamps. Obummer!
Domack50

AOL

#6 Oct 10, 2009
Well ya let the immigrants get food stamps so now let the ppl of this country born and raised get what they deserve.
David Scott

Columbus, OH

#8 Oct 11, 2009
IM SO COLUMBUS wrote:
It amazes me how different the rules are from county to county in order to qualify for these programs. And Senior Citizens are even treated differently for qualifying i.e., utilities must be turned on, duh. Why should this reduce the benefits of a senior citizen?
Rules for food stamps do not vary from county to county and seniors are treated no differently than any other applicants in qualifying for food stamps.
Sick of Judgmental Folks

Columbus, OH

#9 Oct 14, 2009
Domack50 wrote:
Well ya let the immigrants get food stamps so now let the ppl of this country born and raised get what they deserve.
AMEN! I can't figure out why immigrants should receive food stamps! If we go to their country, we get NO assistance.
John Galt

Galloway, OH

#10 Oct 14, 2009
Can you buy beer, cigs and Ho Ho's with food stamps? What about arugula?
John Galt

Galloway, OH

#11 Oct 14, 2009
H o H o's is a bad word?
Ohio Lawyer

Columbus, OH

#12 Oct 14, 2009
Sick of Judgmental Folks wrote:
<quoted text>
AMEN! I can't figure out why immigrants should receive food stamps! If we go to their country, we get NO assistance.
There is a serious misconception here. Immigrants are not necessarily eligible for assistance -- illegal immigrants are generally NOT eligible for most assistance except for some federal aid given to emergency rooms -- and even those who are here as legal refugees have restrictions. Somalis came here after being granted asylum by the first President Bush during a civil war in their country. Ya dont like that, write him in Maine.
Ohio Lawyer

Columbus, OH

#13 Oct 14, 2009
John Galt wrote:
H o H o's is a bad word?
close to slang for prostitute. this is a sensitive program. It censored m-o-n-k-e-y wrench -- because morons use that first word as a racist epithet
Ohio Lawyer

Columbus, OH

#14 Oct 14, 2009
John Galt wrote:
Can you buy beer, cigs and ****'s with food stamps? What about arugula?
No, you cant buy nonfood products.

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