Number of Florida households using fo...

Number of Florida households using food stamps jumps 19 percent...

There are 348 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from May 13, 2008, titled Number of Florida households using food stamps jumps 19 percent.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

If there was any doubt that rising prices and a souring economy are affecting South Florida families, more proof has arrived: The number of households using food stamps is up 26 percent in Palm Beach County ...

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megan

Kissimmee, FL

#394 Sep 17, 2008
In response to "No fair" in Spain, foodstamps aren't only for people with children. They are for anyone who needs assistance whose incomes are lower than poverty. That includes the working poor which is what I am and I have no kids. Before you judge, you should make sure your hands are clean.
Not fair wrote:
Sorry, but this is not correct. Its pretty simple people; "Dont breed em if you cant feed em"! Got it? I have no children because I feel that I can not yet adequetly provide for them, thats called responsibility. I couldnt imagine having all the children I like and, when it gets tough to feed them, I just bang on YOUR door for HANDOUTS. NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!!!!
lab-rat

Boca Raton, FL

#395 Sep 18, 2008
megan wrote:
In response to "No fair" in Spain, foodstamps aren't only for people with children. They are for anyone who needs assistance whose incomes are lower than poverty. That includes the working poor which is what I am and I have no kids. Before you judge, you should make sure your hands are clean.
<quoted text>
Get another job, get a roommate, tell your husband to get a job, get an education and get a better job.

What are you doing to get off of foodstamps? Waiting to win the lottery?
Col

Orlando, FL

#396 Apr 5, 2009
moose ball wrote:
<quoted text>excuse me , if you are not in a profession where you are secure and you know you can feed your family stop breeding.duh
I am a mother of 2 and AM getting food stamps! And my fiance WAS a construction worker (MASON) making 18 dollars an hour when we had our children. We were living very well. And supposedly that line of work was going to be around FOREVER! But that went down the drain. Point being...We knew we were secure when we "breeded," but stuff happens and there's nothing to be done about it! It stinks, but if I need to feed my kids I WILL get help and it doesnt matter what anyone says...If they had kids and could get help they needed they would!!!
Judy

Gainesville, FL

#397 Oct 11, 2009
What is wrong with you people? Bunch of self rightous angry people with no idea what some people have had to go through. Stop complaining and start thanking God that you haven't had the bad luck that would cause you to have to apply for public assistance.
Been There

Orlando, FL

#398 Aug 7, 2011
DAS wrote:
Thank THE DECIDER for all the WOES and A LOT More COming
I would caution you not to use such a blanket statement. Have you ever heard the saying "The best laid plans..."? Stop for a moment to consider the teenager that was raped, subsequently impregnated and now works two minimum wage jobs to support that child, but after child care expenses, still can't make ends meet. Consider the woman that planned ahead by getting married, buying a house and agreeing to stay home and raise the children while her husband worked. This woman had no way of knowing that once the baby was born her husband would begin beating her. She flees fearing for her life and that of her child, however, as a house wife, she has no marketable skills to support said child.
While abuse of the public welfare system is a problem that is often passed from generation to generation and taken forgranted, we cannot discount the neccessity of the system or the intentions of those it serves as a whole. "The best laid plans...".
Been There

Orlando, FL

#399 Aug 7, 2011
Not fair wrote:
Sorry, but this is not correct. Its pretty simple people; "Dont breed em if you cant feed em"! Got it? I have no children because I feel that I can not yet adequetly provide for them, thats called responsibility. I couldnt imagine having all the children I like and, when it gets tough to feed them, I just bang on YOUR door for HANDOUTS. NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!!!!

I would caution you not to use such a blanket statement. Have you ever heard the saying "The best laid plans..."? Stop for a moment to consider the college bound teenager that was raped, subsequently impregnated and now works two minimum wage jobs to support that child, but after child care expenses, still can't make ends meet. Consider the woman that planned ahead by getting married, buying a house and agreeing to stay home and raise the children while her husband worked. This woman had no way of knowing that once the baby was born her husband would begin beating her. She flees fearing for her life and that of her child, however, as a house wife, she has no marketable skills to support said child.
While abuse of the public welfare system is a problem that is often passed from generation to generation and taken forgranted, we cannot discount the neccessity of the system or the intentions of those it serves as a whole. "The best laid plans...".
Postman Jack

Norfolk, VA

#400 Aug 15, 2011
So how do you people of Florida feel about the idea of a postage stamp that covers nearly all of America's dollars used to support food stamps!?
hispanic

United States

#401 Jan 25, 2013
How can u talk down on hispanics and blacks if just as much trailer trash white ppl are on food stamps with mixed babies and I work take care of my kid have no car and no daddy to help I'm 22 and take a bus everywhere and have no help from no body, yes I have food stamps but I sure don't take advantage of that once I finish with school all this food stamps and little extra help will be all gone some of us didn't ask to be in this situation so before u talk about races and talk bad about ppl who get help from the government think this not everyone on foodstamps got a big ass gold chain car or even a place to stay. Crime is high yes blame the parents of these kids who don't do nothing but worry about them self and let there kids run free to do what they please
A possed off Floridian

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