People who take advantage of food stamps

People who take advantage of food stamps

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Since: Mar 07

Norway, SC

#1 Aug 8, 2007
OK I need to get this off my chest. I know one person in particular who is taking advantage of the food stamp program. I am quite sure there are more.

This person works a full time job...is living with a man who also works...and as she says, makes 30,000 dollars on one job..."he is a master cabinet maker".

She will then call and brag about how she just bought herself this really expensive digital camera...or a really nice printer for her computer...or that she just had a van bought for her...etc.

When I asked her how she gets away with it and was she honest with her social worker about ALL the income coming into the home...she replied..."Yes I told them that I live with a guy and that he pays all the bills and that all I have to pay is the phone bill". And said social worker "supposedly" told her..."well we won't put down the income he brings in".

Stuff like this really pisses me off!!! And if I weren't the nice person that I am...I would have reported her years ago.

But I honestly beleive that what comes around goes around. And it will come back around eventually.

So I will continue to work my 3 part time jobs as my husband works his full time job and we still struggle weekly to feed our three teenagers, buying all the generic food and skipping the snack isle and ice cream isle and all those other goodies that this particular person has plenty of and wastes most of it.

Ok I am off my soap box now and thank you for letting me vent.
Hoot

Norway, SC

#2 Aug 8, 2007
Go ahead and report them! I believe it's your responsibility to help stop welfare fraud so that people who deserve the help can get it in full!
Although this is a Federal assistance program, the States are the ones that administer it, including the investigation and prosecution of violations of the Food Stamp Program rules.
Tennessee maintains a fraud hotline toll-free number for the public to call to report suspected violations: 1-866-311-4287.
That goes for TennCare abuse and SSI Disability and all the other programs that are being abused, more than rightfully used. Report fraud when you see it. I think it's your duty to the people who really do deserve the assistance.
bob

Saluda, SC

#3 Aug 8, 2007
I watch and listen wrote:
OK I need to get this off my chest. I know one person in particular who is taking advantage of the food stamp program. I am quite sure there are more.
This person works a full time job...is living with a man who also works...and as she says, makes 30,000 dollars on one job..."he is a master cabinet maker".
She will then call and brag about how she just bought herself this really expensive digital camera...or a really nice printer for her computer...or that she just had a van bought for her...etc.
When I asked her how she gets away with it and was she honest with her social worker about ALL the income coming into the home...she replied..."Yes I told them that I live with a guy and that he pays all the bills and that all I have to pay is the phone bill". And said social worker "supposedly" told her..."well we won't put down the income he brings in".
Stuff like this really pisses me off!!! And if I weren't the nice person that I am...I would have reported her years ago.
But I honestly beleive that what comes around goes around. And it will come back around eventually.
So I will continue to work my 3 part time jobs as my husband works his full time job and we still struggle weekly to feed our three teenagers, buying all the generic food and skipping the snack isle and ice cream isle and all those other goodies that this particular person has plenty of and wastes most of it.
Ok I am off my soap box now and thank you for letting me vent.
I WOULD GO AHEAD AND REPORT THEM,THATS WHAT WRONG WITH IT ALL THESE PEOPLE ABUSE THE SYSTEM ONES NEED IT CANT GET IT!!

Since: Jan 07

Columbia, SC

#4 Aug 8, 2007
How much does she get in Food Stamps?!!
Sasquatch

Atlanta, GA

#5 Aug 8, 2007
Yes, PLEASE report them. The same types abused TenCare until it collapsed. I am tired of keeping them up.

Since: Mar 07

Norway, SC

#6 Aug 8, 2007
I beleive it was 280 a month the last time I talked to her about this. She has two kids.

Since: Mar 07

Norway, SC

#7 Aug 9, 2007
Well guess what...it is perfectly ok for her to collect food stamps even though she and her boyfriend are bringing in so much income, because they are not married and he is not her kids father.

And apparently lot's of people do this to collect food stamps when they make way more money than the average household.

Who can we thank for this...the government...yep they are the ones who made these rules.

Well I did my duty but to no avail.

Since: Jan 07

Columbia, SC

#8 Aug 9, 2007
Well its good that you at least tried.

“Dont mess with Sasquatch”

Since: Aug 07

Some where in Fentress County

#9 Aug 9, 2007
Although it seems to be legal for this leach, she is a still a parasite on you and me. She has craftily skirted the system by simply living with some one. That way their combined incomes cant be considered.
If its that way way, we need to write our congressmen and senators and lodge protests with them. If you can log on the net, you can do that. Of course we have to realise the fact that the socialists have a slight edge in congress. But, we still need to to protest the fact that we are being screwed by people like this.

Since: Jul 07

Saluda, SC

#10 Aug 12, 2007
I watch and listen wrote:
Well guess what...it is perfectly ok for her to collect food stamps even though she and her boyfriend are bringing in so much income, because they are not married and he is not her kids father.
And apparently lot's of people do this to collect food stamps when they make way more money than the average household.
Who can we thank for this...the government...yep they are the ones who made these rules.
Well I did my duty but to no avail.
watch and listen, i hate that you and your family are struggling while she is a pathetic leech reaping all the benefits our flawed government has to offer, but at least you are an honest person making an honest living and some day she will get everything thats coming to her.thank you for reporting her.

“Nothing is Impossible”

Since: Jan 08

Jamestown, Tn

#11 Jan 15, 2008
I am a single mom of three childern and make $7 an hour and when I went to try to get help they told me that I make to much money. In this town it all depends on who you know and who you are. It's people like that that take away from the needy. So if I was you I would turn her in. Sounds to me like she don't need them anyways.
serria

Saluda, SC

#12 Jan 15, 2008
If thats all you make you must get alot overtime then?...If you dont something wrong lol! I say you get help on insurance dont you?
Watsmyname70

Norway, SC

#13 Jan 15, 2008
Its things like this that make it so hard to work and try for a better life, I am a single mother of 2 that works everyday and tries the best I can for my children and myself. Then you see things like this going on and it makes you sick to know that money is coming out of your check and basically your children's mouth to feed someone else that probably doesn't even need the help. Its totally disgusting!
SILENT NIGHT

Columbia, SC

#14 Jan 15, 2008
well i am the daughter of a single mother who has worked hard every since a can remember to provide for me and my sister i am just out of highschool and my sister is in elementary school and my mother is currently workin too jobs my father does not help with anythang and still my mother can not get help and all these years she has been workin and the state takes money out of her check for people on welfare and for most who can work but are just too lazy and want i know quite a few people like this and after seein how my mother struggles and how hard she works it just makes me sick!!!!something needs to be done!!!!

“Nothing is Impossible”

Since: Jan 08

Jamestown, Tn

#15 Jan 15, 2008
yes serria my children do recieve tenncare but at the end of the month I was informed that they will no longer be recieving that.
purple sad

Crossville, TN

#16 Jan 15, 2008
if they dont need them they should work for there own money it just takes away from a family really in need

“Wake the F*ck up!”

Since: Jan 08

Earth

#17 Jan 15, 2008
You know what bugs me about food stamps? You can buy,cookies,pop,chips,popcorn, candy,gum,cake and all the junk food. What is up with that? It should be for REAL, nutritious foods like meat,produce,milk,cheese,juice and stuff like that. I see people leaving savalot ,the first week of the month with 20 boxes of ding dongs,cinnamon rolls and little debbie cakes and 6 or 7 cases of pop in their carriage- big fat ass waddling away with it. It's sick! There should be limits on what you can buy.
Government Mule

Jamestown, TN

#19 Jan 16, 2008
There you go folks, Pferd Samen just confessed again that He Too is on Food Stamps! he knows what he can buy and cant. How does a Person thats able to Run, Jump and Swim like Pferd Samen says he does and then signs up for Govt assistance stand live to with his self?

“Wake the F*ck up!”

Since: Jan 08

Earth

#20 Jan 16, 2008
So what if I've had food stamps before. I take every penny I can get from the government and give as little as I can to it. I signed up many years ago when I was living in KY and pursuing a disablility claim that was as legit as it could be. I moved here and tried to get Tenn care which was denied after therapy,mri, multiple examinations. They said only an operation might cure my back, then denied me. All I got was food stamps and I still can't do all the jobs I'm trained and licensed for. When I'm working more they take them away and when I work less they give them back. I've been living on less than $5000 a year for years. What's your story? Maybe you can't live with yourself. You probably get a Cuckoo check, living in HUD place sitting around eating cheetos and snorting pills for all anyone knows.
purplesad

Crossville, TN

#21 Jan 16, 2008
if you get them for the right reason it shouldnt matter what you get

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