Trying to be an adult

Kingsport, TN

#63 Apr 14, 2013
Wonder all you want wrote:
<quoted text>
Im not saying that.
I want to see you attack the big problems as much as you do the small problems. 46 million people on food stamps is still far far less than the subsidies paid to for-profit corporations, blackmailing them into keeping jobs here in this country.
46 million x avg 1200/year benefit is 55 billion. The pentagon spends 700-900 billion a year, roughly 12-18 times as much. And the pentagon is just one damn department. Add in all the departments, and then add in the corporate welfare and bailouts.
Get your priorities straight, hillbilly. I wanna see your asss put as much effort into addressing the bigger abusers of the system. Lets see it, buddy. Funny, all I see you complaining about are the little guys burdening the system.


I think what the poster was saying was that should the food stamp program allow folks to buy junk food. When someone can't win an argument, a very common ploy is diversion. You failed to make an argument as to why the food stamp program should allow junk food to be purchased. Instead, you tried to change the subject and focus on the Wall Street and Dept. of Defense expenditures. A worthy topic, but not the discussion here. And name calling...doesn't make for a credible argument. Everything you said voided in my book, because you can't make an argument yourself without berating someone else.
Trying to be an adult

Kingsport, TN

#64 Apr 14, 2013
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
Why not, we foot the bill for Wall Street and all the rich people. I want poor people to have candy bars. Cut the military budget in half before you start complaining about candy bars, you idiotic hillbilly. You're the idiots that voted republican so all the jobs are in china. Keep voting republican, stupid and you'll be eating 3 musketeers.
Patrick, since you resorted to the name calling above, I'm assuming you are a Democratic. If that is the case, then you should know that your beloved President Bill Clinton signed the Free Trade Agreement with China in 1999. He also signed the North American Free Trade agreement that has sent tens of thousands on jobs to Mexico. So...maybe next time before you start calling others "idiots" you get your facts straight. And you foot the bill for the rich people??? That's an uneducated argument. However, you could argue that the tax system is broken. I paid 17% Federal Tax this year and your Democratic President Obama, paid 18%. And made several hundred thousands dollars more than me. One could argue that isn't "fair" and I would listen. Arguing like a third grader would argue is a waste of everyone's time.
From an "idiot" that voted republican.
Trying to be an adult

Kingsport, TN

#65 Apr 14, 2013
Backknifer wrote:
<quoted text>
Hats why Fox News and repiblocans spend 24 hours a day pointing at the poor and the immigrants and small change stuff. Know why? Because the top 10% have 80% of all the money YOU STUPID FOOLS. Look at every policy that hese state worm republican senators do.????? It all for the rich and against the working people....oh they act like they are punishing the lazy.......in the time it took me to write this, EXXON AND AT&T just took $20,000 in taxes from us thru Republocan tax breaks and dumbasses in the south eat that's hit right up. They call them job creators...... Windfall profit, politician buying worthless worms and you dumbasses xontinue to let it happen .... Hell they hook half of you with ABORTION.. A Republocan loves abortion. It's his number one vote getter......dipshits...... Food stamps ain't jack....wake the F up,,,, a Republocan is a crook...
You really need to learn to use spellcheck before calling others "dumbasses"
omg

United States

#66 Apr 14, 2013
I get food stamps and its not because im abusing the system its because i have a herniated disc n my back,no feeling n one of my legs and just got told my disc r start n to seperate. I have never drawed food stamps but im n a rough situation right now and i have one child to feed. I have always supported my child by myself and bought my own groceries plus paid my bills so if u want to judge me more power to u but u need to start look n at all the people draw n checks with nothing wrong with them. They take the money use it for drugs and etc then go get food stamps. Then u have the ones going to the shepards center get n food that dont manage their stamps but me mine last all month cause i cook meals and eat left overs the next day but most people dont.
Caroline

Kingsport, TN

#67 Apr 15, 2013
It doesn't bother me too bad seeing someone buy some candy or a soda with food stamps. What really bothers me is when someone is paying for their food with food stamps, while talking on their new iphone....and then they load their groceries into the trunk of their new car.
omg

United States

#68 Apr 15, 2013
I dont have a new car and i dont have cable or home phone. All i have is lights and water cause i cant afford nothing else with me n the situation im n and if it wasnt for my boyfriend i wouldnt have a cell phone. I get my daughter one thing of cookies and ice cream a month but when its gone..its gone. I make sure we have real food to eat besides all the junk.
True

Johnson City, TN

#69 Apr 15, 2013
But do you realize that school breakfasts, lunches and food stamps take care of feeding folks who are on these programs that obesity is most prevalent among food stamp recipients. Today 47 million americans are on food stamps whereas only five years ago 31 million people were on food stamps. Today more than 1 in 7 americans are feed by government. The government provides for almost all the needs of those who claim they cannot provide for themselves. The truth is that many people are content to live a comfortable life with food stamps, sjelter, health care, education and income paid for or subsidized. They have decided not to work when they don't have to. What kind of future do you have if you are not willing to work but sit on you behind become an overweight person?
FOXANDFRIENDS

Kingsport, TN

#70 Apr 18, 2013
Stop with the Fox News thing!!!! What is your problem?
Backknifer wrote:
<quoted text>
Hats why Fox News and repiblocans spend 24 hours a day pointing at the poor and the immigrants and small change stuff. Know why? Because the top 10% have 80% of all the money YOU STUPID FOOLS. Look at every policy that hese state worm republican senators do.????? It all for the rich and against the working people....oh they act like they are punishing the lazy.......in the time it took me to write this, EXXON AND AT&T just took $20,000 in taxes from us thru Republocan tax breaks and dumbasses in the south eat that's hit right up. They call them job creators...... Windfall profit, politician buying worthless worms and you dumbasses xontinue to let it happen .... Hell they hook half of you with ABORTION.. A Republocan loves abortion. It's his number one vote getter......dipshits...... Food stamps ain't jack....wake the F up,,,, a Republocan is a crook...
Give me a break

Johnson City, TN

#71 Apr 18, 2013
omg wrote:
I dont have a new car and i dont have cable or home phone. All i have is lights and water cause i cant afford nothing else with me n the situation im n and if it wasnt for my boyfriend i wouldnt have a cell phone. I get my daughter one thing of cookies and ice cream a month but when its gone..its gone. I make sure we have real food to eat besides all the junk.
Maybe you should cancel the internet connection and you could get her two things of cookies and ice cream. What BS.
would like to know

Wise, VA

#72 Apr 20, 2013
Please someone share with me what a taxpayer, with the income of 40,000/year would pay in taxes each year.
Over taxed

Candler, NC

#73 Apr 21, 2013
I have worked hard all my life and pay more in taxes than most people make every year. It is simply irresponsible for our hard earned money to be wasted on junk food. If it wasn't for people like me our society would implode because there would no money to handout. I'm all for helping people in need but if you are ok with what's currently going on, your a fool. Our government wastes so much money its crazy.
Lol

Knoxville, TN

#74 May 4, 2013
What does it matter who get food stamp people don't have nothing else to do but nose in people buggey you all high class people are just mad because you can't get them .
LOCAL gal

Blountville, TN

#75 May 7, 2013
union wrote:
What about Union workers? They build powerplants so you can access your little computer and type these petty messages/questions. What happens to Union-Labor when they get done building your new power plant? THEY GET LAID OFF AND PUT ON THE "BOOKS" (the back of the books as well!) That means they might not see another job for 12months!?!?!? So when I get laid off, the FIRST thing I do is goto the unemployment office and then within the same hour I goto the foodstamp office. I never get declined for any of them. I work hard if not harder than anyone I know. Non-productive? Pfft!!! Every job I've been on we've got out of there atleast 5 months ahead of schedule and anywhere from $100-$30MIL under budget!!! Now take that with some salt and swallow hard you non-productive, blogging space monkey. Get your facts straight young one, and yes -- their is far bigger problems then the one addressed here. How inconsiderant of you to post something such as this without getting the details on the subject. You must be a lazy? Yep ... non-productive lazy. Why does this site allow people like you to come post on here? Better yet .. why does this site even exist? A good way to hide yourself and rant about stuff you wouldn't dare say to any union employee that bends over backwards to get there job done right, the first time! Everytime you flick on your lights or use your stove, be thankful that food stamps exist!! Without them the hard-working Union hands that build your power stations wouldn't be able to feed their families while they wait on another job.
Go lay down lazy!
Someone tell ME how to get those food stamps, welfare, and such. My husband and I both lost our job when our plant shut down.( china could do the job cheaper., that's what they told us when they shut the doors) I was there 91/2 yrs my husband 23yrs. We filed for unemployment .. Ok not so bad we can make this work cut back here and there. Applied for food stamps -do not qualify( we make too much on unemployment) we have 3kids to care for. My ex WON'T pay child support ( not that he can't he says he WONT) child support enforcement ? Useless keeps putting off court date. Families first payments -sorry you don't qualify since you didn't qualify for food stamps. Tenn care? Oh no we're sorry step dad can't claim the kids ( even though without him they'd have starved in the 4yrs since the devorice ) so he doesn't qualify but the 2oldest do ( cards received) youngest didn't get it , still no answer why. SO, someone tell me who the HE// ya gotta talk to , kill, or blow to get on that "LIST" to get accepted for food stamps, family first, welfare, ect... I dont care what it is we need it , before we all starve. Already filed bankruptcy , only thing left is to be homeless ( that reminds me we tried " keepmytnhome " didn't qualify for that help either. We have both worked since we were 16 ( we are now in our 40's) and neither of us have ever had to ask for help till now.

I don't care what KIND of food people buy with food stamps my problem is those people who have never worked a day , never tried to work , and don't ever intend to work, but draw 7-800 $ a month in food stamps use about half and sell the rest to friends for cash. but people who worked our asses off in a plant can't get any help at all. Over 300 people were laid off most Steele workers, I have yet to hear of someone I worked with being able to get help . Our cars are worth too much., or house is worth too much, blah blah blah you damn right We WORKED so we could have nice things but now we have to sell them in order to get help for 6months , a year maybe 2 ,(for those who went back school) while some people receive those benefits their entire life, but never contribute to the programs via taxes paid? I understand some cases where your born with a disability or became TRULY disabled on the job or by other accident.
mtngrl

Jonesborough, TN

#76 May 7, 2013
I think the amount some people get is ridiculous. Are people really getting $800 a month food stamps???? How many people are they feeding!!!?? Who really needs that much for groceries?? I mean in the real world do any of use have that much to spend on groceries?

I work with the elderly and the majority that get food stamps get less than $20. That is awful.
LOCAL gal

Blountville, TN

#77 May 7, 2013
mtngrl wrote:
I think the amount some people get is ridiculous. Are people really getting $800 a month food stamps???? How many people are they feeding!!!?? Who really needs that much for groceries?? I mean in the real world do any of use have that much to spend on groceries?
I work with the elderly and the majority that get food stamps get less than $20. That is awful.
Yes I talked to a man a krogers who told me his daughter gets 750$ a month in food stamps for just her , the boyfriend and 2 kids. I had a friend (for a short while) who paid 5$ a month for rent , got 500$ a month in food stamps, got 350$ a month child support per kid ( different fathers) the local churches paid her light bill, water was included in the 5$ rent. And she took her meds that tenn care paid for and sold them . I turned her but in. Now she has to work for a living and doesn't speak to me :-) like I care. She had never worked not because there was anything wrong with her just didn't want to. I can see maybe if you got kids needing to stay home with them but after they start school, they could go to work
Patient

Kingsport, TN

#78 May 8, 2013
Wondering wrote:
Should food stamps (EBT Cards) be used for junk food?
Ice cream, soda, energy drinks, candy, etc?
If so, why?
Or, should they have limits on what can be purchased?
I figure it this way. If you have a family, a job, concerns regarding space travel and the welfare of mankind? Of you woke up this morning and this seemed to be your biggest concern, take a gun and blow your brains out. You're a worthless waste of space. Better off six ft under. Worm food. Sorta like food stamps for worms. You idiot !
Mee

Kingsport, TN

#79 May 9, 2013
rhodes wrote:
Misconception is. Abig problem here. Saying someone on foodstamps is. Anon producer is one of them. For starters you have to have some level of income to be on them. Here's why this issue is so important to me. I was on food stamps for 2 years while I was in school. I used them every week and I got a lot of people looking down their noses at me in the checkout line. But since then I've graduated and I've been working full time for 2 years now, usually I woek overtime every other week. As of right now the govt has almost made twice the money it has spent on me. The taxes it takes out of my check every 2 weeks is more than twice what it gave me in food stamps. I'm an investment for the govt that has already seen steep returns, andm god willing, will continue to do so. Had I not got food stamps I probably couldn't have finished school and I would be working a pedestrian job, and I wouldn't even be paying half the taxes I am now or even making half the money I am now. Botto line is: people on foodstamps are not usually nonproducers, and more often than not they don't stay that way. Let them buy what they want, get you should get a bit more education on the subject before you start coming up with moronic ideas like that.
YES, they usually ARE non-producers. You just happen to be an exception to that. Your use of them is what they are supposed to be used for - until you can get on your feet and on your own. Congratulations to you! Something to be proud of!
Still Wondering

United States

#80 May 9, 2013
Patient wrote:
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I figure it this way. If you have a family, a job, concerns regarding space travel and the welfare of mankind? Of you woke up this morning and this seemed to be your biggest concern, take a gun and blow your brains out. You're a worthless waste of space. Better off six ft under. Worm food. Sorta like food stamps for worms. You idiot !
Do you really feel this way, just because I asked how people felt, about wasting "helping you out" money, for junk food?

It's not my "biggest concern," it's just a simple question.

I take it, you are a non-producing leech upon society, who doesn't want to lose their food stamps.

You seem to be doing a good job, answering my question, so far. People who get free stuff, seem to think they're entitled to it.

Why is that?
No Name

Kingsport, TN

#81 May 12, 2013
Wondering wrote:
Should food stamps (EBT Cards) be used for junk food?
Ice cream, soda, energy drinks, candy, etc?
If so, why?
Or, should they have limits on what can be purchased?
Stop B!tching. Let them have their cookies, okay?
Still Wondering

United States

#82 May 13, 2013
No Name wrote:
<quoted text>
Stop B!tching. Let them have their cookies, okay?
They can have cookies if they want them. I just don't think free cookies is the reason for the EBT program.
Patient wrote:
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I figure it this way. If you have a family, a job, concerns regarding space travel and the welfare of mankind? Of you woke up this morning and this seemed to be your biggest concern, take a gun and blow your brains out. You're a worthless waste of space. Better off six ft under. Worm food. Sorta like food stamps for worms. You idiot !
It's not my "biggest concern." I just wanted to see what other's opinion of EBT abuse is. It seems the people who get them, don't want to lose their free cookies, and get quite upset, at the very idea of using EBT in a sensible manner.

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