Food Stamps/ Welfare Reform

Food Stamps/ Welfare Reform

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Madashell

Quebeck, TN

#1 Jun 12, 2012
This is a forum designed to collect information on how we as tax payers can change this system. When Welfare was started it was designed as a Temporary help. Just as paying taxes was to be a temporary state designed to help win WWII. We all know how those two turned out.Yep we are still paying. Now upon reading the rules and regulations I have some issues with this program. It says that you as a applicant can have savings and retirement accounts.I disagree with this. with the exception of roth,401k, mutual funds. All monies should be extinquished except those which have high withdrawl penalties. You should not be able to start any of the previous on this program.( I.E. 401k, savings. IRA, and Roth Ira.)
If you are on this program you are professing to be so broke you need help. You should not be able to start any type of savings.
I also think that that all parties in the house should be gainfully employed. If their is one that has a limited disability they should be looking for work. Ok you may think this is a lil cruel I dont. I know that Autozone has two Mgrs. with disibities. Also Habitat for Humanity along with Goodwill will employ disabled individuals.. This is enough from me. You can find all rules and regulations on the state website.www.TN,gov. Now if you are fed up with this program and all the abuse please respond on things that can change it. I will be writing it down and then present it to the proper authorities. Thank You
my two cents

Nashville, TN

#2 Jun 13, 2012
Or more lol Child support! They need to tack on food stamps not just the afdc to child support the money. The parents should be feeding the children, not the government. Limited time on food stamps! If youre in a bind yes they help, but should not be for every month. Instead we can do food pantries. Drug test EVERYONE! That way there is not singled out people. Yes the elderly too. No exception! Random testing! I would do it voluntarely (Spelled wrong oh well) I will go to each home and do them! Also, like qwith afdc you must be looking for a job and able to prove it. I see so many who get food stamps that are able to work just wont cus they get free help.
I have called John Mark Windles office in Nashville, spoke to his sec. Got NO WHERE!!! I really think IF child support is paid no food stamps/afdc will be paid out. Thousands of dollars saved. Child support in this state is not accountable as other states. I am receiving payments on child support FINALLY, had to get my own lawyer. Child support office does not care as long as the parent is making an EFFORT...WTF? I work 40+ hours a week being a single parent with 2 kids. I do not get free help. I pay my bills myself. And feed my children. I cook every night.
If dhs collects food stamps from the parent in child support that money could be used elsewhere. Ok I'll stop writing cuz I get so frustrated lol
Madashell

Quebeck, TN

#3 Jun 13, 2012
Thank you for the input.

Since: Jul 11

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#4 Jun 15, 2012
You know what blows my mind is on another post, you stated you yourself have received foodstamps. How can you bash a program YOU yourself have taken part in? Also do you have children? Sometimes bad things happen to good people. They have good jobs that they lose due to the economy. The lady you were refering to in that post is a good friend of mine. Being on foodstamps does not make her a bad person. She works to take care of her kids. You made a comment about how far she drives to work. She looked for months for a job closer to home. Put in applications at gas stations, stores, resteraunts as well. No where was hiring. she had her application in at every temp agency. So when the one in Sparta said they would hire her, she took it. What does it matter how far she drives to work? At least she is working.
Her husband doesnt work partially because of what happened to his hand, and partially because he has a paralyzing fear of driving. He has never had a driver liscense because when he gets behind the wheel of a car, he has panic attacks that nearly cause him to pass out. Now, would you want to be on the road with him?
You like to mouth off about things that you have no knowledge of all the reasons that add up to make the situation what it is. It is wrong of you to put her name on here. I was at her house yesterday, and we were talking about the posts, and she showed me her bank statement online. She has $145 in a christmas club she started to save for her kids christmas, and $7.98 in her checking. Where does that equal up to $1000?
You have serious issues dude! And you need to worry more about yourself before you worry about others!
madashell

Quebeck, TN

#5 Jun 15, 2012
thank you for your post but you are off topic . I am looking for ways to reform the welfare system. I stood close by where she claimed to have 1000 saved up already. I stand by this along with witneses. if it wasnt true then she shouldnt brag. Yes i was on THE SYSTEM and when I got work three months later I took my self off. I could still be on them due to the fact that your re certification is done on a form. and it didnt ask for any resubmission of bankstatements but did want to know if I had found work. I understand now that Kyla is only doing what a very flawed system is allowing her to do. Ih goodwill and Habitat for humanity will hire persons with a disability.

The reason I was on the system is I owned a business and sales went down with the economy. I took it down to my last six dollars and if this makes me a stupid F###tard then so be it. Again thank you for your off topic comment. this should of been posted in the other forum.
hmmmm

Gainesboro, TN

#6 Jun 16, 2012
I'm sorry, but I think those on foodstamps should be allowed to have a savings account. If they are allowed to save money then eventually they won't need the foodstamps anymore. My husband works his ass off for me and our kids. We had our children BEFORE the economy got bad and it was not our fault what happend after all the jobs went to hell. We do receive foodstamps as of now, he still works, I am in school year round, and neither one of us do drugs! We don't have a savings account right now because we can't even afford to save but things will get better and you better believe that we will start saving so that we don't need government help anymore.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#7 Jun 16, 2012
hmmmm wrote:
I'm sorry, but I think those on foodstamps should be allowed to have a savings account. If they are allowed to save money then eventually they won't need the foodstamps anymore. My husband works his ass off for me and our kids. We had our children BEFORE the economy got bad and it was not our fault what happend after all the jobs went to hell. We do receive foodstamps as of now, he still works, I am in school year round, and neither one of us do drugs! We don't have a savings account right now because we can't even afford to save but things will get better and you better believe that we will start saving so that we don't need government help anymore.
See the thing about "madashell" is he said in ANOTHER post that HE received at one time as well! but he thinks if you have a job you shouldnt be on them AT ALL
distressed

Livingston, TN

#8 Jun 16, 2012
hmmmm wrote:
I'm sorry, but I think those on foodstamps should be allowed to have a savings account. If they are allowed to save money then eventually they won't need the foodstamps anymore. My husband works his ass off for me and our kids. We had our children BEFORE the economy got bad and it was not our fault what happend after all the jobs went to hell. We do receive foodstamps as of now, he still works, I am in school year round, and neither one of us do drugs! We don't have a savings account right now because we can't even afford to save but things will get better and you better believe that we will start saving so that we don't need government help anymore.
This is the attitude that people receiving food stamps need. Food stamps are for people who are trying to make it but need some temporary help. It's the people that are using the help as a way of life and teaching their children to do the same, that are ruining it for the people that are trying to help themselves. I hope things get beter for you and your famiy soon.
madashell

Quebeck, TN

#9 Jun 16, 2012
um yeah1212 wrote:
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See the thing about "madashell" is he said in ANOTHER post that HE received at one time as well! but he thinks if you have a job you shouldnt be on them AT ALL
This is about reform and if you will re read that post I used it as a helping hand not a lifestyle that gets passed down generation to generation. When I found work I stopped using them I still have 341.00 on my card that will be put back in the system for someone else to use. Hopefully as a helping hand. thank you for YOUR OFF TOPIC comment this nag could of been put in the other discusion.
bantaamchiclen

Quebeck, TN

#10 Jun 16, 2012
to madashell I suggest you go to a different city forum and start this again. I understand where you come from and ppl on welfare and foodstamps should not be able to put the higher cuts of meat in their cart they are to be poor! they should not be able to have cash on their card for beer smokes and pet food these are Luxuries. They are poor!!!! If they do have a savings account going in then they should not be able to add to that. I looked the rules over I am sure their is a max you are allowed but their needs to be a ammendment that states you are not able to add to. If you are able to add to then. they are giving them to much. I think instead of cash they should pay for GED classes or some other form of education and make them a help to society instead of a hindurance.
madashell

Quebeck, TN

#11 Jun 16, 2012
hmmmm wrote:
I'm sorry, but I think those on foodstamps should be allowed to have a savings account. If they are allowed to save money then eventually they won't need the foodstamps anymore. My husband works his ass off for me and our kids. We had our children BEFORE the economy got bad and it was not our fault what happend after all the jobs went to hell. We do receive foodstamps as of now, he still works, I am in school year round, and neither one of us do drugs! We don't have a savings account right now because we can't even afford to save but things will get better and you better believe that we will start saving so that we don't need government help anymore.
I like what you are saying . I did want this to be about reform but I see it is about bashing me and that is ok. I can tell that you and your husband are the ones that will improve your life to get off the system.I know you wont be saving and thinking about cosmetic surgery. I wish you all the best.
Hmmm

Gainesboro, TN

#12 Jun 16, 2012
Thank you all for being nice. I'm not trying to bash anyone at all I just don't want to be placed in the same category with the sorry people who do nothing and get food stamps because thats not me or my husband.
Kyla

Cookeville, TN

#13 Jun 17, 2012
See I am the one who he is talking about and bashing. Yeah I would LOVE to have plastic surgery, but will I ever have a chance to, NO because I am raising my four daughters. This fat assed hobbit looking bald bastard wants to get up on his high horse when he has NEVER had children, NEVER been married, and from what I heard his little business that failed... was some diner or restuarant that failed and HE IS TRYING TO SUE THE PERSON WHO SOLD IT TO HIM. WOW, you bash people that accept help when it is needed, and then turn around and be some sue happy dickweed? AND SAY I AM IMMATURE AND ABUSING THE SYSTEM? You are pathetic BRUCE.

OH BTW HOW IS IT THE PERSON WHO SOLD YOU THE BUSINESS FAULT THAT YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO KEEP IT GOING? FAT FUCKING LOSER!
get birth control

Nashville, TN

#14 Jun 18, 2012
Kyla wrote:
See I am the one who he is talking about and bashing. Yeah I would LOVE to have plastic surgery, but will I ever have a chance to, NO because I am raising my four daughters. This fat assed hobbit looking bald bastard wants to get up on his high horse when he has NEVER had children, NEVER been married, and from what I heard his little business that failed... was some diner or restuarant that failed and HE IS TRYING TO SUE THE PERSON WHO SOLD IT TO HIM. WOW, you bash people that accept help when it is needed, and then turn around and be some sue happy dickweed? AND SAY I AM IMMATURE AND ABUSING THE SYSTEM? You are pathetic BRUCE.
OH BTW HOW IS IT THE PERSON WHO SOLD YOU THE BUSINESS FAULT THAT YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO KEEP IT GOING? FAT FUCKING LOSER!
Get a freaking job and get on the pill. Im sick of these women popping out kid after kid and the tax payers paying for it. Instead of food we the tax payers would be more than happy to pay for birth control.
Karen

Cookeville, TN

#15 Jun 18, 2012
We need to use our EBT cards at local resturants.
It would create more employment for local economies.
Yeap

Cookeville, TN

#16 Jun 18, 2012
Karen wrote:
We need to use our EBT cards at local resturants.
It would create more employment for local economies.
That'll ensure that the working class who like to "dine" in peaceful surroundings go to Cookeville to do so. We really don't want to "dine" when there is a restaurant full of unruly children running wild like animals all around us, and whose lazy ass parents ignore them and let them do what they please. By all means, let's make that the normal thing.

Going out to eat is a treat for me, and I work very hard for what I have. It is a treat that I really don't want to share in a room full of trash, thank you very much.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#17 Jun 18, 2012
get birth control wrote:
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Get a freaking job and get on the pill. Im sick of these women popping out kid after kid and the tax payers paying for it. Instead of food we the tax payers would be more than happy to pay for birth control.
Do have a job n a factory. Work 40 hrs a week
madashell

Quebeck, TN

#18 Jun 18, 2012
If we as caring tax payers really want to stop the Free Handout machine. fill out a new W-2. There is a line that ask if you will be claiming exempt we need to write that in the line and get all our HARD EARNED MONEY. With out that tax money the train will stop rolling.Put this extra oney in a savings account and at the end of the year pay what you owe.
madashell

Quebeck, TN

#19 Jun 18, 2012
I don't know if anyone else has noticed that in all the replies in both forums I have never used profanity toward Kyla. I have used what she said about me toward myself. Please forgive her language on here.She is not a stupid person she is just ignorant. Which means un learned. I have noticed how when the truth comes forth it really offends.
bantaamrooster

Quebeck, TN

#20 Jun 18, 2012
Kyla Bruce did not start the Lawsuit. He simply used the judicial system the way the Law allows. He was backed into a corner and retained a really good attorney and counter sued. Bruce never said it was their fault the business failed. He has been in the food service industry more likely longer than you have been alive.Guessing your in your late 20's to early 30's by the use of your words. Yes he is back in a factory invironment working but he is not a fat f##king loser (in your words) He worked in that restaurant an average of 12 hours a day to make it work. Just as alot of individually owned business' failed due to economic downturn. I think that Larry Battle, whom I personally know, felt the affects of the down turn in economy.Bad things happen. That is what happened to Bruce

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