Link Cards, WIC, etc...

Link Cards, WIC, etc...

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Working American Cracker

United States

#1 Jun 23, 2011
After working 12 plus hours today, I went to wal-mart to get a few groceries and other necessities. Of course this couldn't be a "quick trip" as I would like it to be, due to the fact that I had to stand in line behind some extremely overweight free loader using a link card. I swear she had 2 cart fulls of groceries, and within those carts were things that I certainly can't afford to buy. While I was standing in line behind this every so lovely woman who was screeching at her children, I came up with this most wonderful idea. Why don't stores make people using a link card, or WIC use one specific lane. She did also use WIC by the way, which made this "donation" of groceries to her take even longer. Those of us that pay with cash, check, or debit card, using money that we have EARNED, either have some where to go, or are so exhausted from working the hours we do that we just want to go home and collapse! Those people have no life and don't have anything more pertinent to do...except maybe going and getting their next tattoo, or going to smoke a cigarette, both of which they seem to be able to afford with no problem, but can't seem to afford to buy groceries. Just a thought. Who's with me on this?
Kathy

Fox Lake, IL

#2 Jun 23, 2011
I am with you 100% They also need drug testing too!
blue collar 2

Des Moines, IA

#3 Jun 23, 2011
I'm with you. It burns my butt that the system doesn't seem to conduct regular investigations on those receiving assistance or any kind. There should be a tracking of spending on one's WIC and Link cards. There's no accountability. Meanwhile, the rich keep getting richer; the poor get a free ride and you and I and the average Joe are punished for managing our life and finances in a sustainable manner. While I like your idea, separate lines would never happen for the same reason children on free lunch at school cannot be isolated from other children. I'm not saying it's right; just agreeing with you that the worst thing you can be in America is middle-class.
Like It Is

Dubuque, IA

#4 Jun 23, 2011
1. Random drug testing same as workers are submitted to.

2. No cash back on Link cards.

3. Picture I.D. shown at time of purchases.

4. Time limit for staying on the welfare.
blue collar II

Richmond Hill, NY

#5 Jun 23, 2011
As long as we have demoncrats in office it will never happen. Their largest voting block is bums on welfare and link. Demoncrats would never hurt their base of voters. Get rid of demoncrats and we might stand a chance of getting common sense legislation... including concealed carry.
Cant beatum maybe joinum

Carbondale, IL

#6 Jun 23, 2011
Let's not forget ALL the people on SSI, most i know work for CASH more then they ever did when for the SHORT time they were employed, I've worked for 40 yrs.I've never seen anything like it. I wonder what there bens add up to yrly. I bet alot more than what a working person makes.
T Young

Herrin, IL

#7 Jun 24, 2011
I was at Farm Fresh in Herrin this week and a women was buying cigarettes with her Link card how is this possible?
Boiling Mad

Metropolis, IL

#8 Jun 26, 2011
THERE ARE THOSE WHOM CANNOT WORK AND ARE DISABLED
YOU SHOULDN'T CLASSIFY EVERYONE IN THE SAME CATAGORY AS OTHERS I MYSELF AM DISABLED FROM MS ALONG WITH A BRAIN TUMOR AND I USED TO WORK 2 AND THREE JOBS AT A TIME GRANTED SOME USERS OF THE LINK ABUSE IT BUT ALOT OF US DO NOT AND AS FOR SOMEONE BUYING SMOKES ON THEIR LINK CARD THEY ALSO GET CASH AS WELL AS FOOD STAMPS SO WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO ABUSE THE QUICK CHECKOUT LINE WITH A CART FULL WHEN IT CLEARLY STATES 15 ITEMS OR LESS CAN THEY NOT READ!!!!!
Single Working Mom

Davenport, IA

#9 Jun 26, 2011
I know there are a lot of people out there that abuse the system, but it really gripes me everytime I see someone posting negative comments about ALL people that have to use a LINK card. I work, go to school and take care of two children. I am not proud to throw that LINK card on the counter to pay for my groceries, I am thankful! I am trying to better myself, and as I said, I work and pay taxes. So if I have to use that card to buy groceries it's not because i feel entitled its completely out of necessity. Oh and I also use coupons to stretch that little bit of money I get to buy those groceries. So please, don't lump us all together there are some of us that really are trying to get off the system.
Libertarian

West Frankfort, IL

#10 Jun 29, 2011
Eliminate all welfare benefits. Survival of the fittest.
Libertarian Too

United States

#11 Jun 29, 2011
Can I get an Amen!!!
YES YOU CAN

Herrin, IL

#12 Jun 30, 2011
AMEN! IF I WANTED TO HELP THE DISABLED I WOULD CONTRIBUTE TO THAT CHARITY!
wages

Marion, IL

#13 Jul 8, 2011
If they would stop raising minimum wage every 6 months making the dollar the rest of us are making be worth that much less...Ive worked 40 plus hours for years now and my child couldnt survive with out state help Not proud of using a link card but some people need it... i would agree with drug testing
I Like being a Bum

Des Moines, IA

#14 Jul 10, 2011
I like being a free loading bum , thanks to you dick heads for working I can set at home on my ass & eat free food. Vote Democrat its the way of life to enjoy !!!! Quit your crying stupid asses !!!!
seemingly unemployable

Marion, IL

#15 Jul 12, 2011
The thing that pisses me off the most is that im a 24 y/o... came back from afghanistan almost 2 years ago, couldnt find a decent job for shit, went on unemployment (a whole $1500 a month) and struggle to death just to make ends meet. Im finally going back to school just to learn that i made 29 bucks more than the cap for pell grants. FML, right? I dont qualify for any state aid and so on because i have no kids and so on...

my brother gets thrown in jail for dealing drugs and then gets out and is eligible for food stamps, cash assistance and FREE MEDICAL.

I cant stand this country... I paid my dues with 6 years in the military... and I GET SHIT... maybe i should just knock up a girl and get thrown in jail... i would have it made
Mac Bouhle

Marion, IL

#16 Jul 12, 2011
YES YOU CAN wrote:
AMEN! IF I WANTED TO HELP THE DISABLED I WOULD CONTRIBUTE TO THAT CHARITY!
I think Charity works in Desoto. Takes dollar bills
A Pismo Klamm

Herrin, IL

#17 Jul 13, 2011
You get more of anything you subsidize...If you subsidize irresponsibility-guess what?

Maybe welfare bums who volunteer to live on our dime should have to "voluntarily" give up their right to vote. If they get free food, it should be beans and rice, not porterhouse( which WE can't afford).

Eventually, the demographic time bomb will explode and responsible folks will be outnumbered..Stop the subsidy for baby factories
Tequila Rose

United States

#18 Jul 19, 2011
These f***ers eat better than us poor working white folk! I recently heard a story about a welfare ho that was known for selling her prescription drugs...which u and I pay for. So she sells them and makes like $4800 a month and we are continuing to pay for the bitch's food and medical care. I say take her kids away and let her rot in a ditch, and reform these poor children before they come to think that her pathetic behavior is normal.
miranda

United States

#19 Jul 26, 2011
Too all the ones who are bashing ppl on welfare that's uncalled for! For one I am a single mother of one son (goin through a divorce) I work 2 jobs and get no child support and I'm on link, am I proud of it? No I don't want to depend on the state. I am doin my best for myself and son. I don't smoke cigs and I sure in the hell don't do drugs or abuse my link! I'm a very hard worker and always do my best! I know a few close ppl to me that can't get on link bc they aren't elgible, they are the ones who really do need it! Ppl who abuse link don't deserve it!
Libertarian

Springfield, IL

#20 Jul 26, 2011
miranda wrote:
Too all the ones who are bashing ppl on welfare that's uncalled for! For one I am a single mother of one son (goin through a divorce) I work 2 jobs and get no child support and I'm on link, am I proud of it? No I don't want to depend on the state. I am doin my best for myself and son. I don't smoke cigs and I sure in the hell don't do drugs or abuse my link! I'm a very hard worker and always do my best! I know a few close ppl to me that can't get on link bc they aren't elgible, they are the ones who really do need it! Ppl who abuse link don't deserve it!
People survived for thousands of years before LBJ's great society programs, and they did just fine. Most of the "poor poor pitiful poor" have color tv's, cell phones, video games, etc. They should buy food instead.

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