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Only the truth requested

Nashville, NC

#2 Nov 28, 2006
Do you mean stores that abuse the system or people that lie and abuse our tax dollars?
Only the truth requested

Nashville, NC

#4 Nov 28, 2006
Seriously over half of the county
MTC

Siler City, NC

#5 Nov 28, 2006
Too many to count....just go to the food market and watch as customers pay....here in JC it's a long used "habit".
Sassy1

Buchanan, VA

#6 Nov 28, 2006
How do people lie to get more?
Marti

Austin, TX

#7 Nov 29, 2006
Sassy1 wrote:
How do people lie to get more?
Various ways. I've heard that the low wages is
a lot of it. The social workers in some cities
tell them to show their lowest paycheck and that
is how some do it. Leave them alone, most have
young children and don't get child support, that
is the real reason why its done. Get a life you
people !!!. I've never been on food stamps,
but I thank God I have never had to.
innocence feared lost

Beulaville, NC

#8 Nov 29, 2006
These people with young children that are struggling deserve to receive aid. The people asked about in this forum are abusers of the system. I have worked at various grocery stores in the area and see this firsthand. Don't lump everyone in the truly needy category without researching first. Go to the local grocery store and watch how many well dressed, well fed, overall healthy people with no children use and abuse the foodstamp program. You will be shocked.
I know him well

Windsor, NC

#12 Nov 29, 2006
And y'know the best part about all this fraud and all these people knowing about all the fraud? Here in the land of the free and the home of the brave, almost NOBODY will report the people they KNOW are defrauding the system, let alone the people they merely suspect may be defrauding it.

They'd rather sit around and just grouse about cheaters, high taxes, and incompetent government.
Marti

Austin, TX

#13 Dec 1, 2006
The system should work, the way it is set up,
the system works with honest people. It's
the dishonest people that do not work. As for
that disability part, the people have to work
when they are young, cause if they get sick or
old and cannot work, disability will not pay
enough to live on. I can understand why some
need food stamps, disability can be low for
a woman especially. You cannot judge people by
how they look. Thing are not always what they
seem to be. A real doctor is involved in
getting disability, and I know one person who
complains about getting turned down for disability, but the real reason is she did not
go to the doctor when she was supposed to. This
woman went five yrs without following up, got worse healthwise, then started asking for disability.
Many people don't realize, you have to wait for that
disability check a long time. Oh, yes the lawyers understand that, and that is why they will fight
for someone to receive their disability, when they
win the case, the lawyer gets a chunk of it. The
system works for those honest people, but there are so many dishonest people. Of course, every situation is different. You cannot tell by looking at someone if they are disabled. There are medical
conditions where someone cannot hold down a job, and if they have worked a long time, they will make do on what the gov't provides.
ray wrote:
<quoted text>Giving one check will not work .I receive food stamps and they make you show them your last 8 checks and they average them.What people do is work in NC. works in north carolina and this doesnt show on any of their reports .You can also work for cash. You can also say you are seperated from your husband when you are notThen yuo can have a 2nd home rent free at Village apartments.You can also get a check to pay your electric,The way the system is set up it doesnt pay to work. They will also give you and your children tenncare and you then have no medical bills.They also have programs to get you and your children Christmas gifts
voter

Elizabethton, TN

#15 Jan 13, 2009
Marti wrote:
The system should work, the way it is set up,
the system works with honest people. It's
the dishonest people that do not work. As for
that disability part, the people have to work
when they are young, cause if they get sick or
old and cannot work, disability will not pay
enough to live on. I can understand why some
need food stamps, disability can be low for
a woman especially. You cannot judge people by
how they look. Thing are not always what they
seem to be. A real doctor is involved in
getting disability, and I know one person who
complains about getting turned down for disability, but the real reason is she did not
go to the doctor when she was supposed to. This
woman went five yrs without following up, got worse healthwise, then started asking for disability.
Many people don't realize, you have to wait for that
disability check a long time. Oh, yes the lawyers understand that, and that is why they will fight
for someone to receive their disability, when they
win the case, the lawyer gets a chunk of it. The
system works for those honest people, but there are so many dishonest people. Of course, every situation is different. You cannot tell by looking at someone if they are disabled. There are medical
conditions where someone cannot hold down a job, and if they have worked a long time, they will make do on what the gov't provides.
<quoted text>
When some dude has the disabled tag on his vehicle then I am assuming he IS.It is hard to imagine how a so-called disabled person can climb up into a big ole pickup and how he can stay out all night hunting and running after his dogs.I also cannot see how a disabled person can drive all the way from Texas to Tennessee.Explain what the word"disabled"means.
Mammaw

AOL

#16 Jan 13, 2009
voter wrote:
<quoted text>When some dude has the disabled tag on his vehicle then I am assuming he IS.It is hard to imagine how a so-called disabled person can climb up into a big ole pickup and how he can stay out all night hunting and running after his dogs.I also cannot see how a disabled person can drive all the way from Texas to Tennessee.Explain what the word"disabled"means.
it must be something in their blood. i've noticed it tends to run in families round here.
Martia100

Austin, TX

#17 Jan 13, 2009
voter wrote:
<quoted text>When some dude has the disabled tag on his vehicle then I am assuming he IS.It is hard to imagine how a so-called disabled person can climb up into a big ole pickup and how he can stay out all night hunting and running after his dogs.I also cannot see how a disabled person can drive all the way from Texas to Tennessee.Explain what the word"disabled"means.
I don't the guy you are referring to.
My uncle lost his leg in WWII and they gave him an artificial leg, and he had a disabled tag. He
could hunt and fish and didn't have to work.
voter

Elizabethton, TN

#18 Jan 13, 2009
Martia100 wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't the guy you are referring to.
My uncle lost his leg in WWII and they gave him an artificial leg, and he had a disabled tag. He
could hunt and fish and didn't have to work.
SO...he can walk around in the woods and near the banks but cannot stand behind a counter at a store?
voter

Elizabethton, TN

#19 Jan 13, 2009
Mammaw wrote:
<quoted text>it must be something in their blood. i've noticed it tends to run in families round here.
Yea,I know a family with 4.They work on the side but don't report it.
Resident

Johnson City, TN

#20 Jan 13, 2009
Mammaw wrote:
<quoted text>it must be something in their blood. i've noticed it tends to run in families round here.
Yes it is called laziness they don't want to work.The low pay around here too is why so many draw food stamps,they work but there is so many in the family that they don't make enough after they pay their regular bills that they draw food stamps to buy food.Not all that are drawing are abusing the system.
Resident

Johnson City, TN

#21 Jan 13, 2009
voter wrote:
<quoted text>Yea,I know a family with 4.They work on the side but don't report it.
How do you know they don't report it are you with them when they go in for their sign ups.
Resident

Johnson City, TN

#22 Jan 13, 2009
voter wrote:
<quoted text>SO...he can walk around in the woods and near the banks but cannot stand behind a counter at a store?
This could be possible that he can only walk for small amounts of time,Would you hire someone that has to take a break every 10 mins or so.There is people that can walk and stand for only a few mins at a time and then take a break and do it again but can not be on their feet for long periods of time and this is why they are drawing.No one will hire someone that has a disablity like this,cause they are not dependable.
Resident

Johnson City, TN

#23 Jan 13, 2009
School Kid wrote:
Guess What ?????? I am back.....
where you been
DUH

Johnson City, TN

#24 Jan 13, 2009
They're all holding out for a position in management!
Bill

Irmo, SC

#25 Jan 13, 2009
You people don't know waht you are talking about. Food stamps are seen as a way to supplment income. People who work and earn below a certain level and have kids can get some food stamps.
Farmers and grocercy stores support the food stamp program. As much as 40% of the total grocecy sales in this town is from food stamps. If it was not for food stamps this town could not support three grocercy stores.
People get debit cards now and not funny money. YOu have no way to know who has food stamps uncless they tell you. They have something like a bank card with the amount of their food stamps on it.
Why don't you people get an educaiton before you run your mouths.
Teacher Retired

AOL

#26 Jan 13, 2009
Bill wrote:
You people don't know waht you are talking about. Food stamps are seen as a way to supplment income. People who work and earn below a certain level and have kids can get some food stamps.
Farmers and grocercy stores support the food stamp program. As much as 40% of the total grocecy sales in this town is from food stamps. If it was not for food stamps this town could not support three grocercy stores.
People get debit cards now and not funny money. YOu have no way to know who has food stamps uncless they tell you. They have something like a bank card with the amount of their food stamps on it.
Why don't you people get an educaiton before you run your mouths.
waht=what,supplment=suppliment ,grocecy=grocery,uncless=unles s,educaiton-education. Good post! I guess we all could use some "Education". lol!

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