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Winfield, WV

#164 Jan 18, 2012
jim wrote:
My wife is 67 & i am almost 69
We DON'T have a Savings Account
nor do we have a Checking Account.
We both do get Social Securit & I
get a so-so pension from one of my old
employers. I work p/t (NO full time is avail)
By the time we pay our mortgage,car payment,
car insurance, electric, water, waste,
gas for our car & food, we can "barely" make it.
We have BOTH worked for 50 years & have never
taken advantage of our government. I am
going to apply for food stamps & have been told
there is a Good chance we won't get them.
We, like other hard working people, have paid
into this for many years. Where i work, there are
employees there that do get food stamps & I
have been told there are something like 47 percent of our shoppers that get food stamps.
I am NOT ashamed to say that we, at least, tried
to get these stamps.
p.s. EVERYONE out there is NOT a leach!
TIMES as we ALL should know, are extremely
difficult & there ARE people that DO
DESERVE to get food stamps. It's very
easy to be "judge mental".
I honestly find your statement heart breaking I would say you as a retiree that if your pension and social security aren't cutting the bills... You actually have a pt job the government should help people that are actually trying. I know not all are leaches that are granted/gov. assistance, but probably 3/4 of the people abuse the system. This is just like elementary school a few bad seeds ruin it for the good seeds.
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Winfield, WV

#165 Jan 18, 2012
Sick of this nonsense wrote:
<quoted text>Jim...some of us aren't saying that you're a leach because you need help...we're saying you're a leach if you think of this help a way of life. The system isn't designed to be on it for you entire life. Times are hard, I do agree, but there are ways to make it. There are places hiring, even if it means that you have to pick up and move or settle for working at McDonald's for a while. If I can do it, anyone can do it. People need to stop thinking that they are "entitled" to everything, that's what's wrong with this country now. I understand that your situation is different, I agree with you, you've worked and paid into it and you do deserve to have some help. The bad ones makes it difficult for the ones who really needs it.
Totally agree!
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Winfield, WV

#166 Jan 18, 2012
moose wrote:
hey Amazed if that Escalade was her parents or boyfriends why didn't they help her buy the food instead of the taxpayers footing the bill.ya dumbarse.
Great point!
spot

Winfield, WV

#167 Jan 18, 2012
Amazed wrote:
Once again WVgal running her trap and making assumptions about people she knows nothing about. She is so jealous. She really wants to be something she isnt so bad!! Dont worry girly you might get ya that Escalade some day. Just keep working real hard and it just might happen! LOL!! People like her that think they are better than everyone else are the ones who have the most problems in their lives..Must be sad to be you..
Amen...Please pray for her. She needs it!!
"Amazed" your pretty obsessed with "WVgal" and you are way off target. I think you need to back off because you are wrong!
spot

Winfield, WV

#168 Jan 18, 2012
jim wrote:
Hi! WHY don't you think that I
will get food stamps?
Because usually the people that actually need assistance get denied and you are retired and you have a pt job; my guess is they will say your combined income including social security and your pension is too high. Mostly people get everything for laying on their asses all day and not work. I do not agree, but our system is screwed up.
spot

Winfield, WV

#169 Jan 18, 2012
Angel wrote:
I can't help but comment here as I stumbled across this. First of all there is no way someone who drives an upscale vehicle can even qualify for food stamps from what I understand. This is looked into by the welfare department. I was under the assumption that you cant get assistance if you own things that are worth a certain amount of money. Mabe im wrong but this is what I was told. The welfare dept. checks under your social security number for everything and if you try to lie they will know. Its impossible. I am a single mother that works 40 plus hours a week with one child and I drive a fairly new car and own a home and I cant get any child support because that is just something that is hard to get the state to help you with and I sure could use the help. I live paycheck to paycheck most of the time just to have what I do have and find it hard to come up with the extra cash to feed me and my child. This system is a little screwed up but If there are people out here that would rather live with nothing to show for it then I guess thats what they must do. I dont understand why but it is how it is. Some of you should not be so judgemental tho. I try hard not to even tho it is frustrating that there are people that milk the system and just refuse to better themselves and go to work and try. I guess there isnt much we can do about it because its been going on forever now and hasnt seemed to change. I just wish there were some kinda help for those of us who do try and have to struggle. I also would hope that I wouldnt be treated any differently if i were able to get some help. Because I do need it.
angel I know it's tough being a single mom without child support and I give you props :) I know the system is screwed up, but if you do not voice your opinion then you will never be heard and nothing will change. Complaining doesn't do anything one needs to think of a resolution and do what one can to push their own opinion (if logical).
WVgal

Durham, NC

#170 Jan 18, 2012
WVgal wrote:
I want some food stamps so bad and I went to the welfare office today in my Lexus and they wouldnt give them to me because i make 6 digits a year.. I dont understand why I cant have something someone beneath me is getting. This is so unfair!! I tried to tell them that I saw a lady driving an Escalade getting them and how come she can and I cant?? I am just devastated!! I am so jealous of that woman!! I want some good snacks too!! Because I am so much better than all these people and they dont deserve to feed their families like that! I want to eat more than they do!! Im hungry!!
Ohhhh....good try! Go get in line with the rest of the moochers AMAZED...this is probably you anyway.
WVgal

Durham, NC

#171 Jan 18, 2012
Amazed wrote:
<quoted text>
I dont believe a word you are saying. You cant better yourself to me by putting me down honey!! Keep trying!! LOL!! If you were so high and mighty like we know your not, you wouldnt be commenting on a topic about food stamps!! You are just mad cuz you cant get any cuz you probly need them. Its so easy to see what a jealous person you are. If you were so great and had so much you wouldnt be jealous of the lower class. Every time your beat down you try to better yourself more and more. Its amusing!! Your nasty!!:)
Hmmm...like I said before. You are clearly uneducated! I could care less if you believe me or not HONEY!!! Thank you for thinking that I'm high & mighty. I appreciate the compliment...Oh yeah...I really feel beat down. boo-hoo.... How about tomorrow when you go to work be sure to work extra hard & make those Big Macs. Maybe you can even steal some to take back to the holler with you CUZ you need to feed all of your kids..
WVgal

Durham, NC

#172 Jan 18, 2012
sick of this nonsense wrote:
<quoted text>. BAAAAAHAAAAAAHAAAA...hey WVGAL, you're mad because you're not getting foodstamps.....BAAAAAHAAAAA... . Amazed, you are truely an idiot!!!! You wanna talk about spelling errors, how about you with all your grammatical errors. You know an awful lot about WVGAL to be calling them fake and such. WVGAL, I wouldn't even waste my time with this fool!
I'm so mad that I can't qualify for food stamps. LOL
Angel

Charleston, WV

#173 Jan 18, 2012
Thanks spot. I have went round and round with the child support issue and all I get is BS. I have been in court numerous times and he gets chance after chance knowing he wont. Then Im back to step one and he will get a job for a bit and i have his wages garnished and then he quits and child advocate wont lock him up until payment isnt made for six months in a row and by that time he goes back to work and then quits again. He also knows how to play the system and it seems the system works in his favor ya know. Thankfully I do get help with childcare because if I didnt I could not afford to live. Its so expensive. Its not worth it to me to give up my home and drive a car that is junk and constanly costing me money to fix so I can get some food stamps or any help. And even then I doubt it simply because I work. I love my job!! I can only hope things change in the meantime but it sure doesnt look like its going to anytime soon. It only seems to get worse.
Amazed

Charleston, WV

#174 Jan 18, 2012
WVgal wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmm...like I said before. You are clearly uneducated! I could care less if you believe me or not HONEY!!! Thank you for thinking that I'm high & mighty. I appreciate the compliment...Oh yeah...I really feel beat down. boo-hoo.... How about tomorrow when you go to work be sure to work extra hard & make those Big Macs. Maybe you can even steal some to take back to the holler with you CUZ you need to feed all of your kids..
There ya go again making accusations about someone you dont know. You are nasty!! I bet people that know you cant stand you!
spot

Winfield, WV

#175 Jan 18, 2012
Angel wrote:
Thanks spot. I have went round and round with the child support issue and all I get is BS. I have been in court numerous times and he gets chance after chance knowing he wont. Then Im back to step one and he will get a job for a bit and i have his wages garnished and then he quits and child advocate wont lock him up until payment isnt made for six months in a row and by that time he goes back to work and then quits again. He also knows how to play the system and it seems the system works in his favor ya know. Thankfully I do get help with childcare because if I didnt I could not afford to live. Its so expensive. Its not worth it to me to give up my home and drive a car that is junk and constanly costing me money to fix so I can get some food stamps or any help. And even then I doubt it simply because I work. I love my job!! I can only hope things change in the meantime but it sure doesnt look like its going to anytime soon. It only seems to get worse.
wow your story gave me chills! You are in the same boat as someone I know, but she doesn't have anyone to help her and she doesn't qualify for anything. The ex will pay on the fifth month or the third month, but never on time. Unfortunately she has to repeatedly get bank loans that I am not sure she will be able to ever pay off which is sad. I try to help, but it's tough for a lot of people. They never said life was easy and defiantly isn't!
Sick of this nonsense

AOL

#176 Jan 18, 2012
Amazed wrote:
<quoted text> There ya go again making accusations about someone you dont know. You are nasty!! I bet people that know you cant stand you!
I wish there were an "absolutely insane" or "idiot" button to click because your comment is just totally off the freakin wall. You are truely the pot calling the kettle black about the accusation issue, I see you're one of those who can dish it out but definitely can't take it.

WVGAL....sounds like you have a hater!!!! BAAAHAAAAHAAAA!!!!
moose

Lindside, WV

#177 Jan 18, 2012
Hey Amazed ,it sounds like your meth is kicking in,you need to go to bed now.Don't forget to brush your tooth before you turn in for the night.
Amazed

Charleston, WV

#178 Jan 18, 2012
I most certainly am not making accusation towards the needy because i think im better than everyone else. This topic is about the fact that people are judging others who are less fortunate. She does not know the people she is judging while in a store or their situations. Its absurd!! She just assumes she knows because of how they look or what they drive. Just as Angel stated in her comment. You cant recieve food stamps owning a new upscale car. This is how much WVgal knows. That is how I know that the vehicle the lady had that WVgal supposivly smarted off in the parking lot probly wasnt hers. She needs to educate herself on the qualifications to recieve!! She is making an ass out of herself. The lady in the escalade should of rolled her nasty ass across the parking lot a time or two and she might of learned a little something from someone who is supposivly beneath her as she thinks! How does she know that she wasnt doing someone elses shopping for them. Your just as stupid as she is.
Amazed

Charleston, WV

#179 Jan 18, 2012
moose wrote:
Hey Amazed ,it sounds like your meth is kicking in,you need to go to bed now.Don't forget to brush your tooth before you turn in for the night.
Let me guess.. The name moose was used because your a fat ass who waste your food stamp money on snacks right??
prodrugtestforwe lfare

Charleston, WV

#180 Jan 18, 2012
Angel wrote:
I can't help but comment here as I stumbled across this. First of all there is no way someone who drives an upscale vehicle can even qualify for food stamps from what I understand. This is looked into by the welfare department. I was under the assumption that you cant get assistance if you own things that are worth a certain amount of money. Mabe im wrong but this is what I was told. The welfare dept. checks under your social security number for everything and if you try to lie they will know. Its impossible. I am a single mother that works 40 plus hours a week with one child and I drive a fairly new car and own a home and I cant get any child support because that is just something that is hard to get the state to help you with and I sure could use the help. I live paycheck to paycheck most of the time just to have what I do have and find it hard to come up with the extra cash to feed me and my child. This system is a little screwed up but If there are people out here that would rather live with nothing to show for it then I guess thats what they must do. I dont understand why but it is how it is. Some of you should not be so judgemental tho. I try hard not to even tho it is frustrating that there are people that milk the system and just refuse to better themselves and go to work and try. I guess there isnt much we can do about it because its been going on forever now and hasnt seemed to change. I just wish there were some kinda help for those of us who do try and have to struggle. I also would hope that I wouldnt be treated any differently if i were able to get some help. Because I do need it.
Wrong! One vehicle per family and one mortgage per family is exempt
Sick of this nonsense

AOL

#181 Jan 18, 2012
Amazed wrote:
I most certainly am not making accusation towards the needy because i think im better than everyone else. This topic is about the fact that people are judging others who are less fortunate. She does not know the people she is judging while in a store or their situations. Its absurd!! She just assumes she knows because of how they look or what they drive. Just as Angel stated in her comment. You cant recieve food stamps owning a new upscale car. This is how much WVgal knows. That is how I know that the vehicle the lady had that WVgal supposivly smarted off in the parking lot probly wasnt hers. She needs to educate herself on the qualifications to recieve!! She is making an ass out of herself. The lady in the escalade should of rolled her nasty ass across the parking lot a time or two and she might of learned a little something from someone who is supposivly beneath her as she thinks! How does she know that she wasnt doing someone elses shopping for them. Your just as stupid as she is.
I didn't say you were making accusations against the needy, but you are against WVGAL....read and comprehend!!! you are WRONG, there are people who work the system and do have nice cars, houses, etc as well as food stamps. She isn't making an ass out of herself, she's stating her opinion and the last time I checked, that is her right until stupid OBAMA takes that away too. Again, read and comprehend...not once did she state that they are "supposivly" (correct spelling supposedly) beneath her, she as well as the majority of others are sick and tired of supporting these moochers. Seems like she struck a nerve with you, I'm assuming that you can be classified of one of these moochers as well. You're the stupid one here...get a freakin life!!
joker

Boynton Beach, FL

#182 Jan 18, 2012
Buttetfly wrote:
It saddens me seeing all these people on food stamps buying the best. I see people buying steaks, shrimp, lobster. Wonder what they would buy if they actually had to work and use their own money instead of the tax payers money.
They need to weed out all those who are able bodied to work. I also think that the doctors who sign off that they're not able to work (when they are) should lose their license. Obviously their medical degree isn't worth the paper it's written on.
All programs like HUD, SPC it should be mandatory for drug testing. SPC should make it mandatory that the recipients should have to attend 36hrs a month of MA level therapy, 4 hrs Doctoral level therapy and weekly drug testing with pop visits.
I see this every day at work and it pisses me off to no end that people (and it's far more prevalent here in WV)
go into rehab and in 3 months they: get approved for snap benefits, get housing vouchers, have pro rates on water, electrical and in some cases they don't pay that for 6 months, free cell phones, and then after they get Medicaid they're available to get the rehab treatment for free. OOOH that's right, if they relapse they get to keep all their prizes if they do suboxone treatment (which Medicaid pays for)
Now- wanna know what some private suboxone clients pay out of pocket? 200.00 a week. A suboxone dr can have 100 patients on suboxone...so take 800.00 a month, multiply by 100, multiply that by 12 and thats what your taxes are paying for- and that's just one doctor.
Sick of this nonsense

AOL

#183 Jan 18, 2012
joker wrote:
<quoted text>
They need to weed out all those who are able bodied to work. I also think that the doctors who sign off that they're not able to work (when they are) should lose their license. Obviously their medical degree isn't worth the paper it's written on.
All programs like HUD, SPC it should be mandatory for drug testing. SPC should make it mandatory that the recipients should have to attend 36hrs a month of MA level therapy, 4 hrs Doctoral level therapy and weekly drug testing with pop visits.
I see this every day at work and it pisses me off to no end that people (and it's far more prevalent here in WV)
go into rehab and in 3 months they: get approved for snap benefits, get housing vouchers, have pro rates on water, electrical and in some cases they don't pay that for 6 months, free cell phones, and then after they get Medicaid they're available to get the rehab treatment for free. OOOH that's right, if they relapse they get to keep all their prizes if they do suboxone treatment (which Medicaid pays for)
Now- wanna know what some private suboxone clients pay out of pocket? 200.00 a week. A suboxone dr can have 100 patients on suboxone...so take 800.00 a month, multiply by 100, multiply that by 12 and thats what your taxes are paying for- and that's just one doctor.
So totally agree with you Joker...as you know, we can't have an opinion on this issue or we will be labled as "thinking that we are better than they are" attiude. It totally disgusts me knowing that they get there medication free when my mother had to pay $165.00 for only 1 medication per month. It's just sickening!! This whole system needs to be revamped and have MANY, MANY more restrictions to be able to qualify.

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