UTAH FOOD STAMPS: Thousands of Utah f...

UTAH FOOD STAMPS: Thousands of Utah families may be taken off food ...

There are 40 comments on the Fox13Now story from Jun 9, 2010, titled UTAH FOOD STAMPS: Thousands of Utah families may be taken off food .... In it, Fox13Now reports that:

The Department of Workforce Services is considering a rule change that they say would make the entire system more equitable, which could take thousands of Utah families off of food stamps.

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Rhonda Salazar

Salt Lake City, UT

#1 Jun 9, 2010
I am a single working Mom and I do NOT qualify fro any assistance, or receive child support. I make very little money, and the state tells me they are dollar for dollar so if I am 55 cents over on gross not net, well too bad. So why should undocumented immigrants receive assistance while working under the table or with false documentation? I am an AMERICAN citizen and still receive no help while thousands of illegals do. We struggle and some times go hungry yet thousands of illegals are sitting pretty in AMERICA... WAKE UP AMERICA!!! Come to AMERICA LEGALLY , LEARN ENGLISH, WORK AND CONTRIBUTE!!! No problem, jump our borders and abuse our system YES I HAVE A PROBLEM!
Good

Costa Mesa, CA

#2 Jun 9, 2010
did you see the undocumented workers part? Yeah, they need to be off the state assistance that I help pay for by working my bum off! Everyone is in a tight situation right now, but some of these people, need to either go and be legalized or leave, we have enough citizens that we need to take care of, and we need to focus on that and getting some of these abusers of the system out working, stop letting them use the system when they keep popping kids out to stay on assistance, seriously, UGH
Happy for changes

Salt Lake City, UT

#3 Jun 9, 2010
They should add drug testing to the new changes as well so may food stamps are sold to buy drugs its rediculous.
Good

Costa Mesa, CA

#4 Jun 9, 2010
See, my point Rhonda, I hope that this will help you, my comment wasn't necessarily directed at single parents, really I am frustrated with the Illegals/undocumented people, they need to go back to their country and do things legally, and if they come back, they DO not get to use the aid, they have to work like everyone else, do you know how angry I get standing in line at the store when some person buys $150 of grocieries on the Food Stamp card and has the money to pay for Beer and Cigs? Seriously? I just worked my butt off to buy 40.00 groceries and I don't even get the luxury of a diet coke because that's not "necessary"
About Time

Salt Lake City, UT

#5 Jun 9, 2010
Food stamps should only be given to legal citizens, most undocumented recipients of food stamps work under a different name. Try checking the address to see how many differnt families receive assistants under the same address just like they did with the drivers division.
A US Citizen

Pahrump, NV

#6 Jun 9, 2010
Thousands of illegal alien families may be taken off food ...That's just tooo sad... I would fill bad if i could.
christine

Salt Lake City, UT

#7 Jun 9, 2010
Rhonda Salazar wrote:
I am a single working Mom and I do NOT qualify fro any assistance, or receive child support. I make very little money, and the state tells me they are dollar for dollar so if I am 55 cents over on gross not net, well too bad. So why should undocumented immigrants receive assistance while working under the table or with false documentation? I am an AMERICAN citizen and still receive no help while thousands of illegals do. We struggle and some times go hungry yet thousands of illegals are sitting pretty in AMERICA... WAKE UP AMERICA!!! Come to AMERICA LEGALLY , LEARN ENGLISH, WORK AND CONTRIBUTE!!! No problem, jump our borders and abuse our system YES I HAVE A PROBLEM!
i agreee 100%!!!
concerned resident

Salt Lake City, UT

#8 Jun 9, 2010
You have to be kidding me.Why not just take the people that are illegal off the food stamps.Its hard for us single women that was born in the united states to get help because of all the illegals that are getting it.They say they came here to have a better life and work so let them own up to their words.
mom

United States

#9 Jun 9, 2010
I was born and raised in the US, and I have to say its a UT thing, I have never been treated fair in this state when it comes to getting help. I work and have been with out work too, They cut my food stamps to nothing, weather I work or not.. And due to the fact I am not of the mager Religone in this state I dont get the help my family needs. So when this change happens I may be one of the familys that has to tell my kids they cant eat. I feel that the goverment needs to step in and regulate the changes that the State of UT wants to make. My kids should not have to suffer and yet UT says yes they do. you want to say America wake up its not just the immigrants causing the problem. Shoot Drug users get more then my kids. and My taxes that I pay go to that.. so dont take it just to the Immigrants.
mom

United States

#10 Jun 9, 2010
concerned resident wrote:
You have to be kidding me.Why not just take the people that are illegal off the food stamps.Its hard for us single women that was born in the united states to get help because of all the illegals that are getting it.They say they came here to have a better life and work so let them own up to their words.
thats a good plan there, but like i said its not just them, its the ones who use them for drugs and all too that need to be looked at
concerned resident

Salt Lake City, UT

#11 Jun 9, 2010
YA It Is Crazy to go into A store and you have all these Illegal residents buying groceries with food stamps then they have their coronas AND cigs ITS CRAZY AND SERIOUSLY THEY NEED TO CHECK THE MEXICAN STORES ima witness to this too take your foodstamp card IN AND buy ANYTHING YOU WANT ON IT including BEER YES I SEEN SOMEONE DOING THIS SHE BOUGHT trashbags BEER 2 cases AT THAT dishsoap AND diapers now call it crazy it not fair to us single mothers that work and try and are born in the unitestates to ne tooken off because all these illegals come and us WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES ARE TRUE I KNOW WE HAVE OUR BAD ONES BUT DAMN MAN ENOUGH IS ENOUGH GO BACK TO WHERE YOUR FROM AND GET LEGAL KEEP IT REAL YOUR ONLY MAKING THIS WORLD A WORSE PLACE WHEN IT DOESNT HAVE TO BE LIKE THAT
being fair

Layton, UT

#12 Jun 9, 2010
I think it past time for the state to be reviewing their policies. I read on another site that the state was not counting income earned by someone who was here illegally as equal dollars earned by someone here legally - so even if their household was truly making over the "limit" they would still get assistance. Immigration issues aside - all income should be treated the same when it comes to receiving assistance. If one family doesn't qualify, another on equal footing should not qualify - citizens or not.
Good change

Long Beach, CA

#13 Jun 9, 2010
I think this is a good change. I know people that are on foodstamps and their family's eat better than mine. Also I know that some people are selling their foodstamps for money, drugs or alchohol. Yea some really do honestly deserve the help, but alot of people dont. Thats all I am going to say.
OOOPS

Salt Lake City, UT

#14 Jun 9, 2010
Someone is going to loose votes here by taking this away.
OOOPS

Salt Lake City, UT

#15 Jun 9, 2010
there stopping them at the border now, one at a time
taxed

Epsom, NH

#16 Jun 9, 2010
When somebody uses their EBT card they are NOT just another customer using a credit card. They are getting fed with money that somebody else had to expend a part of their life earning. That is welfare, pure and simple, no matter what pretty sounding name they put on it. Just one more of society's burdens getting a free ride on the back of a taxpayer who had to earn the money.
Jeff

Salt Lake City, UT

#17 Jun 9, 2010
Oh wow, how can we even consider not providing for people who shouldn't be living here anyway? It's crushing to think that those in this country illegally and unlawfully will no longer be counted in families receiving food stamps. What is the US turning into into, a country where they actually stop supporting criminals?
tab

United States

#18 Jun 9, 2010
To Taxed and anyone who thinks the same,, if you work and pay your taxes witch mind you someone from the other country can get a tax ID card so they can pay on taxes..put money in the pot to. so why should they not be able to get food to. if they are going thru hard times..
sissy

Vernal, UT

#19 Jun 9, 2010
Illegals do not deserve what us true americans earned. My family got denied foodstamps when a family I know for sure is illegal got approved. I was pregnant at the time and they wouldn't even give me medical.
Annoyed

Roy, UT

#20 Jun 9, 2010
Stop with the blaming the illegal immigrants, it is the government with the problem. I am recievinng food stamp bennefits and get paid well over the amount of what we would eat in a month. I am an American, born and raised and white. I can go to the store and buy any food item with enough left over to build up my food storage. My family is eating better than most. Getting more money than what we would normally eat in a month is not my choice, but the governments. Everything needs to be taken into concideration. And for those who smoke, they should give the money used on smokes for something like the patch or pill or whatever, so they will eventually be able to stop smoking and actually be able to use food stamp money of food and not cigarrets.

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