Help Comes to Those on Food Stamps

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Help is being offered to some residents in Orleans and Genesee County who were without power for days following the storm.

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Sam

Rochester, NY

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#21
Nov 22, 2006
 
Get your facts right, convicted felons do not get grants to buy businesses. I support helping everyone who needs help, yes even illegal aliens should be able to apply for welfare. You right wing people want to throw everyone off welfare. But you people will spend 1 billion dollars per day for the Iraq war. I think we should be giving Mom in Need more money and I am sure it was quite stressful with the kids trap in the house waiting for the power to return. The government has the money to help everyone out so stop complaining about this issue. Even if your county taxes are 50 percent just for social programs what do you care, the government is paying it. Stop looking down at these people get down and help people like her. Not everyone can get a job like it sounds for some of you people on this board. You need to give more to help the ones that have less.
Kati

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#22
Nov 22, 2006
 
Sam,
I'm not right wing at all, but I am in favor of people helping themselves, which so many on public aid do not do. It comes down to self respect. Helping yourself increases that feeling and maybe even encourages you to do more and get ahead more in your life. I don't feel sorry for anyone who will not help themselves. Did you really read the post of the mom that wrote feeling sorry for herself because all of her expensive toys weren't working. What??? If you can't afford to buy them yourself should you really let me buy them for you. When I can't afford things I don't buy them. I worked 3 jobs at one point in my life because I didn't have any money. I made it and things got better. I'm not well off by any means, but I am able to afford a few luxuries because I worked for them. I won't be responsible for the bad choices that people make. I do care if my taxes are that much for social programs. I might not if the money actually went to people who should get it and not just those to lazy to get off their butts and work. I can tell you of several people who applied for assistance and were working to try and help themselves. They were told that they made too much money for assistance. Basically if you quit your job and don't do anything but sit home and eat snacks all day and watch your big screen TV you can get all of the assistance that you want. I'm sick to death of it.
GINA

York, PA

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#23
Nov 23, 2006
 
WHAT? CONVICTED FELONS DON'T GET GRANTS? WE HAVE A LEVEL 3 REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER JUST GETTING OUT OF JAIL AFTER SERVING 7 YEARS FOR SCREWING 9 YEAR OLD GIRLS, AND THE GOVERNMENT GAVE HIM A GRANT TO BY A HOME IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. DON'T EVER SAY THAT.
SO HOW DO YOU FEEL NOW FOR SUPPORTING THAT CONVICTED FELON? I HOPE HE IS LOOKING AT YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER FOR HIS NEXT SEXUAL FAVOR AND NOT MINE!!!!!!!!
ANNE

Honeoye Falls, NY

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#24
Jun 22, 2007
 
I am with Gretchen and Katie on this one. The county helps the people who want to sit on there ass and get free food. I myself am a single mom who busts my ass everyday. When I applied for foodstamps I was turned down. They expect you to take home less than $200 dollars a week to get help. Now they have denied me medical assistance and told me I make to much to get insurance for my son. More people need to get off their asses and start working for a living, maybe then taxes and the cost of living would go down.
mike

Tuscumbia, AL

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#25
Nov 30, 2007
 
my solution-move out of ny state! i moved to fla,very few receive any public assistance because theres more jobs that pay more-im working at a mcdonalds that allows 20 hrs a week of overtime.$500.00 a week plus free meals. in ny,i was lucky if i could get 15 or 20 hrs at a crappy job. best thing i ever did was leave the "welfare state"!
ballet slippers

Centerview, MO

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#26
Dec 12, 2007
 
Rosie wrote:
This is for the uninformed, what you are saying is if a person is poor they should not have kids?. Listen, things happen to people and why should you determine who gets what. No one has the right to question welfare recipientís benefits or how they run their household budgets. Itís none of your business if they have cable TV or computers. Put yourself in their shoes if you lost your job and income and you would have your hand out for help. I get food stamps from the State and not out of your pocket so why get on this board and make fun of poor people Gretchen?
Poor mom in need. She happily brings more children into the world that she cannot feed. This is child abuse.How can people be so stupid! The state is the taxpayer, Rosie! Good God, pull yourself away from the bedroom and the TV soaps and start taking charge of your life. How long does one stay a victim?
NotMe

Buffalo, NY

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#28
Jan 5, 2008
 
GRETCHEN wrote:
YOU ARE SO RIGHT KATI. I AM SO GLAD TO SEE SOMEONE WHO THINKS LIKE ME. SOME OF THESE PEOPLE THOUGHT I WAS THE ONE WHO WAS WRONG. AND TO THINK THAT PEOPLE WHO GET THINGS FOR FREE STILL BITCH LIKE THEY SHOULD GET MORE. MOTHER IN NEED HAS HAD NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT ANY OF THIS, SHE IS ONE OF THE ONES WHO BITCHES ABOUT THINGS. LIKE I SAID BEFORE SHE IS THE ONE WHO NEEDS TO GET OFF HER DEAD ASS NOT THE ELECTRIC COMPANY. BUT NO MATTER WHAT I STILL KEEP ON WORKING EVEN THOUGH THEY TAX THE HELL OUT OF ME TO PAY FOR ALL THE LAZY PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SIT HOME. AS FOR THE ELDERLY I AGREE THEY DESERVE TO RECEIVE HELP. IF ONLY THE ELDERLY AND TRULY DISABLED WHERE THE ONES GETTING HELP MAYBE OUR TAXES COULD STOP GOING UP.
Gretchen Well Put!
(Read this forum post!)
DSS/CSEU Laws and Regulations Need Change Now!
It is just not a matter of listening to others complain about how much more they should get at Tax Payers expense or their feel sorry for me attitude because I have 5+ kids because they don't know what birth control is. It is the system as a whole and the only way to change things is contact your Legislators,Assemblyman,Congre ssmen,Senator they are the only ones who have the power to change the system through your VOICE being heard!
GINA

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#29
Jan 6, 2008
 
NOT ME=I READ YOUR ARTICLES ON THIS PAGE AND THE OTHER. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENTS. THE ONLY THING I COULD THINK OF AT THIS PRESENT TIME IS THAT MAYBE ALL WELFARE PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT TRULY DISABLED OR ELDERLY SHOULD HAVE TO WORK 40 HOURS A WEEK LOOKING FOR A JOB TO BE ABLE TO PICK UP "THEIR FREE MONEY" AND ALSO TAKE A DRUG TEST EVERYWEEK BEFORE PICKING IT UP. THIS WOULD ELIMINATE ALOT OF PEOPLE. I WAS ALSO WONDERING IF THE STATE IS MONITORING THE "NEW YORK STATE CREDIT CARD" THAT CHILD SUPPORT/OTHER MONIES COME ON FOR ALL THAT GO TO THE REZ FOR SMOKES AND EVERYTHING THAT IS PURCHASED. THIS WOULD ALSO PUT A STOP TO ABUSE WHEN THE NON CUSTODIAL PARENT HAS TO SHOW UP AT COURT FOR A REVIEW OF INCOME INCREASE. LOL
joe

Honeoye Falls, NY

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#30
Jan 6, 2008
 
kati & gretchen are sooooo right!!!! im sick of all these people getting a free ride. i had my son young @ 17 and needed help from dss for about 2yrs but i went back to school and then got a job and me and my husband have never needed help sence. we both work he works 2 jobs and i work alot of overtime maybe mom in need should of got a job after her 1st child instead of making all those children she couldnt afford. its okay to get the help if you need it but you dont have to live off the system.
Chris

Rochester, NY

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#31
Feb 8, 2008
 
I'm with Gretchen on this one too, Me and my wife make enough so that we can't afford cable to afford food but we don't get food stamps (we don't qualify). It makes me sick to know i'm paying taxes so other people who don't work can get food because there cable and playstaions don't work. Also, Mom in need needs to get off her ass and get a job instead of telling other people to do theirs. I understand things happen but when things do happen maybe you should give up the $60-$70/month for cable and ebay the playstation and get the basic supplies. I'm not a millionair so I don't drive a mercedes.
donna

Bloomfield, NY

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#32
Mar 8, 2008
 
when my husband lost his job after 13 years , we went to dss and was treated like crap. told there was no such thing as emergency help we had 3 kids and had no income .we both looked for work in meantime we had to move from where we wrre and i tell you i have never been so stressed going thru all that dss crap.we did everything we could . ewe never got any help for 3 months. then we worked part time after. well my husband found a full time job and i called dss told them we didnt want any of there help .told them cancel everything they werre giving us. lady says but mamam your entitled to transitional food stamps i said whats that? she said helps you till you get on your feet.i said wel if we dont have to pay it back fine.well after 2 years of being off then=m. i get letter saying i owe them . what a bunch of bull.lady said dont matter if they make a mistake still gotta pay them.i will never go there for help again. it was a very bad expierence.
donna

Bloomfield, NY

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#33
Mar 8, 2008
 
im from genessee county ny not east aurora.
gina

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#34
Mar 8, 2008
 
hey, the same thing happened to me. i was off 10 weeks with a back surgery and went for assistance just to get me thru with my kids and they stated they would have to put a lean on my house. what? i work my ass off to own my own home and run into hard times and get that? they said 'WE CAN GIVE YOU MEDICAID' but that was a joke because it is only a secondary to the court ordered health insurance my ex has to pay. my kids hardly ever even go to the doctor and i am lucky about that so what would i save? a $15 copay? heck, we didn't have any food in the fridge but i could take my kids to the doctor for free?? what the heck. no wonder some people don't work, don't own a home and love free healthcare needless to say get free food. thank god my back healed and went back to work because i know a lean on my house for a couple of gallons of milk would have never been worth it!!

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