should you be able to buy crawfish wi...

should you be able to buy crawfish with food stamp

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Whatsthat

Shreveport, LA

#63 Feb 13, 2013
Brown bag special wrote:
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Why do you feel you are so entitled when you are depending on taxpayers and the government? I ask that to gain a general knowledge of the entitlement so many feel who depend on government support. You are correct that one day (hopefully not) I might have to depend on the system. If I did I would find myself thankful to the hard working taxpayers for all that I receive. Thankful that there was a brown bag set aside for me with healthy food paid for by others. Afterall, if it was not for the generous government and taxpayers then I might not have food. I would not be angry that I did not get to make my own choices and that I was treated differently from those who are not on government support. That to me would signify greed and ungratefulness, which is now the attitude that constitutes most of those who are dependent on the government. You would receive a sack per week as it would be portioned per week. The amount of bags you received would be based on the amount living in your househould. So if you have four people on foodstamps in your home, four brown bag specials a week.
I feel i was entitled. Why, you ask? Because i am a hard working tax payer, just as you are. People like me who are responsible enough to get back on track and use the system for it's soul purpose. The opinions that are stated by people like you, are just that, opinions. I hope that i was wise in my choice to use the system that i as a "taxpayer" payed into without offending the wealthy. I am here for one reason, and that is to take care of my family, and if that means using the system, then thats what i'm going to do. By the way, all you southerners out there who may be collecting FOODSTAMPS. Buy those crawdads, cook them up, and enjoy!!!
Brown bag special

Shreveport, LA

#64 Feb 13, 2013
Whatsthat wrote:
<quoted text>I feel i was entitled. Why, you ask? Because i am a hard working tax payer, just as you are. People like me who are responsible enough to get back on track and use the system for it's soul purpose. The opinions that are stated by people like you, are just that, opinions. I hope that i was wise in my choice to use the system that i as a "taxpayer" payed into without offending the wealthy. I am here for one reason, and that is to take care of my family, and if that means using the system, then thats what i'm going to do. By the way, all you southerners out there who may be collecting FOODSTAMPS. Buy those crawdads, cook them up, and enjoy!!!
I suppose I was just raised with pride and dignity. Apparently those are traits of the past. I am too prideful to depend on the system as that would signify I failed. I hope you did get back on track and used the system to support that goal as that would be proper use. However, by you encouraging those on food stamps to use them on items that many hardworking taxpayers view as a luxury, I am made aware that 1. Either you are not a hardworking taxpayer 2. You learned nothing about proper use of the system when you were using it or 3.You are still on the system
So here is my counteroffer to you encouraging those on FOODSTAMPS to buy crawfish, next time you ( or any other person who is currently or has in the past depended on the system see a hardworking tax payer) thank them for all they have provided you through their hardwork and self pride.
You are welcome!
Rely

Shreveport, LA

#65 Feb 13, 2013
If you consider mudbugs a luxury, then i wonder what you consider Lobster? Yes by the way. I was fortunate enough to find a well paying job about a month ago and am no longer using the system. Most likley never again.
Rely

Shreveport, LA

#66 Feb 13, 2013
Brown bag special wrote:
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I suppose I was just raised with pride and dignity. Apparently those are traits of the past. I am too prideful to depend on the system as that would signify I failed. I hope you did get back on track and used the system to support that goal as that would be proper use. However, by you encouraging those on food stamps to use them on items that many hardworking taxpayers view as a luxury, I am made aware that 1. Either you are not a hardworking taxpayer 2. You learned nothing about proper use of the system when you were using it or 3.You are still on the system
So here is my counteroffer to you encouraging those on FOODSTAMPS to buy crawfish, next time you ( or any other person who is currently or has in the past depended on the system see a hardworking tax payer) thank them for all they have provided you through their hardwork and self pride.
You are welcome!
You think your that good, that you will never fail! Your sadley mistaken by your ego. You have no understanding of my work habbit or ethic. I pat myself on the back every day and thank myself for being that hard working taxpyer thank you. And i have alot of pride, unlike you i'm not afraid of failure, it's what makes me stronger.
Brown bag special

Shreveport, LA

#67 Feb 14, 2013
It is not a matter of how good I think I am, instead it is a matter of the pride and responsibility I have. I beleive failure is unacceptable and I teach my family the same. So by saying that I am not too good for any job or any means of supporting my family. My family is my responsibility and no one elses. They are not the responsibility of the government and other taxpayers, but my own! If I could not support them then I should not of had them and I refuse to fail them. If that means I need to work three jobs, seven days a week, whatever I have to do to provide without the support of the government I will do. I refuse to be a failure and with that mind set I never will be. When failure is ok and accepted is when we begin to fail, take a look in the mirror if you do not believe that. I know if everyone had my same pride, responsibility, work ethic, determination, and mind set that no job is too good for them then America would not be in the situation we are currently facing. I do not think you can say the same regarding your pride, acceptance of failure, and using government support when times are tough. And as for what makes me stronger, its the burden I carry on my back. The burden of under no circumstances letting down my family and in the process the burden of supporting all those who accept failure and therefore rely on my taxes to support them. I know overe these past few years my back is starting to hurt because that burden keeps getting heavier.
read

Gibsland, LA

#68 Feb 14, 2013
food stamps should be used for staples ONLY. no name brands, generic !! get plenty to eat and do well. I don't want anyone going without, but hi-cost type food, well, it not fair to the tax payer's.
actually

Arcadia, LA

#69 Feb 14, 2013
not to defend anyone's stance on this, but "brown bag special", it's not always as easy as you claim to find a job. you say you'd work three jobs, but guess what, someone would first have to give you those jobs - not everyone is that lucky. sometimes even when they are pounding the pavement looking for a job, no one is hiring. or maybe they don't have reliable transportation to get anywhere but local and they aren't qualified for the jobs that are hiring locally. or maybe they have an injury from a previous job that limits what they can now do for employment. Many things besides "accepting failure" can prevent someone from getting a job. While I am one of the lucky ones to have had a job for many years now, I know MANY people not as lucky. And it has nothing to do with their pride in themselves, it has to do with the fact that no one was hiring. I don't know if you follow the news, but there are many WILLING workers OUT OF WORK. You should be careful how cocky you get, as Karma has a funny way of showing someone who is smug, that they too can fall on hard times.
Brown bag special

Shreveport, LA

#70 Feb 14, 2013
actually wrote:
not to defend anyone's stance on this, but "brown bag special", it's not always as easy as you claim to find a job. you say you'd work three jobs, but guess what, someone would first have to give you those jobs - not everyone is that lucky. sometimes even when they are pounding the pavement looking for a job, no one is hiring. or maybe they don't have reliable transportation to get anywhere but local and they aren't qualified for the jobs that are hiring locally. or maybe they have an injury from a previous job that limits what they can now do for employment. Many things besides "accepting failure" can prevent someone from getting a job. While I am one of the lucky ones to have had a job for many years now, I know MANY people not as lucky. And it has nothing to do with their pride in themselves, it has to do with the fact that no one was hiring. I don't know if you follow the news, but there are many WILLING workers OUT OF WORK. You should be careful how cocky you get, as Karma has a funny way of showing someone who is smug, that they too can fall on hard times.
I understand your point and do not mean to be cocky. I just know I constantly see help needed signs at fast food restaurants. I also have been looking on job websites lately as I would like to pick up some extra days on a second job and I see what all is available. So when I hear all the I can't find a job stuff on the news, it is hard for me to believe. It leaves me wondeeing if they can't find a job or don't want the jobs that are available. I just have a no excuse mentality. I'm thankful for my job and my spouses job. However sympathy has never been a quality I possessed much of and I do not expect any in return. So when I said I would work three jobs its because after seeing signs and looking online I can find at least three entry level positions. Would I want these jobs, no, but if times got tough I'm not saying I wouldn't take them. I don't mean to be cocky just tired of all the excuses.
Bitter

Shreveport, LA

#71 Feb 14, 2013
I relate to brown bag special and I think maybe "bitterness" is being interpretted as "cocky". I have the same outlooks and I consider myself bitter. I did all the right things to earn the "American Dream". I went to college, married my love, stayed married, worked hard, saved and waited to have children. My American dream was a big, happy family, three or four children. Well I started working and realized to be the kind of parent I wanted to be and provide my children with a vehicle on their 16th birthday, pay for college, go on vacation, all the extras...I could not have this "big" family. Instead we had two children because that is what we could provide for adequately. However, if I calculate the taxes we pay toward supporting other families then I could easily afford atleast one other child if not two. So I feel my American dream was stolen by all those big families I see daily with three or four children who depend on the government. I lived responsibly and they stole my dream. I became bitter and stopped accepting excuses and failure as well.

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#72 Feb 16, 2013
My friends' nearly 80 year old husband just found a job because they needed extra money to live.. if he can find a damn job, anyone can!
Relax

Shreveport, LA

#73 Feb 20, 2013
If you think this is bad, you should see where else your money is going. The gov't is writing up thousands of new taxes every day. I'm talking stupid taxes,taxes that will piss you off so bad, that you will forget you ever brought up the brownbag special. You won't even know where to begin. Let me ask you a question brownbag special. Do you vote? If you said yes, then you rely on gov't. Don't let your pride consume you.

Failure is inevitable. If you believe for one moment that you can't ever fail, then you already have. If you bring your children up to believe that failure is not an option, then you have failed them. don't brag about this & that and then contradict yourself. People are people and you are no differant, just ignerant about the real facts.

Brown bag special

Shreveport, LA

#74 Feb 21, 2013
Relax wrote:
If you think this is bad, you should see where else your money is going. The gov't is writing up thousands of new taxes every day. I'm talking stupid taxes,taxes that will piss you off so bad, that you will forget you ever brought up the brownbag special. You won't even know where to begin. Let me ask you a question brownbag special. Do you vote? If you said yes, then you rely on gov't. Don't let your pride consume you.
Failure is inevitable. If you believe for one moment that you can't ever fail, then you already have. If you bring your children up to believe that failure is not an option, then you have failed them. don't brag about this & that and then contradict yourself. People are people and you are no differant, just ignerant about the real facts.
Never said I haven't failed, just that I have the mind set that I refuse to and it is unacceptable. That attitude is what gives me the reason to try and constantly better myself and my family through hard work. There is nothing wrong with setting high goals for yourself and your family. Maybe you should try it. Because you make it pretty evident I'm not the only "ignerant" one this forum ;).
Relax

Shreveport, LA

#75 Feb 21, 2013
Brown bag special wrote:
<quoted text>
I suppose I was just raised with pride and dignity. Apparently those are traits of the past. I am too prideful to depend on the system as that would signify I failed. I hope you did get back on track and used the system to support that goal as that would be proper use. However, by you encouraging those on food stamps to use them on items that many hardworking taxpayers view as a luxury, I am made aware that 1. Either you are not a hardworking taxpayer 2. You learned nothing about proper use of the system when you were using it or 3.You are still on the system
So here is my counteroffer to you encouraging those on FOODSTAMPS to buy crawfish, next time you ( or any other person who is currently or has in the past depended on the system see a hardworking tax payer) thank them for all they have provided you through their hardwork and self pride.
You are welcome!
I don't mean to be "cocky" but in this statement you don't want show that you have failed. Instead, you try to hide behind your past, but thats okay, because in your last entry you addmited to failure. Sometimes in our lives it's o.k to admit to the things we don't want other people knowing.

Understand one thing. I'm not in no way trying to demean you, because Lord knows i'm not perfect. I'm just trying to make you see that there are bigger problems out there for you and all the other taxpayers to worry about. I respect your values, but
opinions, well they're like "A$$HOLES" everyones got one. Just because you make a statement about something or someone, dosen't make it wright or wrong.
Brown bag special

United States

#76 Feb 21, 2013
Relax wrote:
<quoted text> I don't mean to be "cocky" but in this statement you don't want show that you have failed. Instead, you try to hide behind your past, but thats okay, because in your last entry you addmited to failure. Sometimes in our lives it's o.k to admit to the things we don't want other people knowing.
Understand one thing. I'm not in no way trying to demean you, because Lord knows i'm not perfect. I'm just trying to make you see that there are bigger problems out there for you and all the other taxpayers to worry about. I respect your values, but
opinions, well they're like "A$$HOLES" everyones got one. Just because you make a statement about something or someone, dosen't make it wright or wrong.
I'm not able to understand most of what you were attempting to say in the first paragraph. All the statement you copied said was that I refuse to ever be dependent on the government financially. I have had times in the past where my goals have not been reached. I do not consider that failure because I set high goals. I never said anything about being perfect so Im not sure why you are assuming I think I dont make mistakes. I'm not sure when I have ever attempted to hiding behind my past either. I'm proud if my past so that would not make sense. I also never said that the taxes for FOODSTAMPS were my biggest worry or concern. The well being of my family is my biggest concern. I'm beginning to wonder if you are reading my posts or someone else's.
"Not in no way"...so now I'm not sure if you are or aren't demeaning me. But I never asked anyone to agree with my opinions. It's a forum for posting opinions so feel free to agree or disagree.

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