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rant

Massena, NY

#1 Dec 8, 2013
Ok, I need to rant! The Massena Neighborhood Center is in need of donations... don't get me wrong, I believe in helping and I do donate to these places but come on...all these people who cannot afford a holiday meal or gifts for their 5 children? Really? You get food stamps and you cannot afford a dinner? Stop buying chips, candy, soda just for 1 month and buy a turkey or ham and the fixings for a meal. And for the gifts, many have these expensive phones, Ipads etc......sell your gadgets! I can see getting help for clothes, snowgear, boots, hats, mittens stuff like that. Most get cash assistant, instead of buying your weed, beer and other drugs, buy some Damn toys! For 1 month just 1 month think of your children, you have kids and its not all about you!
Santa

United States

#2 Dec 8, 2013
You are getting a lump of coal this year.
Annie

Auburn, NY

#3 Dec 8, 2013
rant wrote:
Ok, I need to rant! The Massena Neighborhood Center is in need of donations... don't get me wrong, I believe in helping and I do donate to these places but come on...all these people who cannot afford a holiday meal or gifts for their 5 children? Really? You get food stamps and you cannot afford a dinner? Stop buying chips, candy, soda just for 1 month and buy a turkey or ham and the fixings for a meal. And for the gifts, many have these expensive phones, Ipads etc......sell your gadgets! I can see getting help for clothes, snowgear, boots, hats, mittens stuff like that. Most get cash assistant, instead of buying your weed, beer and other drugs, buy some Damn toys! For 1 month just 1 month think of your children, you have kids and its not all about you!
You seem to think people get rich while on public assistance, but even the interviewers that approve the funding refer clients to the local food pantries. That should make it obvious enough that the food assistance is not sufficient for most recipients. Have you been grocery shopping lately? A turkey at 88 cents a pound, which is the cheapest I found, sufficient to feed a family of five or six is at least $15.00, a five pound bag of potatoes is about $4.00, you can make stuffing from scratch or stove top, either of which will cost several dollars, along with whatever vegetables and breads and pies that will make it a holiday meal will total at least $50.00. That can make a real dent in a monthly food budget, especially if the caregiver of the family is not skilled in cooking from scratch and using leftovers creatively.
rant

Massena, NY

#4 Dec 8, 2013
Your missing the whole point Annie. All I'm saying is some people have the money to purchase beer, drugs stuff like that when they should take the money and buy their child a toy. Your telling me that's OK for them to do this? How about drug test them? I had to be drug tested to get a job! And I bust my butt to buy my children a few things. And yes I have been shopping and it is expensive to feed a family but I prefer to buy a loaf of bread instead of candy.
Annie

Auburn, NY

#5 Dec 8, 2013
rant wrote:
Your missing the whole point Annie. All I'm saying is some people have the money to purchase beer, drugs stuff like that when they should take the money and buy their child a toy. Your telling me that's OK for them to do this? How about drug test them? I had to be drug tested to get a job! And I bust my butt to buy my children a few things. And yes I have been shopping and it is expensive to feed a family but I prefer to buy a loaf of bread instead of candy.
But there are very few that actually are using the system fraudulently, and when you see a parent treat his child to a candy bar it could be a reward, not a meal substitute. As for drug testing, there are some discriminatory issues there. You cannot take a social class of people, any more than you can take a race of people, and just drug test them as a group. It's profiling, and it's unconstitutional. It is also very demeaning, and will do nothing to help them in a job search. People as a whole are treated with little respect and dignity these days, but the poor get even less. They are singled out when they have to ask for government help, first by burnt out case workers and later by cashiers and landlords. Then everyone who happens to see someone with an EBT card thinks they have a right to tell them how to spend the benefits because it's public aid. But it's not your money. It is administered by the state with a lot of guidelines and restrictions you know nothing of, and they know a great deal more of the recipients' personal situations than you do.
Your here to learn

Massena, NY

#6 Dec 8, 2013
rant wrote:
Your missing the whole point Annie. All I'm saying is some people have the money to purchase beer, drugs stuff like that when they should take the money and buy their child a toy. Your telling me that's OK for them to do this? How about drug test them? I had to be drug tested to get a job! And I bust my butt to buy my children a few things. And yes I have been shopping and it is expensive to feed a family but I prefer to buy a loaf of bread instead of candy.
You have too much time on your hands.

Nobody on assistance is happy to be on it. They aren't eating steaks while checking facebook on their new ipad or iPhone. They didn't just pick up their new car and park it in their new homes garage. Their poor, they barely have enough money to put gas in their car to get to work. And when they get to work they're treated like garbage from people like you. All the while making 7 dollars an hour so they can hopefully make this months rent and maybe eat something other than ramen noodles. Not to mention praying nothing they own breaks and needs repair. And forget the dentist, if your having dental problems you'll probably need to borrow money to have that tooth pulled. New eye glasses? Maybe next year or the year after that.

You and people like you are so blinded by your greed and hate that it makes life horrible for everyone you come in contact with. Change your ways. Appreciate your blessings and make life easier for everyone at every opportunity.

I am happy to call them all my neighbors. Even you.
cook a pitbull

Massena, NY

#7 Dec 8, 2013
Annie wrote:
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You seem to think people get rich while on public assistance, but even the interviewers that approve the funding refer clients to the local food pantries. That should make it obvious enough that the food assistance is not sufficient for most recipients. Have you been grocery shopping lately? A turkey at 88 cents a pound, which is the cheapest I found, sufficient to feed a family of five or six is at least $15.00, a five pound bag of potatoes is about $4.00, you can make stuffing from scratch or stove top, either of which will cost several dollars, along with whatever vegetables and breads and pies that will make it a holiday meal will total at least $50.00. That can make a real dent in a monthly food budget, especially if the caregiver of the family is not skilled in cooking from scratch and using leftovers creatively.
Have you ever or know someone that has Annie??? Cmon now,tell the truth :)
Annie

Auburn, NY

#8 Dec 8, 2013
cook a pitbull wrote:
<quoted text> Have you ever or know someone that has Annie??? Cmon now,tell the truth :)
I used to work with a Korean that occasionally would pick up fresh roadkill and grill it on his hibachi. I know he used to consume dog in his country, although I don't know if there was a specific breed he preferred. He never mentioned picking up a dog to eat here in the states.
Heather

Albany, NY

#9 Dec 8, 2013
Some people eat bear too I think it must be like eating a big black lab.
Annie

Auburn, NY

#10 Dec 9, 2013
Heather wrote:
Some people eat bear too I think it must be like eating a big black lab.
No, bear is much leaner meat.
Skeeter

Massena, NY

#11 Dec 9, 2013
Annie wrote:
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No, bear is much leaner meat.
Really Annie?? So you are saying you have tried black lab before ! I think maybe someone is fibbing! LOL
geneology

Auburn, NY

#12 Dec 9, 2013
Annie wrote:
<quoted text>You seem to think people get rich while on public assistance, but even the interviewers that approve the funding refer clients to the local food pantries. That should make it obvious enough that the food assistance is not sufficient for most recipients. Have you been grocery shopping lately? A turkey at 88 cents a pound, which is the cheapest I found, sufficient to feed a family of five or six is at least $15.00, a five pound bag of potatoes is about $4.00, you can make stuffing from scratch or stove top, either of which will cost several dollars, along with whatever vegetables and breads and pies that will make it a holiday meal will total at least $50.00. That can make a real dent in a monthly food budget, especially if the caregiver of the family is not skilled in cooking from scratch and using leftovers creatively.
Try 59 cents a pound for a turkey. Stove top stuffing is less than $2 a box at aldis
jac

Weedsport, NY

#13 Dec 9, 2013
rant wrote:
Ok, I need to rant! The Massena Neighborhood Center is in need of donations... don't get me wrong, I believe in helping and I do donate to these places but come on...all these people who cannot afford a holiday meal or gifts for their 5 children? Really? You get food stamps and you cannot afford a dinner? Stop buying chips, candy, soda just for 1 month and buy a turkey or ham and the fixings for a meal. And for the gifts, many have these expensive phones, Ipads etc......sell your gadgets! I can see getting help for clothes, snowgear, boots, hats, mittens stuff like that. Most get cash assistant, instead of buying your weed, beer and other drugs, buy some Damn toys! For 1 month just 1 month think of your children, you have kids and its not all about you!
I do agree with you. They can start xmas shopping and buy there dinner. Not depend on all these place. I have cusin that get good retirement and he goes to st pouls and sgin up for there xmas basket. If they want to save money go buy what person gets a month and how much food stamps they get.
Engrish prease

Massena, NY

#14 Dec 9, 2013
jac wrote:
<quoted text>I do agree with you. They can start xmas shopping and buy there dinner. Not depend on all these place. I have cusin that get good retirement and he goes to st pouls and sgin up for there xmas basket. If they want to save money go buy what person gets a month and how much food stamps they get.
Wut.
Annie

Auburn, NY

#15 Dec 9, 2013
geneology wrote:
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Try 59 cents a pound for a turkey. Stove top stuffing is less than $2 a box at aldis
I don't think we shop at the same Aldi's.$1.19 a lb. for a Butterball, and that's all I saw for turkeys there.
jac

Weedsport, NY

#16 Dec 9, 2013
Annie wrote:
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I don't think we shop at the same Aldi's.$1.19 a lb. for a Butterball, and that's all I saw for turkeys there.
aldi's suck
sick of being labeled

Massena, NY

#17 Dec 9, 2013
Actually i think annie is dead on !! And ur missing the point why don't you say druggies or alcholics !!no its aimed at people who get assistance , i get assistance and yes the neighborhood center is helping me i get 300.00 dollars for fs a month i have 5 people in my home that i have to budget and 160.00 every 2 wks ...woooohooo
....i don't do drugs or drink and my fiance calls me a cheapskate cause I've learned how to budget my money ...i don't have a iphone , ipad etc... I don't even have a cell and haven't in 6 months cause i can't afford it ...but my kids do because i got it for them when i saved up my money , my children always come first and i am on public ass cause i have a disabled child and i have to be in the home with him ....or i would have a job ....I hate that everyone thinks its a free ride or u get tons of money or u get to sit on ur butt cause u can't u have to work for the money !!!! Get ur facts straight and stop thinking just cause ur on assistance means ur some kinda druggie or a bad parent cause i know for sure I'm not either of those things , Thanks ....And I thank the neighborhood center and all of the people that help those in need and some day i will pay it forward !!!!!
Prof Plum

United States

#18 Dec 9, 2013
sick of being labeled wrote:
Actually i think annie is dead on !! And ur missing the point why don't you say druggies or alcholics !!no its aimed at people who get assistance , i get assistance and yes the neighborhood center is helping me i get 300.00 dollars for fs a month i have 5 people in my home that i have to budget and 160.00 every 2 wks ...woooohooo
....i don't do drugs or drink and my fiance calls me a cheapskate cause I've learned how to budget my money ...i don't have a iphone , ipad etc... I don't even have a cell and haven't in 6 months cause i can't afford it ...but my kids do because i got it for them when i saved up my money , my children always come first and i am on public ass cause i have a disabled child and i have to be in the home with him ....or i would have a job ....I hate that everyone thinks its a free ride or u get tons of money or u get to sit on ur butt cause u can't u have to work for the money !!!! Get ur facts straight and stop thinking just cause ur on assistance means ur some kinda druggie or a bad parent cause i know for sure I'm not either of those things , Thanks ....And I thank the neighborhood center and all of the people that help those in need and some day i will pay it forward !!!!!
I like your closing statement. I believe you will pay it forward - with interest someday. Happy Holidays.
geneology

Auburn, NY

#19 Dec 10, 2013
Annie wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think we shop at the same Aldi's.$1.19 a lb. for a Butterball, and that's all I saw for turkeys there.
Stuffing at aldis. I believe the turkeys that price were at hannafords. Sorry for not specifying.
lol

Utica, NY

#20 Dec 10, 2013
Your here to learn wrote:
<quoted text>You have too much time on your hands.

Nobody on assistance is happy to be on it. They aren't eating steaks while checking facebook on their new ipad or iPhone. They didn't just pick up their new car and park it in their new homes garage. Their poor, they barely have enough money to put gas in their car to get to work. And when they get to work they're treated like garbage from people like you. All the while making 7 dollars an hour so they can hopefully make this months rent and maybe eat something other than ramen noodles. Not to mention praying nothing they own breaks and needs repair. And forget the dentist, if your having dental problems you'll probably need to borrow money to have that tooth pulled. New eye glasses? Maybe next year or the year after that.

You and people like you are so blinded by your greed and hate that it makes life horrible for everyone you come in contact with. Change your ways. Appreciate your blessings and make life easier for everyone at every opportunity.

I am happy to call them all my neighbors. Even you.
I disagree I had a friend on foodstamps and all he did was eat shrimp rings all day talking about ahhh free money

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