New Guidelines for FOODSTAMPS

New Guidelines for FOODSTAMPS

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Interested

Oneida, TN

#1 Apr 5, 2009
I was at Kroger the other day and I seen three different people spend over $100.00 of foodstamps for pop. I think that food stamps should be set up like wic and they only be able to buy certain types of food and have limits to the amount of taxable food such as chips, candy, pop, etc.. I think they should have to buy certain amounts of eet fresh veggies, and etc.. Any thoughts?
totally agree

Somerset, KY

#2 Apr 5, 2009
I don't think that junk food such as candy, pop or chips should be allowed when using food stamps.
me or you

Robbins, TN

#3 Apr 6, 2009
I agree they should limit the amount spent on pop, but why should you limit other stuff that people like , just because they are down on thier luck and need food stamps. Would you want some one to tell you that you couldn't buy something your children like, for example candy or chips. We don't want to become like other countries, dictate what people can do or buy.But pop, yes I agree.
Since we are on this type of band wagon, what about people who get SSI or welfare and spend it on drugs and beer ect. That's where my pet peeve is. I see it all the time.They spend all their money on that and the kids go without. I think they need random drug tests and if they do positive cut them out make them go to rehab and straighten up before they are reinstated.Any comments on that?
Nosey

Whitley City, KY

#4 Apr 6, 2009
Interested wrote:
I was at Kroger the other day and I seen three different people spend over $100.00 of foodstamps for pop. I think that food stamps should be set up like wic and they only be able to buy certain types of food and have limits to the amount of taxable food such as chips, candy, pop, etc.. I think they should have to buy certain amounts of eet fresh veggies, and etc.. Any thoughts?
Keep Your damn nose out of other peoples business.
hummm

Oneida, TN

#5 Apr 6, 2009
Nosey wrote:
<quoted text>Keep Your damn nose out of other peoples business.
You know it is my business when I am having to pay for most of these people to sit and pop out kids and my tax dollars are paying for their food. I just think that there is a ore productive way to use food stamps that see that the kids get more healthy food to eat. I honestly think that the whole welfare system should be done away with and if you cannot not feed and cloth your kids you should lose them. Why do these people who get food stamps continue to have kids and cannot take care of the ones they have.
Mad

Robbins, TN

#6 Apr 6, 2009
I HATE it when people start screaming, I am having to pay for a big part of these people...You are one of those people that thinks they are so much better then everyone else.
Granted, the only reason that anyone would buy $100.00 worth of pop is probally because someone is going to give them $50.00 in cash for it. That is them though. There are honest people out there.
If you are so worried about YOUR tax $'s, why don't you turn people like that in...and leave the rest of us, who are just trying to make it...and give out children the same kind of life as others alone.
Do you not feel guilty about making someone that is down on their luck feel bad? Most of us that HAVE to take advantage of the GOVERNMENTS help(NOT YOURS), already feel like they are having to take a hand-out to survive.
I am a single mother, who's husband You know what...I have an idea...if it bothers you that much why don't you run for government office and put yourself in a position to make those choices? Or, if your just not GOOD enough to land that job...JUST STOP PAYING TAXES!
thats right

Deer Lodge, TN

#7 Apr 6, 2009
Mad wrote:
I HATE it when people start screaming, I am having to pay for a big part of these people...You are one of those people that thinks they are so much better then everyone else.
Granted, the only reason that anyone would buy $100.00 worth of pop is probally because someone is going to give them $50.00 in cash for it. That is them though. There are honest people out there.
If you are so worried about YOUR tax $'s, why don't you turn people like that in...and leave the rest of us, who are just trying to make it...and give out children the same kind of life as others alone.
Do you not feel guilty about making someone that is down on their luck feel bad? Most of us that HAVE to take advantage of the GOVERNMENTS help(NOT YOURS), already feel like they are having to take a hand-out to survive.
I am a single mother, who's husband You know what...I have an idea...if it bothers you that much why don't you run for government office and put yourself in a position to make those choices? Or, if your just not GOOD enough to land that job...JUST STOP PAYING TAXES!
I agree with you 100%!
agree

Huntsville, TN

#8 Apr 6, 2009
you go ppl
in the county

Deer Lodge, TN

#10 Apr 6, 2009
i agree with some of the things that have been said with the drugs and stuff.. But let me tell you something my husband got sick and was put in the hospital and lost his job and at that time he had one of the best paying jobs around.. he is in his 20s and we have two children together and he is truely sick and unable to work and at this moment we are getting food stamps and if not for them right now i don;t know what we would do and i think that is a lot of shit for someone to say anything about taking kids away..because it will be a cold day in h*ll b-4 mine go any where.and lastly u know parnets that don't get food stamps and things that do work who is to say that their kids are getting that money spent on them just because you work don't mean notthing.. besides drugs and drug dealers is what makes this county...even as fars as the ones at the court house so come on give me a break
hummm wrote:
<quoted text>
You know it is my business when I am having to pay for most of these people to sit and pop out kids and my tax dollars are paying for their food. I just think that there is a ore productive way to use food stamps that see that the kids get more healthy food to eat. I honestly think that the whole welfare system should be done away with and if you cannot not feed and cloth your kids you should lose them. Why do these people who get food stamps continue to have kids and cannot take care of the ones they have.
help

Oliver Springs, TN

#11 Apr 6, 2009
what the hell... half the county is on food stamps right now, there are no jobs I would be more than happy to work if you can find me a job that will suport me and my 3 children and pay for day care for the baby... help me out people...where is my $12.00 an hour job and need at least 60 hours a week to mabey make it..
Buster

Helenwood, TN

#12 Apr 6, 2009
I would like to no if anyone in this county ever considered moving .To work and make a living for their family?
agree

Wartburg, TN

#13 Apr 6, 2009
what I hate is working 50 hours a week and that is 50 hours a week away from my kids to get my pay check on Friday and see 30% gone to taxes and at the end of the year still owe uncle sam. then go to the store and see someone whip out the old food stamp card to pay for 2 carts of groceries and then tote them out and loan them up into that new escalade, drive them home and park next to that new harley and carry them into that huge nice house. I agree this system is long overdue for overhaul.

Since: Jan 09

USA

#14 Apr 6, 2009
hummm wrote:
<quoted text>
You know it is my business when I am having to pay for most of these people to sit and pop out kids and my tax dollars are paying for their food. I just think that there is a ore productive way to use food stamps that see that the kids get more healthy food to eat. I honestly think that the whole welfare system should be done away with and if you cannot not feed and cloth your kids you should lose them. Why do these people who get food stamps continue to have kids and cannot take care of the ones they have.
I worked since I was 16 years old and I was in a car accident back in 1994 so now I get my S.S.I and S.S. and I get food stamps but I sure as H*LL don't spend them for stuff I shouldn't, so you can't put everyone down for what a few people do. Granted some may spend their's like this but not all do and not everyone who gets them are on drugs either. Just like not everyone who gets their S.S.I. and S.S checks are on drugs, so unless you all have walked a mile in someone else's shoes, you can't know how they live their lives, and you sure as h*ll can't place all in the same boat as a few. You people judge way to much for your own good, only God can what these people in their lives, so let God handle them, He will in the end anyway not any of you on here. And God always looks out for the little children, or didn't any of you know that.
Funny

Strunk, KY

#15 Apr 6, 2009
help wrote:
what the hell... half the county is on food stamps right now, there are no jobs I would be more than happy to work if you can find me a job that will suport me and my 3 children and pay for day care for the baby... help me out people...where is my $12.00 an hour job and need at least 60 hours a week to mabey make it..
Well it just so happens, oakwood is hiring all the time and 60+ hours a week is no problem.... Oh but you do need to pass a background check and a drug test.
tried

Wartburg, TN

#16 Apr 6, 2009
Buster wrote:
I would like to no if anyone in this county ever considered moving .To work and make a living for their family?
I did leave here many years ago, I did make good money, and I enjoyed the city however I came back home last year to be closer to my family, because life is short and when you lose a family member you realize that. There are some good jobs around us, you do have to drive 30-40 minutes, and thats a small sacrafice to be "home".
cindy

Oneida, TN

#17 Apr 6, 2009
Interested wrote:
I was at Kroger the other day and I seen three different people spend over $100.00 of foodstamps for pop. I think that food stamps should be set up like wic and they only be able to buy certain types of food and have limits to the amount of taxable food such as chips, candy, pop, etc.. I think they should have to buy certain amounts of eet fresh veggies, and etc.. Any thoughts?
And what were u doing that u saw 3 persons buying pop- waiting around so no one would see u using an EBT card U ARE ATE UP WITH THE DUMB ASS
Good Grief

Wartburg, TN

#18 Apr 6, 2009
Read up on this, I believe alot of you will be surprised what the income guidelines are. A lot of working people qualify! Not just the useless, dead beats we all detest that wouldn't work in a pie factory sampling pies! I'm talking about the ones that fall below the allowed income levels. Foodstamps is a good and needfull program. It gets a bad reputation because there are those of us that only focus on the ones we see getting them we know are shiftless and lazy and don't want to try to do any better. I believe it should be mandatory that the elderly receive foodstamps the minute they qualify and receive medicare and their long earned social security. That way some of them wouldn't have to choose food or medicine or electricity or other needed utilities. I also believe that medicare should be the only health coverage these wonderful people should have to have. It should not have to require a supplement insurance to cover health care and the needs of our elderly. Why should they have to spend their retirement or social security monies on more insurance? They've already paid enough!
Disappointed

Robbins, TN

#19 Apr 6, 2009
There is nothing wrong with gettin help, especially if you live in this county. There is something wrong, however, with people like Interested who think they are better then everyone else. Nine out Ten, they probaly put that on here hoping Mad was right and they could find someone who would say, "Hey, Interested, I'll give YOU cash for your stamp bought sodas!" without looking like a dope fein or lazyazz themselves. Go to bed early tonight Interested. I want you to work overtime.....I got a raise this month.
just me

Jamestown, TN

#20 Apr 7, 2009
Do you have kids? I hope not because you seem like you hate them, and any one that would hate a child I think comes from the pits of hell, they are gods angels you know
Interested wrote:
I was at Kroger the other day and I seen three different people spend over $100.00 of foodstamps for pop. I think that food stamps should be set up like wic and they only be able to buy certain types of food and have limits to the amount of taxable food such as chips, candy, pop, etc.. I think they should have to buy certain amounts of eet fresh veggies, and etc.. Any thoughts?
just me

Jamestown, TN

#21 Apr 7, 2009
and you dont pay for anything I buy for my kids

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