Cuts to food stamps begin Friday

Cuts to food stamps begin Friday

There are 84 comments on the KAIT-TV Jonesboro story from Nov 1, 2013, titled Cuts to food stamps begin Friday. In it, KAIT-TV Jonesboro reports that:

JONESBORO, AR - SNAP benefits more commonly known as food stamps are being cut by 5% starting Friday.

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zzz

Lees Summit, MO

#73 Nov 12, 2013
Jonesboro Athiest wrote:
<quoted text>They cut mine $56.00
You will survive so deal with it or find a job and support yourself.Good Day!!!!
Jonesboro Athiest

Jonesboro, AR

#74 Nov 13, 2013
zzz wrote:
<quoted text>You will survive so deal with it or find a job and support yourself.Good Day!!!!
Considering the fact I'm disabled,when they cut the almost$60.00 a month off of mine. It left me with $3.24 a day to buy food. Tell me what should I buy? Can you live normal with $3.24 worth a food a day? Oh it's possible but what do you eat?
too fat r u

Bexar, AR

#75 Nov 13, 2013
Jonesboro Athiest wrote:
<quoted text>Considering the fact I'm disabled,when they cut the almost$60.00 a month off of mine. It left me with $3.24 a day to buy food. Tell me what should I buy? Can you live normal with $3.24 worth a food a day? Oh it's possible but what do you eat?
It is to supplement your food budget, get a life ! Now you can save all that money you been spending on a diet plan.
Very Obvious

United States

#76 Nov 13, 2013
Jonesboro Athiest wrote:
<quoted text>Considering the fact I'm disabled,when they cut the almost$60.00 a month off of mine. It left me with $3.24 a day to buy food. Tell me what should I buy? Can you live normal with $3.24 worth a food a day? Oh it's possible but what do you eat?
Cheap lunch meat and bread?
Jonesboro Athiest

Jonesboro, AR

#77 Nov 13, 2013
too fat r u wrote:
<quoted text> It is to supplement your food budget, get a life ! Now you can save all that money you been spending on a diet plan.
What money to spend? There is no money to spend on fixed incomes when you pay your own bills.
Jonesboro Athiest

Jonesboro, AR

#78 Nov 13, 2013
Very Obvious wrote:
<quoted text>Cheap lunch meat and bread?
But millions are sent overseas on fabricated reasons for war.
Guest

Ashburn, VA

#79 Nov 13, 2013
Jonesboro Athiest wrote:
<quoted text>What money to spend? There is no money to spend on fixed incomes when you pay your own bills.
And yet you got internet,TV.Don't need that.Money saved.
Jonesboro Athiest

Jonesboro, AR

#80 Nov 13, 2013
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>And yet you got internet,TV.Don't need that.Money saved.
Do not watch TV. An internet has become a need has it not? It's beginning to replace books in schools. So instead of hating the poor who eat on $3.24 a day. Start questioning what's going on right under your nose while you're to busy watching "Toddlers and Tiaras" on your TV.
Guest

Ashburn, VA

#81 Nov 13, 2013
Jonesboro Athiest wrote:
<quoted text>Do not watch TV. An internet has become a need has it not? It's beginning to replace books in schools. So instead of hating the poor who eat on $3.24 a day. Start questioning what's going on right under your nose while you're to busy watching "Toddlers and Tiaras" on your TV.
I don't need the internet,don't need a tv either.I got both because I can afford them by working for what I want.
Trixie

Katy, TX

#82 Nov 13, 2013
Jonesboro Athiest wrote:
<quoted text>What money to spend? There is no money to spend on fixed incomes when you pay your own bills.
If you're getting food stamps and/or a disability check from the government, you are not paying your own bills, you are using tax payer's money. If you aren't happy with the amount of money you get (from the government) for doing nothing, maybe it's time to find a way for YOU to earn some money to support yourself.

You can use a computer to post on Topix, you can use a computer to earn a living. I do.
Trixie

Katy, TX

#83 Nov 13, 2013
Jonesboro Athiest wrote:
<quoted text>But millions are sent overseas on fabricated reasons for war.
I'm sure the 3000 American's who died on 9/11 appreciate you referring to them as "fabricated reasons for war."

Money spent fighting to keep America free and safe from attack is money well spent. Can't say the same for the trillions of dollars wasted on government giveaway programs to keep non-productive people standing in line waiting for more hand outs.
Trixie

Katy, TX

#84 Nov 13, 2013
Jonesboro Athiest wrote:
<quoted text>Do not watch TV. An internet has become a need has it not? It's beginning to replace books in schools. So instead of hating the poor who eat on $3.24 a day. Start questioning what's going on right under your nose while you're to busy watching "Toddlers and Tiaras" on your TV.
The only NEEDS to sustain life are: air, water and food. EVERY THING else is for comfort.

So, actually, NO, Internet is not a "need" it is a luxury and the toy (be it a computer, tablet or cell phone) you use to access the Internet is also not a "need." You could stop paying for Internet and sell your electronic gadgets and then you would have more money to spend at the grocery store.
Jonesboro Athiest

Jonesboro, AR

#85 Nov 13, 2013
Trixie wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure the 3000 American's who died on 9/11 appreciate you referring to them as "fabricated reasons for war."
Money spent fighting to keep America free and safe from attack is money well spent. Can't say the same for the trillions of dollars wasted on government giveaway programs to keep non-productive people standing in line waiting for more hand outs.
Why does nobody in this blind country speak of the thousands of women and children killed everyday by drones sent by us? Why does our great country train and befriend the likes of Hussain and Bin Laden only to have them do our dirty work then stab them in the back. Yes we had thousands killed but they also have thousands of innocent civilians killed everyday and this country says nothing. We are the terrorists do you people not see that? Starting long time ago of treatment of slaves and Indians. Why do white Americans think they are so entitled over everybody? And y'all want to gripe about internet. Have you not noticed it's getting impossible to do anything if it's not accessible online. So no I don't have cable but yes I have internet and soon everyone will have to have internet to do anything. You can't even take some courses at ASU if you don't have an IPad that can download your curriculum app.
Jonesboro Athiest

Jonesboro, AR

#86 Nov 13, 2013
Trixie wrote:
<quoted text>
If you're getting food stamps and/or a disability check from the government, you are not paying your own bills, you are using tax payer's money. If you aren't happy with the amount of money you get (from the government) for doing nothing, maybe it's time to find a way for YOU to earn some money to support yourself.
You can use a computer to post on Topix, you can use a computer to earn a living. I do.
I get $710.00 a month. I get $100.00 a month in food stamps I pay my own rent,electric,phone and yes internet. Easy for you to say "earn money" to a disabled person. Sorry you have to pay for some people that abuse the system. I'm not one of them. Why aren't you just as angry at the people who are worked to death on min wage while congress is paid obscene amounts of money even when doing nothing. Pr that our Constitution is being tossed aside as tyranny is moving in and they start my taking a freedom here a freedom there. Our guns. We are under constant supervalience . Does anyone care? Keep sitting back docile. The government wants you focused on welfare and things like that so you are distracted from what's really going on under your own nose. Wake up before it's to late.
Jonesboro Athiest

Jonesboro, AR

#87 Nov 13, 2013
Trixie wrote:
<quoted text>
The only NEEDS to sustain life are: air, water and food. EVERY THING else is for comfort.
So, actually, NO, Internet is not a "need" it is a luxury and the toy (be it a computer, tablet or cell phone) you use to access the Internet is also not a "need." You could stop paying for Internet and sell your electronic gadgets and then you would have more money to spend at the grocery store.
my electronic gadget was used and gave to me. My internet is cheapest. Just because I'm poor doesn't mean I don't want to be aware.
Very Obvious

United States

#88 Nov 13, 2013
Jonesboro Athiest wrote:
<quoted text>Why does nobody in this blind country speak of the thousands of women and children killed everyday by drones sent by us? Why does our great country train and befriend the likes of Hussain and Bin Laden only to have them do our dirty work then stab them in the back. Yes we had thousands killed but they also have thousands of innocent civilians killed everyday and this country says nothing. We are the terrorists do you people not see that? Starting long time ago of treatment of slaves and Indians. Why do white Americans think they are so entitled over everybody? And y'all want to gripe about internet. Have you not noticed it's getting impossible to do anything if it's not accessible online. So no I don't have cable but yes I have internet and soon everyone will have to have internet to do anything. You can't even take some courses at ASU if you don't have an IPad that can download your curriculum app.
What does race have to do with anything?
zzz

Lees Summit, MO

#89 Nov 13, 2013
Jonesboro Athiest wrote:
<quoted text>I get $710.00 a month. I get $100.00 a month in food stamps I pay my own rent,electric,phone and yes internet. Easy for you to say "earn money" to a disabled person. Sorry you have to pay for some people that abuse the system. I'm not one of them. Why aren't you just as angry at the people who are worked to death on min wage while congress is paid obscene amounts of money even when doing nothing. Pr that our Constitution is being tossed aside as tyranny is moving in and they start my taking a freedom here a freedom there. Our guns. We are under constant supervalience . Does anyone care? Keep sitting back docile. The government wants you focused on welfare and things like that so you are distracted from what's really going on under your own nose. Wake up before it's to late.
You say you are disabled so what's your disability???Im sure your rent is based on your income so it can't be much,the place is small so the electric is also low and you only have basic phone service which is also cheap and let's not forget you are also covered by medicaid so you have no medical bills.Now what's your disability????
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#90 Nov 13, 2013
Jonesboro Athiest wrote:
<quoted text>I get $710.00 a month. I get $100.00 a month in food stamps I pay my own rent,electric,phone and yes internet. Easy for you to say "earn money" to a disabled person. Sorry you have to pay for some people that abuse the system. I'm not one of them. Why aren't you just as angry at the people who are worked to death on min wage while congress is paid obscene amounts of money even when doing nothing. Pr that our Constitution is being tossed aside as tyranny is moving in and they start my taking a freedom here a freedom there. Our guns. We are under constant supervalience . Does anyone care? Keep sitting back docile. The government wants you focused on welfare and things like that so you are distracted from what's really going on under your own nose. Wake up before it's to late.
I'm very anti disability fraud, and won't get into your disability, because its none if my business. The fact that you only draw $700 monthly says that you didn't work very long, but on the flip side, what you are saying about keeping your eye on the ball (watching our government funnel money) is so very true.
what

United States

#91 Nov 13, 2013
What was the foodstamps goal when it was established from the start? It was designed for the very poor and under privileged folks to use it long enough to pull themselves up. It wasn't made to stay on for ever. What happened to the law where they could only have this help for 4 years and then they were supposed to be cut off.
Jonesboro Athiest

Jonesboro, AR

#92 Nov 13, 2013
Very Obvious wrote:
<quoted text>What does race have to do with anything?
Absolutely nothing

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