Food stamp recipients getting increase in funding

More than 30 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits increase thanks to the federal stimulus act, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Friday. Full Story
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Allentown Renter

Easton, PA

#1 Apr 4, 2009
Wow.........another $80.00 a month on top of what they already get!!! Geeeeee........I can just barely feed my own kid on what I make so how about all of us that are just on the borderline but don't qualify for assistance; do we get some of that stimulus money too? I would love to go to the store and fill up an entire shopping cart (or 2 or 3) with steaks and other meats as well as everything else instead of just a few things in a basket!!!!

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cliff w

Ridley Park, PA

#3 Apr 4, 2009
The welfare system was under reform then BIG GOVERNMENT came to Washington,and this is the way to keep there votes. You really didn't think of anything less did you. This is where "WE THE PEOPLE" need to stand up to SOCIALISM and take back our own country and protect our freedom.
Curious

Bethlehem, PA

#4 Apr 4, 2009
Easily Amused wrote:
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But it isn't steak. Every time I get behind a food stamp-user (thankfully rare where I shop) it is mostly processed, pre-made foods. It isn't a steak from the butcher. It is three boxes of Swanson salisbury steak with the corn and brownie included.
Bags of chips, cases of soda - and not the store brand of course, name brand.
My wife and I can't afford to shop that way- we pick and choose so we can make ends meet.
I don't mind helping out those in need but when I stand in line at Giant and watch that it is disturbing.
Also, why does it seem like every food-stamp woman is like a size 22 and insists on wearing thread-bare stretch pants? Nobody wants to see a camel toe the size of an actual camel toe!
Don't forget the huge gold earrings, bling and the most expensive cell phones on the market. I also get disgusted going to Giant, I always come home pisssed off.
right

Allentown, PA

#5 Apr 4, 2009
This whole welfare food stamp section 8 crap pee's me off. Years ago my grandmother (in her 80's) was struggling just to survive. She applied for food stamps, hoping that at least she would be able to eat and not lose her home as everything she had was going to medical bills and prescriptions. She was denied !!! Yet the scum sucking bottom feeding 20 somethings down the street that never worked a day in thier life were living high on the hog on welfare

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ObamaRules

Seattle, WA

#6 Apr 4, 2009
cliff w wrote:
The welfare system was under reform then BIG GOVERNMENT came to Washington,and this is the way to keep there votes. You really didn't think of anything less did you. This is where "WE THE PEOPLE" need to stand up to SOCIALISM and take back our own country and protect our freedom.
Why don't you Republican fools stop being so damn GREEDY?? There are hungry people out there because of our economic crisis. Idiots like you just want to let them starve!

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“rockin pandas”

Since: Mar 07

Whitehall

#7 Apr 4, 2009
Don't be silly. Go shopping in any city and watch the chick get out of the Escalade with rims. She has gold everywhere even hiding her rotten grill. She also is on her cell phone the entire time then pays for her steaks with her access card. This is what I see consistantly
ObamaRules wrote:
<quoted text> Why don't you Republican fools stop being so **** GREEDY?? There are hungry people out there because of our economic crisis. Idiots like you just want to let them starve!
Tarnished Sheba here

Spring City, PA

#8 Apr 4, 2009
fatboy2 wrote:
Don't be silly. Go shopping in any city and watch the chick get out of the Escalade with rims. She has gold everywhere even hiding her rotten grill. She also is on her cell phone the entire time then pays for her steaks with her access card. This is what I see consistantly
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What the h e l l am I working for?

“rockin pandas”

Since: Mar 07

Whitehall

#9 Apr 4, 2009
A new sporty
Tarnished Sheba here wrote:
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What the h e l l am I working for?
Halito

Las Vegas, NV

#10 Apr 4, 2009
And Lincoln University was for a school for the Blind...Color Blind?
Halito

Las Vegas, NV

#11 Apr 4, 2009
Was Howe Blond?
Halito

Las Vegas, NV

#12 Apr 4, 2009
LOL Blind?
Allentown Renter

Easton, PA

#13 Apr 4, 2009
Those HUNGRY people as you call them were there wayyyyyyyyyyy before our economic crisis!!!! If they didn't buy all those fancy clothes, fake fingernails, cell phones and snazzy cars.....they WOULDN'T be so hungry!!!!!! Granted....there are our needy under the bridge and roaming the streets but they are different from the welfareites that keep having more kids just to stay in the system!!! Just like "RIGHT" said above.......the old people or the truly needy people get zilch!!! I was let go from my job of 7 years 2 1/2 years ago and I applied for unemployment which amounted to not very much. I then applied for medical insurance...what a joke!!! I was turned down.......I was also turned down for everything else too. I have a young daughter with multiple disabilities including epilepsy and many other ailments too and she also has had 3 brain surgeries since birth too. She was turned down for SSI and finally after 5 years of fighting...she gets a very small amount and medical assistance also. She was set when I lost my job except for the fact that I was unable to feed her and I had a medical condition myself that needed doctors care. I was on many meds. at the time too and I could not afford them and now I am worst off than I was before because I had to go without them for such a long period of time. Well anyway.......I also applied for food stamps too at that time and after filling out those long forms and telling them your life history I was denied and I appealed and was finally accepted. I had to go to a face to face meeting downtown. Well I spent $2.50 in change for the parking meter and wasted 2 1/2 hours of my time only to come away with $10.00 a month in food stamps!!!! What the hell is that????? Needless to say........I got a job REALLY fast and sure I am still struggling everyday to make ends meet and that is why all this welfare and food stamp crap makes me mad!!!! Some of those people have so much more than I do and I bust my butt for 10 hours a day to pay the rent, after school child care and food to feed us and like I said above....I can't even fill a basket most time when I go to the grocery store because I am broke all the time. And don't go giving me crap about getting a better paying job either because it is very hard to find a job that will let you work around a zillion doctors and therapist appointment for your child and yourself. Oh.....and did I forget to mention that my daughter's father is almost 12 months behind in child support too and I have NO relatives to help me out to watch my daughter when she has a seizure or is sick? She is in the MR system too and is still waiting for services for the past 4 years now and so until funding comes in, there is no money for an aide or a sitter. Oh and another thing......it is VERY hard to find a place that will be able to handle the kind of care my daughter needs so that's another reason that I have to keep her all the time and can't take on any extra work. If you don't believe me.........get this....she was turned down by Big Brother's and Big Sister's as well as Camelot for Children which means I can't even get a 2-3 hour break once in awhile from this child when I am not working!!!!! So I guess I will just keep working my low paying job to try to make ends meet while all those welfare people sit and watch TV and sleep until past noon every day and drive a nice car while wearing their fancy clothes, and smoking those expensive cigarettes while talking on their cell phones and trying to fix a fake fingernail all at the same time.
ObamaRules

Seattle, WA

#14 Apr 4, 2009
fatboy2 wrote:
Don't be silly. Go shopping in any city and watch the chick get out of the Escalade with rims. She has gold everywhere even hiding her rotten grill. She also is on her cell phone the entire time then pays for her steaks with her access card. This is what I see consistantly
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Ever think it just might be her parent's or her boyfriend's car and credit card? Get real.

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Allentown Renter

Easton, PA

#15 Apr 4, 2009
I think we can tell the difference between an ACCESS card and a credit card!!! The ACCESS card says ACCESS!!!!! Could be her boyfriend's car though which he paid for from all the extra drug money that comes into the house besides the food stamps and cash assistance.

“rockin pandas”

Since: Mar 07

Whitehall

#16 Apr 4, 2009
An access card is not a credit card learn to pay attention
ObamaRules wrote:
<quoted text> Ever think it just might be her parent's or her boyfriend's car and credit card? Get real.
ObamaRules

Seattle, WA

#17 Apr 4, 2009
Allentown Renter wrote:
I think we can tell the difference between an ACCESS card and a credit card!!! The ACCESS card says ACCESS!!!!! Could be her boyfriend's car though which he paid for from all the extra drug money that comes into the house besides the food stamps and cash assistance.
You are getting close to sounding racist!
ObamaRules

Seattle, WA

#18 Apr 4, 2009
fatboy2 wrote:
An access card is not a credit card learn to pay attention
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As if that makes a difference? Stop jumping to conclusions about someone you don't even know!
Allentown Renter

Easton, PA

#19 Apr 4, 2009
Racist????? Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa........I don't think so......just the truth.......... Who mentioned Hispanics, blacks or whites here???? Not me.......... I know people of all races that "play" the system and believe me....there are plenty of all races doing this just some a bit more than others.
Allentown Renter

Easton, PA

#20 Apr 4, 2009
Oh and another thing.....many people of all races deal drugs too so where is anything I said "racist"?????
Halito

Las Vegas, NV

#21 Apr 4, 2009
Tarnished Sheba here wrote:
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What the h e l l am I working for?
Maybe when you get a limp you will be free...

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