Alabama Food Stamp Program Honored

Alabama Food Stamp Program Honored

There are 46 comments on the WSFA-TV Montgomery story from Jul 1, 2008, titled Alabama Food Stamp Program Honored. In it, WSFA-TV Montgomery reports that:

Governor Bob Riley and Department of Human Resources Commissioner Page Walley today announced that the state will receive a $1.7 million bonus from the federal government for the superior performance of ...

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GOD HELP US ALL

Jacksonville, FL

#21 Oct 16, 2009
STEVE wrote:
HELLO I AM A WHITE SOURTHERN CHRISTIAN MALE ,I WORKED AT THE SAME JOB FOR 33 YEARS AND CAME OUT OF WORK ON MEDICAL ISSUES.I HAD NO PROBLEMS GETTING A FOOD CARD,POWER BILL PAID FOR 3 MONTHS,AND A FULL WEATHER INSPECTION AND CORRECTED ALL ISSUES TO MY HOUSE AND APPLYING FOR ONE HOUSE PAYMENT TO BE PAID.
YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE DHR OFFICE FIRST AND THEN TO THE FOOD CARD OFFICE.AND IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU ARE BLUE OR PINK OR GREEN I PAID MY TAXES FOR THIS HELP AND WILL TAKE IT BECAUSE FILING FOR DISABILITY YOU CANNOT MAKE A DIME.
GOD BLESS U STEVE 4 speaking up
ashli

Coudersport, PA

#22 Jun 22, 2010
Excuse me but everyone seems to know so much about the ebt card, well did you know that when my ex husband submits childsupport to the state i recieve that money on my ebt card, and excuse me that is my money bc i have to spend my whole pay check on daycare for my kids so if when my ex husband pays childsupport and they submit it to my ebt card u damn straight im gonna spend it on whatever the hell i want!!! To ignorant s.o.b. ebt comes in two forms food and cash. most women who recieve child support get there money on their ebt cards so that money es rightfully theres so if they want to buy a bag of weed with it, its there business not anyone elses. As long as they take care of their kids and husband is still ordered to pay child support its none of noones goddam business what they buy with that money!!!!!!!!!!
Erika

Huntsville, AL

#23 Sep 7, 2010
Dawnella wrote:
My husband and I went for food stamps.We have never had them before.His worked slowed down and he has not recieved a paycheck in 9 weeks.I live in mobile al and as you know Im white.My social worker treated us like shit and I haved recieved anything in the mail and of course shes black.Well what makes me sick while we were waiting this girlo was bragging how shes on welfare and lives in section 8 and gets food stamps.That made me sick to know our tax dollars go to shity people like that.Obama you can go to hell like the rest of them.
I agree with social workers not doing their job,but ALL social workers that sit on their butts not just BLACK ones.Its also WHITE workers too that give people a hard time.Now I sympathize with what you and your family is going threw but that last statement you made is just plain out RACIST!!I dont like obama neither but dont judge everyone thats black by what obama is doing.
WetbackEasySlide

Columbus, GA

#24 Sep 7, 2010
Get a job and stop getting a free ride from the government.
sgtjoebear

Dothan, AL

#25 Sep 8, 2010
Oh it matters what color you are, I filled out the form once and will never again. Where it ask your race(which should not be on any gov form) it says strictly voluntary so I didn't fill it out. I was then instructed by the case work, " I had to fill this part or I will not be considered!". This was in Dothan, AL (Houston County)... I was approved for I think 6 months, came time to fill out the papers, and apprently the lady who picks up the mail delivered it late. So I lost them for 2 months till they found it and fixed the problem! That's fine and dandy but what do I eat for those 2 months? NEVER heard of this happening to blacks here! Oh and thank god they got rid of the rule you can not have a vehicle 5 years or newer! Wouldn't matter to the blacks it's all in someones elses name!
Betathanblezed

Burbank, IL

#26 Sep 10, 2010
Dawnella wrote:
My husband and I went for food stamps.We have never had them before.His worked slowed down and he has not recieved a paycheck in 9 weeks.I live in mobile al and as you know Im white.My social worker treated us like shit and I haved recieved anything in the mail and of course shes black.Well what makes me sick while we were waiting this girlo was bragging how shes on welfare and lives in section 8 and gets food stamps.That made me sick to know our tax dollars go to shity people like that.Obama you can go to hell like the rest of them.
I am so tired of everyone blaming their misfortunes on Obama. He's been in office what 2 years and everyone thinks he can change the problems over night. He didn't create the problems; they were there before he even took office. I am African American woman, a while back I applied for food stamps and was denied because I was told my income was too high. I was working a job making less than $8 an hour with 4 children. I had to pay rent that was not subsidized, along with utilities, plus buy food. When I was turned down, I didn't complain, I just sucked it up and made the best out of what I had. By the grace of God I made it. So my advice to you is to thank God for what you do have and stop blaming others for what you don't have or what you can't get. If you need food stamps that bad stop complaining and do all you can to get them.
concerned citizen

Decatur, AL

#28 Oct 8, 2010
Hungry wrote:
My husband and myself have always worked and paid taxes until a few years ago. My husband had an accident on the job and has not been able to work in over 2 years. I had to come out of work also because of illness. I finally went and signed up for food stamps. We recieve the total amount of $38.00 per month food stamps. We only have $600.00 per month income for the two of us. My food stamp letter shows I have no rent or mortgage. Well, I do. I have tried to get in contact with my worker for 2 months, she is never available. What is wrong with Talladega County? If it were not for our children we would not have food. Somebody needs to do something.
It's sad when people work hard and then something bad happens and there is NO REAL help. My Husbands mother worked all her life except for a few years before she had a stroke. My husbands brother had to fight to get her any kind of help. She now has medicare and gets some money from the state. I would suggest for you to talk to somebody else since the people from Talledega are not helping you, call somebody higher up. Or a lawyer, if he is willing to be understanding of your financial situation and not charge a lot for his services. Good Luck
lawrence county

AOL

#30 Oct 11, 2010
ok if any one needs help with dhr here is who to call they dont like to here hes name troy king the man over them i will say that they are doing nothing about my child support and it has went on for five years now the ex has not payed any thing i dont get food stamps i do get afdc until i get child support.i have two kids i draw 190.00 amouth it is hard if it was me i would be in jail.god blrss every one that can get help.i will contack this guy if they dont step up do some thing.good luck to all.............
lowride55

United States

#31 Oct 12, 2010
tired wrote:
i think we are to free giving food stamps to people in our state with out checking these people out first were giving them to people who are not filing taxes were giving them to people that say they are single seperated or divorced living alone with there kids an none of this being checked on drug abuse smoking drugs its like we buy your grocerys an u buy your drugs not fair to the hard working class that have to pay there own way if you apply for any gov asst you should be drug tested an everyone in that household should be also an you must file taxes its only fair pay for what you receive.
Maybe you dont know all that is done before anyone get stamps. you need to look a little deeper any one who get them are checkout real good, sound like you couldnt get them so you go to hogwash .
yee haa

Sheffield, AL

#32 Oct 12, 2010
i am on disability ,,had lungs removed ,,,,and i am not eligable for food stamps because i have good credit...who whould have thought it....if i spoke spanish or was a darker color ,i would be riding in a esclade going shopping with food stamps
sgtjoebear

Mount Morris, MI

#33 Oct 13, 2010
yee haa wrote:
i am on disability ,,had lungs removed ,,,,and i am not eligable for food stamps because i have good credit...who whould have thought it....if i spoke spanish or was a darker color ,i would be riding in a esclade going shopping with food stamps
good credit has nothing to do with determination. I do not even think they check your credit.
Wes

United States

#34 Oct 13, 2010
Visitor wrote:
<quoted text>
SOrry, but if you are Caucasian, forget it. You don't qualify no matter how poor you are.
Not all the case workers are rotten! I got a bad one first time I went, The second time
I got a really good lady! You just have to speak up when you get a rotten one. Some of the bad workers unforunatly are supervisors that have been there for ages!
do they

Birmingham, AL

#35 Oct 13, 2010
Do they ever check on small country stores to see that the people are buying food with these csrds? I know for a fact of one store in Plevna that sells everything from gas cigarettes snuff ,kerosene runs a tab then is paid off with these cards ! Is this legal? Does anyone govern these kinds of issues?Probably everyone just turns their back to this problem!Store address is 7728 winchester road for anyone who wants to take advantage of this benefit!
yeehaa

Killen, AL

#37 Oct 16, 2010
sgtjoebear wrote:
<quoted text> good credit has nothing to do with determination. I do not even think they check your credit.
for your info they look at your finacial situation ...the told me that because i just bought a used car 2006 modle that i dont need food stamps....you have to report your financial status .oh yea i am paying on a home i bought in 1988.they want you to be a renter...
notasdumbasu

Rainsville, AL

#38 Oct 17, 2010
food isnt cheap anywhere in this country , taxes are very low in alabama compared to the rest of the nation , and so are the social programs in the great state of alanbama .
yeehaa

Killen, AL

#39 Oct 18, 2010
sgtjoebear wrote:
<quoted text> good credit has nothing to do with determination. I do not even think they check your credit.
hey are you a sgt in the cub scouts
Get a JOB

Lexington, MA

#40 Oct 18, 2010
If you have a car or a house then you have assets. You need to sell those assets and live off of that money before you come to the govt asking for a handout. All of you complaining that you're getting screwed over because you're white are a bunch of lowlife losers. If you can sit and type your complaints on this website then you can sit at a computer and do some work! You're real mistake is not being born white, or having the misfortune to have been injured or overcome with illness, it is that you have lived your life as an uneducated fool! If you had an education you would have the luxury of earning your living with your mind instead of your broke down body! And do not give the lame excuse of not having a chance at an education, there are loan and grant programs that everyone qualifies for!
IN REGARD To40 nash ten

Elkmont, AL

#41 Oct 19, 2010
What color yous be? Bet you drives an escalade or caddy with 40 in wheels! Do you works or justs goes to mailsbox gettin that check? You should practice what you be preachin! Bet you would starve if your check wus hid up under yo work boots!

Since: Jun 10

indiana

#43 Oct 23, 2010
Visitor wrote:
<quoted text>
SOrry, but if you are Caucasian, forget it. You don't qualify no matter how poor you are.
Thats a lie my sister gets them she has 2 kids and gets close to $300.00 Who told you that?
poor white gurl

Montrose, AL

#44 Feb 24, 2011
i agree with visitor. i just returned home from the food stamp office here in mobile. the majority of people there were black,no other races besides 3 white women to include myself. My case manager who was appointed to me was very unprofessional and rude. I would go into detail but instead i will write a very lengthy email to her boss. i'm unemployed, hungry and white. I'm not a racist,drug addict nor alcoholic. I terminated my job because I was supervising 4 certified nursing assistants who were all black and found myself not only doing my job but their job as well till the point of exhaustion. i'm a nurse and i can't understand our system. I tried to explain this to management and they did nothing to them. Well, i had to quit this job or else have health issues. If I were to reprimand those cna's, they would have sliced my tired or even worse, put sugar in my tank or even better, key my car. So now here I am in good ole alabama hungry. lol

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