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also meant to add, when my father was a kid, his father was injured and out of work for about a year. with 5 kids they ended up getting food stamps temporarily. However, it was a stigma, and they did all they could to get off. At one point, my grandmother bought salted pork with them, and was told "that was a luxury and they could not purchase it with food stamps.” When did this change? part of the reason i am where i am is because my father drilled it into us that we needed to go to school and take care of ourselves so that we would never live like that. When the fuck did this change? Don’t mean to rant, and again, I strongly believe that we should help those in need, but this is really pissing me off lately. One time I tried to help my best friend get temporary assistance when she was 6 months pregnant and her boyfriend thought heroin was more important than the baby (she left him). It was one of the most difficult things to get, and in the end, she gave up. So how the fuck do all these people get away with this?
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I have to say, im all for food stamps for those who need it, but if you are buying whoopie pies, do you really need them? I just baked my husband a cake for his birthday. cost $3 for the mix at shaws. These cakes cost $5. I see people in the store buying $20 icecream cakes with ebt. I am an attorney working 80 hours a week and i cant afford those fuckin cakes. WTF
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You're an attorney working 80 hours a week but you can't afford an ice cream cake?
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I have to say, im all for food stamps for those who need it, but if you are buying whoopie pies, do you really need them? I just baked my husband a cake for his birthday. cost $3 for the mix at shaws. These cakes cost $5. I see people in the store buying $20 icecream cakes with ebt. I am an attorney working 80 hours a week and i cant afford those fuckin cakes. WTF
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You're an attorney working 80 hours a week but you can't afford an ice cream cake?
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Maybe it's not that she can't afford an ice-cream cake. Maybe she's just someone who likes to save money, and would prefer to get the $5 cake instead. People on food stamps would not understand this foreign concept of "saving money" or buying the cheaper of 2 items . That's just for us hard-working people.

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Sounds like another entitlement jerk mooching off the system. He needs to be booted off the welfare.
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I have to say, im all for food stamps for those who need it, but if you are buying whoopie pies, do you really need them? I just baked my husband a cake for his birthday. cost $3 for the mix at shaws. These cakes cost $5. I see people in the store buying $20 icecream cakes with ebt. I am an attorney working 80 hours a week and i cant afford those fuckin cakes. WTF
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You're an attorney working 80 hours a week but you can't afford an ice cream cake?
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Yeah, I thought the same thing. Shit, even someone working that many hours in a car wash could afford ice cream cake.

Gotta love the drama!
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From your link:

Should welfare recipients be allowed to use EBT cards on junk food?
Yes 19%
No 80%
Justalittlebad/more or less
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and what's wrong with buying meat? or a lobster? Lobster is cheap in my area. I don't think people on food stamps should be buying tons of junk food.

LOBSTER is not junk food, veggies arent, lean sirloin meat isn't either..all these items should be avaiable.

the only stuff you can't buy on EBT here is pre prepared stuff say one of those chickens that was already cooked. But you can buy a frozen chicken and cook it yourself.

the food stamp system has been abused for years. I have seen people buy alcohol with it. If they know the clerk..or hook em up outside of the job..the clerk can by pass the check, allowing them to buy whatever they want.


i seen it happen in the 90s working as a clerk for a store, I didn't report it because i'm not a brown noser...let em do what they want, they will get caught eventually
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In some areas, Lobster is cheap, and even cheaper with this glut in the fishing arena panicking all fishermen.. I think last time I saw one was 5 dollars a tail .and it might even go lower..
Honestly I dont give a hoot about a five dollar lobster tail or a 5 dolllar pie

Theres trillions of dollars floating around, exchanged under our noses, wasted and pocketed .


Theres contractors for our Government overcharging like the infamous $640 toilet seats, $7,600 coffee makers, $436 hammers. and the one million dollar rest stop bathroom..

Theres hidden swiss bank accounts and Ponzi schemers and charity drives that pocket most of the money and fake medical supply stores that bill medicaid and then disappear. Theres so much more shit going on thats a trillion times worse than a 5 dollar whoopie pie...

Theres lawsuits going on too that are ridiculous. You have the famous story of the man sueing a dry cleaners 65 million dollars cause they lost his pants. He was a Administrative law judge too .!

[link to www.foxnews.com]

Add thousands of more lawsuits you barely heard about. Someone sued Nutella for millions and won cause they were serving chocolate spread for breakfast..
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Re: Boston Baker refuses to accept EPT card for gourmet dessert.
also meant to add, when my father was a kid, his father was injured and out of work for about a year. with 5 kids they ended up getting food stamps temporarily. However, it was a stigma, and they did all they could to get off. At one point, my grandmother bought salted pork with them, and was told "that was a luxury and they could not purchase it with food stamps.” When did this change? part of the reason i am where i am is because my father drilled it into us that we needed to go to school and take care of ourselves so that we would never live like that. When the fuck did this change? Don’t mean to rant, and again, I strongly believe that we should help those in need, but this is really pissing me off lately. One time I tried to help my best friend get temporary assistance when she was 6 months pregnant and her boyfriend thought heroin was more important than the baby (she left him). It was one of the most difficult things to get, and in the end, she gave up. So how the fuck do all these people get away with this?
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Welcome to amerika... the land of the free... where everything is free... but for all the wrong people!
 Quoting: WatchmenOnTheWall


Shelbe. that salted pork incident was cruel to happen to your family.. One ham hock can make a pot of bean soup and feed a whole family .(Although Im going kosher)..

Let it go...Yes it seems so unfair in your mind that people can buy pop and pork to their hearts content. But forgive and forget... Were going thru a drought now.. Time to enjoy life while it lasts. None of us have never seen genuine starvation and I pray that most of us wont have to..
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I can understand how you feel but what if the person's on ebt buying a cake because it is her birthday? Or her kid's birthday or mom's bday?..their money on that ebt card is limited, if they run out of it, it will be their problem. It is just hard to judge a person's real intent when we dont even know why they are buying whoopie pies. All i can tell is they could use that first time in that bakery or else they know that it will not be accepted.

I am sorry that after working 80 hours as a lawyer you cant afford a lobster ...Maybe you can look on your personal finances and make better planning for your future rather than wasting time checking out people on 135 ebt card.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10267579


listen, you want to buy your kid a cake on their birthday, i have no problem with that (although it really would be cheaper to make your own if your really that hard up). but go to the farmers market sometime, that is not what this article is about. people are doing this every week. i make the money i make because i choose to help people who need help. i accept that. nothing to do with my finances. what i cant accept is people who buy the shit every week, which there are many who do. i never would have thought this way until i moved to the city. it is a different world here. To think that you should be entitled to buy liquor and cake with your ebt card is just absurd to me. as i mentioned in the beginning of this thread, i tried to get my best friend who was 6 months pregnant food stamps when her husband left her for heroin, we had major problems getting it, and she did not have an income. at the same time, my neighbor, who is a 3rd generation welfare recipient, has no problem. that’s fucked up!
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EBT consists of either food or cash, the food part which most receive CANNOT be used to buy anything other than food. The cash part I believe is TANF, you have to be in school or job training to keep it. IT IS ABSURD to say because someone is poor, thy dont have the right to buy snacks and $20 caked if they wish. Food stamps are a right, not an entitlement, as a attorney im sure you know that MOST americans are ligible, its the caseworkers who are areseholes and make it difficult. Everyone has the right to eat whatever they want, trying to dictate what a poor person eats makes us NO BETTER than TPTB that try to restrict the freedoms and inalienable rights we were born with. Food stamps are everyones right, they are not technically a welfare program even though they are distributed through welfare - everyone remember that.
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Food stamps are NOT inalienable rights that you are born with. Food stamps are government-enforced charity (theft). Why do you think you have a RIGHT to get for free what other people have to pay for?
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Re: Boston Baker refuses to accept EPT card for gourmet dessert.
I can understand how you feel but what if the person's on ebt buying a cake because it is her birthday? Or her kid's birthday or mom's bday?..their money on that ebt card is limited, if they run out of it, it will be their problem. It is just hard to judge a person's real intent when we dont even know why they are buying whoopie pies. All i can tell is they could use that first time in that bakery or else they know that it will not be accepted.

I am sorry that after working 80 hours as a lawyer you cant afford a lobster ...Maybe you can look on your personal finances and make better planning for your future rather than wasting time checking out people on 135 ebt card.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10267579


listen, you want to buy your kid a cake on their birthday, i have no problem with that (although it really would be cheaper to make your own if your really that hard up). but go to the farmers market sometime, that is not what this article is about. people are doing this every week. i make the money i make because i choose to help people who need help. i accept that. nothing to do with my finances. what i cant accept is people who buy the shit every week, which there are many who do. i never would have thought this way until i moved to the city. it is a different world here. To think that you should be entitled to buy liquor and cake with your ebt card is just absurd to me. as i mentioned in the beginning of this thread, i tried to get my best friend who was 6 months pregnant food stamps when her husband left her for heroin, we had major problems getting it, and she did not have an income. at the same time, my neighbor, who is a 3rd generation welfare recipient, has no problem. that’s fucked up!
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EBT consists of either food or cash, the food part which most receive CANNOT be used to buy anything other than food. The cash part I believe is TANF, you have to be in school or job training to keep it. IT IS ABSURD to say because someone is poor, thy dont have the right to buy snacks and $20 caked if they wish. Food stamps are a right, not an entitlement, as a attorney im sure you know that MOST americans are ligible, its the caseworkers who are areseholes and make it difficult. Everyone has the right to eat whatever they want, trying to dictate what a poor person eats makes us NO BETTER than TPTB that try to restrict the freedoms and inalienable rights we were born with. Food stamps are everyones right, they are not technically a welfare program even though they are distributed through welfare - everyone remember that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19016521

Food stamps are NOT inalienable rights that you are born with. Food stamps are government-enforced charity (theft). Why do you think you have a RIGHT to get for free what other people have to pay for?
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The Government should bring back the millions of jobs then from China and India that they allowed for decades to be transferred over there.

I know many thriving towns that have died cause all their factories closed down and people lost their employment.
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People on food stamps have a sense of "entitlement". They should be grateful for what they get. Other people work hard for their money, and struggle. Alot of people only have money to buy the basics like bread, milk, etc. That's what they need to be doing. Fod stamps are not meant to be luxurious. They are meant to provide "staples" to hungry families. What makes these people think they should be more privileged, and get extra stuff too?

Also,my husband used to be the manager of a grocery store, and came home with the saddest stories. I can't remember the exact amount, but he explained to me that people could request to get a certain part of their EBT credit in cash if they chose, like an ATM. He said they would use that to buy thingss like cigarettes and alcohol, when their children needed food. He talked about how heartbreaking it was for him to watch, and how he wanted to save those children.
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Your husband is either a whinny prick, a liar or doesn't as a manager understand the way ebt is set up!

I agree most people could use them better. But at the same time why judge?

I keep reading "MY" tax dollars. It's funny most of you would donate money to feed the children of some third world country. But complain about the poor children here.

Some folks get only food ebt, others get cash assistance also. That's how they buy cigs and booze. Do you bitch about a vet buying booze to forget his buddy that got shot in the face less than 3 feet from him, Using social security?


I was raised Christian (Baptist) they are all hypocrites! STOP JUDGING, GOD WILL JUDGE YOU. YOU WILL NOT JUDGE THE POOR!

THE WAY YOU TREAT THE POOREST AMONG US, IS THE SAME WAY GOD WILL TREAT YOU!
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People on food stamps have a sense of "entitlement". They should be grateful for what they get. Other people work hard for their money, and struggle. Alot of people only have money to buy the basics like bread, milk, etc. That's what they need to be doing. Fod stamps are not meant to be luxurious. They are meant to provide "staples" to hungry families. What makes these people think they should be more privileged, and get extra stuff too?

Also,my husband used to be the manager of a grocery store, and came home with the saddest stories. I can't remember the exact amount, but he explained to me that people could request to get a certain part of their EBT credit in cash if they chose, like an ATM. He said they would use that to buy thingss like cigarettes and alcohol, when their children needed food. He talked about how heartbreaking it was for him to watch, and how he wanted to save those children.
 Quoting: Dease


Your husband is either a whinny prick, a liar or doesn't as a manager understand the way ebt is set up!

I agree most people could use them better. But at the same time why judge?

I keep reading "MY" tax dollars. It's funny most of you would donate money to feed the children of some third world country. But complain about the poor children here.

Some folks get only food ebt, others get cash assistance also. That's how they buy cigs and booze. Do you bitch about a vet buying booze to forget his buddy that got shot in the face less than 3 feet from him, Using social security?


I was raised Christian (Baptist) they are all hypocrites! STOP JUDGING, GOD WILL JUDGE YOU. YOU WILL NOT JUDGE THE POOR!

THE WAY YOU TREAT THE POOREST AMONG US, IS THE SAME WAY GOD WILL TREAT YOU!
 Quoting: andawg221


AMEN

Just require drug tests every 4 months to get welfare. And ban welfare from casino machines and strip bars. That is all..

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People on food stamps have a sense of "entitlement". They should be grateful for what they get. Other people work hard for their money, and struggle. Alot of people only have money to buy the basics like bread, milk, etc. That's what they need to be doing. Fod stamps are not meant to be luxurious. They are meant to provide "staples" to hungry families. What makes these people think they should be more privileged, and get extra stuff too?

Also,my husband used to be the manager of a grocery store, and came home with the saddest stories. I can't remember the exact amount, but he explained to me that people could request to get a certain part of their EBT credit in cash if they chose, like an ATM. He said they would use that to buy thingss like cigarettes and alcohol, when their children needed food. He talked about how heartbreaking it was for him to watch, and how he wanted to save those children.
 Quoting: Dease


Your husband is either a whinny prick, a liar or doesn't as a manager understand the way ebt is set up!

I agree most people could use them better. But at the same time why judge?

I keep reading "MY" tax dollars. It's funny most of you would donate money to feed the children of some third world country. But complain about the poor children here.

Some folks get only food ebt, others get cash assistance also. That's how they buy cigs and booze. Do you bitch about a vet buying booze to forget his buddy that got shot in the face less than 3 feet from him, Using social security?


I was raised Christian (Baptist) they are all hypocrites! STOP JUDGING, GOD WILL JUDGE YOU. YOU WILL NOT JUDGE THE POOR!

THE WAY YOU TREAT THE POOREST AMONG US, IS THE SAME WAY GOD WILL TREAT YOU!
 Quoting: andawg221


AMEN

Just require drug tests every 4 months to get welfare. And ban welfare from casino machines and strip bars. That is all..

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 Quoting: APOLLO ILLUMINIST


Definately, without a doubt they should drug test!

I know its frustrating that some people abuse the system. But I wish these hypocrites would stop and go hmm... Did I claim ALL my online purchases on my tax form, No!

In one way or another we all "get over" on the system! But its the less fortunate most folks Target.

No joke the next time I'm at the store and see somebody "mean mugging" a person using ebt, I'm just gonna drop that fucker right then and there.

Most people find it embarrassing enough to use them. Then to have stuck up assholes judge them is ridiculous!
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I have to say, im all for food stamps for those who need it, but if you are buying whoopie pies, do you really need them? I just baked my husband a cake for his birthday. cost $3 for the mix at shaws. These cakes cost $5. I see people in the store buying $20 icecream cakes with ebt. I am an attorney working 80 hours a week and i cant afford those fuckin cakes. WTF
 Quoting: Shellbe




if ur an attorney working 80 hours a week ( hard to buy)


and you can't afford a 5 dollar pie cake...you have some serious debt issues, or over spent on a home you can't afford, or that top of the line lexus.


You are making at least over 200k a year, if not a million as most attorney's do.


I work 35 hours a week for 17 an hour, with one child, and have no problem affording what i need. But i'm also good with money.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22112165


Actually most "attorneys" are making about $40-60k a year.
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this is true.for all those who say different, i ask, how many attorney jobs have you applied for lately?
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And no, i dont support luxury purchase over government's money but give me a break, we are talking about a freaking whoopie pie for 5 bucks!...gourmet? ...obviously, you dont know what gourmet is...gourmet cost more than 20 bucks for that whoopie pie alone and a feaking baker restaurant is not a gourmet restaurant...get real and move on
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I do NOT want MY tax dollars buying a fucking whoopsie pie.
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Why don't you research were your tax money goes?

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