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Is It Fair For People On Food Stamps To Buy Prime Rib And Lobster While Working Families Barely Survive?

 
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Should we all quit working and jump on board the Obama gravy train? Of course I am being facetious, but when you are barely surviving does there come a point when it just becomes easier to give up and totally rely on the government? Today, the federal government runs nearly 80 different means-tested welfare programs, and many state and local governments have their own welfare programs on top of that. If you become an expert on those programs and you learn how to game the system, can you live more comfortably than someone that lives honestly and works as hard as they can and yet still makes less than 10 dollars an hour? Now, right from the outset of this article, let me make it abundantly clear that I do not believe that most people are abusing the system. As I have written about over and over, the number of Americans living in poverty is rapidly increasing because there are not enough jobs. There are not enough jobs because we are shipping millions of them out of the country to the other side of the globe, and we are also losing millions of jobs to technology. There have always been those that need our help, and because of the foolish decisions that we have made as a nation, the ranks of the poor will continue to expand. But it is also true that there are some people out there that are very brazenly abusing the system. For example, is it really fair for people on food stamps to buy prime rib and lobster while many working families barely survive? People like that are taking advantage of their fellow Americans, and they are making it harder for the people that really need the help to be able to get it.

Unfortunately, we are rapidly becoming an “entitlement society”. Close to half the country lives in a home that receives some sort of monetary benefits from the federal government each month at this point....


Read more at [link to investmentwatchblog.com]

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Yes it is fair, since lobster and prime rib is food. They should just make the food stamps were they can't be use for any thing else besides food. Any type of food that the store sells.
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Welfare is a lifestyle. Get used to it.

Now where my free obamphone at?
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Don't know how much they receive where you are, but those on welfare where I live can barely afford kd.
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Fair? Sorry, but life ain't fair, chump.
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Re: Is It Fair For People On Food Stamps To Buy Prime Rib And Lobster While Working Families Barely Survive?
Agree its hard watching someone been handed things while you work hard for it but remember it could be you & yours one day...you wanna be eating crap?
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But I thought they couldn't use it as restaraunts for prepared foods.

Only grocery type foods
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Yes...LOBSTERS don't discriminate..
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But I thought they couldn't use it as restaraunts for prepared foods.

Only grocery type foods
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They do sell real fresh food in supermarkets you know

Its not all readymeals
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Should we all quit working and jump on board the Obama gravy train? Of course I am being facetious, but when you are barely surviving does there come a point when it just becomes easier to give up and totally rely on the government? Today, the federal government runs nearly 80 different means-tested welfare programs, and many state and local governments have their own welfare programs on top of that. If you become an expert on those programs and you learn how to game the system, can you live more comfortably than someone that lives honestly and works as hard as they can and yet still makes less than 10 dollars an hour? Now, right from the outset of this article, let me make it abundantly clear that I do not believe that most people are abusing the system. As I have written about over and over, the number of Americans living in poverty is rapidly increasing because there are not enough jobs. There are not enough jobs because we are shipping millions of them out of the country to the other side of the globe, and we are also losing millions of jobs to technology. There have always been those that need our help, and because of the foolish decisions that we have made as a nation, the ranks of the poor will continue to expand. But it is also true that there are some people out there that are very brazenly abusing the system. For example, is it really fair for people on food stamps to buy prime rib and lobster while many working families barely survive? People like that are taking advantage of their fellow Americans, and they are making it harder for the people that really need the help to be able to get it.

Unfortunately, we are rapidly becoming an “entitlement society”. Close to half the country lives in a home that receives some sort of monetary benefits from the federal government each month at this point....


Read more at [link to investmentwatchblog.com]

tiemunch
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f odd dude leave the poor people alone if they get something good to eat every once in a while Shame on you with the Crisis going on.
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I dunno, ask your Congressmen who makes $4,000.00 a week plus all kinds of perks plus cushy retirement and free Medical bennies while working families barely survives?
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Yes it is fair, since lobster and prime rib is food. They should just make the food stamps were they can't be use for any thing else besides food. Any type of food that the store sells.
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LM@O !
so those of us OUT HERE,that PAY TAXES
and PAY OUR BILLS
BUT cannot AFFORD to shop that way......it's fair ?

liberalism TRULY IS A MENTAL DISORDER.
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Re: Is It Fair For People On Food Stamps To Buy Prime Rib And Lobster While Working Families Barely Survive?
What would you rather them buy, yogurt? If there's no rule that says you can't buy prime rib and lobster with food stamps, not complaining.
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Re: Is It Fair For People On Food Stamps To Buy Prime Rib And Lobster While Working Families Barely Survive?
No, it isn't fair.

Nothing pisses me off more than seeing someone in line at the grocery store buying things like Red Bull with food stamps.

My liberal friend says "oh so Red Bulls are only for rich people?"

Certain food items are luxuries, not necessities.

I'm against any form of welfare/entitlements, but I can understand there being a safety net so your basic needs are met and you don't die.

However, if you are poor/broke and relying on welfare, it is safe to assume you SUCK at managing money, and you should not be given a gift card to spend at your discretion.

Welfare should demeaning, something people don't want to experience. Stand in line and pick up your monthly rationing of bread, rice, beans, and meat.



I know some people really need the help but most welfare recipients I know are nothing more than deadbeats. I'm sick of having my paycheck garnished to pay for deadbeats.
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Re: Is It Fair For People On Food Stamps To Buy Prime Rib And Lobster While Working Families Barely Survive?
Agree its hard watching someone been handed things while you work hard for it but remember it could be you & yours one day...you wanna be eating crap?
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and WHY would WE be eating crap,when WE KNOW HOW TO prepare entire meals from "scratch" ?
and will buy a box of farina,oatmeal or grits and cook it for our kids as IN THE END that box of farina etc will last far longer than any boxed cereal would--
c'mon here,huh ?

they should RETURN TO THE way ""home relief"" WAS and stop screwing the taxpayers VIA THE GREAT WELFARE RIP-OFF.
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hell yea...

food stamps buy all that good stuff in the store.

i've hosted crab leg feasts on food stamps.

you only care in the beginning...

...but after tasting that first filet mignon you begin to understand the fairness of food stamps.
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you only get so much a month .here its 200 dollars per person.if you blow it in one day then you starve the rest of the month .if it's so easy to get quit your job and find out .you better have no asset's including burial plots.
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Re: Is It Fair For People On Food Stamps To Buy Prime Rib And Lobster While Working Families Barely Survive?
Some will abuse any system. Believe me, the foodstamps for a family of four are not generous enough to provide prime rib and lobster for more than maybe one meal every six months (if that!)

Give it a rest. You don't know the real circumstances behind anyones' grocery purchases but your own.
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you only get so much a month .here its 200 dollars per person.if you blow it in one day then you starve the rest of the month .if it's so easy to get quit your job and find out .you better have no asset's including burial plots.
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that's not a problem if you lose the ego.

walk right into the food stamp office and fill out an application that claims no assets, no job, and no savings. even if you have these things. its not like they are going to check, as the average public service worker is a borderline dimwit anyway.

you'll be fast tracked to the emergency stamps line and have your new EBT card in as little as the same day.

then go to the store and shop to prepare a feast.

people think that food stampers are poor managers but nothing can be further from the truth.

when you have access to fresh fruits and vegetables and imported cheeses and fine cuts of meat, you develop creativity and want to eat better.

$200 a month will easily provide three hearty meals a day for anyone that actually shops. and FYI food stamps aren't just for the poor they are also for workers that struggle, but have too much pride to admit they just don't make much money.

then there's always soup kitchens and food pantry's...

if you starve in this country...you might have a mental disorder.
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Re: Is It Fair For People On Food Stamps To Buy Prime Rib And Lobster While Working Families Barely Survive?
We scream bloody murder when the gub mint tries to manage our lives in anyway. Why make it worse? If they run out of credits buying steak, it's to their own detriment. I'm tired of micromanagement.
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don't blame them , blame the gov esp the socialist/communist in charge now ...these people are just trying to enjoy life since nobody lives forever....[at others' expenses but meh!]
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Re: Is It Fair For People On Food Stamps To Buy Prime Rib And Lobster While Working Families Barely Survive?
Yes it is fair, since lobster and prime rib is food. They should just make the food stamps were they can't be use for any thing else besides food. Any type of food that the store sells.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9422178


LM@O !
so those of us OUT HERE,that PAY TAXES
and PAY OUR BILLS
BUT cannot AFFORD to shop that way......it's fair ?

liberalism TRULY IS A MENTAL DISORDER.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33250686


Most of these programs were started by Republicans.
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They should only be allowed to buy flour and milk.

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Re: Is It Fair For People On Food Stamps To Buy Prime Rib And Lobster While Working Families Barely Survive?
i figure it like this.

if you have a job and make so much money that you actually pay taxes...without a refund.

...and you can't afford to eat well...

you must be the biggest oaf in town.

how much food do you need to be 'full'?

you sound like a greedy, whining blue collar slob that yell's at his wife and beats his kids while sucking down a case of Pabst everyday after a hard days work.

you fucking people are headed to the same place as the dinosaur and dodo bird.

you're not fucking real anymore.
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They should only be allowed to buy flour and milk.

pigchef
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you do realize that you are screwing with the profits of food producers, other hard working people, when your idea is implemented don't you?

or are all your ideas half assed?
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Yes it is fair, since lobster and prime rib is food. They should just make the food stamps were they can't be use for any thing else besides food. Any type of food that the store sells.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9422178


LM@O !
so those of us OUT HERE,that PAY TAXES
and PAY OUR BILLS
BUT cannot AFFORD to shop that way......it's fair ?

liberalism TRULY IS A MENTAL DISORDER.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33250686


Most of these programs were started by Republicans.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34350905


True.
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my husband does this meanwhile i look for deals and eat lentils! hes such a fuck! i think its horrible!!!
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But I thought they couldn't use it as restaraunts for prepared foods.

Only grocery type foods
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34353211


They do sell real fresh food in supermarkets you know

Its not all readymeals
 Quoting: tayto


^.
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& op doesn't come back
op if you are struggling then maybe its time to admit it
dont drag yourself down by thinking like this

it is only going to get worse so if you are seriously worried then get one of those cards. Sign on. Do what you need to do. Fuck pride.

hf
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Yes it is fair, since lobster and prime rib is food. They should just make the food stamps were they can't be use for any thing else besides food. Any type of food that the store sells.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9422178


LM@O !
so those of us OUT HERE,that PAY TAXES
and PAY OUR BILLS
BUT cannot AFFORD to shop that way......it's fair ?

liberalism TRULY IS A MENTAL DISORDER.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33250686

If youre working then you can afford $50pppm for groceries or should you consider getting a card too?

Either you are a low earner or a selfish person

$50 dollars a week is the equivalent of €40 a week Pp

Omg

Im debating price of food with an American

are things really this bad?

Imagine how 3rd world feels

This is bad, isn't it?

Ffs

Wtf?
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Oh please i personally have been in the Store when a food stamp person had buggies full of steak and other meats (I cant afford) and goes to pay with their EBT card and has to move a stack of 20s out of the way to get to her card. She then goes out and gets into her LEXIS.....This has happens so long that it outrageous. My father would not go to the grocery with my mother 35 years ago because he saw the same shit...It has to stop.stfu

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