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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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If they buy it then oh well. They won't eat for the rest of the month. What do you care anyways. Kinda stupid.
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If they buy it then oh well. They won't eat for the rest of the month. What do you care anyways. Kinda stupid.
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Agreed!!
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Welfare is determined by the state. If u live in ny then you know here we have no restrictions on welfare pretty much. Other states do and thus has been going on for many years so I don't think lacking Obama sounds logical it sounds ridiculous. If u dislike him at least have real solid reason and not this nonsense
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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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Not all liberals agree with this. But again let's not blame Obama its been this way a long time. So tired of politics and ppl arguing over it
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Food stamps are the biggest agricultural subsidy we have in this country. Why not ask the farmers and grocers if they'd like to eliminate it? Most of them would be out of business within a few months.
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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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Lol awesome
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Hell yeah, lobster, fresh crabs, imported kobe beef, truffles, cuban cigars, french red wines, hell EBT cards should be usable at marijuana dispensaries............


After all they are entitled!
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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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I know the guy who buys prime rib and lobster with food stamps and then climbs into an expensive car to drive to his very nice house. Those aren't his food stamps, he buys them at 50 cents on the dollar from losers who sell them for drug money. All of his food is literally 50% off.

And he sure the fuck ain't no liberal, lol.

If you want to reign in foodstamp abuse, make it to where only the moms can use them. Because it's always males who are selling the foodstamps to old whathisname. Mom's GENERALLY won't sell their kids food money as easily as the dads do. Sad, but true.
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For the people that have issues about what others buy with their meager food stamps, perhaps you should think about the economy and that one day you may be in the same boat. It's easy to sit and judge others when you don't have to live their lives. Would you like to experience their depression, hopelessness and despair? Don't you think they feel bad enough? You people act like its a crime to be poor. My prayer is that you will never have to feel this. These folks aren't happy and living a life of luxury. Sometimes that one good meal of lobster and prime rib is all the enjoyment they get in the whole month. rant
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Disgusting. I live in an upper middle class town everyone I know of voted Obama the GOP is fucking nuts even for fellow party members. Time to change
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you know....

since the lobsters are radioactive in alaska,
and full of oil and corexit if they are from the gulf,

and the prime rib is full of mad cow, growth hormone, and cancer causing antibiotics,
and the cows eat dead cows and stand knee high in shit all day and then amonia and radiation is used to "sterilize it",

just let the GREEDY/GLUTTONS eat all they want.
rich and poor.
eat eat eat....
eat it 24/7!


there will be less of these selfish people in the near future.

you should thank God every night you have no food stamps.
that you are not "led into temptation" of such gluttony.
these "luxuries" will kill you.

ps. i love to watch the obamas and their obsenely wealthly
friends stuff their faces with lobster and prime rib at their fancy parties!

revenge is sweet.
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Lobsters from ALASKA? You get the good lobster from MAINE, moran!

I have never heard of anybody getting lobster from THE GULF, either!
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you know....

since the lobsters are radioactive in alaska,
and full of oil and corexit if they are from the gulf,

and the prime rib is full of mad cow, growth hormone, and cancer causing antibiotics,
and the cows eat dead cows and stand knee high in shit all day and then amonia and radiation is used to "sterilize it",

just let the GREEDY/GLUTTONS eat all they want.
rich and poor.
eat eat eat....
eat it 24/7!


there will be less of these selfish people in the near future.

you should thank God every night you have no food stamps.
that you are not "led into temptation" of such gluttony.
these "luxuries" will kill you.

ps. i love to watch the obamas and their obsenely wealthly
friends stuff their faces with lobster and prime rib at their fancy parties!

revenge is sweet.
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Stupid
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Today at the Walmart grocery I watched the woman in line in front of me, wearing big gold hoop earrings, custom painted nail extensions with drawings on them, braided hair extensions, new knee-high leather boots with designer jeans, buy $217 dollars worth of Lindt and Godiva chocolate boxes, heart shaped, with a Delaware SNAP/EBT card. After checking out with my cabbage, potatoes, carrots and collard greens and a gallon of milk, , I noticed her just climbing into a new BMW 5 series with temp tags.....
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Get a job or hobby
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they can buy steaks and lobster but it would use up there food stamps up fast. They get say $200 a month so buying expensive items would use it up fast. I would love to be behind a family using food stamps that had vegables, real pototoes, steal cut oats instead of chips, hotdogs ,cakes and mac and cheese.
KINGDOMS, NATIONS AND KINGS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT DOWN TO THEIR KNEES WITH ONE GLANCE FROM A WOMAN.

I WEAR MY SKIN OF ARMOR SO NO ONE CAN GET IN AND NO ONE CAN GET OUT.

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99% of those people need that card to survive. Most of those people are hard working full time employees who can't afford food. I find it highly unlikely that somebody woul be buying lobster because their food money would not stretch till the end of the month. I am sure that there are people who do but to generalize the way that you do is disgusting. it amazes me how the media convinces so many of you to blame the little person for our economic situation. It's so sad to see so much focus and attention on blaming poor people when the rich and powerful are those ones screwing you beyond belief.

I'm a Republican but at one time I was on food stamps. Why don't you complain about all the foreign aid we give to people who are not even citizens of this country? We have already invested so much time, money, and resources into raising these citizens who have fallen on bad times that it is really in our best interest to at least let these people have something to eat while they look for a job and have job assistance programs. I agree that there should be reforms.

However, I think maybe you are blessed to be in a region or industry where there are jobs. There are some areas of this country where you simply have no other option. And i think your opinion about handouts will be totally different when the monetary system collapses overnight and suddenly your money was worthless and you are out of a job and desperate. There might be no jobs. There might be no economy. There might be no food or water. So, maybe you should hold your tongue until you have some experience with that situation.

I don't think everybody should have a free ride but food stamps are not the same thing as welfare and neither is unemployment. I make a good amount of money now (60000) and when I was getting paid less than minimum wage even though I worked full time (on average), I got food stamps and when I was out of work I got unemployment. I can tell you that being on food stamps, unemployment, or other "welfare" programs is not living large and each one of those people is praying and trying to get themselves out of their situation. Your analysis of these people based on what you and your friends see on television is ignorant and offensive.
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This type of thing used to bug me but it isn't worth the heartburn. There is a cost for becoming dependent on the gov't. They OWN you. Your very survival is dependent on their willingness and ability to provide it for you. And THAT is a very dangerous position to be in. It is not to be envied or resented. Pity them. They will be the first to go down the tubes when shtf. Because they are bought and paid for property and have no say over their lives. Anyone who is awake and on the dole has to be scared shitless at this point. Luckily for most of them, they have no clue what's ahead.

So let them enjoy the steak and lobster. Consider it a "last meal" type scenario. Free steak is not free. You pay with your freedom, and very soon, likely with your life. For those who aren't gaming the system and are just really struggling in the death throes of this shitty economy, I really do feel bad for you.
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You better hope you never end up in that situation. Hope us about all these poor souls have, so be careful you don't take that from them too. Their dignity and self worth is gone. Op you sound like a spoiled little two year old crying about fairness!!!
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...

However, I think maybe you are blessed to be in a region or industry where there are jobs. There are some areas of this country where you simply have no other option. And i think your opinion about handouts will be totally different when the monetary system collapses overnight and suddenly your money was worthless and you are out of a job and desperate. There might be no jobs. There might be no economy. There might be no food or water. So, maybe you should hold your tongue until you have some experience with that situation.

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When the monetary system collapses and people realize they have no food, who is going to freak out first? EBTers.

Ever notice when Obama wants to make a point, it is always the military or old ladies who are threatened with losing their checks. It is never, never, never EBTers. Because people losing their food will become violent over their losses much faster than military or little old ladies will.

Ever notice the same amount of money doesn't buy what it did last year? Ever thought about how it was that way the year before too? Think of the spending power everyone lost over just those two years put together.

If people who are on the paycheck to paycheck train would stop and realize going on foodstamps would help them put food away, it would be for a good purpose. If they were serious and figured out what to buy and store, they would soon come to look at it as security rather than welfare.

Nobody is making food prices go down or stopping the eminent collapse.

Everybody should want their neighbors to have enough for their own families. In these times, people have to look at it in a way they never would have considered ten years ago.
of course its fair!
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I work at a grocery store and people use ebtall the time.

At least files minion and lobster are food.

I once had a customer buy 80$ worth of cooking oil on food stamps!

Some people come through and buy 20$ of soda on food stamps.

Not to mention most people who use ebt buy nothing but junk food.

One day this lady bought a few grocery on her card and used the cash part of the benefits to buy beer

I don't believe in micromanaging and i understand a candy bar on footsteps is no big deal here and there. But a 5$ red bull?? Cmon. Or soda.

Mind you the people on EBT are usually the same people who buy all their groceries with their cards and then go spend 100$ on lottery tickets.

I believe if you're going to be given EBT they should a) be drug tested (we have to pass a drug test to work right??) And b) be given nutritional classes prior to receiving benefits which could also give them tips how to get the most of their money.

I feel bad for the people on EBT for i don't think they know better, and/or have addictions. I think they just need some guidance.
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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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This!

And OP I don't know how they can do that on $200.00 a month. If you are talking about steak in general. I've bought steaks for $6.00 that lasted 2-3 meals. That is less than a frozen dinner, or a fast food meal and much healthier.
So what's the problem?
you might want to look in the steaks and partake in the good deals. Steaks aren't only $22.00 and above.

Though if you are really wanting to talk about welfare, and the welfare that is breaking us, let's talk about corporate welfare and the self welfare of the government. that's what is really breaking our backs.
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Maybe so but the real killer is what breaks the working man's spirit. I have a graduate degree and my own business and I am struggling because people have been stealing/not paying me; it hurts and makes me question why I work at all. If I was not forgiven by the grace of God and didn't believe I would answer to Him one day, I would quit.

I saw a lady at Publix buy a $37.00 cluster of snow crab legs 2 weekends ago, along with 2 keebler elves bags of cookies on her SNAP/EBT card. I ate leftovers that night.

Then she bought $28.00 worth of alcohol and candy on her card. She was wearing scrubs so I am sure she had a job that paid over $10.00/hour.

I get what increase of SSI and EBT is for-it isn't to help those who "need help" but rather to create false entitlement, dependence on "daddy" (slave mentality) and to break the will of the very people that created and sustain our national economy. They're doing an excellent job.
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I can't agree. I have a degree too, I worked my butt off. I worked from the age of 14 I'm now in my mid 40's. I've worked in real estate, my own business and various other professions.

I ended up getting ill, I still worked, because I could.

Once I got ill I ended up going through 3 jobs a year until finally I lost my last job and tried to find another (even though I knew I would loose that too, at least I was working). Well I went through my savings. Still I couldn't find a job, I tried to work for myself from home, but I couldn't be dependable at that either.

Finally I was eating half a frozen dinner a day and was going to be unable to pay my utilities. That was the time I decided I needed to take the handout I payed into the system for, I applied for unemployment as well.

So you might want to buck up and know that if you get in trouble that will be there for you too. So stop wining about someone you don't know buying things, that person may just be you my friend one day.

I never once wined or complained about paying into something that I knew I might need. Everyone needs to stop wining like little tikes on both sides of this. buck up grow up and get a life so that you don't have to be petty.

I also have no idea what you are talking about them raising anything. They have lowered most things. And you can't buy alcohol on food stamps.

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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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You have no idea what you're talking about obviously. I'm on food-stamps right now and get the max amount I can for a single, disabled adult male which is just a few cents over 200.50 for the entire month. If you're buying lobster and steak then you're stealing all the sides and everything else involved with preparing it and you're only going to be eating it about a week at best. Stop blaming poor and disabled people for the failed government YOU elected that put most of us in this position. There's no big fortune to be made with state benefits, we'rte all struggling; and this is just another racially fueled racist, white trash blame game to divide us even more-so as citizens.

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