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People use FOOD STAMP CARDS for food & their cash for CIGARETTES, ALCOHOL & LOTTERY

 
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I see it in the stores all the time (I usually end up behind them in line). They have two seperate orders. One is paid for with food stamps and and the other with cash. They have plenty of money but have to use up the food stamps. What a waste for people who truly need the food stamps!
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My thought exactly. I've got decent health insurance, but it costs me $1,300 a month. And I don't drink smoke or gamble.
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wowey
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1488248


No kidding. That is more than many people make in one month.

Like another poster said, catastrophic insurance is the way to go for most people but it can still be pricey. People are going to need to take care of themselves and forget running to the doctor anymore unless they have something life threatening. Health insurance really is a scam. And it really sucks for those who can't get it at all being of pre-existing conditions.
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if i would pay 1300 a month and not be sick a long time i would break my fucking legs with a baseball bat, so i can get my money's worth...
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yep-like this asshole times 20000000.

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hmmm yes they just brought food stamps to australia its a fken joke they trying to save local retail from ebay

while in turn they import millions of male immigrants daily

there is just no sense to this madness?
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tIME FOR SPANKING BOYS AND GIRLS.
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I used to work at a gas station when I just moved back to the east coast from California. I lived in a lower/middle class neighborhood. Nearly EVERY customer who came in to buy junk food (honey buns, doritos, donuts, etc) would drop a &20 or a $50 and in one case I remember a &100 dollar bill, and purchase Lottery tickets, cigarettes & cases of beer.

I began wondering...why the hell are these people using my tax money to buy unhealthy junk food and using their cash to buy what I would consider privileges?

People would come in and complain about the price of gas and health insurance. If you didn't spend your money on cigarettes, lottery, scratch tickets and alcohol you'd HAVE money for gas and health insurance.

I worked out the numbers.

The average cost of a pack of cigarettes across america right now is $5.65

if you smoke a pack a day that's $150.00 a month you spend on something that can kill you. The case of bud light at the store I worked at was about $14.00 for a 12 pack. If you buy even two a week thats around another $100.00 a month. Lottery and megabucks is unpredictable, but if your gambling with your cash you have a serious problem anyway.

anyway my point, is that it's not that prices are high or that the rich are greedy, it's that the poor are more often than not STUPID with their money. With $300-$400 a months you'd save by not drinking, smoking & gambling you would have plenty of money for a gym membership, the best health insurance money can buy and still have some left over to put towards other bills.

I'm sick of this. I see people doing this shit everyday and pisses me off!

It's not a matter of the rich keeping poor people down, it's the poor needing to sacrifice their addictions & cravings of luxury consumption. You can't afford it don't buy it.

Not to mention if you didn't drink and smoke so dam much you wouldn't have to complain about the cost of health care because you'd be a whole lot healthier. Not to mention if you're going to buy food with my taxes can you at least buy healthy food? Salads, fruits, vegetables etc? Instead of potato chips and donuts?

My two cents.
 Quoting: Apotheosis


fuck you shill, the majority of people use their cash benefits in a responsible manner.
just because the filthy few abuse the program it should not disparage the character of those using it appropriately.
they only let you have it for 5 years now anyway
so fuck off
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I have personally seen store after store accept ebt cards for purchases of : Ciggarettes, Lottery, Beer, Junk Food and clothing. Merchants these days really don't care and will swipe the card for anything as long as they make a sale. The system is f***** up beyond repair, but hey, is America! bump
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I used to work at a gas station when I just moved back to the east coast from California. I lived in a lower/middle class neighborhood. Nearly EVERY customer who came in to buy junk food (honey buns, doritos, donuts, etc) would drop a &20 or a $50 and in one case I remember a &100 dollar bill, and purchase Lottery tickets, cigarettes & cases of beer.

I began wondering...why the hell are these people using my tax money to buy unhealthy junk food and using their cash to buy what I would consider privileges?

People would come in and complain about the price of gas and health insurance. If you didn't spend your money on cigarettes, lottery, scratch tickets and alcohol you'd HAVE money for gas and health insurance.

I worked out the numbers.

The average cost of a pack of cigarettes across america right now is $5.65

if you smoke a pack a day that's $150.00 a month you spend on something that can kill you. The case of bud light at the store I worked at was about $14.00 for a 12 pack. If you buy even two a week thats around another $100.00 a month. Lottery and megabucks is unpredictable, but if your gambling with your cash you have a serious problem anyway.

anyway my point, is that it's not that prices are high or that the rich are greedy, it's that the poor are more often than not STUPID with their money. With $300-$400 a months you'd save by not drinking, smoking & gambling you would have plenty of money for a gym membership, the best health insurance money can buy and still have some left over to put towards other bills.

I'm sick of this. I see people doing this shit everyday and pisses me off!

It's not a matter of the rich keeping poor people down, it's the poor needing to sacrifice their addictions & cravings of luxury consumption. You can't afford it don't buy it.

Not to mention if you didn't drink and smoke so dam much you wouldn't have to complain about the cost of health care because you'd be a whole lot healthier. Not to mention if you're going to buy food with my taxes can you at least buy healthy food? Salads, fruits, vegetables etc? Instead of potato chips and donuts?

My two cents.
 Quoting: Apotheosis


fuck you shill, the majority of people use their cash benefits in a responsible manner.
just because the filthy few abuse the program it should not disparage the character of those using it appropriately.
they only let you have it for 5 years now anyway
so fuck off
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WOW! So youre saying that actions of the minority SHOULDNT rule over the rights of the majority?
Is this the first time youve taken this side?
I'll bet you think that other than thisinstance, the bleeding layabout minority should rule, if that means that it makes the majority your bitch, right?
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I see it in the stores all the time (I usually end up behind them in line). They have two seperate orders. One is paid for with food stamps and and the other with cash. They have plenty of money but have to use up the food stamps. What a waste for people who truly need the food stamps!
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Here is the American social perspective. I imagine you would literally spit on the people that 'truly' need food stamps. Where is the break off point?

In your mind the people that truly need food stamps live in boxes, have no transport and look/smell like the degenerates that they must be.

These poor people are the fall guys for all these FAT CATS!
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A sin is a sin, but these poor people rubbing two nickles together, trying to find advantages with what they've got to work with, makes for the lesser of two evils compared with their rich counterparts that pull off multi-million/billion dollar white collar crimes.
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A sin is a sin, but these poor people rubbing two nickles together, trying to find advantages with what they've got to work with, makes for the lesser of two evils compared with their rich counterparts that pull off multi-million/billion dollar white collar crimes.
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The point may be that the true poor should be treated with some compassion and the false poor or the intentionally poor should be realigned closer to their capabilities and responsibilities to fend for themselves.
There are too many playing the system and in exhausting it, they bring it down for all. In truth, THEY are the looters and destroyers of a compassionate, charitable society, moreso than any few zillionaires you can point to. You seem to think there is an acceptable level of fraud and waste extant in the system that should be left unmolested, I and others more realistic and honest than yourself, do not
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A sin is a sin, but these poor people rubbing two nickles together, trying to find advantages with what they've got to work with, makes for the lesser of two evils compared with their rich counterparts that pull off multi-million/billion dollar white collar crimes.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1488225


The point may be that the true poor should be treated with some compassion and the false poor or the intentionally poor should be realigned closer to their capabilities and responsibilities to fend for themselves.
There are too many playing the system and in exhausting it, they bring it down for all. In truth, THEY are the looters and destroyers of a compassionate, charitable society, moreso than any few zillionaires you can point to. You seem to think there is an acceptable level of fraud and waste extant in the system that should be left unmolested, I and others more realistic and honest than yourself, do not
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Let's not forget about the rampant, fraudulent use of the system. I work at a nursing home in NC where I have heard both aides and nurses openly talk about purchasing food stamps from someone who has obtained them under fraudulent circumstances. Keep in mind, these nurses gross a minimum of $40,000/yr (aides will typically gross about $25,000, not including overtime).
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I'm sick of this. I see people doing this shit everyday and pisses me off!


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Good then stop being a slave working at a gas station, then you cant cry about your 17% tax that gets given back to you if you are smart enough to do your taxes correctly.

Your money, what a frigging joke, wana bitch about something, how about a unfunded war at 75Billion every three months, how about a unconstitutional homeland security and ICe and perhaps over 1million employees now, How about all the pedos the government hires to snoop in emails and forums such as these.


This place really should consider becoming morans anonymous. You people hate yourself so much you want to take it out on every frigging child in the nation, and keep getting screwed by a corrupt system because your simply stupid.

And hey moran, did all those 20's 50's and hundreds, have a welfare stamp on them, how the hell do you know where the cash came from. Fugging liar!
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Foodstamps, I think should be one thing they drop for this Budget thing ...
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isn't it kinda the same?if you have high insurance premiums because of rising health care costs.and you being a health conscious individual are'nt your rates the same as a guy that smokes,drinks,drugs.whores,climbs mountains,jumps out of airplanes,drives recklessly.should we pay for that?i pay for schools and have no kids if their dumb enough to blow their help so be it it all goes back to massah.
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A sin is a sin, but these poor people rubbing two nickles together, trying to find advantages with what they've got to work with, makes for the lesser of two evils compared with their rich counterparts that pull off multi-million/billion dollar white collar crimes.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1488225


The point may be that the true poor should be treated with some compassion and the false poor or the intentionally poor should be realigned closer to their capabilities and responsibilities to fend for themselves.
There are too many playing the system and in exhausting it, they bring it down for all. In truth, THEY are the looters and destroyers of a compassionate, charitable society, moreso than any few zillionaires you can point to. You seem to think there is an acceptable level of fraud and waste extant in the system that should be left unmolested, I and others more realistic and honest than yourself, do not
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No.. it will NOT be the poor and downtrodden held responsible for anything occuring in todays finanacial world!

Save yourself the time it would take to try to convince me otherwise.

No, I've never been on the dole, or taken part of any governmental assistance program, but I understand the poor and the role that they play.
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if you make other peoples business YOUR business, does that mean they can make your business THEIR business too?

i wonder, would you even have a choice in that?

karma is funny.
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It's no longer THEIR business when it's our money.
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So true...
"We learn from history that we learn nothing from history." - George Bernard Shaw

“Stay strapped or get clapped.” -Sun Tzu
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A sin is a sin, but these poor people rubbing two nickles together, trying to find advantages with what they've got to work with, makes for the lesser of two evils compared with their rich counterparts that pull off multi-million/billion dollar white collar crimes.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1488225


The point may be that the true poor should be treated with some compassion and the false poor or the intentionally poor should be realigned closer to their capabilities and responsibilities to fend for themselves.
There are too many playing the system and in exhausting it, they bring it down for all. In truth, THEY are the looters and destroyers of a compassionate, charitable society, moreso than any few zillionaires you can point to. You seem to think there is an acceptable level of fraud and waste extant in the system that should be left unmolested, I and others more realistic and honest than yourself, do not
 Quoting: Tod Shwarze 1394135


No.. it will NOT be the poor and downtrodden held responsible for anything occuring in todays finanacial world!

Save yourself the time it would take to try to convince me otherwise.

No, I've never been on the dole, or taken part of any governmental assistance program, but I understand the poor and the role that they play.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1488225


The 'poor' and downtrodden spend plenty of money, most of it not theirs and most of it rather poorly.
Were it not for them, ther would be no drugs trade, there would be no pawn shops, rent to own or paycheque loans shoppes. Nobody would pay for expensive ugly sport shoes, nonfunctional clothes and bling.
With so much time on their hands they should be able to clean up their surroundings and keep an eye out for thieves, and murderers yet somehow all that mess goes on concentrated around them. In all honesty most of them are hypnoptized into hyperconsuming by the media or imbeciles that cannot fathom how life works or that a future exists.
Dont try to flummox me with pathos and ethos, I've been there, seen it up close and personal, and come from it, and most now, especially yhe young uns are responsible for their lot in one way or another.
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It's a shitty, fucked up, society. So people will drink and smoke, and hope to win it big with a scratcher.

Without the ability to party a little, and find a little temporary happiness, what would be the point?

You want everybody to be as miserable as you?

Why don"t you mind your own fuckin business? And quit worrying about everyone else?

Douchebag...
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well, some may use their cash assistance to hire a hit man; imagine if they used it to shut YOU up - that would be a funny karmic situation, would that it not?!
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well, some may use their cash assistance to hire a hit man; imagine if they used it to shut YOU up - that would be a funny karmic situation, would that it not?!
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Hire a hitter for me? Now that's funny.
Poor chap
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OH GREAT EVERYONE, IT LOOKS LIKE THIS DOUCHEBAG OP IS GOING TO FIND ALL OF US UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE JOBS.

Suck a fat dick, BITCH. Find me a job, because I CAN'T.

Learn a fucking fact or two before you go condemning people AS A KEYBOARD COMMANDO.

Grow some fucking balls and show your face.

Where do you live punk?

My family is about to starve because of "people" like you who support the FUCKED UP SYSTEM.
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that is nothing op.Here in Indiana the illegals have it even better.See they do not need to show ID here(only applies to illegals).

This is there scam.There are groups of 20 or so illegals and they take a day to go around to various counties applying for food stamps(and get them). Each now has 5-10 cards.They go out and spend all there food stamp money on food.They then take all this food to THERE grocery store.As in one they opened in little Mexico(Indianapolis). They charge normal retail unless you are Mexican(1/2 off). They pocket the cash,and the next month repeat.

They get to own a VERY profitable grocery store with nearly 100 over head.At a minimum they are making 50% profit off of tax payer funded food stamps.

Yes I have called/emailed the state attorney generals office.No they do not care as there is nothing they can do unless the law is changed to require illegals to have id for food stamps(better yet how about we do not give illegals food stamps!!).
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THIS IS CAPITALISM LIKE THE STATE DOES IF YOU ARE MAD AT THE POOR LOOK WHO TAUGHT THEM their business practices.

as for my family, my wife and i are disabled, i am recently unemployed and we have an actual problem with the program, we cannot eat healthy! produce is 9x frozen food in pricepoints. that is fucked up. Give us bonus points so my child can eat healthy beans and vegetables. but no... 100 boxes of mac and chesse 60 bux for the month. case of steakumms and processed cheese food for the month 70 bux. fuck the world. i just want spinach, collard greens, fresh fresh fresh but they will not allow it.
the poor are stupid and unhealthy because they have been FORCED to be for generation, this does not excuse their ignorance it is the fact of the matter.
we are going to try to start a local rewards program with the neighborhood, as yes i live in the pjs, with all the new harvest from punk ass kids like me in guerilla and community gardens with bonus snap coins for purchasing vegetables and not m&ms and lobster.

its the root not its branches that is to blame.
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it's kinda interesting how you never see a thread here 'documenting' how Tim geithner and Hank Paulson spend their ill-gotten [taxpayer-payed] wealth; and all the big fat banksters who got bailed out with trillions $ during the arranged collapse of 2008 spend their money, their TAX PAYER FUNDS. Nary a word about those moneys, which are likely 1000 or 10,000 times the amount of money wasted thru welfare fraud and etc. If you took your valuabull time and energy doing that it could indeed be colorful; you could go furtively and snap pictures of Geithner and et al on their yachts and post them on GLP; you could sneak into the hoods of GE execs and snap pics of their big manses and caption the pictures with: "GE takes in tens and hundreds of billions in revenue, but pays nothing in income tax - here's what the get instead, while the poor and middle class can't even afford to repair their cars, and etc!"
GO FOR IT!!
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The point may be that the true poor should be treated with some compassion and the false poor or the intentionally poor should be realigned closer to their capabilities and responsibilities to fend for themselves.
There are too many playing the system and in exhausting it, they bring it down for all. In truth, THEY are the looters and destroyers of a compassionate, charitable society, moreso than any few zillionaires you can point to. You seem to think there is an acceptable level of fraud and waste extant in the system that should be left unmolested, I and others more realistic and honest than yourself, do not
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another tool that thinks people enjoy bludging for a living with no cash

please explain your tepid logic again
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Here's a short and sweet way to rebutt the OP's aged perspective...


Cost is a delusion...

It's ALL a delusion...

Worry about something you have control over, like your own life, as no matter what is in the cards, life is too short.

Getting on a board like this and bitching isn't changing the fact that it's fucked up, nor does it make that fact any less valid, but it does waste more potential of productive and proactive energy.
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Another blame-game-rat-in-a-maze type of post. It's the same old tired perspective based on the fallacy that you somehow understand why people do what they do in sufficient detail. Gas station workers generally do NOT - compared to tptb!

What you describe is part of running this type of civilisation. I assure you that if tptb wanted this behaviour stopped - it would stop. It may well do so soon!

Also remember that you only have a job, because tptb allow you to have a job.
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hf
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I still don't understand this site. Is this site suppose to be a social parody? Like the Colbert Report?
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Re: People use FOOD STAMP CARDS for food & their cash for CIGARETTES, ALCOHOL & LOTTERY
let me tell you what it is :

'it' is idiots like you, who think that what they are seeing in front of them, constitutes some major reality in a country of fucking 300 million people.

so you see people using foodstamps for food, and cash for lottery.

leaving aside the fact that, most of the people gamble or engage in lottery in order to make some money to take their lives out of shit (this is the main selling point of these gambles anyway), are you, like an idiot, proposing that a maybe a pathetic number of 3-4 million regular people nationwide who have this habit of doing what you speak, are creating the problem, or their own problem ?

then its only proper that you work in a gas station. for, you would not be able to grasp the science of statistics in college, which you would have to take if you had enrolled in any kind of engineering profession.

the top 5% in america, gets 72% of everything. this does NOT include the wealth stored in offshore banks, or swiss vaults.

a fucking SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT of your nation, is held by 5% of your population.

let me put this into context for you : 15 million people OWN your country.

the rest, 85 %, which means a population of whopping 280 MILLION PEOPLE, (basically all of you) have to do with ONLY 15%.

let me wake you up - when 5% takes 70%, and rest is forced to 15%, YOUR ONLY CHANCE IS GAMBLE.

dont tell that those people are doing nothing. they ARE doing something. they are doing the only thing in this kind of shithole system that provides for more percentage of poverty than middle ages. in middle ages the law was that 33% of the land produce was given to serfs. and entire economy was land based. the biggest medieval duke couldnt dream of having 70% share in the wealth of the kingdom - he could only have at most 33%.

I used to work at a gas station when I just moved back to the east coast from California. I lived in a lower/middle class neighborhood. Nearly EVERY customer who came in to buy junk food (honey buns, doritos, donuts, etc) would drop a &20 or a $50 and in one case I remember a &100 dollar bill, and purchase Lottery tickets, cigarettes & cases of beer.

I began wondering...why the hell are these people using my tax money to buy unhealthy junk food and using their cash to buy what I would consider privileges?

People would come in and complain about the price of gas and health insurance. If you didn't spend your money on cigarettes, lottery, scratch tickets and alcohol you'd HAVE money for gas and health insurance.

I worked out the numbers.

The average cost of a pack of cigarettes across america right now is $5.65

if you smoke a pack a day that's $150.00 a month you spend on something that can kill you. The case of bud light at the store I worked at was about $14.00 for a 12 pack. If you buy even two a week thats around another $100.00 a month. Lottery and megabucks is unpredictable, but if your gambling with your cash you have a serious problem anyway.

anyway my point, is that it's not that prices are high or that the rich are greedy, it's that the poor are more often than not STUPID with their money. With $300-$400 a months you'd save by not drinking, smoking & gambling you would have plenty of money for a gym membership, the best health insurance money can buy and still have some left over to put towards other bills.

I'm sick of this. I see people doing this shit everyday and pisses me off!

It's not a matter of the rich keeping poor people down, it's the poor needing to sacrifice their addictions & cravings of luxury consumption. You can't afford it don't buy it.

Not to mention if you didn't drink and smoke so dam much you wouldn't have to complain about the cost of health care because you'd be a whole lot healthier. Not to mention if you're going to buy food with my taxes can you at least buy healthy food? Salads, fruits, vegetables etc? Instead of potato chips and donuts?

My two cents.
 Quoting: Apotheosis





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