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

 
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Re: People use FOOD STAMP CARDS for food & their cash for CIGARETTES, ALCOHOL & LOTTERY
So the people abusing the system will die off sooner? I have no problems with this.
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ah....they by and large ....don't

the human machine is an amazingly resilient thing

you can abuse it for decades

i like Florida's take on drug testing recipients...good idea

maybe expand that to help with smoking cessation and AA sponsorships
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People use FOOD STAMP CARDS for food & their cash for CIGARETTES, ALCOHOL & LOTTERY

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egetout
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:sarcasticnewsfla:

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

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:egetout:
:cletus:
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Yo, gibsmedat, gnomesayun?
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Yep, and it is fucking disgusting. Thank you TPTB!
Study history, or STFU! Let me guess? You'll speak your empty mind?
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So the people abusing the system will die off sooner? I have no problems with this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1464589


right on....wuts next 4 team america??
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16 trillion given away to the banks and your worried about this? putin

Last Edited by SoaringHawk on 07/30/2011 10:29 PM
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Re: People use FOOD STAMP CARDS for food & their cash for CIGARETTES, ALCOHOL & LOTTERY
16 trillion given away to the banks and your worried about this? putin
 Quoting: SOARINGHAWK


That is part of what got us here. Are you very young, or just stupid?
Study history, or STFU! Let me guess? You'll speak your empty mind?
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Re: People use FOOD STAMP CARDS for food & their cash for CIGARETTES, ALCOHOL & LOTTERY
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.
 Quoting: Apotheosis


Throw us a bone. How do we hook up with this deal? rockon
 Quoting: Nine's 1438041


You'd spend $400/mth at current grocery prices just in the calories you burned to stay alive by going to the gym. Who can afford that?
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07/30/2011 10:42 PM
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Re: People use FOOD STAMP CARDS for food & their cash for CIGARETTES, ALCOHOL & LOTTERY
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'm not saying that it's poor peoples fault why they're poor. I've been poor for a very long time. I grew up homeless on the streets with a drug addicted mother my whole childhood. I'm saying that making a conscious effort to not spend your money frivilously on things that corporate america use to kill you will probably help you provide yourself with more important things you need.

anyway my point, is that it's not just that prices are too high or that the rich are greedy, it's that the I see a lot of the poor, more often than not doing STUPID things 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, a decent health insurance 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! They are abusing the system, and though there are tons of more important things going on in the world then this issue it is still something people should address. Welfare assistance should be better monitored.

It would also help if the poor could 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 you wouldn't have to complain about the cost of health care because you'd be a whole lot healthier. Also if you're going to buy food with tax money can you at least buy healthier food? Salads, fruits, vegetables etc? Instead of potato chips and donuts? It would better for you nutritionally and help things out.

My two cents.

DISCLAIMER:

This is NOT an attack on ALL people who use food stamps, just quite a few who do that take advantage of the system. It is neither fair for the tax payer or the impoverished needy who use the system that this stuff goes on. This is more of an attack on welfare because this should seriously be monitored much more closely. Hopefully the good people out there receiving assistance who read this now will stop attacking me. I advocate helping the poor, just sick an tired of helping those who abuse it. There is Nothing wrong with general assistance just a bit of advice for those who receive it. There are ways you can better help yourself and the country by not spending the money you do have on frivolous things. It would also help if they ate healthier with it. For them and the system because there would be less people needing medical care they cant afford.
 Quoting: Apotheosis


When my husband's unemployment ran out, we had to use food stamps.

Here are facts. It is only for food, and even then, some kinds of food products are not payable with food stamps.
No cigarettes, no lotto tickets, no alcohol, no pet food, no paper items, no cleansers, no toothpaste and toiletries, no vitamins or supplements, etc.

If you work at a store and allow these purchases, it is you who is letting these not allowed purchases be made.

What they do with their own money is none of your business.
 Quoting: Texas Uncensored


Ok so I'll tell you waht.

say you had a friend who asked for 20 bucks because they needed food. and they went and spent the money on food just like they said. But then one day you're over their house and just found out they bought a flat screen TV. Yea sure it's their money and what they bought was their business. But would you not feel taken advantage of by the fact they asked you for money to eat, because they spent their own money on a flat screen TV? Oh c'mon. Surely you would. Let's be real here.
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Re: People use FOOD STAMP CARDS for food & their cash for CIGARETTES, ALCOHOL & LOTTERY
16 trillion given away to the banks and your worried about this? putin
 Quoting: SOARINGHAWK


That is part of what got us here. Are you very young, or just stupid?
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putin
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Re: People use FOOD STAMP CARDS for food & their cash for CIGARETTES, ALCOHOL & LOTTERY
why is this possible?

our food vouchers allow basic foodstuffs only.

if your stamps allow people to buy cigarettes, of course they

will.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1488733



They are not buying with the food stamp card people!!!!!!

They are buying the stuff with their cash!!!

Jeeze read the fucking thread title people. You're like the 8th person to bring this up. I never said they are buying it with their card.

/facepalm
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Re: People use FOOD STAMP CARDS for food & their cash for CIGARETTES, ALCOHOL & LOTTERY
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.
 Quoting: Apotheosis


My health insurance alone is running over $400 a month and that is with no children and on a plan with a huge fucking deductible.

You must be uninsured. So here 'ya go:

bsflag
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1431775


get healthy
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Re: People use FOOD STAMP CARDS for food & their cash for CIGARETTES, ALCOHOL & LOTTERY
Once again.. it is not because of welfare recipients that people are losing their jobs and homes. They're not the reason the US is 15 trillion in debt.

These people reviling the poor will get what they deserve.
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You live by that kind of blind sided, petty mentality, you'll die by it.
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16 trillion given away to the banks and your worried about this? putin
 Quoting: SOARINGHAWK


That is part of what got us here. Are you very young, or just stupid?
 Quoting: tin foil hat off


putin
 Quoting: SOARINGHAWK


Snappy comeback, I'd guess not so young, but just stupid.
Study history, or STFU! Let me guess? You'll speak your empty mind?





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