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originally posted by: projectvxn
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: projectvxn
as far as I know, and I could be wrong...
wic is more like coupons for free food, you get coupons for low fat milk, cheese- not the processed imitation, real cheese, healthy cereal, real juice, ect... not sure but you might even get some for fresh fruits and vegatables.
oh.... and baby formula...
That's the idea.
It's an excellent program. Not sure why it was lumped in with SNAP and other benefits that are more open to waste and abuse.
If there is a will there's a way.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
Wic is a great program that is for only food but it does have its problems.
You can get a coupon for a free gallon of milk but you can't get 2 half gallons for a cheaper price.
Also I've seen a couple with several kids buying groceries with their coupons and having a separate transaction for their beer and smokes.
originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: Blaine91555
I think your a little too trusting or you have never actually been around the inner city culture to know how bad the abuse is?
I worked in a Welfare office in Sparks, NV.
I was an armed guard at the downtown bus station.
I was homeless in LA and in LV when I was a child.
I have the experience.
originally posted by: Blaine91555
a reply to: dawnstar
You know, my opinion is in no small part a product of things I've seen myself over the last six decades.
Once in about 1987 I think, I was recently divorced and living in a cheap apartment with a friend to save money. We had a lady and I use that term loosely, who lived next door and was always borrowing things. We find out in she has herself and 8 children living in a one bedroom apartment and when I go to get a pan back, her living room has a half dozen mattresses standing against the wall.
She stops in one day and without any preparation says, "I need one of you to get me pregnant. My youngest is getting too old and I'm going to lose my welfare and have to get a job."
We get to talking and she explains that if she has a child under a certain age, she gets full welfare for all her kids and I find out they give her nearly twice what I'm earning working 60 hours a week. She was getting a mountain of food stamps and all kinds of other benefits. I find out she is not alone, that it's a common practice because of the way the welfare system was set up in that state. We of course both told her no way, but I got an education.
The next week a pastor from a nearby church drops by and asks us if either of us is willing to marry a woman from another country so they can get their green card. I find out I'm surrounding by people scamming the system and my friend and I are the only people working, other than the couple who owned the corner store. The entire neighborhood is just sitting around drinking cheap beer and vodka for a living. The Food Stamps were just like cash in most of the local stores. They did not give a crap, as long as they got their pay.
No, it's probably not a majority, but it's enough people I'd be all for working for handouts. Working people have babies to care for but somehow manage just fine. Working people raise entire families, buy houses and help pay the taxes that support those who don't work. They don't use that as an excuse to give up.