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Originally posted by State of Mind
I'm a cashier at a well-known, large grocery store, and I ring up people with foodstamps everyday. I think we need to put even MORE of a stigma on foodstamps. SO many people abuse them, giving their cards to their kids so they can buy all their school friends candy, soda, energy drinks, etc. People swipe their EBT cards buying steak and tell me they're throwing barbecues, having parties, then they go get in their brand new 2011 car, while I bust my # to pay for a #ty older car. No it's not "okay" to be on foodstamps!!!! It is not NORMAL, nor should it be! It's a last resort, something that should only be done in serious desperate measures. Otherwise, you are stealing from people who really are getting off their asses to work, people with honor and integrity.
Personally, I believe in abolishing foodstamps altogether. The government is stealing money out of my paycheck to use for charity, when charity should be given freely.
Let the flaming begin.
Originally posted by obzerver
i think we as americans need to form up and make it less acward to get food stamps theres people i know are out there who dont take them because they cant stand they way it feels to be on them we need to open our hearts
i have them but and i dont mind but i know that there are peopl to proud to use or take them maybe we could find a less formal way to present the help so it doesnt sound like help
I know that sometimes people on food stamps get a bad rap. Sometimes deserved, sometimes not. To those who deserve it and really need, stand up and be proud. It takes putting pride aside and doing what one has to do to support their family. I'm sure once one is back on their feet they will use some of their resources to help others less fortunate.
Originally posted by hadriana
reply to post by Cuervo
My husband is getting unemployment. He does not want to apply for food stamps though. He sees unemployment as being paid as an insurance premium by his employer in part, and he's pretty upset with them.
We have friends that have not found work in 3 years- see this is the housing industry, my husband was a designer- his company of 500 is now down to 20. We expect them to close soon, but bad management, we feel, did this as much ore more than the economy- paying managers 3 times what workers made and they did nothing, and then laying off workers and keepign management! Now they have about 15 managers and 5 workers. lol Owner tried to make everyone see he had it rough too so he put one of his jags out in front of the business with a for sale sign. lol
Oh boy. But we are tough. I just get mad at people for saying stupid, mean things. Like I got a new hen. A friend who was Oh so concerned about us was like "Is it really wise to get a new pet right now?" A new WHAT? People do not even understand what real wealth is. Like, why do you have an internet connection?
I guess - referring to that crazy poverty report that came out about how the poor in america have, gasp, refrigerators, that we are supposed to get naked down to some torn cotton underwear, and go sit in the mud like pigs. THEN we'd be poor.
Originally posted by State of Mind
reply to post by Ace High
Not quite old enough for EITC.
Originally posted by bekod
reply to post by hadriana
that is a good way of doing it legally, booked marked and will do come next month, tell you how it went.