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Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 118910 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting Chroma Hex [+1]:" This might be an unpopular opinion, but this is something I see a lot of problems with in my family. ... [snip!] ... I'd share. If you're on Food Stamps, but still paying for cable or internet, IMO you really don't need to be on Food Stamps."


Internet I can understand, its extremely hard to go to the library with children to do school work. And cable tv meh, maybe thats the only luxury they have. Just because a very little amount of what I pay in taxes goes to social programs doesnt mean I have the right to determine how people spend their money during their use of social programs.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting Chroma Hex [+1]:" This might be an unpopular opinion, but this is something I see a lot of problems with in my family. ... [snip!] ... I'd share. If you're on Food Stamps, but still paying for cable or internet, IMO you really don't need to be on Food Stamps."


Internet is a MUST for some people in terms of jobs and schooling. I could not go without the internet. I need to use it for scheduling and schoolwork. Cable, I agree with.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49100 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting Rhiannon Deason:" Do you know how much daycare costs? DH is a medical student, so he can't work since he is in school ... [snip!] ... the food stamps, especially since it covers DS's reflux formula, and I can't use WIC since they don't contract our brand. "


U do know with a form filled out from the dr they will cover it and if they give u a hard time the dr can call them and they will cover it.

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" Internet is a MUST for some people in terms of jobs and schooling. I could not go without the internet. I need to use it for scheduling and schoolwork. Cable, I agree with."


I understand needing it for schooling, but if the doesn't have children that are in school and aren't going to school themselves, then it's just a luxury IMO.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49100 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting Chroma Hex [+1]:" I understand needing it for schooling, but if the doesn't have children that are in school and aren't going to school themselves, then it's just a luxury IMO."


here the cable is in ur rent u dont have a choice.

Laventure_Adventure 2 kids; Pennsylvania 675 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting Chroma Hex [+1]:" This might be an unpopular opinion, but this is something I see a lot of problems with in my family. ... [snip!] ... I'd share. If you're on Food Stamps, but still paying for cable or internet, IMO you really don't need to be on Food Stamps."


I honestly see that too....get this my in-laws get food stamps and yet go out to Burger king or Mcdonald's almost every night for lunch/dinner and spend cash. It pisses me off like no other. BUT get this crap, apparently McDonald's and other places take food stamps. I am baffled at that to be honest, I know it's food but REALLY?!...go to the grocery store and buy yourself some food dammit. :x

Buffy♥ 2 kids; Japan 3741 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting Mommy_2_peas:" I honestly see that too....get this my in-laws get food stamps and yet go out to Burger king or Mcdonald's ... [snip!] ... am baffled at that to be honest, I know it's food but REALLY?!...go to the grocery store and buy yourself some food dammit. :x"


Sometimes it's easier and cheaper to get stuff off the dollar menu. Who cares what they spend it on.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 118910 posts
4th Oct '12

I think people should research how much of their tax dollars really go to government assistance. Now, tell me that you honestly have a right to judge someone on how they spend their assistance or other money.

Buffy♥ 2 kids; Japan 3741 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:" I think people should research how much of their tax dollars really go to government assistance. Now, ... [snip!] ... assistance. Now, tell me that you honestly have a right to judge someone on how they spend their assistance or other money."


THIS. Only a tiny bit goes towards food stamps. They can buy a damn cheeseburger if they want to. Poor people deserve treats, too.

Laventure_Adventure 2 kids; Pennsylvania 675 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting Buffy♥:" Sometimes it's easier and cheaper to get stuff off the dollar menu. Who cares what they spend it on. "


I should've stated it in the post but they spend cash on the food and complain they don't have money for diapers or wipes.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49100 posts
4th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mommy_2_peas:</b>" I should've stated it in the post but they spend cash on the food and complain they don't have money for diapers or wipes."</blockquote>




Really if i had to choose my kids come first.

Laventure_Adventure 2 kids; Pennsylvania 675 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mommy_2_peas:</b>" I should've stated it in the post but they ... [snip!] ... and complain they don't have money for diapers or wipes."</blockquote> Really if i had to choose my kids come first."

Honestly, me too. I can understand the need for a nice outfit to go to an interview or what-have-you, but if I had to choose between a new sweater or my kids necessities I'd get the kid's stuff and then go to a consignment shop, that's just me.

Belle De Jour 2 kids; Kentucky 18326 posts
status 4th Oct '12
Quoting Chroma Hex [+1]:" I understand needing it for schooling, but if the doesn't have children that are in school and aren't going to school themselves, then it's just a luxury IMO."


I only need the internet. The stupid cable company made it to where it was cheaper to have both than just one so I didn't really have a choice. The only time my tv is even on is when the kids are watching movies. I don't need tv lol.

XavierRose Due January 14; 2 kids; Gilbert, Arizona 1716 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:" U do know with a form filled out from the dr they will cover it and if they give u a hard time the dr can call them and they will cover it. "


I called and asked them, they said since there is a similac comparable, they won't cover enfamil. I won't use similac, since it contains more sugar than any other brand of formula. All milk based they cover must be similac. Soy is enfamil though, it's retarded.

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
4th Oct '12

This is ALSO something I've thought about, but I don't know if ANY of this is true. Pure speculation, feel free to correct me with facts!



The way I see it, welfare doesn't put THAT big of a strain on the government. Considering how much money people spend on bills and debt, at least assistance money goes DIRECTLY back into the market.



Some gets Food Stamps.



They spend the money within the month.



The money goes directly back to the companies.



The money goes into production efforts.



This pays for jobs to get the food made/processed/shipped.



Where-as the stimulus package Obama signed for...even though they said "Don't spend it on bills and debt!" I guarantee that's what most people I know did...just another thought. Welfare cases aren't what's destroying this country. Debt is.