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Ꭶwan♥Nemo 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7416 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Supafly★:" DH makes $12 over the monthly income. But they go by his pay before taxes, and he has over $100 taken out of every paycheck. Needless to say all of our income goes to food and shelter. "


I HATE they go by pay before taxes. I have to pay taxes for TWO states out of my paycheck. I live in Missouri but work in Kansas and so both can take out of my check. I have 230 taken out of each paycheck and i get paid bi-weekly.

user banned California 36390 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Watagatapitusberry.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting AllHeCanEat{EBFT}:</b>" Some are, many aren't. That's the truth."</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... for the services that are available for those who need it but I don't want to live on govt assistance for the rest of my life."


When I called to cancel my son's medicaid they told me "You can still keep it as a secondary insurance since you're unmarried." :shock: I was like "Um, no thanks, I don't want to take those resources away from someone else. But thank you."

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15001 posts
status 21st Nov '12

My BIL lost close to 200 pounds after getting on food stamps so I guess it worked for him!

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Ꭶwan♥Nem
khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
21st Nov '12

I say People get too much in food stamps, but I want it cut to zero unless you are elderly or disabled. If you can make it to a food pantry or a soup kitchen, you don't need stamps.

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21156 posts
status 21st Nov '12
Quoting khigh:" I say People get too much in food stamps, but I want it cut to zero unless you are elderly or disabled. If you can make it to a food pantry or a soup kitchen, you don't need stamps."


My area doesn't have a food pantry or a soup kitchen. They have a couple of churches giving away food once a month, but it is only one grocery bag full and most of the food is not good.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
21st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Minion:</b>" My area doesn't have a food pantry or a soup kitchen. They have a couple of churches giving away food once a month, but it is only one grocery bag full and most of the food is not good."</blockquote>



You could always start one if your area really needs it. Most grocery stores will give away imperfect produce if you ask, and people always donate canned goods. Charities like Mercury One also donate to towns in need to get started.

MotherFalcon+2 2 kids; Fólkvangr, Asgard, YD, Sweden 3566 posts
21st Nov '12

What about if you buy all your healthy food for the month, but still have a lot left over? Is it wrong to still spend that extra on junk?



We got $390 a month for myself, dh, and our newborn. It was enough for us to eat healthy fresh meals every day, and we still had enough to buy me chips, donuts, bagels, granola bars, pop tarts, etc so I could have some quick snacks while breastfeeding or being nauseous in the morning.



And don't forget a nursing mother and retarded father's addiction to ice cream!

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
21st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Natural Goddess Mommy:</b>" What about if you buy all your healthy food for the month, but still have a lot left over? Is it wrong ... [snip!] ... or being nauseous in the morning. And don't forget a nursing mother and retarded father's addiction to ice cream!"</blockquote>




If you get enough to buy all that, you should ask them to cut your funds back. Every dollar you can spend on junk food is a dollar that someone else could be using for healthy food. It's supposed to be a supplement so you don't starve to death, not something to feed everyone junk food.

MysticWitchKat 2052 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting khigh:" I say People get too much in food stamps, but I want it cut to zero unless you are elderly or disabled. If you can make it to a food pantry or a soup kitchen, you don't need stamps."

:roll:

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
21st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting MysticWitchKat:</b>" :roll:"</blockquote>




Why the eye roll? Can't come up with a counter point?

MotherFalcon+2 2 kids; Fólkvangr, Asgard, YD, Sweden 3566 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting khigh:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Natural Goddess Mommy:</b>" What about if you buy all your healthy ... [snip!] ... for healthy food. It's supposed to be a supplement so you don't starve to death, not something to feed everyone junk food."

well were off now, we were able to get a job and buy our own junk food lol

MysticWitchKat 2052 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting khigh:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MysticWitchKat:</b>" :roll:"</blockquote> Why the eye roll? Can't come up with a counter point?"


What counter point is there to make? That in the 21st century you feel we should roll back social progress to the 12th?

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
21st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Natural Goddess Mommy:</b>" well were off now, we were able to get a job and buy our own junk food lol"</blockquote>




That's awesome! Getting off is a good thing.

MysticWitchKat 2052 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting khigh:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Natural Goddess Mommy:</b>" well were off now, we were able ... [snip!] ... we were able to get a job and buy our own junk food lol"</blockquote> That's awesome! Getting off is a good thing."


*giggles*