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user banned New York 15996 posts
19th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:</b>" SSI isn't like food stamps at all. http://money.cnn.com/retirement/guide/SocialSecurity_basics.moneymag/index.htm ... [snip!] ... about SSI as the baby boomers retire. There aren't enough of the younger generation paying in. To cover the amount of retirees."</blockquote>




I was using as a comparison because there are things you can not buy with FS

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 119219 posts
19th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:</b>" SSI isn't like food stamps at all. http://money.cnn.com/retirement/guide/SocialSecurity_basics.moneymag/index.htm ... [snip!] ... about SSI as the baby boomers retire. There aren't enough of the younger generation paying in. To cover the amount of retirees."</blockquote>




I think that's why they raised the percentage people pay in now. Last year it was 4.2% now it's 6.2%.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
19th Jan '13

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Vodka Knockers 1 child; North Carolina 8063 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting TantricLemons:" Should the money you get from your car insurance company be monitored to? Or if your house burns down? ... [snip!] ... that you only use the mony on car/house related items? Its not welfare, its an insurance that peope pay on their whole lives."

From what I've been told by SSI recipients, every once in a while they'll send a letter saying they want the receipts for a particular month to make sure the money is being spent on what it should be.
I said I wasn't going to dictate what they spend their money on because it's their entitlement, they're the ones who are disabled. But I'd surely hope they'd be responsible enough not to do stupid things like gamble because you really don't get a lot of money for SSI and doing things like gambling would probably be an extremely difficult habit to support on such a small amount of money.

user banned New York 15996 posts
19th Jan '13

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Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
19th Jan '13

f**k no. I would like to see the look on the face of an 80 year old woman when someone tells her she can't spend the money that she worked for her entire life on whatever she wants lol.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
19th Jan '13
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Whitney*JAS*BMM* 2 kids; Texas City, Texas 12660 posts
19th Jan '13

My little brother gets SSI and its not alot at all, if someone was gambling it would be gone really fast. Its not enough to survive on.

Vodka Knockers 1 child; North Carolina 8063 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting Whitney*JAS*BMM*:" My little brother gets SSI and its not alot at all, if someone was gambling it would be gone really fast. Its not enough to survive on. "

Yep, that was my entire point to my post. It really isn't enough money. It may be enough to pay for rent and most of an electricity bill in my state, but if you have to pay car insurance, gas, water, groceries...You're fucked.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
19th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" just curious :D how much of our debt do you think comes from food stamps?"</blockquote>




Oh, next to none. Medical is way more costly. And stupid crap in other countries. Like teacing people in Africa how to make pottery. Etc.

user banned New York 15996 posts
19th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" just curious :D how much of our debt do ... [snip!] ... none. Medical is way more costly. And stupid crap in other countries. Like teacing people in Africa how to make pottery. Etc."</blockquote>




Holy shit. I really dont like you :-/

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" just curious :D how much of our debt do ... [snip!] ... none. Medical is way more costly. And stupid crap in other countries. Like teacing people in Africa how to make pottery. Etc."

I think the govt also isn't very good as spending/saving. I was reading back to the re-building effort in Iraq (just as a small small example) they were grossly overpaying American companies to come in and do jobs, people who had relationships with the Govt. When the going rate in the are for the jobs was WAY cheaper. We are crappy spenders/savers.

Whitney*JAS*BMM* 2 kids; Texas City, Texas 12660 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting Vodka Knockers:" Yep, that was my entire point to my post. It really isn't enough money. It may be enough to pay for rent ... [snip!] ... rent and most of an electricity bill in my state, but if you have to pay car insurance, gas, water, groceries...You're fucked."


Yes! Luckily my brother lives with my mom so he doesn't have to pay those things, however he is required to pay my mom rent since he is 18 now. But its not enough to do much at all.

Emmy's Mom 1 child; Indiana 1831 posts
19th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" just curious :D how much of our debt do ... [snip!] ... none. Medical is way more costly. And stupid crap in other countries. Like teacing people in Africa how to make pottery. Etc."</blockquote>




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Vodka Knockers 1 child; North Carolina 8063 posts
19th Jan '13
Quoting Whitney*JAS*BMM*:" Yes! Luckily my brother lives with my mom so he doesn't have to pay those things, however he is required to pay my mom rent since he is 18 now. But its not enough to do much at all. "

No, it's definitely not enough.
My friend is on SSI herself because she has MS and dwarfism (I think that's the politically correct term), and her son is on it as well for autism and a few other problems. Between the two of their SSI checks and her fiance's unemployment check (He's trying to find work), they BARELY survive. I mean, there's months where she doesn't have even $20 to spare.