*Queen Bitch* (Expecting! Due December 20; TTC since Aug 2013; Georgia 1630 posts
5th Mar '13

I don't really care one way or another. People who collect food stamps have to eat too and if they choose to use their food stamps for junk food then that's their choice.

Krystal Shelton 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Tatum, TX, United States 153 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" Honestly. Why is everyone okay with WIC but not with food stamps being somewhat regulated?"


I think partial is the income limits down here when I looked into WIC it was an income limit of 4200 for a family of 5 counting the new baby. Food stamps is a way lower income qualification. So pretty much down here anybody can get WIC and fewer people qualify for foodstamps. I've paid a shitload of taxes and my husband pays a shitload of taxes, the construction company he works for offers full benefits and I can see where people get mad at the ones for never working a day in their life or paying no taxes but I dont understand why its just assumed that the people who get assistance don't pay the same taxes. We get them right now because nobody is going to higher a pregnant lady who only has 9 weeks to go and its been raining a lot so he doesn't work quite so much but now that has stopped so he will be working much more now

You and me + 4 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4113 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Mommy of boy & girl:" Smh. I can't believe you are taking up an apartment that someone else could use. You could easily live in a better place. You my friend are a big joke."


lol ok

Krystal Shelton 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Tatum, TX, United States 153 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting You and me + 3:" If you say so... Ive said it a couple times we arent married and arent living together so they wouldnt ... [snip!] ... i was below the poverty line. Hmmmmm.... seems to me your "dumbness" is showing. Its either that or youre refusing to read."


I think what's not getting through is why he doesn't give you money for food as well. Regardless of not living together, you are together and if he is supporting everything else then why is he not supplying food money?

Mommy to 3!!!! 3 kids; Lincoln, Alabama 10234 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting You and me + 3:" lol ok"



It's true. You are being selfish and taking away from someone that really needs it. You guys are living comfortably, so you guys don't need income based places

*Queen Bitch* (Expecting! Due December 20; TTC since Aug 2013; Georgia 1630 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting You and me + 3:" lmao at least i can have them"

NVM. She apologized.

Amy mommy of 4 Due June 27; 51 kids; Arlington, Washington 361 posts
5th Mar '13

Judge me i dont care but we get foodstamps and we dont buy soda and stupid process foods. We cook our meals and shop at the health food store. We buy chips and snacks for the teens. But because were low income doesnt mean i dont know how to eat healthy and we are a family of fat lazy asses. I think people put to much of a stigma on low income famlies. Just because wete in a hard spot doesnt mean we dont work as hard as thr higher income people. Its not like we get enough food stamps to buy lobster and t bone steak!

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Amy mommy of 4:" Judge me i dont care but we get foodstamps and we dont buy soda and stupid process foods. We cook our ... [snip!] ... mean we dont work as hard as thr higher income people. Its not like we get enough food stamps to buy lobster and t bone steak!"


That's good that you do... I believe that you are the exception though... not the rule. And some people do get enough for that. I've seen 3 and 4 person families getting 700-800 a month in FS. We dont even spend that much of our own money and we're a family of 4.

Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; Los Angeles, California 34986 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" That's good that you do... I believe that you are the exception though... not the rule. And some people ... [snip!] ... 3 and 4 person families getting 700-800 a month in FS. We dont even spend that much of our own money and we're a family of 4."


I've seen that too! I have no idea HOW they get that much. Even when my husband wasn't working, we got $419 for a family of 4. And we never finished it all. I usually had like $50 left at the end of the month.

*Queen Bitch* (Expecting! Due December 20; TTC since Aug 2013; Georgia 1630 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Amy mommy of 4:" Judge me i dont care but we get foodstamps and we dont buy soda and stupid process foods. We cook our ... [snip!] ... mean we dont work as hard as thr higher income people. Its not like we get enough food stamps to buy lobster and t bone steak!"

I'm not judging. :) Foodstamps are there for you if you need it. :)

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49009 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Rob's Living Dead Girl:" The one thread regarding government assistance with information that I can now somewhat comprehend...and it turns out it's in TDC. -_- f**k me."



what do u need to know i can tell u :-D

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49009 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Mama♥Breezy:" I've seen that too! I have no idea HOW they get that much. Even when my husband wasn't working, we got ... [snip!] ... working, we got $419 for a family of 4. And we never finished it all. I usually had like $50 left at the end of the month."


i get 647 for a family of 4 because my husband only brings in 800 and im not working.



I have about 100 most times left over i use for milk and apple juice because my son needs apple juice to be able to go to the bathroom and milk is the only thing keeping weight on him

Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; Los Angeles, California 34986 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:</b>" i get 647 for a family of 4 because my husband only brings in 800 and im not working. I have about ... [snip!] ... apple juice because my son needs apple juice to be able to go to the bathroom and milk is the only thing keeping weight on him"</blockquote>




That's insane. How would someone even spend that much on food per month? I know there's you, and your husband, but I doubt your son eats like an adult, and then there's an infant... I know my friend used half her foodstamps on her daughter's formula cause WIC wouldn't cover the AR. That's the only way I could see it being possible... Do you buy bulk?

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama♥Breezy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:</b>" i get 647 for a family of 4 because ... [snip!] ... her daughter's formula cause WIC wouldn't cover the AR. That's the only way I could see it being possible... Do you buy bulk?"</blockquote>



We usd to get like 883? But it was for 7 people and 300 something of it was for our nephews. For us 5 alone, the most we've ever gotten was 510.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama♥Breezy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... 883? But it was for 7 people and 300 something of it was for our nephews. For us 5 alone, the most we've ever gotten was 510."</blockquote>




That was on an income of roughly 1400 a month too...