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user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
14th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" People on drugs usually sell their food stamps for cash. So they're still getting money to spend on drugs."</blockquote>




Or they use their money for drugs, and the only food their kids get is from food stamps. So people need to fix social services.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" Wow... that's just sad. Kudos at least to your Sister, she's doing what she needs to and busting her ass trying to find a job."

yeah i'm very proud of her. She's really turning her life around.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
14th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Madi's*Mama:</b>" yeah i'm very proud of her. She's really turning her life around. "</blockquote>




Next step - losing that friend.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Madi's*Mama:</b>" yeah i'm very proud of her. She's really turning her life around. "</blockquote> Next step - losing that friend."

I have to agree. Bottom feeders tend to drag others down with them.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Madi's*Mama:</b>" yeah i'm very proud of her. She's really turning her life around. "</blockquote> Next step - losing that friend."

Yeah no kidding. She's slowly coming around and not talking to her 'party' friends as much.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67238 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" People on drugs usually sell their food stamps ... [snip!] ... Or they use their money for drugs, and the only food their kids get is from food stamps. So people need to fix social services."


Not from my experience. My mom got FS for my sister and I, and sold them for cash (to get heroin). So when it came down to us having no food... she stole it from the store. Ended up getting arrested for theft. I just know of way too many people who abuse their FS. It's very, very easy to sell them. The cashiers don't check the person's ID to match up to their EBT card. The only thing that person needs to know is the PIN number.




Either way, kids aren't being fed. If parents on drugs are getting $500 in FS... they sell half and barely have $200 for a month's worth of food. If they cut down the FS, they still only have about $200 a month for food. That's IF the parent decides to actually parent and not sell the remaining FS for cash.



IMO, drug testing would be best. If the parent fails the test, no FS. Therefore CPS would become involved because the children may become malnourished. OR, they can step up and put their child before their needs... and stop the drugs in order to buy food for their kids.

Wildflower 🌈 1 child; Oregon 7067 posts
14th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Wildflower

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10437 posts
14th Mar '13

A single person on welfare here only gets $595/month and we don't get FS... I don't even know how these people afford the drugs they do.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67238 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting S+K=R [37 WEEKS!]:" A single person on welfare here only gets $595/month and we don't get FS... I don't even know how these people afford the drugs they do. "

:shock: That's more than here. They usually don't care about single people. The only people that usually qualify are children, elderly, and pregnant people. By children, I mean their parents get the benefits because they have children.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
14th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" Not from my experience. My mom got FS for my sister and I, and sold them for cash (to get heroin). So ... [snip!] ... OR, they can step up and put their child before their needs... and stop the drugs in order to buy food for their kids."</blockquote>




The kids are innocent though, so the govt is responsible for helping them. Either increase social derives and get them out, or keep paying out the ass hoping the money is helping them.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
14th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Wildflower

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10437 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting kthx.:" :shock: That's more than here. They usually don't care about single people. The only people that usually ... [snip!] ... are children, elderly, and pregnant people. By children, I mean their parents get the benefits because they have children."


I was on welfare for one month last summer after I miscarried/quit my job and I needed some money in between. You get $350/rent and the rest is for necessities......... you can't even get a bachelor apartment on the shittiest end of town here for $350.... it's disgusting. As soon as you start having kids though, there's hundreds and hundreds of dollars added to what you get. I think my friend gets over a grand (if I remember correctly) with one kid.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
14th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting S+K=R [37 WEEKS!]:</b>" I was on welfare for one month last summer after I miscarried/quit my job and I needed some money in ... [snip!] ... and hundreds of dollars added to what you get. I think my friend gets over a grand (if I remember correctly) with one kid. "</blockquote>




Ridiculous. I've busted my ass for less than that.

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10437 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting S+K=R [37 WEEKS!]:</b>" I was on welfare for one month last ... [snip!] ... a grand (if I remember correctly) with one kid. "</blockquote> Ridiculous. I've busted my ass for less than that."


No kidding. I work PT at a min. wage job and I made less than what she was getting. Way less.

Wildflower 🌈 1 child; Oregon 7067 posts
14th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Wildflower