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Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50789 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" I don't get it, either. Much less having over $1k on FS (which I see a lot more than I wish to). Unless they're eating prime rib every night........"</blockquote>




Maybe it's rolled over?




And Mmm prime rib sounds awesome

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" I am curious about something. Are the majority of those in favor of people spending their food stamps on "whatever they wany", on food stamps? "</blockquote>




I am not on food stamps. We haven't been since 2008. Our first year on our own we were managing okay, until I got stuck on bedrest for 22 weeks and had to quit my job. After bills were paid, we couldn't afford food without help.



The majority of the national debt is in medical- not food. I'm not sure if that is why so many people are so quick to nitpick those receiving benefits. I'm assuming yes. Otherwise why does it matter, really?



http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/us_budget_pie_chart

kthx. Due January 14; Cleves, Ohio 66510 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" I don't get it, either. Much less having over $1k ... [snip!] ... they're eating prime rib every night........"</blockquote> Maybe it's rolled over? And Mmm prime rib sounds awesome"


EBT doesn't roll over here. Nor in KY. At least the last I heard.



I've never had prime rib :o

Amber n dave Due August 28; 3 kids; Wisconsin 2580 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" EBT doesn't roll over here. Nor in KY. At least the last I heard. I've never had prime rib :o"</blockquote>




ebt always rolls over.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50789 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" EBT doesn't roll over here. Nor in KY. At least the last I heard. I've never had prime rib :o"</blockquote>




I know it does here.




Dude it's GOOD.

Boobo&bugs Due September 24; 1 child; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7068 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amber n dave:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" I spoke with a family advocate for the lower ... [snip!] ... counts. I know people abuse the system but I think its unfair the way people who recieve public assistance are categorized."</blockquote>




I think these stereotypes are grossly unfair. I have a family member on assistance. She never blows money ever. She calculates everything down to the penny. She makes sure she can get a couple days past when she is expecting her next paycheck just in case it's late. I hate that she is lumped in with everyone else. And anyone else that is even remotely like her.

Nikkie Beee Due January 29; 2 kids; Victorville, California 3968 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting kthx.:" They can't technically afford to buy it, though. That's the whole point of FS. They can't afford food ... [snip!] ... and FS will eventually become like WIC because the government can no longer sustain it. And man, will that have an uproar :?"


I just don't see how I can tell someone they don't deserve a luxury item because they're unemployed, broke or whatever. Everyone has bad luck from time to time. I'm not one to tell people how to spend their money, cash aid or foodstamps.



If FS becomes like WIC, let the chips fall where they may. Hopefully it'll work out for the best.

kthx. Due January 14; Cleves, Ohio 66510 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting Amber n dave:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" I spoke with a family advocate for the lower ... [snip!] ... counts. I know people abuse the system but I think its unfair the way people who recieve public assistance are categorized."


You make every dollar count? You're a smoker. Well, were a smoker before becoming pregnant again. I don't mean to be harsh, but that's a lot of money that could be saved. And you're on FS and WIC. I'm a light smoker, and I just did the math... I spend almost $900 a year on cigarettes. So depending on how often you smoke, and how much your cigarettes are, your total could be well over $1k.




But, you don't have to worry about saving that money because you have FS and WIC. Right?

M walls 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7267 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting kthx.:" That's not always the case, though. And 9 times out of 10, those people are honest. My dad was unemployed ... [snip!] ... paying with FS. Because they bring up $40 worth of junk food, and then hand you their EBT card all proud-like. I just.... BLAH."


i just want to point out that most people don't but real food from gas stations. We buy our real food from the grocery store and just snacks if we get stuff as a gas station

kthx. Due January 14; Cleves, Ohio 66510 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" EBT doesn't roll over here. Nor in KY. At least ... [snip!] ... in KY. At least the last I heard. I've never had prime rib :o"</blockquote> I know it does here. Dude it's GOOD."


It's just so damn expensive. I can't bring myself to pay $30 for a piece of meat :lol:

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kate & tilly:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Amber n dave:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" ... [snip!] ... just in case it's late. I hate that she is lumped in with everyone else. And anyone else that is even remotely like her."</blockquote>



That sounds like my mom. She had to count pennies and go to the food bank to make sure we had food for the month growing up. But she did it.

Amber n dave Due August 28; 3 kids; Wisconsin 2580 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kate & tilly:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Amber n dave:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" ... [snip!] ... just in case it's late. I hate that she is lumped in with everyone else. And anyone else that is even remotely like her."</blockquote>




Its great to hear that not everyone thinks that people who recieve public assistance are living the good life!!!

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting Amber n dave:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" I spoke with a family advocate for the lower ... [snip!] ... counts. I know people abuse the system but I think its unfair the way people who recieve public assistance are categorized."


That is what she said she sees when she does her home visits. They all have the large TV's and toys that they pawn for the emergency $$$. I wouldn't know. I have never lived that lifestyle. I honestly don't know anyone close enough to ask them that personal of a question either.



Tell you what is true and you are proof of it; you grew up low income and you are still living low income. It is a cycle. You grew up on assitance and you still need that assistance to support you and your family. Working doesn't cut it if you want to get ahead. You have to have a drive to pull out of the rutt. That means working more than one job if needed, not having children until you have a successful career and can provide all the necessities for them, not having more than you can afford, learning to live within the boundaries of a budget ect..... Those are things that you don't know and don't have. I know the value of a dollar. My parents were wealthy. Not me. If I wanted to drive, I had to get a job and buy my car. I had car payments in high school. I paid my own insurance as well. I also paid for 90% of my college. My parents paid 10% because I started at a local university and that is what they were going to pay for. When I transfered out of state, they said it was on my dime. Just as you think people have a misconception of low income people, there is a misconception of those who aren't.



Nikkie Beee Due January 29; 2 kids; Victorville, California 3968 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting Not tellin:" They can't afford it or they wouldn't be on welfare and it isn't their money it is tax payer money that ... [snip!] ... welfare because you can afford your bills. I don't think you really have a clear understanding about economics or budgets. "


People on FS don't concern me. I'm being taxed regardless, so, it is what it is. It just doesn't bother me what people do with their FS. They're gonna buy whatever they want, so be it.

kthx. Due January 14; Cleves, Ohio 66510 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting Nikkie Beee:" I just don't see how I can tell someone they don't deserve a luxury item because they're unemployed, ... [snip!] ... cash aid or foodstamps. If FS becomes like WIC, let the chips fall where they may. Hopefully it'll work out for the best."


Because a luxury is just that -- something you buy when you can AFFORD it. Families who don't receive FS have to budget and coupon. A bag of chips is not always in their budget... but it's ALWAYS in the budget for people on FS, right? Like I said, I don't care that people are on FS. I don't want children going hungry. But feed them HEALTHY. And if you have an extra $5 in your pocket, buy them a candy bar. But use your FS accordingly.