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fitness and food stamps *Mommy for life* 68 kids; Franklin, Ohio 10536 posts
10th Aug '13

What do you all think?
Does someones level of fitness have any roll in whether or not they should be/ are approved for food stamps?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/09/markwayne-mullin-food-stamps_n_3731770.html

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
10th Aug '13
Quoting *Mommy for life*:" What do you all think? Does someones level of fitness have any roll in whether or not they should be/ ... [snip!] ... should be/ are approved for food stamps? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/09/markwayne-mullin-food-stamps_n_3731770.html"


That seems horribly stupid. What does a persons level of fitness have to do with anything? Really, it seems insulting. As if all poor people are expected to be fat and lazy. How dare they take care of themselves!



Hell, isn't this the whole reason people want to restrict what others can buy with food stamps? So they take care of themselves and buy good food? But then, when they DO and are fit, we decide it's fraud?



I really don't get why a persons fitness has anything to do with their ability to get food stamps.

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
10th Aug '13

What the hell is this guy even talking about? It's fraud because these people aren't fat?

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
10th Aug '13
Quoting *Mayhem*:" What the hell is this guy even talking about? It's fraud because these people aren't fat?"


Don't you know that all poor people need to be fat, lazy, unattractive people? If they aren't, they MUST not really be poor.

Mason & Carmen's Mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Michigan 3724 posts
10th Aug '13

um no. why can't they be fit and on food stamps?

Momlette of 3 Due December 25 (girl); 3 kids; Ohio 25513 posts
10th Aug '13

That seems kind of wack lol Out here the Y has programs that you can get discounted family memberships if you receive foodstamps lol A few years back I paid 20 something a month for me SO and two kids to belong to the Y.

Nicola. 2 kids; Huntsville, AL, United States 8141 posts
status 10th Aug '13

I am not sure what in the world he was talking about. Unless he was saying that they had a gym membership and still using a FS card? Either way, ridiculous. This man was elected?



And calling it "that card" bothers me. As if they are inferior to him for using it. I understand there is A LOT of fraud in the FS system. But someone being fit doesn't scream fraud to me. lol

Redneck Mamma North Carolina 8746 posts
10th Aug '13
Quoting Momlette~20 weeks:" That seems kind of wack lol Out here the Y has programs that you can get discounted family memberships ... [snip!] ... if you receive foodstamps lol A few years back I paid 20 something a month for me SO and two kids to belong to the Y."


I wish I could join the Y but its so far to drive just to work out... I do exercise at home.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 22092 posts
status 10th Aug '13

Maybe he's implying that if two people can put that much time and energy into staying that fit (and from his description they probably spend 2 hrs a day in the gym and are active when at home), they should be able to put more effort in to helping themselves thrive financially verse needing government assistance. That's the way I took it. With that said, who knows if they just got fired or something and are only using it for a short time till they get back on their feet. Maybe they owned a gym and it went bankrupt.

Redneck Mamma North Carolina 8746 posts
10th Aug '13

Sad thing is some moron or group of morons is going to believe what he said. Because no one can have their own gym equipment that they bought BEFORE they got on foodstamps. Where I live the county has a free gym because so many people can't afford to join one. I want to join it if I ever get back to work maybe get my stepmom to watch DS and go while DD is in school.

ღ Diana ღ Michigan 15726 posts
10th Aug '13

So he thinks that FS recipients are suppose to be fat and/or lazy? What a moron. He should be kind of happy to see that I mean at least they would be buying healthy stuff in order to maintain their fit bodies. They could also have a home gym that they purchased prior to needing assistance.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
10th Aug '13

That guy is stupid.



It doesn't cost money to get in shape. What... I just.. I don't understand that guys level of dumb.



I think he just guaranteed that he won't get another term.

Mann Makin' Mama[BBM] 18 kids; Dalton, Georgia 11563 posts
10th Aug '13

I'm 113lbs, but by no means am I fit.

♛Queen Boo♛ 2 kids; United Kingdom 2528 posts
10th Aug '13

Oh wow! I actually cringed for him, what a complete idiot! Another case of pure ignorance!

Samefa Delano, Minnesota 401 posts
10th Aug '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" Maybe he's implying that if two people can put that much time and energy into staying that fit (and from ... [snip!] ... and are only using it for a short time till they get back on their feet. Maybe they owned a gym and it went bankrupt. "


rarely are people on food stamps just getting "on their feet" here it's right of passage....