Skip to comments.Food stamp use soars in Mass.
Posted on 07/23/2008 5:11:33 AM PDT by jstassis
Massachusetts, which earlier this decade had the lowest percentage of eligible residents using food stamps, now has the fastest-growing food-stamp program in the country, a dramatic turnaround that state officials attribute to soaring food prices and a simplified application process.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
"In June, the state changed its asset requirements for recipients and no longer considers bank accounts, retirement accounts, or property ownership when determining eligibility."
Conveniently, the article found somebody in a wheelchair that qualified. No hint or speculation of possible abuse of the program were mentioned.
It’s been my experience feeding cats leads to more barn rats ... apparently no different in the Bay State.
I’ve been behind these people in grocery lines before not only buying food I can’t afford, but driving off in late model cars I can’t afford either. I’m beginning to think I should apply so we can get at least a few of my tax dollars back. Does anyone know how to go about it? Or is everyone on this forum working stiffs like me who doesn’t have time to play these games?
Are they mailing food stamps out to everyone?
In an election year, food stamps are good politics for poverty pimps.
Food Stamps on Mars.
About overextending the space program?
So, you make 40K a year, but have property holdings worth $1 million, you can still qualify for food stamps? Sweet.
How about this novel idea: Rather than paying taxes through the nose and the government skimming off about 75% for administration and sending back 25% in benefits, let the people keep 100% of their taxes and use all of it for themselves so they don't need benefits. (But then, politicians couldn't use political largesse to buy votes - silly me.)
they spent millions advertising on hundreds of radio stations
and handing out instructions in 34 languages
and check out the tv ad IN SPANISH
sorry this is the link to the tv ad in spanish
the other link is to the list of all tv ads
There were ads on the radio about “nutritional assistance” programs and how to apply for them here in Ill annoy awile back, re%$&@*#*diculous!
Not to mention an influx of immigrants, legal and otherwise.
You got people bailing outta the state. MA’s fixing to lose a House seat or two after the next census. MA needs warm bodies. This is a way to get them.
Do you live in any of these states? See if you qualify. It sucks to be a responsible, productive citizen, doesn’t it? ;)
Golly. What language do you suppose...
Well....cigarettes are now over $6....so they need more free $$$$$ for food.
And this time, no Soc Sec # needed. In Dukakis’ day, applications required an SS number. When illegals applied, the standing order from the Governor was to write in a SS number anyhow.. jst make one up. It was liek that for quite a while until someone at the Boston Herald found out and it hit the papers. Of course, no one went to jail for that felony.
I live in Wisconsin. I lost my job in January. Household monthly income for 3 is just under $3000.00 gross. We have no health insurance. I tried but am not entitled to any freebies. The woman from the state told me I should have my husband cut his hours by 4 per week. That would make us eligible for food stamps, insurance, heat assistance etc.
Great, not only do they tell you when you are not eligible, they also tell you how to become eligible. Idiots!
I know. We’ve had a rough past two years, too, with starting up a new business. We’re not starving, but I’ve often wondered if we would qualify for anything...
We are a capitalist nation controlled and regulated by a socialist government!
It seems that the MA Food Stamp website is proudly proclaiming this headline.
How’s that for a web address!
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