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Ohio rules that let Mercedes-driving woman collect food stamps called 'offensive'
ap via columbus dispatch ^ | Wednesday, March 18, 2009 8:21 AM | staff

Posted on 03/18/2009 6:35:08 AM PDT by staytrue

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio county is threatening to ignore new food stamp rules because officials say relatively well off people are getting benefits.

Commissioners in Warren County near Cincinnati said Tuesday they want to go back to the old eligibility standards. They were angry after learning that a woman with $80,000 in the bank, a paid-off $311,000 home and a Mercedes qualified for $500 a month in food stamps after she lost her job.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says a change made in October bases eligibility on income. Savings, stocks, cars or other assets are no longer taken into account.

Commissioner Dave Young calls the new rules "really offensive."


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: food; stamps

1 posted on 03/18/2009 6:35:08 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

Happens all the time here. Women drive up to HRS in Lexus, BMW and Navigators...............................


2 posted on 03/18/2009 6:36:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (0bama: I'm not a socialist......................(I'm a Trotskyite)...............)
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To: staytrue

Welfare is theft.


3 posted on 03/18/2009 6:36:41 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (True nobility is exempt from fear - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: staytrue

Handouts for everyone!


4 posted on 03/18/2009 6:36:41 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "In Alaska we eat therefore we hunt.")
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To: staytrue
Commissioner Dave Young calls the new rules "really offensive."

Some of the "OLD" rules were, too. An elderly lady we know lost her job and they would not give her food assistance because she had a checking account with $10 in it just to keep it open...............

5 posted on 03/18/2009 6:38:43 AM PDT by Red Badger (0bama: I'm not a socialist......................(I'm a Trotskyite)...............)
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To: staytrue
Where's the compassion for this woman?
America doesn't want the rich to starve do we?

/sarcasm
6 posted on 03/18/2009 6:40:54 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: staytrue

These people are no different than the AIG executives. They are not breaking the law. The law is what is broken. To blame and get angry at the people who are doing what the law allows is playing the Obama game. Instead, we should blame the perverse and wasteful government that allows such things to occur.


7 posted on 03/18/2009 6:41:35 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: staytrue

My mother - who receives her SSI check and drives a Ford Focus - can’t qualify for food stamps. But the lady next door who gets section 8 and drives an Escalade can.


8 posted on 03/18/2009 6:43:40 AM PDT by TiredofItalltoo (tiredofitalltoo)
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To: Red Badger

My sister in law is a pharmacist, and has one particular customer that has a Mercedes, several diamonds, etc, and yet is on Medicaid.


9 posted on 03/18/2009 6:46:07 AM PDT by Born Conservative (Bohicaville: http://bohicaville.wordpress.com/)
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To: staytrue

I worked as a food stamp/AFDC adjudicator for the state of Florida for about a year. I remember people parking their expensive cars way down the street and walking up to the food stamp office. But this is really only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the ways people come up with ways t work the system.


10 posted on 03/18/2009 6:46:30 AM PDT by TonyM (E)
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To: staytrue

...parallels to AIG outrage.


11 posted on 03/18/2009 6:50:23 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: TonyM

He who will not work will not eat.

If we took this as it is - God’s Word, our society would be a LOT better off.

Handouts to the slothful is damaging to the receiver, the taxpayer, and society in general.

Cut out all gov’t assistance altogether, put charity back where it belongs under religious institutions, and let people voluntarily give to the truly needy through these private institutions.


12 posted on 03/18/2009 6:52:26 AM PDT by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: staytrue

The first time I saw a woman use food stamps, she took her groceries out to her Mercedes where her chauffeur was waiting for her.


13 posted on 03/18/2009 6:55:57 AM PDT by mombi
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To: MrB
slothful is damaging to the receiver, the taxpayer, and society in general. Cut out all gov’t assistance altogether, put charity back where it belongs under religious institutions, and let people voluntarily give to the truly needy through these private institutions.

Ah but Bronco Bomber's policies are designed to accomplish the opposite of this

.. limit deductions for charitable contributrions
.. tax health benefits, thus making it less appealing for private enterprise to offer them

Shall I continue?

All designed to make Fedzilla the Santa Claus of the masses and increase its power.

14 posted on 03/18/2009 7:04:12 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Clinton was our first black President ... Obama is our first French President.)
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To: Born Conservative

I’ve thought about going to the HRS parking lot and video taping the people as the come and go talking on their crackberries and driving their huge SUV’s..........................


15 posted on 03/18/2009 7:04:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (0bama: I'm not a socialist......................(I'm a Trotskyite)...............)
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To: TonyM

how bout when they go thru the checkout line with their foodstamps and then whip out 100.00 bills to pay for their beer, wine and smokes. makes my blood boil......


16 posted on 03/18/2009 7:06:20 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: tx_eggman

well, yeah, he’s working to undermine everything that would be in line with God’s will,

and if you’re working against God, you’re working FOR Satan.

Easy to show that the left is, willingly or unwittingly, working for Satan with every policy.


17 posted on 03/18/2009 7:07:21 AM PDT by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: staytrue

“...Well...?”

18 posted on 03/18/2009 7:08:54 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: staytrue

Trivia Challenge

which politician claimed giving food stamp & welfare would stimulate the economy?


19 posted on 03/18/2009 7:12:10 AM PDT by boxerblues (Party like its 1773)
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To: Red Badger

It wouldn’t do any good going to the govt about it, but it sounds like a good idea for a website....


20 posted on 03/18/2009 7:16:33 AM PDT by Born Conservative (Bohicaville: http://bohicaville.wordpress.com/)
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To: boxerblues

Satan?


21 posted on 03/18/2009 7:20:21 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Born Conservative

Agreed. Like a welfare reality show.


22 posted on 03/18/2009 7:49:16 AM PDT by pappyone (New to Freep, still working a tag line.)
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To: boxerblues

Pelosi. What do I win??


23 posted on 03/18/2009 8:15:20 AM PDT by LivingNet
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To: staytrue

I don’t think these are new rules because they’ve been really offensive for years.


24 posted on 03/18/2009 8:21:54 AM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: mombi; All

Thanks for all the replies. The story speaks for itself.

I will add that 2 months ago, I was waiting in the check out line at a grocery. The woman in front bought a bunch of stuff and tried to pay with her food stamp debit card.

The clerk told her, she could not buy dog food with it. At that point, she told her child to go back and get some hamburger instead.

Just more unintended consequences. You can feed your dog hamburger, but not dry dog food.


25 posted on 03/18/2009 8:30:47 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

Any system that forcibly takes money from one person to give it to another person is going to have inequity and injustice. The problem is not implementation or policy. The problem is that the system exists at all.


26 posted on 03/18/2009 9:09:47 AM PDT by gridlock (BTW, Mods... It might be time to add "Barack" and "Obama" to spellcheck)
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To: staytrue

An interesting tidbit about items you can buy with food stamps. They actually encourage the purchase of fruit and vegetable seeds and plants for growing your own food, the problem in they do not permit the purchase of items for food storage such as canning jars and freezer bags.

Additionally purchase of a rotisserie chicken from the deli is forbidden, but all the fried chicken TV dinners you want are permitted.


27 posted on 03/18/2009 9:15:51 AM PDT by Gabz
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To: staytrue

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2208503/posts


28 posted on 03/18/2009 10:45:44 AM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: Born Conservative

Back when my son was in elementary school, I as working in the office one day when a well dressed lady came in. She was dressed to the nines, loads of gold jewelry. She wanted to apply for free lunches for her kids. I gave her the form and she foilled it out and gave it back. She and I left the building at the same time. She got into a brand new Volvo still had the sticker in the window.
New car, stylish clothes, hair and jewelry, but couldn’t feed her kids?


29 posted on 03/18/2009 10:55:23 AM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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