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Thousands Line Up In Philadelphia For Food Stamps
CBS Philly ^ | September 27, 2011

Posted on 09/27/2011 1:42:08 PM PDT by Semper911

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Thousands of people in Philadelphia are waiting in long lines for aid due to losses caused by Hurricane Irene; however, there is a lot of confusion over who exactly qualifies.

At several locations throughout the city, thousands lined up to get a month’s worth of food stamps for food that was ruined by Hurricane Irene in late August.

However, confusion of who is exactly qualified for the food stamps has lead to long lines and short tempers.

Officials say the application deadline is 7 p.m. Tuesday for the Federal Emergency Management Agency program, which is administered by the state.

Officials say it could take between 24-48 hours before an application for the food stamps is screened.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: barbarians; gimmee; gimmeemo; gimmeemyfreemoney; handoutnation; leeches; moochers; moochersleeches; parasites; wheremyfreemoney; wheremyfreemoneyat
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Someone help me here. FEMA is giving out food stamps to people who lost food during Hurricane Irene? You mean like, a MONTH AGO?

WTF?

1 posted on 09/27/2011 1:42:15 PM PDT by Semper911
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To: Semper911

There was an article posted yesterday that seemed like it was saying that anyone on food stamps in CT was getting a $375 bonus in case they had any food troubles related to Irene.


2 posted on 09/27/2011 1:44:18 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Semper911

Gotta pic?
I bet there are a lotta people in line that could afford to miss a few meals...............


3 posted on 09/27/2011 1:44:39 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Semper911
Did that many people actually lose a month's worth of food in a weekend storm?

Do food stamp recipients really stockpile that much perishable food in their refrigerators/freezers?
4 posted on 09/27/2011 1:45:33 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Semper911

I watched the video.......I was right...........that woman in the pink tank top hasn’t missed a meal in DECADES..............


5 posted on 09/27/2011 1:47:34 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Semper911

“The federally run program offers short-term assistance to those who live in an area that has been declared a disaster by the president. Their household must have sustained a loss of property, income or food due to a flood or power outage.” (Real or imagined?)

Additional info here:

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/health-science/item/27208-pa-public-welfare-offices-offer-help-for-hurricane-victims

Good thing for Barky this happened in a heavily Dem-infested area! *SPIT*


6 posted on 09/27/2011 1:47:56 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Semper911

Obama Plan: stand in line waiting for food stamps until the economy turns around. :)


7 posted on 09/27/2011 1:48:28 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Red Badger
Gotta pic?
Check out the video at the source. It says it all - especially the interview with a "victim."
8 posted on 09/27/2011 1:49:19 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Semper911
It's Obama’s new LINES CREATE JOBS INITIATIVE. A line forms and somebody gets the job of handing out the food stamps. So help Obama and FORM A LINE in your neighborhood today.
9 posted on 09/27/2011 1:50:36 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

How much can they get?
Golly, that’s right about how much they lost when the freezer lost power...


10 posted on 09/27/2011 1:50:51 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: NEMDF
getting a $375 bonus in case they had any food troubles related to Irene.

Arrrgggggggg! What the hell is going on with these people who are spending OUR MONEY! I am so sick of this shit -- it has to stop. How do they sleep at night?

Why did I bother to prepare for the hurricane? Why did I buy all those bags of ice the day before? Why did I fill all my tupperware with water and put them in the freezer to keep my food frozen when the power went out?

Why do I bother doing anything for myself? I can get everything free from these f'ing bureaucrats!

11 posted on 09/27/2011 1:51:11 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: oh8eleven

I did.
They ain’t hungry........


12 posted on 09/27/2011 1:52:12 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Red Badger
Gotta pic? I bet there are a lotta people in line that could afford to miss a few meals...............

I did not see any.

Unexpected ya know...

.

13 posted on 09/27/2011 1:52:31 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Red Badger

“I watched the video.......I was right...........that woman in the pink tank top hasn’t missed a meal in DECADES..”

Anyone within half a mile of her has, though...garanteeeeeed.


14 posted on 09/27/2011 1:54:28 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: Semper911

sounds like it was a giant giveaway
Food stamp people had extra money automatically added to their checks/cards. Nonfood stamp people got it by standing in line and applying

no wonder FEMA was “out of money”


15 posted on 09/27/2011 1:54:35 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Semper911
Arrrgggggggg! What the hell is going on with these people who are spending OUR MONEY! I am so sick of this shit -- it has to stop. How do they sleep at night?

LoL- stop stress'n, I heard it all came out of "Obama's Stash" so it's cool.

16 posted on 09/27/2011 1:55:21 PM PDT by txroadkill (Ghandi would have smacked 0bama in the head)
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To: Red Badger

Maybe they should have BMI testing for qualification.


17 posted on 09/27/2011 1:55:36 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is somewhat off topic, but in the immediate aftermath of Katrina, St. Louis County (Missouri, right next to St. Louis City) expected tens of thousands of flooded-out New Orleans residents to show up in the region en masse - destitute and starving. When no refugees actually materialized, we were stuck with a whole bunch of boxed up, non-perishable food that a charity had assembled. Each box allegedly contained a month’s worth of food for a family of four.

County government (for whom I work) decided to just give the boxes away to “needy” area families. You should have seen the vehicles that queued up for the free stuff - Cadillacs, SUVs, Jags, you name it. But the joke would eventually be on them. I inventoried the contents of one of the food boxes: it held enough food to feed one person for three or four days, tops. A bag of spaghetti, some crackers, canned vegetables, a couple of cans of soup and a jar of peanut butter. That was literally it. I can only imagine how many hundreds of thousands of dollars in skimmed profit the charity organizers pocketed from this fraud: receive $10 from government or whomever to buy a box worth of food, and actually only spend $2.


18 posted on 09/27/2011 1:56:25 PM PDT by Basil Duke
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To: Semper911
WTF?

Freebies draw the morally weak, the despondent and the greedy. They are like free flour meal for mice, rats and roaches. You'll never get rid of the vermin until you put away the "spilled" freebies.

Everything should be kept in closed containers and given out only with care and love. human to fellow human. Freebies like this give-away are absent care and love. They are inhumane and breed inhumanity.

19 posted on 09/27/2011 1:57:18 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Semper911

Wonder how many of these parasites would starve to death if their food stamps were to be placed under their work boots?


20 posted on 09/27/2011 1:57:42 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Do food stamp recipients really stockpile that much perishable food in their refrigerators/freezers?

Does ANYone have a month's worth of food in their freezer? (Besides hunters, of course.)

This is a new giveaway -- It started with the free debit cards after Katrina, and now it a free month's worth of food if the power goes out for 48 hours. Insane.

21 posted on 09/27/2011 1:58:04 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Semper911

I think that those who are so freely giving away our money have convinced themselves that they are saving oppressed people, people who are victims of capitalism.

The line between “in poverty but gets ALL the government freebies” and “2 income, works hard, pays all their own bills and taxes” households is very slim as to the standard of living each can experience.

I think one of the few characteristics that separate us is self-respect. Self-respect is why you bother to do anything for yourself. Think of the alternative.

This country needs to promote more options to achieve self-respect than options to mooch off the hard-working, self-respecting taxpayers (in the name of the government).


22 posted on 09/27/2011 1:58:51 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: jessduntno

If there is a way to scam the government, they know about it.


23 posted on 09/27/2011 1:59:05 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: boomop1

That’s what “community organizin’” is all about - gettin’ stuff for the people, whether they know they need it or not.


24 posted on 09/27/2011 2:02:12 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: txroadkill
LoL- stop stress'n, I heard it all came out of "Obama's Stash" so it's cool.

Yeah I'm stressing alright. I just can't stand this crap. It is NOT the American way.

25 posted on 09/27/2011 2:03:32 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Semper911

Other than milk and bread, some fresh produce, we probably have a month’s worth of food in our freezer and cabinets. Not through intentional stocking up as much as that we tend to buy (especially freezer items) when on sale. I roasted a chicken on Sunday, had been in the freezer for a few weeks. It was $4.58. We got 3 generous meals for 2 from it, with some leftover still.


26 posted on 09/27/2011 2:05:24 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: bvw
They are like free flour meal for mice, rats and roaches. You'll never get rid of the vermin until you put away the "spilled" freebies.

Oh dude, that is such a good analogy. It is exactly the same thing.

27 posted on 09/27/2011 2:06:01 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: NEMDF

I think I’m gonna puke...

No wonder FEMA is running out of budgeted funds...

When do the Gubmint debit cards get issued to buy flat screen TV’s and beer?


28 posted on 09/27/2011 2:06:49 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Semper911

Licking food stamps is a known cause of the “sikkel cells”.


29 posted on 09/27/2011 2:07:12 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: NEMDF
those who are so freely giving away our money have convinced themselves that they are saving oppressed people

I get your point, but they are just trying to buy votes. But does anyone think these people would wait in a long line to cast a vote?

30 posted on 09/27/2011 2:08:23 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Howie66

OK took me a minute.
First none of wear work boots. It’s urban footwear.

With all the clean up work needed, it would make sense to get these people on clean up detail, then pay them at the end of the day with the food stamps. Make them work for it. Might take a few pounds off in the process.


31 posted on 09/27/2011 2:09:47 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Semper911

We “lost” a whole refrigerator full of food to the storm by giving it away to those who had power. Now, we’re not well off people, but no one sent notice to us that we could get a voucher for it, nor will we seek one.


32 posted on 09/27/2011 2:22:49 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Semper911

Well it is Philadelphia, it’s like Sierra Leone with a professional baseball team. Wall the city off and send in Kurt Russell to clean the place up.


33 posted on 09/27/2011 2:24:38 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: Amberdawn
but no one sent notice to us that we could get a voucher for it, nor will we seek one.

Seriously, same here. My power was out for two days and I tossed out the (not-so) frozen vegetables, and a few other things, but adding ice to the freezer before the storm saved the frozen meats.

34 posted on 09/27/2011 2:35:53 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: pburgh01
it’s like Sierra Leone with a professional baseball team.

You win. Good one.

35 posted on 09/27/2011 2:37:03 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
What blows my mind is how these natural disasters seem to always affect minorities the most... [/sarcasm] Seriously - it was obvious that the reporter had to make an effort to seek out non-minorities, and still interviewed a woman with a Spanish accent.

I'm surprised Obama didn't schedule one of his black-bus campaign stops to coincide with the handing out of more taxpayer loot.

36 posted on 09/27/2011 2:47:51 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: oh8eleven

Maybe they should have BMW testing for qualification........


37 posted on 09/27/2011 2:48:41 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: TheBattman
This outfit would have gone over especially well with a lot of that crowd:

Or maybe this would be more appropriate:

38 posted on 09/27/2011 2:51:37 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Semper911

Hey! This ain’t fair. Just $375. Ole Jefferson lost way more than that in his freezer when the power went out. T’aint fair I say.


39 posted on 09/27/2011 2:52:46 PM PDT by boothead
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To: Texas resident
With all the clean up work needed, it would make sense to get these people on clean up detail, then pay them at the end of the day with the food stamps. Make them work for it. Might take a few pounds off in the process.

What a radical idea!!!! Making folks actually WORK to EARN what they are getting... Oh mY! That just won't do.

40 posted on 09/27/2011 2:53:49 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Semper911

What is ist with these idiot reporters? Is there anyplace where food stamps are actually handed out still? Don’t these people just get debit type cards? Or am I the idiot?


41 posted on 09/27/2011 2:57:06 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Another Maryland girl for Palin in 2012)
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To: Semper911
If “The Won” gets another four years, it will be the American way...

There are more people receiving ‘govment funds now than at any other time in the history of the U.S.

There are way more of them (receiving government aid — approx 1/3 of population) then me (working & paying taxes).

42 posted on 09/27/2011 3:04:41 PM PDT by mneville (Recovery Program - Higher Taxes!)
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To: mneville
If “The Won” gets another four years, it will be the American way...

God help us.

If that happens, the new blockbuster movie of 2012 will be, "Dude, Where's my Country?"

43 posted on 09/27/2011 3:16:20 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Semper911

Didn’t really think Hawaiian Punch and Pork Rinds would spoil but what do I know. Another taxpayer funded giveaway...


44 posted on 09/27/2011 3:26:21 PM PDT by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: TheBattman

No kidding! We’ve had CAT 5 Tornadoes come through our area - I don’t remember any citizen EVER being offered anything! It was assumed we were all hard working citizens who had homeowners insurance, etc.

Granted, I PREFER Government NOT be in my life in any way, shape or form, but it’s still annoying that those we’re already supporting are always ‘Johnny on the Spot’ for even MORE freebies. *Rolleyes*


45 posted on 09/27/2011 3:28:54 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Semper911

We tried that as well, but the ice melted on us after 2+ days. It makes one wonder what these city people will do if and when a REAL disaster strikes.


46 posted on 09/27/2011 3:29:17 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Semper911

Our “kind-hearted” welfare policies in a culture of amorality and immorality are in truth turning humans into animals.

See for example this report today from Philly: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20110927_Chased_home__Mob_attacks_man_in_his_house.html?cmpid=124488459


47 posted on 09/27/2011 3:30:38 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Semper911

I bought a bunch of ice on the expectation that I would lose power, but I never did. Shouldn’t I be reimbursed by FEMA for that ice?


48 posted on 09/27/2011 3:31:51 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Amberdawn
We tried that as well, but the ice melted on us after 2+ days. It makes one wonder what these city people will do if and when a REAL disaster strikes.

They will wander out to the burbs in search of the stuff that you stored up in preparation for such an event.

49 posted on 09/27/2011 3:34:48 PM PDT by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: JrsyJack

They can try, but between the guns we have and the 14 acres with a stream behind the house to hide things, I think they’ll go away dead or hungry.


50 posted on 09/27/2011 3:48:27 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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