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SNAP Judgments: College Graduates Dependent On Food Stamps Are On the Rise
Texas Observer ^ | 12 February 2013 | Sarah Angle

Posted on 02/16/2013 11:16:40 AM PST by Lorianne

Edited on 02/16/2013 11:34:57 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Two thousand dollars a month. Thatís the income cap to qualify for food stamps in Texas. Two thousand dollars a month for a family of three.

My parents were teachers, no big paychecks or buyouts, but they were smart with their money and paid for everything with cash. I donít think they started using credit cards until I was an adult. They instilled their zero-debt policy in me as well, and the Discover card my mother put in my name when I graduated from high school still gets paid off every month.


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1 posted on 02/16/2013 11:16:44 AM PST by Lorianne
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2 posted on 02/16/2013 11:26:14 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Lorianne

My girlfriend who was a college graduate,used to take me to the food bank whether I wanted to go or not.....just to get free food.Also tried applying for food stamps when she was taking courses,the sad thing is she really believed she needed a more nutritious diet.


3 posted on 02/16/2013 11:26:58 AM PST by Del Rapier
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I once bought two bicycles for $800 from a fancy bike shop. I got the helmets too, at $30 each. That’s nearly $1,000 of sports gear collecting dust in the garage of our three-bedroom ranch-style house near Fort Worth. I have a master’s degree in journalism. My husband was working on his MBA at the University of Texas at Arlington before he lost his job and before we ran out of money

It is almost like this is satire of some ghoulish sort. If this is true, then little Miss Sarah and her effing leech husband need to recognize. Recognize they are leeching off people no more solvent than themselves who didn't pay Eight Hundred Dollars for a frigging bike or A THOUSAND DOLLARs for disused 'sports gear'.....YES! She needs to be ashamed of what she's doing - DAMNED ASHAMED! Miss Sarah, even though you don't recognize, there are still some people in this country that would rather die than do what you've been doing....eat canned dog food and sacked potatos. Use actual flour, 10lb bags of rice, powdered milk, eggs, bulk everything rather than to have the time you apparently have to use your 'journalist' education to moan about the 'stigma' having to go out in public and use that SNAP card. You deserve to be humiliated, both you and your effing lazy husband.

4 posted on 02/16/2013 11:29:05 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Travis McGee

Word!......keep your weapons loaded and magazines full. You won’t have time to let the springs get weak, I fear.


5 posted on 02/16/2013 11:30:27 AM PST by Gaffer
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The fedgov is like that family in 2007 riding a wave of false prosperity based on maxxed out credit cards and helocs on a house with negative equity.

Instead of two leased luxury SUVs and a McMansion, it’s entitlements for everybody who wants them.


6 posted on 02/16/2013 11:36:14 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Travis McGee

Why in the world would anyone buy organic cucumbers at $2.25 each? This woman should have learned to cook “from scratch,” as we did on the farm....and yes, we had time to plant, water and can the harvest of our vegetables. Perhaps this unemployed journalist should budget her time better. When there are no more EBT cards, what will her generation do?


7 posted on 02/16/2013 11:37:32 AM PST by txrefugee
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As I understand the story ... the bicycle thing was years ago ... reminiscing of how careless she once WAS.

Are you operating differently today than ten years ago?

I am.

8 posted on 02/16/2013 11:38:41 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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ten bucks says they'd be on them even without the degree...
9 posted on 02/16/2013 11:39:54 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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I was struck by her entitled attitude too.
Whey don’t they sell that fancy sports gear to pay for food, or better yet use the bikes to start up a bicycle delivery service for their neighbors

It burns me too that people who NEVER in a million years would have burned through money on friviouls stuff just because they had it are now paying for people who did.


10 posted on 02/16/2013 11:40:59 AM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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"...I have a master’s degree in journalism..."

Well, Sarah, perhaps you should have developed an actual marketable skill. Hmmmm? Your 'masters' is worthless. Try nursing, you'll never want for work.

11 posted on 02/16/2013 11:42:02 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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Yes it was in the past. But it shows that they did not carefully save money for a rainy (out of work) day.

I now plenty of people like this who spent, spent, spent and never saved a dime. Lived the high life (which is their perogative, don’t get me wrong) but who now feel entitled that that lifestyle continue.


12 posted on 02/16/2013 11:43:02 AM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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By your explanation about behaving differently over the span of a decade, you aren’t excusing her behavior, are you?

Have you considered that this behavior may well have driven and her husband to where they are now? And, it certainly does not excuse her and her husband from leeching off hard-working tax paying citizens.

Realistically, this country CANNOT survive this. It cannot survive half its people leeching off the other half. Incentive, innovation and entrepreneuralism will most assuredly diminish, and when the government realizes its real plan to take the retirement wealth of the workers and exchange it for a pittance chit on social security, it will all end ———BADLY....

All you need do is go up a few posts to see the pictures of what will happen when those EBT cards check out at the register with a big fat ERROR because there aren’t any funds.


13 posted on 02/16/2013 11:46:17 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Lorianne
It's FREE! Swipe Your EBT!
14 posted on 02/16/2013 11:48:32 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: txrefugee

Yep! Stuck out like a sore thumb, her comments on seeds and growing. WTF is so precious about her time? Sounds like she has all the time n the world.


15 posted on 02/16/2013 11:50:05 AM PST by fuente
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Yep! Stuck out like a sore thumb, her comments on seeds and growing. WTF is so precious about her time? Sounds like she has all the time n the world.


16 posted on 02/16/2013 11:50:12 AM PST by fuente
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My next entire check is up for collateral on a bet that neither her, nor her lazy effing husband ever considered delivering pizzas, babysitting or working for minimum wage to stay off WELFARE....stigma? Yeah! It ought to be cruel, nasty and overt....they should be ashamed. Pompous ill-educated assholes if you ask me.


17 posted on 02/16/2013 11:54:19 AM PST by Gaffer
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Maybe I am old and foolish, and cling to a faith that the modern world has determined is irrelevant, but every day I thank God for all the blessings he has given me.

I’m am not well to do, but I am not wanting.
If tomorrow I cannot afford to buy a small roast and can only afford a couple of potatoes, then I will be ever thankful for those potatoes ... and if someone with a greater need than I needs a potato, they will get one.

God has never let me down.


18 posted on 02/16/2013 11:55:48 AM PST by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: Travis McGee

Illustrative graphic.

When the food runs out, the crony, criminal politicians in Washington DC and other big lib cities will be spending all their resources and manpower trying to protect their own worthless hides from their useful idiot voters. The question they’ve never thought through is this: Will that manpower obey orders from a bunch of greedy slimeballs or head home to protect their own families?

It won’t be patriots chasing them from buildings and stealing their stuff.


19 posted on 02/16/2013 12:01:39 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Lorianne

It is strange that the more students that graduate, the less they know about life, science, art, biology, history, physics, the economy,,,etc..........

They believe the CRAP they are taught and consequently all they end up with is a head full of the same. They just don’t know how to survive in the real world, nor do they have the humility to take a job just to survive.

They mostly feel that they are owed a higher standard of living but reality is not in their vocabulary.


20 posted on 02/16/2013 12:05:17 PM PST by jongaltsr
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