Skip to comments.Amazing Fox News Report on California Beach Bum Living It Up on Food Stamps
Posted on 08/09/2013 3:29:21 PM PDT by kristinn
Fox News just aired a preview of an hour long special tonight on the growth of food stamp usage under Obama.
The preview was reported by John Roberts who filmed and interviewed a 29-year-old California beach bum in La Jolla who gets $200 per month in food stamp benefits with no work requirement.
Just watched this and to say I am outraged is an understatement! Welcome to the New America.
I’ve been to La Jolla, that should buy a small pizza and diet coke.
$200 in La Jolla will probably get you a couple of tofuburgers with or without sprouts and some Starbucks coffee (soy milk optional).
Is La Jolla even a US citizen?
Obama Administration Already Tossed the Food Stamp Work Requirement
The Obama Administration sure is getting defensive about its recent action to waive all work requirements in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash welfare program. But this isnt the first time or the first program in which Obama Administration policy has undermined work requirements.
The welfare reform of 1996 requires that after three months on food stamps, recipients be engaged in some kind of work activity for at least 20 hours a week. Tucked away in the mammoth 2009 so-called stimulus spending bill was the suspension of this requirement for able-bodied adults with no children. The suspension expired on September 30, 2010. His next two budgets then requested that the suspension be extended each year. However, he did not wait for Congress to act on these requests; instead his Department of Agriculture issued waivers to 44 states and the District of Columbia freeing them from implementing the food stamp work requirement.
"Maybe I'll go to the movies......by myself."
Sorry, but no one in SoCal is ‘living it up’ on $200 a month. No one.
Thanks for posting that. As you saw, Roberts included Obama waiving the work rules. Surfer dude applies once a year, no follow-up. He let Fox film in in his native habitat: Nice wheels, drinking beer, smoking cigarettes, buying gourmet food and lobster. This will be sure to get people fired up.
I saw it.
What a sleazeball.
Watch the report tonight on Fox and you’ll learn otherwise.
Nobody is suggesting that it is, just that this is a totally unmerited 200 bucks given by you and me to him.
Well he was buying lobster.
I betcha he's "registered" 15 or 20 times.
I actually don't give a shit whether somebody is "living it up" on Welfare, food stamps, etc.
What I DO GIVE A SHIT ABOUT is the FACT that my earnings get confiscated to hand out to assholes who do NOTHING to earn it, nor do they contribute ANYTHING to society.
The inner-cities are FULL of these parasitic tribes, and America just sits by and lets them live off them endlessly.
Everyone, please calm down about this situation! You are missing the whole context to this story. Mitt Romney has a home in La Jolla. This man’s entitlements are completely justifiable. /Sarcasm off
And the guy isn’t even worried that millions will see this. I am so mad. And “EBT lobster”??? Really???
The $200 is EBT free money so he can buy “EBT lobster” - his description.
How is he doing this with $200 a month?
I'm so tired of them confiscating my pay and doling it out to these users.
I’m from the town next door, Pacific Beach.
I’ll wager the bum is successfully pan handling.
No surprise, I see people all the time buying junk food, Perrier water, crab legs, big steaks etc. pay for the food with EBT and then pay cash for booze and cigarettes.
I don’t mind food stamps for people who really need them and the working poor with children should get priority. Even then there should be some firm restrictions.
Hell even the disabled can do many modern jobs from home on computer. (Course we need a working economy first)
Why do I have the idea that you missed the point of the story?
How the heck does he get that? I have paid my taxes since age 16. I am unemployed (not by choice), no safety-net benefits, and I eat a 17 cent pack of noodles a day. I am two decades too young for Social Security and too old (also not being bilingual anymore, “not a native Spanish speaker and “unqualified” (due to raising my own kids, married for more than two decades but now divorced and all my volunteering during that time accounts for Nothing, along with my degrees). I thought that the safety nets we pay taxes for were just that, for Citizens in need for a small amount of time. If I crossed over the border or were a “gay” refugee, the Politicians would open the wallets of the taxpayers.
Probably. I used to go there a lot on business, I prefer my little town in the mountains of NM.
I had no idea John Roberts had moved to FOX.
Can't believe he's reporting on stuff like this now. Good for him.
It’s my “home,” but I’m very happy in my little Mississippi town.
My “ancestral” home is a tiny place on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Mom lives on the water in an old farmhouse.
I had another brush with an EBT user today. I was in line behind her at the Dollar General, as she piled junk food on the counter. She even asked the clerk if Monster Energy Drinks were “covered” by food stamps.
When the clerk gave her the total (upwards of $55), she handed her the card and attempted to put in the PIN number. She kept getting an error message. Then she dialed someone on her iPhone; eventually the card went through.
Some guy came in to meet her and she said she had tried to call so-and-so to see if she remembered the PIN. It apparently WASN’T EVEN HER CARD!!
Then the two of them got into a car with out-of-state plates and drove off.
It stinks. What bothers me more is my grand childrens lives being mortgaged so international bankers can borrow our wealth at the Fed window for an effective 0% to gamble in the derivatives casino and get rent from the entire world. Surfer boy needs a spanking. The bankers need The Committee of Public Safety.
Wanna bet this POS votes democrat?
“Why do I have the idea that you missed the point of the story?”
I’m sure a lot of other people did, too. I grew up in LA before moving to Sacramento and know that $200 is not a lot of money down there. The thought that someone was ‘living it up’ on that money is so absurdly false that I couldn’t even see the rest of the story.
La Jolla has cheap eating places also, for instance Jack in the Box, McDonalds, Subway.
I doubt this worthless moron ever voted for anyone in his life. Just a another parasite living off the system. In the minds of these slugs, money just exists for them to take.
"And the meek shall inherit the earth."
He was buying sushi and lobster. Showed him at the grocery store. And he has no job, is 29 and doesn’t want a job. He wants to surf. Lives with friends and family members. The point is we taxpayers are giving him $200 a month to buy lobster. Are you okay with that???
If you had such a difficult time understanding the point of this story, may I recommend a journalism course in a nearby community college. It could do wonders to help you understand the larger message being carried in a news story, and it could even help you get unstuck when something rather meaningless grabs your attention.
But until then, I'll let you in on the larger point of the story: YOU (assuming you're a taxpayer) ARE PAYING FOR THIS GUY TO GOOF OFF DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY. And since this story was a tease for a special later on tonight on FOX News, you're likely to learn that you're probably paying for millions more like him who would rather not sit in front of the camera to show the world what freeloaders they are.
Such a pity to get so hung up on such a small detail. I believe that's known as straining at the gnat and swallowing the camel. LOL!!
What p*sses me off is watching someone pay for her groceries with a bridge card (food stamps), then and get into a brand new Ford Focus and drive away.
We paid the family of the Boston bombers over $150,000 in various entitlements and social services.
I was in a Kroger this afternoon and the person in front of me in line read a text message that they had just received to the friend that was accompanying them. Aloud, they stated that: “Kimmie has $260 in food stamps she wants $130 for, you want ‘em?”. To which the other person replied in the affirmative. I was so pissed that I couldn’t see straight, exacerbated by the fact that these maggots purchased the entire basket of junk foods on ....... another EBT card.
And health care costs rise another notch. I wonder whether EBT cards can be programmed to pay only for healthy food. Screaming and shouting will ensue along with cries of Raciss, but so what? Health depends to a great extent on eating healthy food.
As has been discussed in many threads, it's not the recipients who stand in the way of that, it's the huge food conglomerates, distributors and retailers (and their lobbyists and politicians in their home districts) who stand in the way of that.
Thanks, steve86. I’m not here all the time, but what you say about BigFood and their lobbyists and wholly owned politicians makes absolute sense.
What a disgrace. I’d wager that they’re in cahoots with BigPharma, which will benefit greatly from a weak and sick population.
Eat organic. Take no meds. I try to live that way.
I am too. But I'm more angry at the government bureaucrats and the street activists who're pushing SNAP and EBT, especially onto people who don't want them in order to "break their pride".
Absolutely stunning. I was fuming after that piece!
I'd like to know how La Jolla Jason affords that brand-new shiny black truck he drives, if he doesn't have a job. Are the taxpayers funding that too??
And multiply that $200 a month "free money" (as La Jolla Jason calls it) for this one able-bodied sleazeball ingrate by several million "food stamp" (EBT/SNAP) recipients...!