Skip to comments.Thousands Line Up In Philadelphia For Food Stamps
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 months 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.
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.
I bet there are a lotta people in line that could afford to miss a few meals...............
I watched the video.......I was right...........that woman in the pink tank top hasn’t missed a meal in DECADES..............
“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?)
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Good thing for Barky this happened in a heavily Dem-infested area! *SPIT*
Obama Plan: stand in line waiting for food stamps until the economy turns around. :)
How much can they get?
Golly, that’s right about how much they lost when the freezer lost power...
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!
They ain’t hungry........
I did not see any.
Unexpected ya know...
“I watched the video.......I was right...........that woman in the pink tank top hasnt missed a meal in DECADES..”
Anyone within half a mile of her has, though...garanteeeeeed.
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”
LoL- stop stress'n, I heard it all came out of "Obama's Stash" so it's cool.
Maybe they should have BMI testing for qualification.
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.
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.
Wonder how many of these parasites would starve to death if their food stamps were to be placed under their work boots?
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.
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).
If there is a way to scam the government, they know about it.
That’s what “community organizin’” is all about - gettin’ stuff for the people, whether they know they need it or not.
Yeah I'm stressing alright. I just can't stand this crap. It is NOT the American way.
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.
Oh dude, that is such a good analogy. It is exactly the same thing.
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?
Licking food stamps is a known cause of the “sikkel cells”.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
You win. Good one.
I'm surprised Obama didn't schedule one of his black-bus campaign stops to coincide with the handing out of more taxpayer loot.
Maybe they should have BMW testing for qualification........
Or maybe this would be more appropriate:
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.
What a radical idea!!!! Making folks actually WORK to EARN what they are getting... Oh mY! That just won't do.
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?
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).
God help us.
If that happens, the new blockbuster movie of 2012 will be, "Dude, Where's my Country?"
Didn’t really think Hawaiian Punch and Pork Rinds would spoil but what do I know. Another taxpayer funded giveaway...
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*
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.
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
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?
They will wander out to the burbs in search of the stuff that you stored up in preparation for such an event.
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.