Skip to comments.Anxiety as stimulus hike in food stamps set to end
Posted on 10/10/2013 8:07:14 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A temporary increase in food stamps expires Oct. 31, meaning for millions of Americans, the benefits that help put food on the table won't stretch as far as they have for the past four years.
Food stamps - actually the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - go to 47 million Americans a month, almost half of them children and teenagers.
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.....If there are any jobs at all, period.
The government warns heating fuel prices are increasing.
Some may have to chose between food and heat.
Fuel prices are increasing because of the government war on coal
and the unrelenting assault on the value of the
I really wonder what the GovTeet Suckers would do when the Mt. Dew, lobster and wide screen TV flow dries up?
October 31st, 2013 at 11:59pm .. t-minus 21 days and counting...
The moral question: is it fair for an honest working person, who is struggling to pay his bills and buy essentials, to pay for a some lazy SOB who gets to stay home and watch tv all day (maybe do and deal drugs), gets free food, health care, has more children, gets free services like phones, kids meals at school, free text books, etc. etc.
1. Begs the question — why work when you don't have to? Especially when people are trying to be honest. Makes honest people into dishonest people. It destroys society. When few people are working and paying into the system the whole system collapses.
2. The person on welfare will be stuck in it for ever. They lose all work skills and all hope and become complete dependents. They have no ownership of their lives and therefor don't manage their lives to find a job, make tough decisions like not having children because they can't afford it, etc. And their children become dependents, and so on. A pretty sad story.
I did have a former neighbor who was on food stamps, and got LiHeap assistance for her fuel bills.
She was a stay-at-home mom. Her husband was a mechanic at a local gas station. They had five kids. He was murdered in a robbery (perp made him lay down and shot him in the back of the head after he had emptied the safe for him). They were barely getting by before and losing the breadwinner just devastated them. She managed to raise those kids to adulthood with the added help, plus a local church food pantry. I had no problem with that.
Granted she represents that 2% of people who really did need the help.
To be fair, if she got a job it would probably pay less than $10/hr. Take out taxes, transportation, the value of her time at home (cooking, cleaning, repairs). Consider that the work she does at home frees up her husband’s time. Take out child care if she works the same shift as her husband. Consider the strain on their marriage if she works a different shift.
A low-earning married woman with young children and an employed husband is almost certainly better off staying home, even without taxpayer-provided benefits. Providing daycare, unlicensed, paid under the table, would be a smart move for her and I hope she is - but telling the AP would not be a smart move.
Funny how illegal aliens can appear name, city, photo, in a story about the tribulations of the undocumented and the government doesn’t touch them, but let a citizen say she’s getting paid under the table so as to make ends meet - the IRS has ears.
but I met a black guy , he lived in the hood. he got out ever day at 6 am in the morning knocking on peoples doors asking if they wanted their grass cut. then later moved on to ads on craiglist. you can still do it and get out and work. now he hires 50 people in his company. he worked 80 hours per day sweating in the southern sun , cutting grass. you can do it still but these leeches don't want to. he never got into the drugs and crime and came out ahead .can't do physical , well there's craiglist, internet, all sorts of mind only jobs or businesses, ideas , invent something etc.
Note to self:
Clean guns and buy a few more boxes of ammo.
If the government does not kill the jobs first!
Unemployment claims will be way up with furlough workers.
the gov is killing all the jobs and opportunity but you can still create your own job, your own business is my point.
Welfare was never about helping people. It's about enslaving them to get their vote.
Madison was very clear on government "charity":
Thank you very much, rrrod!!
she counts on the familys $460 monthly benefit to put food on the table
Mrs WBill and I shop very carefully. We hit the sales, clip coupons, use leftovers, and so on. Restaurant eating is cut out very nearly completely, as is pre-prepared food (think, frozen pizzas, etc etc). We did this because we needed to, on our budget.
$460/month is far more than my family spends on food. It's about the same as my monthly "household budget" - food and assorted other requirements like soap, TP, laundry detergent, etc etc etc.
If I had $460 to spend on food alone, Steak and seafood would be back on the table a lot more often. Eating out probably would be in the budget, as well.
I'm the one who's picking up the tab for this ungrateful leech, and I'm scraping to get by on less than what she's given. Color me unsympathetic.
Agreed. There’s not many cases like that but I have nothing against helping them. Except it shouldn’t be government doing it. With less taxation charities, honest ones, receive more and give to who really needs it. My church group quietly gives to several families in dire straights.
Incredible, isn’t it?
They voted right. You didn't!
>>>And more than half go to those who are overweight. <<<
The woman whose family photos are in the articles is clearly obese. Her daughter is overweight as well.
You can also see an iPhone on the kitchen table of their “impoverished” home.
Thank you very much rrrod! God Bless!