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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:17 AM
Response to Reply #12
13. She probably got to see someone because the children
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 08:42 AM by Downwinder
were with her. HHS tries to hide behind the telephone.
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  -State: Mom who shot kids, self denied food stamps James48  Dec-07-11 05:38 AM   #0 
  - It is possible that this woman couldn't read the application.  Stuart G   Dec-07-11 06:17 AM   #1 
  - and now.. they must also be drug tested to prove they are "Worthy".  lib2DaBone   Dec-07-11 07:06 AM   #7 
  - In Texas?  They_Live   Dec-07-11 09:26 AM   #26 
  - Drug Testing being proposed by  LiberalTexasDemocrat   Dec-07-11 11:51 AM   #57 
     - Behave or your children can starve. nt.  caseymoz   Dec-07-11 12:14 PM   #63 
     - I see.  They_Live   Dec-07-11 12:40 PM   #68 
     - Are they going to test just the applicant, or the whole family?  Downwinder   Dec-07-11 03:23 PM   #74 
  - Drug Tested  liberalmike27   Dec-07-11 10:10 AM   #36 
  - 18-page application?  harvey007   Dec-07-11 11:21 AM   #50 
  - WTF?  MadrasT   Dec-07-11 12:11 PM   #60 
  - The system is horribly broken.  The Doctor.   Dec-07-11 06:28 AM   #2 
  - is how the right wing media spins it..  Stuart G   Dec-07-11 06:30 AM   #3 
     - Is there no one to help fill it out?  treestar   Dec-07-11 08:31 AM   #14 
     - I Know Nothing  RobinA   Dec-07-11 11:57 AM   #58 
     - Yes, that stuff can be a pain to get  treestar   Dec-07-11 04:48 PM   #81 
     - The Right Wing media spins on lies  Rozlee   Dec-07-11 09:11 AM   #21 
     - Here's the Thing  liberalmike27   Dec-07-11 10:12 AM   #37 
  - Here is what probably happened.  Stuart G   Dec-07-11 06:41 AM   #4 
  - An interesting quote in the OP.  Downwinder   Dec-07-11 08:50 AM   #18 
  - No, later in the article it states clearly that her application was rejected.  Gormy Cuss   Dec-07-11 09:56 AM   #31 
  - She would have just bought lobster and champaign ...  Fantastic Anarchist   Dec-07-11 05:44 PM   #83 
  - Have you ever been in severe distress? It can be very hard to get your act together when you are,  No Elephants   Dec-07-11 06:50 AM   #5 
  - Texas HHS are a bunch of horses asses. About the only way  Downwinder   Dec-07-11 07:39 AM   #9 
  - Tragic- I hope those kids pull through.  Luciferous   Dec-07-11 06:59 AM   #6 
  - I have mixed feelings on that....  femrap   Dec-07-11 09:53 AM   #30 
     - Foster care  rethymnon   Dec-07-11 11:32 AM   #54 
        - As Someone  RobinA   Dec-07-11 12:13 PM   #62 
        - foster care alternative is equally horrendous  rethymnon   Dec-07-11 01:10 PM   #71 
           - There Are Great  RobinA   Dec-08-11 07:38 AM   #93 
        - Think about it...we can't fund the foodless  iamhuman   Dec-07-11 12:57 PM   #70 
        - Fuck off, nudnik ...  Fantastic Anarchist   Dec-07-11 05:48 PM   #85 
        - You don't know anything  femrap   Dec-07-11 10:17 PM   #89 
  - Poverty induces despair on a level incomprensible to those who haven't suffered through it  Orrex   Dec-07-11 07:26 AM   #8 
  - Gingrich fat head's answer yes.  lonestarnot   Dec-07-11 07:42 AM   #10 
  - That was the point of denying her they say so over and over on the radio.  kickysnana   Dec-07-11 07:45 AM   #11 
  - Thousands of people are denied food stamps...  AlbertCat   Dec-07-11 08:04 AM   #12 
  - She probably got to see someone because the children  Downwinder   Dec-07-11 08:17 AM   #13 
  - Even if she had mental problems, that's still the system's fault  AZ Progressive   Dec-07-11 12:11 PM   #61 
  - ...and thousands of Texans ate too much for dinner that night and wished they hadn't.  RadiationTherapy   Dec-07-11 08:33 AM   #15 
  - ..and thousands of Texans ate too much for dinner that night and wished they hadn't.  AlbertCat   Dec-07-11 09:18 AM   #23 
     - No, I mean we lack consciousness in consumption which has resulted  RadiationTherapy   Dec-07-11 09:49 AM   #29 
        - we lack consciousness in consumption ....  AlbertCat   Dec-07-11 10:03 AM   #32 
  - This is why Texas don't like gun control  marias23   Dec-07-11 08:46 AM   #16 
  - But the only legal euthanasia is the death penalty  Downwinder   Dec-07-11 09:42 AM   #28 
  - These programs are labyrinthine. I've had my own problems, albeit less tragic.  Akoto   Dec-07-11 08:49 AM   #17 
  - Akoto, thank you for giving us that perspective on how some of these programs  bertman   Dec-07-11 09:09 AM   #20 
     - If they're going to add investigations for fraud, fine, but ...  Akoto   Dec-07-11 09:19 AM   #24 
     - I don't know the facts of but one disability claim but it was the result of some  bertman   Dec-07-11 10:29 AM   #39 
        - For disability in Texas You need a diagnosis from your  Downwinder   Dec-07-11 10:53 AM   #43 
     - Those systems to look for Fraud has ALWAYS existed  happyslug   Dec-07-11 12:38 PM   #67 
        - But you have neglected to mention the cumulative effect of not going after the fraud percentage.  PavePusher   Dec-07-11 03:11 PM   #73 
           - But at what over all cost?  happyslug   Dec-07-11 04:04 PM   #77 
              - "at what overall cost"?  PavePusher   Dec-07-11 06:58 PM   #87 
                 - Yes, I did, but obvisly did NOT understand what I was talking about  happyslug   Dec-07-11 08:57 PM   #88 
                    - Happyslug, your calculations are so far off it's pathetic.  bertman   Dec-07-11 10:50 PM   #90 
                       - 30 fraud cases a year? Not in my experience and I DEAL WITH WELFARE FRAUD  happyslug   Dec-07-11 11:51 PM   #91 
  - Newt Gingrich will probably find a way to blame this on Obama/Democrats.  yellowcanine   Dec-07-11 09:08 AM   #19 
  - only way you get change is to vote Republican."  AlbertCat   Dec-07-11 10:06 AM   #33 
  - Churches don't reach out to people with these problems? No one refers??  patrice   Dec-07-11 09:13 AM   #22 
  - You're assuming that churches are, overall, that effective.  caseymoz   Dec-07-11 09:29 AM   #27 
  - Churches don't reach out to people with these problems?  AlbertCat   Dec-07-11 10:09 AM   #35 
  - Tea partiers should be asked this question:  caseymoz   Dec-07-11 09:21 AM   #25 
  - I cannot believe the justifications I am seeing on this thread  adamuu   Dec-07-11 10:07 AM   #34 
  - I knew that sort of thing would be posted here in abundance when I read the subject line  slackmaster   Dec-07-11 11:04 AM   #47 
  - This is what  lsewpershad   Dec-07-11 10:25 AM   #38 
  - They will solve the problem  Downwinder   Dec-07-11 10:37 AM   #41 
  - The Banksters didn't need to...  JJW   Dec-07-11 10:35 AM   #40 
  - She was able to shoot her own children? Im sorry but  FreedomVoice   Dec-07-11 10:49 AM   #42 
  - You are absolutely right.  Hyper_Eye   Dec-07-11 12:42 PM   #69 
  - Read the article. She was not truly denied food stamps.  ieoeja   Dec-07-11 10:53 AM   #44 
  - It's considered bad form on DU to take an unbiased, objective view of news stories  slackmaster   Dec-07-11 11:09 AM   #48 
  - How did she know she was rejected?  Downwinder   Dec-07-11 11:16 AM   #49 
  - They Sent  RobinA   Dec-07-11 12:22 PM   #66 
  - Seems to be mental illness involved.  godai   Dec-07-11 11:23 AM   #51 
  - Facts don't fit the story many want to believe  Democat   Dec-07-11 11:24 AM   #52 
  - I do this everyday  Puzzledtraveller   Dec-07-11 11:29 AM   #53 
  - Please do not post facts. It gets in the way of the outrage.  Synicus Maximus   Dec-07-11 11:36 AM   #55 
  - Thank you, I am glad that the timeline was simplified by you to show  FreedomVoice   Dec-07-11 11:41 AM   #56 
  - Geez, I'm a Social Worker  RobinA   Dec-07-11 12:20 PM   #65 
  - Perhaps her car was too new.  bengalherder   Dec-07-11 10:58 AM   #45 
  - this is unutterably sad - no words (n/t)  bread_and_roses   Dec-07-11 11:01 AM   #46 
  - She could have acquired a load of AK-47s easier than getting  demosincebirth   Dec-07-11 12:08 PM   #59 
  - I think this story just shows how cruel the system is  AZ Progressive   Dec-07-11 12:18 PM   #64 
  - System, cruel?!?! She didn't follow through on her part of the process.  PavePusher   Dec-07-11 03:05 PM   #72 
     - Face it. If you are not ready to kill, you are not deserving.  Downwinder   Dec-07-11 03:38 PM   #75 
     - Exactly and because this is my work  Puzzledtraveller   Dec-08-11 08:13 AM   #94 
  - Ahh... just what I expected: apologists for an insane (near) murderer.  harmonicon   Dec-07-11 03:53 PM   #76 
  - +1000  WildEyedLiberal   Dec-07-11 05:45 PM   #84 
  - We can't pay for food stamps  SixthSense   Dec-07-11 04:18 PM   #78 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-07-11 04:34 PM   #79 
  - It's a sexist and classist double standard. If a poor man had done the shooting, he'd be blamed.  slackmaster   Dec-07-11 05:54 PM   #86 
  - Blame Republicans?  pettypace   Dec-07-11 04:40 PM   #80 
  - There's some stuff being left out of this story.  Occupy_2012   Dec-07-11 05:28 PM   #82 
     - If the government of the United States..a "so called ..great country"  Stuart G   Dec-08-11 06:41 AM   #92 

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