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DAGDA56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 02:45 PM
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There is nothing wrong with being on Food Stamps...
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I have seen a couple of posts here mentioning that Senator Obama may have been a food stamp recipient as a child. Usually, this fact is used to point out how "elite" he isn't. Still, I have seen a few responding comments that disturbed me enough to want to initiate this post. Again, there is nothing wrong with being a food stamp recipient! As the Bush economy continues its downward spiral, there will be more and more Americans, and more and more of us here at DU, who will find themselves in their local welfare offices applying for whatever aid they can get. I should also point out that you aren't going to get rich off the system. A single person gets a maximum of $162 per month. A mother and child, $298. This is the maximum...with zero income, or expenses that exceed your income. Good luck stretching that food dollar.
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  -There is nothing wrong with being on Food Stamps... DAGDA56  May-03-08 02:45 PM   #0 
  - You are right and it doesn't matter, no one bought it anyway  leftofcool   May-03-08 02:45 PM   #1 
  - Hillbots are so sad, predictable, and envious  redstate_democrat   May-03-08 02:49 PM   #5 
  - Poor Obambi  leftofcool   May-03-08 02:53 PM   #11 
  - Er - nothing?  JoFerret   May-03-08 03:26 PM   #28 
  - It was in the recent Newsweek article about his mother  democrattotheend   May-03-08 03:30 PM   #32 
  - you work hard, you need food stamps, you use them. I have a problem  roguevalley   May-03-08 09:01 PM   #48 
  - Single moms, abused spouses, sick, disabled  sandnsea   May-03-08 02:47 PM   #2 
  - Probably the same DUer  gateley   May-03-08 02:48 PM   #3 
  - The only thing wrong with it is it should never be necessary in a rich world that we...  LakeSamish706   May-03-08 02:49 PM   #4 
  - But, it is better than nothing  leftofcool   May-03-08 02:49 PM   #6 
  - Its absolutely better than nothing but still shameful that it even needs to be. n/t  LakeSamish706   May-03-08 02:50 PM   #7 
     - True  leftofcool   May-03-08 02:53 PM   #12 
  - I strongly agree.  gateley   May-03-08 02:52 PM   #9 
  - It will always be necessary  sandnsea   May-03-08 03:18 PM   #24 
  - Of course not.  emilyg   May-03-08 02:52 PM   #8 
  - Yes, there is something wrong with it. It suggests our country has a long way to go  MADem   May-03-08 02:52 PM   #10 
  - I have no problem whatsoever with feeding people...  rasputin1952   May-03-08 02:55 PM   #13 
  - Thanks for that post.  Forkboy   May-03-08 03:03 PM   #17 
  - Wasn't there a really great PBS documentary on farm life in Nebraska?  Beausoir   May-04-08 12:08 AM   #58 
     - Yes..."The Farmer's Wife" was widely watched in this area...  rasputin1952   May-04-08 01:12 AM   #59 
        - Good stuff. Thanks for your insight.  Beausoir   May-04-08 03:43 AM   #64 
  - Food Stamps helped me go back to college and get my degree.  Bensthename   May-03-08 02:57 PM   #14 
  - The only thing wrong with it is that we have people who don't have  cbayer   May-03-08 03:01 PM   #15 
  - thank you  fight4my3sons   May-03-08 03:01 PM   #16 
  - You are not alone in that  leftofcool   May-03-08 03:03 PM   #18 
  - Another thing that really pisses me off reading these posts and thinking about...  LakeSamish706   May-03-08 03:10 PM   #21 
  - Thanks for your response...it's people like you who reminds us...  DAGDA56   May-03-08 03:26 PM   #29 
  - Yes and no  RiverStone   May-03-08 03:04 PM   #19 
  - You can't buy beer and cigs with food stamps.  Forkboy   May-03-08 03:12 PM   #22 
  - You right -corrected to reflect that many use welfare $$$ to buy beer...  RiverStone   May-03-08 03:23 PM   #26 
  - Where an EBT card is used instead of actual food stamps, is it  usnret88   May-03-08 07:56 PM   #43 
     - NO  Justitia   May-03-08 08:00 PM   #45 
     - OH? I googled 'cash with ebt card' and it gave me  usnret88   May-03-08 08:52 PM   #47 
     - Only if you get cash benefits as well.  Forkboy   May-03-08 10:40 PM   #52 
  - I agree with part of your post... There are those out there that do abuse the system...  LakeSamish706   May-03-08 03:16 PM   #23 
  - I abused the system  blogslut   May-03-08 03:28 PM   #31 
     - And that wasn't the type of abuse that I was referring to... Those that knowingly steal many, many.  LakeSamish706   May-03-08 07:12 PM   #41 
        - I care more about corporations paying their taxes.  blogslut   May-03-08 09:47 PM   #51 
           - I'm a lot more worried about Halliburton ripping off taxpayers than some small-time food stamp cheat  thecatburgler   May-04-08 03:03 AM   #62 
  - I agree with you...but I believe food stamps are, or should be,  DAGDA56   May-03-08 03:22 PM   #25 
  - Thank you for spreading bullshit about poor people  sfexpat2000   May-03-08 11:11 PM   #53 
  - But all the jobs are being shipped overseas, so even with training, a lot of  tblue37   May-03-08 11:37 PM   #54 
  - You know what? I'm a lot less pissed off at them than I am at the REAL Welfare Queens  thecatburgler   May-04-08 02:30 AM   #60 
  - I'm on them now, in fact  tishaLA   May-03-08 03:08 PM   #20 
  - You missed the point I think  JoFerret   May-03-08 03:24 PM   #27 
  - Sorry...explain it to me, then...  DAGDA56   May-03-08 03:27 PM   #30 
  - Our family was on foodstamps when my husband was in the military.  Hansel   May-03-08 03:34 PM   #33 
  - Sometimes when a parent loses a job, it is necessary.  Ilsa   May-03-08 03:48 PM   #34 
  - Unless you never were but say you were.  rug   May-03-08 03:59 PM   #35 
  - Please see #32...and provide your debunking link at your convenience...  DAGDA56   May-03-08 04:23 PM   #36 
     - Sure, give me the Newsweek link.  rug   May-03-08 04:30 PM   #37 
  - I was on them when was a kid... fond memories actually...  truthpusher   May-03-08 04:32 PM   #38 
  - absolutely nothing wrong with it  iamthebandfanman   May-03-08 04:33 PM   #39 
  - I wish we'd had them when I was a kid.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-03-08 04:41 PM   #40 
  - ya i know what ya mean about that.....  madrchsod   May-03-08 09:40 PM   #50 
  - I received food stamps for a while  Blue_In_AK   May-03-08 07:42 PM   #42 
  - They don't give out the stamps anymore...  kentuck   May-03-08 07:58 PM   #44 
  - Conservatives call it handouts from the goverment.  Life Long Dem   May-03-08 08:03 PM   #46 
  - there were some nasty ass posts  madrchsod   May-03-08 09:36 PM   #49 
  - My husband was in the Navy and we still had to use them, so what ?  GetTheRightVote   May-03-08 11:58 PM   #55 
  - It is heartbreaking that we spend billions on bombs to kill children in other countries and can't  Beausoir   May-04-08 12:01 AM   #56 
  - Nothing at all wrong with being on food stamps  Duke Newcombe   May-04-08 12:03 AM   #57 
  - I got food stamps for my kids, when I was "between jobs"  bhikkhu   May-04-08 02:35 AM   #61 
  - Knowing that Obama might have received Food Stamps  oktoberain   May-04-08 03:26 AM   #63 
 

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