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3. and so begins the right wings retreading of the "welfare queen" story. nt
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  -Low-income families use taxpayer money for crab legs and more Roon  Aug-31-09 10:15 AM   #0 
  - If only the "news" ever investigated ways the rich are ripping off our tax money  villager   Aug-31-09 10:17 AM   #1 
  - truer words. nt  LaydeeBug   Sep-01-09 03:40 PM   #98 
  - If you give people money, it's their right to spend it as they do.  knitter4democracy   Aug-31-09 10:17 AM   #2 
  - and so begins the right wings retreading of the "welfare queen" story. nt  Javaman   Aug-31-09 10:18 AM   #3 
  - Can't believe anyone would attempt to drag this filthy malignancy back again.  Judi Lynn   Aug-31-09 12:09 PM   #58 
  - It never went away, sadly. I hear "welfare queen" all the time...  OneGrassRoot   Aug-31-09 12:37 PM   #68 
  - +1  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-02-09 12:10 AM   #102 
  - Corporations not paying taxes. U.S. starting expensive Wars against countries who didn't attack us.  Lex   Aug-31-09 10:19 AM   #4 
  - Exactly  AndrewP   Aug-31-09 10:21 AM   #12 
  - They forgot to mention  Turbineguy   Aug-31-09 10:19 AM   #5 
  - ..with HUGE spinner wheels! Gotta have those too.  n2doc   Aug-31-09 11:31 AM   #43 
  - this sounds suspiciously like  JitterbugPerfume   Aug-31-09 10:19 AM   #6 
  - You forgot her fur coat  SoCalDem   Aug-31-09 10:36 AM   #18 
  - and don't forget her welfare babies  JitterbugPerfume   Aug-31-09 11:58 AM   #52 
     - and she rounds up neighborhood kids to pose as her own  SoCalDem   Aug-31-09 12:01 PM   #54 
  - Their "report" is based on some receipts saved by ONE grocery checker.  Gormy Cuss   Aug-31-09 12:27 PM   #65 
     - And the whining clerk probably qualifies for food stamps!  SOS   Aug-31-09 07:53 PM   #85 
  - Poor People Smoke?  CBGLuthier   Aug-31-09 10:20 AM   #7 
  - you can't buy cigarettes with food stamps. not unless you trade them under the table for cash,  Hannah Bell   Aug-31-09 01:08 PM   #71 
     - I don't know about where you live, but up here the money is  Maine-ah   Aug-31-09 01:21 PM   #77 
        - yes, & you can't buy cigarettes with the card, either. not unless the merchants cheat.  Hannah Bell   Aug-31-09 01:33 PM   #80 
  - Gotta divide the middle class from the lower class...  redqueen   Aug-31-09 10:20 AM   #8 
  - Corporate welfare . . .  tilsammans   Aug-31-09 10:20 AM   #9 
  - +1 nt  SammyWinstonJack   Aug-31-09 10:59 AM   #32 
  - Yeah those crab legs are so expensive  Johonny   Aug-31-09 10:21 AM   #10 
  - Yes, let's pick on the poor  blogslut   Aug-31-09 10:21 AM   #11 
  - Yes, isn't it? The problem can't be those jet-setting CEOs seeking bail-outs in the billions.  Lex   Aug-31-09 10:25 AM   #15 
  - Yeah! They certainly don't deserve a little joy in their lives.  GreenPartyVoter   Sep-01-09 02:21 PM   #90 
  - All of those purchases stimulate the economy. So, what difference  Kahuna   Aug-31-09 10:24 AM   #13 
  - Let me know when they give themselves million dollar bonuses  charlie   Aug-31-09 10:25 AM   #14 
  - How dare they - everyone knows that the poor should just eat swill and drink water!  merh   Aug-31-09 10:26 AM   #16 
  - Unless things have changed, you can't buy cigarettes /fs's.  napi21   Aug-31-09 10:28 AM   #17 
  - The cigs are bought with cash benefits  Roon   Aug-31-09 10:38 AM   #21 
  - You can't use food stamps to buy toilet paper or laundry soap or shampoo  Sal Minella   Aug-31-09 11:09 AM   #35 
  - And the 'crab legs' are more likely that imitation crab which is about the cheapest fish  havocmom   Aug-31-09 12:33 PM   #67 
  - What BS  SOS   Aug-31-09 10:37 AM   #19 
  - The corner store in my neighborhood got busted for accepting  Roon   Aug-31-09 10:40 AM   #24 
  - Yeah, this is crap journalism at its worst  prolesunited   Aug-31-09 10:42 AM   #26 
  - I'd bet money that my trusty ole neighbor will be sending me this  madokie   Aug-31-09 10:38 AM   #20 
  - Fruit and fresh vegetables can be expensive, too.  LuvNewcastle   Aug-31-09 10:39 AM   #22 
  - bwahahahaha comedy at it's best  spanone   Aug-31-09 10:39 AM   #23 
  - I used to be a cashier at a grocery store  Mabus   Aug-31-09 10:40 AM   #25 
  - +1  moriah   Aug-31-09 10:56 AM   #31 
  - I noticed this in the older customers  Sylvarose   Aug-31-09 11:00 AM   #33 
  - Wasn't there a thread a while back debating whether it was  hedgehog   Aug-31-09 11:35 AM   #46 
  - I don't know  Mabus   Aug-31-09 12:04 PM   #56 
  - Spot on!  Mopar151   Aug-31-09 01:37 PM   #81 
  - Well...I hope this doesn't get me flamed but...  Sylvarose   Aug-31-09 10:46 AM   #27 
  - No flames from me. Poor urban people today aren't...  TreasonousBastard   Aug-31-09 11:05 AM   #34 
  - +1  Blue_Tires   Aug-31-09 12:10 PM   #60 
  - Free support classes to teach  TransitJohn   Aug-31-09 11:14 AM   #37 
  - The New Haven Food Co-op in the 1970s offered classes in cooking on a low budget  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-31-09 01:08 PM   #73 
  - Exactly right.  lumberjack_jeff   Aug-31-09 11:21 AM   #40 
  - It's very probable that those people you noticed buying premade food  Matariki   Aug-31-09 11:37 AM   #47 
  - I hope the cashier loses her job for either keeping the sales receipts or printing duplicates..  Blue Diadem   Aug-31-09 10:48 AM   #28 
  - Shellfish are a good source of healthy protein.  Demoiselle   Aug-31-09 10:52 AM   #29 
  - Yum! Now I'm hungry. n/t  moriah   Aug-31-09 10:55 AM   #30 
  - Um... crab legs and shrimp are far more healthy than the crap  Kalyke   Aug-31-09 11:13 AM   #36 
  - besides, depending on what part of the country, crab legs can be cheap.  Matariki   Aug-31-09 11:34 AM   #45 
  - Some buying expensive Kosher foods no doubt!  LeftHander   Aug-31-09 11:15 AM   #38 
  - Ewwww....  Kalyke   Aug-31-09 11:18 AM   #39 
  - what? no cadillac escalades?  madrchsod   Aug-31-09 11:26 AM   #41 
  - One time in Miami, I was at a supermarket and saw a lady  RebelOne   Aug-31-09 11:49 AM   #50 
     - Brand new or well-kept older Caddie?  haele   Sep-01-09 02:42 PM   #91 
  - My family is on food stamps right now. Here's what I buy:  lildreamer316   Aug-31-09 11:31 AM   #42 
  - What did you have to do to apply for food stamps? I tried some years  hedgehog   Aug-31-09 11:40 AM   #48 
     - I PM'd you.  lildreamer316   Aug-31-09 11:58 AM   #53 
     - It's personal, and I won't repeat what you've sent, but if you give  hedgehog   Aug-31-09 12:09 PM   #59 
        - I ended up not being eligible, in spite of my low income  hfojvt   Aug-31-09 12:19 PM   #62 
           - Applying for food stamps is like applying for Medicaid for a nursing home;  hedgehog   Aug-31-09 02:50 PM   #83 
              - My Grandparents are signing everything over to their kids  Roon   Sep-01-09 02:04 PM   #86 
                 - Your grandparents should talk to a elder law professional first.  Habibi   Sep-01-09 04:15 PM   #99 
                    - Holy Shit!!!  Roon   Sep-02-09 12:05 AM   #101 
     - Here's the online USDA's Food Stamp Pre-Screening Eligibility Tool  Melinda   Sep-02-09 12:34 AM   #105 
  - If you receive public assistance you should live on gruel  Matariki   Aug-31-09 11:31 AM   #44 
  - And only one bowl of gruel per meal at that.  Gormy Cuss   Aug-31-09 01:42 PM   #82 
  - Since home ec has become obsolete in school, nobody knows how to prepare dinner from  madmom   Aug-31-09 11:43 AM   #49 
  - Most high schools don't teach cooking anymore.  Jkid   Aug-31-09 11:52 AM   #51 
  - I was a Girl Scout leader and taught cooking using the school kitchens, the boys that where there  madmom   Aug-31-09 12:07 PM   #57 
  - I would think that Emeril has changed that mentality.  Occulus   Sep-01-09 03:34 PM   #96 
  - Welsh rabbit (rarebit)  pipi_k   Aug-31-09 12:27 PM   #64 
     - Probably because you left the beer out  Retrograde   Sep-01-09 03:00 PM   #92 
  - We got Starbucks coffee for christmas - It sucks. These people  old mark   Aug-31-09 12:01 PM   #55 
  - I don't think you're allowed to buy cigarettes with food stamps.  Vinca   Aug-31-09 12:16 PM   #61 
  - My MIL volunteers at a food bank  AngryAmish   Aug-31-09 12:19 PM   #63 
  - When I worked with the emergency food pantry at our church  WCIL   Aug-31-09 12:28 PM   #66 
  - If someone is looking for instances where food stamps are abused, they are sure to come up  Arkansas Granny   Aug-31-09 12:40 PM   #69 
  - During FY 2007, the program served 26.5 million people, with a total Federal cost of $30 billion  Hannah Bell   Aug-31-09 01:04 PM   #70 
  - I bet none of those bankers ate (mock) crab legs!  appal_jack   Sep-01-09 02:21 PM   #89 
  - If they're buying cigarettes with EBT, that's a problem  Recursion   Aug-31-09 01:08 PM   #72 
  - you can't buy cigarettes with food stamps.  Hannah Bell   Aug-31-09 01:14 PM   #74 
     - The report said some people were  Recursion   Aug-31-09 01:20 PM   #76 
        - the only way you can buy cigs with stamps (cards now) is if the merchant or clerk cheats.  Hannah Bell   Aug-31-09 01:27 PM   #79 
  - You can't buy cigarettes on EBT - or hot meals (including Starbucks)  rucky   Aug-31-09 01:18 PM   #75 
  - An EBT card can contain both a Cash and Food Stamp option  Melinda   Sep-02-09 12:42 AM   #107 
  - I've been boycotting 9 News ever since their horrific coverage of Obama's town halls.  DevonRex   Aug-31-09 01:23 PM   #78 
  - Ooh, the welfare queen myth rears its head again.  BreweryYardRat   Aug-31-09 04:12 PM   #84 
  - Try cooking rice in high altitude.. a mile high..  Roon   Sep-01-09 02:06 PM   #87 
     - Ok here is how I cook rice on the stove  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-02-09 12:20 AM   #103 
     - Thanks Nad!!  Roon   Sep-02-09 02:20 AM   #110 
     - Took me a couple years to figure the rice trick, but it can be done.  politicat   Sep-02-09 01:10 AM   #108 
        - Thanks for the advice poli!!!  Roon   Sep-02-09 02:22 AM   #111 
           - my japanese mother in law: rinse rice to remove rice dust. put in pot. cover with water to one  Hannah Bell   Sep-02-09 02:32 AM   #112 
              - mmmmm!!  Roon   Sep-02-09 02:48 AM   #113 
  - What a stupid "Investigation"  JonLP24   Sep-01-09 02:13 PM   #88 
  - Texas has lonestar card  timo   Sep-01-09 03:09 PM   #93 
  - "Error: you can only recommend threads which were started in the past 24 hours"  NashVegas   Sep-01-09 03:11 PM   #94 
  - can't buy cigarettes, toilet paper, tampons, soap, toothpaste etc.  Bluerthanblue   Sep-01-09 03:22 PM   #95 
  - poor people taking public money are supposed to suffer & scrimp at all  Hannah Bell   Sep-02-09 03:21 AM   #114 
     - NO FUN FOR POOR PEOPLE EVER  renate   Sep-02-09 03:32 AM   #115 
  - Am I supposed to be offended that someone eats something decent?  TheKentuckian   Sep-01-09 03:37 PM   #97 
  - How is this news?  Incitatus   Sep-01-09 04:33 PM   #100 
  - and they buy them fancy diapers with the Velcro!!!11  omega minimo   Sep-02-09 12:20 AM   #104 
  - Senior citizens use taxpayer money for crab legs and more  Juche   Sep-02-09 12:36 AM   #106 
  - I was hoping for a video. What a letdown.  Quantess   Sep-02-09 01:19 AM   #109 

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