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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 10:20 AM
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7. Poor People Smoke?
Oh heavens no. How dare they. And they all should eat shit sandwiches on week old bread. How dare they blow the 150 that came out of good hard working assholes pockets.
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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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