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08-19-2011 01:17 AM
mdecker42
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Originally Posted by michiganmom View Post
I heard from a friend whose kid is starting to get food stamps -- they overheard other people in line talking about buying soda, dumping it out, and returning the cans to the store for the cash deposit. Our bottle deposit here is 10 cents per can/bottle.

Makes my blood boil.
I know its bad but i live in northern Ohio and we get MI 10 cent beer cans here every once in awhile. It is always Miller Light "which my brother drinks" but it pays for our fishing license every year plus a lil cash on top! We have a cottage up there and it works well for us! I think it is stupid to pay 10 cents on every bottle and can though! Anyways i have never taken food stamps or unemployment in all the years i have worked. I am only 32 and have been self employed since 2000 and have had some rough years!
08-19-2011 01:00 AM
Aoife Grey
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Originally Posted by camsoup View Post
Here in CA...if they want to buy a soda they can. We can not tell them they cant. Monsters, Rockstars etc...have supplements facts on the back, not nutrition facts, they are actually "dietary supplements". They are NOT foodstampable items.
Actually.... It's a store-by-store basis in CA. Most of them won't, but there are some in the EB where you can indeed buy things like Monsters, Redbull, bottled coffee, etc.
I've never understood how 7-11 got away with allowing foodstamps useable...
08-19-2011 12:53 AM
camsoup
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Originally Posted by freeak View Post
I was raised by a parent that met every definition of poor. Didn't want anything to do with government assistance. Got assistance every once in a while from the church, but that was all.

Welfare should end period. Provide for yourself or die; stop sucking the life out of everyone else. Stop breeding kids. And I am tired of helping people in the name of the kids. If you are going to help the kids - take the kids; leave the mother or father on the street.

Spot on post!

Stop robbing from Peter (me) to pay Paul (entitlement program users)
08-19-2011 12:52 AM
camsoup
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Originally Posted by DarkBlue View Post
no sodas are permitted.
stores can choose what to let people purchase if its taxable.

we dont let anyone purchase monsters or any kind of energy drinks
Here in CA...if they want to buy a soda they can. We can not tell them they cant. Monsters, Rockstars etc...have supplements facts on the back, not nutrition facts, they are actually "dietary supplements". They are NOT foodstampable items.
08-19-2011 12:33 AM
freeak
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Originally Posted by Aoife Grey View Post
How many of you nay sayers, on the other hand, have been in a situation of needing foodstamps? I think you'd alter your stance a little.
I was raised by a parent that met every definition of poor. Didn't want anything to do with government assistance. Got assistance every once in a while from the church, but that was all.

Welfare should end period. Provide for yourself or die; stop sucking the life out of everyone else. Stop breeding kids. And I am tired of helping people in the name of the kids. If you are going to help the kids - take the kids; leave the mother or father on the street.
08-19-2011 12:12 AM
Doc Simonson
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Originally Posted by Doc1 View Post
Actually there was a report recently of some lady buying food with foodstamps, preparing the food and selling it as lunch in her home for local workers. Think she got in some trouble for it but I never heard anything else.
Ok. That one makes my head hurt. It's quite entrepreneurial of her which I am in favor of. But she is using tax money wrongly which I am not in favor of. One of my friends had been unemployed for some time and finally gave up looking for a job and opened his own business (also started driving truck for a friend of his after he started a business). His comment was that he couldn't just wait around for a job, and that he had to make a job. But he wasn't taking food stamps.
08-18-2011 11:59 PM
Doc1 Actually there was a report recently of some lady buying food with foodstamps, preparing the food and selling it as lunch in her home for local workers. Think she got in some trouble for it but I never heard anything else.
08-18-2011 11:55 PM
Teslin
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Originally Posted by aletoledo View Post
I've seen this type of comment several times on this board. I know there is an anti-immigrant sentiment here, but I find this comment illogical. I can understand if you don't agree with anybody getting welfare/foodstamps, I agree with that in a number of ways. What I don't understand is that somehow an illegal should be excluded from the system.

If the principle of welfare/foodstamps is to help poor people, then their legal status really shouldn't be a factor, since being poor has no relation to immigration status. Now if you want to argue that the legals/citizens deserve it, then you're really not arguing that they're poor, just that they are entitled to it based (at least in part) on their citizenship. So the part I don't understand is why citizenship status entitles people to welfare/foodstamps in any way, shape or form?
I jumped through a LOT of hoops to go the right way to live here - in the land of my ancestors (who came over on the Mayflower, settled these lands and fought to keep it free). I am not rich either - almost qualify for the things you are talking about but will never ever take them even if I/we finally do qualify. It is about pride and consideration for others. I get NO handouts from the government, never have, never will. I help pay for people who are here illegally. If I were to go to their countries of origin, I would get nothing. Sorry, but, they should not be here (unless they go through what I and many others have had to to be legal here) or if they are to be here, we should NOT be paying for them!
08-18-2011 11:39 PM
Aoife Grey
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Originally Posted by aletoledo View Post
I've seen this type of comment several times on this board. I know there is an anti-immigrant sentiment here, but I find this comment illogical. I can understand if you don't agree with anybody getting welfare/foodstamps, I agree with that in a number of ways. What I don't understand is that somehow an illegal should be excluded from the system.

If the principle of welfare/foodstamps is to help poor people, then their legal status really shouldn't be a factor, since being poor has no relation to immigration status. Now if you want to argue that the legals/citizens deserve it, then you're really not arguing that they're poor, just that they are entitled to it based (at least in part) on their citizenship. So the part I don't understand is why citizenship status entitles people to welfare/foodstamps in any way, shape or form?
A) Illegal is ILLEGAL.
B) Legal citizens pay taxes which (supposedly) go toward the welfare/SSI/foodstamps. Thus, only these folks should be eligible.

How many of you nay sayers, on the other hand, have been in a situation of needing foodstamps? I think you'd alter your stance a little.

I believe in the temp sterilization of both sexes that receive foodstamps (including fines or aid stopping if found pregnant/making someone else so), drug testing, imposing time limits and basic help to find employment (to get off foodstamps), among other things regarding programs like this.
08-18-2011 11:37 PM
Doc Simonson
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Originally Posted by aletoledo View Post
I've seen this type of comment several times on this board. I know there is an anti-immigrant sentiment here, but I find this comment illogical. I can understand if you don't agree with anybody getting welfare/foodstamps, I agree with that in a number of ways. What I don't understand is that somehow an illegal should be excluded from the system.

If the principle of welfare/foodstamps is to help poor people, then their legal status really shouldn't be a factor, since being poor has no relation to immigration status. Now if you want to argue that the legals/citizens deserve it, then you're really not arguing that they're poor, just that they are entitled to it based (at least in part) on their citizenship. So the part I don't understand is why citizenship status entitles people to welfare/foodstamps in any way, shape or form?
I think the argument is that poor citizens should be helped before people that here against the law,
08-18-2011 11:22 PM
aletoledo
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Originally Posted by felicia View Post
OK living in California I am going to chime in here.

1. We give Food Stamps & Cash Welfare Checks to Illegal Aliens. Our Politicians should be thrown in jail.
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I've seen this type of comment several times on this board. I know there is an anti-immigrant sentiment here, but I find this comment illogical. I can understand if you don't agree with anybody getting welfare/foodstamps, I agree with that in a number of ways. What I don't understand is that somehow an illegal should be excluded from the system.

If the principle of welfare/foodstamps is to help poor people, then their legal status really shouldn't be a factor, since being poor has no relation to immigration status. Now if you want to argue that the legals/citizens deserve it, then you're really not arguing that they're poor, just that they are entitled to it based (at least in part) on their citizenship. So the part I don't understand is why citizenship status entitles people to welfare/foodstamps in any way, shape or form?
08-18-2011 10:17 PM
scguy2473 HAHA...that's nothing....My wife works in an OBGYN office where certain women are overheard quite frequently talking on their cell phones at lunch time SELLING their foodstamps......I just don't get it. Take away these social programs and these people will have no choice but to go out and earn a living and do the right thing....until then the fraud and scams will continue until America goes the way of the Romans, Aztecs, Mayans, etc and become an extinct civilization in a history lesson...
08-18-2011 10:10 PM
MaKettle I've seen a few around here buy hotdogs and fixings and soda on stamps to sell at their yard sales like a concession stand.
08-18-2011 09:43 PM
dealfinder500 My brother used to rent a garage (actually, it was a barn) do work on cars in near an old building that should have been condemned. He said there were about 20 people living there, all on welfare. He said if you ever wanted groceries for cheap, just about any of those people would be glad to have you take them to the supermarket, you fill up your cart, they pay using their food stamps, and you give them 1/2 the cost of the groceries in cash, and you keep the groceries.

Sad sad sad.
08-18-2011 09:18 PM
DarkBlue
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Originally Posted by usmc0331 View Post
And medicate their Diabetes.
than chop off their feet so when the shtf we have to arrange special transportation for them
08-18-2011 08:58 PM
usmc0331
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Originally Posted by flightorfight View Post
So several years down the road we can pay to have their rotten teeth fixed.
And medicate their Diabetes.
08-18-2011 08:55 PM
Bullets~n~Beans
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Originally Posted by felicia View Post
Thanks you Bullets~n~Beans, It is hard for people who never lived in California to understand. No only if I could convince my DH that we need to leave this cesspool.
I was born and raised in the Sierra's east of Sacramento. Escaping was the best thing I ever did!
08-18-2011 08:41 PM
felicia
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Originally Posted by Bullets~n~Beans View Post
I just escaped from that cesspool called California so I have seen what you mean first hand. Unfortunately it is no better here. But I do like the way you think!
Thanks you Bullets~n~Beans, It is hard for people who never lived in California to understand. Now only if I could convince my DH that we need to leave this cesspool.
08-18-2011 08:30 PM
Bullets~n~Beans
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Originally Posted by felicia View Post
OK living in California I am going to chime in here.

1. We give Food Stamps & Cash Welfare Checks to Illegal Aliens. Our Politicians should be thrown in jail.
2. We should not allow Candy, Soda, Junk Food to be purchased with Tax Payer Funded Food Stamps.
3. Food Stamps should have a time limit. I know people who have received Food Stamps for 20 years.
4. For any any one wanting Welfare or Food Stamps they should agree to Norplant if they do not no additional Taxpayer Funded increase in Welfare or Food Stamps will be provided if additional children are born.
I just escaped from that cesspool called California so I have seen what you mean first hand. Unfortunately it is no better here. But I do like the way you think!
08-18-2011 08:26 PM
felicia
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Originally Posted by whoever View Post
All institutionalized (read multigenerational) public assistance recipients should be tossed off immediatley. If they riot/loot, they get shot. Problem solved.
When they go to loot & take by force food from any well armed prepper they will be shot.
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