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Old 11-01-2012, 09:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't think that this illustrates abuse as much as it illustrates irresponsibility or just plain stupidity. As someone whose family has been on stamps for a few years now, I can tell you that that person went hungry later that month. We made 12K last year and get around $150 a month in stamps. So I guess we could be gluttons for a day and buy steak and lobster, but then we wouldn't get any more money until next month.
And that is probably one of the biggest underscoring factors here, because the adults are the ones making these decisions, and when there are children involved, they don't have a say in how their parents spend that government assistance.
Irresponsible decisions in how that assistance is utilized is very likely to affect those children negatively, and offering assistance without more oversight into preventing that is simply not doing any more good.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I can't believe anyone would want to eat giant red sea bugs!
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I can't believe anyone would want to eat giant red sea bugs!
They aren't bugs, and they taste fantastic.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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They aren't bugs, and they taste fantastic.
They are bugs filled with slime that smells like farts.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Sounds like y'all should start cooking meth. Just as a side income generator (tax-free until the US acknowledges that its War On Drugs is a complete disaster).
My dad's side of the family does that. Didn't work out too well lol. Though it was always funny to see my uncle wear three sweaters at once when it's 102 degrees F outside...

ANYWAY to answer the OP, I think the verification process needs to be better. We're given a phone interview every six or so months and have to send our tax return every year to Human Services. There is a lot of room for deceit in that system, especially if you get paid in cash. I'd only support drug tests if the government was willing to provide rehabilitation services and temporary food stipends in lieu of food stamps if they were truly starving. Then again, that is a lot of extra funding, and may just be cheaper to give them food stamps (albeit less moral imo).

Also, lobster is delicious wtf is wrong wit chu.
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My dad's side of the family does that. Didn't work out too well lol. Though it was always funny to see my uncle wear three sweaters at once when it's 102 degrees F outside...

Also, lobster is delicious wtf is wrong wit chu.
Haha, touchť.
And, I also feel that lobster is a disgusting food choice no matter who's paying for it.
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And, I also feel that lobster is a disgusting food choice no matter who's paying for it.
I always knew you were one of the smartest people around.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:34 AM   #19 (permalink)
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They are bugs filled with slime that smells like farts.
Oh god, yes! **** crab as well.
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I love seafood but I have never tried Lobster or Crab. I'm too broke for fancy shit like that.



LOL I wrote crap instead of crab.
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