billryan
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July 4th, 2019 at 11:17:28 AM permalink
In Nevada, I help people get Snap( foodstamps) and Medicaid, but few people qualify for TANF ,which is the cash form of welfare. Most don't even apply. It seems limited to families with young children but its not something I work with at all.
AxelWolf
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July 4th, 2019 at 1:12:46 PM permalink
I went to Walmart today to get some steak and other stuff to grill. When I got to the meat section there was a black couple in their late 20's and their 3 young toddlers (one called out daddy so I must assume it was their dad) blocking the T-bone's while they were loading the T-bones up in their already packed cart, I noticed a big bad of frozen Jumbo shrimp. That's a good thing since It made me remember I needed some as well. After they moved on, I gabbed a few T-bones for myself. A while later when I arrived at the self checkout the same family was also at self check-out-stand to my right waiting on an attendant to fix a problem. I heard the attendant asking if they were trying to using their snap benefits, they replied, yes. They also had a big bag pf charcoal and other BBQ stuff and a bunch of chips.
Once I pied for my stuff I headed for my car. On the way to my car I noticed the same family loading up their stuff in a Cadillac Escalade. I have no clue what year it was, but it looked fairly new to me. The guy looked big, healthy and very fit to me(Romes would have been all excited (-;).

I have no idea why this type of shopping with SNAP is allowed. There doesn't seem to be any motivation for them to get off the program when you are eating like that.

Don't get me started on them allowing people to use it at the 7-11.
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July 4th, 2019 at 1:24:25 PM permalink
I thought food benefits were pretty minimal. Something like a $100 a month. How much can people actually get?
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darkoz
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July 4th, 2019 at 2:18:32 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I went to Walmart today to get some steak and other stuff to grill. When I got to the meat section there was a black couple in their late 20's and their 3 young toddlers (one called out daddy so I must assume it was their dad) blocking the T-bone's while they were loading the T-bones up in their already packed cart, I noticed a big bad of frozen Jumbo shrimp. That's a good thing since It made me remember I needed some as well. After they moved on, I gabbed a few T-bones for myself. A while later when I arrived at the self checkout the same family was also at self check-out-stand to my right waiting on an attendant to fix a problem. I heard the attendant asking if they were trying to using their snap benefits, they replied, yes. They also had a big bag pf charcoal and other BBQ stuff and a bunch of chips.
Once I pied for my stuff I headed for my car. On the way to my car I noticed the same family loading up their stuff in a Cadillac Escalade. I have no clue what year it was, but it looked fairly new to me. The guy looked big, healthy and very fit to me(Romes would have been all excited (-;).

I have no idea why this type of shopping with SNAP is allowed. There doesn't seem to be any motivation for them to get off the program when you are eating like that.

Don't get me started on them allowing people to use it at the 7-11.



And yet you really are just making a judgment call about people you know nothing about.

The car could have been borrowed from a family member. Or rented. Or an Uber.

The husband could be working (you are eligible for snap if you work but your paycheck still leaves you and your dependents under the poverty level.

Your determination the guy is fit is based in an observation of him shopping? The guy could have any number of hidden ailments. Hell, the guy could have cancer and yoj wouldn't know that.

Very upsetting people judge others based on SNAP judgements (pun intended)
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July 4th, 2019 at 2:24:01 PM permalink
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Very upsetting people judge others based on SNAP judgements (pun intended)



Some of my most life changing decisions have been the result of SNAP judgements. You might not have gotten robbed if you were better at SNAP judgements.
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darkoz
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July 4th, 2019 at 2:49:08 PM permalink
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Some of my most life changing decisions have been the result of SNAP judgements. You might not have gotten robbed if you were better at SNAP judgements.



Ridiculous claim

You might not have been born if your parents were better at Snap judgments.

Just as meaningless
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July 4th, 2019 at 2:56:06 PM permalink
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Ridiculous claim

You might not have been born if your parents were better at Snap judgments.

Just as meaningless


Oh snap! Shots fired.




And I was just asking some questions to the experts on this stuff. I donít really know much about this free handouts biz, but figure since Iím paying way more into it than Iím getting out of it, I may as well try to get something if I can.
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darkoz
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July 4th, 2019 at 3:25:13 PM permalink
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Oh snap! Shots fired.




And I was just asking some questions to the experts on this stuff. I donít really know much about this free handouts biz, but figure since Iím paying way more into it than Iím getting out of it, I may as well try to get something if I can.



You pay for prisons too.

Intend to get some use out of those?
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July 4th, 2019 at 5:15:30 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

You pay for prisons too.

Intend to get some use out of those?


Of course, keeping criminals away from me.
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billryan
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July 4th, 2019 at 7:10:00 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

I thought food benefits were pretty minimal. Something like a $100 a month. How much can people actually get?



Most of the people I work with, mostly near homeless vets, get between $115 and $195. That's for single males. Families and females are handled by other volunteers. I've taken the food stamp challenge a few times. It's challenging but one can eat okay . Problem I see is if you are homeless, getting free frozen food doesn't help much. Food stamps aren't good for ready to eat foods. You can buy ham and you can buy bread with food stamps but you can't buy a ham sandwich. At 7-11, one can use SNAP to buy a whole frozen pizza but not to buy two hot slices.

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