This lady sold her food stamps to get the iPhone 5 smh that's dumb...the money for the food stamps coming outta my check—
Krazyyyyy (@HollaAtKrazy) September 29, 2012
Out: #Obamaphone. In: iPhone paid for with sold food stamps. At least, according to Twitter it is. And, thanks to President Obama’s suspension of some work requirements, the number of able-bodied Americans on food stamps has doubled.
DRUDGE: “Report: Number of able-bodied adults on food stamps doubled after Obama suspended work requirement…” Wow!—
Janie Johnson (@jjauthor) September 30, 2012
More from The Heritage Foundation:
A new report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) confirms that food stamp participation doubled among able-bodied adults after the Obama Administration suspended the program’s work requirements. As Heritage’s Kiki Bradley notes:
The welfare reform of 1996 requires that after three months on food stamps, recipients be engaged in some kind of work activity for at least 20 hours a week. Tucked away in the mammoth 2009 so-called “stimulus” spending bill was the suspension of this requirement for able-bodied adults with no children.
The result has been that between 2008 and 2010, the number of these able-bodied adults on food stamps doubled—from 1.9 million to 3.9 million, according to CRS. (Total participation is now at roughly 47 million, or one in seven Americans.)
Yes, he did. And a result?
Yep. While that Twitter user was joking, guess what is actually happening? Twitchy reported back in April about rampant food stamp fraud. Now that fraud includes the selling of food stamps to purchase … the latest iPhone. No, really.
I wonder how many people lining up for the new iPhone 5 are also accepting food stamps. Just asking…—
Ben Marchi (@marchimb) September 22, 2012
Asked and Twitter answers.
Anyone trying to buy the iPhone 5 with food stamps?! I know the spot. Lmao.—
Hype (@HaiHype) September 29, 2012
If bitches selling they foodstamps for an iphone 5 they dont need it … point __ .—
SusιεCαrмιcнαεl (@Bravoo_Hoee) September 23, 2012
Bxxtches round heaa selling all their li food stamps faa a iPhone 5 .! Bol—
Shaii Mf' Williamss (@shaibang) September 23, 2012
Bought my iPhone 5 with Food Stamps 😁—
Morgan (@OhSnapItsParker) September 29, 2012
Who gt sum God damn food stamps I need 300 for 150 LOL I KW y'all want da iPhone 5 son u better sell em dm me lol—
JUICY CAKES (@shandam4) September 25, 2012
Some lady tried to buy an iPhone 5 with food stamps. Louie told her she should probably leave now—
Christina Moneta (@cmoneta7) September 27, 2012
Some rachet bitch said " imma cash in 400$ of my foodstamps so I can get 200$ to get the iPhone 5 "—
LOVEBUG … (@_SadeMonique) September 22, 2012
Trynna buy a iPhone 5 wit food stamps—
Ayo TeeJay (@JerkBoySwag) September 30, 2012
Which one of y'all ratchets selling food stamps tryna get that Iphone 5….sell em to me, i ain't judging at all…—
Dat Boy Nard (@IAmDatBoyNard) September 25, 2012
Im trynna to buy the iPhone 5 with Food Stamps—
Steven Spears (@SwallowMyBigEgo) September 29, 2012
"Ayee you got that iPhone 5 how much was it?" $100 worth of food stamps bitch—
October 12 (@OG_Bree_x) September 30, 2012
This girl on the bus said I wonder if I can use food stamps to buy a iPhone lls 😹😹😹😹—
D. Dior (@DominickDior) September 25, 2012
She’s offended. But buying an iPhone with tax-payer funded food stamps is totally fine. Other Twitter users notice a lot of iPhone use while using food stamps. Did they also cash them in to get that phone? Or are people who can afford iPhones and the expensive monthly data plans qualifying for food stamps?
Today This Girl didnt have enough Food Stamps to Pay for her donuts . Buht She Hadda Iphone . Smh—
Juicy J♡ (@_LickMy_Kicks_) September 30, 2012
i wish i had the iphone 5 like the people standing in front of me with the food stamps.—
sami synoraski (@samisynoraski) September 29, 2012
This woman has an iPhone 5 and food stamps…
One of these things don't not belong!!—
Katiera McClure (@KatttMcclureeee) September 28, 2012
Someday I hope to afford the new iPhone… like the girl in front of me with food stamps.—
Cleopatra Grey (@indeathwepart) September 29, 2012
WOW I just love how you took your food stamps out of your Chanel bag, with your perfectly manicured nails, holding your iphone….—
Jesse E (@jeselizondo) September 29, 2012
Just witnessed a girl checking twitter on her new iPhone while paying for groceries with food stamps.—
Brendan Schutt (@bschutt14) September 26, 2012
if you dotn want your food stamps cut VOTE FOR OBAMA
if you want a good education VOTE FOR OBAMA
VOTE FOR OBAMA FUCK MIT ROMEY—
bam bezzy thuggin (@bambezzythuggin) September 30, 2012
President Obama, creating or saving more Peggy the Moochers.
Bingo. Let’s fix it come November.