Hundreds of reports on Twitter from many parts of the country indicate that Electronics Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards (the electronic version of food stamps) are not working this afternoon.

https://twitter.com/SweetKisses_86/status/389102224825397249

https://twitter.com/Annuh93/status/389102130830639104

https://twitter.com/kaybaby_96/status/389102161709518848

Some Twitter users are blaming the government shutdown:

https://twitter.com/ATXChristina/status/389099841277538306

https://twitter.com/MsHairChic/status/389098392682381313

https://twitter.com/eruditeleo/status/389088590078410752

Actually, it probably is a coincidence. According to CBS, the problems can be traced to a glitch in a computer system upgrade. The federal EBT website has been shut down, however, and people calling the customer service line were told to try again later in the day.

Nevertheless, if the problem is not fixed soon, things could get ugly.

https://twitter.com/LCNEALY/status/389088327988961280

https://twitter.com/handsumdevil/status/389096865771188224

https://twitter.com/msprettysecret_/status/389094269816176640

https://twitter.com/thebrokenplate/status/389102350356733952

  • TYPE O NEGATIVE

    It’s sad for those who really need it, but most of these people will get on their cellphone with internet (which is better than my 5 year old Verizon “Regular cellphone), and go on their Ipads (my newest computer is 5 years old) and bitch about it.

    • KylaGWolf

      Lol my MacBook is five years old and I bought it used. Not on any kind of aid. My phone I am making payments on only reason I could afford it.

      • conservativechick

        These people are on a computer, paying for internet service, with photos of their tattoos & wearing designer sun glasses, talking about starvation? Only in America.

        • Thomas Darkvane

          What a lot of them do not think about is. That if they make 22k a year. They are considered rich in other countries. Only in America, would someone who has a cell phone, an Ipad, internet, would they bitch about being hungry.

          • Ariadnea

            Priorities are off in Liberal Minds. They would rather line up for new brand shoes than save for their foods and necessities.

          • Justin Hayes Yates

            Um, this is the dumbest post I’ve seen so far. Liberals (bums, hippies, lazy, etc..) You’ve got it backwards dumbass. Love how you morons call anything bad “liberal”. Go live in a communist nation is you want pure conservatives.

          • scw1000

            Concervative as it stands in the U.S. i.e. small govt, less taxes, is the oppostite of communism! you must have went to a public school! DUH!

          • Jay Law

            Folks, please go get an education before you show the rest of the world exactly how ignorant you really are. The shutdown isn’t because of what you think it is. A power outage has occurred. Your too busy holding your hand out to notice.

          • Princess

            Justin – go back to school. Wait, that must be where you didn’t learn spelling and grammar.

          • JL

            Mmmmmm sounds like someone is a “condescending individual”

          • sadgurl55

            There are mushrooms growing in my yard with more intelligence than you show. Conservatives don’t run around worried about EBT shutdowns and starving. We’ve got plenty of food. Other than Veterens and Retirees, very few Cons are dependant on Government handouts.

          • Jim Martinez

            Wow you really are an idiot, Communism is leftist like libturds.

          • daniel yo

            exactly .What do you mean i need to save for hard times I want to have fun today.

          • conservative2012

            I am not on EBT, but I have been stocking up on canned goods when they come on sale. Bulk items such as beans, rice, macaroni, sugar, and flour. Most of these people, if they’re not to proud, can get help from local churches.

          • LVRichardson

            They’re not too proud for food stamps. They ought not be too proud to get food from the local food banks if needed. But I doubt the food banks could sustain the mad rush that would ensue if food stamps were cut off for any length of time

          • AMERICAN Kafir™ ✓ certified

            The food banks don’t have what they want.

          • Marcia Miller-Nicotra

            Right like the junk food and the best steaks!

          • d gasawa

            You are absolutely right. I had to go to the food bank twice a few years ago, and both times I heard people complaining about what they got, and talking about the items they would throw away because they didn’t like them or didn’t want to cook from scratch. One lady only wanted pastries and boneless chicken breasts, said she would pitch the rest. BTW, I was the only person in line who didn’t have a cell phone and a $5 pack of cigarettes.

          • http://1389blog.com/ 1389AD

            What they want is to live lives of debauchery while killing the goose that lays the golden eggs (namely, us).

          • Bruce

            This is smart because if there is an actual fiscal shutdown, you read what they will do….they will riot. And they will start by looting grocery stores, so it could be several days until they can get back up and running.

          • daniel yo

            What i am getting at every one that works should put away a portion of his or her pay check in the anticipation of losing their job.Many of us do that most take the money they make and make vacations with the family, electronics,boats,new cars,painting the house,etc a priority.Then when something bad happens they whine and cry that they don’t have any money and they need to take the money of other hard working individuals to cover up the fact that they were ,to sorry to do the right thing.

          • http://1389blog.com/ 1389AD

            I’m one of the people who DID save up, for my retirement. Then I lost my job and had to get a part time job in retail that doesn’t really make ends meet. Then I ran up some hospital bills. As a part time worker I didn’t have insurance to cover them, and didn’t earn enough to pay for private insurance.

            Hospital says that because I have some retirement money I have to spend all of THAT because their low-income assistance program doesn’t apply to anybody who has savings. To top it all off, some of the hospital billing was fraudulent.

            Bottom line: you get punished for doing the right thing.

          • daniel yo

            Someone should explain the concept of three to people.Cash,savings and retirement account.

          • http://1389blog.com/ 1389AD

            It doesn’t matter what form you put your savings in. Most of mine is in the retirement account, but because I’m old enough to take some of it out, they expect me to deplete it to pay a bill that was fraudulent in the first place.

            There’s a consumer fraud issue with the hospital with regard to that bill, and I’m seeking legal advice, but that’s a story for another day.

            Because of Obamacare and the welfare state, that particular hospital is hemorrhaging money. They are trying to make up the difference by scamming those few responsible working people who aren’t on public assistance who end up in their clutches.

            No matter what a doctor tells you, NEVER go to an emergency room unless you are either extremely wealthy or are on public assistance. They’ll use up all your insurance AND all your savings and they will NOT give you proper treatment.

          • Josue Maceda

            absolutely right

          • Jennifer Witt

            We had the same problem with our hospital bills for our baby in the NICU. You really have to watch them with their billing. I’m not even talking a couple of hundred. I’m talking tens of thousands. She ended up being $800,000.00. It would have been even more if we hadn’t been paying attention. Luckily we had insurance and Medicaid covers infants under a certain weight. Sorry about your difficulties. I hope things start looking up.

          • Princess

            DON’t pay that hospital bill. Retirement is immune to debts. If you are not of age to collect it, they can’t take it.

          • Joseph P. Martino

            IL’ve heard this called the “go to hell” fund. Keep it in case you have to tell your boss where to go, so you can survive while looking for another job.

          • daniel yo

            Exactly.If you really want and don’t just want to make excuses why you can’t there are many painless ways to save.But once most people get money saved they have an emergency ,they need the newest big screen their old one just isn’t good enough anymore.

          • Jay Law

            Right on. For some reason folks think we, “OWE” them something. Get off your butts and get a job. Your works are measured in hell.

          • May Leen

            have you tried a local church lately ?

          • May Leen

            have you tried a local church lately ?

          • Myke Carter

            But I pay taxes for charity. lol

          • jim shoe

            Well you get the picture if you are not able to support and pay for a child don’t have one to go on welfair O I’m sorry that’s the way things are done these days

          • Bruve Lai

            You cant then they will say you don’t need your bennefits

          • http://1389blog.com/ 1389AD

            Exactly.

            OTOH, those who “earn” all their money in CASH from illicit activities (such as theft, prostitution, cooking meth, you name it) are eligible for every possible form of government aid.

          • John J. Virden

            Yea, your right. Had a little “disturbance” over the new Jordan’s in Atlanta last weekend.

          • Listenear2me

            In Baltimore and probably other places, EBT cards were buying some non-food things…..until the FEDS rolled in on ’em.

          • http://www.facebook.com/johnabraham.anderson John Abraham Anderson

            Here in Yuma, they can even buy Starbucks with their EBT card, and shop at gas stations, etc. As long as what you purchase is “cold”, it’s considered “not-prepared”, so they can use the EBT card to purchase it, no matter what type of food item it is.

          • http://1389blog.com/ 1389AD

            My last pair of shoes I paid $0 for. Somebody else threw ’em out. I repaired them myself. No idea what brand they are/were.

            I work in retail making just over minimum wage at a part time job. I am nearly 60 with various health problems and thanks to Obamacare I will have no insurance AT ALL. The boss told me I’d probably be eligible for some kind of subsidy on the healthcare.gov website and insisted I look at it, so I did. Of course the Obamacare website isn’t working.

            I don’t earn enough to pay much in the way of premiums, plus I have a modest level of retirement savings. If they require me to exhaust all of my retirement savings before qualifying for reduced rates then I’m out of luck. Before long I’ll have to pay a huge Obamacare tax penalty and still not have any coverage.

            Make NO mistake: it’s a war against the middle class and working class, and ESPECIALLY a war of extermination against white people.

          • Mary Carpenter

            Just be patient 1389AD. Once the system is fixed, you should qualify to have the govt pay most of your premiums. Don’t give up on that. Keep trying to get on their website. I don’t know if retirement savings will count toward income as no one has discussed that. You are exactly the kind of person Ocare was designed to help. Yes it is a mess right now, and I am neither a dem or repub but I see the potential here. Unfortunately people with middle class incomes will be paying for your care and many others in your situation. Best to you.

          • http://1389blog.com/ 1389AD

            I think it will be an extremely long time before any kind of properly functioning website is up. When it is up, the level of care will be skimpy. The co-pays and deductibles will be high, so if I get sick I will indeed have to deplete my retirement savings. Like many others, I don’t expect to be able to retire at all.

            The reason I don’t make enough money to pay my own premiums is because Obamacare has been hanging over the economy for the last 5 years, and nobody wants to hire someone who is nearly sixty years of age for full time work because of the insurance costs. I do have skills but I was in the IT industry and too many of the jobs were outsourced. I went to the trouble of retraining myself in newer skills but then I was competing with younger people who already had experience (or claimed to have experience) with those newer skills.

            Obamacare really does need to be defunded and repealed. It’s literally forcing some people into depending on the government (i.e., other taxpayers) but the system won’t be solvent and the level of health care will be severely inadequate.

          • eugenia joyner

            First off let me start off by saying I have a very high tech cell phone (galaxy note 2) I have Ipods and my daughtet has s tablet as well and much needed 2 complete a lot of her homework assignments. I obtained those things because I worked with a company (Comcast) for 6+ year’s and have worked hard 4 everything I have. When I was let go N January I survived 4 as long as I could but I eventually had 2 get on aid.so I am 1 who recieves food stamps 2 feed my family. U people who r on here passing judgment on other people who are receiving government aid shud B careful of what u say because even tho u may have a old ass cellphone and old ass computer and never had to B on aid shit happens beyondya control. And 1 day u just might need thee same aassistance that u were on here downplaying!

          • Mary Carpenter

            Eugenia – I think most all the posters on here realize there as some folks who badly need and deserve the help when they hit a rough spot. They just don’t come out and say so on all posts.

          • JL

            I totally agree Eugenia…Sickens me to see the judgments and ignorance.

          • http://Thebeautybeat.com tiamariacat

            Guest, when I was out of work I was not eligible for food stamps or anything else , so feel lucky that you were. I ate a package of 6 bagels for the week & I have a nice family who fed me. I also shut of my Droid & turned on my ‘ old ass ‘ cell phone ( I have a whole box o’ them having spent 13 yrs w a major cell co ) , I also shut off my cable & home phone. I am back to work now & guess what? I am still using the the ‘old ass’ cell phone & the home phone is still off. I’ve learned that I don’t need them.
            Yes, ‘ shit happens’ to some of us. The fighters eventually get back on their feet, while others simply choose to advantage of the system and make a career out of it at taxpayer’s expense. Those are the people we are speaking of in this forum.

          • Nonnaann

            They have been spoon fed for many years. It is not an option to cut them off without notice.

          • Jakob Hendrix

            a dollar will buy a days worth of food in those countries

          • JMW

            See, that’s the problem right there… these people don’t think… they just react… ebt is down because of a computer glitch for a half a day and they are talking about starvation and rioting. The media has this problem as well…. the government is shutdown for a day or two and they are screaming about Armageddon. This country is filled with adult children that just want a daddy to take care of them.

          • Guest

            uhhh For all of you, i make 13k a year working at cvs. No kids. single male, with a 900 monthly rent, 160$ light bill on avg a month, 80$ water bill on avg a month and 110 monthly bill for internet,cable and home phone. and 90$ a month for a cell phone. Now on top of that i pay my college tuition every semester. barely have enough money for living expenses for clothes,food and etc. but internet is an essential for worldwide information and also school assignments oh yea btw im 20yrs. and yes i get gov asst, but my foodstamps are only 65$ a month. So dont you all go complaining about people bxtching over not being able to use their ebt cards. because it is a scary thing when you can already can barely afford to live in this economy.

          • davidfige

            First off How about Cutting the Cable TV, Home Phone, and $90 Cell phone bill… Plus why is you power $160, and water $80 a month.. We have a family of three that don’t use that much… It’s called Priorities… eating or watching TV, while playing on the Smart phone…. Dude I got nothing for ya…

          • Mel

            Why should I have to help you with $65 for food when you pay $90 for a cellphone and have cable? I don’t have either because I can’t afford them.

          • Princess

            What state do you live in? Your college isn’t making you any brighter. Just what you listed adds up to $16,080. annually and you forgot to now add in your Obama healthcare premium/penalty plus that figure doesn’t include the college you say you pay for. Choke on it. Just like the government, your numbers don’t add up. 160. for light? You got grow lights on 24/7 or what? Shut some lights off, turn off your computer when you are not on it. Plug everything electric into a power strip (if you are that poor, shouldn’t be much) and shut off the power strip when you walk out the door. $80 for water per month. BS. Mine is $90 every 2 months and there are 4-5 people living here. Dump your cable and home phone. That is what I had to do because of this financial environment. Ya baby, means you got to give up those “necessities” you think you need so bad. I don’t even know what it is like to eat in a restaurant or have a night out anymore. Quit your damn whining. When was the last time you went out to the bar with your friends and dropped $100? Bet it was sometime in the past 7 days.

          • Thomas Cake

            We said princess…this asshole thinks he’s entitled to cable/computer and internet/cell phone. ALL of which he can live without!

          • Well Done

            huli is, quite likely, full of the stuff some of these tweeters say is gonna get real.

          • Guest

            huh?? i dont know whats going on tweeter since i dont have one. So im not sure what you statement means

          • http://1389blog.com/ 1389AD

            It depends on what state and locality you live in. Light bills and other utilities in some places are exorbitant. I live in a motorhome in an unincorporated area so I live just about as cheaply as a person can live. But the job market around here sucks.

            Please leave huli04 alone. As he mentions below, he is also caring for family members. There are a few people on EBT with legitimate needs.

          • Princess

            Job market everywhere sucks. Obama doesn’t give a rats azz about anyone but himself. He is set for life and he is going to suck every thin dime he can out of it for as long as he can and his wife says we can all just eat rice cakes.

          • http://1389blog.com/ 1389AD
          • Princess

            1389AD – 100% agree.

          • Morris

            Now that is right! Judge not what he says–just judge his actions. I can’t believe people cannot figure this out. Put very succinctly, he is a radical racist muslim statist, intent on bringing the United States to the level of a third world nation (ultimately under shariah law).

          • Princess

            huli04 didn’t mention other family members he was supporting to begin with. So, do I believe him now or not? Or does it really matter, since we are out of other peoples money anyways and one step away from turning a once great nation into a third world nation?

          • Guest

            uhh bxtch get off my dick and comment find somewhere else to bxtch

          • Princess

            “Guest” – You can’t handle the truth. Too bad.

          • JL

            She is OCD with certain people on this page.. Ignore her. She needs help.

          • 1curiousmama

            I agree with the price of utilities. We are a family of 3 – hubby often travels for work, so some weeks its only 2 of us.. but our water bill is always around $75!! 2 years ago it was only $45.. the fees associated with the water billing company have went up and since we are in a complex , we have to pay the community manager – we cannot have any outstanding bills. The fees are constantly changing and it makes no sense. Complaining never helps.. and no one can explain to us why the fees differ from month to month. Right now we have all the windows open and no ac (we live in the south and its not yet fall weather here! lol) in order to get the price of our electric down in order to afford the water bill.

            So, I feel for people dealing with high utilities – sometimes there is no option with that and you just have to deal with it.

          • Marcia Miller-Nicotra

            Uhhhh you ever heard of a library? Last I heard you could use the internet for free! Try turning off some lights if you electric bill is too high! We work hard and nearly 50% of our salaries go to you and your food stamps so boo friken hoo!

          • Pamela Barnett

            libraries limit useage per person to 2 hours per day in my area – good luck doing all your research and citations on a X page paper that’s due the next morning in 2 Hours.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            You should apply for the Pell grant, then. They cover college tuition, plus give a little extra for living expenses. You don’t have to go to a fancy-schmancy college (which means going further in debt) to get a good education. As an independent student in my 30’s, I qualified… and even though it was a grant, I still made the dean’s list the 3 years I attended, with a 3.8GPA.

          • Candy Davis Carson

            Sorry. You’re wrong. I go to a cheap college…actually picked it because of price which is not a good way to pick, and I get the max Pell and it does not cover the full college tuition. They keep knocking grant money down. I have a 3.89 and still will not be covered. Your utilities depend a lot on the region so you cannot possibly look down on someone else because they legitimately need help to pay all expenses.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            I never looked down on the person I replied to. I merely offered another path. I was fortunate that my grant DID cover all of my classes, as well as books and a little extra for living expenses. This was in 2005-2008, so I don’t know how it is now.

          • Faith Foster

            actually, once you get past community college the pell grant doesn’t cover tuition. you would have to take loans.. and this last semester with 16 credits, and books, for most classes couldn’t get used and they were insane, I went over the pell grant and ended up in part of my loan check.. next semester should level off.. two books I have carry over. however, when I go to ODU, one of the less expensive colleges in the area, but still has a high employment rate in northern VA, the tuition per semster exceeds the pell grant. so then my loans will go to that. now I’m going to have an issue covering childcare, as my loans go to that and groceries. my paycheck is crap during the school year, so that doens’t always cut it. If my boyfriend didn’t fill in the gaps now, I’d be further in debt when I get out of school..I have two kids too for whom I get pretty much no child support for… smh. I have a 4.0 so I have a good chance at scholarships. but not everyone sits on a high GPA. that just means they don’t value their education, or they are in the wrong field. but to say that the pell grant covers tuition and a little extra is a stretch beyond community college

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            You can still obtain an associate’s degree on a Pell at a community college. I never said anything about going beyond a community college.

          • Tera Blair Kirk

            He’s 20 his parent’s income is still considered on a financial aid app. Which I’m guessing is too high for pell. Not defending his baby like whining, just offering a rebuttal to your comment.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            Ah yes, there is that. And I suppose he won’t qualify now until he’s 26 and off his parents’ insurance.

          • Thomas Cake

            $160 for a light bill!!? I own a 2800 sq ft home, and my elec bill is’t much more! Turn off some lights, dickhead, get rid of your cable and cell phone until you get more income. Do it like the rest of us…CUT BACK! Stop bitching about the freebies you don’t get from the rest of us. FUCK YOU, LAZY ANIMAL!! GET A 2ND JOB! I, and many others have done that!

          • Craig Bevil

            get a roommate.
            It what I did when I was in school – and after – to make ends meet.
            That would free up what…$580/month right there.
            (1/2 rent = $450 and 1/2 of electric bill = $80)
            At one point I had 2 roommates in an efficiency apartment.
            Back when I was your age, it was embarrassing to be on govt assistance and not something you bragged about.

          • trixie

            Ditch the cellphone, you already have a home phone, use the computer labs at school. There, I just saved you $200 dollars, more than you get with food stamps. I have been there. Cellphones are a luxury, not necessity. Same with cable and internet.

          • 1curiousmama

            I agree with you. We have a decent income and not many bills – no credit cards etc -but after needs are taken care of, we only had enough money for a few wants – which does not include a cell for myself, so I do without. Why can’t other people live without a cell/cable etc? I know it’s more inconvenient to use school or library internet, but sometimes that’s life.. our complex clubhouse has a small computer room that has free internet and a few computers to use..even some lower income housing have things like that now in our area.. Maybe some folks are unaware of free internet at the library etc..

          • daniel yo

            Before telling us how bad you need to steal our money.Get a cheaper apt and roommate turn off cable,internet and home phone,turn off cell phone and get prepaid. cut down on utilities like the rest of us have to do.you are an example of a leech.you are stealing $65 a month from hard working peopleand duh get a better paying job and if school is getting in the way of supporting yourself quit and get a full time job or 2 part time jobs.You have no right to a free ride.

          • TexasMom2012

            Go to night school. Took me eight years but finished with a 3.7 average and only $2000 in loans. Didn’t try for a Pell grant or food stamps…. Wouldn’t have even if I had thought of such a thing. Would have sold blood first.

          • Guest

            you go ahead and sell you blood once a month to live off and see the toll such a ignorant thing would do to you. when a simple gallon of milk is nearly 5 dollars. you’ll be half dead trying to sell your plasma to pay for food monthly along with people your have to take care off. id love to see howd that would turn out. When suppose to live in a country of immigrants. for one, For two most of you dont understand that we are as strong as our weakest person. You all make if sound like gov aid is hurting the system. whats hurting the system is people like you, whom constantly turn their back on people and then are surprised when those people turn their backs on this country.

          • Mary Carpenter

            Stay in school huli04. You really need it. Badly.

          • huli04

            Get a life mary carpenter. And sell your blood aswell I’m sure that will you out somewhat like the dumb broad whom stated it. Smh. I obvisously see that this blog main reason was to attract people like you with that being said bye

          • Catherine Guida Krostek

            Sorry but I don’t agree with you. Aid should be given to the sick and the people who can’t work. He’s young. I’m more than twice his age, and I have 2 jobs. I didn’t have all those things when I was his age. I didn’t even have a stereo. I went out on my own and worked to get what I needed. Cable, internet and cell phones are luxuries. You can go to the library for free internet. Or go back home and live with your parents if you can afford to pay your bills. If we keep giving our hard earned money for taxes to give to people who waste it on things that we can’t afford, eventually there won’t be money for those who really do need the help. Give money by all means to people who need food or shelter. Entitlements were meant for that…not luxuries that many of us can’t afford and have to do without.

          • Guest

            you go ahead and sell you blood once a month to live off and see the toll such a ignorant thing would do to you. when a simple gallon of milk is nearly 5 dollars. you’ll be half dead trying to sell your plasma to pay for food monthly along with people your have to take care off. id love to see howd that would turn out. When suppose to live in a country of immigrants. for one, For two most of you dont understand that we are as strong as our weakest person. You all make if sound like gov aid is hurting the system. whats hurting the system is people like you, whom constantly turn their back on people and then are surprised when those people turn their backs on this country.

          • Well Done

            uhhh, for you, huli. cry us a river, fool. you go to college and work, what is your problem? do you want 50K$ a year for your efforts? shut up.

          • May Leen

            Absolutely. People judge and they cannot walk in your shoes if they had to. Minimum wages keep people starved barely able to make it from day to day, forget about saving a dime. I am disabled on EBT and it sucks , all of it. Disabled not by my own wish. But Negligence after hurricanes despite all the released funds, we did not get a penny and paid Ins for nothing.

          • David Mothkovich

            You can save yourself some dollars and still have most of what you need, if you just have internet, get magic jack for a phone and hulu for tv.. save about a $100.00 a month if you don’t mind waiting a few days to see your favorite shows. Also, you can get a cheap phone at Walmart pay as you go, or even unlimited talk “Basic” phone.. which will save you a bit more.

            I don’t know too many people that bitch about someone who is going to college and working receiving benefits.. I think people are mostly angry about the “obvious cases of fraud”.. that they see daily at Walmart.

            Good luck.

          • Mary Carpenter

            Where do you live huli04? Where I live you can rent an apt. for $399/month that is clean and safe, if not fancy. (Ohio). There are 2 people in my home, and I pay $85/month for elec, $90/month for TV and internet, have a tracfone for $15/month, about $75/month for gas. Water is maybe $45/m onth. If your EBT system goes down, call a friend or family member and see if they can seat 1 more at the table (Bet they can). Most people know that computer systems that go down are usually up within 24 hrs, many times much much less than that. Note for the future: get a giant pack of ramen noodles, and box of oatmeal or cheap cereal, and the cheapest drink you can find. Store that away for just such an occasion. Don’t like ramen noodles? Then you’re not truly hungry. I eat them often when my bills get ahead of me, b/c I am retired and on a fixed income. No, not a diet I would recommend long-term, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

          • Guest

            Louisiana and once my comment is approved you’ll be able to read what i wrote early. Good you all. that your cost of living is cheaper. Here out water bill is trash (24$ mnthly) and water appx 56$ monthly. together 80$ a monthly. and light are 130 on avg and its combind with gas which is 35$ a monthly for a total of 164$ a monthly. MY whole pov (point of view) is stop trying to generalize everything with foodstamp even those like myself whom take care of my younger sibling and my disabled parent and i only get 65$ a month of f.s. I dislike this blog because if has a hidden prejudice about it. and my comments have nothing to do with the computer error that’s hours. i only stated that of course the users are going to complain because they were scared some in similar situations like mind and some far worst off but im sure they felt the fear of how are they going to fit affording food which bread is 3$ and milk is 5$ and egg 4$ a dozen into their already financially struggling life and this is the last comment ill post on this blog because is aggravating. but i ration my food everyday as long as my disabled mother and little sister can eat healthy than im ok.

          • Princess

            So, you get to claim “Head of Household” and 3 dependents including yourself. You get extra for your disabled mother. You pay ZERO in taxes and on top of that you get ANOTHER 6k-8k from the government that you NEVER paid in under the Earned Income Credit. Great. There is no problem there. And, if you didn’t know any of this, like I said, college isn’t doing you much good.

          • Catherine Guida Krostek

            Yes, but shouldn’t they be scared because someday there might not be money to give. They shouldn’t be spending it on things that many of us who work very hard don’t buy for ourselves. If they get money to pay for food or shelter, fine, but don’t spend money on things that aren’t necessities. How about putting the money they spend on those things in the bank for the future so if something like this happens again, they won’t have to be scared!

          • huli04

            @catherineguidakrostek:disqus ok and thats the problem when you go generalizing people, your do not
            see this happening yourself but ever once in a while your get a dumbass
            that has a shit load of money that abused the food stamp system, not
            family that need it because they know they have to off it for an entire
            month, and sometimes your dont always get it. Government assistance is
            to help people struggling so that they can get back on their feet. some
            people take longer than other depending on the situation, but you cant
            generalize a whole group of people based on a few things your heard by
            ear. No one on this Earth has a right to judge. but again everyone know
            food taxed are high and the price of food is high, the 65$ i get a month
            dont last me a week, i only use it to buy the essential liquids such as
            water and juice that is needed to my household to replenish their
            bodies. All of the produce such as the actually grocery are the most
            expensive and because i dont get enough in foodstamps i pay out of
            pocket. but it doesn’t phase me because im always on the run and stay
            busy i can careless if they cut foodstamp for myself because, i havent
            always had it and i already dont get much and still end up paying
            hundreds out of pocket grocery. and whom ever says food is cheap their a
            damn lie. My big issue with this blog is people generalizing people
            that use gov aid as if they all abuse it but they dont. and on top that
            they try to blame it all on a race that most people of its ethnicity
            refuse gov aid out of pride. their approx 38mil African Americans in
            this Country. and 230 Caucasian. Not including other racial groups. but
            guess what out of that total of 268mil American Caucasians are the ones
            that take of a majority of gov assistant user. Some are rich and abuse
            the system and some just as normal and trying my a difference but need a
            little help. but your all need to stop generalizing gov assistant with
            blacks and hood people abusing it. because cell phone or not this world,
            this age is based on communication/network transfer anyone not involved
            in it will be left behind and majority if not 82$ of thing in our
            economy involve things that are solely internet based. their are greater
            things people need to worry about that how people are spending there
            foodstamps. we all pay taxes for everything we have. But yet you can
            complain if you make so much money and the gov takes a shit load of
            taxes from your and primarily fund foodstamps with it. Then yea your one
            income makes a huge difference for millions of family.

          • JL

            Will be praying for you.. hope it gets better

          • http://1389blog.com/ 1389AD

            I eat ramen noodles on a very regular basis and drink mostly water and coffee. But too many carbs are not good for anybody. Despite the government food propaganda you need a considerable amount of proteins and fats to be healthy. The food pyramid is all wrong and too many carbs (yes, even “complex” and “high-fiber” carbs) leads to obesity and metabolic disorders.

            Check out the dollar stores for cans or bottles of peanuts and other nuts. They have proteins and fats, and are a lot easier to deal with, and to digest, than beans.

          • Shod Pell

            You can get a cell phone for half what you’re paying now. For 45 bucks a month it includes unlimited talk, text, and data. Dump your cable and your internet, it is solved above. Check into satellite TV, much cheaper where I live. Ya got a cell phone why do you need a landline at home? Most 3rd world countries do not have landline phones because they don’t have the infrastructure to support them, almost everyone has a cell phone or a sat phone less infrastructure to support less cost to the consumer. You said you are going to college, why don’t you use some of that education for something else other than keeping your ears from touching each other?

          • huli04

            STFU, I live in the United States of America, not some 3rd world country. You Red**** H***, so i will not put myself behind to live as if i were in a 3rd world country. My landline is so my mom can reach me, my cell is for work and for emergency calls from my fam so they can reach me. Your not worth any explanation go read my other comments and go to bed sir and stay you old ass off the internet. You are going to search for the smallest detail to come out with outrageous scenarios.

          • Guest

            Well the mod on this site keep removing my comments. Smh. Selective judgement

          • WilliamAmos

            Try using less hateful language. Name calling just leads to flame wars. Calling each other spiteful names is not good for debate.

          • jeannie stanley

            if you have clean water to drink or shoes to wear you are considered rich compared to other countries-we are spoiled and blessed by God beyond compare

        • Ariadnea

          Imagine if most of taxpayers grow sick and tired in paying this bloated government and decide to stage a civil disobedience by withholding paying their taxes? Who will be the first to riot?

          • Nonnaann

            I am not sure, but the Presidents private army would likely come see you

          • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100000337746065/ Thomas Kanary

            Obama voters? Of course.

          • The_Donald_2016

            Some leaders create a sound business environment, jobs and prosperity.
            Others preside over division, crisis and a food stamp economy.

          • sodenb

            18 holes, 36 holes, I don’t care what it takes-I will not rest.

          • Well Done

            Yes, that’s what 0bamacare is for, hundreds of thousands of new jobs in bureaucracy will be created. Maybe some of the doctors and nurses who get laid off can get those jobs.

          • GaylePutt

            As far as I know, the only department in the bloated federal bureaucracy that actually earns a profit is NASA. All that money that people say is wasted brings a return when NASA sells that technology to private industry.

          • Brianna Aubin

            I don’t know whether NASA is earning a profit (though from what I know of them, I doubt it). What I do know is that their budget is around $25 billion – basically a federal rounding error. Entitlement money is a far larger concern than the comparative pittance the government spends on scientific research.

          • GaylePutt

            Perhaps not a huge monetary profit but in terms of technology it has given much to not only the US but the world as well. The budget is between 1% of the budget and 4.41% in it’s hayday. The point I was trying to make was that there is little to no profit in anything the government does. It can’t earn money, it can only take our tax dollars. It seems to me it would be far better to privatize many of the functions of government.

          • rmharrison

            Yeas I have considered

            It could happen

            Just imagine, through your company payroll, everyone had tax deductions stopped for one week

          • dr

            how the hell can someone hold onto there taxes. it come out your check.

          • Stephen

            EBT people will be first to riot and they will burn down their own neighborhoods

          • http://philippinewanderer.org/ Philippine Wanderer

            Well certainly, that way the government can build them new houses, better houses, bigger houses. Government will pay their rent, buy their groceries and get them a phone and maybe even pay for their transportation. Government will send them to school forever so anyone of them can be another Barack and never have to work a day in their lives. I bet this is Barack’s first job and he is making a mess of it.

          • Mary Carpenter

            Bring it on!

          • Ronald W. Jones

            The government would just print the money like it always does.

          • Listenear2me

            IRS speaking here….there WON’T BE ANY civil disobedience where anyone will not be paying any taxes. Is this a post by someone who lives in the U.S.? Those taxes are paid EVERY payday, if you’re still getting paid. And now with OBAMA CARE, they’ll be getting paid, even if you aren’t? Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!! “….WELL HEEL AND TOE AND HEEL AND TOE AND FINE, FINE, FINE!

          • Well Done

            No, no, the supreme court said if you don’t want health insurance, you pay a “tax”, OK? Don’t say “fine”.

          • Mary Carpenter

            Good idea Ariadnea. We could hold our taxes in escrow, like renters do, till the landlord fixes the problem. Our problem is handouts. Way to think!

          • Brianna Aubin

            How though? The money is withdrawn automatically from most peoples’ salaries before they even get their paychecks.

        • SawLogBackBone

          You should use caution with logic, you’re going to upset people that don’t deserve what they’ve been given for free for so long. It’s their RIGHT to get this, it was PROMISED to them, that’s why they VOTED.

          • Dave

            Prog logic: they have a RIGHT to something earned by the sweat of another man’s brow.

        • Jody Lefebre

          You sure got that right conservative chick!

        • http://reaganff.tumblr.com/ reaganFF

          I only wish I could upvote this again… and again… and again…

          • The_Donald_2016

            Taxes are stolen from you at the point of a gun and handed over to the welfare leeches who stuff the ballot box for the vermin in Washington to orchestrate this theft.

      • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

        I don’t even bother with any cell phone with internet, too much of a hassle. Also not worth the price in my opinion, as I have a notebook at home and the shop to take care of that.

        So how much longer with the EBT down until the first riot begins?

        • 1stworlder

          The better question is will they report it, they had a riot before when foodstamps went down but it was only local news.

      • TomJB

        These people being the ones featured in the story. As opposed to those people who pay for it

      • pajamakat

        My cell phone is 6 years old. I won’t give it up. I don’t text, don’t have an Iphone, Ipad or anything else.

      • Ghost_Babel

        Good for you! Keep up the good work!!!

      • Mary Carpenter

        My Apple desktop is 9 years old. I use a tracfone. No ipad or Kindle here. Car is 8 yrs old; house is 60 yrs old. But still I’m happy. I have put away money to get me through 6 months should anything serious happen. Plan ahead people!

        • 1curiousmama

          I hear ya Mary! I dont even have a cell.. we have trucks that are 16 and 28 years old.. my laptop was thrown out, but hubby got it and fixed it.. everything we have, save a few items, are hand me downs or bought on clearance/sale. Having really struggled for needs in the past has opened my eyes to what we can live without if need be.

    • duckthing

      And by “these people”, you mean what?

      • RubyTwoThree

        People that suck off the gov’t tit for a living i.e. those that could be working but don’t because they are lazy.

      • wwbdinct

        Welfare leeches. What part of that didn’t you get?

        • Rebecca Travis

          I’m sorry I am not a welfare Leech. I work i just don’t get paid enough to pay bills and buy food also. I also am not offered insurance by my work in anyway. Now my work is cutting hours again when they are suppose to be ramping up for the holidays with more hours. So all of you guys being like this are complete assholes..there are those of us who do need this.

          • JL

            Totally agree.. a lot of ignorance on this page.. SMH

        • Gary McElroy

          I’ve worked all my life with scoliosis until the pain got to be too much 3 years ago. I’m only 51 and can only walk for short distances. bending over to tie my shoes cuts off oxygen to my lungs. I’m not proud but I had to sign up for gvt assistance. Now I live in a shithole apartment and am jealous when I see people leaving for work in the morning. I know millions of bums milk the system but I’m not one of them. As a Staunch Republican I’m ashamed at some of you. I’m looking foward to death and wish I could take some of you with me.

          • JL

            Oh Gary I am so sorry for what you are dealing with.. Sorry for the ignorance such as expressed on this page. I truly hope it gets better for you and you don’t look forward to death any longer. I truly do..

        • eli dakate

          GOP loving pigs. As long as you and your rich friends get fed off the govt tit its all OK the minute someone else steps up to the trough they are all leeches. F in GOP bankrupted this country and drove gas prices up so high with all their BS wars. Now we pay military men $2million plus in lifetime pay and benefits for less than 15 years and people needing help with food are leeches, You and your GOP friends are the leeches. Pay workers such low wages they cant even feed themselves. Leech

        • vonna engelhardt

          Some people honestly need them and are not defrauding the government. Some children will go hungry because of htis

          • Jennifer Quail

            That’s what the Salvation Army and other religious organizations are for. If you REALLY need help, you can go there. I give to a mission where I suspect we have some dogmatic differences (I’m Catholic, I suspect based on their literature they’re evangelical Protestants, which I obviously religiously disapprove of) but they feed local families and provide entry-level work experience a lot more effectively than crying to the government. Give local, help local.

          • arcing

            Good for you Jennifer. I am a protestant who supports St. Vincent de Paul because they help people pay utilities.

          • Well Done

            vonna. no. it’s been, like one day, you idiot. has it occurred to you that all the heinous creeps in the 0bama admin need do is order the system to be down for 72 hrs? they could, then, implement martial law because all these useless wankers feel the right to riot if they don’t get a handout.

        • Guest

          You have lived a sheltered life. If you had cancer and couldn’t work and your kids were depending on EBT- where would you get your food? And how would you feel about a society that wrote crap like this?

          • Chase Crosby

            I know of multiple private charities that handle those kind of situations a lot better than the Government has. With money given and not taken.

          • Nina

            That is where people got it before Food Stamps. My Parish has a food bank and they make sandwiches for the homeless.

          • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

            Families, churches and charities used to look out for people before the government started stealing from people and redistributing wealth. If the government would get out of “charity” work, it could be that way again. Families, churches and charities are more impactful anyway.

          • 1curiousmama

            our church does wonderful things with donations from our members. In 2 weeks our small community raised 3k for needy kids to get food on the weekends when they obviously do not get their free/reduced breakfast/lunch from school. I sometimes wish we could donate more than we do. Maybe if some of our taxes went directly to charity I would feel better about that huge chunk coming from the paycheck every month.

          • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

            Because charity at the point of a gun is not charity. What government does is theft. What private charities do is charity.

          • Brian Robinson

            It’s only going to be for like a day or two. They ain’t going to go hungry. How many people do you know that only buy food for one day at a time? I there are those that do but it’s rare.

          • LVRichardson

            Danielle, your heart is bleeding all over your brains. Who do you know who has cancer and kids depending on EBT? No one. You’re just letting your imagination run away with you. Churches and communities and food banks and charities of all kinds have traditionally taken care of people in need. Then we got welfare and social security (if you’re disabled) and Medicaid and Section 8 housing and now “free healthcare.” This is all from your crappy society, that you think is so heartless. Our social welfare services have bloated our government and bankrupted our country, all for your imaginary cancer-ridden single mother of eight– a group that comprises a very small percentage of the overall population.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            Not to mention soup kitchens are under attack from the FDA… some can’t even GIVE out meals anymore.

          • Well Done

            It’s not just in the U.S., church groups up in Canada feed the poor but are “forbidden” from reading scripture to them. Fascinating how the bureaucracy stomps all over free speech when it’s something they see as a threat.

          • 1stworlder

            Why not stretch the fable farther and make it a moderate muslim riding a rainbow Pegasus unicorn? Go down to the benefits office and see the 3rdworld.

          • Well Done

            Danielle, one of the issues is that these things never used to be covered by government. Another of the issues is that your hypothetical example covers maybe one one-hundredth of one percent of EBT users. You are writing crap. Are you suggesting people who have cancer and have kids would starve without EBT? Because that is a load of the stuff these creeps say is gonna hit the fan. Shut up.

        • JL

          Yeah I saw those “welfare leeches” every day when I ran a medical facility for those that became too sick to work.. Yeah know the elderly in wheelchair, those disabled from accidents that can no longer walk and talk, down syndrome without family, those that had strokes and don’t have any short term memory.. those that worked their whole life that suddenly became sick and can’t work any more. yeah totally leaches that are lucky to get enough food stamps to buy what they need, that had their electricity shut off.. “These People” should be shoved into the street and starved to death. I hope it never happens to you ..

          • LVRichardson

            Why were those people in your medical facility and not “out in the street”, since you think that is where this heartless society would put them if it could? Back in the day, Americans counted on each other, and no one was in the street. Now everyone thinks the government should do what used to be done privately and effectively. And poverty is worse than it ever was. Good job, you bleeding hearts. Thanks for nothing.

          • JL

            You are right, Americans can’t count on each other. Thank God for the Government.

          • Seleita williams

            Thank you JL for your comments. People’s circumstances can change at any time. So I would think these “better than thou” leache haters be careful what they say!

          • Guest

            Sadly some people don’t have a heard at all and won’t get it until they experience it. They are judging something they don’t have a clue.

          • Princess

            Well JL – If the entitlement crowd hadn’t sucked the producer crowd dry, there would be money for those that have the need. But no, you have the mentality that everyone has the need. We are there, we have run out of other people’s money. Happy?

          • JL

            I agree there are some.. but the percentage of people that do that is low? Have you ever read a report about this? Been to social services? Visited an Adult Day Care? Before you start to reply on my comments, please educate yourself.. you are wasting my time “Princess”

          • GaylePutt

            No one is talking about those who truly need help. It’s the generational welfare and abusers that needs to change. No one is dispassionate towards those who truly need it.

          • JL

            Did you read this whole thread?

          • Well Done

            Yeah, JL, get stuffed, the idiots threatening riots are NOT those you describe and you know it. How like the Dems to move to irrelevant examples. Yes, that’s right, you aszwhole, none of us want any help given to, well, those you mention. I call BS on you, foghat, you NEVER ran a “medical facility for those that became too sick to work”. There is no such thing. Liar.

          • JL

            You sound so intelligent right now.. Google Adult Day Care sad you know so little

          • 1curiousmama

            Please, no one thinks the elderly or disabled should be hungry and on the street. What the majority of the posters are stating is that they are fed up with people who LIE and CHEAT the system in order to get assistance.. or folks who say “I cant afford food” yet have cell plans and high speed internet and a designer handbag to hold that EBT card… these are the leeches we are speaking of. I have a huge heart and concern for those who NEED help and cannot get, as I am sure most on here do also.

          • JL

            The post that I am reading is grouping everyone together and they are cold and heartless toward everyone that uses assistance. I have worked in the field and have rarely see the abuse mentioned. While I think you concern is sincere, I hope you realize not everyone is on assistance with cell plans and high speed internet holding designer bags. Please volunteer for the poor and get a first hand view of what is out there.

          • 1curiousmama

            I actually do volunteer and give. I am just not saying that. It is true. We are involved in many aspects of our church’s programs. People do care for those who are in need – Maybe this is why I get so angry at people abusing the system. I know people really need the help, but many are denied.. it seems like a cruel thing to deny someone basic food for their kids, yet the next person drives a car that costs more than both of ours combined and we see them walk up to the cashier with an ebt card. I do not want to pass judgement, but it seems like the whole system is backwards.

          • JL

            I actually agree with what you said.. and again, think your heart is sincere. What I mean by volunteering? Volunteer with Social Services. Those that do get EBT cards and assistance and you meet them first hand.. It is rare what everyone is saying. Not saying you won’t see what you mentioned.. but it is rare. And thank you, having a conversation with you is pleasant. Not like the attacks I have seen and experienced on this page for having a different opinion. You create change with how you are interacting, not those that are being attacking on this page. God bless you! ♥

      • EllSarl

        Um, these people = these people on EBT. Stop looking for trouble where there is none.

      • Steven Howard

        He means scam I g pos who need to quit relying on others and go to work or sell their phones and TVs to buy food

      • Victor J. Mackey

        ummm… YOU!

      • JT

        These people who are threatening to riot if Bambi doesn’t restore their god-given “right” to FREE CHEESE.

        • Jack Deth

          Not just any FREE CHEESE.

          FREE Gubbmint CHEESE!

          • T.O.

            LOL @ that!

        • Verona Keller

          I agree–freeloaders,most of them!My heart bleeds—-not.

          • “Freeloader”–Not

            Here is one of your “freeloaders”.

        • cajun_2

          THAT is exactly what Obamie wants. Riots in the street is better pr than his lies.

          • GaylePutt

            Here comes martial law…..just what Obama wants.

          • cajun_2

            Well, “never let a crisis go to waste”….

          • LVRichardson

            No, it’s what the liberals are always afraid of–the “masses” rioting in the streets. Throw more free stuff their way and maybe they’ll stay subdued for a little while longer. That’s the liberal mind-set. Control people by giving them stuff and hoping they’ll go away and stay quiet.

          • LaQueefa Matumba

            Sort of like when I give my dog a treat to make him behave

        • Daniel Archambeault – May

          they haven’t made “government cheese” in at least 25 years, you ignorant dolt

          • LVRichardson

            I’m pretty sure it hasn’t been 25 years since I last saw government cheese. Hmmm…time flies!

          • Princess

            Anyone who eats dairy eats government dairy because of all the farm subsidies for dairy producers.

        • brianguy

          IF ONLY it was gov’t cheese and powdered milk, instead of steak, lobster, KFC, McDonald’s, Burger King, and 7-11, think how much less WASTE would already have been generated by food stamps in the last 5 years alone!

          • 1curiousmama

            You know, we go to a local farmers market – organic home grown produce – we spent $28 and change and got enough produce for our family of 3 to eat fresh veggies all week.. maybe there needs to be a box program or wic like checks for people to cut down on fraud and abuse.

      • Dallas El Cazador

        The ones with EBT cards, knucklehead.

        • Andy from Beaverton

          If people were forced to use food stamps again, maybe the humility and shame would remove the unneedy from the walfare line.

          • Dallas El Cazador

            I don’t mind the cards, they cost the taxpayer less in the long run to administer. But they need to work with the food sellers to somehow code them so that only basics are allowed to be purchased, like flour, sugar, canned and fresh veggies, and maybe standard bread loaves. No soda, Ding-Dongs, deli items, alcohol, etc.

          • Jakob Hendrix

            Alcohol can not be purchased however the screening for food stamps should not be so lax for those people with children and have no choice but to work at mcdonalds and burger king to support their families foodstamps should be available

          • http://Thebeautybeat.com tiamariacat

            That’s how is USED to be…

          • amanda

            I agree with you. I have a friend on food stamps. They have paid into the system. Her husband is a vet and they don’t buy crap with them. If they want soda or a junk food item they save money and pay cash for it plus she uses coupons and buys it on sale. I wish more people on the system would do that!

          • Joe Huels

            The food stamp program should have the same restrictions that the WIC program has.

          • deb denomme

            Oh let me tell you, that’s the way it should be. I was at the meat market, and the couple in line in front of me had two huge bags of meat. One was sirloin steaks, one was center cut pork chops, I was buying hamburger in bulk to save some money.
            That was all they had, the bill totaled 138.oo buckeroos. That tells you how big the bags were! When this able bodied couple paid with a Michigan Bridge card, I thought my head was going to pop! My family works, and works hard, and I cannot spend money on meat like that. They live better then the average working American, and demand more. Its time for some controls on welfare, food stamps and Obamaphones. A two year life time limit would be a great start!

          • gman213

            I know how you feel. I stood behind some loser A$$ wipe who had designer jeans, cell phone, coach purse and she flipped lobster tail onto the conveyor belt. I about had a freaking meltdown when she pulled out that EBT card.

          • LVRichardson

            You shouldn’t worry about it too much. You just wouldn’t want to live that way. It’s not a good way to live. You have pride, they don’t.

          • Guest

            you can’t buy alcohol and tobacco on EBT (or energy drinks or prepared foods like deli items)… dumbass

          • brianguy

            but you can buy t-bones, rib eyes, lobster, crab legs, name brand versions of EVERY staple, McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King, and 7-11, plus get cash back from EBT! and people know it and use it to every advantage possible. not to mention half the users are so dumb, they can’t even manage to buy enough food that will last a few weeks and/or run out of money well before the 1st of next month.

            dumbass

          • Mary

            actually some deli allow people to buy prepared food. what they do is sell them the uncooked item and then cook it, but it is sold for the same price as anyone else coming in with cash.

          • Daniel Archambeault – May

            You don’t get “cash back” off EBT. Cash Assistance is an entirely different benefit

            Dumbass

          • LVRichardson

            Dumbass, with all the money you’re not spending on regular food, because the taxpayer is footing the bill, you have just that much more money to spend on the alcohol and tobacco, etc. Why is it necessary to call people dumbass when you’re just making a point? Strange.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            Yes you can. Monster Energy Drink company changed their labeling to reflect ‘Nutrition facts’ instead of ‘Supplement facts’, so yes, they are now accepted for EBT. I see it everyday. And yes, you can now buy prepared food (7-11 pizzas for $5.55) on food stamps. What was that word you used? Oh yes. Dumbass.

          • Guest

            you can get cash from the ebt card if you “qualify” for cash assistance. At least, it was like that when I worked at a grocery store in FL.. that was several yrs ago, so rules might have changed.. but I remember giving cash back many times to those using ebt.

          • Cynthia Buckles

            Get educated. Food stamps doesn’t even cover tea. and it definitely doesn’t cover alcohol or the deli. It could be more basic. But responsible card users buy healthy whole foods and do it as inexpensively as possible. 3.4 million women are pregnant in our country at any given time. I think it is fair that these women have access to the best available foods money can buy for the health of the United States future population. Healthy foods now= healthy intelligent people later. In some ways I think the food stamps should be expanded to cover pre-natal vitamins! Yes, they do not have a right to this money, no reason to riot. However, starving people will steal, if something is going to get cut off, I think Food Stamps should be the LAST thing to go!!

          • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

            As long as these “responsible card users” have a vehicle, cable, cell phones, computers, internet access and so on, they shouldn’t have food stamps. They should pay for their own damn groceries. Pregnant women, too. Welfare takes money from people who work and gives it to people who don’t. It fosters a sense of dependency and a lack of pride that encourages the recipients to continue to live down to the lowest level.

          • “Freeloader”–Not

            Have you seen the unemployment rate in this country? What are they to do? In case you don’t know this, people who work for the food stamp system get them because they don’t make enough money to feed their families either.

          • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

            I’ll make the same point I made in my original comment. Do they make enough to have cable? Internet access? Cell phones? Car payments? Credit card payments? Because if they’re paying for these things, their priorities are screwed up. And most Americans have these things. We should not be buying groceries for people who can afford to watch cable TV, play games on their XBox or Playstations, access the internet from their homes, etc.

          • JL

            And you have been in their house and seen this for yourself?

          • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

            You better believe I have. Any other questions?

            I’ve also worked in the civil courts where evictions on Section 8 housing are done. This is where welfare recipients pay $10, $15, $25 a month in rent (the rest is paid by stupid people like me, who work and pay taxes) and they can’t even manage to pay that, but they can come in with their weaves and their gold chains, their acrylic air-brushed nails, and so on. The men wait outside with their high-fashion jeans and kicks, talking on their cell phones, smoking cigarettes. And they’re being evicted because they can’t be bothered to pay their $10, $15, $25 a month!

            I lived in a ghetto neighborhood for many years. Just about 99% of my neighbors were on Section 8, SNAP, Medicaid. But they all had Dish. They all smoked. They women all had their nails and their hair done on a regular basis. They had their game systems, their big flat screen TV’s, their nice cars with the shiny rims (while my husband and I drove our 12 year old cars to work each day, to pay our taxes so our neighbors could stay home). They would get drunk in the morning and pass out in my little postage stamp of a yard. They would stay up all night and smoke pot outside my door. Or fight each other, sometimes stabbing each other, sometimes shooting each other.

            So, to answer your question, yes. I’ve been in their homes. I’ve seen how they live. I know I’m subsidizing their lifestyle. I know they piss away their money on whatever they want while taxpayers pay for their rent and their groceries. And I know it’s wrong. But that’s what you get when government gets involved in “charity”. Because charity at the point of a gun isn’t charity. It’s theft. It’s not the governments money to take, so they don’t care who they hand it out to, just so long as they can keep those people on the government teat. There’s no accountability.

          • JL

            Are you being accountable and reporting those you know scam the system? Since you have been in their houses and all

          • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

            Report to whom? When they sign up for their food stamps, their Medicaid, their Section 8, they’re dressed the same way they dress when they come to court. They have the same acrylic nails, hair weaves, expensive jeans and shoes, cell phones and so on. No one cares.

            The crazy thing about the people with the Section 8 housing who wouldn’t pay their $10, $15 or $25? They’d get put into another Section 8 house and do the same thing all over again the next month! The only time someone was kicked out of the Section 8 program was when someone was living in their home who wasn’t supposed to be there. Section 8 doesn’t play about that.

            You talk about me reporting it, like it’s my problem. You don’t believe me and you don’t care. There are something like 90 million people in this country on food stamps. That’s an incredible amount of people to be subsidizing. And the government NEVER does anything efficiently. So fraud and abuse are the norm, not the exception. Medicare and disability are two more programs run by the government that are rife with fraud and abuse. Sure, some people get caught, but the majority of them don’t. I know two people who are supposedly 100% disabled. One of them canoes and does home improvement projects by himself. The other goes deer hunting by himself and can hang, gut and clean a deer once he’s shot one. But neither of these men can work. It’s a lie. They’re gaming the system. But they’re just like everyone else. The system is set up this way on purpose. They are where the people who run the government want them to be: sucking off the government teat. As long as they’re doing that, the government owns them. They’ll always vote government benefits for themselves. And that means they’ll always keep a certain party in power.

          • Gabber Smith

            You are assuming these people have these things anyway..simple minded b

          • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

            It’s not an assumption. It’s a matter of fact.

            And I love how you immediately resort to name calling. What depth your argument shows! How many hours did it take you to come up with that?

          • Mary

            in Mississippi and Tennessee you can buy tea and certain deli items depending on how it is rung up at the register. Women shouldn’t get pregnant if they can not afford to feed themselves. If you can’t feed yourself, then you can’t feed someone else.

          • JL

            Amen Cynthia!! I worked with mentally and physically disabled, sick elderly.. in wheelchairs.. too poor to pay their electric bills. I volunteered with poor Moms that dead beat dads left them to feed hungry children. They didn’t get the crap people are posting on this page. Such ignorance..

          • Gabber Smith

            I agree with you JL. Honestly I’ve lost my faith in humanity.

          • JL

            I don’t know why I even bother reading these comments. Makes me so sad!! Such uneducated cruel remarks!! Judging what they don’t know. Claiming they know what someone does in their home. I hope they don’t fall on bad times, get sick or disabled, need help and read comments like I have read here. Yes, our country has gone down hill. But not the way they are describing. People used to care for each other and help their neighbor. Many have quoted scripture. Well, what about feeding the poor! And they have to ask themselves.. WWJD.. But they would find a way to excuse their “christian behavior”. I worked for those getting assistance, been in their homes, and helped them get food.. What is expressed here? I didn’t see. I am wise enough to know there isn’t someone somewhere that isn’t honest and getting assistance when they could work, but I have seen a lot of dishonesty with Corporate American too.. As in Tax Fraud and cheating the system.. Why don’t they attack them?

          • Nina

            What are all those women doing pregnant if they don’t have the money to support a child. Absolutely no excuse in this day and time to get pregnant by accident. There is so much birth control out there and yes most of it is free also.

          • JL

            Birth control doesn’t always work.. but didn’t you know that? And your answer excuses letting a child go hungry? Just curious, what is your stance on Abortion?

          • Catherine Guida Krostek

            Are you kidding? 3.4 million pregnant women? Don’t have kids if you can’t afford to take care of them or yourself. I never had kids and would have loved them, but I have a disabled husband and have been taking care of him for 15 years without help until last year when things got to bad, I needed day care. In any event, I’m working to take care of a sick husband and can’t afford kids too, so there aren’t any. How many people on welfare have many kids? Sorry, but if you can’t afford them, again, don’t have them!

          • Ken Lane

            I was at a gas station this morning and a woman got POed because she had to pay cash for her Red Bull. I was laughing until she paid for it with a $50 bill.

          • glbk

            That 50 dollar bill could have been an electric bill. With wages as low as they are,who can afford to pay bills and be happy too.

          • brianguy

            not much at McDonald’s or 7-11 or KFC that qualifies in those categories… and those are the types of places they’ve added to EBT in the last few years. also, gas stations. wtf… since when are Red Bull and Little Debbie cakes “surplus nutrition”?!

          • “Freeloader”–Not

            Since milk, cheese, bread and hotdogs are sold at gas stations.

          • Danielle Love

            If you were on the Cal-Fresh program you could buy soda minus the deposit fee and Ding-Dongs if you want but prepared foods and alcohol even hot chicken is off the list. Do you feel better now?

          • Princess

            They get cash back on those cards. Ask a cashier at a check out. They run around buying little stuff until they get enough cash back to buy liquor, nail/hair jobs, tattoos, etc, etc,

          • LaQueefa Matumba

            If they want hot chicken all they need to do is go to KFC. They accept EBT. What an inconvenience for those busy EBT recipients, no one stop shopping for their hot chicken

          • Dara Tene Walker

            You can not get anything hot with food stamps. And many people on food stamps do work, but just don’t get paid a lot.

          • 1curiousmama

            But I have seen ebt signs in mcdonalds.. so i am confused.

          • LaQueefa Matumba

            You’re a bold faced liar. Google it (as if you didn’t know it already)

          • LaQueefa Matumba

            You’re a bold faced liar. Google it, as if you don’t already know. The signs are up at all the fast food joints that say “We accept EBT”.

          • Dara Tene Walker

            Ummmm, Bertha, I don’t know what state you’re living in, but I have never in my life seen a sign at KFC that said that EBT was accepted. The rules clearly state that no one may purchase hot food with food stamps.

            Maybe some joints let people use the Cash portion of the card, but Food Stamps can not be used for hot food. At least not in FL or PA. Like I said, I do not know where you’re talking about, but it is a Federal program and hot foods are not allowed.

          • Nina

            Not only that but we were in Safeway a couple of months ago and a man approached us wanting to know if we would give him $200.00 for his card with $400.00 on it. Said he would give us the card and the pin number. My husband looked at him and said you have got to be kidding me. We walked off and then reported it. Doubt they did anything but at least we did it. Just because it is not the paper ones does not mean they can’t be sold. Jack said if it ever happened again he would buy them then go straight to the welfare office . That way they could see who it was.

          • JT

            There is no such thing as shame anymore.

          • “Freeloader”–Not

            Oh really, were you in the grocery stores today looking at the faces of the families that were going home with no food today? Obviously you have no idea how much families actually receive in food stamps.

          • gman213

            Not only that, they look at the rest of us like we are stupid for paying for our stuff with our own money. Makes me want to thin the herd with lead traveling 1200 ft per second.

          • Ed Sargent

            this president sucks big time

          • GaylePutt

            But there is no shame in being on the dole. And those who have to go on as a stop gap measure, generally get off as soon as they can because they have pride and self-reliance. There is no shame or embarrassment now for too many…..it’s expected because momma got them, and grandma got them. the neighbors get them. They don’t know or care about anything beyond their miserable existence or what this mindset is doing to this once great nation. Obama and the liberals want you dependent. If all of this free stuff was really helping, the program would not be going strong 60 years later. It’s self perpetuating and keeping the poor reliant on government. It keeps you on the plantation.

          • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

            That’s what you get when you create a large bureaucracy which depends for it’s funding on having disadvantaged people to help. They will find such people, if they have to circumvent law, ethics and morality to do so. After all, their livelihoods depend on it.

          • JT

            The Victim-Industrial Complex.

          • chicagorefugee

            If they can’t find enough, they will create them.

          • Princess

            Went from the cotton plantation to the government plantation.

          • JL

            Wow… loss of words how knowledgeable you are!

          • Princess

            What, your a stalker now? Why don’t you take your bleached brain cells and move on. Besides, being Native American, I doubt your racist claim. So when you’ve got NOTHING you make personal attacks and pull the race card. Why, how liberal of you. And I have been single for over 2 years, because the last person in my life died. It is by choice that I stay that way. And I am very happy and content that way. Also, I believe it was Allen West who coined that phrase and it came from something LBJ was quoted as saying. So, yes, since West is a conservative, he must be racist also. Pound sand, because this will be my last post to someone as ignorant as you. You can’t fix stupid and you certainly are living in your little bubble.

          • JL

            Sorry the last person in your life died. I wouldn’t wish that pain on anyone.

            I commented on your posts, like you did mine. Want to remind you, you started this. Are you saying you can follow my posts and comment, but no one can comment on yours? Did you not read the complaint from someone else that you were doing this? Little hypocritical isn’t it?

            Are you saying because you are Native American you can’t be racist? Wow.. That is too crazy to even comment on!! This post here points to racism as well as your other comments. . You truly live in denial. You could be in government!

            Are you saying because I have blonde hair it is bleached? Another silly silly comment!! ha I am a blonde dutch girl. Don’t need bleach. And on that topic, this is a personal attack on me as well as the many other personal attacks you made to many on this page, calling them dumb, stupid etc. You attack others and when someone calls you on it, you call it personal attacks on you.. Sigh.. . If you can’t handle when someone puts a mirror in front of your face? Change your ways.

            Again, I feel for you. As one of you posts mentioned, you are lonely. It is obvious by your anger and attacks. It is obvious by your comments to others on this page you need to fill a void in your life, make you feel better, by attacking others. I hope you find another way to find happiness than these actions. I hope you face reality and get help for the other issues I mentioned. And lastly, I really do feel sad for you. Someone that acts like you seriously is missing a lot in their life and don’t wish that on anyone either..

          • Princess

            Most of the things you mention above are out right lies or you have a comprehension problem. For one, I never said I was lonely, because I am not. I said there is a difference between being lonely and being alone (to someone who had lost their spouse). Also, Princess came from my grandmother being an elder medicine woman. We are done here. Stalk someone else. If it was worth while, I might engage you, but you are not. Sorry.

          • JL

            Mmmmmm look at your messages, easy to find. Not lying. Pretty bad. You are a bully on this page and need help. You attacked me and many others. I didn’t start this, you did. Stop attacking others and there will be nothing to say! YOu tried to bully the wrong person.. It worked with others on this page but doesn’t with me. Again.. get help. From a professional point of few, you need it.

          • Princess

            JL-
            I have you right where I want you.

          • JL

            Exact response you expect from a narcissistic bully with an mental illness.. Again, if you don’t want to engage me and everyone else you have attacked? Stop messaging them

          • Princess

            It is called the 1st Amendment. The only mentally ill person here is you and your stalking. Sorry, you can’t shut me up.

          • JL

            SMH you are extremely confused! Hahah never heard of a person that complained about “stalking” that kept engaging the stalker!! haha Not only are you Narcissistic but Google Borderline Personality Disorder. Actually take the online test. I wouldn’t be surprised if you passed it. And excusing your bully attacking behavior behind the 1st Amendment? Does’t work.. But i shouldn’t feed your need for attention and respond to your tactics. Again, you need help. Just wanted to show you how your behavior affected others. Though I didn’t talk about drinking the kool-aid, call you dumb and stupid and other things you attacked people with and wish someone didn’t have oxygen to breath, I hoped to show you what it felt like when someone doesn’t let it go. But I am seeing now, your ego wouldn’t recognize what you create and why you can’t work with and around people. It is you, but you will never see that unless again you get professional help. Join a support group. Try to move beyond a computer screen and build relationships. Sad sites like this just feed into mental health needs such as your and allow people to be a mean attacking bully behind a computer screen.

          • JL

            Want to make sure “THE” Princess knows, I don’t have a need for negative attention and fight and attack people all day as you do. You can keep responding to this, but not giving you another second of my life.. MY life isn’t all negative and filled with fighting on sites like this.. Again that you have been on this site for a year? Fighting every day? Crazy!! So have fun with all this negativity!! I have better things to do with my time..

          • JL

            Wow.. horrible things to say to someone!! “alaland – I am so sorry that you are just too stupid to get it. You are a waste of my time, not to mention a waste of oxygen
            c’est la vie”

          • JL

            Then mentioning to someone about drinking the kool-aid? You have an obsession with death. Your hate and constant attacks should seriously be reported and you be committed.

          • JL

            Oh my gosh.. for the last 11 months this is all you have been doing? All your posts, the HUGE amount of time devoted to fighting and attacking others? All that anger, bitterness and hate? SCARY!!!!!

          • JL

            “When I start to feel lonely”

          • JL

            I just read a few more of your comments to other people. You are just fighting with everyone!! Calling everyone names, others are saying you are racist, attacking everyone.. I thought it was just me.. But no, you just hate everyone!! Again, to fight with you on anything would be cruel because as I have mentioned before, it is obvious you have a mental illness and need mental health care! Your behavior isn’t normal and even scary! But now I have to say it a bit more loudly, YOU NEED HELP!! Even those that haven’t worked in this field can recognize there is something seriously wrong with you!! I seriously doubt too you haven’t heard this before, GET THERAPY!! That you hide in a world of animals and behind a computer screen, can’t work with or be around people, again.. have so much hate and anger? SERIOUS warning signs!! You comments about people? The anger you expressed when you don’t get gratitude for what you have done and can’t deal with people? Your obvious disdain for others? Combine all this with your Narcissistic Personality Needs being met? All a bad combination!! I hope you are real with yourself and see how ill you are before it is too late!!

          • JL

            Will be following you. You other comments have wished the death of others, are threatening, racist and scary. Easily get a court order to have you committed from some of your post..You’re behavior is scary.

          • JL

            I have saved your comments where you threaten others and are occupied with death.

          • Margie8

            Trust me, they don’t care. As long as it’s ‘free’.

          • brianguy

            ^ this picture needs to be on every bus stop and outside every supermarket. we taxpayers need to make this happen!!

          • Andy from Beaverton

            How about this one?

          • Princess

            Andrew they have no shame while they wear their “bling”, drive cars with $4k wheels and talk on their obama phone. “Theys entitled”.

          • JL

            I am seeing it now.. Not only do you need therapy and help for your narcissistic behavior, but for the hate that lives in your heart.. Its obvious you are racist. What about the white that get assistance.. “theys entitled too” and coming off a “cotton plantation” Princess I understand you are recently single, but please.. don’t fill your heart with hate for others because you are lonely.., get help.

      • jimdep

        the collectivist asshats. U know the parasites that can’t fend for themselves because massive entitlements have made them into sheep and democRATic voters

        • Taxilady88

          Have been on Food Stamps because my Tom had a Heart Attack…I am a Registered Republican, but I am really a Constitutionalist. Not everyone on food stamps are deadbeats or parasites! And before you start saying that you were just talking about people who take advantage of the system…Republicans as well as Democrats, rich as well as poor take advantage of a LOT of things…people, bsuinesses, food stamps, charities..you name it…there are people from all walks of life that FEED off of others…

          • shellrim

            These are exceptions, Taxilady88 you don’t need to feel addressed or guilty. It is for people in your situation and that is what the program is intended for. Disabled, elderly, people out of work (but not “professional” Obamackbar non workers), those who have lost permanent employment due to Obamackbar Care and are now on part time status, single parents struggling, not those druggies who have 10 kids from deadbeats and have the kids so they can easily live off welfare like Octamom or hoes who can’t keep their legs closed. Thus, there are many legit recipients on the program as they were under Bush and had to conform to stringent control, reports and job training. Obumba has made it easy for the cheaters.

          • Jakob Hendrix

            Amen!

          • amanda

            this is very true shellrim. I am so glad when people can see that not everyone is a leach!

          • http://Thebeautybeat.com tiamariacat

            I recall when they cut the programs back & many were pissed because they had no choice but take one of ‘those minimum wage jobs that paid waaay less than welfare & they would have to give up their leisurely lifestyle. They sounded like a bunch of rich housewives who had lost everything & had to go back to work. It was pathetic.

          • brianguy

            proof positive it’s doable (not just necessary). what year were you referring to?? I can’t say I remember this particularly vividly but wish I did.

          • Susan Stakel

            Oh crap get a job.

          • keefer1958

            I have 4 different heart problems. 7 years ago I had a heart attack and had 6 heart bypasses performed. I was 47 years old then. Now, I have congestive heart failure, cardio myopathy, atrial fibrillation, and I just had a defibrillator/pacemaker implanted this past Tuesday. I have 2 cardiologists. One takes care of the electrical part of my heart function, the other takes care of the muscular side. They both told me “No more work.” I feel like a leech on society, but there is no other way for me to eat or pay my bills. My disability payments start in December. When disability starts, I lose my food stamps.

          • GaylePutt

            You are the example of what the program is for. You are not a 3rd or 4th generation taker who think it’s perfectly OK to live like that. And I hope that Obamacare does not negatively affect your health. Good luck to you

          • keefer1958

            Thank you Gayle.

          • Marlena Nobles

            Keefer you are not a leech. These twits that keep spreading their legs for another book of food stamps, and these lazy good for nothings that suck off of others and refuse to work are the very people we are talking about. I have a cell phone that I have purchase myself, not an Ipad or anything fancy, no fancy computer, and work ethics that keep me working the rest of my life. I am close to that point where I cant work, but until I can no longer work I will continue to do so. I live off of 30.00 a week for groceries and pay my bills out of a small amount of part time work, but I do work. My pride has kept me from ever asking for a handout since i left home at `17 yrs old, and I will probably work till the day I die. I don’t need assistance and I sure as heck don’t want to pay for someone Else’s reckless behavior, nor should I have to.

          • vonna engelhardt

            Maybe you won’t loose them it will depend on how much disability you draw. My prayers are with you

          • Mira McClanahan

            If the program were limited to people in situations like yours, I would totally support that, but we all know it isn’t. I see people checking out with EBT at the store who drive away in cars much nicer than mine. I can’t feel sorry for those people at all.

          • lainer51

            I don’t think anyone wants to deny those who really need help (like yourself). Unfortunately, too many game the system and it makes everyone look bad. You are not a leech. Good luck to you.

          • Weary Warrior

            Truly between a rock and a hard place. My sympathy.

          • Kstanaland

            I really hear you. After an utter idiot rammed me @50mph I had been workin over 48 yrs! Now on disability, and expected to live on $45 a month for food stamps. It’s tough but I’m tougher,I live in constant horrible horrible pain from head to the bottom of my spine, barely get around and NEVER out of pain, I still try to help others, had a stroke last year, and I still won’t give up, but I can truly tell you, I cannot eat decent much less good, food with $45 budget…..

          • Jariel

            Keefer, I really feel for you… I am a disabled senior, single, on a very low fixed income. My friend took me shopping today, and, yes, the EBT machines were down. Today all I ate was a bowl of cereal. I don’t know what I would do if my food stamps were cut, and I have NO idea what I would do if the government shutdown stopped my disability check from arriving. I live in a partially-government-funded apartment complex for disabled low-income seniors, and if the government doesn’t come to some agreement, we will all be on the street. We are scared. None of us here have big-screen TVs, fancy cars (most of us don’t even have cars) or feature-laden cell phones. And all of us here worked hard all our lives until we became disabled.

          • Princess

            Jariel – People like you are the reason for the system. You are not the people who need to get off and are not a leech. You contributed your whole life but because of extenuating unfortunate circumstances you need help. No one is talking about you. As a matter of a fact, if we could get rid of the waste and out right FRAUD, we could help you even more so you could live a little better.

          • Susan Stakel

            Are you serious? How many packs a day?

          • twolaneflash

            There are many organizations that provide meals for people in need. Project Open Hand is one that delivers. Many churches have food services and members who are actually joyous when someone in need reaches out for their help. Ask: you shall receive. Demand: you may draw back a nub.

          • Listenear2me

            Please take Obama’s picture away from your name. He’s killing you.

          • RadioPatriot

            Please contact your local United Way. They will help you.

          • Nina

            That is what it is meant for and there is no shame in it under those conditions. Also for the ones that have lost their jobs due to all this crap and the economy. What we are talking about are the ones that make a career out of it. I live in the intercity and half my neighborhood lives on assistance and live better then we do. Nice shiny cars out side their houses. Those are the leaches that yes voted for Obama. I hope all goes well for you.

          • eli dakate

            The real deadbeats are the banksters that had to be backstopped by govt handouts and then gave themselves multi million dollar bonuses. People here blame low wage and no wage earners. Walmart gets more handouts than anybody for their billionaire stockholders

          • http://Thebeautybeat.com tiamariacat

            Taxilady, this is who these programs were meant for. people who need a little ‘temporary’ help to get by a rough spot. They were not designed to be a way of life. These people are all over the internet making fun of people who work. They FLAUNT how they gouge the citizens for a free & easy lifestyle.
            In my area they are driving Cadillac Escalades, eating expensive steaks & shrimp ( When I myself have to stretch a 6 pack of bagels for the week ! ) & often have not 1 but 2 cart loads of food & toys. buffed to the nines & partying til the break of dawn. It’s quite the sight to see. Many are not even citizens. It’s no joke.
            When I have to go without in order to payout almost half of my paycheck to support this stuff we get a little pissed.
            This is not aimed at those who actually need it. It is aimed at those who take advantage of the citizens of the United States of America. Their turn has come.

          • brandi

            WHAT the heck?? I was on welfare for 5 months after I hurt my back at work and needed surgery. $678 a month to support four kids and myself with rent, heat, and electric, gas to get back and forth to school and doctors, school supplies and clothes. Cadillacs and steak?? I obviously stood in the wrong line….

          • Sonyia Jo

            678 a month, i barely make that working my job..I pay rent, my bills and buy my own food and live fairly decent. I got creative to make extra money, there are ways to do that with the internet that are legal and not scams..

          • Princess

            Yes, you did. You only stood in one line. These people have a social worker that guides them through all of the paperwork to get as much as they can. Sort of like their own private banker. My son who worked in section 8 housing couldn’t take it. Those people who qualified generally were taking in 58k annually in free benefits. He rarely talked to them, he talked to their social worker.

          • 1curiousmama

            see thats the problem though – folks like you and your family who NEEDED the money for basic needs are still struggling while other are using their money on cell phone plans, cable, cars, and then still getting ebt.. its not fair and those who cheat the system should not be on it.

          • http://Thebeautybeat.com tiamariacat

            You should check out the NH W-mart on the 3rd of the month. This is seen all over, I am not the only one to witness this. These people are pro’s, they know how to work the game. It’s sickening. I was out of work for 1 1/2 yrs. & want eligible for anything, yet still had to pay taxes which support this. I was starving in order to pay bills & there were people with food over flowing the tops of their carts! Now they rob from Walmart & they want us to feel sorry for them ? Welfare is a nice backup for those who need it & use it as it is meant to be used. Unfortunately what was done at these Walmart’s leaves a bad taste in many people’s mouths & quite a different view of many ( not all ) on this program.

          • GaylePutt

            Amen

          • JL

            I’d seriously like to know how someone on assistance could afford a Cadillac? When you see cars like that, do you also see a sign that says I get assistance? Have you gone into the Social Services building and seen for yourself who gets assistance? Where do you get all this info, or do you have a lot of friends that get assistance and tell you first hand? It is comments like this that upset me! I worked for the poor, disabled and for seniors that it IS a way of life because they are disabled or a medically frail senior…too sick and disabled to work. I NEVER saw what you mentioned. I ran a medical facility and constantly tried to help them when they ran out of money, didn’t have food, had a shut off notice etc.. People are so ignorant its pathetic

          • RadioPatriot

            Fancy cars and gold bling? They get them from doing side “jobs” — dealing dope, black market contraband, fencing stolen items, committing burglary, running numbers, sports betting… You know, committing acts of capitalism and entrepreneurism, underbelly style. Income tax free.

          • JL

            Yes, I saw that every day with the hundreds of disabled, special needs, sick seniors and mentally ill patients that received assistance! Those sick senior patients of mine? Dealt dope every day from their wheelchair!! The down syndrome patients? Were totally wearing tons of Gold Bling! They all fenced stolen property and were sooooo good running numbers and committing burglary and sports betting! Yeah, you know them so well!

          • Terrance Whigham

            lol i know right

          • Nina

            You must have voted for Obama because you are not hearing what is being said. No one on here is talking about the elderly, disabled either physically or mentally. That is what is wrong with you people. You only hear what you want to.

          • JL

            Nina, who do you think gets assistance? Have you read the comments from the people that are sick and disabled on this page that get assistance and how these comments are affecting them? That is what is wrong with “YOU PEOPLE” you don’t care how your comments are affecting others and when you are called out on it? Your remark is, but we aren’t talking about them and excuse your ignorance…. YOU only SEE what you want to! You close your heart to those that need help and excuse it with lies..

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            None of those people that are in wheelchairs and are terminally ill are posting above that they are going to riot if they don’t get their free stuff….. See the difference yet? Nobody here is bagging on your patients. Get a clue.

          • JL

            Everyone is grouping everyone together.. did you not read the posts? Sigh….

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            No, they aren’t. You are, though.

          • Princess

            You saw 100’s of patients everyday??? Doubt it, what kind of healthcare did they receive. 100’s per day? So, you spent less than 5 minutes with each patient, and that is if you worked a 10 hour day. Sure, whatever. Just like the government, your numbers don’t add up either.

          • JL

            Oh my gosh.. Do people really know that little about what is going on? Google Adult Day Care Or Adult Medical Day Care. They are licensed for about 100-150 a day. Patients that are too sick too work, need medical care during the day and don’t go into nursing homes. All the comments regarding Adult Day Cares? I am blown away people know so little.. sigh

          • JL

            And btw.. since you know so much Princes you know that with Adult Medical Day Care, you spend more than five minutes a day with the patients and there are a lot of group activities. It is even a State Reg to visit their homes. You get to know your patients thoroughly. Your lack of education and negative comments on something you know absolutely nothing about is making you look more than a “Princess”.. and wasted enough time on your ignorance.

          • Princess

            JL-So, you didn’t see “hundreds” per day as you said. That was the point. Your numbers don’t add up. Another liberal questioning someone’s education and you can’t add 2+2, surprise…, not. Just because you THINK you have so much compassion for other people, no one else can possibly have any. Whatever. You know nothing about me, my education or anything else. Liberal attack mode. You decided to help people. I help animals. Get in my face and I will knock you off your self proclaimed pedestal and back down to earth. The fact is, is that you enable people, not help them. Keep them doped up and in lala land so they feel nothing and can do nothing for themselves. And you want an award for this? Not buying it. I do the same thing you do, only with animals. They show more gratitude. You have no idea of how many discarded animals I have fostered on my own dime and taught to be good pets so they are adoptable. You do it for your union money, I do it for the love of animals. Kiss my ass. And since you are not bright enough to get the jest of this discussion, it is about people who ABUSE the system. Not people who genuinely need the help.

          • JL

            I am starting to think you need therapy..working in the mental health field, you are showing a lot of signs of mental illness. You are commenting on things I have never said. You don’t make sense. You need help understanding basic thought. It isn’t surprising to me you can’t work with the public. Firstly, again, google Adult Medical Day Care. You are making yourself look foolish and its very clear you don’t know one thing of what you are talking about. I will try to make this clear so you understand. 1. Adult Medical Day Care do not write prescriptions. 2. There are usually four programs. You are licensed for about 100 or so at a time. Depends on the space of the building. There is usually an AM, Afternoon and Pm program. A hundred in the morning, a hundred in the afternoon, and a hundred at night. It is a five hour program to make sure their medical, social, mental and physical needs are met. Adult Medical Day Care consists of a lot of recreational therapy. You do know what recreational therapy is, right? I will explain anyway, don’t want to revisit this with you again.. Recreational Therapy is through Recreation teach skills to help became more independent and meet many of their needs (Like I have said before, medical, social, mental and physical) Thus, no.. not enabling. Do you get that? 4. Adult Medical Day assists with community needs. IE: Grocery Shopping, taking to Doctors,picking up their meds.. etc..because their Medical DX doesn’t permit that type of independence and it is the goal of Adult Medical Day Centers to promote independence so the patients don’t end up in a Nursing Home costing the country more money 5. There aren’t Unions in Adult Medical Day Care.. And to comment on a previous post of yours that also didn’t make sense? I never once said I didn’t go to Walmart.. again, seeing and reading things that aren’t there. Though I am not hugely into meds? I think a therapist and meds might help you. When you see things that aren’t there, and don’t understand the basics of a conversation? That deserves some attention. Now that I have thoroughly educated you in this, if you don’t get it, I will not be surprised. If the numbers don’t add up in your head? I am not surprised. Again, I feel you need help. Why I think it would be cruel to debate this with you any longer.

          • Princess

            Not interested in what you post. You are an obnoxious, condescending individual. You are out there tooting your own horn that has NOTHING to do with the discussion at hand from this post. Go blow your smoke up someone else’s azz.

          • JL

            Reading all your comments on this site? Please.. get help.. I hope you recognize your behavior on this site and attacking others because your opinion differs from yours needs attention. Just calling yourself “Princess” shows how obsessed you are with yourself and can’t “play with others”.. again, I understand why you can’t work with people. I feel sad for you.. I truly do.. Have you ever been dx with Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Usually people that can’t work with others? That stop working with people because they don’t get enough gratitude? Your words exactly.. is a sign of this disorder. Just saying.. again.. I don’t want to be cruel and continue this, but I worry you need help and feel it is my duty to say something.. but I have a feeling you have it heard it already.

          • Princess

            Well that would be hard to imagine since I have had my own business for over 20 years and still have the same clients over that same period of time unless they have retired and I have had the same employees almost as long. And I have to work with those same people every day and they obviously love my work or they would get rid of me. And the reason why, they like the fact that I don’t BS them and/or lie to them.

          • Guest

            Reading all your comments on this site? Please.. get help.. I hope you recognize your behavior on this site and attacking others because your opinion differs from yours needs attention. Just calling yourself “Princess” shows how obsessed you are with yourself and can’t “play with others”.. again, I understand why you can’t work with people. I feel sad for you.. I truly do.. Have you ever been dx with Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Usually people that can’t work with others? That stop working with people because they don’t get enough gratitude? Your words exactly.. is a sign of this disorder. Just saying.. again.. I don’t want to be cruel and continue this, but I worry you need help and feel it is my duty to say something.. but I have a feeling you have it heard it already.

          • Catherine Guida Krostek

            OMG, JL, my husband has been in ADULT MEDICAL DAY CARE centers. I know exactly what you mean. Again, you are missing the point. Shut up and listen to what people are saying…their are scammers who sell their food, or their cards, or they buy things that we can’t afford when we work hard. I know the people you work with, I also still see them every day. This is not about them!!!! Don’t you get it. OPEN YOUR EYES AND YOUR EARS.

          • JL

            I have opened my eyes and ears.. I go to social services building on a regular basis helping others, volunteer for poor moms, VIsit their homes.. I am OUT THERE.. more than most on this page. YOU have to open your HEART and get involved.. and THEN talk to me!

          • Mary

            those people are the ones who need it, but yes I have seen first hand people that pay with food stamps and then get into a fancy car and/or are wearing name brand clothes and have there Iphone out

          • conservative2012

            I’m not saying it hasn’t happened. But I have honestly never been behind anyone with an EBT card who had a cart full of steaks, lobster, and drove an Escalante.

          • JL

            Me neither.. And to be frank? If someone did see it? There would be pics all over the internet.

          • Princess
          • JL

            Really convincing..

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            I had a woman come into my store with her kids one night, and she opened her wallet and had TWO EBT cards… the one she gave me has a $400 balance on it. What did she buy? Soda pop and candy for her kids.

          • Nina

            Well I ran an Adult Family Home for many years. I was in the Welfare office with one of my clients that was elderly and disabled and only got $15.00 a month in food stamps and while we were sitting there with the room full of mostly 20 to 30 year olds one of them yelled across the room to another and wanted to know what she was going to put on the form so their stories would match. Almost all in there were more then capable of working. And yes they were on their cell phones with internet and I saw one go out and get into her Lexus . My Mother in Law drives one and I know they paid over $70,000.00 for it. So yes there is a lot of bums on there. It was like a family reunion in there.

          • Princess

            Just sit outside a Walmart for a while and see who comes and goes. You probably drive an older car than most in the lot. Go inside and watch at the registers. When someone pays with an EBT card, walk out and see what kind of vehicle they get into. WAKE UP.

          • JL

            From all your previous answers it is obvious how educated you are regarding this.. and I feel for you. But you keep that heart of compassion for those that really need help, a heart like that? Will serve you well..

          • Princess

            JL – It is obvious to me that you probably ridicule Walmart because they “don’t pay a living wage” and you wouldn’t grace your presence at one to know or understand their customer base anyways, which BTW would probably be most of your “healthcare” clients.

          • Princess

            JL – Yes, I seem to have a lot of people that I know that are on the government dole in one way or another and yes, it irritates me. They have given up, thrown in the towel, taken the easy route, which makes it harder on all the other producers. none of them are seniors and all are able bodied people. It is obvious that your education did not include economics. We are out of other peoples money and the ones that you profess to serve are the ones suffering the most from it.

          • Catherine Guida Krostek

            I have a disabled husband JL, and there are many people who need assistance like you say. But are you for real when you say that you never saw people who take advantage? Even the kid you were defending earlier has a phone, cell phone, internet, etc. Assistance is not meant for luxuries…it is meant for necessities. So if they weren’t paying for the luxuries, they would have enough money to pay for food, etc. There are too many people who aren’t honest which is what makes it harder for those who really need help. That’s what everyone is saying. You are missing the point!

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            Even the name screams “SUPPLEMENTAL”.

          • http://Thebeautybeat.com tiamariacat

            It’s simple. We are standing in line right behind them watching them swipe that card ( yes, we know what it looks like). And we are also right behind them on the way out & into the parking lot. I hope that answers your question. Once, again we are talking about the abusers, not the people these programs were designed to help.

          • Jennifer Buck

            where the hell do u live- I have to eat ramen ON SNAP, and I just got a car from WORKING an old car, maybe you just have the wrong job, stop hating on people just because they are poor; however I agree with the citizens part.

          • Kelly Moore

            Hi I know how you feel I’m 28 I worked ever since I was legally able too. I went to school paid all my bills. After my son was born I became a victim of domestic violence not one potential employer is willing to hire me because they are afraid my ex will come and cause trouble. The government hasn’t been very good in protecting me. I have had to take government help due to this issue on top of that I have medical issues that have escalated and a child with special needs. I was just about to go work for a home health aide agency and was turned away due to the health care crisis so I’m stuck. I do agree there are people who take advantage which are the ones they need to discover and remove from the programs. But there are people out there like me and you who have a life tragedy and need to find a way to make ends meet. I’m embarrassed to take handouts but my kids need to eat and I have bills to pay and btw I’m using the internet at a library and have a prepaid phone no specialties

          • Princess

            Why do your potential employers know you have been a victim of domestic violence? Advertising much? Don’t bring it up in the interview. Stop acting like a victim and you will stop being a victim.

          • LaQueefa Matumba

            How do prospective employers know anything about your ex? Do you treat your interviews like a therapy session and dump your personal problems all over the hiring managers?

          • GaylePutt

            Is that because we’ve taken religion out of the picture? Do people not teach their kids honor or character?

          • JL

            What does religion have to do with it?

          • David Atherton

            Its people like you who suffer most at the hands of government. They take away from working people to support the deadbeats and people who really need help have to share with those who can work but refuse to. If government subsidies were restricted and monitored for fraud, there would be more help for those who really need it.

          • Weary Warrior

            Taxilady88, you are right. I’ve been eligible for food stamps for about six years (since my husband’s death), but I have not applied. I’ve eaten a lot of eggs, canned tomatoes, kidney beans, pasta and brown rice. We Americans THINK we “need” a lot of things we don’t NEED.

          • beth

            In all fairness, you shouldn’t shame other people in dire circumstances for wanting to at least eat healthy. Please do go on though about how bad your life has been since refusing a program that you and your husband have well paid into and at this point, should probably be looking into applying for. If you want to live a certain way that’s fine…but a healthy human body does “NEED” more than eggs, beans, tomatoes and brown rice.

          • Princess

            No, not really. She is already eating better than many who DO get the benefits. And by her own choice, which proves you can live without food stamps. Weary Warrior I commend you and hope good things come your way.

          • genemcleroy

            taxilady88–You are so right, there are many that do not need a government handout , there are many that take advantage of others, and this is totally, morally wrong. I do believe that MOST people here are putting down those types of people. Do not be stressed because of this, YOU know your own situation. may GOD help you.

          • chicagorefugee

            So? Just now we’re talking food stamps. You’ve admitted that we’re only speaking of those who abuse them, so what the heck is your point?

            FTR, I’ve always found “he did some wrong thing too!” to be a singularly unpersuasive argument.

            But great job on the SQUIRREL!

          • gman213

            don’t misunderstand, I agree with your circumstances and have no problem with you having them. It’s the rampant abuse and flaunting by the malcontents that need the shiznizzle kick out of them.

          • JL

            You say it!! I ran a medical facility for those that became to sick to work.. People posting on this page haven’t a clue..

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            No offense, but all of your self-posturing comments show that you have no clue… at least about what Twitchy is about.

          • Princess

            Taxilady88- Very true. The safety net was set up for people like you and your circumstances. Not for generational welfare.

      • RedSoloCup

        Government leeches.

      • Brian Augustyn

        Trouble with reading comprehension? The who’s that can afford computers, Internet service and smart phones, but we are paying to feed them and their kids. Like hbk72777 described. They probably have Xbox, PS3 and big screen TVs with cable too.

        • cajun_2

          And the game is on tv in HD but they cant buy chips, soda, and pizza to go with it….darn this “shutdown”…./s

        • Taxilady88

          My Tom had a heart attack…so for a WHILE we will be on Food Stamps…I WORK, but do not make enough to pay all the bills…as far as internet goes and cell phone…they are all I have to keep in contact with my family and IDIOTS like yourself! I understand there are a FEW people who take advantage of ANYTHING they can, but before you start lumping everyone into THAT category…take a moment to think just what YOU would do if something happened to reduce or completely dissolve your income!

          • Lisa Dean

            If that description doesn’t fit you and your husband then don’t be offended. You’re the one who felt the need to comment

          • GaylePutt

            I think everyone who complains about the “takers” is not referring to those who truly need the help.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            ^And this.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            ^This

          • med1616

            You are in the 1% who should have an EBT card. The other 99% are leaches.

          • Divergent

            Taxilady88 – 1. It sounds like you are being assisted by the government, not supported. While it helps you, you can probably go a few days without it. 2. It sounds like you spent many years paying into the system, not leeching off it your entire life. You are the type the system was designed to help. 3. But if you think there are only “a FEW people who take advantage” of the system, you are sadly mistaken. If it wasn’t for the FEW MILLIONS taking advantage, there would be a lot more available to help you.

          • JT

            It’s not nice to call the people who are paying your bills “IDIOTS”. You should be thanking us. You’re welcome!

          • Terrance Whigham

            I think she is paying for herself seeing as how she said that she works and if she is only getting food stamps then technically your are partially feeding her so she doesn’t need to thank you because she is covering herself.

          • Princess

            Terrance – she is receiving someone else’s money to help her. She needs to thank the ones providing that assistance to her. That is, if she has morals, gratitude and appreciation for what she is getting. She is getting something that has been taken away from someone else.

          • deb denomme

            Yes, indeed, it is all of the idiots in this country that are now paying your bills, because of something we had nothing to do with, or caused. Its pretty hard to find an ounce of sympathy when you feel the need to call people idiots that are being robbed blind, while working their fannies off, and never once, in all of my 58 years have I ever heard of a welfare recipient ever saying “thank you”!
            Again, it goes back to choices, like going without to pay for health care, long and short term disability insurance, etc. Yes, there is such a thing! My husband pays for it, so while the paycheck is always short because of excessive taxation and insurance payments and taking care of business to assure that his family is taken care of should the unthinkable happen, he also gets the honor of taking care of people, like you, that call him an idiot! Trust me, I would much rather spend that money on my own kids and little grandsons, than pay for you and yours.

          • Terrance Whigham

            So are you going to thank me when you get your social security check because at 58 your almost there and they say by the time i get to be your age then i won’t be able to draw on it myself. So when you say thanks then i will do the same bitch. Because just like you work so do i so i say i’m using my own money to buy my own food and pay my own bills because lights, rent, water, or gas takes ebt.

          • http://www.redstateeclectic.com AngelaTC

            I don’t need to think real hard about it, because I’ve been there too. But since you asked me to think, here’s wat I came up with:

            Go screw yourself instead of me, ok?

            My husband had a stroke. We had no insurance, 2 kids and no job, because I am a SAHM.

            We took no assistance from taxpayers. We lost our house, drive 1 car that’s 15 years old, and still get absolutely NO MONEY from the tax payers.

            You are a leech, and the world would be a better place without you. That’s what I think.

            (Remember when people used to be ashamed of getting welfare? This is what we got – now they’re “entitled” to it any time life gets a little bit hard.)

          • saintnobody

            You know, AngelaTC, I used to think like you. Still do quite a bit.

            But, it’s starting to occur to more and more often that if I sign up for all the crap I can get, that has been taxed out of me already, I can break the stupid thing faster.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            My husband and I could probably qualify… but we refuse to give the gov’t any more of our information than necessary, so we just keep living paycheck to paycheck. Not to mention I’ve been working since March 28th of this year without a single day off. Sure, it’s only 7 months straight, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            Can you stop with the self-righteousness? Seriously… we’re not complaining about those that NEED assistance.

          • Princess

            Brian – There is a hell whole of a lot more than “a few” taking advantage of the system. Glad my tax dollars can help your family out for a while. Just don’t let your “safety net” turn into a “hammock”.

          • Brian Augustyn

            I have no problem with helping out someone in your situation, which will be temporary assistance from the sounds of it. The federal government has no business being involved in any type of aid or healthcare, not within the scope of their responsibility within the constitution. There are lots of people out there abusing the system. I have seen people on food stamps and section 8 housing with nice cars ! TVs ect. We have the richest “poor” in the world and too many of them are lazy and cheating the system, not disabled.

      • Lisa Dean

        The same people who have nothing nice to say about Conservatives/Republicans…”those people”

      • Getserious!

        people on food stamps, duh

        • GaylePutt

          who ABUSE food stamps

      • cajun_2

        National Parks and memorials work mostly on charitable donations but that didn’t stop Obama from closing them to hurt businesses and tourism. Disrespecting veterans didn’t work out for Obama as well as he thought. Not paying to bury our dead soldiers didn’t go over well either. So now lets do some fear mongering among the Obots. If you think Obama cares about anybody, veterans or “these people”, there is a lot you wont understand. Entitlement programs have been funded and cannot be “shutdown”. This so called “failure” is deliberate and has nothing to do with the budget.

      • Charie

        People who use EBT cards of course. What did you have in mind?

        • JT

          The duckthing is a typical Left-leaning racist who hasn’t worked out yet that not everyone thinks like her.

      • Angrymike

        What do you think he means, do you have to go all racist at every corner?
        I’m thinking, these ppl here on twitter..

      • beebop1952

        ‘These’ is the plural of THIS. Maybe it means more in your little world, but not in ours.

      • pajamakat

        I would say that you certainly had your hat handed to you based on all the posts below along with all the down arrows.

      • Harlan Hikaru Fox

        Nice try, duckthing. Your Klan Hood is showing.

      • GaylePutt

        People who think it’s ok to riot and wreak havoc when they don’t get their freebies. This is the kind of mentality our Nanny government has created. Nobody owes anyone anything. This country was built by hardworking, independent, self-reliant and proud people. Generational welfare has enslaved those who accept this. Stay in school, stay off drugs, resist crime, gangs and the promises of Obama. We all know that he is nothing but a liar.

        • http://www.redstateeclectic.com AngelaTC

          Sure, but look at the posts here. “I am a Republican, but I NEEDED food stamps..” *sob stories. And other “conservatives telling them it’s perfectly fine!

          It isn’t!!!

          If we can’t wean our selves off of it, we’ll never be able to get the Dems to give it up, meaning that we’ll never EVER be able to scale back these programs.

      • Stephen

        You Obama voters that who

      • Jill

        People threatening to riot over a delay.

        Race baiting score-0

      • 1stworlder

        The people with nicer cell phones than me who never worked a day in their lives, unless you count squatting out crack babies.

      • voodoolife
    • SeRiOuSLy!!??

      shit!! how about my tracfone that cost $20 for 3-4 months because i only use it for what its made for…calls! and then only when i need to, not to BS, text, internet or game all damn day!! i noticed there were several on here, obviously with access to some kind of device talking about their EBT cards. if you’re in so much need to be on it, then get your priorities straight and quit paying for all the phones, tablets and computers with service…unless its obamaphones, then thats just another free thing liberals hand out at the expense of working people!

    • jindra k

      they already are. Welfare folks.. finally meet reality

    • Larry Foster

      my computer is about 5 years old, a friend bought me a use I ph 3 2 months ago and I still haven’t had it connected to any Ph carrier. Don’t even have a home Ph. On SS now.

    • Dawn Nichole Muller

      ok you don’t know what people are going thro so shut up… my daughter got her formula taken away! if you want to bitch go somewheres else people are trying to get some answers without your rude ass comments :)

    • Megdesmik

      My father lives with us and the only reason we have internet is because he refuses to live without it so he pays for it. I only have a tablet because my father bought it for me for Mother’s day, and my phone is an OLD Straighttalk one for $45 a month, and it barely works, but I can’t afford another one so I’ll be using it till it falls apart and completely stops working. I choose not to be on a “plan” phone, because with prepaid I don’t have to worry about paying a bill when I can’t afford to.

    • http://Thebeautybeat.com tiamariacat

      Heck, my phone goes back to 2005 & gets the job done.

    • txJM

      Nobody “really needs it”.

    • Rick Eger

      blah, blah, blah…..

    • Sandra Amos Henry

      hbk….i hear you. My computer monitor is Gateway. Computer has changed now a cheap walmart. My cell old school. I pay to get the same text use and phone time with Verizon that the O phone gets for free. And they wanto more from me to give.
      SMH

    • JL

      I saw that every day when I ran a medical facility caring for the disabled, those that got hit with a stroke and couldn’t work any more, seniors in wheelchairs.. People sick with cancer, mentally challenged without family.. Yep every day I saw that elderly lady in a wheelchair with a laptop better than yours.. sure.. they had so much money, I was finding ways to get them food, space heaters when they couldn’t their bill and no-one cared.. There is a MINORITY of people that do what you are saying but in my 20 years working in this field? Helping people get services and help.. going to the Social Services Building and food kitchens? I never ONCE saw what you mentioned..

      • JL

        This page shows how cold hearted American has become and it sickens me..

        • AMERICAN Kafir™ ✓ certified

          You work in a field that gives care. I work in a liquor store, and I see it everyday.

          • JL

            How do you know they are on food stamps? You sell liquor using their card?

          • AMERICAN Kafir™ ✓ certified

            Uh… no, we sell items that are acceptable for EBT purchase with people on food stamps.. like eggs, milk, bread. Unfortunately, soda pop, candy, chips and other ‘junk foods’ are also allowed, and parents give their cards to their kids. Not to mention, there is a $.10 deposit on soda cans/bottles here in Michigan. People will buy a 12 or 24-pack of soda, dump the cans out, and return the cans for cash to buy a half pint of cheap alcohol. Yet my EBT retailer’s manual says I need to treat them with respect…

          • JL

            I am not excusing that behavior.. I have seen the best moms buy junk for their kids. They haven’t a clue and I have worked helping moms to understand the value of healthy eating. Most of the moms on Food Stamps are kids themselves.. And I believe you about dumping the soda… sad.. Alcoholics would do anything for a drink and would rather drink than eat and really sad.. I have worked with kids that were so abused by their parents they became mentally ill and were housed in a mental health facility/school/home, that were taken away from the parents because the abuse was so bad.. grew out of the system because no one wanted to adopted them., and ended up self medicating to forget the abuse and became alcoholics.. on food stamps.. Yes.. I have seen a lot.. and though I haven’t seen bling, lobster, and expensive cars, I did see this.. and it is so sad. I can’t even repeat what these kids went through.. so I understand drinking to forget it.. Should they? No.. do i understand? Yes.. am I a bleeding heart liberal? Yes.. I have been in the pit with those I worked for and many we have just ignored, not cared and let die..

          • AMERICAN Kafir™ ✓ certified

            There are a lot of people that are on assistance because they need it that come here and post their exception to the rule stories…. This thread is NOT about them. All of the disparaging comments posted here are about those that game the system… NOT about those that need it. The Bible clearly states, “If a man WILL not work, neither should he eat.” Those that CANNOT are spoken of in other parts, the poor, the sick and the widowed. None of these people (above) seem to have the WILL to work… that is the focus of this thread, not those that don’t have a choice.

        • Sonyia Jo

          Me too, im not on assistance, but if i needed it, id hope it would be available..

      • JL

        At the end of the day? When I die? I know I cared for the poor, homeless, disabled, the sick elderly family no longer cared about, the hungry children and sick.. I can die with peace in my heart. I didn’t act on racism or hate, I didn’t group and judge all people the same.. I believe in God and don’t fear when I die how I treated others..

    • huli04

      uhhh For all of you, i make 13k a year working at cvs. No kids. single
      male, with a 900 monthly rent, 160$ light bill on avg a month, 80$ water
      bill on avg a month and 110 monthly bill for internet,cable and home
      phone. and 90$ a month for a cell phone. Now on top of that i pay my
      college tuition every semester. barely have enough money for living
      expenses for clothes,food and etc. but internet is an essential for
      worldwide information and also school assignments oh yea btw im 20yrs.
      and yes i get gov asst, but my foodstamps are only 65$ a month. So dont
      you all go complaining about people bxtching over not being able to use
      their ebt cards. because it is a scary thing when you can already can
      barely afford to live in this economy..

    • Catherine Guida Krostek

      Even if this really isn’t caused by the government “shutdown”, let Obamacare be funded and there might not be any money left for any entitlements. Where do these people think all this money comes from? In the meantime, I have refinanced my house 3 times in 3 years, have 2 jobs, struggling to pay my bills, but I’m not on any kind of aid either. And like everyone else here, my computer is falling apart, I don’t even want a smart phone, and my car is almost 10 years old with over 100,000 miles on it but they all seem to have all the luxuries while we don’t buy things unless we can pay for them.

    • Pamela Barnett

      To all who are saying, they can go to food banks – do you know how many FOOD Banks will have to turn away hungry children and their families because they can not keep up with the DEMAND – especially in poorer states , Food banks are ran based on church donation and budget – they can only do so much. It’s a damn shame so many little babies will go without and go to bed Hungry – and that’s not even the brunt of it, We will have tons of INFANTS who’s wic has been stopped going to bed on empty tummies as well..You should all be ashamed.

  • NRPax

    They needed the servers to run the Obamacare website since they obviously work.

    • http://www.1027WSNR.com John Sweeney Jr

      LOL where do you think Obamacare got the extra servers from

    • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

      It had NOTHING to do with Obama or his much needed health care but JPMorgan had the outtage. Small minded people make rash judgements

      • NRPax

        sar·casm
        ˈsärˌkazəm/
        noun
        noun: sarcasm; plural noun: sarcasms
        1. the use of irony to mock or convey contempt.

        • wwbdinct

          LOL!

          • NRPax

            I guess people like her need neon signs to point out the obvious.

        • JT

          sar·chasm: the abyss between the creator of a witty comment used to mock or convey contempt, and the intended recipient who fails to get it.

          • DeadlockVictim

            sar-gasm: The joy experienced when posting said witty comment.

          • Rachel Ridge Feuerbach

            Or that experienced when reading certain posts, such as clever new definitions.

          • Hell Knight

            Lmao!! Libtards won’t understand this. :)

      • wwbdinct

        Idiot!

        • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

          yeah honey, right back at ya

          • Dr. Tar

            Gee I hope that didn’t hurt you’re feelings too much, being called an idiot. Troll better for you then?

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            Not hurt at all as I am NOT an Idiot and not a single thing anyone says on the internet affects me in any way. I have a good life, great family and get online to read stupid things people post. Like what you just said! LOL . As for Troll. You are the one hiding behind a fake ID and photo so maybe you should evaluate that reasoning a little?

          • wwbdinct

            You are an idiot. What the hell does JP Morgan have to do with this? From what I read (on AP) it was the Xerox company that was upgrading that caused this to happen.

      • jimdep

        you’re the one that is small minded lady since your leader can do no wrong even though he’s the worst mis-leader we’ve ever had. Now go pay homage to Him!

        • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

          Where have you seen me say anything about him doing no wrong or paying homage to anyone. God you are ignorant, predjuiced, small minded, and judgemental.

          • Paul Smith

            How is jimdep prejudice? Why bring up prejudice? is it because secretly inside you are and only wish you can judge others based on their actions and character versus skin color or religion. By passing your judgement on another person claiming to be predjudice/small minded/judgmental without proof does that make you the small minded person?

          • cajun_2

            No. Most rational people have reached the limit to accepting stupidity. What is your limit?

        • med1616

          They do worship the DahliaBama daily.

      • dudley floyd

        and all the IRS investigations were random, fast and furious was a minor miscalculation, Benghazi didn’t happen, the open memorials accidentallly closed themselves, James Rozen’s emails gave themselves over and you believe this timng was coincidence?

      • RedSoloCup

        His much needed healthcare? Lay off the pot, toots.

      • BonnieSituation

        Which small minded people? The ones threatening to riot because Congress shut off their EBT cards?

      • Brian Augustyn

        1. Get a sense of humor, it was obviously a joke
        2. Obamacare will cost everyone more for less coverage and still leave 30 million people without coverage. Just another step toward Socialism….

        • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

          Ive got a sense of humor I just dont think people being jerks is funny (sorry if you do. I never thought it was perfect to have obama care but there are millions out there that cant afford any coverage and from what I have read it will be helping those people. Everyone has an Opinion and you know what they say about that.

          • NRPax

            Funny how people were able to get healthcare just fine. All it took was a computer with a web browser and the ability to budget out. Nowadays, we have a government run service that people have problems accessing that offers plans far more expensive than people were paying before all for the sake of Democrats crowing about how they “did something” to solve the wrong problem.

          • richard mcenroe

            My definition of “jerk” is someone who votes, if they vote, for whoever gives them the most free shit and then freaks when they think the free shit is going to stop.

          • Getserious!

            It will mostly help the government, not people! Have more control, become more elite, and deny more to those they don’t think vote for them! Wake up please, even if you are a decent person morality requires you try to find truth

          • Dingus

            Ok lets break it down. Of the 50 million that didnt have Insurance…20 million will. But then factor in the people that now cannot afford it…add those to the pot. Then those that were fired because their company cannot afford to insure them with the new rules..add those to the pot. Then count up all those that cannot get a second job because now there are MORE people out there looking for a second job so they can pay the bills. So how does still having more than 30 million people unable to get insurance or cannot afford it so the do not sign up for it sound? Still like the much needed ACA?

          • Brenda Payne

            Im sorry to tell you but it is to costly for us to pay and not great coverage either. I know some people that it is doubling what they now pay with less coverage!!

          • Deborah Gazzo-Kettell

            Melissa who do you think is going to pay for the free health care while those of use who have to pay huge premiums and huge deductions? The money has to come from some place it doesn’t fall like manna from the sky. And when you have millions of people living off the government the money eventually runs out when you have millions of people out of work and are not paying taxes. Like Margaret Thatcher said….in socialism you eventually run out of other peoples’ money. As far as this EBT thing…I bet it is on purpose to scare the Republicans into doing what they want, and the socialist wants riots don’t you know that?

          • Natassia

            Like I tell my kids, “I don’t speak Whine-ese.”

            It is almost as if collectively American adults have lowered not only their critical thinking ability but their emotional maturity….which is why everything offends them, and why they are always looking to someone else (ie government) to solve life’s problems.

          • NRPax

            “I don’t speak Whine-ese.”

            I am so saving that phrase for later use. Thanks!

          • James McLarey

            Still with the name calling. LiberalLogic101 definition of jerks: people who point out liberal idiocy and hypocrisy.

          • catsanddogs

            You are reading the wrong things. I am a public servant, and have been for 30 years, providing for those whose EBT cards aren’t working. 90% of them are unemployed, living in free or subsidized housing, carrying iPhones, driving a Cadillac, Mercedes, or Lexus, have their hair and nails done on a weekly basis, wearing more gold jewelry than my entire family owns, smoking and drinking, own at least one gun, and have multiple children to multiple partners. They have always received health care FOR FREE, as most of our hospitals are not permitted to turn people away. I have worked steadily since I was 16, payed my bills and taxes, often lived from pay check to pay check, did without luxuries for much of my life, raised a family with my husband, and put up with disrespect and abuse from those I serve. Now my health care costs have doubled, my deductibles have tripled, and I no longer may choose my provider. My new “health care” is taking a 12% bite out of my spendable income. Those people for whom I provide services are still getting free health care, while many of my friends and family face finding coverage through the new “network” (which should be called “netfail” since the site rarely works) because their employers are paying penalties (it is cheaper than providing benefits) or the new plans are far too exorbitant. I have not “read” this anywhere…I am living it, and so are far too many respectable, hard working people. Oh, Ms. Fish, do not forget that your elected officials in Washington who are assuring you that this is a good thing are totally exempt from this “health care” reform. That is public record…perhaps you should read that.

          • Charie

            Melissa, I’m on SS after having worked since I was 13 years old. First, our SS was frozen for at least 2 years after ACA began a year after it was passed (with no Republicans voting for it) which is no cost of living increase. At the same time my co-pays for medical care doubled and tripled. One co-pay started out at $5 and is now $35. That still isn’t much but still 7 times what it used to be. Our insurance premiums went up the same year all because we have Medicare along with our insurance. You do remember that Medicare is government-run. It’s almost broke. Our national debt has doubled since GWB was in office. Perhaps you can tell me how that helps our country recover.
            Now, if we get government-run healthcare how well do you think it will be run and how many do you think will profit by it. Right now many young people who have no health insurance because they didn’t want any are going to have to pay a fine (about a hundred bucks) because they don’t buy the ACA. Now those people will have to pay for no insurance when they already have no insurance for free. Only in America!

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            Charlie, I hate to hear that. If anyone should have free insurance it is people that recieve SS. Especially those that worked all their lives to pay into it. I see people all the time that are capable of getting a job that gets SSI, Food stamps, Medicaid and such. One person I know is young, Popped out 3 kids by different dads. Sits around and talks dirty to men on the internet all day and goes and parties every weekend but can’t work. People like that are what is bringing down our system (well partly, I am sure there are other causes but I’m not a big political person.) The only thing that makes me mad is the name calling and people calling people names if they say they like Obama. I thought in America we were allowed to have our opinion but it seems with social media it’s getting harder and harder. America is changing and we have to figure out a way to change it or change with it. Sadly it is people like yourself that has to suffer due to other people taking advantage.

          • JT

            There is no such thing as “free insurance”. What you’re saying is either that you’re offering to pay for his insurance, or that you want Obama to make me pay for his insurance.

            But
            (1) Insurance is not “free”
            and
            (2) The government has no money of its own. Everything it gives away, it has taken from someone else first.

            Be generous with your own money, not mine. Thanks!

          • Nanaspj

            Yeah, it will take from me to help them. I worked my butt off to have the insurance I do. Now instead of $300./mo. I will pay $900./mo. plus my deductible goes from $1500. to $3,000. and my coverage is cut to a bare minimum. And now “they” want me to give with a good heart. NOT!!!

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            that sucks, I am lucky I have insurance through my job and the changes really don’t affect me.

          • Nanaspj

            Mine is also through my job and I can take it or leave it, but then I’m stuck with whatever THEY think is best for me. I am 100% disabled and have a life-long medical condition and cannot afford the increase in my own insurance. I am AFRAID.. Seems people like me are the forgotten ones.

          • benched42

            You have insurance now through your job. How long before the government, in the guise of “fairness”, declares your insurance from work a “cadillac plan” and forces your employer to go through government exchanges? If the ACA is not stopped, this is the logical result. It’s already happening to many businesses in my area of the country.

          • Oscar

            Your opinion sucks… just like Owe-Bamas.

          • Dr. Tar

            So you haven’t been reading the news lately where even more people can’t afford Obamacare? Here’s a link to get you up to speed.

            http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/obamacare-forces-disabled-mom-to-choose-between-health-care-and-food/

            That’s not opinion that’s one woman’s experience thanks to Obamacare.

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            YES, Let’s believe EVERYTHING we see or hear posted online.

          • Dr. Tar

            Can’t argue with that, oh wait yes I can.

            You are trying to discredit this story by making a generalization about all stories on the internet being unreliable. Yet you don’t address the validity of the original story itself. That’s not a legitimate line of argument against the evidence that I have produced for you to examine.

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            By the way. I highly suspect that she is NOT telling the truth. I actually know people that are on disability and have gone through Obama care website and while they do have high insurance plans they receive assistance paying for the plan. People should look at the whole picture not just what they WANT to see.

          • Dr. Tar

            Now you are now trying to use antidotal evidence that only you can vouch for and expect readers to take your statement as true over a news piece produced by a television station (KFMZ PA). Given that you face no real consequence for offering false information (i.e. your personal experience that we can’t check) as compared to a legitimate news source that faces loss of audience and business if their reporting is shown false, the weight of truth has to be for the news report.

            In order to establish the falsehood of the news report you need to produce evidence that discredits the mother being interviewed or demonstrates the news station willingly produced a false report.

            Or you could just accept the validity of the information I’ve provided.

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            Well, Honestly, I could care less. But I am making a point in stating that not every thing you hear on the news, or online has facts. The woman may not be able to get assistance with her payments but it is highly unlikely that is the case unless she is getting thousands of dollars in benefits and if that is the case then maybe they need to re-evaluate how they are living.

          • $21289834

            We’re not jerks. We’re tired of working our asses off, only to have our money stolen from us and given to lazy parasites.

      • Hunter Davis

        Melissa, why don’t you just go outside and eat some grass if your EBT doesn’t work? Because you’re just a sheep.

      • trixiewoobeans

        Like the ones tweeting above?

      • Lisa Dean

        So, the one’s who have EBT were the ones blaming the shutdown. As you stated “Small minded people make rash judgments”….

      • heyrosi

        That’s why they gonna riot.

        • NRPax

          Funny how she’s not outraged at the “Ima gonna riotz!” posts. I guess we see where her priorities are.

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            what I am outraged about is people being small minded. EVERYTHING posted on the internet is not polical. Sometimes things happen LOL

          • NRPax

            Ah. So people having a sense of humor about the tweets above: Being small minded.

            People threatening to riot: Perfectly acceptable to you. Noted.

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            HONESTLY go back up and read the story. Very few people were actually talking about a riot and it was mostly people running their mouth on social media. There is NOT a threat of a riot and it was fixed within a few hours. If they are stupid enough to go out and riot knowing they can go to jail or worse more power to them. People take things posted on here too literally

          • NRPax

            No, we just get a lot of entertainment in making fun of people like that. If you hung around here for any length of time, you would have figured that out.

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            making fun of people like me? what kind of people am I? I happen to be independant, intellegent, strong, hard working, God fearing Christian woman that spends any spare time I have with my loving husband, beautiful children and grand children and extended family so if thats what you want to make fun of more power to you. Guess everyone can’t appreciate a good life like mine so “make fun” all you want. I am happy, Healthy and American. Pretty dang good reason to have people “make fun of me” lol

          • NRPax

            Reading comprehension is a foreign concept to you, isn’t it? I said “Making fun of people like that” referring to the ignorant savages that are going on about rioting over the problem with EBT cards not working. Now if you’re offended by that because you want to make threats over this, it’s not even in the neighborhood of my problem.

            And really, dear; I’m a married man living a good life myself and I don’t even feel the need to use LOL in a rebuttal.

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            You say I have a problem with reading comperhension yet you accuse me of “making threats”? I have not once made any kind of threat to anyone for anything. So perhaps before you go spewing out the mouth about me you need to be sure you know what you are talking about,. What offends me is the ignorance that people took some idiotic social media posts and made a federal case out of it. The people sitting their running their mouths about a riot were more than likely the bunch that don’t use what they get properly and were upset that they couldn’t trade them to make their Iphone payments. I am happy that you live a good life and hope you have a good wife, However I have NOT once made a threat and you obviously do not comprehend that you can post online with out being judgemental and rude.

          • NRPax

            Oh for God’s sake, I really have to break it down Barney style for you, don’t I?

            You say I have a problem with reading comperhension yet you accuse me of “making threats”?

            No dear, I was saying that “if you’re offended by that because you want to make threats over this.” The pronoun “this” was referring to EBT cards not working. So what I was saying (Again, Barney style) is that if you are one of the people making threats over the EBT card not working, then you would be offended by my statement.s

            What offends me is the ignorance that people took some idiotic social media posts and made a federal case out of it.

            Concern Troll is Concerned. Noted.

            I have NOT once made a threat and you obviously do not comprehend that you can post online with out being judgemental and rude.

            Says the woman whose first remark to me was implying that I was being small minded because she didn’t understand a sarcastic remark about the servers running the EBT program being confiscated to work on Obamacare. Yeah…I’ll take your self righteous indignation at me with a block of salt.

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            Good for you, Now I can go and life my life knowing that you are right. It is very hard to deliver sarcasm online and since you were not the one that posted it yet you know exactly what meaning was being sent across the internet. Move on already dude, I have. Nice chatting with ya.

          • BonnieSituation

            Perhaps you should inform those threatening violence that sometimes things happen. I don’t recommend calling them small minded though. I don’t think they’d take it as kindly as we have.

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            I don’t see any “threats” just people talking smack online.

          • BonnieSituation

            I don’t blame you…I’d be scared too.

          • benched42

            In today’s parlance, talking smack online can be interpreted as bullying.

          • Lisa Wiese

            Yea, she is insulting us left and right about ignorance, but I don’t see her post lecturing the “people stupid enough to get thrown in jail”. Chicken S**t much?

      • Getserious!

        much needed healthcare? Oh, the health care denied by millions when it cost less and they could say no, but now no choice and much more expensive! So much BS out there

        • Lisa Dean

          Don’t forget anyone can get healthcare in the US. I just love those who confuse healthcare and health insurance. And don’t forget about the minimum $5k deductible that comes with that “much needed health insurance” (I fixed it) as well as the monthly premiums. If they can’t afford to buy health insurance what makes them think they can afford the $5k deductible?

          • cajun_2

            FACTS, darn you for posting facts. Don’t you know how that upsets liberals???….;-)

          • Lisa Dean

            I know *hangs head in shame*…I have to do it 5 days a week for my job and then it takes all day Saturday for me to knock it off…LoL

          • cajun_2

            I do it just to tick off the OFA trolls. They actually get hysterical. Makes my day!…LOL

      • Dingus

        You are an idiot on so many levels….

      • herb chef

        really MUCH NEEDED health care .. apparently you are as dumb as your hair color perceives .. you are blonde and dumb as a box of rocks. obamacare is not actually healthcare you idiot its forced INSURANCE to allow you to get healthcare(or actually its sick care because pharmaceutical companies want to keep you as sick or as braindead as possible)

      • Rob Phillips

        Deep.

      • Dr. Tar

        So where do the EBT cards come from, Obama Claus?

        • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

          Yes of course. Because that Devil Obama created the food stamp system and EBT cards. Never heard of anything like that before he came along. That damn man is screwing this whole country up by creating food stamps and EBT. That about cover it?

          • Dr. Tar

            I believe your original statement was about the whole problem being with the financial institution providing service and disconnecting government from responsibility.

            My statement was to make sure you reconnected the federal government to its own program.

            By your statement above I’d say mission accomplished.

  • Surry918

    Crazy how people threaten to riot when stuff affects them. What if every hard working American that’s about to be negatively effected by obamacare threatened to riot and cause major civil disobedience? They’d call us greedy, racist, terrorists and extremists.

    • NRPax

      Actually, they’d probably keep their mouths shut because we outnumber them by a considerable margin. -:-)

      • TedConley

        nah, they’d call us greedy, racist, terrorists and extremists.

      • Getserious!

        if we outnumber them how did this loser get re-elected???

        • steve

          Dead people? Others voting 6 times? Voter Fraud! Romney won every state that has voter ID laws…..

        • cajun_2

          Did you know that SEIU handles the voting machines in 5 states? All 5 had voter fraud. Oh and one was NEVADA…ha

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            Don’t forget the 27 other states that had their votes counted in SPAIN.

          • cajun_2

            Had forgotten that, thank you for adding…;-0

    • SeRiOuSLy!!??

      i hate to say it, but you mention race and you see who keeps screaming “RIOT” every time something doesn’t sit well while the rest of us are forced to tolerate everything and everybody and condemned to hell if we so much as clear our throat let alone speak up.

    • jimdep

      we’re extremists though. You know the ones footing the bill! Effing morons!

      • jindra k

        We’re footing their bill, doesn’t that make US the morons? We are working for their welfare. WHY

    • pajamakat

      They call us those names anyway. You left out arsonists.

    • MagPie

      They call us that now!!!

    • LauraCastellano

      Another reason to thank God I live in Texas.

      • jindra k

        why? You don’t have EBT there?

  • Sir Milos Esq.™

    The folks are about to speak!…LMAO….

  • http://facebook.com/metalchick007 Lisa Renee’ Jones

    They want to cause as much pain as possible, remember?

    • Chevypowered

      Remember the saying. “If the government can give it to you, they can take it away.”

    • Mr. Davo Bean ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Yes exactly! I was told that I could get hired until they do a criminal background check on me but they can’t do that until the Partial Government Shutdown is over

      • Mead

        Are background checks really not categorised as essential?

      • conservativechick

        Funny, none of the Obamacare “navigators” had to get background checks?

        • richard mcenroe

          They only do background checks on skilled workers.

    • http://goonsworldblog.com/ Goon’s World Blog

      Blame Obama for this.

      • jimdep

        YES WE CAN! But he sheeple will not. They have defended the indefensible for 5 years now!

  • Chevypowered

    “EBT shut down world wide?”

    Say what now?

    I know the gov love giving away our money, especially to those who hate us but come on.

    • Guest

      My thoughts exactly. However I did hear a doctor of chiropractary call in to the Michael Berry and state that a client from Mexico has medicare and she told him everyone she knows in the town does. Yes the town is in Mexico, not New Mexico.

      • jindra k

        welfare leeches get MEDICAID not Medicare which people get who worked all their lives for

      • Kim Lecocq

        Yes we are supporting illegal aliens in our country. No wonder our government and country are broke.

    • disqus_to24Cc3igy

      EbT Only in the states. quickly becoming a welfare state. Riot all you want. You elected these idiots!

    • Russell DeLonge

      World wide? lol

      • richard mcenroe

        You know how much of OUR tax money leaves this country through all those funky little cambios? And over $4billion a year in bogus refunds.

    • Lisa Dean

      It’s that new Common Core geography don’tcha know….

    • richard mcenroe

      Well, US, Mexico, Canada, Latin America, Ireland, China… yep, pretty much…

  • Kat

    Eventually this will happen not because of a computer glitch, but because we’ve run out of money. Behold the future, America.

    • ranchdancer

      it’s still Bush’s fault he caused all the glitches before , during and forever

      • prstewart

        lol Surely you jest.

  • Trudy Kurz Fessenden

    If they can afford internet to tweet, they can buy their own damn food. Get your priorities straight people.

  • 2ifbyT

    If they would spend less on booze, strip clubs and lottery tickets and more on food, this would’t happen.

    • Kim Lecocq

      If you want to gamble go to vegas.Stop holding up the lines in gas stations please.

  • Richard J Sunkle

    Even if you live on EBT cards its no excuse to be unprepared for a few days without them.

    Deal with it.

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      Wait, did you just say that entitled masses expecting everything handed down to them should be responsible enough to be prepared? LOLOLOL

      • Richard J Sunkle

        It irritates me to listen to whining from people who are better off than I am because they’re dependent on government.

        I’ve been so poor that my girlfriend and I joked about the day we’ll eventually be able to put on our fancy eatin duds and go out to a fancy sit down meal at McDonalds.

        • Mary123s

          you too? i would be at that point if it wasn’t for my sweetie

        • MagPie

          That’s Great.

    • Rebecca Travis

      OK some of us only get what we can to last the month which usually takes the whole amount we are given. I work but don’t get enough hours to pay bills and food. I also don’t get insurance. My work again just cut hours. So now can even pay for even half my bills. Those of us that really need it don’t feel entitled Mr. BlahBlah but we do need this money to even be able to eat the next month. We only get the money once a month like i said and get what food we can to last the month.

    • prstewart

      Some of us plan meals, buy & prepare accordingly, and can take whatever ‘glitches’ this admin dishes out. I don’t want benefits… I hate it. But I have 2 minors in the house and will do what it takes to take care of them. That does not mean lobster and the latest smart phone.

    • TomJB

      It’s also not supposed to be the sole source of money for food. It’s supposed to be Supplemental

  • FreedomFighter

    Are the people who work hard for a living, not getting welfare, complaining like this about their empty bank accounts??

    • Mike Stachewicz

      Nope, they’re sucking it up and working overtime so they can provide for themselves

      • Rebecca Travis

        I work hard but don’t get enough hours to get paid to make bills and food also. We are not offered Overtime..in fact our hours were cut 2 months ago and again just last week. Some of us need food stamps.

    • Kannibal Jones

      not near enough

    • Kim Lecocq

      AMEN BROTHER!!!!

  • Marvin Nelson

    Think this a “mistake?” I wonder if the Feds are using EBT card.”glitches” to put more pressure on the Republicans. Just a preview of what’s going to happen when the government runs out of other people’s money. Lock and load, folks!

    • RubyTwoThree

      More or less what I was thinking.

    • Katydid

      Even if it is a truly accidental glitch, nobody will ever believe it wasn’t deliberate. Because, as the last week has shown, its exactly the kind of thing Opie and the Dems would do.

  • I Hate Hollywood

    Can Black people please stop with the N Word?! I feel sorry for the folks that really need their EBT cards.

    • World B. Free

      Nobody “needs” an EBT card. What people need are food and shelter, and you get those things by working at a job and earning a paycheck.

      • Gloria

        Really? You don’t know anything outside of your own little world. I work full time and receive EBT assistance. I am not a baby factory or a leech. I am a middle aged woman who has worked every day since I was 16 years old. I get EBT because my husband is dying and the medical bills take most of my income. Asshole….

      • Michelle ✓classified

        And right now there are lots of people who have worked their whole lives, but have lost their jobs in the past few months or years and are struggling. I do not mind one bit having my tax money help those folks because I am positive that they would be working if they could. The only folks I resent being on food stamps are the ones who have never worked, never contributed and keep popping out kids they can’t afford because they know the taxpayer will take care of them. Same goes for illegal aliens who pop out American citizens and live on welfare. Don’t assume, especially during these difficult times, that all folks are on welfare right now are solid takers.

        For the folks on food stamps who never in a million years thought they’d be in such a position and most likely are totally humiliated by their circumstances, that’s when we take care of our own until they’re back on their feet. If EBT cards really are shut off, at least feel bad for those folks.

        • Steven Howard

          The problem is that the overwhelming majority on debt cards are scamming us all.

        • ginny_cw

          The number of folks who truly DESERVE food stamps is minuscule and I’m sure you know that. The ‘folks’ that swam the Rio Grande to enter our country illegally and continue to rape the taxpayer for their housing, food, healthcare, etc., etc. do NOT have my sympathy.

          • MNWoman

            Yep. i didn’t make that clear in my comment below. The assistance programs are just that-ASSISTANCE.

            They were never meant to be primary or permanent sources of income.

            I feel for the families who are facing hard times due to circumstances not totally within their control.

            Many families live paycheck to paycheck and if the primary earner loses his or her job or becomes critically ill, it takes time to replace that income. Savings only go so far for many families. These are the people I have no problem helping.

          • ginny_cw

            Agree, the 43-50% increase in EBT (& that’s conservative #) co-dependents that 0bama has created on his watch are the real abusers. The fraud and his cohorts have made multiple visits to Mexico, specifically, to instruct them how to scam the system.

        • MNWoman

          Exactly. It doesn’t do our country any good to let hard workers who are in a little bit of a bind starve and suffer when they are trying to regain their independence.

          I have a problem with the people who sit around all day watching Maury (perhaps they are watching episodes of Maury that they themselves appeared on) collecting taxpayer funded assistance who have no intention of getting out and looking for a job or even trying to improve their marketable skills.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            I have seen folks on this very site explain that they are currently on food stamps because they have no other choice, that they worked hard all their lives and because of the current state of this country they can’t find work and don’t have money for food. They even expressed embarrassment for being on food stamps. And I remember many of us commented in support of them, saying we understood and don’t judge them. So when I see comments slamming anyone on food stamps, I wonder how it makes those folks feel.

          • MNWoman

            Same with people on unemployment. How does making them suck it up and face the consequences of losing their jobs benefit us as a whole? Does them losing their homes help our economy?

            It is, again, those who abuse the system. There are very few safeguards in place to stop people taking advantage of these programs.

            My dad’s company went to shared work week program for a few months (instead of full unemployment, they only worked 4 days) and they got unemployment for a half a day. They had to go to a workshop at the unemployment office to learn about job skills and resume building so if they became fully un-employed, they had at least some idea on what to do. This is the type of thing that could weed out the moochers. And of course, a valid social security number (and *gasp* proof of citizenship) would be helpful.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            I never have any issues with anyone on unemployment (have been on it myself in the past when laid off). No one can get unemployment unless they’ve actually worked, which is a whole other ball game from the welfare queens whose only experience with labor is in the delivery room.

          • MNWoman

            Yeah, I don’t think I made my comparison clear. I apologize.

            What I meant is that the welfare and food stamp folks should have the same, if not even stricter requirements to receive their “benefits”.

          • daniel yo

            Unemployment is insurance that you pay for and you only get it for x number of weeks.If you get it for 99 weeks you are a leech taking money from other people because you were to lazy to plan for being out of work,like a responsible person.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            I don’t think you’re entirely in tune with what’s going on in this country. Too lazy to plan for being out of work for an extended period of time? Let’s see the balance on YOUR savings account. You have no idea what someone’s circumstances are, no idea. I used to have a healthy padding in my savings account, enough to sustain myself if need be for a year or so. A few years back my father fell off the third floor roof, was in a coma, in ICU for three months and then permanently disabled. From Day 1 of his accident, I assumed his financial responsibilities, and that included his mortgage payment, his bills, his car payment, I paid his every bill to make sure when he recovered, his life was exactly as it was before his accident and that he lost nothing. I paid his bills in addition to my own, no small feat. I also spent quite a few thousand to build a wheelchair ramp to his front door and widen all the doorways in his house. I also paid for a personal care nurse to take care of him when he got home while I worked 40+ hours a week. I also spent about $200 each week, for 3 months, traveling EVERY weekend to visit him in the hospital even though he was in a coma, just to talk to him and let him know I was there. It wiped out my savings and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Am I right now prepared if I were long-term unemployed? Not anymore. Walk a mile, even half a mile, in someone’s shoes before you cast judgment. If I were to be unemployed tomorrow, and remained unemployed past the 26 state allotted weeks, I’d have to go on Federal extended. Because I was “too lazy” to plan for being unemployed? No, because I did all and everything I could to keep my father’s world together after a horrific, life changing accident. What if my situation happened to you? Would you let your father’s world be completely destroyed and have him lose everything just so you could save for a rainy day? For some of us, a parent’s world crashing down IS the rainy day. Stop assuming things about everyone’s situation.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Not everyone has family to lean on. And many who do, have family in that same boat – financially strapped. Not everyone goes to church, not everyone is Christian. Sorry you don’t agree with helping fellow Americans in a severe time of need, helping people who, under normal circumstances would be taking care of themselves. For the folks who are currently on public assistance and have worked all their lives, but are suffering in this economy and high unemployment, I have no issue with helping them with my tax money. None.

          • JT

            “I have no issue with helping them with my tax money. None.”

            Good. You’re welcome to give YOUR hard-earned money away to complete strangers, but please keep your greedy little mitts off MINE. I have my own friends and family I’d prefer to be helping.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            I hope things get better for you. If you can’t tell the difference between life-long takers and those who at this time just need a little help, then I don’t know what to say to you.

          • Debi Warford

            It makes me feel like sh*t, actually. I’ve been unemployed for over a year, trying hard to find a job, all the while doing what I can at freelance and odd jobs to make ends meet. (They don’t, btw.) Plus, I’m recovering from cancer surgery, doing fairly well, thanks for asking, but now the UI has run out and all they can say at the Unemployment Office is “find a job”. Well, thanks, I wish I’d thought of that. I have resisted applying for food stamps and housing assistance, because I prefer to make it on my own, but at this point I have to cave.

          • Rebecca Travis

            Exactly I work my but off but we are not allowed to have any overtime..in fact our hours have been cut for the second time in less than 2 months and we were only working 4 hours a day 5 days a week as it was in the first place. I don’t make enough hours as it is to pay for bills and pay for food. I have to have internet as i work from home for a company. I cant have a second job for another of those kinds of companies because of conflict of interest and a contract of confidentiality.

          • S.m. Harris

            I’m one and it makes me feel bad because I have worked as an electrician and other jobs for over 40 yrs. as an electrician I received a broken back, two hernias, two carpal tunnel surgeries, two torn rotator cuffs a torn labrum, two totally wrecked knees and a partridge in a pear tree, ok just being sarcastic. I even went to school to find something that I could do and make some money, but I couldnt walk right or fast enough, so no one would hire me. So I got my SSDI and then my ex started doing drugs and they took my boys away from her and gave them to me, as they are my responsibility. I now have two teenage boys and a teenage daughter to take care of. But I don’t need food stamps. Im a POS because I am draining the system , maybe I should just die and my kids could go into foster care. Sorry to be so much [email protected] Thank you, Michelle for your compassion.

        • Sharon Port

          Thank you, Michelle for saying that. For the first time, I’ve had to apply for food stamps this year. With no money coming in and yes, I have been looking for work – consistently, I didn’t know how bills would be paid. I don’t have children, therefore, I do not qualify for welfare. I am healthy, thank you God, so I do not qualify for any medical assistance. Fortunately, I was able to get money for food. Not all who get food stamps are demanding a handout. We all need help from time to time. When you live in a small community and there are 100+ people applying for every job that is available….it isn’t that easy.

        • dudley floyd

          we have churches, charities and family for that

        • prstewart

          Thank you. I, thankfully, have enough in the freezer and fresh food in the fridge to ride out this (manufactured?) storm.

      • Ronald Peterson

        WHAT ABOUT US THAT WORKED 45 YEARS AND THEN CONTRACTED CANCER AND ARE NOT ABLE TO WORK ANY MORE???? The little $200. a month I get keeps me fed but trust me there isn’t any lobster or steak on this table.

      • Andrew James Hammack

        in This Economy???

      • yeawhatever

        Yes,,, working a job that is given to mexican immigrants illegal or otherwise because it’s cheaper to pay them less than min. wages. and throw them in substandard housing then it is to pay an HONEST american enough to feel and house his family on…

      • prstewart

        Bullshyt. Not everyone is willingly on benefits. Stop painting everyone with the same brush.

      • S.m. Harris

        Just curious, ThatsRetardedSir, does that include people who are disabled and old and nobody will hire, who still have kids to feed and you know just trying to keep their kids alive ..?

      • World B. Free

        To Ronald Peterson and others,

        And how much was the Federal government taking out of your paychecks over those 45 years of working? A lot more than $200 a month, I’ll bet.

        Geez, you people act like the government is giving you something for nothing. You paid dearly for this benefit your entire lives, don’t you think it would be better to shrink government so you pay less in taxes and actually spend your own money as you wish? That’s what freedom is all about, not “free” money from Uncle Sam.

      • World B. Free

        To Polly Stewart and others:

        Benefits? Having the government stealing money out of your paycheck your entire life and then “giving” a little back to you is a benefit? This mindset is exactly what’s wrong with the country.

        Instead of demanding handouts, you should be demanding smaller government and lower taxes. The economy would ultimately be stronger, people would be able to find jobs, and you would enjoy safe, secure growth in your investments.

        To paraphrase Ben Franklin, those who would give up their freedom for a little temporary security deserve neither.

    • TomJB

      Linda, it’s pretty clear who is being criticized here. There are plenty of people who need EBT and use it responsibly. That the government doesn’t keep track is the problem. Don’t know how many times I’ve been out shopping and search out values on which to spend my money and get in line behind someone with an entire basketful of name brand products that they pay with an EBT card.

      Safety nets: yes. Hammocks: No

  • Kevin Gallagher

    If only they would threaten to get a job when they can’t feed their family…

    • Zane Henry

      That would stir the Democrats into action, to be sure.

      Would suck to lose your base to employment.

    • Sharon Port

      Do not assume that most people are not looking for work. When one job becomes available, you are competing with over 100 people for that one job. The job market isn’t the same as it was years ago and when you get over 50, it gets harder….I can attest to that.

  • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

    It’s not just affecting foodstamps. I just tried to buy my groceries with my debit card (real cash money I earned while working) and it didn’t work at Walmart. I had to write a check! OMFG. I might die. *sarcasm*

    • NotAn0bamaSupporter

      You had one?! I would be in a world of hurt. LOL

      • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

        It was dumb luck! I had my checkbook so I could pay for soccer pictures this morning. Otherwise, I typically don’t carry it! It woulda sucked for Walmart to have to put away $200 worth of groceries if I couldn’t have paid!

    • disqus_to24Cc3igy

      UHHH duh carry cash?

  • Al Dollar

    Zimmerman was innocent..get over your pitty party`

  • http://archive.is Shepherd

    Funny how they have internet access and some kind of device to tweet about it. Stop tweeting, find a job.

  • Barry A. Brewer

    Who knew the freeloaders felt entitled?

  • Chevypowered

    This is sad. Folks is getting pissed because they can’t spend money that was never theirs to begin with.

    • mustangsevel

      lol….good one!

    • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

      It is theirs. They applied and received the benefits. I work and pay taxes for it and I would rather someone get it that needs it than it be sent to another country. It helps feed HUNGRY kids and I do know of people that would have their kids go hungry if not for food stamps.

      • Chevypowered

        Okay I’m going to stop you right now. Don’t start this “it’s for the women and children” BS with me. You know damn well what I am talking about. That MY money (since I am a tax payer as well) is going to those on the system who have NO BUSINESS BEING ON IT! Not to those who truly need it.

        Take your tripe somewhere else!

        • RedSoloCup

          She’s a LIV. She will never get it.

        • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

          The problem is the system itself. They need to make it harder to take advange of. It boils my blood to see people driving an escalade and wearing name brand clothes and shoes and talking on an Iphone and spending food stamps. That is what needs to stop. BUT sadly those same people are the ones that would let their kids go hungry to still have those things if WE didn’t pay for food with their kids. Its sad but true so instead of shutting down the system it needs to be fixed for those that really need it.

          • Chevypowered

            Granted we can agree on that. The system need to be fixed. Personally it need to go back to be “assistance” and not a pacifier. If someone needs public assistance they need to be helped but for a limited amount of time until those people can get back on their feet. Now welfare is passed down from generation to generation like stocks and bonds.

          • Chevypowered

            Also I will tell you Melissa. It kills me as a Black man watching my people act this way. However what burns me up even more is watching white liberals make excuses for that action. Who encourage it. White liberals spend more time patting us on the head telling it’s okay to act the fool. then trying to help those they supposedly care about get jobs.

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            Chevy, I will be honest that I am not a politcal person at all. I wouldn’t know who is liberal or who isn’t but I can also tell you anything that I say on here has NOTHING to do with race. There are as many unemployeed white people on food stamps as their are any other color. I’m not a white woman I am an American. My husband is Native American, My uncle and cousins are African American, The way I see it is No matter where you come from you are in America and that makes you American. I don’t bleed any differently than the spanish people down the street or the german people in the next town. I was raised in the south where there were a lot of small minded racists by a mom and a very close aunt that taught me to look past someones outside apperance and at what is in someone’s heart. Nothing I post on here is aimed at a race because in my eyes we are all ONE RACE. Humans.

          • Chevypowered

            I understand your point but you have seem to have miss mine.

            African Americans did not come to this crossroad by magic or on our own. My point is that we were shoved into this nightmare called welfare with seemingly no damn way out, by those who saw us as a easy way of keeping power, when they realize we could not be wiped out (H/T to Margret Sanger.)

            I know we are all Americans and I don’t care about color. I made that post above to make a point.

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            Again I agree, It is a never ending cycle. Once anyone is to the point that they need welfare it is a very hard hole to dig out of. Just when you think you see the light you get knocked back down but some change made, usually by the government. On several posts people have jumped my case calling me “liberal troll” when in fact I am not even a politcal person. I like President Obama as a person. Is he doing the best job he can? Maybe but I don’t know how things are run so who knows. The more prices go up the harder it is to get on ones feet. I work and it is still hard to make it. I can’t imagine living on a fixed incme and depending on that to keep my family going. It is a scary world these days.

          • Spoon

            Wow, you’re a friend of Obama’s? Cool. Next time you sit down to dinner with him and it’s not one of those $50,000 a plate fundraisers, let us know. I mean, you like him as a person so you must know him. Myself, all I know is what he says to get elected or press his agenda, which is fine — all politicians do that. I also know that half of what he’s said has been lies, and the other half has been disastrous or enslaving social program pushing appeals to low-information voters. But you’ve met him, gotten to know him, and like him as a person, so I guess saying and doing things don’t matter. Thanks.

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            a friend of Obama’s???? Because I said I like him as a person? Well let me put it like this. I like what I have seen, He seems like a great family man with a beautiful family. I’ve got news for you honey, Even if you THINK you know someone you only know what they let you see. So from what I see, I do like him as a person. So you take your little snide comments and do as you wish. This is after all a free country and opinons are like @ssholes, Everyone has one and even I am entitled to one and that is mine!

      • Terece Erickson

        Melissa, that’s real nice of you and all to think that but as soon as you catch that unicorn and rainbows your dreaming about let us know. In the mean time the rest of us who do work have families of our own to feed and its wrong to take food from my childrens mouths that I earned and give to another who sat the hell around all day doing nothing! In fact that is communism.

      • Wootpool the Flagged

        But emotions and stuff! How about people actually use
        Personal responsibility instead of leeching for years and years??

      • Josh Youngblut

        So, when people would come into the store I used to work in and get Red Bulls, Monsters, and Rock Stars to drink. Then they would get Candy Bars, Cake, and Beef Jerky for them and their friends you expect me to believe that they are truly going hungry. I am all for helping people who NEED it. For those who have lost a job and it is really only way to feed them until they can find something. Instead we have generations of families on food stamps. Buying crap instead of actual food to make at home. Or selling it for drugs, or buying people stuff so they will buy them booze. Come on, give us a break.

        • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

          Oh I agree, They should LIMIT what can be bought with them. I don’t drink Soda at all, I do ocassionally splurge on something sweet but 95% of what my family eats is home cooked and healthy not from a box or the deli section. They should limit it to only so many sweets or snacks and the rest has to be real, healthy food. It would be good for everyone. As for the drugs and such, There is NO stopping that. Its sad but true,

          • Josh Youngblut

            Yeah there actually is…. It is called a picture on the card. Only you can use it. Simply done.

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            Then they would just go buy whatever the drug dealer wanted and do it that way. Heck I know of a store owner that was busted trading cash for food stamps. He would run the cards and give the people half the money. One way or another they will find a way.

          • Josh Youngblut

            I realize that it will still be abused. However, this would make it easier to spot and stop. I am not clueless and think we can live in a world where everything runs smoothly. However, the abuse that goes on is out of control and needs to be curbed. Yet, you have EVERYONE in government(notice I didn’t say just the pres or just the dems) that turn a blind eye to this and let it go one because it would hurt someones feelings or make them feel embarrassed because of having to use one. Which is probably not a bad thing because a lot of people who use these are able bodied people but just don’t want to work. I don’t know about a lot of people but I don’t get up five days a week and say “Hey, I am sooooo excited to go to work today!” In fact most days I want to stay home and do stuff around the house or spend time with my wife that I barely get to see because we both work. I get up and go because I need to make money and want to keep a roof over my head.

            Just like I said, to the people who actually use this because they have to and are actually in real bad shape, I have no problem with. The people who are abusing the system and can actually work but choose not too are the ones I have an issue with.

            I would love to see some of the people who say people need these and kids would starve with out these go to grocery stores and Gas Stations and see what is actually bought with these. Of course they would have to keep an open mind about it and not try and make excuses for people, which we know would not happen.

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            Agreed, I wish I was one of those people that wakes up every morning excited to go to work but when you do Tech support you get yelled and cussed at a lot so I’m not exactly excited to log in and get cussed at! I see your point and agree

          • SturJen

            As long as they feel entitled to the money, and as long as they feel no shame being a slave to the government, things will not change. I despised having the government tell me what to do, who can be at my home, how much money I could spend, what kind of car to drive. I made a 5 year plan to get off welfare and stuck to it.

            The really sad part is now the government has stopped being so nosy to those who are in the system. The Government allows them to do whatever they want with whomever they want and they don’t say anything about it. First thing should be to get back to having your Social Worker up your ass 24/7 wanting to know who’s staying with you and who’s got $$ in their pocket. And if they snif a leacher…to kick them off.

      • Chevypowered

        Alright why are you now posting as Lisa Cakes when you started out as Melissa Fish?

        What is the deal?

    • RedSoloCup

      That’s the entitlement culture for ya.

  • DeadlockVictim

    Hurting the most right now: Small shopowners in the Dominican Republic, and bulk shipping companies in US urban centers.

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      You know, those plastic barrels are for real. I kept seeing them all over my ‘hood which is mostly Dominican and wondered why on earth do people need so many ginormous plastic barrels.

      Until I read online what they were for.

  • Kali Nyonda

    I love how they have EBT cards and can twitter and whine about it on Facebook. Who cares about knowing your priorities should be food before luxuries when the government is willing to keep you dependent on them for you to be able to eat. Yes, and it is all Boehner and/or Congress’s fault, not your lord and savior President Stompy Foot. Yes, maybe it’s time to use that internet and learn the truth!

  • Annie Holt-carver

    what am i going to do i have no way to buy food

  • Vietnam Vet

    if your EBT is not working thank the ones you voted for Obama and the democrats

    • bj

      They think Obama is the king Now maybe some will open their eyes

  • Jeffrey Lamela

    Not enough money to eat but all are on their smartphones tweeting.

  • mustangsevel

    Wow…..I guess those freebies have to stop sometime…welfare….IS NOT A CAREER! But I do feel sorry for the little kids..however they can pawn their 150.00 pair of jeans, their iphone and all the gold they have and probably will be able to eat for a month! I know I sound like I am hard hearted, but I work two jobs to get what I need…how about them!?!

  • Fred Williams

    And most of you idiots voted for Obama without a clue in what you were doing.

    • MNWoman

      They are still blaming the Republicans.

      Let’s for a moment forget this has nothing to do with the shutdown.

      If it did have to do with the shutdown, they would still refuse to accept the Republicans in the House (which is where any funding bills originate) have put forth efforts to re-open the government and the Senate refuses to budge.

      It is not the Republicans fault the government is in shutdown, just like it is not the House’s fault there has been no budget passed.

      There could be 434 dems and 1 republican in the House, 99 dems and 1 republican in the senate with Obama as president and they would still blame the republicans for anything that went wrong because it is impossible for them to fathom that Obama is an arrogant moron.

    • [email protected]

      Obama and the Dam Democratic Senate is to blame. Congress passed these bill and Harry Reid the Dem. Majority leader refuse to pass it. Now who is to Blame!!! The Dam Liberals and Obama!!!!!

  • Tam Archer

    Whats ebt? I dont know what that is. I guess they will tell me Monday when I go to work.

    • Elke Wall Clark

      It’s the new fancy word for food stamps, it now comes as a debit card.

      • Marcy Cook

        Yeah because God forbid they should be shamed into working…they get a debit card so they can look like the working folks

        • Chels

          Excuse me but I work hard to help my father with the bills and have EBT to help feed him and I both because living doesn’t come cheap so how about you stop bashing EVERYBODY who uses the EBT because some of us still work but don’t make enough to cover everything.

    • Carolina Corpus

      Dont know what ebt is but my credit card works. ..

    • Paula Flechtner Martin

      Electronic Benefit Transfer = new word for Food Stamps, except it’s now a debit card.
      After I finished paying for my groceries the other day, a little 6 year old kid practically pushes me out of the way so he could punch in the numbers of his mother’s card. A new generation of government dependent people.

      • rambler

        All the war on poverty did was to make more of the impoverished. EBT cards are just another drug for dependency.

        • JT

          Obama cares SO MUCH about the dependent poor that he’s working on creating millions and millions more of them.

          • rambler

            It’s called a voting block. Votes count more than a tax base, jobs, success or freedom.

      • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

        Every time I see an EBT card in the hand of the person in front of me at the grocery store (which is every time I’m there) I think – here we go again. And sure enough, like clockwork – can’t remember the pin, keeps punching in the wrong pin, wants to charge things on the card that cannot be charged on it, etc etc etc. The rest of us wait… and wait…

        • MNWoman

          Do you pay attention to the things they buy?

          It pisses me off when I see a cart full of junk food being paid for with their EBT cards.

          • JT

            It ticks me off when they have all these kinds of pricey junk foods that appeal to my kids, and I have to tell my kids we can’t get that because we can’t afford it, and then the person with all the junk foods whips out an EBT to “pay” for their treats. I feel like getting in their face and saying, “YOU’RE WELCOME!”

            Then I explain to my kids that we can’t afford all the foods they want because we’re paying for the groceries of the lady ahead of us.

          • MNWoman

            One thing I do to save money is try to make a meal that will have enough leftovers for a day or two because I find that if I make a different meal every night, a lot of food goes to waste. This way, even if on the final day when there isn’t a lot of leftovers left, I make frozen veggies or something simple to add to it to make it enough.

          • JT

            We do that too – we’re lucky enough to have gotten a big freezer at a closing-down sale, so by making extra and freezing the leftovers, we’ve always got “ready made” meals in the freezer for those nights where we’re too tired to cook.

          • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

            Of course I do! I see an EBT card, I start scanning the shopping cart top to bottom. Frozen meals, food buffet meals, sodas, pies and cakes, processed baby food. I have yet to see anyone buying fresh meat and produce.

            I almost never buy frozen meals or anything ready made, processed etc. With money they spend on that crap I could feed an army.

            But I guess they are too busy not working.

          • MNWoman

            I know! Ridiclous, isn’t it?

            I think there needs to be specific items that they can purchase. There is no reason they should have to run out of “money” on their EBT cards because they spent it on high priced, NAME BRAND junk food.

            I buy the most generic, cheapest items whenever possible. I have a budget and try to stay under it.

            I find that discout brands are often still cheaper than clipping coupons.

          • prstewart

            And meal planning is underestimated. I don’t know if it can be taught though if people don’t care to learn.

          • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

            I live in Manhattan and don’t have a car. I put my shopping cart on the subway and go to Costco. Load up like 50 pounds of stuff and walk back all across Manhattan to the subway stop with elevator and then home. The whole thing takes me about 4 hours. But what. Nothing beats Costco prices. And I too need to stay on the budget.

          • prstewart

            Sorry you’re not seeing the ones that don’t abuse the system. Fresh veggies, inexpensive cuts of meat, generic bread and few canned items. Planned meals that make good leftovers for fridge and freezer. Making $200 in ebt a month feed one genuinely disabled adult and 2 minors isn’t easy but it can be done… carefully.

          • twinx

            I live in CA. Many of these people don’t speak or understand a word of English, are very young and are invariably accompanied by at least 5 children. I’m usually in time to see them pile into brand-new pickup trucks that still have the paper plates on them. *sigh*

          • Josh Youngblut

            To piss you off more…. Some states like Minnesota (used to do this could have changed it but doubt) would put a cash stipend on the card so they could get “household items” like Toilet Paper, Soap, and what not. Instead people would go in and buy Cigarettes, Booze, or whatever they wanted on them. I had to explain to people when they would come into Iowa and try and do that we could not do it and they would get pissed. Or once I accidentally broke a guys card sliding it thru the maching to buy stuff, he got pissed off because that meant he had to go back to IL to get a replacement card. We were in the Des Moines, Iowa area at the time. This guy had came into my store for atleast six months before that using that card.

          • prstewart

            Hope you realize (and you may) that not all ebt recipients are abusing the system.

  • JMO✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵀʳᵘᵐᵖ ??

    is the same site that is operating the new health care dot gov, ,,, operating the EBT cards also///s

    • Carolina Corpus

      I bet it is..

  • http://nailsonblackboards.blogspot.com/ Bernie Candide Gilbert

    “Give me my free food or I’ll start a riot!!!”

    Welcome to the left’s version of America.

  • Scott McCaskill

    It’s disgusting that it takes the EBT card shutdown for people to actually start caring about what the government is doing. Sorry, I don’t feel any pity for any of them. You should have started caring a long time before your damn entitlement card quit working. McDonald’s is hiring everywhere, so is Wal-Mart, now is the time to learn how to take care of yourself instead of raping other people of their hard earned money so you don’t have to do anything to better your own position in life. And before any of you start telling me how heartless I am and what not, know this ahead of time. I don’t give a shit. There is NO reason in this nation that 10’s of millions of people sit around waiting for the first of the month to take money out of the pockets and out of the mouths of hard working people around this nation. The rich don’t pay taxes and therefore the money is coming from regular middle class families. Name call me, label me, do what you want. To those few people out there on this program that truly need it, my heart goes out to you, to the rest of you people that are just scamming the system, I hope you starve.

  • wildjohn

    Well, seems the nature of the entitlement mentality is indicative of a propensity to violence. Might want to adjust your outlook toward the entitled class.

  • Nancy

    Obama said thst he wants to csuse ss much pain as he can. Look at our military Obama has cut them off of everything and they can’t say anything

  • Daddy-Government Knows Best

    All the more reason not to get hooked on government programs. They just bribein you for a vote.

  • [email protected]

    I’m sure there are some legitimate poor folks that will suffer but for many of the food stamp recipients, it’s about time they felt the effects of voting for obummer!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

      WTF does who someone voted for got to do with it. JPMorgan had the problem. President Obama is a hell of a lot better than the cheating president clinton and the IDIOT bushes. God forbid if the republicans got elected we would all need food stamps

      • [email protected]

        As it is now, your anger and hate is much too great for you to ever have an intelligent discussion. So I’ll leave you to your inner demons and just say “God loves you and so do I”.

      • RedSoloCup

        I thought Clintoon was one of your heroes?

        • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

          MY heros is my mama who worked at the same job for 25+ years before passing away from cancer at the age of 55. so that is who my HERO is.

      • wwbdinct

        Really?? The number of people on food stamps since Obama entered office has more than doubled! Yeah – GOD FORBID you idiot!

  • Michael

    This is disgusting…

    A lot of people seem to be dressed pretty fashionably, more so than I
    am, and look pretty young and healthy, younger than I am, and yet they
    need assistance? Threatening to riot if their government assistance
    doesn’t work?

    This is MASSIVE welfare fraud. Why should I work
    and have my standard of living reduced to near poverty by crushing taxes
    by people who just don’t care to work?

    I think we just need to
    end government subsidized laziness and stupidity. ONLY assistance for
    REAL disabled people. If you are young and healthy, you have no
    legitimate need of public assistance. If you are healthy enough to pop
    out babies like it’s a spectator sport, you are healthy enough to work.

  • Screaming Eagle

    No more free ride. Survive or starve, just like the rest of us.

  • Daddy-Government Knows Best

    Michelle said $700 won’t even buy a decent set of earrings.

  • sflcat

    I love how most of these EBT users are probably bitching about not being able to buy food for their kids by posting from their new iPhone 5s….

  • DoomsdayPrepper

    Are you serious?? People are freaking out about this?? It’s the frickin 12th of the month, you got your money early in the month and should have done some major grocery shopping to get you through the month … If you’re in a panic, then you’re doing something wrong. And if you can’t get bread today, learn how to bake a loaf.

  • Mark Arnold

    It’s about damn time people have to live like the rest of us.

  • michele0767

    Oh well that’s what happens when you make yourself a slave to the government! Get a job and only have as many kids as you can afford to pay for yourself and you won’t have to worry about the government being your baby daddy!

  • Justin Hogan

    Good time for people to liberate themselves from EBT shackles. A government big enough to give you everything you want is powerful enough to take away everything you have.

  • Clark Smith

    there is about to be riots for food if that is so if its the case executive order 16303 will be put in effect welcome to the fema camps sheeples those who prepared are hiding our supplies now and cleaning our guns thank god I am in Texas and we can hunt and fish

  • Brett Hitchcock

    CBSPhilly A power outage in a facility that handles EBT cards is causing disruptions to the program in 17 states. Relax folks, get a fact or 2!

  • tstewart2

    Hahahaha. Bet they wish they hadn’t sold off their last months ebt to buy drugs!

  • Perplexed

    Let them eat cake…or their iphones

  • BoscoBolt

    The coming EBT riots: What will happen when government entitlements stop?

    http://www.infowars.com/the-coming-ebt-riots-what-will-happen-when-government-entitlements-stop/

  • Marcy Cook

    I’ma gonna do sumpin bout dis…dis is retarded sir. Computer system be old school and sh*t

    • GoodGrief

      Exactly what do you expect to do? Be specific!

  • ginny_cw

    Forgive me for laughing hysterically. They reap what they sow. They probably don’t know what this means. If you’re a bottom-feeder, go ahead and look it up.

  • Jeffrey Olah

    guess they’ll have to eat mac and cheese instead of steak and lobster…my heart bleeds…NOT

    • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

      Yeah and the kids that will go hungry because their parents cant afford food Im sure it bleeds for them too. Cold hearted fkrs

      • NRPax

        Sweetie, “Appeal to Emotion” lost its power on me when I got to my late 20s. Try a new song, please.

      • TJ McNamara

        It’s always about the kids for you people isn’t it? Then the parents should get off their asses and work. There are plenty of jobs to be had.

        • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

          Not everyone on food stamps is unemployeed. maybe since you are so ignorant You should give up your job for some one. and what exactly is “you people”? You mean a hard working, married, God fearing American? Then yeah I guess I am one of “you people”!

          • TJ McNamara

            Why should I give up my job? I have been getting up and going to the same one for the past 13 years. I even have a part time one on the weekend. I was raised better than to take a hand out. I am hard working, married, and God believing as well. Try again..

          • JT

            You sound angry that neither you nor your husband are able to even feed the kids you popped out without reaching into someone else’s pocket.

            You should be embarrassed that you got yourself in that situation, and grateful to those of us who buy your food. But your anger against those who feed, house and clothe the children you chose to pop out, is completely ridiculous.

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            I hate to disappoint you and your small minded opinion but I probably make more money than you do. On top of that my kids are GROWN, Finished college and gone and are raising kids of their own. ON THEIR OWN. I am an excellent mother and grand monther that has supported my kids for their entire life. So no I am not embarrassed of anything except for answering IDIOTS like you perhaps. I was raised by a hard working mother, became a hard working mother and raised my kids to be hardworking adults. You however are a judgemental, @sshole and I pray that you do not have any kids to turn into pricks like you. So any of the 2 kids I “popped out” were planned and were suppoted by me and their father.

          • JT

            “I probably make more money than you do.”

            Yes, there’s a fair chance you do. But at least I’ve never been a welfare leech.

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            And since you know SO much about me then you know I am not one either. Or are you just a judgemental dick that thinks everyone is wrong but him???? I’m not calling you names I am asking a question but then most of your comments answer it for you.

          • weagle99

            Right. So, obviously you work in an area that doesnt have many employees as say an automotive manufacturing floor. You see this is about a mentalty, a culuture and a corrupt one at that. This is not about more white people being om ebt, which btw only applies in total only. Look at the number receiving this aid as a percentage of a specific population and the makeup od who is doing the leechjng changes drastically.
            My point being you are eing niave to the extreme. I work in a large automotive assembly plant in the South. 90% of the hourly employees are black. The pay is good and there are very good benefits. However our turnover is rather high. Many just dont like the idea of having to work 40 hours a week to get basically the same benefit from being on the dole. Why work for foodand housing when you can get it free. This notion that only a few subscribe to this notion is purposefuly denying a reality. Perhaps out of an inability to want to accept this. The black culture celebrates teen birth and sees no problem with having different baby’s daddys. The culture bleeds victimhood and any who dares stray from this is an uncle tom. Stop with the fallacy of “only a few” and spend sometime with those trying to provide jobs and you will soon realize the black culture is a bought and paid for voting block by liberals. Why much less complaints about white folks getting public assitance? Simple, the white culture shames those who are truly not in need of assistance, they are osricized not celebrated. Kids having kids is not a joyous event and multiple kids from mutliple baby’s daddys equals whore in the white culture. Iow, there is a thing called accountability within the white, asian and to a lesser extent the hispanic culture. The black culture sits at statistically zero here. Call me racist, no prob, but failling to accept this means the status quo. That being other cultures are the ones with jobs, food and homes in nice areas with their kids in good schools. Even the poor in these cultures benefit. All this while the black culture continues to lose economic and social upwardness at primarily their own doing. So, calling me a racist and denying this truth only hurts the black community while I and others move foward. So be it, your loss.

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            But it isn’t just the “black” community that has those problems. It is America in general. I know many girls, both black and white that have multiple children by different fathers. Babies having babies, I believe this goes back to the parents. While we can’t watch our kids 24/7 we can teach them values and the difference in right and wrong. However I have seen people from various cultures that think they are entitled to benefits because of their color. Maybe you are right and we have to change the people to move forward.

          • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

            And whoever came up with that teen mom thing on tv that makes teen moms look glamorous and easy and makes teens want to get famous having babies needs to be shot. It is the most STUPID thing I have ever seen

      • RedSoloCup

        Maybe if they weren’t too lazy to get JOBS?

      • JT

        These “poor” kids are more likely to be overweight or obese than any other demographic in America. They’re not starving, sweetheart.

      • redheadgrl

        “Melissa Fish RedSoloCup • 26 minutes ago
        wow, you are a real nice, name calling person arent you? Do you also go around picking on those smaller and weaker than you? I suspect you are not a very nice person, online or otherwise.”

  • Ralph

    The saddest thing about this is the racism and foul language that suddenly spewed forth in response to this issue. Certainly EBT is abused by many. The dollar amounts available via EBT are a bit high in most cases. However, some families are in need and EBT is a life-line as temporary support.
    Two things jump out in my mind:
    1) This is a great case for moving away from government control of welfare functions and toward more tax breaks for charities who provide this function, and
    2) I wish to high heaven that the media would actually dig a little bit and honestly tell us what is NOT being cut right now. The current administration has seemed this last week to be very bent on doing small, yet visible public things (e.g. parks – including the road-side pull-outs, open-air moments, the grand canyon – really, should our government be able to “shut off access” to a MASSIVE hole in the ground?). It feels very much like they are trying to build a negotiating position – to heck with the citizenry. Meanwhile, lots of tax dollars are still flowing in. What is that money still being spent on?
    I wish, with little hope, that one day someone will investigate this and give a living list of this administrations priorities – as evidenced by where they are still spending money.

    • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

      Its people on social media spreading the lies and telling untruths about what is going on. The Government didnt have anything to do with this outage it was JPMorgan. That is why only some states were out while others were not. JPMorgan is an unsavory company and they had issues probably because of how poorly theiy treat customers.

  • Conrad2010

    And here all this time I was thinking EBT stood for. “Eat Better To night.”

  • Marvin Nelson

    I just love the jive-ass ghetto talk that the idiot posters above felt compelled to use. It is SO cool!

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      It’s not that he wants to be cool, it’s that he can’t speak proper English.

      • DoomsdayPrepper

        I bet he can, he just chooses not to.

  • Mike

    Waht? Gov’t dependency isn’t such a great thing after all?

  • Stephanie Donnell Santiago

    Well Hell guess they’ll have to use their Beer & Cig money to buy food!!!

  • Chevypowered

    Obama found out the hard way that the Americans that work is self sustaining. He could not control us during HIS shutdown, so he went to plan B. Hit those who he believes will give him the results he desires.

    Easily controlled, easily prone to violence.

    • prstewart

      Just call it a glitch and ‘technical issues’ while smiling behind his hand.

  • sophie73

    Blame Obama! The only pres refusing to negotiate among all the shut downs! He wants chaos and blame his always failure on others!

  • Jim Tidwell

    Bahahahahahaha, why these idiots always talking riots? Try acting civilized for once in your lives. Acting stupid in many places will get you hurt, not just arrested, and Jessie and Sharpton wont be able to save you from your ignorance.

  • keg

    Liberals like to strike…Looks like they now get to go on a hunger strike…Good luck.

  • jukin

    First, you have to care.

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      Can I do it next week?

  • ArmyVet2004

    This is what happens when you put your life in the hands of the government. As long as you follow along like sheep they will help you. Make them mad and they poop on your head. People need to grow up and stop relying on the goon squads to help them make a living. Do I feel sorry for them, not really they put themselves in this position for not be responsible for their own lives.

    • tedlv

      The Obama administration is sending a message: the government can shut down your health care, too, when Obamacare is fully instituted. Not only that – Obamacare gives the government the right to remove money from your bank account. Think they won’t do it?

      • ArmyVet2004

        That is what this government is all about control. No one has passed as many new federal laws as this administration. You can already see how they react when things don’t go their way, step on the people. they need to go now.

  • Anthony Wynn

    Here’s a thought, and of course I realize that there are actually some that need a little help. Actually pay attention in school, learn to speak English instead of mo fo, dat shit and nigga plzz… get off your iphones and Pc and go out and get a job! Apply yourself to becoming government independent instead of looking for everyone else to pay your damn way… Stop voting, for those who simply GIVE you crap and actually DO THE WORK to secure your life…. Stop spending any money you do get on Tattoos, drinks and fun…as well as unneeded 1000 dollar rims for a 300.00 car… And Most of all, please STOP bitching about a situation, that you yourself are mostly to blame for…. But again, its only a thought, ….

  • Linda Lavelle Kerner

    Please don’t judge all people that have EBT cards in the same way. I worked all through my life including as an executive legal secretary. I broke my back in a car accident on black ice one afternoon during a sudden ice storm. I repeatedly tried to work but the pain is horrible. Finally after two years I applied for SSD. I hear what you are saying but those of us who don’t want to take help – have had to swallow our pride and accept it. Your hate against everyone also hurts those of us who don’t deserve it. I’m just saying – don’t judge what you don’t know. Just because I don’t whine and cry about it doesn’t mean it doesn’t affect me.

    • Kat

      I understand your point, but you aren’t entitled to never be judged for your current circumstances. Life doesn’t work that way.

      Also, just because some people actually need the program doesn’t mean that it can never, ever be criticized. The solution to fraud and abuse is not to to throw uo your hands and ignore it because someone’s feelings *might* be hurt.

      • prstewart

        True. That’s why the system needs to be fixed for those in the future that do work, have worked and genuinely need help

    • prstewart

      Damn straight. Same situation here. I WANT to work but don’t have that choice. No smart phone, old car, nothing new… no mani-pedis, no new tattoos etc etc etc and less than $200 @ month ebt for myself and 2 minor dependents. But I see the abuses to the system every day and it saddens me. I don’t want to be painted with the same brush as those that don’t care if they take and take and take w/out giving back ever. Sorry… /rant

  • jay spring

    Can’t eat the Obama phone,,.now drinking Obama water,. .he wants us all dead,..

  • Richard Rick Mulderick

    Its about time. Wake up the low information vioters. Obama said NO, cut em off.

  • RubyTwoThree

    You can always scrounge the couch and your pockets for loose change and buy Ramen Noodles. 4 for a $1 most places. I have done it many times, and I don’t have an EBT card. Life sucks and then you breathe.

  • $59154503

    Wanted by the White House: MORE Sob Stories!
    http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/wanted-by-the-white-house-more-sob-stories-t11747.html
    Comrades, President Obama needs your help to raise everyone’s awareness of how the government shutdown is utterly ruining everyone’s lives and destroying everything in its path, and all at the behest of those greedy, evil anarchists, arsonists, extortionists, bomb-throwers, flame-throwers, terrorists, fearmongers, hatemongers, hostage-takers, killers, murderers, and thieves that make up the Tea Party Republicans, who are holding their guns, including assault weapons, to the heads of the American people, strapping explosives to the chests of children, and chowing down on kittens and puppies and bunnies while forcing everyone else to starve to death!

    How can you help? By clicking on this link and sharing your courageous story of how the government shutdown has affected you, or more specifically, what the Republicans are doing to terrorize and torture you and take away your right to all the free stuff that makes America great!
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    • tedlv

      Name one “tea partier” that threw a bomb, then I might be willing to read the rest of your post. Name ONE.

      • tedlv

        Oops. Sorry. The sarcasm was lost on me for a bit.

        • $59154503

          That’s okay – The close replication of the true nature of unhinged left is what makes that piece funny.

          • JT

            If someone had submitted that to Daily Kos, it would have gotten a million “likes”. That’s how scary real it is. LOL.

    • bmgamblin

      I have to say that you prove that liberals are really stupid. You are one dumb ass neophyte….. your posting really out does all the stupid posts that I have seen from the shit headed liberals I have seen today… But not to worry DinaRehn….Not to worry, there is always the possibility that there is an even dumber koolaid suckin liberal out there than you….

  • Ronnie

    Another liberal method in making people suffer because they didn’t get their way and our three GOP folks are standing fast against funding Obamacare. Too many food stamps were issued lately. Said that the liberals will let their voters riot, but then they are blaming the GOP for all this pain. Rioting and looting could be a ploy for marshal law

  • Carolina Corpus

    Stop whinning n use ur obama phone to call the one u voted for in the white house because we tac payers cant help you!

  • Guest

    this has nothing to do with the shutdown, yet the media will pretend it does.

    • hmschlmom

      Because the low information voters will believe it!

  • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

    People really need to use their BRAIN it says on the news report there was a TEMPORARY outage from JP Morgan and it has been fixed and it is working again. People make a mountain out of a mole hill and spead lies without knowing the facts. IDIOTS

    • Leland Eagleson

      This is why there is a quote about revolution being 3 lost meals away-hunger?? these peeps don’t know hunger..

  • Steve__Jacobson

    Having stood behind too many people in too many lines watching the crap they buy with the EBT cards. I have no sympathy for them.

  • TiredOfIt

    People are going to riot for not getting their free stuff??? Let me give you a little advice, if you are on the dole and begging for food, you don’t destroy the property of the people you are begging from.
    Another thing, obama is wanting to raise the DEBT ceiling and give more money away that we don’t have. We can’t even pay the interest on the money we owe now. Blame him for the state that we are in. He created this.

  • Linda Lavelle Kerner

    Doesn’t anyone else get charged an extra $1.00 when their EBT card won’t scan? It happened to me at the A+Plus in Butler on the corner of Monroe and Jefferson. Just wondering.

  • octavian61

    There other day I saw a good looking chick with a nice outfit on and sporting a brand new COACH handbag whip out an EBT card to pay for about 100 dollars worth of food. Nice work if you can get it. Also my 24 year old nephew sleeps all day and parties all night gets more than 200/ per month in food stamps. Nice work if you can get it.

    • ginny_cw

      Pretty sick how they’ve groomed the lazies to scam/lie/cheat to get as much $ on EBT as they can. This is NOT America.

    • Kat

      These stories have (unfortunately) been around for generations. This is why my parents (who are more liberal than I am in many ways) brought me up to believe that you should not turn to the government unless you are *dying*.

      I’m no saint – I’ve been on unemployment before, but I knew obtaining it was no guarantee. So I saved my money for when things got bad. I’ve also worked as a grocery store cashier when times were bad and saw a lot of the fraud and abuse firsthand. These days we don’t have an accurate perspective of real poverty. We assume that if anyone is receiving money from the government, they are in poverty, but it isn’t always true. Real poverty generally doesn’t include cell phones, cable, Internet access, name brand clothes, and HD TVs. It also doesn’t include marijuana.

      There are some people who really do need those programs, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t massively abused. Refusing to reform these programs will only result in running the piggy bank dry for those who might actually need it someday.

    • JT

      There are a lot of college “kids” (18-25) in my town, who attend a pricey private college and have well off parents, and they get EBT cards and spend the money on junk. Every single one of them has a nicer car that I do.

  • Dobie Eckert

    Sadly some people don’t have a choice weather they have an EBT card or not. With the truckers on strike in D.C, is there much food anyway? The Republicans offered to fully fund all of the Government with acceptation to Obama-care. But the Demarcates voted it down. And blamed the Republicans. Maybe people will finally wake up and see that Obama is a self serving liar who cares only about himself. All the lies that are told by his cabinet and the Democrats that people believe will finally be realized for what is the truth.The 1000’s of truckers are going to take the country back and stop the current administration from slowly killing us. Does anyone truly think Obama care if anyone starves or not? He isn’t even an American.

  • Andrew

    Power outage at a Xerox facility that services 17 states causing them to reject the EBT cards, the problem is fixed and they will be working soon. But I’m sure the lout at the White House is behind it (never let a crisis go to waste)

  • $59154503

    “When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” Benjamin Franklin

    • ginny_cw

      “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” ~President Ronald Reagan

      • $59154503

        Exactamundo!

      • journogal

        Let me add: “We are a nation with a government, not the other way around.” paraphrasing President Ronald Reagan

  • Shi

    If it is gone I saw Obozo the magical unicorn is to blame 100% but it is probably just a glitch. They will be looting in no time because Teleprompter Jebus promised the free Sh1t army their free stuff and their messiah never lets them down. Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Give a man a fishing pole and teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime

  • Teletwang101

    As much as I despise Congress right now, they tried to get funding to all these programs many times. Obama is the one who said “no”. His wants outweigh your kids eating. As much as you may not believe it, its even more true than I can tell you. You are only useful until you’re not and then… he doesn’t care if you starve.

    Wise up. This is what prejudice gets you. A half/black president and an empty stomach.

  • Paul Stern

    Go to your local food pantry if you are that desperate and quit relying on the federal government…

  • JT

    “lot of hungry ppl bout to start a riot”

    Food stamp recipients in America are the demographic most likely to be overweight.

    They might be ticked off that they can’t get their free stuff, but they’re not going to starve.

    • Natassia

      Start rolling out bags of rice, beans, and oats. No one will starve.

      • JT

        Or they can come to my church tomorrow, and in exchange for doing a bit of work around the grounds we’ll give them a feed of beans and rice. No one will starve in this country. It’s just that the person paying for your food might ask for a little bit of quid pro quo in return.

  • Cheryl Davis Miller

    Time to wake up and quit depending on the gov to take care of you.

  • fran fergson

    NOW YOU KNOW HOW OUR VETERANS FEEL. THEY HAVEN’T BEEN PAID SINCE SEPTEMBER 30 AND THEY DONT GET FOOD STAMPS. BUT THEY SURE AS HELL FOUGHT FOR YOUR PRESIDENT DIDN’T THEY? ONLY TO BE SHIT ON WHEN THEY CAME BACK HOME. GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND DRAG OBAMA OUT BY HIS HEELS. I BET HE HAS FOOD ON HIS TABLE.

  • Natassia

    You can’t make this sh*t up. From the Tweets, it would appear that the only thing preventing black America from rioting is free food.

    • Teletwang101

      I would riot too if I was so ignorant I couldn’t earn the money to buy my own food. These beings cannot function unless someone hold their hand and gives them what they need.

  • Thomas Kinder

    This is the logical outcome of an overbearing, overburdened Government elected by an ignorant electorate of low information do-gooders. It’s a teachable moment. For over a decade I have said, “Give them what they want, let it collapse & pick up the pieces afterwards.” I’m “scorched earth” on this, but the bridge is out, the train is at full momentum & we are too near the chasm to save everyone. The only way out is to move as many of the right thinking people (political party affiliation be damned!) to the back of the train, disconnect the cars from the engines & hope or pray for the best outcome. It’s not Republican vs. Democrat. It’s the citizens vs. the Government. If you’re still picking your team based on political affiliation, we’ll never solve this.

  • Guest

    Everyone should have enough food in their cupboards for a minimum of two weeks. At least that is what Janet Napolitanos’ DHS kept advertising. I would think one month at a minimum.

    • JT

      We are on a very very tight budget, partly because my hours have been cut and we’re also trying to get my student loan paid down as soon as possible, but even we have enough food to tide us over for a couple of weeks if something happened, and every week I add a little more to our stash. I don’t trust the government to look after me or mine if something bad happens, that’s something I have to do myself.

      • Guest

        I hear you. I am disabled and live on a very tight budget, without luxuries or many amenities. Sure I have internet and cable, but I eat at a restaurant or a fastfood place maybe once per month, never go to movies (make no sense to spport some Hollywood liberal who wants to take my weapons and tell me how to vote), but I pay all of mine own bills. With that said I imagine I have enough in my pantry and fridge to last a minimum of a month. Having weapons I could also hunt and or fish. Just a good ole’ redneck I guess

  • Steve__Jacobson

    A man hungry enough will KILL. Or, he could get off his dead ass and get a job.

    • Teletwang101

      Or could become a dead hungry man.

    • Marvin Nelson

      They would rather die than do an honest day’s work. Most of them are lazy bastards who think that we working saps owe them a living.

      • conservativechick

        I think the government just makes it too easy to stay home and be lazy like this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP_izYhdehY They wonder why those of us working and paying taxes get upset about all the leeches? It has nothing to do with hating poor people or wanting babies to starve. That’s line of crap by progressives to keep the programs going.

      • RedSoloCup

        They aren’t called “Lazy and shiftless” for nothing.

  • Jing Yagunazie

    Im pzzing my pants reading the comments

    • Teletwang101

      Pittiful isn’t it?

  • http://www.callcrybaby.com wildbill357

    didn’t riot then won’t riot now….ya’ll blowin

  • disqus_to24Cc3igy

    Time to….Get A job!

  • Kathleen

    Right away the Repubs get blamed-check the facts first-like maybe a power outage? or a breakdown in the (computer) system?

    • Teletwang101

      All the living recipients of government assistance are hardwired to blame the Repubs. Thinking for themselves is too taxing on their minds. It’s up there with working and birth control. They’d rather not think about it.

    • mare

      Thanks for pointing that out, I just said the same thing….let’s blame the Repubs – idiots!!

    • conservativechick

      See this is a very big issue for tax payers. We have every right to resent the leeches stealing from us & our children. Look at the debt we are mounting on the next generation. I hope those stupid cards and the phones never work again! One time I agree with Obama – make it hurt! I would gladly work an extra day at the soup kitchen and donate more food to the food pantries to help the POOR.

  • Rthimble

    Thank Obama he is doing every thing he can to hurt people in this shut down, it is his way or the highway, he is threatening the elderly with SS and disability as well. Their is money for these programs. He chose to shut them down !

  • sean m

    Holy CRAP!!! My card doesn’t work either!!!
    Shit just got real!!! Time to riot like an Obama Zomb…….oh wait, that’s my DEBIT card. I don’t have an EBT card. It must mean I need to work some more hours. Never mind. No ribeye steaks for me this week.

  • Amy Boswell

    There is something seriously wrong with the system when people on food stamps eat better than people who work. Food stamps should only cover the basics: rice,beans, ground beef, whole chicken, milk, flour, cheap fruit (bulk bag of apples) and veggies. No soda, alcohol, seafood, steak, candy, frozen meals, chips or ANYTHING with sugar or high fructose corn syrup. The point if food stamps should be a temporary and UNPLEASANT experience.

  • Jack Deth

    Welcome to reality, EBT users.

    Just remember.

    A government (Or vote buying, politically savvy consortium) that can give you everything.

    Can just as easily take away everything!

    Take this event as a warning.

  • joeschmo8675309

    There was once a time where if a household needed food, an adult would go out and try and find a job, mow lawns, rake leaves for people just to be able to feed their families. Now they play video games on their xbox and large screen tv while using facebook, twitter and Obamaphones to complain about EBT cards and the goverment.

  • TJ McNamara

    Whatever….they can get their junk food tomorrow.

  • Ailsa Nordstrom

    Wouldn’t it be better for all of these people if they weren’t so dependent on someone else? Maybe they should look into trying to be more INdependent…

    • RedSoloCup

      The Entitlement Mentality.

  • $59154503

    Is the EBT system being run by the Healthcare.gov people?

  • mare

    I have always paid all my damn bills, worked nights if I had to, never got a govt handout even when I could have validly applied and these assholes are posting comments on their SMART PHONES????? It’s just free money to them. I have a dumb phone because it’s costly…. Thanks for pushing me from Independent to Conservative voter useful idiots.

  • RedSoloCup

    Detroit, Oakland, and Chicago on the verge of having riots.

    • des111168

      In other words, just another day in Detroit, Oakland, and Chicago.

  • $59154503

    And these people want the Government to run their healthcare?

    • des111168

      These people want government to run everything. They want government to be their mommy and daddy.

      • sicoit

        Psssttttt, gubermint IS their mommy and daddy…..jus sayin…

  • Michelle

    Seriously people? You are all acting like the people who are on food stamps DESERVE to starve. There is no desperation like a mother who cannot feed her children. I’m on food stamps. And we only own 1 car (a beat up 1993 Corolla), the only cell phone in the house is issued by my husband’s job, We have internet, but no cable, we haven’t been on a vacation in years and my daughter is wearing a pair of shoes that have been repaired with super glue because I cannot afford to replace them. I had to borrow a blanket from my mom for my son because his was very lightweight and we couldn’t afford to buy a heavier one when the weather turned. You people are awful. Of course there are people out there who abuse the system, but MOST people who receive food stamps (in our area of the country at least-I can’t speak for the southeast) are working people who are just not making enough to make it. My husband is making less than half of what he was in 2008. Having your EBT card denied would be a nightmare if you have all of $3.21 to your name and an entire week til payday. BTW, I used my card earlier today at Walmart with no problem, so it’s not universal.

  • RH

    Another reason I don’t care for twitter…. Too easy to stir upcthe low information morons

    • conservativechick

      They don’t need twitter to do that. How poor can they be sitting at their computers paying for internet service?

      • TJ McNamara

        They are using their Obamaphones.

  • Chels

    Okay for those of you who are bashing people for being on EBT, I work a full time job and trying to find a second job and STILL don’t earn enough to cover everything. Some of us actually need it to help feed themselves as well as others when we can’t exactly afford very much. Heaven forbid you people stop being shallow when hmm, let me guess, you guys work at a high paying job where some of you make more money than others. Seriously, you guys need to stop directing it towards all of us when not all of us are trying to mooch off of the EBT like others are.

  • Ellieinto

    Umm…. Are there no food banks/soup kitchens in any of these cities?

  • Josh Youngblut

    I can’t stand people who type like some of the people in these messages. I realize that twitter has problems with character limitation but wow….

    People would get pissed when I worked at a convenience store and the EBT machine was down. They would try all sorts of things to get their crap in that case. Then they put a limit on what kind of Energy drinks you could buy and that really caused an uproar.

    Fact is about the EBT/Food Stamp program is that their is a lot of fraud and misuse of these programs. From selling their cards to the crap people can buy on it. Candy bars…. Energy Drinks…. Potato Chips……. It should be run more like WIC is. Healthy stuff and only used at actual grocery stores. Instead of buying crap at gas stations.

    • FoxnewsisaTrojanhorse

      There is not a person using EBT who does not abuse it. We are all programmed to do precisely that. None of them are wrong to abuse it.

      The real enemy of truth and honor is the person who pretends to be unaware that to own an EBT card is to “abuse” an EBT card.

  • BoscoBolt

    Matt Bracken: When The Music Stops – How America’s Cities May Explode In Violence –

    http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/bracken-when-the-music-stops-how-americas-cities-may-explode-in-violence/

  • yankg

    Well, you voted for this idiot, so, tell me how does the HOPE AND CHANGE feel now?

  • John Revell

    I love it. All those welfare leaches will now starve. I got all the cash I will ever need because I got a real good job!

  • Butch

    Sorry for those who need it. Not sorry for the A**hole who pulled into the Mini-mart in the new Benz.

  • Gstephens

    Spent my cash on beer, cigarettes and Indian casinos, so whose gonna feed my kids? You people are cruel leaving me like this.

    • FoxnewsisaTrojanhorse

      Perfectly said.

  • yourmomsplaytoy

    I feel bad for the families that really need them but want to laugh my ass off because all the ghetto Obama supporters will have to get a job. There are jobs everywhere in Houston TX but the Katrina victims who were brought here have made sitting on their asses and collecting a career at 20 years old. It sucks seeing these douches have nicer cars than the working people. We have a complex down the street where they all live and all you see is the residents slinging drugs on their front. They also brought up the crime rate by 300% in the neighborhood. Damn parasites!!!!

  • ziggrl

    Why are they shopping for food on Saturday? Go on the weekdays when everyone is at work!!

  • SturJen

    I’ll made a confession here: Back 20 years ago, I was on welfare getting food stamps. Apparently I was one of a handful of women who actually got off of welfare and entered the real world. Back then, I got $125/month in food stamps that were actually…….food stamps. They were paper, came in a booklet and were in increments of $1,$5 or $10. Each month I’d take my food stamps, a 1/2 a dozen paper bags down to Aldi’s and get a month’s worth of food.

    So looking back………on the 12th of the month, if my store was not able to take food stamps, it would be no big deal. What the heck are these people doing? Buying food every day? No wonder why they eat so crappy! I had meals PLANNED a month in advance.That saves a lot of money and a lot of impulse buying. Stick to the list and everyone eats well the whole month.

    Lack of planning on their part does not constitute an emergency on anyone’s part. It’s just being lame.

    • human

      you have a really skewed view of “handful” and consider for at least one minute my situation… i leave for school at 7 am every morning, get out of class at 4 pm every evening, start work at 5 pm, and don’t get home until 12 am…. hmmmm looks like i have a whole lot of time on my hands to do my grocery shopping. even if this is just a glitch, it is very inconvenient for me as a WORKING student and mother of 3 to go to the store on my only day off for the week and not be able to get food for my babies.

  • Lou Cifer

    Don’t worry, Obama and the Democrats care, they will make sure you have enough to eat and save you. Please hold your breath and wait for it.

  • des111168

    Or, here’s an idea: tell the fathers to support their children. A lot to ask, I know.

    • JT

      Also, racist.

      /s

  • cuinsong

    Told you people Obama don’t give a crap about you either. He wants you to riot. Then he will be able to declare martial law. It’s all part of the plan.

  • William Kirk

    vote obummer again leeches!!!!

  • annoyinglittletwerp

    Normally I would be working-at a walmart-right now. I had to take a few days off to get my asthma under check. Seems that my asthma’s timing was perfect.

  • ChampionCapua

    I feel a great disturbance in the Force, as if 45 million EBT users cried out and were denied pizza and chips on my dime.

  • Rick Wacker

    Oh no, EBT not working? Whatever shall we do?!?!?! HOW ABOUT GET AN EFFING JOB!!!!!!!!!

  • ISawTomorrow

    What?EBT won’t work?…pawn your flat screen tv and your iphone,or better yet,get a job.

  • thirdday07

    Obama has shut it down to make the people riot. The Republicans have been voting to fund all these items one by one, yet the Democrat controlled Senate has shut each one down. Most folks commenting on here that are blaming the Republicans must be getting their news from the main stream media, such as CBS and ABC, whose presidents have family members who actually WORK FOR OBAMA! Look it up. Find out the truth of what is really going on!

  • Clark Smith

    can anyone tell me what states are down ?

  • Just Sayin’

    The only reason your EBT cards don’t work is that your beloved president Obama will not compromise. The House has given him everything he asked for except one thing – full funding of Obamacare. And your man has thrown you under the bus just to make a point and your life miserable.

  • Dawn Street

    Nobody is going to starve over the weekend. They might get a bit hungry but surely they have something to eat in the house. Beans and rice?? The govt did not shut it down. Maybe Anonymous hacked in??? World-wide or just USA??

    • JT

      “The world” does not have EBTs. That’s how ignorant these people are.

  • ChingatchCroute

    Sorry slaves, Massah just ran out of money! You are “FREEEEE” now.

  • cloudshe

    fix this, mr obama, and don’t tell us you can’t. if you can let illegals use the (closed) washington mall, you can get the EBT system working again. F man, you’re gonna give those gov’t employees back pay anyway, they might as well come to work

  • Eddie Lutz

    Coming soon to a city near you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv3b-v5ndPU

  • Shawn Russell

    Well I’d say its time to march on Washington DC and Remove the Communist Radical Islamist Barack Hussein Obama and the Communist Radical Islamist Obama has put into office’s of power within our government !! Wake up Fools this is All on Obama !! Impeachment & Imprisonment for Barack Obama !!

  • mark

    They will riot at any opportunity,and I blame Washington!

  • Ron Morisseau

    I be piss off,who is going to feed my kids…They be needing food
    please pray for
    Elephantisha,Pregnantia,Obamaniqua,Koolaidria,Fee’EBT, FI’WIFI, FO’Landra,Fum’FatBum, De’Wayne, De’Wanda, De’TurningLane, Porsha,
    Mercedes’SL ,Yugo, Where you be at Jerome?.

    • human

      wow your parents went really, really wrong somewhere with you…. i sincerely hope that they don’t know how incredibly rude you are.

  • Perplexed

    Why is every post I make moderated? It sometimes takes hours before a post I make shows up.

  • Oilfart1

    got to wonder how many of those tweets were done on Obama Phones

    • RedSoloCup

      All of ’em.

    • TJ McNamara

      I say 87%

  • Tim

    If there were riots, I certainly would wish that they rioted against the one’s that they put in office as opposed to continuing to be the useful tool/fool for their elected officials who flipped the switch.

  • mia

    Saw the panic, first hand, in Ohio. Came home to find this mass of speculation… thankfully, I saw this, as well:
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/food-stamp-debit-cards-working-states-20553954

  • D Reg

    F a EBT, we need a revolution just to get the country back on track. DEMs and REP, they are all the same and it’s time to trim the fat cats.

  • Interference Kane

    Looks like Pawn shops are about to get busy with the welfare selling their 50 inch flatscreens, ipods, ipads, and cell phones to get enough money for that desperately needed soft taco from Taco Bell and to finish up the ink on their new tattoo. #Hardtimeswelivein

  • msgreat

    I was told there was a glitch in the system with an upgrade. They will probably be able to use them later this afternoon. Maybe this is a wake up call to some people who really could take on a little more responsibility. Especially if you have kids. I would NOT want to be dependent on a government for food for my kids. I would want to know I could be the one to supply it. When you depend on someone else, you take your chances. What the government gives, it also can take away.

  • prstewart

    Gotta laugh that people are blaming the GOP. If it’s deliberate then it’s Obama’s finger on the off switch. Republicans don’t have the ability to make those choices.

  • Mark81150 (Puggs..)

    I notice quite a few of the EBT users are assuming everybody who’s on one and got cut off is urban and black like they are, sheep think like they do, trained like a seal to hate the GOP from birth, because.. well Jesse and Al said so…

    My Ohio county is semi-rural, and about 75% of our card users are white..

    democrats sure, mostly, but outages in the system aren’t new, usually they’re just much more localized.. but from personal family experience, I have one sis in law, who’s made getting an EBT card her entire career,.. as well as living on peoples couches, kids and all, as she refuses to find work.. lot’s of lame excuses, no action. Yet, she still finds cash for cigarettes and weed,.. funny how there is a black market in cards like that.. her kids get half the food they’re supposed too, while mom and boy friend smoke the rest.. without direct proof, the system won’t act on it.. but I worked 30 years retail grocery, I know what 700 dollars in food looks like, and she never came close to buying that much.

    and her closest friends do the same..

    all pretty much white as well..

    The only way to get her off her addiction, tell her she gets two months more, then nothing,.. no EBT at all. She’s found a niche where she can play the system and after she burned through family, her friends one by one discover she won’t work, won’t even fake the attempt, just scream at you for being cruel to her.. there is a whole generation of the professionally lazy worthless lay about out there, these are the ones screaming the loudest.

    The ones who really need it, won’t say much, since they’re mostly smart enough to stock a freezer, and not shop day to day.. but they still hope to get back off EBT someday, the whiners?

    They’ll take your kids hostage first.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      What’s really odd they all have some electronic device and access to the internet but they can’t feed themselves without a government hand out.

    • Ntr

      White liberals smh

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    This proves a point I made previously if you tube is the trailer park of the internet – twitter is the ghetto of the internet LOL

    Who goes on twitter to rant about being on welfare? Seriously if you can’t feed yourself without government help for a couple of weeks you are hopeless. It never occurred to any of you that you should put something aside for emergencies?

    Here’s a hint take a look in your immediate area for any salvation army’s or food banks. Go ahead try it: Google food bank and your city or town. And salvation army your city or town. If they don’t hook you up they will send you to someone who will help. If you think you are too good or too lazy to contact a charity for help, you deserve to go hungry.

  • desselle0010

    O how terrible, you mean these people might have to GO WORK for their food. Say it is not so.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      They don’t have to go to work, that’s the thing about America there are charities all around to help folks who need food. They will have to make an effort go to the food bank or charity to actually ask for help but helps out there.

  • Sir Milos Esq.™

    Will you guys take this ACA card instead?

  • TundraThunder

    Give them their freebies . . . or the ones who just don’t want to work may have to get . . . . swear word warning . . .

    JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!

    • Guest

      Lets brake EBT down for you 1 adult and 1 child get 318 cash and 367 food stamps. Out of that I pay 130 utility’s 35 Water 16.99 trash and 40.00 in diapers ( I use a friends Sam’s club card to get the best price on diapers) Anything left over is spent on my Son (clothing, or extras car seat stroller ect. ) or on house hold cleaning supplies. Out of the food stamps I spend 200 on formal and baby food for hims and the other 167 I spend on food for my self. that’s a bowl of cereal in the morning maybe something at Lunch and ok dinner. i am talking chicken pasta and veggie. Ya I am living so high right now. OHH let’s not forget I am Diabtic and have to keep up with that as well. Working with PT twice a week just so I can walk and care for my son. going to be starting in on a GED program this month. Going to be so fun with a 4 month old and no child care.

      • JT

        That’s the money I worked for. You’re welcome.

      • MargaretSwain

        I realize that it’s not the best life, but the more important questions for you are how did this happen? Who made the decisions to have two children before you could support them? Why did you do this? I will tell you that in many states there is child care available through a voucher if you ask you DHS person about it, and work at least 20 hours a week, or go to school. And get on a list for Section 8, or if not available where you live, move where there are no waiting periods. You will find many a quiet town in America that have open units available for Section 8 right now. These are things that we as a nation have for people to help them out of poverty. If you take these things make sure you develop a goal for the rest of your life, something that will improve your life and I am sure that will also improve the life of your children.

  • HoneyTree EvilEye

    Notice the race and inability to spell correctly so that they can type as ignorant as they speak. So for a few hours they weren’t allowed to use their leeched taxpayer money. My heart breaks for my country, not most of these people. Like Miller said “I want to help the helpless, but I don’t give a rat’s ass about the clueless any more”. I’d say I’m all for helping the can’t do, don’t give a shit about the won’t do.

  • randyp

    Instead of rioting, how about getting a damn job!

  • Ann Merritt

    what happens when there free cell phones go out next

  • Smitty434

    These are not the group Obama wants to hurt. I am guessing he will negotiate soon.

  • Patrick Doehla

    Does this mean some people have to actually pay the farmers who farm their food?

  • tjp77

    Isn’t it great to depend on the government? Almost makes you want to get a job and earn your own money, huh? Almost.

  • RedSoloCup

    Nuff Said.

  • NewWest 123

    Go to the food banks or the missions…. Get real, half of them don’t and shouldn’t have them in the first place!! Exactly what the King Oass wants….

  • brewerandpatriot

    I work in sales for an extremely large soda/pop and snack food conglomerate. While at a store that has a disproportionately large entitlement class base, one morbidly obese woman informed me that she could pay my salary with her purchases. I informed her that whenever she bought gallons of green sugar-water with her EBT card, it was like me giving her money to then give right back to me. She was perplexed and might have fallen over were it not for her motorized cart holding her up. God bless America!

    • 4joachim

      Amen!

  • bikerdogred1

    Only one thing to do,get a job.

    • human

      wow, cause that happens instantaneously. you are seriously daft if you don’t realize that at a minimum it takes about three weeks to get paid, and thats if you are able to land a job interview on your first application. not to mention that when you do get paid its not enough to pay for anything. let me give you some numbers: minimum wage = 8.25 in california, average rent in so cal = 900 a month, utilities = 200, gas to get to and from work = 300 ( if you’re lucky since the cheapest places to live are further from where the jobs are and traffic in so cal is insane) so thats 1400 a month for a single person with no kids to have a 1 bedroom apartment with electricity and food is not included. do the math minimum wage at 40 hours a week only earns 1320 a month before taxes are taken out. so there, i hope you will now think about things before you make ridiculous comments about issues you obviously have no expertise on… oh and btw, if you noticed that 1400 a month in expenses doesn’t include legally mandated insurance…

  • mmt

    Amazing that they have phones and twitter accounts and call for a riot over food stamps. There are a lot of food banks in the community — deal with it. Lot of people furloughed too, lost health insurance, hours at work…

  • thenichols3

    I love all of the filthy language….really helps solve problems…Don’t worry King Obama will have this computer glitch fixed pronto because he cannot afford to lose the vote of all of you who feel you are entitled to everything….I know that there are some who need a hand up…and I want them to have help….but most of you are sitting around taking all of the handouts you can get….you need to get some self respect and get a job….any job and support yourself….just like I do with three jobs….all to take care of my family…the way it is suppose to work.

  • 4joachim

    Dawn Street 10 minutes ago
    Nobody is going to starve
    over the weekend
    They might get a bit hungry but surely they have
    something to eat in the house. Beans and rice?
    The govt did not shut
    it down.
    ===
    we will help our neighbors in need
    we must remember back to welfare the earliest days.
    cornmeal, drymilk, bulgar, cheese
    People Did NOT make a living on welfare
    it was a hand UP
    NOT
    a hand out to be demanded while one’s life is sloth

  • Chan

    Why is this even funny?

  • SineWaveII

    Who did they hire to do that upgrade? CGI-Federal?

  • OliveJustine

    I love that this is a joke to so many people. America is made up of assholes. There are people who are hungry waiting for EBT to come back up, people have to feed their kids! And contrary to ignorant belief a lot of these people do actually work. Unfortunately many of the jobs today don’t pay enough for their employees to make ends meet. Choose between food and bills, rent and healthcare etc etc… But you privileged assholes know nothing about that. Keep making your jokes, but know that karma’s a bitch. This will come back to bit you in the ass.

    • 98ZJUSMC

      What’s the greater Karma taunt? Lamenting that you have to forcibly pay for someone elses’ food or threatening violence if they do not do so and flaunting it in their faces?

    • Ntr

      Privileged, i’m sure your racist self means white people. I know people who are on EBT. This after working their whole lives but losing their job because Democrats decided to ship jobs off through free trade agreements since the 90s. But i suppose their “privileged” self doesn’t matter in your world because their skin is too light.

      Perhaps you should look at the other side of this unexpected system glitch/power outage though. People shouldn’t depend on a government for your main source of livelihood. The people i know don’t.

      • Jason Wade Prater

        Im white. You are wrong. Its the poor vs the rich, and a lot of white people are poor. Working Americans are poor. Barely making anything at all, having it taxed to oblivion, then mocked when asking for help. They pay into the system too, most of their checks. And most people on food stamps get under 200.00 a month. How much is your monthly food bill. You cant buy fast food, or anything already cooked with food stamps. Or booze, or tobacco. People fraud the system to do that, Don’t tell me you can feed a family on 200.00. Grow a soul and help others,

    • Ruth

      Thank King Barack. Under his administration, more part time jobs which aren’t enough hours to survive, fewer full time jobs, higher insurance premiums and if you don’t buy insurance you get penalized. Thank you Obamacare. If you voted for him, don’t you dare complain.

    • Kat

      I’m currently living off of my savings and going to my temporary office job (which will end in 2 months) in thrift-shop clothes. My car is 7 years old and on the verge of collapse. I just accepted an interview at a big box store because the government isn’t going to be there for me when this position ends. Etc etc etc etc —> life sucks and then you die. I’m no better or worse than a lot of other people out there.

      But because I’m a conservative who recognizes that this system is rife with abuse, I must be inherently privileged, right? Uh huh.

      • OliveJustine

        What are you even talking about??? I said nothing about conservatism. GROW UP. Not everything is black and white liberal and conservative.

        • Kat

          No, sweetheart, you just accused me of being “privileged” because you didn’t like what I (and others) had to say about the topic. Just pointing out that I’m not.

          Of course, your response to me is to scream that I’m immature. Perhaps you’d just rather make up facts about me that already fit with your pre-existing opinion. Okay, then.

    • JT

      They may get hungry, but they won’t starve. The majority of them are fat. It mightn’t hurt them to have a 48-hour fast.

      • OliveJustine

        I’m noticing a trend with people on this site, you just pull random shit out of your ass and someone it’s the correct thing to say, or type. I do you know that the majority of them are fat? Where does that even make sense? Further, what a dick to say something like that. People shouldn’t have to go hungry for any amount of time. My god, you’re sick.

      • Gail

        I wish I could bite on that, OliveJustine. My daughter has been on EBT cards for the last 10 years. Before that …..food stamps. She hasn’t held a job in eons because she buys my grandkids Pizza, McDonalds and god knows what else with the EBT card. I used to buy all the groceries for them. She still doesn’t understand that I pay for her no matter what.

        • OliveJustine

          I’m sorry that your daughter is so irresponsible, but that’s not the case for EVERY EBT cardholder. Many have been working for years, probably selling your daughter that McDonalds, or your groceries at Wal-Mart. Some people can’t make ends meet and are struggling. Some are students who need a little help. And yes, some are lowlifes who leech off the system and make things bad for those who REALLY need it. You guys have got to stop passing judgment on people. It’s not fair, and these hardships are not funny!

          • JT

            “You guys have got to stop passing judgment on people.”

            No, we don’t, actually. We can judge all we like. Maybe the problem is that people AREN’T being judgmental enough anymore.

            If I’m paying to feed, clothe, and house you and yours, I get to judge you if I want to.

    • mtshark

      Don’t be ridiculous. How many people do you know who wait until there is not one crumb of food left in the house before they go shopping? So they will have to eat what they have until they can get to a store like we all have to do when were too busy to shop. No one will starve if their EBT cards don’t work for a day or two.

      • OliveJustine

        Some people don’t get enough EBT to buy food that will last them a full month. There have been many stories of people going hungry for the last week or two before they get more foodstamps. Why are you people so out of touch. The more of your comments I read, the more I realize that those of you on this site are completely clueless as to what is actually going on in this country. Stop believing what the media is telling you and go talk to real poor people. There’s so much you guys just don’t know or understand.

        • mtshark

          Stories of people going hungry? It is you who are way out of touch. Live and work it the real world and see who are using these cards and what they are buying. If you want to believe “stories” of people starving rather than reality that is your choice.

        • JT

          “There have been many stories of people going hungry for the last week or two before they get more foodstamps.”

          Right next to feature stories about how the “obesity crisis” affects people on food stamps more than any other demographic.

          LOL.

        • ZombiesAroundUs

          I volunteer my time to people in need and I often help immigrants to fill out paperwork of various types. Maybe a little less than half have asked me to lie for them and those lies are usually related to housing or food assistance programs. That’s when my generosity ends and that’s why I’m upset with the welfare program.

    • Hanoverfist

      When I see their kids digging thru garbage to get something to eat we’ll talk until then STFU.

      Go to some third world shithole and see what kids starving look like.

      • OliveJustine

        Why would you WANT it to get to that point????? The whole idea is that we never become some third world “shithole”. But with the way many of you lean it will become that and fast.

    • kimbercarrier

      Most if not all the people I see using Every Body But Taxpayer cards have new phones newer cars and better clothes than I can afford. And they seem to be able to still smoke and drink which are not necessary to life. I do feel for the ones who REALLY need it but most are to lazy and just want to live off of the productive people. And if they do riot I refuse to be a victim.

      • OliveJustine

        Stop basing your decisions on the bull people put on social media. The country thought the Zimmerman case would bring riots too and it never happened. It’s just the media sensationalizing. And I actually agree; there are people who leech off the system and they are absolutely disgusting. But that’s no reason to laugh at and degrade those who genuinely need the help which is what I see on this thread. That’s what I find to be sickening.

        • kimbercarrier

          Can you read? I stated that the people “I” see. May comment was based on what I see and not social. media. Get your head out of obumers ass and see for yourself. And I do believe they would riot over this. Zimmerman did not personally affect them but this would. Wait until the government can no longer borrow money and can’t send out these and other payments and just wait and see what happens.

    • michele0767

      Well that is what happens when you make the government your baby daddy! Get a fucking job and don’t have more kids than you can afford to pay for! The joke is the democrat party has been setting these people up for years to be dependent on the Government just to make them the slaves of the Government. When you depend on someone else to support you, you have to live by their rules!

    • CreepyUncleSam

      My wife and I can’t afford to have kids because we are supporting yours. Screw you!

  • autdrew4real

    Everyone is going to starve in one day?

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      Yeah I know it’s a catastrophe what’s going to happen to the Democrat’s voter base/ LOL!

  • 4joachim

    we will help our neighbors in need
    we must remember back to welfare the earliest days.
    cornmeal, drymilk, bulgar, cheese
    People Did NOT make a living on welfare
    it was a hand UP
    NOT
    a hand out to be demanded while one’s life is sloth
    ===
    ==
    =
    ya, nobody’s gonna starve in America unless they choose to

  • Tim Hollingsworth

    They are giving away Obama Phones in Rite-Aid parking lot in Blackshear, GA…They called 911 on me for taking pictures of their set up!!!! I just waited on the cops to arrive and smiled while they tried in vain to explain 1st amendment and operating a government operation in a public place…just WOW..

  • Tim

    People really need to use their BRAIN it says on the news report there was a TEMPORARY outage from JP Morgan and it has been fixed and it is working again. People make a mountain out of a mole hill and spead lies without knowing the facts. IDIOTS.

    Yeah Ms. Fish, JP Morgan has had this type of outage many times in the past, oh wait, without even looking I can’t remember hearing about this once.

    And whereas Obama IMHO wouldn’t mind going full on Mao, I don’t believe in coincidences, particularly at this time.

  • Robert Hutson

    Oops, EBT not working!!! Now you will figure out why it is better to be working than relying on the government for anything!!!!

  • keller23

    None of these people have money for food but hey have money for a smartphone they use to tweet.

    • ZombiesAroundUs

      Smartphones are a human right now. Google “Obama phones.” The government is literally handing people new smart phones at tax payer expense.

  • DizzyMissL

    Let’s call it what it is–food stamps.

    • 98ZJUSMC

      Dat’s racist………

    • keller23

      Actually the true definition is money stolen from productive people and given to moochers.

      • DizzyMissL

        Word.

  • annierhysdavis

    Don’t worry little EBT card users. The gravy train has not ended for you yet. This is a planned glitch that Obama will blame on the those who oppose his policies. Like me. I am your working neighbor that gives you your food money…….a tax payer. When you go to the grocery store does ever occur to you that the person in front of you and behind you paying with their own money are buying your food for you ? Does it not embarrass you that you are taking what you have not earned ? Wouldn’t you like to earn something for yourself sometime? Or do you just smile to yourself and think – this is great my neighbors are paying for my crab meat, rib eyes and fresh fruit—.

    • Jason Wade Prater

      Dude, most of those people you are judging are sick, elderly, or mothers who WORK and need help. Its not her fault milk is an hours wage for her. It didn’t use to be. Before you throw stones at people you think you are better than, take a minute and explore the possibility you are wrong. Sure, there is fraud, and those people are douchebags. But don’t lump the victims with the scumbags.

    • human

      i hope that one day you hit rock bottom so that you will know what it feels like to look at your kids and not know how you are going to provide their next meal, let alone diapers or clothes or anything else they might want. i have worked since i was 17, never broke the law, paid my taxes, and tried to be the best citizen i could, and now that i was laid off due to my employer going bankrupt you think that im lazy and selfish. well guess what, im not…. and if you think that it isn’t already depressing enough to depend on welfare, you are wrong. your delusional insight is not necessary, theres is not need to pour salt on an already open wound.

    • Shan-Bosslady Hardesty

      Not everyone who receives EBT is on a gravy train. Some people actually work but still don’t have enough to feed their families. Shame on you and the ones who liked your heartless comment. Lord forbid you ever need help because you’ll never get it since it’s such a gravy train. Smgh

  • G Michael Hallnet

    Nothing to do with govt. shutdow if it did it would have went out the first day, ebt cards are issued by JPMorgan Chase, who has had a computer or electrical problem causing the outage. Be self reliant, never rely on others for your meal or you might go hungry!

  • richard mcenroe

    Have you SEEN EBT card users? Things already be ugly when the cards are working…

  • TTTCOTTH

    The future of Obama’s America

  • MattBracken

    Please read my two EBT system fail essays. From last year, google “When the music stops: how our cities may explode in violence,” and last week’s “Will Obama stop the music this November?” This is a test, a probe, and a warning shot from Dear Leader to the Republicans not to defy his will over infinite debt extensions. Welcome to the USSA, comrades!

    • 98ZJUSMC

      Just read them again.

    • NEBT

      A test just like the unemployment checks (or lack there of) in California a couple weeks ago

    • Ruth

      Thanks, very interesting and frightening.

  • Chevypowered

    Growing in NY my father worked for pennies and mom was on public assistance to balance it out. Back then it was nothing to be proud of, paraded around or encouraged. It was an honest to God necessity. Not the luxury it is now.

  • 98ZJUSMC

    If the EBT cards have indeed been shut down (selectively), what has changed in the last week or two?

    Nothing.

    Who lets illegal immigrants rally in, supposedly, shut down parks? Who locks tourists out of scenic overlooks on public highways? Who plays games with dead servicemembers benefits for political gain?

    It isn’t the Republicans. It isn’t Congress at all. There is only one person to look at.

  • AlmostaCowboy

    Soon, the “right” to riot.

    • $59154503

      That’s only for the Left – just like occupying public parks.

  • $59154503

    [email protected]_86
    EBT is shut down world wide

    Say what girl friend?

    The socialist dependency state is world wide?

    Talk about Low Information Buffoons!

  • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Now, everybody just calm down. I’m sure we can all agree on one thing. It’s obviously Bush’s fault…

    • cajun_2

      Dick Cheney shot the servers up with a shotgun…./s

      • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Ah, when he missed that antelope in Africa a couple weeks ago? DAY-um, it sure took that buckshot a long time to get there, eh?

        • cajun_2

          Or that pacemaker caused a massive EMP…..;-)

          • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            If that were the case, their ObamaPhones wouldn’t have worked and Twitter would’ve been down…

          • cajun_2

            Isn’t it possible to be “selective”? Like, cut military pay, death benefits but give NPR $445million during budget crisis and government shutdown.? Digital programs for enrollment for health care crashes, EBT use crashes, but then Google works. hmmm

          • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            EMP is pretty generalized. That’s why I’ve got a poor-man’s Faraday cage in my closet (no, not for any “attack”, just for a heavy CMI during solar max). The three month supply of ramen, well, that’s for the coming Zombie Apocalypse…

          • cajun_2

            , that’s why I have tom-toms and a box of matches..;-)

  • El Train

    Good lord, someone needs to educate these people that this outage has nothing to do with the government. Xerox – the company that runs the EBT system – is having an outage. They should use those fancy phones and iPads to look at their states’ Job & Family Services/Welfare Department websites for updates.

    • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Sorry, that requires deductive reasoning, personal effort, and personal responsibility. They’re not up to that. Quicker and simpler just to have a tantrum then riot all over the place…

    • goolia

      Just a quick question, if it’s a xerox glitch why aren’t ebt websites loading? Illinois link card page down

    • LisaG

      Why do that when it’s such a great excuse to yell, “Riot!!!” /sarc

  • Warren

    Somethings wrong when people use there obama-phone to complain their ebt card isn’t working….

  • ctmom

    All these EBT recipients tweeting on their smartphones…….only in America.

    • JT

      And the “obesity crisis” strikes our low income demographic hardest. The “poorer” you are in America, the more likely you are to be overweight or obese. Go figure.

    • 98ZJUSMC

      Ridiculous.

  • Shelli Bullard Trowbridge

    Maybe there are those who will finally get a job instead of living off the rest of us.

  • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Drudge Headline: Panic… http://drudge.tw/17xYCFg

    • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Doc’s Headline: Pussies! Buy your friggin’ groceries TOMORROW, whydon’tcha?

  • TheAmishDude

    Heh.

    “World wide”

  • Randy Perdue

    This is your wonderful master’s plan for people to riot. He wants you to so he can declare martial law! If and when any riots do happen as a result to this, and I pray they do not! Just make sure those of you who feel like kicking some butt go after the ones who are responsible for this mess and not innocent people! Hint – They all work in Washington DC. He is also the one that gave you a phone that no longer works, does it.

  • goolia

    Just a quick question, if it’s a xerox problem why aren’t ebt websites loading?

  • [email protected]

    I think it is wrong for people to down othets who recieve assistance. I have a friend who recieves them and i think everyone does. She has a computer. Thats true. And internet. Also true. But what people dont want to hear is that jer computer and internet (included in her rent) is what she is using to better herself. She takes online classes because she has a child to take care of. She works too but the only work she could find was part time. So yeah she depends on food stamps, but only becausr her bills are barely paid by her pay. And you may say she needs another job. She has looked for over a year. So dont judge people so harshly. There are people using the system, but then there are otherscwho truly need it. Not bc they are overextended but bc they are barely holding on. No phone and walks a mile towork. Yeah. . . Not every case is the same.

  • pizano3

    If you have the tools to ‘tweet’ you have the tools to ‘eat’!!

  • http://adamrsweet.com/ Adam R Sweet

    Was at Costco today…people are freaking out

  • michele0767

    you in trouble if the government is your baby daddy

  • Angel

    Lets Brake down the EBT/Food Stamps for all of you. 1 Adult and 1 child will get 318.00 cash and 367 in Food stamps .
    out of that amount of Cash I have to pay
    130.00 For Utility’s
    30-40 for water
    16.99 for Trash
    40.00 For Diapers
    and what ever is left goes on cleaning supplies or my Son

    Food Stamps
    200 on Formal And baby food for my Son
    167 on food for my self ( has to last all month )

    I am PT Twice a week and will be starting in to a GED Program this month. Rent and gas are payed by roommate.

    • CJ Chadwick

      Where is the baby’s father? Child support?

    • CreepyUncleSam

      How much is your baby daddy kicking in?

      • CJ Chadwick

        Lol, my question exactly!

      • Angel

        lets see
        100 a month for car insurances
        240 for heath insurances for him and son
        50 a month for my phone and internet
        and all the baby gear. Car seats , bed, clothing ect. So about 500 or more a month

        • CreepyUncleSam

          He should be paying all your bills. My wife and I can’t afford to have kids because we are supporting your dumb lazy a.s.s.

          • Angel

            I dont buy any junk with my amount I get. I make sure the money and food stamps go where they are should go. I am not working because of heath problems. I was lucky my son made it to this world. I don’t do drugs, I don’t drink and I don’t Smoke. I am In Pt to help me get back to work . I can not hardly walk or stand for more then a few minutes some days.

          • CreepyUncleSam

            Glad your baby daddy pays for your internet and we pay for your Bammyphone or you wouldn’t be able to tell us how lucky we are to be supporting your fat, teenage, unwed mother, ignorant a.s.s.

          • Angel

            He pays for my home phone. I dont have a cell phone never have . Not a teen sorry 37 and work since I was 15. Been on EBT for less then a year. I have paid in to the system quite a lot.

          • CreepyUncleSam

            Brilliant. 37-year-old high school dropout having kids without a husband so we can support you. Nothing wrong with that right? You’re entitled!

          • Angel

            I have been working since the age of 15 years old. Been on food stamps and cash for less then a year. Could not work after 6 month of being pregnant due to heath Problems. I am working on getting my self able to go back to work . I may be in the system a told of a year and a half.. How long have you been work how long have you payed in to system. It there for people who need it. Right now for about a year and a half I need to help. After my health is taken care of I am back to working.

          • Lisa Dean

            Sweetheart, you’re the one who came onto this discussion board to “break it down” about EBT and what you receive. We didn’t ask you to explain anything to us and yet you felt the need to do it and continue with your explanations.

          • Angel

            I am tired of people thing everyone on Food stamps are living it up or using the system. The system is in places to help care for people who are in need. If someone is working on a goal and doing what need to be done then They are not using the system . It is not a much or as easy to get or keep getting as everyone think it . I know about how long I need help unless my doctors tell me different . there are other like me doing what has to be done.

          • CreepyUncleSam

            So if your baby daddy can afford $500 a month, why can’t he afford to pay the rest of your bills? I bet you’re still bangin’ him too, aren’t you? You just ran the numbers and saw it was easier to stay on the government programs than get married and be responsible right?

          • Lisa Dean

            You miss my point. Since you’re not abusing the system and what not you didn’t need to comment and tell everyone your business. You could have kept it to yourself and all would have been done. Instead, you felt the need to defend yourself by explaining what you receive, who it’s from and your physical health. That wasn’t necessary.

          • deb denomme

            That’s where you are wrong, I didn’t give birth to you, you are your family’s responsibility. The system is in place to take a whole lot of money from hard working people and give to others, which is not and never will be fair to ones that are paying the bill! You are the one responsible for your choices, no education, no husband, no job. Working people are suffering from high taxation when in the good old “old” days, you would of had to go home to Mommy or Daddy. The government made all of us taxpayers your Mommy and Daddy through the force of law, and the theft of our hard earned money. And it is theft, legal theft, but stealing is stealing.
            It all comes down to choices. They have consequences and it certainly is not fair to make others that made the right decisions to pay for those who did not. Never a thank you, kiss my butt, or whatever. Its always just shut up and give us more. Then we get to look at our paycheck and what we have to pay, and then read stuff like this. Taking a pot roast off of my kitchen table to put on yours (I am keeping this real simple here) and making me go without is exactly what is pissing off everyone on here. We are not responsible for you. We are responsible to our own children and grandchildren, and trust me, I would much rather give any extra money I have to my own, to enrich their lives, which is exactly how it should be.

          • CreepyUncleSam

            If you have time to post BS online, you could be selling something on straight commission from home. Get a freaking job and get off the government dole!

        • cajun_2

          $34billion dollars have NOT been paid in child support. Wonder if those kids would have a better standard of living if daddy was responsible instead of the government.

        • Lisa Dean

          Well it looks like you’ve gotten everything taken care of for you doesn’t it.

    • SandyIam

      Since you have a baby, then you have a husband too, right? Oh wait…no you don’t. Hmmmmm, wonder why you’re struggling with money.

      • CreepyUncleSam

        Its very common for these safety net abusers to still be living with their baby daddies, and not get married just so they can get “free stuff.”

    • MadWhiteBro

      Its funny how you get more than my take home pay, and I have a bachelors degree, am halfway through my Masters, and have a great job. Go tell your sob story to a liberal website because you won’t get much sympathy here.

    • JT

      You forgot to say “thank you”. You’re welcome!

    • Amused

      Yes, it is hard when you are young. It is harder when you have a child.

      Ignore the negative comments. Working PT and starting in on a GED is a very good start. Keep moving in that direction and you will make it.

      Good will.

      Fair disclosure: I am grumpy old white man (baby boomer, Republican male.)

      • CreepyUncleSam

        She’s 37! She’s not young. She’s not working part-time–she’s in Physical Therapy (probably because she is so overweight). She is getting $500 a month from the father. Why shouldn’t he pay all her bills instead of taxpayers? I am not a Republican–I am a Libertarian and this kind of abuse of good will chaps my hide.

      • CJ Chadwick

        She’s not actually ‘young’. She’s my age and we are on the back 9.

      • JT

        She’s an uneducated 37-year-old woman who decided it would be A Good Thing to become a single mother and have everyone but her good self support her sprog.

        Julia, Julia, wherefore art thou Julia?

      • Lisa Dean

        She’s 37

  • jenndee

    Such stupidity in this Twitchy story. We are really flushing our rights and constitution down the toilet for this trash. Great!

    • 98ZJUSMC

      Flushing? Been flushed for quite awhile. They have been swirling the bowl for the last few years.

      • jenndee

        Like an idiot I have held out hope that the Republican Party would man up and fight for the American people. Sadly, this week I lost all hope in them.

  • BeefnBean

    Wow, do these Moochers and Parasites know they can buy food with cash money??? You know that green stuff they pay you for working at a JOB? Amazing the stupidity of the Moocher Class.

  • $59154503

    The Saddest Fluke of the Government Shutdownhttp://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/the-saddest-fluke-of-the-government-shutdown-t11803.htmlThe Parks Department couldn’t install the barriers around her fast enough to keep the crowds out.
    http://thepeoplescube.com/images/Sandra_Fluke_Pregnant_Shutdown_Barricades.jpg
    Ushanka tip to General Secretary for the idea.

  • CreepyUncleSam

    You can’t trade your EBT cards for crack when the system is down. The horror of it all!

  • Katherine Gabriel

    Sickening. People need to be responsible for themselves, not dependent on the government, which means all the rest of us take care of their needs.

  • ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    If you so poor, why you so fat?

  • DeadlockVictim

    If you want an education, do a search on Twitter for “selling stamps”.

  • CurmudgyOne

    I’m going to the grocery store with my wife in a few minutes, and I’m carrying heat. I don’t think a lot of people will react to this very well.

    • CJ Chadwick

      Just carry legally friend (open or cc).

  • BRwoman

    I needed a good laugh today!

  • Nebokenezzer

    Good to know their Obama phones and internet still works….

  • TJ

    That is how The Walking Dead started. Turing off the EBT is the the first thing they do. So they can kill off 40% by starvation before they are bit by walkers. They did not realizes that people can turn when one starves to death and not be bitten.

    • Lisa Dean

      Nice!!! Personally, I’m looking forward to the next season of TWD starting tomorrow night.

  • hurley081182

    Holy shit its not even the governments fault. If you have the time to bitch about your EBT card not working at the store then you have time to do a Google search and find out whats going on. A freaking 5 second search. No wonder this country has gone to shit.

  • DeadlockVictim

    To the women complaining about not being able to buy baby formula: Time to figure out why God gave you tits.

  • Tom

    Huh, Still doesn’t affect me! Ya Know Why…..Because I HAVE A JOB! Maybe they can sell their computers, iphones and ipads to buy food.

  • Squirrel!

    WOW!!! Glad I don’t live near the metro area because this will probably happen for real one day. Don’t jack with the free stuff crowd!

  • John

    Mommy took her teat away, it’s the end of the world!

  • Rob Phillips

    Liquor, tobacco, and cell phone sales will plummet. Sell! Sell! Sell!!

    • JT

      The only people I ever see buying those gnarly looking bags of deep friend pork rinds at my local gas station are people with EBTs. There’s probably going to be a global pork rind glut if this goes on too long.

  • OliveJustine

    Most of you should really be ashamed of yourself. To be so small-minded and easily manipulated has to be a sin. All you have to do is step out of your little bubble for two seconds and see the world for what it is with your own two eyes. Instead you let evil people control how you think and act and vote and it’s sad. The lack of empathy and understand and willingness to approach a situation will to throw in ideas on how to HELP makes me sick to my core. And then you fall on your idiotic safety net of making it a conservative vs. liberal issue when both sides are equally shitty. I don’t know what upsets me more; how many people suffer because of you people or the fact that I have to share this Earth and country with you people. I’ve never been more ashamed to be human in my life.

  • RickK

    I hate to say it, but EBT users, the people that voted in oblamy, it’s time you tell your congressmen and women to impeach him. Don’t blame the House that has put forth many funding bills. It is the Senate and the pres that have shut down the government.

  • Hans Vandertouw

    Maybe it is time to start looking for a job.

  • jhmdeuce

    The only place in the world where the “poor” people are obese.

  • Rob Phillips

    I’m thinking we need Notso aka ‘Big Al’ to get some busses lined up and have another Sharpton moment to get all of this fixed. I can smell the diesel fumes now – with Notso Sharpton leading an MS-LSD talking head crew straight to the White House for a resolution for the entitlements. Yep. It’s time for Big Al to get the busses rolling.

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100000337746065/ Thomas Kanary

    Everyone who works for a liveing, Please arm your selves. The Obama voters will riot for sure.

  • NY Gray-Jay

    We have a lot of elderly neighbors who are on food assistance, this is not very funny.

    • Tim

      I agree, it’s not funny at all. It also didn’t just happen to be some black out with it starting up an hour or so after the meeting at the Whitehouse where Obama once again, refused to deal.
      Things just never happen randomly like that and that isn’t funny either.

    • cajun_2

      Did you miss the threat of riots? Do you think elderly people will be in the street rioting in their wheelchairs? The real crisis is that 24 million people have been added to the food stamp rolls since Obama was elected. That is double the number in 2008. Get the picture?

    • rmharrison

      the elderly are not making fools of themselves on this thread

    • Lisa Dean

      And somehow your elderly neighbors aren’t the one’s who’re complaining.

    • MargaretSwain

      Indeed it’s not. But it’s a glitch, and seniors will understand that for it is.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      Then take them to the food bank.

    • JT

      So be a good neighbor and help them out.

    • Joe W.

      “SNAP” means “Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program”…….It is there to supplement folks ability to provide enough food. As a retired couple, living on $1320/mo Social Security, my disabled wife & I receive $81 per month in assistance. I cannot tell you how much we really appreciate the assistance. I would be lying if I said otherwise. However, if it were to be eliminated in an effort for the country to get it’s financial house in order, we would NOT complain. We would make do. We will not starve, nor will any of these other “people”. There are food banks and churches that help folks in crisis. In fact, we help many of our neighbors and church members with eggs every week. We are blessed with a large flock of chickens, and we willingly share their bounty when and where needed as we are able.

  • Weimdog

    Does anyone speak English anymore ?

  • Not of this World

    The overtly self-evident lack of intelligence in the above tweets is staggering.

  • Otis Mardres

    This was NOT due to the government shutdown. Here is a report on why it was not working.

    http://www.fox19.com/story/23675538/computer-error-not-government-shutdown-likely-cause-of-ebt-card-failures

  • Franklin Crittenden

    Blame Obama and Reid, they are screwing with everybody’s head… The President is the only one who has the power to issue Executive Orders that could keep this stuff from happeniing and Ried continues to refuse to let anything though the Senate without fully funding and no changes to ObamaCare!

  • Thurston Howell III

    instead of bitching about your hunger on here spend the time GETTING A GODDAMN JOB!

  • Tom Jones

    love it! cut them off. I hope they riot. let them throw the first stone and we’ll whoomp their ass

  • ScottyG

    It’s about to get Real. Like having to actually get a REAL Job & get off my dime.

    I noticed it’s a lot of the usual suspects that are complaining too. No surprise.

    Go ahead and riot. It wouldn’t affect me in a million years.

    Willing to bet that most of the complainers are just lookin’ to get drunk. Stay thirsty my friends.

  • med1616

    Does that mean I can’t get an EBT card holder to do my shopping, get me a hundred dollars worth of groceries and I pay them $50 so they can hit the drug dealer or booze store? That’s where 99% of the dollars go.

  • Ryan Johnson

    In my quest to look for twitter ignorance I clicked on the tweet from Azixz… There’s surprisingly a pretty decent discussion about it. Even the first reply outright says “they should just get jobs.”

  • KC

    Geez, people – the EBT card is NOT shut down – there is simply a service problem – the company is working on it – check the websites and see.

  • Brian Flint

    Realistically I would have staved many times without food stamps and when I can afford to not use them I will but until then it’s not cool to starve. Also I pay 9 cents on every dollar I spend. If the gov didn’t tax me the 9 cents per dollar everymonth it would easily equal the 200 I get in food stamps. I PAY MY DUES AND IF I NEED HELP I TAKE IT.

  • Keith Panco

    Mindless drones don’t even realize that the problem was caused by a computer problem with the clearing house that processes the cards, and nothing to do with the shutdown.

  • Craig Miller

    What do you know, I waited to start a family until I finished school and had a decent job, and I still have food.

  • redheadgrl

    And….. This is your gov’t at work. Can’t even figure out you don’t do software upgrades during high-traffic hours, like Saturdays. This stuff is usually done from 12 am to 6 am on Sunday mornings. #governmentalwaysfails

  • Karen

    I really do wish some ppl could open their mouth without using the f word!!!!!

  • punkgrl12

    not everyone abuses the system. I have to need ebt to help support my son. It is my tax money also. We just do not make enough to cover everything. When companies only want to hire at min wage and give part time hours how do you expect people to live. Not everyone has a low life because they need help every so often. back off and get off your high horses.

  • RememberSekhmet

    Stay safe out there, y’all. I actually would not put a deliberate EBT screwup to rile up the Free Shiz Army out of the capabilities of this White House.

  • Mally Mall

    EBT Card Problems Caused by Server, Not Shutdown

    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/EBT-Card-Problems-NOT-Shutdown-Related-227521921.html

    Not trying to be funny but this is one reason why people should work hard and always keep a nest egg emergency fund. My prayers go out to the disable folks who really need them but for the welfare moms and lazy men who’d rather depend on the gov’t, this is your wake up call. Get prepared.

  • DocScience

    And people said that “My EBT” was a parody?

  • rivers

    Why is there a nationwide shutdown when the cards are issued and paid through the individual states? “Shit just got real”, “gonna be a riot”, “no ebt till the shut down ends” – Exactly the moronic actions you might expect if you were to, say, shut the system down, on a Saturday, when local workers aren’t in their offices, and the national site it shutdown due to shutdown.

    Steaming pile of horsesh*t from the sickest, pettiest, most vile administration this country has ever seen.

  • Terrence Harding

    These resource vacuums who contribute nothing aren’t happy as usual. And as usual they’ll play the “victim” card. Get a job you lazy POS!

  • mandinka

    I knew something was up all the prime rib and lobster cases were full at the store. Same for JW Bluie

  • Clark Smith

    all you asses putting down everyone on ebt kiss my white ass I was forced out of work with a brain tumor my wife has a jjob whopping 25 hours a week it pays the gas to get me to the dr apptmnts I spent 20 years building the cell system your glued to and it gave me brain cancer at least my family wont starve cause we skipped meals and stored up food just in case this happened not everyone on ebt is a scammer I paid for mine and now I will die so you can talk on that cell phone

  • skinsfan3621

    Most of these idiots are milking the system anyway. I feel bad for those that legitimately need it, but I have ZERO sympathy for these lazy morons who are just working the system. I kinda hope they riot in my area, I’ve been needing some target practice…

  • Terry Rice

    so what. I only get 16 dollars worth.. I guess you have to make a choice and not get new shoes or 40 oz. deal with it and quit free loading. it’s a helping hand your not entitled to it. you didn’t earn it. do what I am doing re-educating self and getting off dissability.

  • Julie the Jarhead

    So … when I go to the store later there will be plenty of soda, cookies, potato chips, and candy?

  • Joey Gibson

    Dude said that a hungry enough man will kill for some food…..smh….if the stupid son of a bitch was hungry enough to get a damn job, then maybe a real person or family who truly needs food stamps could get them……ugh…..

  • MarxistMangler

    Just wait till the U.S. is overwhelmed by the dusky hordes and EBT is shut down for good.

    • fcalsnoe

      with 80 million new citizens who need help with the amnesty bill.

  • shellrim

    Wow, how about getting jobs and manage your supplies. Buy the foods you need and keep emergency food not the junk that makes you all so fat and ugly. I see what you people buy. I feed 3 teen guys, a teen girl and myself on $400 monthly and I feed them well. NO junk, no soft drinks, filtered water for dinner. Get real people. For 4 people you get about $800 in food. Hellllloooooo? How about some more rice, beans, eggs, tuna, pasta, rahmen soup, every Saturday night in my house. Good for you, maybe not, but it helps to get buy when you cut some chicken into it and eat with bread. So, don’t complain, manage your pantry.

    • fcalsnoe

      It’s underground drug currency. Face reality or go into the hood to confirm it for yourself if your a doubter.

    • deb denomme

      I remember when my children were small and money was tight, my Aunt told me “no one knows what you eat, as long as you have a full belly, even if its oatmeal, you will be just fine.” I never forgot those words, ever. My husband and I worked our azzes off just to get by, and when I wanted to have another baby, we couldn’t afford it, and we didn’t do it. It was that simple. It was a choice, not one I wanted to make, but you did what you had to do back then.
      I resent the amount taken from our paychecks, which is getting larger and larger, to support a bunch of people that have the luxury of having more babies, one luxury that I didn’t have because I had to work. And they wonder why we are all so bitter..

  • http://www.cheesecakesncharmbracelets.com/ Lissa Cakes

    Oh Lord! is that the best you can come up with??? Ignorance shines bright right there! *rolls eyes and laughs at stupid people.*

  • Dodie Doren

    Why blame Boehner, they keep asking the president and all his people and they say no no ,, read up people!

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Anyone with sense would see this as an example of why they should depend on no one but themselves. But most of these people have no sense.

  • keller23

    Is it wrong to hope these moochers all starve?

    • ScottyG

      No, in fact it’s desired.

  • ScottyG

    Perhaps America got smart and finally instituted an “eligibility check” on all the EBT abusers.

    About time we shut down the purchase of junk food, smokes, booze, strip clubs, etc.

    Time to work for the carp you need instead of the rest of us having to pay your way.

    Get a JOB you lazy pricks.

  • CreepyUncleSam

    So who thinks we should go back to the old system where food stamps could be used for rice, beans, milk and cheese, and people were actually ashamed to be on the government dole?

  • Vernon Keller

    yeah there will always be scum who abuse systems put in place as temporary help

  • Mary Gonzalez

    Might have to pawn your electonics to pay for food. Oh no, cant have that!!

  • Bob Young

    Sounds like Obama is deliberately trying to start rioting in the streets. Obama is a disciple of the alinsky method

    • OgottaGo

      My first thought is that O is running a test to see if he can start riots and then declare Martial Law. As the twitter so eloquently expressed above: “Oh well, a hungry enough man will KILL.” First the gov’t services will be cut, then communications (our phones), then the internet. Without the ability to communicate with each other, we’ll be on our own and in deep doo doo.

    • fcalsnoe

      and Lenin and Trotsky as well as Cloward and Piven.

  • Roderick Bateman

    Look at all this anti-whitism. In the 60’s, anti-whites forced ALL and ONLY white countries to bring in millions of non-whites. Then anti-whites forced ALL and ONLY white people to “integrate” or face penalties for being “naziswhowantokill6millionjews.” Now anti-whites are praising and counting down the days till ALL and ONLY white children are minorities and extinct EVERYWHERE. That makes it genocide. “Anti-racist” is a codeword for anti-white. /watch?v=lKDeyuM0-Og

    • JT

      I’m not white, I’m Indian (dot, not feather). Indian-Americans are less likely to be on welfare than white Americans. I like white people fine, but you’re really not all that and a bag of chips. You just have less melanin in your skin. Who cares?

      “Just sayin'”!

      • $1014973

        Well, Indian folks don’t strike me as being lazy fools waiting for someone to hand them something for free.

        • JT

          In India if you don’t work, you don’t eat. Poor people do actually starve in India.

      • CreepyUncleSam

        How many indian convenience shop owners have been busted trading ebt’s for cash fifty cents on the dollar?

        • ZH38

          Don’t you mean ‘Fiddy Cents,’ mah brutha? LOL!

      • RememberSekhmet

        Race has nothing to do with this. It’s either a glitch, like the report says, or some action taken by the White House to gin up the mobs that weren’t ginned up by closing parks.

      • ZH38

        Do you allow EBT cards at your convenience store?

        • JT

          I don’t have a convenience store, I’m an electrical engineer. I’ve been here since I was five and I went to MIT.

      • Roderick Bateman

        What are you talking about? Would you support a genocide of Indians? even if it wasn’t violent? Why do you expect whites to support white genocide? Do you support white genocide? “Anti-racist” is a codeword for anti-white.

  • jeff

    Really? This is pathetic. We live in the most blessed country on the planet and certain groups are up in arms because their government benefit is going to be delayed. Incredible! This is the system get over it! For all you Tea Party members and debt this and defund Obamacare that cry and howl long enough you will get exactly what you want.

  • Jimb

    Maybe if you all would go get a JOB. then you wouldnt have to depend on Food Stamps. I dont want to hear about “There’s no jobs out there” If your so good at work. Go into a business by yourself and make a living. Instead of being a dumb sheep follower

  • Cathy_B_in_AZ

    has it been fixed yet???? inquiring minds want to know.

  • Oscar

    Owe-Bama trying to rally up his EBT supporters…

  • Buckley

    What a bunch of losers.

  • Lawuan Goldsborough Paige

    There is about to be a march on congress cutting off Wic and EBT. I guess they say buy EBT recipients being so poor they cant afford to drive to Washington. We will take back to the 1950s and carpool. People be pack in the cars like clowns in a beetle to give congress a piece of their minds.

    • Lisa Dean

      It was a computer glitch that caused the issues with EBT…it had nothing to do with being cut off by Congress.

    • $1014973

      If you have enough motivation to go to Washington because someone cut off your welfare, you have enough motivation to get a damn job.

      • Lawuan Goldsborough Paige

        If the government didn’t allow workers to legally fire feminine gays and transgenders in over 33 states it would be a lot easier in getting a job. Furthermore I’m also a full time college student who is still in the process of searching for employment in addition to my income from online marketing. Instead of Republicans trying to make people on Food Stamps pick up trash alongside the road lift the ban on transgenders be fired without cause jut because of their sexuality. Increase work help opportunities at colleges and unemployment offices than a lot of people wouldn’t be as dependent on food stamps. EBT is temporary assistance for me to help while I’m down. Within the next couple months once I finish up my semester I’ll gladly turn my card in so don’t try to stereotype everybody on government assistance.

        • CreepyUncleSam

          I’m no republican. And you aren’t being fired for being transgendered, you are being fired because you flaunt your grossness and no one can stand to look at you. Try blending into society a little more instead of purposely making everyone feel uncomfortable. I hope to God our tax dollars didn’t pay for your self-mutilation, but even if it didn’t, if you used that money to buy your food we wouldn’t be supporting you.

          • Lawuan Goldsborough Paige

            First of all I’m not Transgender I’m a feminine gay who makes no apologies for who I am so deal with it. I’m a business student that knows how to articulate and converse in an ethical manner. There is no need to prevaricate CreepyUncleSam when the proof is on paper, read your facts. I find it ironic you call yourself UncleSam yet you do not want feminine gays and transgenders to work because of their sexuality. last time I check transgenders’ and feminine gays’ money spend the same as everybody else. You whether be paying for us to be on food stamps or give us the opportunity to work alongside you thus decreasing the people on EBT which will be less money owe out by the middle class. Stop the discrimination; Social Darwinism, and tearing each other down! While the middle class and working poor are fighting each other we need to team up and take on the upper class in congress. Help lift the working poor up to the middle class while increasing more middle class to the upper middle class.

          • CreepyUncleSam

            Apparently they let anyone into business school these days. Your run on, incomplete sentences, punctuation and grammar errors leave a lot to be desired. I see they still have racial quotas to fill at your school. Maybe you should be sticking your head into books more and taco bumping less.

          • Lawuan Goldsborough Paige

            @CreepyUncleSam:disqus I’m in school for Business Marketing not to become an English Teacher. For the record I have a 3.8 GPA . Furthermore I do not eat beef and pork. I assume your last statement refers to begging for a taco, might mean something else really don’t care. You really live up to the first part of your name on here.

          • CreepyUncleSam

            SNAP! (pun intended). Why don’t you check the thumbs up and down on our posts and see who everyone agrees with, and who they think shouldn’t have an EBT card.

          • Lawuan Goldsborough Paige

            Being a person who has overcome moderately severe Chron’s disease and beating the risk of cancer in the early stage I really care less about the insults of people who critique me for having to turn to food stamps in my time of need. Now that I’m better I’m glad that I can return my card in next month. Food Stamps was a temporary aid for me in my time of need not a life long support.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            I’ve read through your comments and conversation. You have trouble putting a sentence together, using inappropriate words and horrible syntax. You claim to be a business student, but have no idea how business or employment works. You appear to be simultaneously confrontational and claiming to be the victim of discrimination. In short, you appear to be a lawsuit waiting to happen. Given the way you have presented yourself in these statements, I can not imagine any employer ever wanting to hire you. I’m telling you this in the hopes that you will honestly examine the way you come across to an employer, and rather than acting like they owe you a job but you’re going to sue them at the drop of a hat. You should ask yourself why employing them would benefit them, rather than how it will benefit you. You do not deserve a job, no one does. You earn it.

          • Lawuan Goldsborough Paige

            I am a college freshman so maybe after I take my Business Law class my grammar might be more up to par. I don’t think standing up for myself is being confrontational. I don’t know where in any of my previous statements I was inappropriate. Contrary to how you may perceive my persona through my writing I am an overall humble and altruistic person in real life with a strong, determine and passionate business drive. I deserve to be treated fairly when it comes to being considered for a job. Judge me base on my skills, work ethic, customer service, professionalism, not my sexual orientation.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            I hope so, but you didn’t come across that way with phrases like “so deal with it” which sound confrontational and the phrase “If the government didn’t allow workers to legally fire feminine gays and transgenders” which denotes both a perception that government controls employment, rather than an employment-at-will and implies a potential future discrimination suit against any would-be employer.

            Standing up for yourself may be confrontational, and sometimes must be so. Wisdom comes in knowing the difference. College is not only a time for learning but of circumspection. My comments were intended to be of benefit for you. I hope that the next few years sets you on a successful path, and I wish you well.

    • ZH38

      WIC and EBT should be abolished. Get an effin’ job and stop mooching off of me.

  • CreepyUncleSam

    Anyone ever see a skinny person using an EBT who wasn’t a crack whore? Me neither.

    • ZH38

      So crack dealers don’t take EBT cars, eh? LOL!

      • CreepyUncleSam

        They actually do. Google it. EBT cards found in raids with drugs and weapons. You only get 25 cents on the dollar, but hey–its CRACK!

        • RememberSekhmet

          It’s simple, you give Creepo the Dealer your last $250 on the EBT card, Creepo goes through the automatic checkout at Wal-Mart with steak and lobster, which he then re-sells to someone he knows at a local restaurant. You report the card as “lost,” and the state issues you a replacement.

          If we have to have EBTs, no checkouts without photo ID (which means no kiosks. Kiosks are too dumb to realize there are no white guys named Shaniqua). You get one replacement per year, and beyond that, there had better be a police report number

          • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

            Photo ID’s are racist/

  • Kiki1400

    If people would fucking read!!!! DUE to a POWER OUTAGE AT THE EBT CENTER! PER CBS NEW>> THEY ARE ASKING ALL 17 State’s TO TRY TO USE YOUR EBT CARDS AGAIN LATER!

  • DoneWithIt

    I need my food card!! this is an outrage! cmon Obama fix this!! i demand some food!

  • Marc Rapp

    Ha its beautiful. Let all you lazy EBT havin, Obama phone using welfare taking pieces of shit go hungry! Fucking losers!

  • jkdvsass

    My tax money is going to feed these people? They should have kept their mouths shut so we who support them wouldn’t see how vile and pitiful they are. I don’t know what must be done to stop this EBT program, but after reading the above, I don’t care if they starve or not.

    • ZH38

      We are paying for these moochers to buy ding dongs and cheetos with our tax money. Instead of working, they sell weed and make illegitimate kids in section 8 housing. Sick.

  • pissonobama

    Let em starve. Better yet, get a job and feed yourself. We don’t owe you.

  • Shellie

    Welfare is slavery…you feelin it yet?

  • $1014973

    There is a common thread with all the people tweeting about ebt cards not working. How odd.

  • MF

    Don’t forget. Benefits for many will actually go DOWN some starting 11/1 as the ARRA expires (aka “the stimulus”)

  • CreepyUncleSam
  • Fed up American

    There’s a little something called a JOB… Maybe it’s time the EBT holders got one..

  • Shellie

    Guess some ppl may have to sell their $150 shoes, big screen tvs, and rims. And for those that truly need it, I will pray for you…I’m so sorry

  • CreepyUncleSam
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  • Brother bob

    imagine a liberal on the surgery table getting a lung transplant fro smoking too much pot…
    Nurse:”Dr..the patient’s obamacare didn’t cover cause system error..” ..
    Dr: “hell o almighty…put that darn lung back in and zip him back up”..

  • CreepyUncleSam
  • $1014973

    Think of all the skank strippers that are going to get stiffed on their lap dances.

  • Elexia Stone

    Wow. People who work at big companies like Walmart and all fast food places qualify for ebt. If these big wigs cared about the ones of us who live in the real world most of us would be dependent on ebt. Will they come down from their big houses and run the registers and the grills. Maybe they should go to Starbucks to make coffee for us! They just made everyone biggest worry (food) even worst. Smh.

    • ZH38

      What makes you think they haven’t? Spare me the line about the Walton family billionaires. If I start a successful business and will my fortune to my kids, it’s none of your damn business.

    • ZH38

      They may qualify because of Obama’s expansion, but some people prefer to work and earn their keep instead of mooching off of others. It’s called dignity.

    • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      If you’re getting your coffee at Starbucks, you shouldn’t have a ebt card. Period.

  • BurkeanMama

    This is the best argument I’ve ever seen to end the entire food stamp program immediately.

  • CreepyUncleSam
  • Chrisput

    First, my sympathy for these people is really minimal. Second, they are too stupid to realize that it’s their very own Messiah that is doing this to them. Even Tavis Smiley said the other day, that Black People have lost on every measure of Economic success under Barry. Yet, he will still support him and protect him. Can you imagine if anyone ever said that about Strom Thurmond? Oh wait, they kind of did, and were immediately dispatched by their own Party, you know, the one that ended Slavery?

  • ZH38

    Let ’em starve. They can thank their phony messiah Barry Obozo for this. Maybe the gestapo at the NPS will be evicting the same losers from their section 8 housing. Fo shizzle!

  • Guest

    Serious BS…..if I didnt need the foodstamps I wouldnt of applied….now my kids an me abt to go hungry….but fuck that a mom will do anything to feed their kids so stores u better watch out cuz shit is gonna go down…..then they wonder why ppl so crazy….cuz this society is all fucked up……

  • No2stupidity

    LMAO bet they never posted one damn thing about cutting VA or stopped death benefits to our fallen. Here is the difference. The class of people being affected. One class of entitlement hounds – give me everything for free and the other class that actually earned it. Which side do you see raping and pillaging grocery stores? Which would you predict would break into your home to steal everything to feed themselves v/s getting a damn job? Be honest. I saw cut all welfare first before cutting anything from the people who earned it.

  • ZH38

    I deliver pizzas part-time (second job) to section 8 housing (we don’t take EBT cards) and I can tell you that we have the fattest poor people in the world. These fat losers need to get off the taxpayer teat and find out what work means.

  • fcalsnoe

    nigga$ gonna riot cause it’s saturday night and they can’t get no dope or malt liqour in trade for dem food stamps. A dry run for times coming soon with left wing radicals pulling the strings.

  • PattieCakes64

    Really NOW?! Such a shame, huh, working ppl pay their bills and they are mad? I feel for the children though, some of these ppl are very capable of gettn’ a job and workn a shift, feel me? I had a recent medical issue, does not stop me from being a workn’ girl!

  • Dave

    They be callin da govmt on their obama smart phones and complainin…. welcome to the obama pain game…

  • ZH38

    I bet the same freeloaders who cannot get their EBT card to work were the same Obamaites who spent all day trying to get into the Obamacare website. Ha, ha!!

    • CreepyUncleSam

      Most of us trying to access healthcare.gov over the past 11 days have no intention of participating–we just wanted to see how ridiculous the plans, rates and subsidies were. Of course, even if the site did work, you have to give the government all your personal and financial information and ssn before you can even see what’s available. Sound familiar? You have to pass the bill before you can see what’s in the bill? Have you seen one single interview on any news source with someone who has a certificate of coverage in hand by going to healthcare.gov? Me neither. And are they extending the deadline to enroll? No, just the opposite. They just shortened the deadline from March 31 to February 15. Real Americans will riot because of Obamacare before the deadline–wait and see.

  • Raj Arjan

    HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!! Suck it, losers!! Now all of you louse infested freeloading pieces of crap might have to actually do something productive for society. Leaching little social cockroaches!

  • ZH38

    ‘Bout to have riot up in here,’ say the semi-literate, welfare-mooching, tattoo-covered, foaty-ounce drinkin’ losers. I have plenty of ammo.

  • rokebaum

    Ironic that Ms_Realitygirl’s posted above her anger and fear that “they gonna starve us now”. I wonder if Ms_realitygirl is aware the reality that I pay for her ebt card and the reality is, I don’t care if she has to do without. She obviously owns some type of electronic device on which to “tweet” so how poor is she?

  • Amanda Nichols

    I am a mother of two and i have one on the way and my thing is how can i feed my babies my checks can’t pay all my bills buy cloths for my babies gas in the car and plus buy food everyone pray for the usa

  • anon

    I’m not sure if you guys have realized this yet, but none of the people tweeting have spoke about EBT possessively, meaning that in all likelihood, they are not on public assistance. I’m all for smaller government, but I am disgusted by the ignorance in the comments below. I live in a community where a sizable amount of people are on food stamps, WIC, EBT and things like that, and they often need extra funds because they are not capable of supporting themselves with what ever money they make. Its a shame that so much of you lack empathy or sympathy for your fellow man.

  • Terrence Harding

    I feel so sorry for these drains on society. How can you justify an empty liquor cabinet and no free strip club visits to them? We owe them so much more

  • al hunt

    reading this as I sit here eating a nice dinner of catfish ,caught after crossing a barrycade thursday, fries and salad all from my garden……….sucks to be them 😛

    • CreepyUncleSam

      Right on Al. God bless you. Public lands are just that. We don’t need Creepy Uncle Sam supervising us to take a walk in the forest. Leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures (and catfish)!

  • jerryj

    GOV CAN GIVE—GOV CAN TAKE AWAY!

  • RememberSekhmet

    Just ordered Chinese here in Tejas, with the money my husband and I earn

  • Ruby Fleming

    There are people who are just in need and others that work the system but either way there are children that need to eat. If it goes on much longer it will get much worse. There are already people working that hope they will get paid at the end of this and people waiting for it to end so they can go back to work. People wont get there SSI checks, retirement checks, and those of us that work will find are debit cards don’t work and a accounts are frozen. I am white and am very ashamed at others comments. Race has nothing to do with being in need I was there at one point in my life. Hate at a persons color is so wrong along with other judgments people like to make. People turn their backs when people are in need. Well just wait if it doesn’t change and end even us working class people will wonder where we will get our next meal!.

  • justtheusa

    Want to know what’s wrong with America? Read the tweets from the idiots talking about riots and massacres etc. Obama fed their dependency on freebies and now that they can’t get their handout they are angry and upset. They did it to themselves and they did it to their children. I only feel sorry for the kids.

  • Vennoye

    Who knew that those “glitches” in Obamacare were contagious!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSIOoy6MlE&app=desktop Booker

    Think about this folks when discussing big government.

    • ZH38

      Big government needs to slim down, like most of the people on these welfare cards.

  • Terrence Harding

    Detach all these worthless leeches. All men are NOT created equal!

  • bobjames

    Let them riot, a great reason to take them out

  • http://Thebeautybeat.com tiamariacat

    When will people understand that NOTHING is free? With the many soup kitchen’s out there, they will survive . What? You can’t be seen pulling up to a soup kitchen in your Escalade or eating with truly poor people ? Well, too bad … suck it up , cuz I bet that EBT card is paying for that too. Might as well enjoy it while it lasts. … and no, it’s not the “rich man’s” fault, we already did without & paid into your EBT card this month. This is too bad for those who truly need it. For the rest I say what comes around, goes around.Let this be a wake up call to many

    • ZH38

      Amen to that. They get hungry enough, they’ll have to drive their pimped-out, 22-inch chrome wheeled chariots over to the nearest soup kitchen and stand in line with folks who are actually poor.

  • Donald Kenton Henry

    It’s about time! Welcome to the real world with the working people. I suspect at least 80% of you who have been receiving these benefits are just pure moochers! Now pay for your food like the rest of us who have been buying yours. Get a job – even if it means taking it from an illegal immigrant. If an illegal can find a job mowing a lawn, trimming a hedge or washing a dish – so can you. And the income is tax free! Wooo hooo! That should make you feel better. You’ll still be cheating the system!

  • midasrex

    Wow; I think the intellect on display by the tweets makes me fear more for the future of the country than an EBT riot does.

  • RememberSekhmet

    If you are really poor and hungry, you have options. There are food pantries and soup kitchens. There is a church practically on every street corner, especially here down South. Talk to your family. Your babies are worth more than your pride. I know this from years I spent as a single mother, before I re-married.

    • april

      i dont know were you are but in asheville nc. pantries give u u can get 1 can of peas 1 can of bean and 1 pasta and prunes for 30 days. churchs hear in asheville give to manna food bank and they dont hand out food to people

    • Judy Reinhardt

      Because almost all things are done better at the local level than at the federal level. No one has to be hungry in this country.

  • buckeyebubba

    Horror! No lottery tickets, no strip clubs this week, no Disneyland trips, yada, yada. Too bad.

  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Captain-Americas-Wife/162958907243936 Captain America’s Wife

    He who does not work, neither shall he eat. – II Thessalonians 3:10

  • Pat Warden

    I can see why they are going crazy. Without lobster tails, T-bones and crab legs they have nothing to trade for their crack cocaine.

  • Lauren anderson

    you a-holes can thank Osama for this cause he is the one who chooses what to shut down and what not to. Still love him!? hahahahahahahaha

  • Ruby Fleming

    Remember here there is not that much and what there are only do things once a week, on week ends, or every couple weeks. We paid 15,000 in taxes last yr no I don’t like it to go to people who honestly shouldn’t get it but if it help to feed some kids then great we made it with out it

  • Cheryl Nelson

    Does Obamacare cover malnutrition?

    • CreepyUncleSam

      Yes, but show me the picture of a malnutritioned American and I will show you a crack addict.

  • xxGuitardudexx

    EBT is down. THIS…will be the real zombie apocalypse. Lock your doors and load your guns.

    • Ultros667

      I’m having a blast on Twitter. The concept of getting a job just doesn’t get through apparently. The whiny libs are the worst!!!

  • lorenvpf

    Maybe the people who are using the EBT cards should have thought about this as they were getting: candy, pop, potato chips, and other junk foods. Which reminds me of the woman I watched go through the checkout with a shopping cart full of soda, and as soon as she got outside proceeded to empty the cans of soda so she could trade the cans in for cash. I asked her what she was doing and she said, “I’m going to bring the cans back in so I could get money.” And I watched her go back into the store with the empty cans. Let me point out, this woman was not a person of color. Don’t anybody get the bright idea that this behavior is a minority thing, because that is absolutely not true.

    • CreepyUncleSam

      You are correct Sir. Plenty of white trash out there abusing the system too. The N word no longer refers to someone’s race, but to their attitude.

    • Tim

      I don’t think anyone is under the impression that welfare is a one race deal, hell with the numbers of people out of jobs at the moment Whites may outnumber non whites.
      But I feel that I do have to point out that all of the tweets above going on about rioting, how do I put this nicely. Oh yeah,they could all be Obama’s sons or daughters.
      Now that doesn’t bother me one way or the other but what does bother me is that all of the people who are in the position to use an EBT card, being black,white or otherwise could just tweet a thank you now and then to those of us who provide for them.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      Certainly all races in this country are part of public assistance, there was no reason for you to point out it wasn’t a minority. Abuse is abuse. With that said, credible studies show Hispanic headed households are the largest group per their population on forms of public assistance and also the largest group to stay on it the longest. Whites are the largest group by raw numbers on welfare, but when you look at percentage of those on welfare as the numbers correlate to their population, absolutely minorities are the largest group.

      • I don’t have a creative name

        “there was no reason for you to point out it wasn’t a minority.”

        I believe he did so because so many of the tweets up there referenced “niggas” being upset due to the lack of funding and he was pointing out that this popular perception was incorrect.

        • Michelle ✓classified

          The tweets referring to race are of their own accord. Nobody here painted that picture, the tweeters did that on their own. And I don’t see any comment claiming only minorities abuse the system, and I clearly say abuse is abuse regardless of race. I simply added the fact that people get the idea that minorities are the main abusers because it is true that according to percentage of population, it is in fact minorities as the largest group on welfare.

      • lorenvpf

        I pointed out race since American appears to intellectually challenged, prejudice and unable to process information at a higher level..

        • Michelle ✓classified

          If that’s what you believe of Americans as a whole, I think you’re hanging out with the wrong ones.

  • http://atlantarofters.blogspot.com/ The Sanity Inspector

    There are no videos of EBT disturbances on YouTube so far. If there are none, who’ll be the first to apologize for predicting them?

    • Tim

      It all depends on how long the man in the Whitehouse has the system down. Does he just go for the quick, simple horse head in the bed message or go full Montey and keep it down for a week.
      If he goes full Montey people will be rioting and none could really blame them being their leader is starving them into action. Mao at his finest and for the record most of us aren’t Mao worshipers, we don’t have the Mao ornaments hanging our Christmas trees.

  • TMOTECH

    Funny how people with Cell phones are bitching that they can’t feed their childrens. Boo Hoo. Learn priorities people.

    • http://atlantarofters.blogspot.com/ The Sanity Inspector

      You don’t want them to have to dip into their drug money, now do you?

  • Joshua Nightingale

    Get a fucking job and stop using the government because your lazy and you wont have to worry about the EBT cards.

  • Jessica Shields

    Costco is blaming ebt shutdown on government just left from there! Wow let the chaos begin!! People are not going to let their children go hungry!!! Our government isn’t ggoing to take the blame come on if they did the riots would are ready have started!! And they know this!!! God Bless America!!

  • Frances Maddox

    The foul language upsets me more than the food cards…..I realize the bad language is coming from those not on food assistance, makes me even more disturbed, realizing that we are not acting like a Christian nation. There were periods in my life I worked 60 hrs a wk, (in fact work day was 10 hrs, six days a wk., if you go back far enough) now BHO has made it so there are no jobs, hello to the reaction of a Socialist Society…we had the picture drawn of the future by the news from European countries, hence no excuse. God has given us the way to being content, work and be well fed. Those who cannot work should be taken care of, locally and by the state, not the federal government. Let’s get the World View people out of office and ‘back to basics’. God does have the answers.

  • Senor Equis

    Folks this is just the beta test. Obama is telling the banksters to put pressure on the GOP to totally cave (which most of their leadership wants to do anyway) by positioning himself as the only thing between ‘his voters’ and the starving hordes coming over from Oakland to burn parts of San Francisco or Beverly Hills from East LA…

  • CreepyUncleSam

    Are there any other baby mammas out there who would like to share with us their stories about how their EBT cards not working is cramping their style? We really need a good laugh.

    • TRUTH TELLER

      NO. Just a married woman working while her husband who is laid off is doing all he can to bring income in until he finds work. My husband and I paid into the system so that when shit happens our kids dont go hungry, you didnt pay for my food stamps, I DID!!! You sick hateful ignorant prick. IS that funny enough for you!!

  • kc rogers

    Gotta hand to those democrats. they cut off the ebt cards to make sure that republicans get the most blame and the dems. get the votes !! they know that most of
    these people with ebt cards don’t know s—t from shineola when it comes to who is trying to do the right thing for the country, and it sure as hell isn’t the lib dems!!

  • Peggy Goforth Parham

    I used to work for the system and you would not believe how many people got pissed because they were told they had to work….I’ve seen it all and heard it all and truly feel for the ones who actually need assistance…it’s the cheaters that make it hard for the truly helpless ones….smh….for those who cheat the system…stop having kids you can’t afford to support….get off dope or alcohol or both…and get a frickin job….we the tax payers are tired of supporting your dead beat selfs…..

  • ryan miller

    I dedicate this song to all the Parasites that never planned on working a day in their life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzspsovNvII

  • Mike O’Brien

    Thank Obama, he’s selected what to shut down and what to keep paying for, we pay our government bills with the tax dollars we collect, those have not stopped the federal reserve continues to collect money. while he cannot pay for new items he can sure as hell pay for food stamps…he wants people angry at the Republicans, so acting innocent, he go’s after those things that will have the most impact on individuals and families, he could care less if your children go hungry, his are eating well and he’s still playing golf. he’s using you to put pressure on the house…but than that’s your guy, keep supporting him. stupid is, as stupid does…

    • Tim

      Mike this was not a selective shutdown. It appears to be much worse than that.
      You don’t just starve millions of people by selecting too, I cannot think of one time that the EBT cards ever having a glitch so it seems to me that the possibility of yet more political games are being played, this time in a serious manner.

    • http://philippinewanderer.org/ Philippine Wanderer

      Can I copy and tweet that Mike?

  • Kelly Moore

    Hi out there you can judge me all you want okay. I am a young parent things were going well I was working since I was legally allowed and paid taxes and what not. Well out of nowhere my kids father decided to be an abusive person to the point I am considered a victim of domestic violence. I have been applying to places for quiet some time for employment but unfortunately when a potential employer hears that they don’t hire me due to the fact they don’t want my ex showing up and terrorizing their place of business so I am therefore forced to get help. I was minutes away from joining a home health aide agency prior to this budget thing then the health care system not so good so I must wait. I’m not quote on quote lazy or not trying to better myself I did save went to college wasn’t able to graduate yet due to my son being special needs. I’m using internet at a families house and my phone is prepaid when no minutes then no phone. So like I said judge me as you wish I am up for it.

  • Ruby Fleming

    Some of u have no idea what it is to be humane there will be children and babies with no food if it is not fixed also elderly and people who are good people who have fallen on hard times at this point in their lives.

  • Concerned

    Welcome to government control folks! Wait for Obamacare to run into glitches. Oh, wait a minute….

  • David Atherton

    Those folks must have a different metabolic rate than most. From what I read, you can go 3 weeks without food before you are in danger of starving. These folks’ EBT card goes down and in a couple hours they’re ready to eat their kids! The stupid really comes out quick when the 47% are actually affected by reality.

  • Stephen

    All you EBT people voted for Obama so that more could be taken from me and my family. Screw all of you!! You people think you are entitled to fruits of my hard work while you sit around dropping out of school, sagging your pants, rapping and being just plain useless excuses for bones occupying human flesh. You voted for Obama for more free stuff without having to work and I DONT FEEL SORRY FOR YOU AT ALL!!!!! I hope the damn system stays down!

  • Acethepug

    And hey, if Obama hadn’t weaponized the government and attacked the Political opposition constantly, people would actually believe it was an accident, and not be suspicious.

    Because even though it does sound like a coincidence, a lot of people won’t believe it because of this Administration’s actions in general. Pushing the Tea Party didn’t provide any violence, some think, so maybe attacking the people using EBT might…

    Do I think Obama would do that? Yes. Do I think that is what happened? Probably not, but how terrible is it that, since this Administration is so horribly corrupt, you can’t just dismiss the idea out of hand?

    • Ruby Fleming

      not a coincidence don’t even no why some one didn’t shot him along time ago things were bad before he has made things so much worse! American people better wake up our government sucks and is corrupt

  • nexxe

    This is what happens when you depend too much on government to control your own money.

  • insert Name Here

    wow..just WOW!

  • http://philippinewanderer.org/ Philippine Wanderer

    What really hurts me, a true-blue conservative and proud to be one;
    is the FACT that since Obummer’s election in 2008 he has made disability
    insurance just a welfare gimmick. Now those who run out of unemployment insurance, apply for and most receive; disability benefits.

    Obama made SSDI just another form of welfare…thanks barack and michelle. Now I must live with that stigma along with feeling guilt for being unable to work. Obama has totally ruined this once proud nation. SSDI will be broke soon because there
    has been a spike in new beneficiaries since Obummer came onto the scene. I am scared, what will happen to people who are honestly disabled, like me? What will we do to survive?

    I also need to say that I am not receiving food stamps nor the ebt card and that I am, without a spouse, raising my now 10 year old daughter, since her birth.

    Check out my blog if you’d like I have some things written of the Obama regime under politics: philippinewanderer.org

    • CreepyUncleSam

      No one would ever have hard feelings about someone like you receiving disability, that YOU PAID INTO, when you are truly disabled. You are 100% correct that it is being abused since 2008 and that needs to change. Disgraceful!

      • http://philippinewanderer.org/ Philippine Wanderer

        Thank you and I also need to say that I am not receiving food stamps nor the ebt card and that I am, without a spouse, raising my now 10 year old daughter, since her birth. Check out my blog if you’d like I have some things written of the Obama regime: philippinewanderer.org, thanks.

        • CreepyUncleSam

          God Bless You Philippine and keep the faith! :)

  • roughy762004

    For people who are actually TRYING in life, you have my deepest sympathies.

    For yall lazy MFers not doing anything…. BWAHAAHHAAAAA !!!!!! GUESS WHAT BITCHES…TIME TO WORK!!!!! FOR AN CHANGE!!!! LOL!!! FUCKIN GOLDEN!!!!

  • Kathy Horner Somers

    Instead of rioting, why don’t all you “rioters” go out and get a muhfuckin job instead? Then WE wouldn’t have to buy YOUR muhfuckin food, cigs, booze, etc.

  • Cat

    The EBT System being down has NOTHING to due with the Government Shutdown. XEROX Corp., who administrates this program, has a problem with their computer systems. They are working on fixing the problem, so all of you who are getting excited, calm down, your freebies will be available soon. If anyone would care to take the time to learn the TRUTH, here is the link. http://news.msn.com/us/food-stamp-debit-cards-not-working-in-many-states

  • chiefpontiac

    This is just a little taste of what will happen when the welfare gravy train finally derails.

  • JonInVa

    That’s strange. I had no trouble buying groceries today. Then again, I was using my own money that I’d earned by working a real job. Bunch of frigging parasites with no shame at all to rely on welfare permanently.

    • Ruby Fleming

      U are very narrow minded do u not think if this continues that it will not effect those of us that work and make a decent living. Every one will feel it hell there are already those that have before those on welfare

  • Marie Hockenberry

    Thank Harry Reid, Nancy Pulosi and the liberal democrats that will not negotiate to end the shutdown. The GOP passed a law that would have funded all government programs except Obamacare and Harry Reid would not even discuss it. Have you thanked a democrat lately?

  • TeslaRawks

    Oh Please riot in my neck of the woods I can solve the EBT LoneStar card problem better then any govt.

  • FaithColeridge33

    I love it when the taker class gets ants in their pants. So I guess the longest anyone dependent on the government can last on their own is about four hours. LOL

    • richard mcenroe

      Well, if it does come to a second civil war, at least it will be a short one.

  • Cynthiac

    The food stamp program is not shut down, I took my neighbor to the store a few hours ago and hers worked, I just took her daughter back to the store cause she forgot milk 10 minutes ago and it still worked. I do know that system goes down quite often from when I was a cashier at Walmart. It has nothing to do with government shut down. Obama wouldn’t cut that program, he knows that is where most of the Democrat votes come from

  • Byron Shutt

    I heard it was Michelle Obama’s idea for weight reduction.

  • MNWoman

    Just got back from Walmart, actually.

    I am not sure exactly what was going on, but the woman in front of me had a number written on a piece of paper and handed it to the cashier. I am thinking it might have been an EBT number and the cashier had to manually enter the EBT number. Again, I am not sure because I am deaf and couldn’t hear the conversation (in addition to the fact that I try to not be nosy and I try to keep my nose out of other people’s business) but I was curious about it since I read about the EBT failure before I went shopping. I don’t think it was a credit card account because she had to pay for some of the balance in cash. So I am not sure if the entire system is down or if they just have to manually enter the numbers.

    Anyway, I actually made sure I had plenty of cash on hand in case their credit car/debit card machines were down while trying to fix the problem.

  • ObnoxiousNox

    Nothing reported about it in my neck of the woods. NW Washington

  • Pedro

    GOOD!!!!!!!!!!! It is about f-ing time these people look out for themselves and get off the backs of the working people of America.

  • MNWoman

    I would never encourage rioting, but you know who deserves to peacefully assemble in protest?

    All the people who are losing their full time jobs, who are losing their health insurane, or whose insurance rates are rising because of Obamacare.

    • CreepyUncleSam

      Uh, that would be the majority of the Country. Why do you think that healthcare.gov doesn’t work? Its not incompetence (well not all incompetence). They don’t want everyone to find out what the coverage is or how much it is going to cost!

      • MNWoman

        I think people are getting reality checks in the mail…in the form of a letter telling them their premiums are rising or their policies are no longer available.

  • KBONow

    The EBT ordeal is Barry testing the people to see if it will cause mass panic. Then later he can completely shut it off and declare martial law when riots prevail.

  • CarriedbyGrace

    Very disconcerting to see the “welfare state” population immediately threaten to riot because their cards don’t work for ONE day. Sad, very sad.

  • Jim Hise

    All who have food stored, better load the weapons and shoot anyone who tries to take it.

  • ToyZebra

    We are trillions in debt with no serious effort to cut spending, not even including the nightmare of Obamacare. It has to fall apart sometime. In other words, this is a small preview of coming attractions.

  • MNWoman

    I hope local food shelters are well prepared for this.

    It could get scary for those who work or volunteer there.

    • CreepyUncleSam

      If the majority of folks using EBT cards really needed them for food this would be the case. What we are going to see instead is a sharp downturn in cigarette, alcohol and junk food sales. Crack dealers are going to be complaining that they can’t take EBT cards for 25 cents on the dollar anymore. Good thing these EBT card holders still have their BammySmartPhones to complain on the blogs.

      • Tony Costanzo

        .50 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR LOL

  • Herd Mentality

    Can’t eat without food stamps but own a gun?

    • JL

      @4c6d79cdaeb2a40831d74fe6cd962dfa:disqus I ran a medical facility for sick elderly and disabled that got assistance.. Have to say, didn’t see a guy once

  • dewman55

    You can never depend on anyone or anything except yourself. My Dad taught me that, I guess those ready to riot because of the lack of freebies dad’s taught them that.

  • MF

    Glitches becoming commonplace.

  • Terry Vanderpuke

    Now i have to break down and use my cash ?

  • clocker1

    good lord, it was only shut down for a few hours and they went into a panic and threatened to riot and kill because they are starving???? Americans are NOT starving. American’s are too lazy and spoiled to realize how blessed they really are, and they are to ignorant to realize they are at the brink of throwing those blessings away.

  • jayeS

    By the looks of some of them, they can stand to miss a few meals and the Mooch would be elated by it. Too bad they are dependent on the government for food, shelter, education and now healthcare. They have you buy the nuts and you will never escape the shackles of government. You have no complaint now EBT people, you did this to yourselves. You are no discovering that free isn’t so good after all.

  • Whizbang

    Time to get a job.

  • AmericanMom

    These poor folks deprived of getting their fingernails painted and $300 Nike shoes bought – breaks my heart.

    • nibblesyble

      I know, I weep at the very thought of it.

    • JL

      How do you know that? Have you worked with the poor? do you know anyone getting assistance @AmericanMom?

  • Michael

    I am rolling laughing my you know what off. As far as I am concerned, they can leave the EBT System off, and maybe people will start taking responsibility for their actions, and the heir families that result from their bad choices. All unearned social welfare benefits (AFDC, SNAP, Section 8, WIC and Medicaid) need to be made unconstitutional. either you earn them or pay into it for decades, like we do with Social Security and Medicare. We taxpayers should not be paying people to stay on their lazy posteriors and popping out unnecessary children, because the guy cannot keep pecker in their pants and the gal cannot keep her legs crossed. Time to punish them is long overdue!

  • motherfuck obama!

    Still think Obama is so great? MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • STEVE POSEY

    It’s abt time the Hussain followers started to suffer and feel the pain tht a lot of other ppl in America has been feeling for quiet some time now. It’s time for them tht are able to get t off their butts and go to work like the rest of us dt get up every morning and make a living for them. while they dit on their butts d feed them and their illegitimate kids

  • Jean

    This may be the plan all along to get Americans to turn against one another.

  • JL

    Oh gosh.. reading these post really make me sad. I ran a medical facility for Sick Elderly, physically and mentally disabled that got assistance.. not once did a see drugs, expensive sneakers, IPhones, designer clothes etc. I saw poor people that were lucky to have food or their heat paid. While helping them get services, I saw Poor Mom’s.. I saw many embarrassed and ashamed to get assistance. I was constantly helping someone with a loaf of bread or a few bucks. . One time bought a space heater for an Elderly Woman because her heat was shut off. She couldn’t afford it. I went into their homes and didn’t see cable and expensive computers or laptops. When you all WORK with the poor and see FIRST hand what is going on? Then talk to me.. your hearts, coldness, uneducated judgments and statements? I am blown away.. SMH.. People keep saying what is American coming too? I agree..and isn’t “those people” SMH.. it is the coldness of what I am reading that has changed America..

    • Kat

      Your anecdotal experience isn’t any more or less valid than anyone else’s. Many of us have seen the fraud and abuse firsthand. I come from hearty white trash stock, I’ve lived and worked with many of those subsisting on bargain basement office jobs and part-retail positions. There are plenty of people out there who do abuse the system. Just because you don’t *know* any of them doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

      The longer we put off reform, the harder the *actual* freeloaders make it on those who actually need the programs. The money will eventually run out.

      Frankly, I’ve personally lived a lot closer to the realities of the conditions that cause people to go on EBT than any of the people rudely castigating me for daring to ask questions are. You don’t get to immediately shut down all dissent because there might be hurt feelings.

      As with all matters of tolerance, those accusing others of not having it are often the last ones to offer it themselves. The kind of behavior I’ve seen on this issue even from the right today is pretty astounding.

  • Patrick Manley

    Obama doesn’t need those votes anymore, so he shut down EBT, just to hurt people. Surprise, surprise. That was unexpected…. if you lived on Mars for the past five years. If you lived here, you expected it.

  • CreepyUncleSam

    I wish they would have taken pictures of what was in the carts left behind by all these EBTers threatening riots: chips, sodas, pork rinds, energy drinks, candy bars, cigs and alcohol (they pay cash for cigs and alcohol so they can use the EBT cards for everything else).

  • Leila26

    Looks like a bunch of gang-bangers.

  • GrandMe

    They can afford weapons to riot and kill people with, but they can’t afford a box of mac and cheese? Oh yes, these people must be cared for and looked after by the rest of us. They have value. They are part of the community. They have rights. Give them their free food or they will murder you.

  • Army Guy

    Now this is funny….I don’t care who you are.
    They need to call somebody on their Obamaphone and get this straightened out.
    Either that or go bust some windows and steal a few big screens.

    • GrandMe

      Pssst……that’s “flat screens”.

    • FilleGitane

      I’m hearing reports about random acts of cannibalism.

  • Tamela Hutton

    This is not shutdown related. This was caused by a backup error and happened in 17 states in the Midwest. It is in the process of being fixed. Do your research people before panicking.

  • GrandMe

    The comments about this over on Huffpoo are freaking HILARIOUS !!! Progressives are going ape $hit over this – blaming the Republicans and The Shutdown. Like any one of them would take a recipient, err, I mean “beneficiary”, in to their own home and feed them at the dining table.

    • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      To be fair, most of them wouldn’t know IT software upgrade processes and how easily they can happen.

  • Dutch

    Some seriously ignorant people on Twitter. For Christ sake.

    • Jesse

      They’re what most people call “black.”

  • Drive2Slow

    Geez, do people really not have ten pounds of dried beans and a few cans of tuna lying around for the unplanned (?) government screw-up? I have been dirt poor and broke and always had some extra food in my cupboard before I spent money for anything else. Use your heads for something other than a place to put your hat – take care of your families first, just in case Uncle Sam takes a vacation.

  • Allen Ray Mickle Jr.

    I work 3 jobs and still have EBT because I cannot pay all my other bills (and no I have no cell phone, have a donated computer, borrow internet, don’t buy alcohol, cigarrettes, junk food, or anything else) and also my groceries. Thankfully this will be changing because I got a better paying job, but with a family of 4, minimum wage doesn’t go far. I’m looking to get off food stamps, but I’m thankful it was available when I needed it. So, please remember, not everyone is scamming the system.

    • Jesse

      It would be better if people’s extended families helped each other. I don’t really like knowing that I pay for your kids, especially if you’re a coal burner.

      • Allen Ray Mickle Jr.

        A – I don’t know what a coal burner is. B. My family does help. But since none are wealthy, we have used EBT as a stop gap and will be going off of it very soon. The way it was intended.

        • Jesse

          Coal burners are women who take the risk similar to playing russian roulette with a loaded semi auto and date black men.I guess you’re a dude so that’s not possible.

          If you truly work 3 jobs and are having a hard time then I don’t blame you for using benefits. I would,too.

          Sadly, knowing that an entire gang infested half of my city is on welfare really makes me a bit cynical about the whole thing. A good thing is too often wasted on the violent criminal underclass.

          • Allen Ray Mickle Jr.

            I know it’s an abused system. I don’t deny that. But we’re temporary and will be off it soon (as soon as we can relocate to our new job), so I’m looking forward to be off of it, but we’re not abusing the system. We’re using it as it was intendend, as a temporary fix and then back on to supporting ourselves.

          • Jesse

            Good luck,buddy.

    • Leila26

      Yes, ask your mom and aren’t there two of you adults?

      • Allen Ray Mickle Jr.

        Yes, and the cost of day care so my wife can work another part time job is equivalent to the amount she could earn working. And yes, as I said, family does help in the meantime. But as a stop gap (less than a year) it has helped us, as I have now found a better full-time job and will be going off EBT.

        • Leila26

          Pay it back. I worked at Medicaid and saw the screens. It is sickening what people on welfare get while the workers who service you have kids and bills and are working 40 hours a week!

          • Allen Ray Mickle Jr.

            I’m happy to pay it back if there was a mechanism for it. But you’re being a tad silly here. I work 60 plus hours and make less than those (even with EBT) who work for Medicaid.

          • $4440459

            thank you for working instead of taking the easy way out, but having a 4-member family with skills that would net you only minimum wage is highly irresponsible

          • Allen Ray Mickle Jr.

            Actually, I have skills that warrant a much greater salary (which I am moving to as soon as I can relocate) but lost my job a year ago and it has taken me a year to get another one. So, despite your presumption to know what I can and cannot afford with my skills, my new job (and my previous job that was downsized), both support my family. For the year in between, not so much. So, I guess you don’t really know what skills can or cannot support a family of four, or maybe you shouldn’t assume you know anything about a situation before you comment?

          • GrandMe

            Don’t let ’em get to you. Some people don’t read – they react. See, MOST of the taxpayers don’t mind helping folks who are working hard, earning pay, but are having short term trouble making ends meet. I would way rather help a family like yours than some trash that doesn’t even bother to go to work for year after year.

            Some people out here also forget how much the cost of groceries has risen since King obama was crowned. My grocery bill went up by 30% for the same purchases. We learned to love coupons real fast.

          • $4440459

            Too many people see government handouts as the first option instead of the last resort. What about savings? What about budgeting? What about living within your means? People should be required to drain their assets before receiving government benefits

          • Leila26

            Or, they should ONLY be given LOANS.

          • $4440459

            the loan idea is interesting, but no private bank is going to be stupid enough to risk their money on a potential leech. These loans would have to come from the government, and just look at what they’re doing to student loans

          • Leila26

            They would come from the government and the person getting the loan should be forced to think about the fund they are taking from and who they might be harming.
            As it is, they do not associate the money with any person or humans – or perhaps some wealthy person, somewhere.
            Doubtful, that they EVER think of the money and who contributes it. That is the problem with large social welfare programs. Actually, very cold.

          • C4LCNCPLS

            I have been draining my retirement funds and in doing so, I will get hit with a HUGE tax bill at the end of the year which I won’t be able to pay unless I can find a job soon and I have been trying my hardest to find one after having mine offshored. They get ya coming and going when it comes to your money.

          • $4440459

            I did hear that you get hit with some massive penalties if you withdraw from your 401K early….that is complete horsecrap

          • Allen Ray Mickle Jr.

            Believe me, it is not our first option, and we’ll be making sure to be off it shortly.

          • Ruby Fleming

            lol u appear not to understand any thing the coal mines my bother worked in closed they had too much so he worked 3 jobs for his family and almost lost every thing he had even though he worked well over 20 yrs. he had found work in the mines since but saw a couple of bad yrs but he and his family should not have been help that is intresting

          • Ruby Fleming

            Allen just tune people out it must be very nice to have never seen a hard time in ones life but if they ever do they would change their high and mighty tune.

          • Allen Ray Mickle Jr.

            That’s my experience. Most of them don’t know anybody personally who actually has issues.

          • Leila26

            You could pay it back and I asked a politician to work on making that mechanism happen and she ignored me.
            And yet, all workers wonder about that.
            Obviously, students get LOANS and pay them back.
            However, many on welfare are on there for YEARS. Don’t get me started!

          • Allen Ray Mickle Jr.

            You’ve gotten yourself started.

          • Serra Burres Rangel

            He’s working and paying taxes, so therefore, he is ” paying it back.”

        • Leila26

          I know you want us to make you feel comfortable. Not happening.

          • Allen Ray Mickle Jr.

            No, I don’t need your affirmation. Just hoping you learn some kind of compassion for people in need.

  • SideTraKd

    I actually need to go shopping with my EBT card tonight (yes, I am disabled and receive food stamps), and I had planned to go to Walmart.

    Guess I will have to call them and see if I can even buy some food… *sigh*

    Of course, I am not dumb enough to blame it on the shut down like the liberals apparently are… lol

    • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      The problem should be cleared up by tomorrow, since software screw-ups (you notice I didn’t call it a “glitch”?) normally can be backed out in an overnight recovery process.

      • SideTraKd

        It’s actually already cleared up here, if it ever had any effect in Indiana. I just got off the phone with Walmart. Everything is working fine, according to them.

        I love shopping at night when the place isn’t packed!

        • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          I had only heard about this affecting Ohio and maybe part of Michigan.

          • SideTraKd

            Ahhh, right on. I hadn’t even heard anything about it at all until I loaded up Twitchy…! lol

  • elton123

    For those who have cards and they are not working because of the shut down, start emailing Reid, O and your Democratic Senators and DEMAND they negotiate!!! Problem is they refuse to negotiate!!! The blame falls squarely on their shoulders!!

    • Kepano24

      how about get off the gov ( I mean my tax dollar and do something useful)

    • GrandMe

      NOTHING to do with the shutdown. The company running the system, Xerox, has a systems glitch. It’s in the article – surprisingly.

      • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Amen! Although, you probably shouldn’t use “glitch” – it may be one of those “racist dog-whistle” words now…

        • GrandMe

          Hell, what isn’t?

  • Tortillapete

    EBT? Is that Ebonics for “supporting your family”?

    • Jesse

      It’s ebonics for “gibs me dat.”

      • Leila26

        OMG – that is funny.

    • CreepyUncleSam

      Every Body’s Taxes

  • Leila26

    I think ALL welfare should be in LOAN form only! It isn’t fair to the people like our family who were raised to literally HATE welfare to have to pay for people who really don’t care who it harms.

  • Mame

    Obama wants a riot; he has purchased 7 million dollars of ammo to use against us Many Fema camps ready to put us in.. Why do you think he is trying to get all our guns?

  • YourGrannie

    Creating CHAOS is the AIM of this President and his puppetmasters. He walks away, shuts everything down by edict, and then waits for the CHAOS to happen, so that he and a small gang can GAIN CONTROL. You watch. If good American citizens don’t stand up and look after their own business, the U.S.A. could flip in a moment to TOTALITARIANISM.

    • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      There’s a big diff between intentional screw ups and the regular ones. As much as I dislike Der Schwarze Fuhrer, this looks like one of the regular screw ups. I’ve worked in IT for a lot of years, and this kind of thing isn’t all that uncommon. It’s just rarely so widespread.

      • $4440459

        doing a major system upgrade during the morning/afternoon is absolute idiotic. You always start them when there’s the least traffic, normally around midnight. Judging by how long the downtime is, these idiots probably didn’t even do a backup

        • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Oh, absolutely. But someone once said something like “never ascribe to evil what can be put down to mere incompetence”. I think we’ve got the latter workin’ here…

  • http://www.amazon.com/Devon-Dibley-His-Golden-Key/dp/1484181557/ M F Scotto

    We all know that if this was happening under a Republican, there would be cries of racism accompanied by marches.

  • nzf3254p

    Gonna have to finally get jobs

  • 1UniqueUserName

    ♪ ♪

    Hide yo grits, hide yo Cheetos and hide yo Ramen…’cuz errbody cards ain’t werkin’ up in here.


  • Chris Chambers

    Get jobs and the need for an EBT goes away.

  • Margie8

    While they blame the Republicans, all Obama has to do is say, “Turn it back on.” The BOTTOM LINE it is in his hands, period.

  • Adam Thomas

    Hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your husbands….

    • 1UniqueUserName

      I was thinking the same thing….but on a different level…see below>>>

  • aposematic

    I thought that one of the big Obuma donor Banks cleared the EBT Cards, not the Gov. A Gov. shutdown shouldn’t have anything to do with it???????

  • stuckinIL4now

    Sure it’s got nothin’ to do wit’ da’ gubmint shutdown, but do you think Obumuh won’t try to tie the two together? He won’t allow this EBT crisis to go to waste.

  • aposematic

    Well Obuma told his people to make the shutdown hurt as much as possible. Guessing the Parks/Memorials wasn’t hurting enough…

  • rdj120

    To those who want Free Stuff, here’s free advice: Quit your bitching and get jobs; stop being at the mercy of capricious politicians.

  • deano24

    You gotta be kidding me? They on are twitter complaining about their EBT cards being shutdown.

    • 1UniqueUserName

      I know, I mean at least they can still buy cat-twitter since that’s cash only.

  • Alan Klingsieck

    Oh well, time for the final disaster plan to be put into effect…time to look for a job.

  • Brenda Starr

    I have MS and live on a small SS check. The card helps me conserve
    money for other needs. I have had my card cut several times this year,
    last month they raised it , this month they cut it. And folks, don’t get
    on this sugar trip. I deserve a Coke or a pudding pack from time to
    time also.

    I am a die hard Regan conservative. When I sold my
    house the state confiscated my money, so why not get help. There are no
    hungry fatherless children here, but if someone needed help I would be
    one of the first to help, even if they needed a bag of sugar.

    Sadly I can not afford a car so at least let me eat. You too would think like me if you had to. Oh, by the way I have three college degrees and owned a restaurant when I was diagnosed with MS so I am not a bum.

    • rich

      well then obviously the posts werent directed at you but the hordes of freeloading lowlifes..hope your situation gets better

    • World B. Free

      Brenda, I’m sorry to hear about your experiences, but the real problem here is the size and cost of government. If, as you say, they “confiscated” the proceeds from the sale of your house, I can understand how you would feel that they owe you something. But wouldn’t it have been better if they hadn’t taken it in the first place?

      Big government and big government “benefits” come at a cost.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Brenda, I wish you all the best. But before you treat yourself to that occasional Coke or pudding pack, I bet you make sure you stock your pantry with a bag of rice, some pasta, a can or two of tuna, some tomato or inexpensive spaghetti sauce, and a few other things that you can use to feed yourself in a pinch.

      Just tonight I made a delicious tuna casserole that will last for three days and everything came from the pantry except for a cup of milk. There are thousands of free online recipes for everything.

      God bless you, I hope things get better for you.

    • Artupstairs

      You are one of the FEW people who should get them. And if there weren’t so many damn deadbeats sucking off the teat, you might GET MORE.

  • jk

    AP Report via Fox, USDA trying to fix the problem. “NOT DUE TO SHUTDOWN”

  • pissed of tax payer

    Good! Im glad it’s not working. If we’re lucky it’ll stay that way. Who knows,
    maybe these lazy fucks will get off their asses and get jobs instead of riding on taxpayers money. Its a damn shame. And yes, im aware there are actual needy people on ebt but the fucking majority is a bunch of freeloaders riding on the govs cock. And im sick of it.

    • Osama0bama

      “maybe these lazy fucks will get off their asses and get jobs instead of riding on taxpayers money.”

      Now, that’s funny right there!

  • The Centurion

    You mean people might have to use their OWN money on food instead of mine? Terrible, just terrible.

    • retire05

      Use NPS guards to close down an open air memorial and deny veterans access? No biggie.
      Shut down federal parks and hurt private business because of it? So what?
      Deny veteran benefits to grieving families? Yawn.
      But shut off the freebies to the leeches and watch the “ima gonna riot” b/s start. Maybe those losers should have thought about feeding their kids before they had them.
      And we wonder what is wrong with this nation? This Twitter thread says it all.

  • Timothy Jacques

    Ayn Rand was right after all

  • jena1234

    time to sell the obama phone for food.

  • Katie Bell

    Another “glitch”? Oopsie

    • Artupstairs

      Your real name, or a Harry Potter fan…?

  • zmaj13

    #EBT #EBT, I just swipe my #EBT – well, not today…

  • Indynana

    Here is your HOPE and Change – You better HOPE you can find a job, cause you may have to work for a CHANGE!

  • DilloTank

    Remember Democrats, when you make a deal with the Devil, you are the junior partner.

  • Listenear2me

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!! Bet when it comes back you’ll stock-up and not be sharing so much. Coincidence? I don’t think so. Time to get off the government PAP!!!