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Re: What a joke

Postby Inukchuk » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:00 pm

urbanbreez wrote:Dude, you can't buy cigarettes with food stamps...


That's why I found the situation so odd. The cashier didn't seem to mind...
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Re: What a joke

Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:07 pm

It's not uncommon for people to "sell" alcohol and cigarettes for foodstamps. Generally how it works is the cashier will take $30 in food stamps for $15 worth of beer and cigarettes, then the cashier himself will pay for the beer and cigs and keep the food stamps to use on actual food.
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Re: What a joke

Postby acsguitar » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:28 pm

I agree with the "government encourages kids" crap. It's like if you have kids you get so much more money. I don't want kids. Stupid Church run government
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Re: What a joke

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:32 pm

acsguitar wrote:I agree with the "government encourages kids" crap. It's like if you have kids you get so much more money. I don't want kids. Stupid Church run government


You get a pay out when they're born here (like $5000), and yearly one-off payments of like $600+ per kid, more then that when there is an election on.
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Re: What a joke

Postby acsguitar » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:39 pm

AussieDodger wrote:
acsguitar wrote:I agree with the "government encourages kids" crap. It's like if you have kids you get so much more money. I don't want kids. Stupid Church run government


You get a pay out when they're born here (like $5000), and yearly one-off payments of like $600+ per kid, more then that when there is an election on.
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We are all under government control. They want us to breed so that when needed we can have a super army. Oh well. Not breeding
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Re: What a joke

Postby urbanbreez » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:44 pm

Wha? Tin foil hat much?
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Re: What a joke

Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:13 pm

urbanbreez wrote:Wha? Tin foil hat much?

I would be paranoid too if I lived as close to the Denver Airport as ACS.
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Re: What a joke

Postby acsguitar » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:17 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:
urbanbreez wrote:Wha? Tin foil hat much?

I would be paranoid too if I lived as close to the Denver Airport as ACS.


Fo Shiz dude! That place is messed up!
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Re: What a joke

Postby JTWood » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:56 pm

urbanbreez wrote:
Inukchuk wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:I don't get how some of these programs work, only that there seems to be people who really know how to get around it and "benefit" from it.


Yeah, I'll never forget getting out of work in college around midnight and getting gas at a mini mart. I went in to pay, and these 2 ladies who were obviously high on something plopped this huge pile of junk food and cigarettes on the counter. The guy gave them their total, and they asked if they could pay with food stamps. Sure, no problem... :-C

Sorry to hear about this rough stretch of your life, but when you make it through, you guys will be better for it.


Totally agree here. You can't keep a good man down. ;-D

Dude, you can't buy cigarettes with food stamps and if not for the "free lunches" given out at school, many kids wouldn't get a square meal at all. I should know, I was one of them.

I knew a kid at my college that got food stamps throughout the whole thing, in addition to all the government aid he was getting in the form of school grants. He dressed up like a bum -- seriously, he did -- and went into the food stamp office complaining of starvation and hunger pains. Call it what you want but he ate like a King while all I could manage was Top Ramen. At the very least, it was enterprising.

A) He's the reason why people hate systems like that.
B) I haven't read Page 2 of this thread, but I'm betting you just got quite a few people's attention.
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Re: What a joke

Postby JTWood » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:58 pm

I was wrong... :*)
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