I spoke to a women yesterday at the grocery store (we were in a long line and struck up a conversation) who told me that she has been on FS (food stamps) for the last 10 years and she still hardly recieves any FS. She had 5 children (with her, I'm not sure if there were more at home or not) and told me that she only recieves 500 dollars a month.
As far as I know there is not a law (in Texas anyway) giving people a time limmit for governement assistance.
Should there be a time limmit on how long someone can be on government assistance? (with in reason-Time to go to school or get job training for a better job)
Asked by Anonymous at 10:30 PM on Oct. 23, 2008 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 10:35 PM on Oct. 23, 2008
Yes, I think there should be a limit as to how long you can receive it. Perfectly able body people are on it all day long, but my little grandma that can barely pay rent, could never get it. I think if you are older or honestly disabled you should be able to apply, the rest need to go get a job and use birth control.
I don't know about the laws in Ga., but I think you just have to keep reapplying after a few months so I'm sure you could live on it for awhile. My question is, why wouldn't you want to do better for yourself?
Answer by McCainPalin at 10:35 PM on Oct. 23, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 10:37 PM on Oct. 23, 2008
Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 10:39 PM on Oct. 23, 2008
Answer by mommyluvsphilip at 10:41 PM on Oct. 23, 2008
Yes there should be a time limit that is specific to their situation. No one who can work should rely long-term on PA.
Answer by SylviaNCali at 10:43 PM on Oct. 23, 2008
Answer by MammaMiaMA at 10:43 PM on Oct. 23, 2008
Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 10:44 PM on Oct. 23, 2008