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If you get food stamps...and large tax return..

Anonymous
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Have you considered getting off of foodstamps and using the cash from your tax return to grocery shop with?

I just ask because I know a girl who gets $600.00 per month in food stamps, and is getting $8400.00 back from her taxes...

So $600.00 x 12 months is $7200.00

She could get off of assistance and use "her" money to provide food.

But.

She's going on a cruise instead. Sigh.

Mind=Blown
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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MichelleSw
by CoolStory on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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Why do let that crap consume your life?

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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 I don't get food stamps or any state assistance and we don't get nearly that much back, we might get a couple grand back but we use that to put in savings for when DH gets laid off during the winter every year or to play catch up if we get behind. I totally agree with you though. If she is getting back that much she should use it to provide for her family and not for a trip.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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Bc obviously she has no life.

Quoting MichelleSw:

Why do let that crap consume your life?

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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I use my return to pay ALL my bills.  And pay my rent ahead for 6 months.

aponder
by Bronze Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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NO I haven't cosidered doing that, I have no medical insurance and very often have to play catch up with the money I get to pay them, otherwise I might think about putting it back for my kids to help them out as they come of age and go to college and stuff.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM
Because they have nothing better to do :)

Quoting MichelleSw:

Why do let that crap consume your life?

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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I don't know what state she is in, but in most states, if you have assets over 5000 bucks, you don't get food stamps. If you want to see something change about the food stamp program, instead of venting on here, maybe write a congressman. We have the power in our hands to improve the systems of our country, but we never really let our voices be heard with the people who can do some change. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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I took 30 seconds and made a post on cafemom and it consumes my life..mmk.

It's not like I'm writing my freakin congressmen about it.


Quoting Anonymous:

Bc obviously she has no life.



Quoting MichelleSw:

Why do let that crap consume your life?


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM
Nope. I save it.
momofourmonkeys
by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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We're not going on a cruise, but we use our taxes to pay our rent ahead and pay back anything owed.  Government assistance is there for people who need it.  Just because she gets a larger refund doesn't mean she won't qualify OR need the assistance later on.  If she wants to use some of the money to take a cruise, that's her perogative.  I don't think it's fair to say your mind is blown because it implies you're judging her.  If she works hard and wants to "treat" herself when her taxes come, then she has the right to do so.

On the other hand, I don't agree with people being completely irresponsible with their refunds but then again it's not my money to spend.

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