I can not understand or agree with families who are on either and take advantage of this. I understand if you really need the help and trying to get off of it . However when people use this has an easy way out that's wrong . Get out look for a job any job is better than nothing . At least you are trying. If you can't afford cable, vacation , high price clothes then down grade, don't use our tax Money to your advantage
Okay growing up I grew up poor.My mom and dad worked but still we were living pay check to pay check. We didnt have a home phone all the time because we couldnt afford to pay the bill.My brothers and I shopped thirfty when it came to clothes and shoes. When it came to food my mom was good at stretching a dollar.She would make pinto beans for one night then the next night add fried potatoes and cornbread with it etc that meal would last us almost 5 days(LEFT OVERS).We didnt have cable. We had a shitty car but it took us where we needed to go.My paretns not once stood in line asking for food,money etc instead we as a family cut corners and cost.I believe they tought us to work hard in order to get what you need and if you dont have the money dont have your hands out.Simple as that.I am so glad our state is starting to drug test people who want or need FS or assistance.Hey if you can afford drugs or beer you can afford to buy your own food or some kind of bill.