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I spend my food stamps on candy.

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Question: What do you think?

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I think it's a great idea :-)

I don't think it's a good idea at all. Foodstamps should be spent on healthy food ONLY.

I don't care one way or the other what you do with your food stamps.


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For everyone who complains about people spending their food stamps on junk ;-)

This is the best reward system I've come up with so far. Each of my kids has a marble jar with four lines drawn on them. Whenever they complete a chore or do something nice, they get a marble. When the jar is filled up to the first line, they earn .50, up to 2.00.

Now because we're poor, we have food stamps and of course the kids want to spend their "money" on candy, so that's what we do. And the best part? They aren't allowed to have junk food unless they earn it so instead of the kids begging for sweets at the store and me being the bad guy by saying no, they're hard at work doing chores and nice things to get the candy instead :-)

by on Nov. 7, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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futureshock
by Ruby Member on Nov. 10, 2012 at 12:36 PM

lol

I can just imagine the backlash she would get from posters here if she said she did NOT report the income.  WELFARE FRAUD would be claimed, to say the least.

Quoting viv212:

Why would you report that? I wouldn't.

Quoting paganbaby:

Wait a minute, you do know that I make my own money right? In addition to homeschooling my kids, I also babysit and walk dogs. I make roughly 100$ a month. Not enough to really effect my fs but I report it anyways. So I guess by some peoples standards, I do work at home.

We've tried medication and therapy but they didn't work. Keeping him at home has yeilded the greatest results so far.

And my husband works evenings so a night job is out of the question.

viv212
by Gold Member on Nov. 10, 2012 at 12:37 PM
True.

Quoting futureshock:

lol

I can just imagine the backlash she would get from posters here if she said she did NOT report the income.  WELFARE FRAUD would be claimed, to say the least.

Quoting viv212:

Why would you report that? I wouldn't.



Quoting paganbaby:

Wait a minute, you do know that I make my own money right? In addition to homeschooling my kids, I also babysit and walk dogs. I make roughly 100$ a month. Not enough to really effect my fs but I report it anyways. So I guess by some peoples standards, I do work at home.

We've tried medication and therapy but they didn't work. Keeping him at home has yeilded the greatest results so far.

And my husband works evenings so a night job is out of the question.

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futureshock
by Ruby Member on Nov. 10, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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Quoting viv212:

But you don't get taxed on it do you? If it's under the table, I wouldn't report it.

Quoting paganbaby:

Well they say I have to report any income I make.

Quoting viv212:

Why would you report that? I wouldn't.



Quoting paganbaby:

Wait a minute, you do know that I make my own money right? In addition to homeschooling my kids, I also babysit and walk dogs. I make roughly 100$ a month. Not enough to really effect my fs but I report it anyways. So I guess by some peoples standards, I do work at home.

We've tried medication and therapy but they didn't work. Keeping him at home has yeilded the greatest results so far.

And my husband works evenings so a night job is out of the question.







Do you think "under the table" means income that does not have to be reported?

viv212
by Gold Member on Nov. 10, 2012 at 1:18 PM
Yeah... Am I wrong?

It is illegal but yes, that is what I'm saying.


Quoting futureshock:


Quoting viv212:

But you don't get taxed on it do you? If it's under the table, I wouldn't report it.



Quoting paganbaby:

Well they say I have to report any income I make.

Quoting viv212:

Why would you report that? I wouldn't.





Quoting paganbaby:

Wait a minute, you do know that I make my own money right? In addition to homeschooling my kids, I also babysit and walk dogs. I make roughly 100$ a month. Not enough to really effect my fs but I report it anyways. So I guess by some peoples standards, I do work at home.

We've tried medication and therapy but they didn't work. Keeping him at home has yeilded the greatest results so far.

And my husband works evenings so a night job is out of the question.







Do you think "under the table" means income that does not have to be reported?

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Claire-Huxtable
by on Nov. 10, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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So it is okay for you not to pay taxes on income?


Do you feel the same way about Mitt Romney?

Quoting viv212:

Yeah... Am I wrong?

It is illegal but yes, that is what I'm saying.


Quoting futureshock:


Quoting viv212:

But you don't get taxed on it do you? If it's under the table, I wouldn't report it.



Quoting paganbaby:

Well they say I have to report any income I make.

Quoting viv212:

Why would you report that? I wouldn't.





Quoting paganbaby:

Wait a minute, you do know that I make my own money right? In addition to homeschooling my kids, I also babysit and walk dogs. I make roughly 100$ a month. Not enough to really effect my fs but I report it anyways. So I guess by some peoples standards, I do work at home.

We've tried medication and therapy but they didn't work. Keeping him at home has yeilded the greatest results so far.

And my husband works evenings so a night job is out of the question.







Do you think "under the table" means income that does not have to be reported?


Clynn301
by Member on Nov. 10, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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It's hardly the worst thing you could be doing, we all go through troubles and everyone deserves a little treat now and then, especially kiddies!  Don't let anyone make you feel bad about it.

Hey I'm pagan too!  Dianic Wicca!

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EireLass
by Ruby Member on Nov. 10, 2012 at 3:33 PM

When she files her taxes every year, there is a place for her to write in any amount of other monies earned. She would then be responsible to pay taxes on that amount.

Quoting viv212:

But you don't get taxed on it do you? If it's under the table, I wouldn't report it.
Quoting paganbaby:

Well they say I have to report any income I make.

Quoting viv212:

Why would you report that? I wouldn't.
Quoting paganbaby:

Wait a minute, you do know that I make my own money right? In addition to homeschooling my kids, I also babysit and walk dogs. I make roughly 100$ a month. Not enough to really effect my fs but I report it anyways. So I guess by some peoples standards, I do work at home. We've tried medication and therapy but they didn't work. Keeping him at home has yeilded the greatest results so far. And my husband works evenings so a night job is out of the question.


PortiaRose
by on Nov. 10, 2012 at 3:36 PM
Exactly. You need to give them money so they will be people, but they clean up cuz they live there. Its not an option.

Quoting Claire-Huxtable:

Yes.   My kids know they have to do their chores if they ever expect to spend their allowance.  Cleaning the home is not something they should be rewarded for  because I don't believe in rewarding people just for doing what they are supposed to do. 


Quoting paganbaby:

So they do their chores for no compensation, yet get money for doing nothing except being born into your family?

Quoting Claire-Huxtable:

I don't get paid for cleaning my home.   My kids are not getting paid for cleaning their rooms and doing chores around the house.   That is part of being a member of the family.

They get an allowance for being a member of the family, but they can be grounded from spending their allowance if they do not do their chores every week or receive poor grades in school.


Quoting paganbaby:

Adults get paid to work, I don't see why kids shouldn't be "paid" too.

Quoting yourspecialkid:

 I have more of an issue with rewarding kids to do chores than I do with a piece of candy every now and then.....not that I have much of an issue with the rewarding thing...it isn't something I do...my kids do chores because it is part of their responsiblity as a member of our family.





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PortiaRose
by on Nov. 10, 2012 at 3:43 PM
No. That amount doesn't fuckin matter. Not even a little, for foodstamps.... now cash is another story. They would take that shit out dollar for dollar.

Quoting viv212:

Yeah... Am I wrong?



It is illegal but yes, that is what I'm saying.




Quoting futureshock:


Quoting viv212:

But you don't get taxed on it do you? If it's under the table, I wouldn't report it.





Quoting paganbaby:

Well they say I have to report any income I make.

Quoting viv212:

Why would you report that? I wouldn't.







Quoting paganbaby:

Wait a minute, you do know that I make my own money right? In addition to homeschooling my kids, I also babysit and walk dogs. I make roughly 100$ a month. Not enough to really effect my fs but I report it anyways. So I guess by some peoples standards, I do work at home.

We've tried medication and therapy but they didn't work. Keeping him at home has yeilded the greatest results so far.

And my husband works evenings so a night job is out of the question.







Do you think "under the table" means income that does not have to be reported?

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viv212
by Gold Member on Nov. 10, 2012 at 4:52 PM
Right. But what if you just leave that blank if you're getting cash for those services.

Quoting EireLass:

When she files her taxes every year, there is a place for her to write in any amount of other monies earned. She would then be responsible to pay taxes on that amount.

Quoting viv212:

But you don't get taxed on it do you? If it's under the table, I wouldn't report it.

Quoting paganbaby:

Well they say I have to report any income I make.

Quoting viv212:

Why would you report that? I wouldn't.

Quoting paganbaby:

Wait a minute, you do know that I make my own money right? In addition to homeschooling my kids, I also babysit and walk dogs. I make roughly 100$ a month. Not enough to really effect my fs but I report it anyways. So I guess by some peoples standards, I do work at home. We've tried medication and therapy but they didn't work. Keeping him at home has yeilded the greatest results so far. And my husband works evenings so a night job is out of the question.


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