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    It is this same prevalent attitude that irks me....that why does my husband, a taxpayer, have to support someone who wishes to mismanage their money and priorities? I would like nothing more than to help everyone, but when you see people in line buying all sorts of garbage with tax payer money it is at minimum disheartening. People feel baf when government misspends their money, why not here? Ot is t he government who is supporting some people's lifestyle choices - lotto, beer, cig and you name it. Essentially the taxpayers are paying for those things. If you walked into the govt office and you saw items like these, with a sign saying, help yourself, compliments of the taxpayers, I bet people would protest. It is not about one ticket or a 100. What is right is right. Money should not be allotted fornon essential use. Give to people money for them to gamble personally, but do not expect the masses to.

    When people can support themselves let them support their extra habits themselves. There has always been things not in my reach but I do not think it is any of your jobs to gift it to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    How about the collection plate at church? Coins for the Salvation Army Bell Ringers? Buyng a poppy on Veterans Day? A condom?

    Just trying to figure out what is acceptable and what's not okay to spend a dollar on.
    Public assistance is given to people because they do not have money to eat, pay their rent...maybe gas to go to work, school. Basic things in life. It is not for gambling. It is not for buying beer. It is not for buying cigarettes. This is very logical. People who do not abuse welfare do not probably have a problem understanding they should not misuse the money. I do not think I a,o the bad guy because I do not want to support or anyone to support gambling, smoking, drinking etc. i am not going to go down a line of ridiculous questions to appease you when I am sure that many people also do not want to support these non essential items. I do not want to control anyone, but people obviously can not make responsible choices. It is flat out ridiculous to smoke yet ask for public money for food, among other habits in lieu of smoking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myyams View Post
    It is the principle that public assistance in any shape should not be used to buy non essential items. I am against that.
    So someone who is on any form of public assistance - Social Security, WIC, Food Stamps, any kind of assistance at all should never, every buy anything that is not essential? Never once buying a pack of gum? Never once eating anything but the basic food and clothing needed for survival? I can not imagine that.

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    Please do not be ridiculous. I am sure you can understand my pov. I gave very heavy examples of what oublic money and abuse is.
    Last edited by myyams; 01-28-2013 at 02:26 AM.
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    What is the difference between the unnecessary purchase of gum and the unnecessary purchase of a lotto ticket or beer? Who is going to make all the rules saying what a person on assistance can buy with their own money? We are not talking about using the food stamps to buy these things. We are talking about anyone being on assistance not having the freedom to choose how they spend any extra money they happen to have.

    If I was on assistance and my mom gave me $10 for my birthday, that it would be illegal for me to go to the local 7-11 and buy a lotto ticket, but it is legal for someone who is not on assistance? I can not wrap my mind around the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myyams View Post
    Please do not be ridiculous. I am sure you can understand my pov. I gave very heavy examples of what oublic money and abuse is.
    She's not being ridiculous. If we are allowed to say "With your non food stamp money you are not allowed to buy lottery tickets" with the explanation being that someone on well fare needs help buying the essentials so they shouldn't be buying lottery tickets...then what would be the justification for letting them buy a pack of gum?

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    This debate always makes my stomach turn. I have nothing to say other than Kim, your post was beautiful and I agree with all of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myyams View Post
    I am not against poor people, .

    Thats good. I think that they probably have enough to worry about without you being "against them".
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    Myyams, I am assuming that you don't even work (since you said only your husband pays taxes). Your sanctimonious attitude along with you personally not even paying taxes is funny. And no, I don't think this about all SAHM's because a lot of them, like reflected on this debate, do not have the same attitude as you.

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    My husbands salary is payed from taxes. Does that give you the right to say what we can spend our money on as well?
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