Saturday, March 28, 2009

Outrageous : Food Stamps For Family With $80,000 In The Bank

From Pajamas Media:

Subject: Food Stamp Case

One of the workers here just approved an ongoing food stamp case where the family has over $80,000 in the bank, owns a 2001 Toyota and 2006 Mercedes Benz, and a $311,000 home that is paid for. Monthly benefits of over $500 in FS, received over $300 in expedited.

3 household members — husband, wife, and child. Wife recently lost job, husband receives SS benefits.

There’s something badly wrong with this program that allows a family that kind of resources to still get food stamps.

Now doesn't that  just inspire confidence in government run institutions. So go ahead let government run the banks and health care we will be Zimbabwe in time.


Lsquared said...

Maybe I could qualify for food stamps, also. Maybe we should all apply for them.

lonek8 said...

I am definitely applying - can I get that Mercedes with food stamps too?

Imee said...

I think they should do a bit more background checks... Sure, with the poverty line adjusted and everything, they qualify. But that doesn't mean they need the help. That family is getting pretty selfish if they still have that much and are relying on food stamps. Tsk tsk.