Saturday, July 9, 2016

WDT: SNAP (What's That) Benefits Expanded

    
Do people who have never received public assistance know what acronyms like SNAP mean when they see them in a headline, as today when the lead story is the expansion of said benefits ?
     Now a family of three earning $30K a year can receive the benefits.  Governor Cuomo says its in a bid to reduce hunger and that's no game.
     But seriously, are people up on the nomeclature of poverty including SNAP, EBT,HEAP,WIC and the list goes on ?
      As with many topics, old phrases like surplus tease and food stamps are obsolete.
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/snap-benefits-now-available-to-more-low-income-new-yorkers-20160709


     

23 comments:

dajeep said...

Hey Mr. Mayor, don't mock that free cheese. There were many people getting that. My father got some of that when he was laid off many years ago, and no generic crap either, Land O' Lakes. And in Buffalo, there were some dirtbags who were supposed to be handing out the cheese, and made off with a stash of it themselves. Got caught selling it at a flea market. Don't recall whatever happened legally afterwards.

Anonymous said...

This is one more example of why newspapers fail. These are the same people who feel the need to tell us what BAC it takes to be charged DWI, in each and every north country brief article. That means they print it several times a day every day of the week, every week of the year, since forever. When do you think they will finally assume their readers memorized this common knowledge that is irrelvent to readers who don't know it already? And then you have the Hillary murder headlines. And we could come up with many more if we wanted to take the time. Oh yeah, wasn't their a Butler headline for assembly too? Jackass editors.

Anonymous said...

Its a great move but its still motivated by the election.. Cuomo needs Clinton to win to get in line for her job when she goes to prison.
Our Republican represenatives up here have had a war on SNAP benefits for some time especially Ritchie..
Trumps idea of bring back jobs and making America strong again is scaring the hell out of the big city black and latino communities and the democrats as a whole
What we truely need in this country is a dictator.... Woops I forgot we already have one and trying to replace him with one that lies all the time.

Anonymous said...

And various NFP's love it more clients more FREE money, Like the Urban Mission, CAPC, Feed the Vets, All expounding on their own little turf of how bad things are......

Anonymous said...

Detroit here we come. See my comment in the above news item about long term consequences and not learning from our mistakes.

Anonymous said...


The Dannies will be soaked over this one. Now $30k a year is enough to be owned by the Democrat party. Hallafriggenyula. But will they be allowed to shop at the PX, get special deals on their taxes, enjoy free healthcare for life? If not, they are victims and should be shooting at cops.

ray lear said...

It shuts down the people who yell "I work hard and get nothing!". Now you can have something too.

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

11:40 - FYI: I earned every penny I ever had and I worked hard and yes, even shed blood for every single military benefit I get ... deal with it asshole. I guess you couldn't hack it that way yourself, um?
Figures.

Anonymous said...

The funny part is when a college kid is working at the sub shop trying to help pay their way through school and the SNAP card user comes in and buys a sub from them. The one working can't afford the sub but the bum gets on courtesy of the college kid's parents. Dan the man, please explain that to us? You answer? Give the college kid free sub too?

Anonymous said...

The saddest part is that the biggest crybabies, a.k.a. republiturds, are the largest segment of this area to receive the free stuff. It would be nice if all the RINO takers would get off their lazy asses and go get a damn job!

Anonymous said...

You are truly ignorant 643. Please no longer comment.

Anonymous said...

6:43 is hardly ignorant. He's dead on accurate. And on top of that, the welfare bum will rub it in the kids nose about how he's living high on the hog at the college kid and his parents expense and tell the kid what a fool he is for working.

I would suggest 11:19 that you hang around a grocery store checkout and observe what the people with carts full of brand name food and buying the expensive cuts of meat are using to pay for it with. Then check out those whose carts are half full of store brand stuff with hot dogs and bologna are using to pay for their stuff with. You might learn something from the experience.

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

6:43 - Explaining anything to you is tantamount to explaining to a doorknob not to try and put a hot noodle up a wildcat's ass. Neither the doorknob or you comprehend.

8:42 - kudos.

Anonymous said...

Are they going to spend millions of dollars to bus these additional chubby kids to schools so they can get their free stuff this summer?

Anonymous said...

Forgive me 926, 643 is a clueless moron and so are you!

I would suggest all of you RINO dirtbags quit hanging around grocery store check-outs and go get jobs! I know I don't have time to spare, watching what others purchase!

What a bunch of worthless, leeching hypocrites!

Anonymous said...

Danny I give you credit. You have evolved from trying to defend the indefensible, to simply making stupid crass analogies and insulting me. That is in an improvement.

Anonymous said...

Actually 2:19, Both me and my wife have worked two jobs apiece for most of our adult lives. My wife started baby-sitting at 12 and I started working on a farm at 13. Neither one of us has been out of a job more than two months total our entire lives. One of the jobs my wife worked was cashier at a grocery store. AND she HAS had more welfare bums than you can shake a stick at rub it in her nose that they are living the high life off her paycheck and what a fool she was for working. 6:43 isn't the only one who has had it happen to them. If stating the truth makes us morons, then so be it.

And just for the record, though a moron I might be, the one thing I most certainly am NOT is a damned RINO.

Anonymous said...

If you are no RINO, I assume you can't bring yourself to vote for the King RINO, trump?

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

3:40 Me insulting you - what a hoot. LOL LOL LOL. You hide behind an anonymous label to blast me. Wow - you are surely the forum's leading stand up comedian... congrats.

Anonymous said...

Dannie, for a while there I felt like a pig at a muzlim BBQ. I was cryin', as you often say. Now, the sun is shining, per se. I haven't said a word, and you are getting put in your place by people who have the ability to think independently. If you would just break away from the party line once in a while, people would respect you. I did at one time, as it were. Now, I'm just a racist.

Anonymous said...

For the people who work hard, and never put enough on the table, it might be a God's send. 2 to 5 percent will miss-use the system as always. I know a young girl who works in the food hall at Potsdam College. She works hard to pay her bills to get a degree. But eats like someone in a jail, heck maybe not even that good. I hope she goes to sign up, and eat better. She is our future. Parents dead, grand-ma deaf, and she still tries to get ahead. She is a music major, and has some real talent. It's sad to see some good kids struggle.

Anonymous said...

Sorry 346, but in Republitardland that Potsdam student is a parasite. Another dirtbag, living off others hard work. Don't you dare disagree with those who say so on this blog... Who does this girl think she is, after all, seeking a degree in a field that she loves? She should be grateful she has a job!

Anonymous said...

5:00, new stuff, please. Anything new. Try some baseball scores or something. Call Dannie. But not during the noon hour or at 5pm. That's when he plays ego and tries to get someone to listen to him. At those times, he be busy.