Lady Goes off on Family at Walmart for Using Food Stamps

Lady Goes off on Family at Walmart for Using Food Stamps

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Lady Goes off on Family at Walmart for Using Food Stamps

WASHINGTON — Gene Alday, a Republican member of the Mississippi state legislature, apologized last week for telling a reporter that all the African-Americans in his hometown of Walls, Mississippi, are unemployed and on food stamps.

“I come from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call ‘welfare crazy checks,’” Alday said to a reporter for The Clarion-Ledger, a Mississippi newspaper, earlier this month. “They don’t work.”

Nationally, most of the people who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are white. According to 2013 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the program, 40.2 percent of SNAP recipients are white, 25.7 percent are black, 10.3 percent are Hispanic, 2.1 percent are Asian and 1.2 percent are Native American.

In the two congressional districts that overlap Alday’s state legislature district, more African-Americans than whites receive food stamps, according to USDA data.

Twenty-three million households and 47 million Americans received benefits on an average month in 2013; enrollment declined slightly to 22 million households and 46 million individuals in 2014. Three-quarters of those households included a child, an elderly person or someone with a disability. The average monthly benefit per household was $274 in 2013 and $256 last year.

Republicans are conducting a review of nutrition assistance with an eye toward figuring out how to nudge more people into the workforce. In recent years Republicans have lamented that a growing share of recipients are able-bodied adults without children — a group that made up 10.2 percent of beneficiaries in 2011, up from 6.6 percent before the onset of the Great Recession in 2007. (The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that 1 million people will be kicked off the rolls by next year as states reimpose time limits on childless, non-disabled adults.)

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Nearly one-third of food stamp beneficiaries lived in a household where at least one member had some earned income in 2013. Different states have different eligibility rules for the program, but federal law puts the upper income limit at 200 percent of the poverty line, currently $20,090 for a family of three. Many SNAP recipients qualify based on their participation in another means-tested program, such as Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

  • LIA PAd

    Who the hell is this fat slob

  • Wayne Gornall

    That Woman should sue Mcdonalds because…..they F@#$*# her up lol

  • disqus_Jwz6tzxH5A

    That woman is so wrong!! Most people do not want to have to ask for help.

  • Hal Jordan

    Absolute lies….people on welfare are lazy.

  • disqus_Jwz6tzxH5A

    I don’t think so. I get food stamps and have worked since I was 17. Now retired but do not make enough on retirement to survive.

  • own up!

    Don’t throw % out there! Ha trying to say 40% of the recipients are white, well yeah, there are more whites than blacks…but did you add 80% yes that is 80% of the black population is on welfare compared to 40% of the white population.

  • Imran Khan

    You should have worked better jobs then.

  • disqus_Jwz6tzxH5A

    Believe I have tried. I have an Associates in Computer programming, received it in the late 80’s but no one wanted to hire me because I was a woman. I finally got a job as a secretary and was hired because of my computer knowledge yet he ended up paying a man to come in and fix the problem. Didn’t matter that I had told him what was wrong. I was very good at it. It finally got to the point the man would ask me what was wrong and he would just tell the boss what I said or once I told him he would have me patch him through and he again would repeat what I stated. I took a job else where on the promise I would be a programmer. The place hired a man for the position that was to be mine and made me a glorified secretary.

  • Imran Khan

    If you’re a woman, you would need at least a postgraduate degree to compete. It’s unfair, and absolutely wrong, but what would I know? I’m a just a Muslim, right?

  • disqus_Jwz6tzxH5A

    lol. Progress is very slow. It is harder as a woman even in the US but in Islam it is so bad my heart breaks. It is getting better. What I can not understand is how can the men even think of marrying a child. I still call them pedofiles or perverts. Other than having sex there is nothing in common and how horrible for the child.

  • Ijs.com

    God forbid something ever happens to you and you need assistance. After working a very good job in healthcare for years and ending up having multiple open heart surgeries I know it could happen.

  • Imran Khan

    Ah, yes….all Muslims are pervered child molestors! Clearly, they should all be oppressed to “successful” people like you can be allowed to flourish without those “evil” Muslims scaring you!

  • disqus_Jwz6tzxH5A

    So does this mean you approve of the marriages with children?? It is hard enough to be a woman in a man’s world but for men to have sex with children is SICK. I do not care where the man is from or what religion. It is the same. SICK.

  • Imran Khan

    Your reading comprehension is clearly lacking. No one except maybe the Catholic Church approves of pedophilia.

  • disqus_Jwz6tzxH5A

    My comprehension is very good. Let us face reality, that Islam pushes pedophilia by marring girls at an early age. Even if that man waits until the girl at least reaches the age of 9. That is still SICK. No girl is ready at that age.

  • Imran Khan

    Why are most child molestors white men then? When did the Catholic Church start to adhere to Islam? It’s pretty obvious that you occupy the bottom rung of society for valid reasons.

  • disqus_Jwz6tzxH5A

    Really?? Again you don’t classify them as molesters because you marry the child and claim them as wives. I would never become Muslim/Islam. As far as I am concerned though there are some very nice people most are not and therefor on the bottom rung. The idea that you can drink, smoke, rape, kill and have slaves should be a huge RED FLAG that it is not a very nice belief system and that as long as they don’t eat pork then they are good. Though we have issues like this with some of our men we DO NOT push active practice but catch them and put them in prison. Personally I believe whoever does this stuff should be shot or castrated.

  • Imran Khan

    You of all people should know that Muslims generally don’t drink. The fact that you think that anyone who drinks and smokes (your exact words: “The idea that you can drink, smoke, rape, kill and have slaves should be a huge RED FLAG that it is not a very nice belief system”) is absurd and makes me wonder if you hate America considering that most Americans drink (and used to smoke cigarettes 60 or so years ago).

    As for your claim that Muslims are all child molestors, I now question your mental health. Child marriage is practiced in Africa and India (not just the Muslim world). It’s wrong, but it’s not encouraged in Islam. Indian Hindus have arranged marriages for their children at young ages (keep in mind that both the bride and groom are very young). But child marriages are being phased out almost everywhere. As society modernizes, the barbaric elements of more primitive cultures will be phased out.

    You, however, are not among the more enlightened elements of society. You live on food stamps and yet “look down” on people of a certain religion just because you dislike their religion. You, someone who lives off the government, think you are better than a Muslim who works hard and contributes to society just because he or she is a Muslim. I remember a Jewish friend of mine once describing people like that as white trash.

  • disqus_Jwz6tzxH5A

    I know what I say upsets you because you are muslim and I am sorry but I am telling you of what I know. My ex did not drink or smoke but almost everyone else around him did. I do not like smoking or drinking. I might have one drink every 5 yrs. It is not that I am against someone chooses to do so. Though I do not like to be around it. Alcohol tends to make people more violent. Except for a couple of his acquaintances most of the Muslims I met were rude and obnoxious. His Aunt wanted to teach our son how to kill and was not happy when I told them that there was no way that was going to happen. When I took my son in law and daughter out to eat in Detroit they completely ignored me even though I was paying. They let me stand there while taking everyone else even though I had been first in line to pay. My mental health is good thank you. As far as child brides. I do not care who does it because it is WRONG in all cases. I have read they are trying to phase them out which is great. As far as food stamps I have worked since 17 as you might remember I stated so it isn’t like I just stepped foot into this country demanding everything. I paid taxes for years for these programs to use when needed. I don’t care what religion someone is, just quit demanding that I have to be the same. There are so many expecting us to bend over backwards for them instead of assimilating into this country and our customs. EVERYONE coming in should adhere to our laws and constitution. If they don’t like them then they should leave. My grandfather immigrated here and that was what was expected and he was more than happy to do so. He stated he came for a better life and that was what he worked for. If I were to go to the Middle East they would expect me to follow their beliefs and that is only right. It is their country but this is our country. So don’t you feel assimilation is only the right thing to do??

  • Imran Khan

    I don’t care at all about your ex. I care about your ignorant bigotry and how you take out your miserable experiences with your failed marriage on all Muslims and make stuff up about them all.

    And FYI, the taxes you personally paid (which were likely small) don’t pay anywhere near the benefits you take out. You did not work for this. Many others did.

    FYI, my father came to this country, worked his tail off and achieved financial success. He assimilated (despite what ignorant trash like you think) and never spent a day on welfare. You, OTOH, are a freeloader trying to justify where you are in life.

  • disqus_Jwz6tzxH5A

    I am telling you of MY EXPERIENCES. I am happy for your father. I worked for what I have. It may not be much but every penny I receive is MINE. Why don’t you take your bigotry and try it elsewhere. You are the one who doesn’t want any thing negative stated about your belief when all I am saying is what I experienced and not one word of what I stated is a lie. I did state he had a couple of friends that were not bad and he never tried to force his belief upon me. So keep living in your dream world where ALL muslims are nice. Have a good life.

  • Imran Khan

    MY bigotry? You make blanket statements about Muslims. When I point out the flaws in your statements, you make strawman arguments claiming that I said that ALL Muslims are nice (even though I pointed out the ones in my father’s family who are just plain evil). You really are stupid white trash. Enjoy living in your trailer park.

  • disqus_Jwz6tzxH5A

    Yes YOUR BIGOTRY. I have never said all, in fact I pointed out that there were a couple of nice ones. I am far from stupid and not white trash. You can call me that if you wish and it makes you feel better. And as long as I am not near you I will be happy. I hope you feel better by name calling. GOD bless and have a good life.

  • Imran Khan

    You make bigoted anti-Muslim comments and then call others bigots…..LMAO! Don’t worry; I don’t live in a trailer park so you and I will never meet in person.

  • disqus_Jwz6tzxH5A

    What is the matter? You can not stand when the truth is being told. I stated what I have experienced so you can criticize and name call but it doesn’t change the facts. Your behavior even now only cements those feelings. Don’t you think I would love to meet more decent muslims? Think hard about your actions and how others will view you. If you want them to believe Muslims are decent people then do not name call and be obnoxious.

  • Imran Khan

    You say truths? Where and when? I said earlier that you engage in strawman logic when I already said that there are many Muslims I do dislike. If you want to spend your golden years living on welfare and spreading hateful bigotry on the internet, then I feel sorry for you.

  • disqus_Jwz6tzxH5A

    Try Ohio and in Michigan. Again, I am only speaking the truth of how I was treated. I am not speaking for anyone else. If you do not want to believe me that is okay. I know what is true. I feel for you since you refuse to open your mind to the possibility I am speaking the truth and you just do not want to believe it. If you want people to like Muslims then perhaps you should open your mind to the fact that many, but not all, are not very nice. HAVE A GREAT LIFE AND MAY GOD WATCH OVER YOU AND YOURS.

  • Imran Khan

    “If you want people to like Muslims then perhaps you should open your mind to the fact that many, but not all, are not very nice.”

    I said that long before you did, and you are lying if you say otherwise. Try being honest for once.

  • disqus_Jwz6tzxH5A

    I personally do not care if they like them or not. Makes no difference to me. You refuse to believe me when I tell you about my experiences with them. It just would be nice if everyone could get along.

  • Imran Khan

    You contradict yourself way too often. For instance, you dishonestly claim that I have said that every single Muslim in the world is perfect (which I clearly have not), and then I disprove what you say, you say that you don’t care anyway.

    I never said that you were making up your experiences with Muslims. I was just telling you not to scapegoat all of them. Life is too short to be so angry.

  • disqus_Jwz6tzxH5A

    Imaran. I am not angry. I got over that a long time ago. I was just stating my experiences. And you will be happy to know I actually met a nice Muslim yesterday. All I have ever wanted in life was one life time partner and for people to be happy and get along. Guess it is hard to get what we want. Have a good day.