Bevely - posted on 08/10/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )
At the supermarket today I had a lady approach me and offered to sell me $150 worth of food stamps for $100. I was shocked! I have heard of people doing stuff like that with friends and family members but not to a complete stranger. Apparently this particular lady does not need her food stamps and is abusing the system.
I am sure there are lots of folks on food stamps, wellfare, etc, who really need it, but I don't think they should be allowed to be on these assistance programs forever. There should be a lifetime limit to how much you can get. Sure everyone falls on hard times and these programs can be lifesavers for them. But you shouldn't be allowed to continue to use the benefits for years and years. If there were a 5 year lock out limit on temporary assistance programs that should give the person plenty of time to get their life together. You could get a bachelors degree and a top notch job in that amount of time.