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Food Stamps and Smart Phones

Posted by madjillmom on December 8, 2011

I was reading a story on Yahoo earlier.  The story said that a 12 yr. old girl had made status updates to FaceBook while her mother was at the benefits office in San Antonio.  The mother took her two kids to the office and shot her children and killed herself in protest to not receiving benefits.  So, she was claiming that there was no food for her children, yet her daughter obviously had access to a smart phone to update her FB status.  So, this means that the mother (a nutcase to be sure) wanted food stamps but was also able to afford a smart phone for herself or her daughter.  The cheapest smart phone with access to the internet is about 50 per month, not including the initial outlay of cost of phone and account.

I strongly suspect that most people on food stamps and other forms of welfare have smart phones, cable, internet, computers, and large screen TVs.    What does this say about our poor people?

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2 Responses to “Food Stamps and Smart Phones”

  1. Saved as a favorite, I really like your blog!

  2. ellen said

    thanks to food stamps my family was able to sell her food stamps to buy beer and meth /crack.

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