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  • Wapakoneta, OH
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    I am at really hard time in my life and I am having a hard time finding the right link n website so I can sign up for food stamps. Can ANYONE help me out here please.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    DavidFitz71 Wrote: I am at really hard time in my life and I am having a hard time finding the right link n website so I can sign up for food stamps. Can ANYONE help me out here please.

    I'd encourage you to get started at USDA.gov. Then you will need to click on your state and begin the application process there.

    USDA Application Website: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

    I hope this helps. Best of luck to you.

  • Democrat
    Missouri
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    However, the previous link that was so sinisterly thumped provided the need with the exact web link for food stamps. His information indicated he was from Ohio, which accordingly only STATES give out food stamps. Again, search bar, "Ohio Food Stamps" and you will find the CORRECT location for online assistance.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: However, the previous link that was so sinisterly thumped provided the need with the exact web link for food stamps.

    Your thread, and many others, were "thumped" because they were berating the member who asked the question. If you just answered the question without personally attacking the member then your thread wouldn't have been removed.

    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: His information indicated he was from Ohio, which accordingly only STATES give out food stamps. Again, search bar, "Ohio Food Stamps" and you will find the CORRECT location for online assistance.

    You are a little confused here. The Federal government and the states work collaboratively to administer the SNAP program. The States receive roughly $75 billion from the Federal government to administer the program, but they all must adhere to certain standards set forth by the Federal government.

    That's the CORRECT answer and the USDA SNAP website is the CORRECT location for David or any other member residing in any of the fifty states and Washington, D.C. to begin their application process.

    I have never, nor will I ever, provide a link that isn't accurate.

  • Democrat
    Missouri
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    However, you did provide an inadequate answer. You led the originator on a wild trip through the bureaucratic maze of the Federal government, which to most intelligent people find they get lost or never having found the easiest trip in the internet. So, I repeat it is the state and in this case OHIO that manages and dispenses the food stamp program with the state of Ohio. Yes, the Federal Government provides stipend grants for the needy, but they are not responsible for how the State dispenses the funding. This is why States are significantly different in their rules of providing food stamps to needy people. Some states refuse illegals, some sates maintain stringent rules, such as requiring drug testing, proof of a job or in pursuit of a job, proof of income level, proof of how many children, and many other state regulation that is often tried in case law. Some of these restrictions get overlooked by Federal Law and puts poverty levels at odds with politicians deciding who gets food stamps. The State is the only dispensing authority for food stamps, not the Federal Government. Do you really think that politicians would vote approval on a national office to dispense food stamps? Heck, they cannot even agree on something more simpler like the Affordable Care Act.

    Again, the original question for food stamps and having difficulty in obtaining an on-line link, must be at the State of Ohio web site and if YOU look, you find an on-line link for food stamps and subsistence. Search "Ohio, food stamps"............this very easy. I like easy! I do work with many poverty level outlets, so this was an easy question to answer.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote:

    However, you did provide an inadequate answer. You led the originator on a wild trip through the bureaucratic maze of the Federal government,

    Here is the "wild trip" I led our members on.

    1) Click on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) link I provided.

    2) Click on the state you reside in.

    3) Apply for benefits.

    I wasn't only responding to one member; I was showing anyone who is looking for food assistance that it's extremely easy to apply. That, and I don't trust google searches because there's a lot of shady organizations out there that will take advantage of people in need and gladly swindle money from them without thinking twice. The website I provided takes any member seeking assistance directly to the source that actually provides the benefits. I'm sorry that's too complicated for you, but it seems quite simple to me.

    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: Search "Ohio, food stamps"............this very easy. I like easy! I do work with many poverty level outlets, so this was an easy question to answer.

    You also get dozens and dozens of other links to click on that have nothing to do with applying for food assistance. Which one should they click on? The first? The second link that looks the same as the first link, but has an entirely different URL? Or what if they scroll down and click on various city departments? What if they go to page two and start clicking on .com's that have nothing to do with the food stamp program, but are instead shadow groups that get people searching for benefits to input their social security numbers and other information so they can steal their identity?

    That is the exact antitheses of easy. Going to Federal website that has direct links to each states SNAP program is a hell of a lot easier than trying to figure out which link to click on.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote:

    However, you did provide an inadequate answer. You led the originator on a wild trip through the bureaucratic maze of the Federal government,

    Here is the "wild trip" I led our members on.

    1) Click on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) link I provided.

    2) Click on the state you reside in.

    3) Apply for benefits.

    I wasn't only responding to one member; I was showing anyone who is looking for food assistance that it's extremely easy to apply. That, and I don't trust google searches because there's a lot of shady organizations out there that will take advantage of people in need and gladly swindle money from them without thinking twice. The website I provided takes any member seeking assistance directly to the source that actually provides the benefits. I'm sorry that's too complicated for you, but it seems quite simple to me.

    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: Search "Ohio, food stamps"............this very easy. I like easy! I do work with many poverty level outlets, so this was an easy question to answer.

    You also get dozens and dozens of other links to click on that have nothing to do with applying for food assistance. Which one should they click on? The first? The second link that looks the same as the first link, but has an entirely different URL? Or what if they scroll down and click on various city departments? What if they go to page two and start clicking on .com's that have nothing to do with the food stamp program, but are instead shadow groups that get people searching for benefits to input their social security numbers and other information so they can steal their identity?

    That is the exact antitheses of easy. Going to Federal website that has direct links to each states SNAP program is a hell of a lot easier than trying to figure out which link to click on.

    Sorry, I don't think this site is meant for that. But since my food stamps on the Ferrari have run out, please sent all your money to me.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote: Sorry, I don't think this site is meant for that. But since my food stamps on the Ferrari have run out, please sent all your money to me.

    There's nothing wrong with inquiring where you can apply for food assistance on this website.

    I hate to disagree with you Dutch, but there are millions upon millions of individuals and families in this country who are genuinely struggling and have no idea where their next meal is going to come from.

    Fox News and the Republican machine have done a terrific job convincing average Americans that SNAP is a wasteful program that is allowing lazy assholes to go buy Filet mignon's and caviar, but this just simply isn't true.

    How is someone who is unemployed or, even worse, underemployed, supposed to buy food for themselves and their families? The Federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. How in the world are they supposed to support themselves, let alone their families, on that wage?

    Let's use someone who works a Federal minimum wage job in Alabama as an example. And let's just say they are single and are lucky enough to actually work 40 hours a week (both of which are highly unlikely.)

    This individual makes $290 a week before taxes. That equals out to $1,160 a month before taxes. They have to pay rent; utilities for their apartment; a care payment (if they are lucky enough to own a car); gas for their car (if they are lucky enough to own a car); car insurance (if they are lucky enough to own a car); purchase their work uniform (because very few jobs provide it for free); have a cell phone or home line so their work can contact them; and they need to pay for health insurance because Alabama didn't decide to expand Medicaid.

    How exactly do you expect this person who is working their ass off each day to buy food for themselves?

    It's easy to blame the downtrodden, but the unemployed and underemployed are not the ones we should be directing are ire at in this country.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote: Sorry, I don't think this site is meant for that. But since my food stamps on the Ferrari have run out, please sent all your money to me.

    There's nothing wrong with inquiring where you can apply for food assistance on this website.

    I hate to disagree with you Dutch, but there are millions upon millions of individuals and families in this country who are genuinely struggling and have no idea where their next meal is going to come from.

    Fox News and the Republican machine have done a terrific job convincing average Americans that SNAP is a wasteful program that is allowing lazy assholes to go buy Filet mignon's and caviar, but this just simply isn't true.

    How is someone who is unemployed or, even worse, underemployed, supposed to buy food for themselves and their families? The Federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. How in the world are they supposed to support themselves, let alone their families, on that wage?

    Let's use someone who works a Federal minimum wage job in Alabama as an example. And let's just say they are single and are lucky enough to actually work 40 hours a week (both of which are highly unlikely.)

    This individual makes $290 a week before taxes. That equals out to $1,160 a month before taxes. They have to pay rent; utilities for their apartment; a care payment (if they are lucky enough to own a car); gas for their car (if they are lucky enough to own a car); car insurance (if they are lucky enough to own a car); purchase their work uniform (because very few jobs provide it for free); have a cell phone or home line so their work can contact them; and they need to pay for health insurance because Alabama didn't decide to expand Medicaid.

    How exactly do you expect this person who is working their ass off each day to buy food for themselves?

    It's easy to blame the downtrodden, but the unemployed and underemployed are not the ones we should be directing are ire at in this country.

    Sure Jared, I know all of that. The point is that our government has plenty of information available on all kinds of social subjects. So why fill this site with that; my point is that we are a "political " site not an extension of government welfare programs or detail experts. But I was pulling your leg a bit via some humor; that should be allowed. So please sent me some more money. Ha ha.
  • Democrat
    Hot Springs Village, AR
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    A bit off-topic but here's some info you will never hear on Faux News.

    alternet.org/how-american-corporations-...

    The ignorant watchers are told that the lazy welfare recipients are stealing their tax dollars. The oligarchs and big corporate are the real boogie men.