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Thread: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Here is the situation. My brother and his sons live in another state. My sister passed away this month from lung cancer. I traveled there for the funeral and to visit. When I got there i found my brother and two of his sons had not eaten for two days. So i went out and picked up some burgers. After they had eaten I took my brother and his sons in my rental car, none of them have a car, to buy groceries which I gladly paid for. On the way back they asked me to stop at a store so i did. They came out with beer and cigaretts. Well needless to say i was pissed. I asked, how can you afford beer and cigaretts but can't afford food. My brother responded "the store accepted his food stamp card for beer and smokes, isn't that cool" I said hell no its not cool. My brother and his adult sons are on food stamps. So what am I to do. Turn in my brother and his sons.
    I would have no problem turning them in. Not only are they committing fraud against the food stamp problem, but it sounds like they also had no problem taking advantage of you and your generosity to buy them food. Sounds like they don't respect you at all, so why would have a problem with turning them in? You would be doing them a favor by making them accountable. And at the very least they will be off of cigarettes and beer for awhile.

    Yep, drop a dime on them is my opinion.

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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    i believe the only problem with food stamp cards is that they can't be used with financial planners.

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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Here is the situation. My brother and his sons live in another state. My sister passed away this month from lung cancer. I traveled there for the funeral and to visit. When I got there i found my brother and two of his sons had not eaten for two days. So i went out and picked up some burgers. After they had eaten I took my brother and his sons in my rental car, none of them have a car, to buy groceries which I gladly paid for. On the way back they asked me to stop at a store so i did. They came out with beer and cigaretts. Well needless to say i was pissed. I asked, how can you afford beer and cigaretts but can't afford food. My brother responded "the store accepted his food stamp card for beer and smokes, isn't that cool" I said hell no its not cool. My brother and his adult sons are on food stamps. So what am I to do. Turn in my brother and his sons.
    You already have by posting this thread. NSA is here.

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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Blood is thicker than water - family always comes first.

    Always - no questions asked.
    ^^ This. I was about to write exactly this but you beat me to it.

    How anyone could consider turning in their own blood over something as stupid, petty, and victimless as this, is beyond me. Reminds me to never befriend or trust Sgt. Rock. If he'd turn in his own family over food coupons he just might sell his friends into sex slavery.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    That's actually not what "blood is thicker than water" means. In fact it actually means the opposite.

    " the full proverb is "The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb", and refers to relationships formed by choice are deeper than those that are forced by birth."

    Blood is thicker than water - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    ...and goes back to Roman times (at least) to imply that the blood spilled (and bled) among fellow soldiers is more significant than from whom you were born.
    Are you serious right now? Did you even read your own link?

    Quote Originally Posted by YourOwnLinkSeriouslyDude?
    In modern society, the proverb "blood is thicker than water" is used to imply that family ties (blood) are always more important (thicker) than the ties you make among friends (water).
    So you popped in to snipe him, then provided a link supporting what he said?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    The "common usage" is stupid. The original meaning actually makes more sense.

    That said, I know better than to be the pedantic twat who insists on correcting everyone at every social gathering.
    Are you sure?
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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Let's look at everything that is wrong with this situation. The OP has a brother that has been on food stamps for a long time. The brother has 2 children who are now on food stamps. Why does a poor man have children in the first place? If I couldn't make enough to feed myself, I definitely wouldn't have children unless I was sure the government would take care of them. They haven't eaten for two days, yet the first thing they are willing to spend our tax money on is useless drugs. The sister passed away from lung cancer, could it be from smoking combined with poor health? I get the general picture of a large, extended family of trailer trash who for generations has spent what little money they came across on all the wrong things, and a lot of that money probably came from our taxes.

    My advice to the OP is get a 12 gauge and start shooting everyone in the whole extended family who is chronically dependent on the government for survival. That advice also goes for everyone else here and in the whole world. Think of it as a mercy killing.

    My further advice to the rest of the world is to see what the liberal agenda creates. If you really want a coast to coast trailer park full of the worst kind of trailer trash scum imaginable, keep supporting these politicians who are "trying" to help the poor, and a good deal of the middle class. They don't want help, they want handouts so they can drink and smoke themselves into poor health so that they can later run up the costs of Obamacare as much as possible, for as many generations as possible. Do you really want to fund this inevitable future with your hard work?

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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Here is the situation. My brother and his sons live in another state. My sister passed away this month from lung cancer. I traveled there for the funeral and to visit. When I got there i found my brother and two of his sons had not eaten for two days. So i went out and picked up some burgers. After they had eaten I took my brother and his sons in my rental car, none of them have a car, to buy groceries which I gladly paid for. On the way back they asked me to stop at a store so i did. They came out with beer and cigaretts. Well needless to say i was pissed. I asked, how can you afford beer and cigaretts but can't afford food. My brother responded "the store accepted his food stamp card for beer and smokes, isn't that cool" I said hell no its not cool. My brother and his adult sons are on food stamps. So what am I to do. Turn in my brother and his sons.
    Your brother paid to bail out the banks, I think that all things considered you can forgive him of a few indulgences.

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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by point1percent View Post
    Let's look at everything that is wrong with this situation. The OP has a brother that has been on food stamps for a long time. The brother has 2 children who are now on food stamps. Why does a poor man have children in the first place? If I couldn't make enough to feed myself, I definitely wouldn't have children unless I was sure the government would take care of them. They haven't eaten for two days, yet the first thing they are willing to spend our tax money on is useless drugs. The sister passed away from lung cancer, could it be from smoking combined with poor health? I get the general picture of a large, extended family of trailer trash who for generations has spent what little money they came across on all the wrong things, and a lot of that money probably came from our taxes.

    My advice to the OP is get a 12 gauge and start shooting everyone in the whole extended family who is chronically dependent on the government for survival. That advice also goes for everyone else here and in the whole world. Think of it as a mercy killing.

    My further advice to the rest of the world is to see what the liberal agenda creates. If you really want a coast to coast trailer park full of the worst kind of trailer trash scum imaginable, keep supporting these politicians who are "trying" to help the poor, and a good deal of the middle class. They don't want help, they want handouts so they can drink and smoke themselves into poor health so that they can later run up the costs of Obamacare as much as possible, for as many generations as possible. Do you really want to fund this inevitable future with your hard work?
    You call yourself very conservative. You are calling for genocide against American citizens. You are a concervative like Pinochet or Slobadan Milosavic.
    Last edited by SgtRock; 02-24-14 at 08:22 AM.
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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Be grateful that you have the means to help and that you are not on food stamps yourself. That is first and foremost.
    Next, if you are a praying man, pray for your family so that they may find employment and turn away from unhealthy habits.
    And finally, you offered help because you wanted to, draw on that since it must have made you feel good and remember, you are only responsible for your own actions.

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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    in case you missed it, the children are adults in this case.

    and given all the things we have to worry about, some guy spending some portion of his snap on smokes and beer just doesn't concern me that much. Certainly not enough that I'd rat out family for it.
    When I was in my 20's, I ratted out a younger sib to Children's Protective Services. My mother was furious and said that it would ruin our relationship, which I suppose it has. I have never regretted my decision. But I don't know that I could rat out a family member for welfare fraud.

    I am horrified, though, by the number of able-bodied folks, especially 20-somethings, who have decided that they don't like to work. I have had more than one say this, simply, to me...as if someone who has worked her entire adult would understand where they got the idea that working is somehow a choice. I guess once you give up your self-respect, the rest comes easy.

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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    When I was in my 20's, I ratted out a younger sib to Children's Protective Services. My mother was furious and said that it would ruin our relationship, which I suppose it has. I have never regretted my decision. But I don't know that I could rat out a family member for welfare fraud.

    I am horrified, though, by the number of able-bodied folks, especially 20-somethings, who have decided that they don't like to work. I have had more than one say this, simply, to me...as if someone who has worked her entire adult would understand where they got the idea that working is somehow a choice. I guess once you give up your self-respect, the rest comes easy.
    I understand that consternation ... hell, I've been employed nonstop since I was 15 and quite frankly, I can't imagine what I'd do with myself if I didn't have a job.
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