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Old April 20th, 2010, 07:25 PM   #1
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Default Students using bridge cards...

How do you feel about it? I didn't know it was so common, but I have heard multiple people talk about it lately.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 07:34 PM   #2
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Yes it is very common, and no they could care less about it. its just free money for them.

But most of them don't have much money anyway, so idk.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 07:52 PM   #3
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I know wayyy too many people at western with bridge cards. I'd say about 90% don't need it. I guess I cant say I would turn down $200 a month though. most people use it for groceries, so they can use their alternate income (parents; job) for beer and cigarettes.
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I think the bridge card should be used like the WIC program. So you can only use it to purchase certain Items.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 07:58 PM   #5
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I know wayyy too many people at western with bridge cards. I'd say about 90% don't need it. I guess I cant say I would turn down $200 a month though. most people use it for groceries, so they can use their alternate income (parents; job) for beer and cigarettes.
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I think the bridge card should be used like the WIC program. So you can only use it to purchase certain Items.
Believe if you look into it, there are restrictions on what they can purchase with the card.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 08:00 PM   #6
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Believe if you look into it, there are restrictions on what they can purchase with the card.
their is. I'm saying their parents/job gives them say $200 a month cash. then they recieve the bridge card money. instead of using mom and dads cash for food, they use that for booze, now that they have the state to buy their food.
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Believe if you look into it, there are restrictions on what they can purchase with the card.
Rather than restrictions of what they can purchase have only a few item (bread,milk,lunchmeats,cheese,cerial,ect) they need to survive. Im so sick of the State giving my money away.
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their is. I'm saying their parents/job gives them say $200 a month cash. then they recieve the bridge card money. instead of using mom and dads cash for food, they use that for booze, now that they have the state to buy their food.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 09:55 PM   #9
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Old April 20th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #10
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Believe if you look into it, there are restrictions on what they can purchase with the card.
I work as a cashier and there are only a couple restrictions for food stamps (or bridge cards), you can't buy anything taxed, such as non-food items, you can't buying hot food (because it is taxed, and it's premade food) and you can't buy energy drinks, energy shots, and some protien/vitamen drinks. There are some brands of proten/vitamen drinks that you can purchase with an EBT card though

I don't think it's any different for students using EBT cards than other people using them. Somone said that they just use the money to buy food and their other cash to by cigs and beer; well what do you think other people are doing with them? I watch people on a daily basis buy $100+ worth of groceries and then pay $20 cash for cigs, another $10 for lottery tickets, and then $30 cash for alcohol.

You can also get cash money on an EBT card, kinda like how they do welfare, but you can't buy alcohol with it, but again I watch people on a daily basis come in to the store, buy a little debie snack for 30 cents, get $100+ cash back and come in an hour later and get $50 worth of alcohol.....everyone takes advantage of the system, why shouldn't students? at least they're attempting to better themselves rather than some loser who just sits at home and collects welfare

edit: and no, I don't have a bridge card lol
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Old April 20th, 2010, 10:22 PM   #11
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Shit I want one!! More money for jeep parts....
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Old April 21st, 2010, 03:54 PM   #12
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Oh boy. What makes people think that students have it so easy? I wish mom and dad would would send me money for food.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 04:04 PM   #13
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this was on the local hotbox in the fall.

They interview paris hilton type bitches at GVSU and they were are all

"like omg, all my friends were getting them so i did too, ah uh :smiley: free money!"

i was like "are you fucking kidding me? that bitch did not just copy Paris Hiltons sunglasses look."
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Perhaps we shouldn't all assume that they're spending all their money on junk just because they have bridge cards. My girlfriend and I are both in college, I live with my parents, and obviously I couldn't(wouldn't) get one given my current circumstances. But my girlfriend makes $9/hour working full time, schooling full time, and lives in her own apartment and her fridge is always empty because she doesn't have money to just buy groceries.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 05:08 PM   #15
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Perhaps we shouldn't all assume that they're spending all their money on junk just because they have bridge cards. My girlfriend and I are both in college, I live with my parents, and obviously I couldn't(wouldn't) get one given my current circumstances. But my girlfriend makes $9/hour working full time, schooling full time, and lives in her own apartment and her fridge is always empty because she doesn't have money to just buy groceries.
I'm assuming because I've been at a bar with these people every time I hear about it.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 05:11 PM   #16
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Alright, I am one of those fukc stick college students with a Bridge card. And to be honest, I know many people who don't need them and have them anyway. My current income for the year is less than $1000. I do work and have applied for other jobs. Most employers in my area seem do not like hiring college students because its a small jank ass town and their trailer park neighbors, 16 year old crack head needs a job and they can pay them minimum wage.

As soon as I take my finals and I am back to working 40+ hours a week, I am getting rid of the Bridge card and I can cover my expenses, like rent, insurance, fuel, bills, student loans... Not every jack ass in college who has a bridge card is happy about it. I would much rather be a cranky ass bitching about them than be a piece of shit drain on society who needs help in a bad situation.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 05:14 PM   #17
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Not cool, I had to pay for everything when I was going to school / working. Get a fucking job, if you still cant afford shit get another job and budget your money. No excuse for a hand out to these kids IMO.

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Alright, I am one of those fukc stick college students with a Bridge card. And to be honest, I know many people who don't need them and have them anyway. My current income for the year is less than $1000. I do work and have applied for other jobs. Most employers in my area seem do not like hiring college students because its a small jank ass town and their trailer park neighbors, 16 year old crack head needs a job and they can pay them minimum wage.

As soon as I take my finals and I am back to working 40+ hours a week, I am getting rid of the Bridge card and I can cover my expenses, like rent, insurance, fuel, bills, student loans... Not every jack ass in college who has a bridge card is happy about it. I would much rather be a cranky ass bitching about them than be a piece of shit drain on society who needs help in a bad situation.
I think you're the exception.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 08:21 PM   #18
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some students need them most don't. 95% of the people i know who have them do not need them and i am sure all of them are still claimed as dependents by their parents. I even overheard someone saying they have one along with having a meal plan at the cafeteria. I am against food stamps or at least how the current system operates. People my age just view it as free money that has a limitless supply and that abusing the system has no effects on anything else. People even brag about it, hell if i had to get one I would be ashamed and never talk about it.

I was at the local grocery store a couple of months ago and saw a kid using his bridge card to buy a pre-made sandwich at the deli, a pre-made salad, and a pre-made noodle salad, and some sort of drink. Heck it was a Sunday at 2 p.m. and i was buying a pack of smokes and a fifth of whiskey and I still looked down on him and felt like a better person


Is it okay to go on food stamps so that you do not have to go into debt as much taking out student loans to pay for food? I don't do it but I kind of think its bullshit, if you can't afford college or do not want to go into debt paying for college you shouldn't go. Higher education is a choice not a right. Sure the government may be able to tax you more in the end because of your higher earnings through getting a college degree but that is besides the point.

The government needs to restrict what can be bought on them so that no so much bull shit luxury items can be purchased on them.

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Old April 21st, 2010, 08:45 PM   #19
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some students need them most don't. 95% of the people i know who have them do not need them and i am sure all of them are still claimed as dependents as by their parents. I even overheard someone saying they have one along with have a meal plan at the cafeteria. I am against food stamps or at least how the current system operates. People my age just view it as free money that has a limitless supply and that abusing the system has no effects on anything else. People even brag about it, hell if i had to get one I would be ashamed and never talk about it.

I was at the local grocery store a couple of months ago and saw a kid use his bridge card to buy a pre-made sandwich at the deli, a pre-made salad, and a pre-made noodle salad, and some sort of drinks. Heck it was a Sunday at 2 p.m. and i was buying a pack of smokes and a fifth of whiskey and I still looked down on him and felt like a better person


Is it okay to go on food stamps so that you do not have to go into debt as much taking out student loans to pay for food? I don't do it but I kind of think its bullshit, if you can't afford college or do not want to go into debt paying for college you shouldn't go. Higher education is a choice not a right. Sure the government may be able to tax you more in the end because of your higher earnings through getting a college degree.

The government needs to restrict what can be bought on them so that no so much bull shit luxury items can be purchased on them.
Next time I see you you're getting a hug.

What the fukc has happened that students should get any kind of foodstamp bullshit.
You are exactly right BJB, college is not a 'right'. You can't afford it, you don't go.
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More entitlement money from the government.......

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