Texting, food stamps covered in new Illinois laws

The State Journal - 07-22

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker surpassed 100 bills signed as he put his signature on more than 30 new laws last week. They included a measure to increase penalties on texting drivers who cause great bodily harm, and another to allow certain recipients of food stamps to use them at state-contracted restaurants.

Kassia Poties: When you are homeless having food stamps and eating at a restaurant is much easier than trying to purchase food you can't cook. And before someone talks crap about homelessness, realize that not everyone who ends up homeless is lazy, irresponsible, or uneducated. Everyone is a pay check away from losing everything they have no matter how great you think you have it. I have met lawyers, stock brokers, teachers, widows/widowers, etc. lose everything they have in a blink of an eye. Some of you don't even realize that in your nice gated community that you have neighbors on food stamps barely eating. Learn to stay humble and blessed for what you have and not judge those who have not.

Debra Hayes: there should be term limits. No more than 3 years no collecting pensions to get another state job no double triple dipping

Crystal Auvil Jones: Majority of Homeless people are Veterans! I've wrked in this field for yrs.. its Sad.. All Vets shuld get Everything free for what they hve Sacrificed for Our Country n Freedom

Billie Taylor: JB where are my tax breaks I work long and hard for everything we have. I'm not poor but far from rich. where is the support for the working middle class citizens that make the world go round. FACTS

Hop: why not just take my entire paycheck, screw my family. I have worked since I was 8 years old and never have I received a free be or a hand out. way to buy votes.

Comments

Sally J - 30 days ago
it's not enough that welfare recipients get to spend their food stamps on junk food and monster drinks, now they get to eat at restaurants. this is outrageous.
Julious McNeese - 07-23
but how can someone homeless get ebt. they don't have an address
Marilyn Strain - 07-23
x
James Carter - 07-23
you call the new texting laws harsh? a person simply driving to work with his license revoked is subject to far worse just for trying to feed his family. dui is dui. driving under the influence of an electronic device is no different than driving under the influence of anything else and shouldn't be treated any differently. the end result is the same. our elected officials shouldn't be looking for a pat on the back on this one, rather a kick in the ass.
Cris Craig - 07-23
why the hell do i keep reading my tax dollars there is no my tax dollars where do yall get that shit from. frfr the only thing your taxes pay for once again and that is your own taxes that u file when you file your taxes. some one explain to me where does it states on your check where it states that your hard earn hours are being taken out to pay for food stamps. the police department any thing other than social security state taxes an federal taxes
Dennis Lynn - 07-23
Finally we can put in place term limits on public officials.
Ib2gude4ubaby Jefferson - 07-23
I'm proud to say not one of my ladies in my stable take food stamps. I give them an allowance of $10 day for eats. I've lost more of my stable to the evil of food stamps created by you white devils.
Cris Craig - 07-23
one thing that trips me out, is that link, ebt, food stamps that was not made for african American latino or any brown skin individuals. the program was close kept. whites were told to keep it low countered amongst themselves. an when colored people found out about it. the system had no other choice but to pass it alone. the system made new ruling on acceptance. that no man of color could be residing in the unit where a family of color were accepting food stamps. even though white families where together while accepting these government funds. since so many people took advantage of the cause. whites started looking down on skins of color as if they wasnt receiving these same funds. now as to say your tax dollars are paying for certain things please stop lying to your self. united states makes their own money.
brian byars - 07-23
keep up the good work Gov Pretz.Go team blue in 2020 dump the trump
Patrick Fish - 07-23
food stamps should only be used for food in supermarkets. no steak and lobsters and only the essentials. I'm tired of my tax dollars feeding and funding the lazy
Freda Cassandra Rimmer-Times - 07-23
well, we'll, well, who knows the exact amount of tax that goes to food stamps, apparently none with these comments.
Dawn Trimble - 07-23
He is definitely setting up for the Democratic votes
User from IL - 07-23
The Problem is that our leaders here and in Washington D.C. refuse to see the homeless problem in all 49 states
Alice No - 07-23
pigster buyin votes.
DTOM Gadsden - 07-23
Illinois politicians are failing their citizens daily.Just bomb that shithole state.
Remona Lawless - 07-23
Another prickster thing. Don't forget folks...it's getting on to election time. VOTES.
Mark Kuehnel - 07-23
I can vote conservative and the only votes getting counted are liberals in Chicago. it's time to cut Chicago loose . I'm tired of supporting Chicago.
Crystal Auvil Jones - 07-23
Majority of Homeless people are Veterans! I've wrked in this field for yrs.. its Sad.. All Vets shuld get Everything free for what they hve Sacrificed for Our Country n Freedom
Telly - 07-23
do you know illegals can go in the PUBLIC AIDE office and get free food stamps...medical...and TANF (cash benefits) without being asked for any proof of being legal...no soc number...nothing ...but yet they make people like elderly and working famies who struggle jump through hoops just to be told to kick rocks. Now we are gonna have legal pot heads snacking at the has station...and eating at the restaurants...and go lay back up on the couch because they're tired now from smoking out....this world can't be serious.....
Janet Ostrander - 07-23
choke
Patty Jean - 07-23
Of course all the illegals need food and housing we pay for too! And why doesn’t the state take enough out of a state retirees check so they can retire on that like private companies do instead of using our tax dollars to pay state employees retirements!!???
rocktownvdub 21 - 07-23
hmmm work 40+ hours and week and barely survive, struggling for basic necessities? or shit I quit working and get free section 8 housing and food
Tome Burn - 07-23
Finally done one good thing! Of course I believe it’s for his benefit and to fatten his pockets but either way; this needed to be a law!
Billie Taylor - 07-23
JB where are my tax breaks I work long and hard for everything we have. I'm not poor but far from rich. where is the support for the working middle class citizens that make the world go round. FACTS
Kassia Poties - 07-23
When you are homeless having food stamps and eating at a restaurant is much easier than trying to purchase food you can't cook. And before someone talks crap about homelessness, realize that not everyone who ends up homeless is lazy, irresponsible, or uneducated. Everyone is a pay check away from losing everything they have no matter how great you think you have it. I have met lawyers, stock brokers, teachers, widows/widowers, etc. lose everything they have in a blink of an eye. Some of you don't even realize that in your nice gated community that you have neighbors on food stamps barely eating. Learn to stay humble and blessed for what you have and not judge those who have not.
Hop - 07-23
why not just take my entire paycheck, screw my family. I have worked since I was 8 years old and never have I received a free be or a hand out. way to buy votes.
Debra Hayes - 07-23
sounds like another fake nonprofit
Jacob Bienemann - 07-23
the texting and driving laws should be even harsher and u should not be able to use food stamps at restaurants. it's enough to feed someone and keep them alive. they don't need to be dining out. many people who work and don't get stamps can't afford to eat out. why should they pay for others to eat out? term limits is a good idea.
Debra Hayes - 07-23
there should be term limits. No more than 3 years no collecting pensions to get another state job no double triple dipping
Debra Hayes - 07-23
you've got to be kidding me so is this a stand-alone food stamp restaurant

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