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Old 05-17-2015, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Gone
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Originally Posted by SoCalbound12 View Post
I really don't understand why anyone cares what people buy with SNAP so long as it's food? I mean I'm all for welfare reform and shrinking the welfare state but I don't understand the obsession with what particular food items people are buying with SNAP. I'd rather they buy quality foods rather than processed junk but that's just me I guess.
Because some do not believe in Big Government or interfering in peoples daily lives.
ROTFLMAO!
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Austin
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"Despite the government's best intentions, this kind of food stamp fraud still runs rampant in the U.S., costing the country more than $750 million each year, Reuters' Lisa Baertlein reports. "

"And the food stamp fraud rate has more than doubled since the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's 2006-2008 report, when it was estimated to suck $330 million from the country annually."

Read more: The Gov't Is Still Fighting Food Stamp Fraud - Business Insider




And that is just the obvious fraud.
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:36 PM
 
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Good for the government, they should fight fraud. Now back to the topic.
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:46 PM
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Mostly junk I would imagine......just like the rest of the population.
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:49 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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I've been reading about this issue for the last hour or so and if I'm understanding correctly, a lot of the rules are related to WIC and affect many more states than Wisconsin. My own state of Colorado has some strange rules, too, although we apparently do allow bulk foods. It's entirely nonsensical. I cannot fathom the reason for prohibiting the purchase of nuts, which affects my state, too. Makes me wonder how these regulations came about. When our family did our SNAP challenge over Lent, following the stringent Wisconsin rules would have been more expensive, because a significant amount of the food I purchased came from the bulk bins of our local health food store, which would have been disallowed. Very strange.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Why would you do that?

Lol...another Gladys Kravitz. Not surprised.

Folks really need to mind their own business instead of snooping around other people's grocery karts.

And there you have it, folks. Straight from the horse's mouth: It's none of the taxpayers' business what those on public assistance are purchasing with funds provided thanks to the largesse of....taxpayers.

Wrong. It is our business when we're paying for it. And, oh, by the way:

1. Those meals referred to in the story hardly represent a spartan diet. Not by a long shot.

2. Recipients no longer receive food "stamps" which, indeed, limited what they could purchase with them. They now get a cash SNAP benefit, via electronic benefit transfer--and, yes, they can purchase that lobster if they choose.

These liberal clowns would be even funnier if the country weren't going broke due to moochers.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:08 PM
 
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And there you have it, folks. Straight from the horse's mouth: It's none of the taxpayers' business what those on public assistance are purchasing with funds provided thanks to the largesse of....taxpayers.

Wrong. It is our business when we're paying for it. And, oh, by the way:

1. Those meals referred to in the story hardly represent a spartan diet. Not by a long shot.

2. Recipients no longer receive food "stamps" which, indeed, limited what they could purchase with them. They now get a cash SNAP benefit, via electronic benefit transfer--and, yes, they can purchase that lobster if they choose.

These liberal clowns would be even funnier if the country weren't going broke due to moochers.
Just curious, do conservative clowns actually believe the nonsense that people getting SNAP benefits normally are eating lobster and other expensive foods. Why you are at can you explain the list of prohibited foods, most are staples in most homes, care to give it shot or do you want to whine more about your money?
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:14 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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For pity's sake! Can you all drop the lobster nonsense for just a blasted minute and explain why mild cheddar is permitted but sharp cheddar and mozzarella are not? Why isn't a recipient allowed to purchase bulk foods? Dried bulk beans are a great way to save money! And what's the deal with nuts? I've made my own peanut butter at a significant savings over pre-made and without the added sugar found in many approved national brands. I mean doesn't all this bitching and moaning about benefits boil down to wanting people to spend their SNAP money wisely? How is disallowing sharp cheddar and bulk foods accomplishing that end?

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Old 05-17-2015, 04:18 PM
 
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If I had trouble affording food, I would be thankful for any free food I received. So what if you can't buy certain items? There are still many things people on SNAP can buy. People in this country need to stop complaining so much and learn to say "thank you".
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:22 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Walker and the other bastards in Wisconsin have a passed bill banning "luxury" items (Like ketchup, and canned pork & beans) from SNAP.

Addicting Info – Wisconsin GOP Passes Bill Banning Poor People From Buying Shellfish, Potatoes And Ketchup

The list of “disallowed” foods, which you can view here, also includes the following:

Cranberry sauce and pie filling. (Poor people can forget about making dessert for Thanksgiving dinner.)
Creamed vegetables
Baked beans
Pickles
Pork and beans
Frozen veggies that come in packages featuring pasta, nuts, rice, cheese, or meats
French fries and hash browns
Sharp cheddar cheese, Swiss, and fresh mozzarella, shredded and sliced cheeses (except American cheese of course), cheese food, spreads, and products. Even Kosher cheese is banned unless you apply to get a specific check for it which basically could identify who the poor Jewish people are.
Canned peas and green beans
Albacore tuna, red salmon, and fish fillets
Bagels, pita bread, English muffins
White rice and wild rice
Taco shells
Almond, rice, goat, and soy milk.
Brown eggs and any eggs produced by cage-free or free range chickens, which basically helps corporate chicken farms
Several kinds of infant food
Anything in bulk
Anything organic or natural
red and yellow potatoes

Basically, Wisconsin Republicans are making it more difficult for poor people to buy food, let alone enjoy the food they eat.
Well, they can't do anything else that's productive so making it difficult for poor people makes their base feel better about themselves. Party of small government, right?

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As someone who support limiting SNAP to exclude junk food, this is overkill to the point of being worse than not imposing limits at all. No peas? No white rice? No bulk? No organics? Limited potato varieties? No baked beans? No alternative milks? No canned beans?

This is senseless.
it's absolutely ridiculous. Red and yellow potatoes? Taco shells? Wisconsin Republicans don't have a useful bone in their body.

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Yeah...why ban creamed vegetables or cranberry sauce?

Who had time to come up with **** like that?
Scott Walker because he can literally do nothing right.

The GOP has time for this shyte because nothing says jobs, jobs, jobs like depriving poor people of normal food. Ugh.

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I go to the grocery store 4 times a week and I have only seen food stamps used one time. I have been grocery shopping for over 30 years.
Agree 100%. I go to the store almost every other day and have seen very few people using food stamps and none of them were purchasing crab stuffed with lobster. Conservatives are so gullible. But, hey, it makes them and Fox Noise feel better to demonize the poor. They are truly an embarrassment to this country.

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Just curious, do conservative clowns actually believe the nonsense that people getting SNAP benefits normally are eating lobster and other expensive foods. Why you are at can you explain the list of prohibited foods, most are staples in most homes, care to give it shot or do you want to whine more about your money?
Yes. They do. Take about useful idiots. Well, not sure sure about useful.
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