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Old 05-17-2015, 10:24 AM
 
Location: SC
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The same things you are.

Think People On Food Stamps Are Eating More Lobster Than You? Think Again
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:42 AM
 
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Not all are doing as you sarcastically claim but if you've ever paid attention while standing in line at the store you would be amazed at what you may see.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:44 AM
 
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Food.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:48 AM
 
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Not all are doing as you sarcastically claim but if you've ever paid attention while standing in line at the store you would be amazed at what you may see.
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.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Stasis
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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.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:58 AM
 
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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.
Using my money to pay for stuff I will snoop away.
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:02 AM
 
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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.

When you are standing next to someone are you devoid of any observation of your close proximity surroundings?

I guess some are.
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:04 AM
 
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I've seen both. I've seen people on SNAP buying food like hot dogs, bread etc. However I've seen those buying junk food, steak etc. I've also noticed a difference in the people, like a couple with say1-2 kids buying sensibly. The single mom with several young kids is usually buying junk or expensive items. She's probably the welfare leech whereas the couple either works or fell on hard times. It also varies in area because where I lived we had lots of moochers but here those receiving help tend to be disabled or recently lost a job.
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Iowa, USA
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Obviously some of the people on food stamps would use their food stamps irresponsibly. That's a problem. A problem with an already existing solution: you only get so much per month. Theoretically, when they run out, they are out.

But because some abuse them, if you can call spending irresponsibly abuse, does not mean we should take away the benefits. Obviously some people are just getting by with this stuff; taking it away would only make things harder for them.

And it's easy to call them lazy, but you know nothing about these people so shut the F up. Some are lazy, surely, some are just going through a rough patch. Sometimes businesses lay off without any warning or close or whatever. Life is random and unexpected and I'd much rather give people who deserve it a chance to keep their head above water for a while as they put their life back together than to feel like we made a good point to the lazy people.
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Yeah they are eating just as much junk food as the rest of us.
There's a reason the USDA doesn't release details of SNAP usage.
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