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Old 04-24-2019, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Until you realize that the money we give to welfare recipients via various charitable programs is not their money, there's no use in discussing this with you further.
Is this post deliberately obtuse, or does it just reflect a lack of understanding of the facts? It's so hard to tell ...

Apparently you don't believe that 60% of the non-disabled, non-elderly recipients of SNAP benefits work? They have jobs. They earn money. Their money.

So, according to the convoluted logic of your post quoted above, that money they earn by working at a job is not their money after all, because they are eligible for SNAP benefits?

If they can't spend it on grocery delivery, what expenditures do you approve of? Rent? Insurance? Gasoline? Clothing? Maybe an occasional hot dog at a free community concert? Perhaps you should make a list and send it to all SNAP recipients.

Using that logic, I shouldn't be able to spend the money I earn at my job on whatever I please/need, because I received a tax refund this year. I mean, that refund is your money, right?

Good grief ...
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Old 04-24-2019, 12:18 PM
 
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Lets' take Walmart: $30 minimum order and no fee. Free pickup at store:

No price mark-up – Walmart online groceries carry the same everyday low prices as local Walmart stores, no subscription fee required.

Save time & money with free pickup – We offer customers the convenience of shopping online and the ease of quickly picking up groceries without having to leave their cars, all at no additional cost.

Walmart’s lowest price – If prices in store decrease between the time an order is placed and when it’s picked up, customers will pay the lower amount on the day of pickup.

User Friendly- The site offers ways to save favorites and future shopping lists, making it even easier to order next week’s groceries. Plus you can order up to three weeks in advance.

Who knew it could be so easy?
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Old 04-24-2019, 01:12 PM
 
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Agree. This service should be limited to the following SNAP recipients:

1) Over age 65
2) Proof of disability
3) In a rural area more than 1/2 mile to transportation to a grocery store

My grandmother (who paid for her own groceries) walked half a mile to the grocery store with her little cart 2x a week until she was 90. If she did it, non-disabled people under 65 can do it too.
Too often disability status can only be granted to people who doctor shop and skillfully lie.
I am thrilled for your grandmother. What does that have to do with anyone else? If she was ambulatory till 90 its highly doubtful she did a stint in the military, who used me for a human forklift every time we deployed on the carrier. It was common for us junior enlisted to haul 300 lb cruise boxes up and down near vertical ladders with just one man on each end. They were full to the top with tie down chains for our planes. You couldnt say no or I cant do it. I also spent untold hours literally standing on my head rebuilding wire connectors in the rear cockpits of F-4 phantoms. After that I spent decades moving heavy office furniture and working on cars for a living.
So at age 56 my body is broken with scoliosis, sciatica, ruptured discs. Yet I am not on disability but some days walking 10 feet is impossible. Anyone with sciatica understands this. Degenerative scoliosis is usually fatal as your internal organs stop functioning once displaced. I now have a hard time breathing, walking 50 ft leaves me dizzy and winded.
Beimg ambulatory at 90 is unlikely and it all started by what the military put me through which I do not receive amy payments for.
I am merely telling you this because your grandma is your grandma and her health has no relevance to anyone elses.
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Old 04-24-2019, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Lets' take Walmart: $30 minimum order and no fee. Free pickup at store:

[snip]

Who knew it could be so easy?
Easy, sure, if you:

Have a car (which means a delivery service may not be quite as important to you) OR

Live within walking distance of a WalMart store (when was the last time you saw a WalMart in a low-income neighborhood?) OR

Live on a bus line AND near a WalMart store that's on a bus line AND
Don't order more than you can carry on the bus (so much for economy buying).

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Old 04-24-2019, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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Originally Posted by WannaliveinGreenville View Post
Lets' take Walmart: $30 minimum order and no fee. Free pickup at store:
No price mark-up – Walmart online groceries carry the same everyday low prices as local Walmart stores, no subscription fee required.
Save time & money with free pickup – We offer customers the convenience of shopping online and the ease of quickly picking up groceries without having to leave their cars, all at no additional cost.
Walmart’s lowest price – If prices in store decrease between the time an order is placed and when it’s picked up, customers will pay the lower amount on the day of pickup.
User Friendly- The site offers ways to save favorites and future shopping lists, making it even easier to order next week’s groceries. Plus you can order up to three weeks in advance.
Who knew it could be so easy?
What does that have to do with this topic? People who would pay for their groceries to be delivered would usually do so because they have no way to the store, or no way to get their groceries home with them.
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Old 04-24-2019, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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For example, for 2018, I'm in the 35% tax bracket, but my effective federal income tax rate was 19.6%. Why? Because not all my income from dollar one is taxed at 35%.
Was there a point in that, I mean other than to let us know your tax bracket?
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Old 04-24-2019, 01:30 PM
 
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Was there a point in that, I mean other than to let us know your tax bracket?
Yes. Many people think their marginal tax bracket is the actual federal income tax rate they pay. IT ISN'T. It's shockingly alarming how ignorant many Americans are.
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