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kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67498 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Patti.:" But after they pay for it it doesnt matter. I dont see the big deal in letting them warm their food up *shrug*"


Because it's cheating. If they aren't allowed to have warmed up food prior to purchase.. (which the microwave in my store has a very big sign saying nobody can use it if buying food with EBT).. why would they be able to afterwards?

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Michael Westen:" You can get energy drinks. I bought monster with mine once."


just not at walmart, but other stores yes

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67498 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" So like... if someone bought a burrito with cash, they could heat it in the microwave, but if someone bought it with fs, they couldn't?"


Basically.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting kthx.:" That varies state to state. In Ohio, you can't buy Monster on FS. but you can buy Red Bull."



Which is crazy because Redbull is more expensive. At least here it is anyway. I haven't bought energy drinks in Ohio in 5+ years. Lol

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18566 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Michael Westen:" How is it your business what brand she gets?"

:!:
You get them every month, it's not like you have to save them... There are some things that are just not as good when you buy the generic! Like Raisin Bran! It's just not the same...

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" Yes you can. You can get anything from the deli, as long as it isn't hot. You can get subs and deli meat and cheese"

oh.
I dont' know if you can in Cali. oh well. I need the cook it yourself stuff. deli is $$$

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Brandi Rodrick:" Maybe because people are tired of food stamps being blown on bs? You know..taxpayers fund it and all. *shrug* That's what I've heard anyway."

The program is funded by the USDA.

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Michael Westen:</b>" You can get energy drinks. I bought monster with mine once."</blockquote>




Maybe it changed since I had them, my mom had them at the same time and tried to buy energy drinks and couldn't with food stamps. Tried at numerous stores. She's an addicted to them. This was yeaaaars ago though

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23732 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brandi Rodrick:</b>" Maybe because people are tired of food stamps being blown on bs? You know..taxpayers fund it and all. *shrug* That's what I've heard anyway."</blockquote>




Write your congressman or something.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting dzrtangel:" This is what I was thinking. When I was 19 I worked for a grocery store. A good portion of my customers ... [snip!] ... portion of my customers who used FS, were buying things like, Frozen Pizza, Mac and Cheese, Top Ramen, and Hamburger helper. "


I ate so healthy when I was on FS. I mean the stuff I bought was a lot more expensive but it was so much better for me. Like I'd rather pay $5 for a pack of 2 good pork chops than $4 for a nasty frozen pizza.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Brandi Rodrick:" Maybe because people are tired of food stamps being blown on bs? You know..taxpayers fund it and all. *shrug* That's what I've heard anyway."



That whole explanation is a crock anyway. When I was on FS, I worked 60 hours a week and paid my taxes. But I needed help with either food or daycare. So I chose food stamps.

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18566 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Michael Westen:" The only thing I couldn't get was alcohol and hot foods. You can get coffee. I ate goooood when I had ... [snip!] ... that much so I had pork chops and steaks fairly regularly. And ignore the people with the sticks up their asses about FS."


This:!::!:

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Brandi Rodrick:" Maybe because people are tired of food stamps being blown on bs? You know..taxpayers fund it and all. *shrug* That's what I've heard anyway."


its just damn coffee its not like shes buying fresh lobster

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67498 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Brandi Rodrick:" Maybe because people are tired of food stamps being blown on bs? You know..taxpayers fund it and all. *shrug* That's what I've heard anyway."


This is gonna piss some people off, but idgaf.




I'm all for FS if the people need it. But what pisses me off SO bad... is when people treat it as a luxury. As in... buying numerous packs of pop, buying expensive coffee, buying ice cream and milkshakes (they can get those on EBT at my work).... but I can't afford that shit with my own money, why can someone buy it when they aren't actually paying for their food?




Shit, I'd like to be able to spend $15 on milkshakes, or $20 on a few cases of pop... but I can't do that shit all the time :? Though... people on FS seem to be doing it quite often. How the HELL is that fair?

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" The program is funded by the USDA."


By OUR tax money. It's going to be sad when the food stamp budget is going to be cut like they are saying after the first of the year. Maybe then people will actually start budgeting their welfare.