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Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Michael Westen:" 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"

It varies by location and brand. Pretty much, if the Energy drink has a Nutrition label, you can buy it. Many manufacturers have changed the label so it no longer has them so they can't be purchased with FS.

user banned Indiana 33802 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting kthx.:" Because it's cheating. If they aren't allowed to have warmed up food prior to purchase.. (which the ... [snip!] ... 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? "


Eh Id probably still let them. Everyone needs to eat. Im not gonna judge how someone pays for it... regardless of the food they are getting.



Sure people should buy healthy stuff, but sometimes the junk stuff is cheaper and you can make that shit stretch.

Red Rover Due February 25; 16 kids; California 1802 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."


Im not on FS and don't really care what kind of food they buy. My issue is they get off of it after a decent amount of time and don't abuse it for those who need it. As for what they get I don't care.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
5th Dec '12
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The Dandelion Rapist 18 kids; New Mexico 6885 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Michael Westen:" I ate so healthy when I was on FS. I mean the stuff I bought was a lot more expensive but it was so ... [snip!] ... 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."


There is nothing wrong with eating good and Healthy no matter what your method of payment is. (That's my opinion anyways). It's not like you were selling your food stamps for drugs and allowing your children to starve.

Veronica m6 Due February 25 (boy); Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
5th Dec '12

I want food stamps:(
I'm all bitter now.....Happy for you though.....
And don't stress what people think.. Buy what you want with YOUR stamps...
However...if you do decide not to cook and get a shit load of hot pockets and microwave meals...it would be tacky to ask the neighbor to heat them up lol.

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
5th Dec '12

I buy monster java with f/s but you can't buy red bull, I'm not sure about the regular monster. Also my daughter bought gum with it at walmart but she can't do the same at the gas station. It jst depends on the store. I can buy the prepared fruit bowls at the grocery store but I can't at the truck stop because its rang up as non food???

((-We Did It!-)) 1 child; 1 angel baby; Iowa 659 posts
5th Dec '12

I could really care less what she or anyone using food stamps decide to buy.. I was giving the answer I hear so often. Which is why I put "*shrugs*".

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting kthx.:" This is gonna piss some people off, but idgaf. I'm all for FS if the people need it. But what pisses ... [snip!] ... 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?"


The only thing that was probably unreasonable that I bought was pop. But I was literally addicted to it and DH (BF at the time) was deployed and I was working 60 hours a week and in school full time and I thought I NEEDED it. Lol. Little did I know, I feel SO much better now that I hardly drink it.

Veronica m6 Due February 25 (boy); Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
5th Dec '12
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Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Red Rover:" Im not on FS and don't really care what kind of food they buy. My issue is they get off of it after ... [snip!] ... they get off of it after a decent amount of time and don't abuse it for those who need it. As for what they get I don't care."


The system doesn't make it that easy. I went in and told the lady I only needed it for 3-4 months and the max I needed was like $300 a month. She said I can only drop it after 6 months and the minimum they would give me was $575.

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
5th Dec '12

we get food stamps AND pay taxes.
We pay property, and income taxes.
not meaning to sound snarky, just I hate that we need the help and then people with their comments make it worse. sometimes normal people who have jobs need a little help too.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting dzrtangel:" There is nothing wrong with eating good and Healthy no matter what your method of payment is. (That's ... [snip!] ... (That's my opinion anyways). It's not like you were selling your food stamps for drugs and allowing your children to starve. "



I'm still trying to figure out how someone sells their FS with the EBT cards! Lol

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66897 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Michael Westen:" The only thing that was probably unreasonable that I bought was pop. But I was literally addicted to ... [snip!] ... and in school full time and I thought I NEEDED it. Lol. Little did I know, I feel SO much better now that I hardly drink it."


Lol. I mean every once in a while as a treat? Sure... everyone deserves a treat.




But I see people coming in regularly who have $600+ on their FS card... and buy $20 worth of shakes/ice cream. Almost daily. It fucking sucks. I work my ass off and am broke after buying groceries... and it's not steak. It's ground beef and bagged frozen chicken. But these people can just splurge on whatever they'd like... why the fuck can't I?



:x :lol:

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting furrbabiesmommy:" we get food stamps AND pay taxes. We pay property, and income taxes. not meaning to sound snarky, ... [snip!] ... need the help and then people with their comments make it worse. sometimes normal people who have jobs need a little help too."


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