user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Mar 7th '13

I pay $42 a month for coverage on 2 cars. :oops:

Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, California 34988 posts
Mar 7th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SAFFY

**Quinn** 1 child; f**k it, CA, United States 5205 posts
Mar 7th '13

I meant to put our CAR insurance is $250 and our Motorcycle Insurance is $140 (I edited my previous post).

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18567 posts
Mar 8th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:</b>" Basics. Lean meats, unlimited produce, grains (breads, etc), milk and milk products, baking items. Basically... ... [snip!] ... Basically... everything at the OUTSIDE aisles of the grocery store. Not the middle aisles with top ramen, frozen burritos, etc."</blockquote>




What if they're trying to make their food stamps stretch? Healthy food is super expensive...

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18567 posts
Mar 8th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:</b>" Well it's awesome that you're working towards getting off, but I thought it was supposed to be temporary? I too, am in school full time, as well as work full time."</blockquote>




If you work but still fall under the poverty level, which is usually minimum wage, you can get food stamps indefinately....

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18567 posts
Mar 8th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" I'm not anti-junk. I'm not against poor people having soda. I'm against junk being bought by money ... [snip!] ... own, personla money or from people that volunteer to treat them to junk. I think tax dollars should go to needs and not wants."</blockquote>




But the money is theirs... It's money given to them by the government, yes however it's still their money to do what they wish with.... When I was on food stamps I bought whatever I wanted, and I don't think that just because people are on government assistance they should be restricted by regulations and told they can only buy healthy food. That's just ridiculous, IMO...

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18567 posts
Mar 8th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice ... [snip!] ... fun and sanity standpoint. I just don't think cooking for a large group justifies tax money being spent on chips or soda."</blockquote>




I I think our tax money is spent on much worse things than junk food.... I don't think it's anyone elses business what people on FS buy....

Iyahna :^P 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kokomo, CA, United States 17008 posts
status Mar 8th '13

Lol haven't been online in a few days.I guess this made it out of D&D.

**Quinn** 1 child; f**k it, CA, United States 5205 posts
Mar 9th '13
Quoting S U Z I E:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" I'm not anti-junk. I'm not against poor people ... [snip!] ... assistance they should be restricted by regulations and told they can only buy healthy food. That's just ridiculous, IMO..."


First of all, food stamps are not yours. They belong to the government. Food stamps are not a right, the are a privilege. WIC is also a federally funded source of food, and there are limitations on what you can purchase. Because it is funded by the government, they have every right to put limitations on it. Just as a government funded housing is not yours, it belongs to the government, and they are allowing you to live there. It is not the governments responsibility to finance your wants. The food stamp program is based on need, and families do NOT need junk food. They need healthy foods such as lean meats, fruits and vegetables. No one is saying that those on food stamps shouldn't be able to purchase soda or treats - they just shouldn't be able to do it on the taxpayers dollar. That is not the point of food stamps, to finance your cravings and desires. If you want those things, you work and provide them for yourself.

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18567 posts
Mar 9th '13
Quoting Mrs. Sherwood:" First of all, food stamps are not yours. They belong to the government. Food stamps are not a right, ... [snip!] ... point of food stamps, to finance your cravings and desires. If you want those things, you work and provide them for yourself."


Or you buy them with your FS....

**Quinn** 1 child; f**k it, CA, United States 5205 posts
Mar 9th '13
Quoting S U Z I E:" Or you buy them with your FS...."


And why should the government be responsible for providing you with soda or candy when the rest of the population works for those things? Do you need junk food to survive? No. The tax payers are not responsible for providing you with the things you want. This was a debate and discuss. Please give me a valid reason as to why the government should be required to provide you with luxuries that many families cannot afford.

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18567 posts
Mar 9th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. Sherwood:</b>" And why should the government be responsible for providing you with soda or candy when the rest of the ... [snip!] ... me a valid reason as to why the government should be required to provide you with luxuries that many families cannot afford."</blockquote>




I'm not distinguishing the differences food and luxury. If I qualify for food stamps, I should be able to buy what I want with them. Period. Whether it's a bag of apples or a bag of doughnuts shouldn't matter...

**Quinn** 1 child; f**k it, CA, United States 5205 posts
Mar 9th '13
Quoting S U Z I E:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. Sherwood:</b>" And why should the government be responsible ... [snip!] ... I should be able to buy what I want with them. Period. Whether it's a bag of apples or a bag of doughnuts shouldn't matter..."


But there is a difference. Apples are healthy. They are beneficial. They provide nutrition. What do doughnuts do? Absolutely nothing, except possibly add inches to your waste line. Do you also think that alcohol should be allowed to be purchased on food stamps? You know, it's still a beverage. Why should it matter if someone want to buy water or vodka with their foodstamps?

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18567 posts
Mar 9th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. Sherwood:</b>" But there is a difference. Apples are healthy. They are beneficial. They provide nutrition. What do ... [snip!] ... food stamps? You know, it's still a beverage. Why should it matter if someone want to buy water or vodka with their foodstamps?"</blockquote>




No, I don't think alcohol should be covered.... Just food, and whether its good for you are not all still food...

**Quinn** 1 child; f**k it, CA, United States 5205 posts
Mar 9th '13
Quoting S U Z I E:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. Sherwood:</b>" But there is a difference. Apples are healthy. ... [snip!] ... No, I don't think alcohol should be covered.... Just food, and whether its good for you are not all still food..."


Then that is hypocritical. Do you buy beverages on your food stamps? What is the difference between purchasing juice or milk and purchasing alcohol? They are both beverages, correct? Alcohol has no nutritional value, it is a luxury item, thus it is not allowed to be purchased with food stamps. Junk items such as doughnuts and ice cream also offer no nutritional value. Once again, the food stamps program is based on need, not want. Doughnuts, soda, and ice cream are not a need, they are a want. If you want something you work for it, just ike the rest of the population.