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mlhnceh

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Food stamps for fast food
« on: June 29, 2011, 06:43:08 am »
I read an article today that said in some states, food stamps can be used at places like KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and they are lobbying to allow this in more states.  They idea behind it is to allow those who are homeless or not able to cook a meal a place to get hot food instead of buying chips and candy bars. 

What do you all think about this?


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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011, 09:16:11 am »
I doubt it will pass.


Homeless can currently go into Walmart or another supermarket and buy sandwiches in the deli.  In my town, there are gas stations with microwaves that the homeless frequent.  Personally, as a recipient of food stamps, I don't believe it is a good idea.



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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 09:41:55 am »
I had never thought about the homeless and food stamps and where they can buy food.  But after reading both these posts, I come down on the side of not a good idea.  The fast food types that were mentioned are pretty expensive, I think.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011, 01:13:18 pm »
I LOVE THE IDEAL. I WOULD TAKE EVERY PENNY THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAVE. :icon_rr: :star: :star: :star:

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011, 04:59:35 pm »
I LOVE THE IDEAL. I WOULD TAKE EVERY PENNY THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAVE. :icon_rr: :star: :star: :star:

Do we have yet another hard working 'model citizen' here? ::)
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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011, 07:39:21 pm »
lol..they just approved drug testing in Florida for foodstamp recipients...think its a good idea but alot say it violates peoples rights.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 09:55:10 pm »
lol..they just approved drug testing in Florida for foodstamp recipients...think its a good idea but alot say it violates peoples rights.

It worries me.  I see what happens with food stamps.  There are many who sell them so they can buy drugs.  But there are also children that will go hungry should their parents lose their food stamps.  Another topic where there are too many grey areas to sit on once side of the fence or another.



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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2011, 10:00:38 am »
lol..they just approved drug testing in Florida for foodstamp recipients...think its a good idea but alot say it violates peoples rights.

It worries me.  I see what happens with food stamps.  There are many who sell them so they can buy drugs.  But there are also children that will go hungry should their parents lose their food stamps.  Another topic where there are too many grey areas to sit on once side of the fence or another.
Well, if the parents care so little about their kids that they would let them go hungry rather than give up their drugs, the kids obviously don't have a very good life anyway and should be taken away and put in foster homes. I think the drug testing is a great idea. Also, the government could do a lot to curb obesity in this country by making it only possible to buy good basic nourishing food with food stamps, and not junk food of any kind. Most of the obese people are on welfare and food stamps. If they worked for a living, most of them wouldn't be so fat.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2011, 10:20:38 am »
I think it's a bad idea, terrible food!  But, after noticing what people put in their shopping carts and observing people using link cards at nearby gas/convenience stores -all on the same page - terrible food.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2011, 10:12:24 pm »
lol..they just approved drug testing in Florida for foodstamp recipients...think its a good idea but alot say it violates peoples rights.

It worries me.  I see what happens with food stamps.  There are many who sell them so they can buy drugs.  But there are also children that will go hungry should their parents lose their food stamps.  Another topic where there are too many grey areas to sit on once side of the fence or another.
Well, if the parents care so little about their kids that they would let them go hungry rather than give up their drugs, the kids obviously don't have a very good life anyway and should be taken away and put in foster homes. I think the drug testing is a great idea. Also, the government could do a lot to curb obesity in this country by making it only possible to buy good basic nourishing food with food stamps, and not junk food of any kind. Most of the obese people are on welfare and food stamps. If they worked for a living, most of them wouldn't be so fat.

Try feeding a family of three on $300 a month and buy good basic nourishing food.  Most of the obese people are on welfare and food stamps?  I find that highly offensive.  My family receives food stamps.



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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2011, 10:16:58 pm »
Interesting topic. I wonder if it's only the homeless who's benefiting this.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2011, 09:21:40 am »
lol..they just approved drug testing in Florida for foodstamp recipients...think its a good idea but alot say it violates peoples rights.

It worries me.  I see what happens with food stamps.  There are many who sell them so they can buy drugs.  But there are also children that will go hungry should their parents lose their food stamps.  Another topic where there are too many grey areas to sit on once side of the fence or another.
Well, if the parents care so little about their kids that they would let them go hungry rather than give up their drugs, the kids obviously don't have a very good life anyway and should be taken away and put in foster homes. I think the drug testing is a great idea. Also, the government could do a lot to curb obesity in this country by making it only possible to buy good basic nourishing food with food stamps, and not junk food of any kind. Most of the obese people are on welfare and food stamps. If they worked for a living, most of them wouldn't be so fat.

Try feeding a family of three on $300 a month and buy good basic nourishing food.  Most of the obese people are on welfare and food stamps?  I find that highly offensive.  My family receives food stamps.

My family of four doesn't receive food stamps, and we spend less than $300 a month on groceries. We might spend $10 a month on fast food, but we choose to eat healthier most of the time. You've been brainwashed by the fast food places that it's cheaper to eat there, but it's much more expensive.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2011, 09:42:45 am »
I personally use the foodstamp program here in Missouri and you can't use them to buy hot items.  I also don't think using food stamps to purchase fast food should be allow becuse you food stamps would go further to provide food if you prepare it your self.  I woud use my food stamps to go out to eat that is something you save up to do.  As for the homeless they may not be able to purchase there food all at one time but their are many things they can buy at a grocery to that doesn't require you to cook it to eat it, and for not having much they could eat sandwiches of all kinds and have a variety with purchasing at the grocery store and its more than they had so I don't think they would be to picky.  If they need a hot meal they can go to gas stations and get a cold sandwich like hambergers, burritos, chili dogs already packaged and use there microwave to heat it.  Using food stamps this way would be a waste and what about the children, instead of eating at home they would not get as much food if there parents take them out all the time.  Of course that would only be with parents who don't want there children having a well balanced meal.  I know a few people that are lazy and would rather get food from somewhere where its already made to feed their kids so they would not have to this is my concern becuase fast food isn't really all that healthy and we will have children with all kinds of health problems, just because they are not getting proper nutrition.
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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2011, 09:45:49 am »
lol..they just approved drug testing in Florida for foodstamp recipients...think its a good idea but alot say it violates peoples rights.

It worries me.  I see what happens with food stamps.  There are many who sell them so they can buy drugs.  But there are also children that will go hungry should their parents lose their food stamps.  Another topic where there are too many grey areas to sit on once side of the fence or another.
my brother and his girl friend get food stamps and they sell almost all of them so they can buy stuff for themselves.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2011, 10:05:00 am »
I don't agree with this at all!   In my state if a homeless person is unable to cook food for themselves there are plenty of shelters that offer hot meals 3 times a day!   If fast food is going to be allowed for food stamps then we will have more and more people to lie as they do to get on them!   I wished our state would pass the law where they would have to pass a urine test just to get any assistance!

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