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jordandog

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2011, 10:06:46 am »
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and we will have children with all kinds of health problems, just because they are not getting proper nutrition.

What do you mean "we will have children with all kinds of health problems"? Unless you live in the dark ages, you should know we already DO have a nation of young kids who are obese (many to the point of it being morbid obesity which is life threatening), diabetic, have compromised immune systems, and coronary/heart problems just to mention a few of the biggies never before seen in that age group. Maybe giving a number can be grasped better: try 33% of the under age 18 population and that is going to lead to more and more obese adults and, currently, we have obesity in almost 60% of adults! I am NOT talking about someone who is 10-30 pounds overweight, that is NOT obese.

It cannot all be blamed on fast food, receiving food stamps, or because it is 'inherited'. Those are nothing but excuses. Many of the overweight/obese kids I see as patients do not come from poor families or families that have to rely on help in order to feed themselves.
You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts.


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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2011, 11:51:16 am »
I see Hispanics and blacks all the time in the grocery store with their buggies just running over. Most of what I see in black people's buggies is PURE JUNK, or it will be lobster, shrimp and Steaks. Hispanics buy more fresh vegetables. I see them pay with their EBT cards.

DO NOT accuse me of being prejudice. I am simply reporting what I HAVE PERSONALLY SEEN !! Facts are facts!!

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2011, 08:24:24 pm »
trying use coupson wit it ok ::)
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 #18 on: July 06, 2011, 07:21:22 am »
I live in the city and I'm sorry to say that you see a lot of homeless people because of the loss of jobs. I would hate to think that they might become sick because of not being able to eat properly. That will only cost taxpayers more money in medical costs and emergency room costs. Places like KFC have chicken and potatoes and coleslaw which is a vegetable salad they can get a balanced meal. I don't think food stamps should be used for junk food or soda but I see that when I go to the supermarket.At least this makes some sense.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2011, 01:16:54 pm »
Some folks cannot afford to cook on an oven or even have a microwave.  But food is more economical, you can buy more of it.  Hot foods cost more.  I do not like this, unless they set a "cap" on a percentage of your food stamp allocations.  Or they allow you to designate a certain amount.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2011, 10:08:11 am »
Fast food is cheap, but not THAT cheap! Recipients get maybe $27/week in stamps; In 3-4 days, they'd be starving.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2011, 04:52:25 pm »
food stamps for homeless i 100% agree. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :angel12:

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2011, 08:42:20 pm »
I wish you were allowed to buy fast (hot) foods with food stamps.  The price of groceries are so high and keep getting more expensive.  I think you'd save money in the long run.  There are healthy fast-food choices out there as well.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2011, 09:46:11 pm »
    I agree we need to help our homeless neighbors. The real problem is these homeless people are going to go from bad to worse by eating fast foods. Look at all the diabetics, obese people and people who have real health problems. Some local supermarkets are placing microwave ovens for people to prepare their meals...I think this is a better idea because they can buy nutritious meals and eat them right there.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2011, 09:53:29 pm »
I think the system we have in place is too lenient as is. I believe only healthy items should be able to be purchased with food stamps. Things like soda, candy and ice cream can be paid out of pocket if one desires but it shouldn't be included in the benefits. That's my opinion. Food stamps shouldn't become a lifestyle but rather a helping hand in desperate times. It should be out there with the intent to provide food to those in need not a replacement for paying for your own food. So I say no to letting food stamp recipients get fast food.   

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2011, 04:41:06 am »
Hey "freepcmoney" I am not accusing you of being prejudice, however I can turn the tables on your statement. I live in rural PA in a town where I can literally count the number of blacks on one hand, and the number of Hispanics on the other. BY the way I am black. So guess who the majority of the "Access" card users are and generally buy nothing but junk or obesity producing foods? And by the way....we only have 3 Chinese and they own the Chinese restaurant. No other ethnics. My point being is, it does not matter where you live or what the race...ignorance knows no color or race when it comes to things like food stamps...aka EBT, Access card and so on. Besides, what do they care? It's not their money. It's folks like us who work hard, and pay our taxes.
And I do not agree with being able to use these resources for McDonald's, KFC, or any fast food joint. They want fast food? Let them go out and work to earn that pleasure as I do cause goodness knows fast food is not as cheap as it used to be. Unless it's White Castle. :sad1:
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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2011, 12:36:00 pm »
Hey "freepcmoney" I am not accusing you of being prejudice, however I can turn the tables on your statement. I live in rural PA in a town where I can literally count the number of blacks on one hand, and the number of Hispanics on the other. BY the way I am black. So guess who the majority of the "Access" card users are and generally buy nothing but junk or obesity producing foods? And by the way....we only have 3 Chinese and they own the Chinese restaurant. No other ethnics. My point being is, it does not matter where you live or what the race...ignorance knows no color or race when it comes to things like food stamps...aka EBT, Access card and so on. Besides, what do they care? It's not their money. It's folks like us who work hard, and pay our taxes.
And I do not agree with being able to use these resources for McDonald's, KFC, or any fast food joint. They want fast food? Let them go out and work to earn that pleasure as I do cause goodness knows fast food is not as cheap as it used to be. Unless it's White Castle. :sad1:

This might seem like a strange question but... who is that on your avatar? You stated here that you're black.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2011, 01:02:29 pm »
I see Hispanics and blacks all the time in the grocery store with their buggies just running over. Most of what I see in black people's buggies is PURE JUNK, or it will be lobster, shrimp and Steaks. Hispanics buy more fresh vegetables. I see them pay with their EBT cards.

DO NOT accuse me of being prejudice. I am simply reporting what I HAVE PERSONALLY SEEN !! Facts are facts!!

and the white people i have seen using their food stamps are just as bad!!!

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« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2011, 02:26:04 pm »
@trucktina That is David Boreanez from the show "Bones" and "Angel".


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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2011, 08:15:59 pm »
When it comes to hunger do we really have right to say who gets to eat and who doesn't or even what they get to eat. Why because it's America's tax dollar at work. Do you think that out of all the homeless people that not a one ever held a job. Chances are they have, and they once paid taxes too. Nobody should be hungry because of past mistakes, race, diability, gender. Give without the judgement. Give freely. You may need the same one day.

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