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msmoneybags48

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #195 on: April 21, 2013, 06:03:11 pm »
I had heard about this years ago.  It has not passed in all this time, and I doubt very seriously if it will pass now.  At least they can buy something to eat if they go to the right store, like a supermarket.  ??? :o ???

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #196 on: April 23, 2013, 10:39:17 am »
No matter what the government allow people to buy with their food stamps, they still would not have enough food stamps to last for a month. Also if people are allowed to buy food from fast food places then the government is defeating the purpose of what the food stamps are for. Buy as much groceries as you can with your food stamps and hope that it will last to the next month when you get more stamps.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #197 on: April 24, 2013, 05:33:52 pm »
But that's the thing, food stamps can be used on chips, pop, candy, and other junk food.  People will use it for junk if that's what they want to do.  Do I think it's right to make it available at fast food places, not really.  But a homeless person that doesn't have a fridge or place to store food, may just want a hot sandwich on occasion.  Food stamps don't cover prepared food either.  So if you go to the store and get a hot rotisserie chicken, you cannot pay with stamps.  If you buy the same rotisserie chicken cold, you can purchase it with stamps.  So there really isn't a way for them to get a hot meal the way it stands.  I made that point over a year ago.  Just because you go to the store, doesn't mean you're buying things that are healthy.  But as long as people are getting the food they need, I don't care where it comes from.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #198 on: May 05, 2013, 11:55:08 am »
It just might happen. In Mo., you can buy a cold meal at a grocery store and heat it up on-site. It could be good for the fast food places as they could refrigerate left-overs and sell them to food stamp recipients who would only have to microwave them.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #199 on: May 05, 2013, 12:39:36 pm »
personally i don't put that trash into my stomach, and don't need food stamps, if i did so what,  but for people that recieve the food stamps i feel they should buy what they want with it,  question how would anyone like for someone to tell them what to buy?  the gov. many years ago wanted people to suffer so this is the out come.  so for what your ancestor did, the gov. is paying for the repercussion. 

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #200 on: May 06, 2013, 01:40:26 pm »
I don't think this will ever pass.

I know people argue about being able to buy junk food or unhealthy food with food stamps, while I understand what they are saying some don't understand that the unhealthy food is cheaper. Try to buy fruits, and healthy foods and watch your food bills increase very quickly. At the same time fast food is expensive also. So this is a complicated issue. The cheapest would be to buy unhealthy at a grocery store, because lets face it the healthy food even at grocery stores is more expensive.

Now I'm not saying that it's right that there are abusers who only buy junk food. It's a complicated issue. Some people might buy unhealthy food but they can't afford healthy food so they just buy what will last them longer. Food is expensive.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #201 on: May 06, 2013, 06:27:24 pm »
Well I can understand a little but what about the parents that does get them and have a home to cook.They going to end up doing that in stead of putting food in the house for their children. But other then that its a good idea.
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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #202 on: May 07, 2013, 09:14:50 am »
I don't think this is a good idea. Fast food is so expensive and what will they do when mid-month they run out of money.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #203 on: May 08, 2013, 01:00:33 pm »
I do not agree that you shoud be able to buy fast food with the ebt cards. When if you would learn how to cook you can have very good meals.  I bought a 5lb roast for $11 and a large butternut squash to be baked pluse will fix green beans with it and we will have several meals off the roast. I usually cook it and then freeze part for other meals. And the easy way to fix this cheap cut roast is to put it in a crock pot with a package of dry ranch dressing and a package of dry Au Jus. Then put a stick of butter on top and let it cook on low for 8-9 hours. Not much work and good beef. No filler in it. No reason why you can't eat right.
 I have seen some people go into a store and buy the most expensive meat and then go out and trade it for booze, drugs and cigs. I consider that fraud. 

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #204 on: May 08, 2013, 01:14:34 pm »
I think it will pass...I don't agree with it, but it will likely pass.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #205 on: May 15, 2013, 07:21:21 am »
I still feel that this is wrong. The taxpayers shouldnt have to pay for fast food. The foodstamps are there to help people not give them a free ticket.  I also think that they need to do a better check with these obama phones. A lady from cleveland, ohio had 30 of them. She admitted this on utube. She did get busted for it but I am sure that there are others like her.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #206 on: May 15, 2013, 09:10:11 am »
Personally I think that food stamps should be used at a grocery store only not at gas stations or fast food places. 

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #207 on: May 19, 2013, 07:35:10 pm »
I don't think it should be allowed for that.  Homeless people have other means of getting access to food if need be.  The government is complaining about fast food joints being unhealthy for people but they'll authorize government issued food stamps to pay for it????  Doesn't make sense!!!

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #208 on: May 22, 2013, 07:47:01 am »
This may not be a popular thought but i think that the only thing that should be allowed to be purchased with food stamps should be healthy stuff.  No pop, chips , or candies.  And before anyone jumps on me yes i occasionally indulge in those things but they are not essential to life.  My husband works for a grocery store and he has seen people use their entire food stamps for pop and candy and other bad things and then get into a fancy new car.  Obviously they are living well above their means and should not be someone who is allowed to get help with their food purchases.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #209 on: May 24, 2013, 05:52:10 pm »
It is hard to say, I don't think fast food is good for you necessarily but food stamps might actually go pretty far especially on value or dollar menu items.  I don't know why they are looking at banning junk food but allowing fast food.  I don't know the whole food stamp thing is a scam.  Some people who need them can't get them and a number of people sell them at a discount for cash to buy drugs or alcohol.

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