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sdenimandlace1

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2012, 08:32:56 pm »
Ok folks, what about last week at Kroger Chicken from the deli still hot was $3.oo and aa fresh one was $4.50 the $3 one weighed more and made 3 meals.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #46 on: January 12, 2012, 12:22:55 pm »
I think there is positive potential for food stamps to be used in fast food; select restaurants and menu items.  The idea of foodstamps is to help those with nourishment.  Not for a bunch of garbage, sugary, fat induced high carb heart attach meals. 

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #47 on: January 12, 2012, 02:29:27 pm »
Healthy and nutritious food cost a lot more than the processed stuff. If you can afford to eat healthy, good for you, but personally I'd like to see food stamps go to fast food. Sure, most people would get burgers or bad stuff, but I'm thinking more along the lines of Subway. Yes, they have some fatty food too, but if you're single and looking for a job, sometimes you'd just rather have someone else do the cooking. Job hunting IS a full-time job you know, especially if you don't have a car and have to visit each job contact on foot.

But then, not everyone on food stamps is unemployed.

Anyway, I don't think it's anyone else's business what someone buys with their food stamps. Food is FOOD.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #48 on: January 12, 2012, 02:46:04 pm »
The food stamp program ,like any other   Federal or state ran  programs,  needs a overhaul.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #49 on: January 12, 2012, 02:53:54 pm »
VERY Bad Idea! It is bad enough that these people eat better than I do! The only thing people should be able to be with their food stamps is healthy, inexpensive food. No steak! No pop! No chips! And if they can't figure out how to budget, there should be a mandatory class. It is possible to make a small amount of money last. They want to go to McD's - GET A JOB!

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #50 on: January 12, 2012, 03:30:52 pm »
Healthy and nutritious food cost a lot more than the processed stuff. If you can afford to eat healthy, good for you, but personally I'd like to see food stamps go to fast food. Sure, most people would get burgers or bad stuff, but I'm thinking more along the lines of Subway. Yes, they have some fatty food too, but if you're single and looking for a job, sometimes you'd just rather have someone else do the cooking. Job hunting IS a full-time job you know, especially if you don't have a car and have to visit each job contact on foot.

But then, not everyone on food stamps is unemployed.

Anyway, I don't think it's anyone else's business what someone buys with their food stamps. Food is FOOD.

 :thumbsup:  If they're already selling them for drugs, what does it matter what is "legal to buy" with food stamps. IMO a big problem with society is everyone is worried about what other people are doing, sure I don't want my tax dollars to go to fast food but oh well at least it isn't being used for crack. (having said that I guess one could probably get some crack for some tacos or KFC also  :BangHead: )
IMO drug screening is a step in the right direction but I know a lot of drunks that are just as bad or worse then other drug users, and it is a major infringement on civil rights.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #51 on: January 12, 2012, 03:34:40 pm »
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?
THATS THE BEST IDEA YET A PERSON SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET HOT MEAL INSTEAD OF EATING JUNK FOOD ALL THE TIME.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #52 on: January 12, 2012, 04:44:21 pm »
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?
I believe that great idea if the person that receive that used the right way and for the correct food.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #53 on: January 13, 2012, 02:18:49 am »
Times are hard out there, if the food stamps will help the homeless then it is a good program.  But for the ones that will sell their food stamps for money then it is not a good program.   

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #54 on: January 13, 2012, 04:05:06 am »
I think it's shameful the way poor people are bashed and assumed to be drug addicts trading their benefits whenever the phrase "food stamps" is brought up. I'm not saying it doesn't happen, because it makes news when someone is caught, but it's very easy to pick on someone when they are down and out. I'd be willing to bet many people who bash and assume the worst of EBT recipients are Christians who have conveniently forgotten Matthew 7.1.

So what if someone wants to get McDonalds with an EBT card? It's none of my business.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #55 on: January 13, 2012, 04:33:21 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.
If you can't easily feed 3 people with $300 a month that is just freaking handed to you then you need to learn how to cook properly. I make most of my food from scratch and and spend allot less then that and it is NOT given to me by the government !

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #56 on: January 13, 2012, 04:35:51 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?
You have to have an address to even get food stamps so I fail to see how this is even a factor...

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #57 on: January 13, 2012, 12:05:25 pm »
If someone wants to use food stamps for fast food, I think they should be able to.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #58 on: January 13, 2012, 03:02:32 pm »
I'm guessing the fast food industry is lobbying VERY hard to allow this.  Doesn't matter to me. 

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #59 on: January 13, 2012, 05:39:45 pm »
I completely disagree with the premise of allowing this.  It should be used for "essential" items and some food items but certainly not fast food.  I cannot stand the people that take advantage of the system and essentially live on the food stamps.

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