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superteacher

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #75 on: February 29, 2012, 10:25:32 pm »
really bad idea. Homeless plus junk food  no fun


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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #76 on: February 29, 2012, 10:46:03 pm »
Another bad idea...but I wouldn't be surprised if it passed.


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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #77 on: March 01, 2012, 09:42:08 am »
I can't believe this is even an issue... Food Stamps are for healthy foods and I don't think fast food is that healthy...

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #78 on: March 01, 2012, 02:05:39 pm »
The fast food joints just want to get in on this food stamp program to make more money. Most of it is not as healthy as home cooked meals and cost so much more. If those that are on food stamps think it is demeaning to not be able to eat at them, then they should get a job. There are so many govt. programs out there to help those that are working and just can't quite get over the hump, but don't want to get welfare, ( called pride). I know i was there at one time. But just went and got another part time job along with full time. 

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #79 on: March 01, 2012, 09:37:02 pm »
It's a stretch to call fast food a hot meal, but OK. There is the issue of health, but then they get Medicaid for that I suppose. No way a months food stamps allotment would last a whole month with those prices. I know.. I worked in the welfare system for 25 yrs issuing food stamps and other goverment handout programs. :BangHead:

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #80 on: March 05, 2012, 03:06:36 am »
i hope that this does not pass for my state.. unless it already did O_O im in hawaii.. but my opinion on this is also bad idea.  if buying fast food is allowed people will run out of the food stamp money faster.  but there are a lot of people with food stamps here that realistically do not need extra money to sustain their living.  they just get extra free spending money from the state.  well anyways, people can go to supermarkets and buy fruits, vegies, some meat and it would STILL be cheaper then buying McDonalds for the family. 

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #81 on: March 07, 2012, 03:18:55 pm »
I have mixed feelings about this one because I think that people should be able to go out to eat. However, I make too much to have food stamps and probably can afford to go out less than once a month- more like 2 times or less a year.

I also think that they deserve to eat healthy, more expensive food like fruit, vegetable, unprocessed cheese and meat. It's really sad that healthier choices at the grocery store cost the most.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #82 on: March 14, 2012, 12:40:52 pm »
Nowadays you can sign up for loyalty programs on your smartphone and do pretty much anything for GC's.  To me that's food stamps for fast food, it's free to get and I get a discount on fast food.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #83 on: March 14, 2012, 12:56:31 pm »
I am on food stamps and we get 244 a month to feed three people.  I by the best quality meats fruits and vegetables I can with this amount of food stamps and another $100.00  from my husbands earnings. .  Being able to use food stamps at fast food resturants is not a smart move.  Fast food is expensive, not very health and poor value for your dollar.  Also, food stamps are only to supplement your food budget, and is not meant to be your whole food budget.  As far as drug testing for food stamp assistance I think this is a dumb idea. I do not use any illegal drugs, but I do feel that the government is infringing too deep into our personal lives.
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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #84 on: March 19, 2012, 08:11:09 pm »
Case in point mcdonalds allows you to use text message deals for discounts.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #85 on: March 20, 2012, 10:37:42 am »
theres a happys pizza and a subway by my house that accepts foodstamps not all everyone can use it though if your homeless your card can be set up for food places. I get food stamps and I can honestly say there is no way Id use mine at fast food places even if I could its cheaper to buy food and cook meals.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #86 on: March 21, 2012, 02:58:44 pm »
 If the person is truly homeless or unable to cook that is one thing.  I think it is wrong for food stamps to be used for candy, chips, soft or sport drinks or any thing else that is not truely nutririous food.  The whole Idea behind food stamps is for low income people to be able to eat healthy foods.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #87 on: March 21, 2012, 09:54:29 pm »
lol..they just approved drug testing in Florida for foodstamp recipients...think its a good idea but alot say it violates peoples rights.

DEFINITELY should had to pass a drug test to get food stamps and/or welfare
and as for the children of these people- when they fail the drug test then it should show that they are not fit parents and should not even have custody of those children in the first place

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #88 on: March 21, 2012, 09:54:54 pm »
I LOVE THE IDEAL. I WOULD TAKE EVERY PENNY THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAVE. :icon_rr: :star: :star: :star:

wow.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #89 on: March 21, 2012, 09:59:28 pm »
lol..they just approved drug testing in Florida for foodstamp recipients...think its a good idea but alot say it violates peoples rights.

What "rights" are being violated by such drug testing?  There isn't any inherent 'right' to take drugs and it isn't an 'invasion of privacy' if the applicant voluntarily applies for such government assistance.
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