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gramev64

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #120 on: April 11, 2012, 09:04:25 am »
I really don't think food stamps should be used for fast foods.  We are currently way out of control with obesity, and this would just serve to feed it some more.  Like as been said, gas stations have sandwiches and microwave, and most sell some fruit and other nourishing things.  I should think everyone could work a microwave, and if they can't, someone will always help them.


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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #121 on: April 29, 2012, 08:30:58 pm »
I'm not sure that's a good idea. I know here in Texas at some Walmart stores these Cards issued for food stamps can be used at the gas pumps.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #122 on: April 30, 2012, 07:49:28 pm »
One thing that bugs me sometimes, is when the person in front of me buys hundreds of groceries with stamps, steaks and other high dollar products, and then they shell out another $200 in alcohol and candy and toys.  I'm behind them in line trying to get enough beans and rice and spaghetti to get us thru to next payday.  I'm  working and they are living high on my tax dollars.  Just doesn't seem right somehow.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #123 on: June 20, 2012, 08:23:27 am »
lol..they just approved drug testing in Florida for foodstamp recipients...think its a good idea but alot say it violates peoples rights.

I think it's a great idea. I don't go to work and pay taxes so that people can sit at home and get high every day instead of making their own money.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #124 on: June 20, 2012, 08:42:59 am »
It would just make it easier to trade food stamps for cash by offering half price meals to customers in the parking lot in exchange for cash which would then be used for drugs and alcohol, things the homeless do not need. I think it is a bad idea.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #125 on: June 21, 2012, 09:16:25 am »
I was at a check-out in a store and a lady in front of me paid for about 200 dollars worth of stuff with food stamps.  I had 2 items to buy so I finished my transaction while she was bagging up the rest of her stuff.  I ended up walking out to the parking lot at the same time as this lady, and she got into a fancy newish lexus.  So yeah sure...let them buy diamonds and private airplane trips too.  It's all relative anyway.  =-P

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #126 on: June 21, 2012, 09:27:30 am »
it not good ideal use food stamps to buy food.  should use cash instead to make purchases.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #127 on: June 21, 2012, 09:30:58 am »
People are scamming the government, when i worked at dollar general kids would come in with their parents cards and buy chips,soda,ice cream, candy and they still had like 800 left parents come in and buy stuff then whip out a hundred dollar bill to pay for a 10 dollar item. Now if you have a hundred dollar bill how are you getting foodstamps ooh i know because you are having kid after kid so you can stay at home and collect welfare. I was getting 7.50 hr rent was 550 not including electric and all and i did not qualify bs if you ask me. Now i collect 200 month fs and can only collect for 3 months and can't find a job because I am not hispanic or bilingual. And I don't have kids or a bf or husband to pay my bills the USA is no Longer the Good Ole USA

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #128 on: June 23, 2012, 09:12:02 pm »
This is ridiculous. I have had it up to here with the Food stamps policy.

Here in Michigan, lazy people who sit on their parents couch can get 200 dollars a month. But if you are a full-time student you cannot get them. And if you have a minimum wage job and pay rent, you get less than 150.

Also, I wish that drug testing was mandatory when someone applies for food stamps. I have heard of so many people selling their FS for cash to buy drugs.

Sign up under me and I will personally show you how to make $ without spending it!

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #129 on: June 23, 2012, 11:19:39 pm »
I dont think food stamps should be used to purchase fast food. that defeats their purpose which is to supply healthy, nutritious food to people who cant afford it.  You should have to buy unhealthy junk on your own dime.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #130 on: June 24, 2012, 08:48:03 pm »
NEVER GIVEN IT A SECOND THOUGHT, SOUNDS GOOD EVERYBODY HAS TO EAT REGARDLESS WHO YOU ARE
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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #131 on: June 25, 2012, 01:32:22 am »
lol..they just approved drug testing in Florida for foodstamp recipients...think its a good idea but alot say it violates peoples rights.

I think it's a great idea. I don't go to work and pay taxes so that people can sit at home and get high every day instead of making their own money.

Sure it sounds like a great idea, but it is not worth it when you add much it will eventuality cost in comparison to how many will fail.  The test itself isn't that much (less than $5), where the cost will mostly come from is the medical people administering the tests.  State reps from Fla estimate the drug tests to cost anymore from $10 to $70, depending on how long the drug test takes.  If the average is $40 and there's 80,000 Welfare recipients, that's $3,200,000 in tax money to catch less than 8,000 people who'll fail.  With Fla's law those 8,000 will have paid for there drug testing costs, lowering tax payer's cost to $2,880,000.  Is that worth it?

I don't have a problem with food stamps getting fast food. 

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #132 on: June 25, 2012, 01:56:45 am »
Here in NY (The city that wants to ban oversized soda, popcorn, sweets) has been allowing people to use foodstamps at fast food establishments forever.

We, the taxpayer, also give those on social service a cell phone with 70 minutes a month.  This is even more infuriating when they walk around with Blackberrys!

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #133 on: June 28, 2012, 05:43:05 pm »
I would not like to see that happen!  There is a lot of good food choices out there where food stamps are taken and a lot of places to buy.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #134 on: June 28, 2012, 06:36:08 pm »
I know people in colllege whom were on food stamps, but they were actually usuing money that was on a card.  I don't know if there are ways to sell that type of funds or not.  I do know they would volunteer to use their food stamp money for club functions, like instead of donating the $2 for the next social they would say they would bring the soda.
I don't think the fast food is a good option, mainly because from the first post it seems to be only at some name brand places.  I wouldn't think that would be legal.  It would seem that very quickly the ability to use a food stamp would be possible at anywhere that sold any type of food.  Even sit down restuarants.
I'm in favor of testing people hwom are getting government aid. 

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