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bloins

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #210 on: May 24, 2013, 10:07:50 pm »
This is a very complicated issue. No one should have to go hungry, and in my opinion people should not have the right to regulate what other people choose to eat. I don't think it is a good idea or a bad idea. I believe that people who abuse the food stamp program will get whatever they want with their food stamps either way. There is a gas station close to my neighborhood that recently got shut down because they were allowing people to use food stamps to purchase any and everything they wanted with food stamps (gas, cigarettes, cell phone cards, probably even alcohol......etc.) And you know if it is happening in one place it is happening in 1000 places.    I think what the government needs to be more focused on is the who instead of the what. A couple suggestions.......Make it mandatory that people who receive food stamps attend nutrition classes ( WIC does), and do random audits, not to check on the type of food they are buying, but that food is the only thing that they are buying. I have also heard of people selling their food stamps for cash to buy drugs. If they sell them for that they could easily sell them to buy a whopper or a big mac. I guess what I am trying to say is that in my opinion, people are going to eat what they want to eat so instead of discussing what people should eat the government should be discussing how to  make sure people receiving food stamps are eating period and not using their food stamps for other things.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #211 on: May 25, 2013, 03:23:43 am »
That angers me!!!!

For one who has been on Food Stamps.  I have seen a lot.

It is horrible what I see people buying... It seriously angers me.

They are getting help from the State they should be ONLY able to buy healthy food.
Nutritious food!!  Just as they do with WIC  Woman Infant and Children.  They have stipulations on what they can and have to purchase.  They are healthy foods.

I truly hope that is not serious.  It will only make people either feed their children or families even less healthy then some do now.  And to think that it would be fast food.. sad.

*now that I think about it.  I do know that they can purchase only take and bake pizza NOT one prepared.  One you cook at home.

Interesting topic.  Thank you for the information.

Happy earnings!!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #212 on: June 07, 2013, 07:26:47 am »
no I don't think food stamps at fast food places would be a g :bunny:ood ideal!!!

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #213 on: June 07, 2013, 09:44:31 am »
It is just a way for the government to spend more money. Why dont they give them help to get back on their feet another way. The fast food restaurants are going up in price. People are going to run out of foodstamps quicker and thrn what are they going to do ? Give them more foodstamps?

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #214 on: June 07, 2013, 02:28:45 pm »
The food stamp program has turned out to be another government boondoggle as it is.  Many people on food stamps shouldn't be there and the program should be for healthy food not junk food.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #215 on: June 08, 2013, 01:34:59 pm »
I know people that are on foodstamps and also work under the table making $10-$18 an HOUR! and they get $400 in FS! Some of them even told me they get so much stamps that they would never use them all so they have their freinds go shopping with them so their friend can shop with their stamps and they pay her $50 for $100 in food stamps! No use of turning any of them in thou, because they dont do any thing about it..... No, I havent called in on them but their Family members have! We have such a great system here, now dont we? :angry7: :BangHead:

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #216 on: June 08, 2013, 01:44:46 pm »
My mother who is 79 years old and lives alone and draws very little ss went to see about getting food stamps. Well she got $14. a month. You have to get all your bills together and drive to the office and then she feels ashamed anyway for asking and she only gets $14. I know young people who have 5 or more kids and just keep having them just so they can get more gov. assisantance. If you are unmarried with no job there shoulh be a cut off point as to how long you can continue you get asst.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #217 on: July 08, 2013, 05:56:53 am »
I sure hope this don't happen,,,,,,,,, :bs:

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #218 on: July 08, 2013, 07:07:19 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?
I don't like it but their a lot of new legislation that I don't care for these days. It seems like it will only encourage more abuse of the system. Fast food is not that nutritious and it is taxed. Food stamps don't pay for tax, so what about that condition. Maybe if it was for real food like salad, oatmeal with fruit, but then there go the rules again. I don't know how it would be fair.
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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #219 on: July 08, 2013, 07:30:56 am »
I think there should be restrictions on the kind of food that can be redeemed by food stamps.  The intent of the food stamp program is to provide nutrition for those who are financially challenged.  Chips and other junk food are not nutritious and actually detrimental to physical health.  I am a little ambivalent about the restaurant feature but can see a lot of potential for unhealthy choices, which again would take away from the intent of the program.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #220 on: July 08, 2013, 08:02:22 am »
I don't think it's a good idea because it would cause a family to go to restaurants (like golden corral--they're like $10 per person) a family of 4 would spend $40 and that would cause familes to be short on groceries each month.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #221 on: July 08, 2013, 08:21:08 am »
I have a hard time with this, I want to scream NO WAY, but I also don't want homeless people going hungry. But then again how are homeless people even getting to these fast food places? In my state, Michigan, they are allowing it already, but I also just read that they are getting ready to stop it next month, so guess it didn't work as they thought already.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #222 on: July 08, 2013, 08:34:33 am »
I don't think it's a good idea because it would cause a family to go to restaurants (like golden corral--they're like $10 per person) a family of 4 would spend $40 and that would cause familes to be short on groceries each month.
Some families may limit or not go to restaurants so they could buy more groceries.

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #223 on: July 08, 2013, 08:37:10 am »
NO WAY!! I work and live on a tight budget, therefore I don't eat out often because it isn't in the budget. If people are getting food stamps then they should only be able to use them at GROCERY stores. Why should they be able to go and have a burger and fries and soda at a fast food place?? Use the food stamps to buy at grocery store and fix them at home!!

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Re: Food stamps for fast food
« Reply #224 on: July 08, 2013, 11:13:02 pm »
seriously? no..

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