Want to see a look of pure hatred? Pull out an EBT card at the grocery store.
States are now trying to pass bill that will dictate what people can buy with their EBT card.
Anger toward those living below the poverty line seems to only be increasing. Maine and Missouri have proposed bills limiting residents’ food choices if they use SNAP. Missouri House Bill 813 would bar the state’s 930,000 food stamp recipients from using their benefits to buy cookies, chips, soda, energy drinks, steak and seafood. (The legislature also implemented mandatory drug testing for TANF applicants in 2011.) If the bill becomes law, a Missourian can’t buy a can of tuna with an EBT card. Tortilla chips to go with salsa? Nope. Flank steak — tough, stringy and the only cut of beef I can afford — is off-limits, too. Who are these people, and what makes them think that what we eat is their business? And given that the average food stamp allotment in my state in 2013 came out to just $1.41 per person per meal, I wonder if they understand that recipients couldn’t buy lobster if they wanted to.
They keep forgetting there are people with special needs when it comes to what they can eat. Many people with disabilities are on TANF that are suffering from heart disease and other medical problems that they are expected to eat sea food.
It would be a head ach for the grocery stores to try to comply. These old ladies think they are standing in line now with Wix, just wait until they have to put up with groceries being scanned first to make sure that they are allowed or having to have them taken off the tape and out of the bags. There are a lot of grey areas when it comes to food classification.
When you are poor you can't give your kids much so it is nice to buy some cookies or chips for them to snack on because you just rented a $2 movie from Red Box and it is special occasion.
Not all these people are like me, that has the equipment or the skills to make super nice baked goods. Some are working poor with very little time. I am making chocolate covered Easter eggs today and gum drops.and most of the ingredients came from the food bank. Did you know you can make gum drops from jello? Of coarse not and neither do the poor. The candy gods was smiling on me today and sent me a recipe for them via facebook. I have a bunch of crushed taped together boxes of jello that need to be used.
I am so tired of these hateful people.