Things People Buy With Foodtsamps

Things People Buy With Foodtsamps

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#2 Jun 10, 2012
How about birthday cakes! A box of cake mix and icing is 3 bucks. Birthday cakes are $15-$20 and are already prepared, so they should not be eligible. I've seen this happen twice!

Foodstamps should be monitored just like WIC is monitored. They should be made to buy off brands of foods. I have a full time job and work extra on the side and I still look for the best bargain when I shop.
yup yup

Cookeville, TN

#3 Jun 10, 2012
You can buy anything already prepared from the grocery stores with food stamps. I'm as liberal as they come, but if you receive food stamps, you shoud not be able to buy pre-made food (including frozen meals).
Lawlz

Crossville, TN

#4 Jun 10, 2012
And they just recently started letting people buy freaking fast food with them! This has got to be the only country in the world where "poor" people are actually fatter than everybody else. Bunch of stupid, nasty lardasses. For every one person on foodstamps that actually needs them and uses them wisely, there are a dozen others who are just taking advantage. I've thought about giving these losers a piece of my mind but am afraid that the PC police will come down on me for it.
just saying

Crossville, TN

#5 Jun 10, 2012
and here i was thinking that expensive deli meats and birthday cakes were privileges for those who could afford them and not necessities or rights. hmmmm....
Parent

Crossville, TN

#6 Jun 10, 2012
http://community.babycenter.com/post/a1687829... ...

Sounds to me like wasting food stamps is an accepted part of society. Who wants to bet that every one of these mothers are drawing? Just listen to all of the entitlement! It's sickening!

I don't care if the cake is for a child. Being a single mother on foodstamps myself, I don't have any sympathy for these people and their endless sputtering of bullshit. I bought some mix, baked and decorated a cake, and took my child to Cane Creek Park for her Birthday. She had a blast, and I saved about $14 of FS money to be spent elsewhere.
mstea

United States

#7 Jun 10, 2012
I always made my birthday cakes. First it's way cheaper and more personal and yes I was also working and going to school. Geez quit being lazy and get a mix, frosting and candles. How hard is that? My son says he always liked his homemade cakes. If I was on footstamps I would want to stretch them. What happens if they run out before the next time they get more? If someone knows I sure would like the answer. I'd be scared of running out early.
duh

Mcminnville, TN

#8 Jun 10, 2012
Why does it matter? They only get so much a month and when it's gone it's gone. They may have been eating ramen for a week so that they could save for one nice meal. And the reason poor people have higer obesity rates is because cheaper food is usually garbage. You can get more calories in cheaper processed food to feed more people than you can buying all organic fresh food. I've seen people judge people buying lots of healthy produce and then I see people judging people who buy ramen and beans. Regardless of what these people buy, the money they get is a set amount. I make most of my items from scratch and use organic,farm raised,etc. Let me tell you... I spend WAY more money of most of that stuff than if I took the easy way out and got everything prepared.
Damn em

Lexington, SC

#9 Jun 10, 2012
Whether you like it or not there is nothing that can stop it many people have no pride and will draw on the system as long as they have a heart beat
saying

Crossville, TN

#10 Jun 10, 2012
duh wrote:
Why does it matter? They only get so much a month and when it's gone it's gone. They may have been eating ramen for a week so that they could save for one nice meal. And the reason poor people have higer obesity rates is because cheaper food is usually garbage. You can get more calories in cheaper processed food to feed more people than you can buying all organic fresh food. I've seen people judge people buying lots of healthy produce and then I see people judging people who buy ramen and beans. Regardless of what these people buy, the money they get is a set amount. I make most of my items from scratch and use organic,farm raised,etc. Let me tell you... I spend WAY more money of most of that stuff than if I took the easy way out and got everything prepared.
It's our tax dollars. We should be allowed to dictate what these people CAN and CAN NOT buy with it!
lol

Cookeville, TN

#11 Jun 10, 2012
saying wrote:
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It's our tax dollars. We should be allowed to dictate what these people CAN and CAN NOT buy with it!
Doesn't happen nor ever will... They don't care about tax dollars... Look at our officals running this town and the way they blow our tax dollars on bullsh"t...They don't hold back at all. They love these fookstamp folks, as they simulate the local ecomony and even go as far to enable use of these services at every single shop instead of just restricting it to only local supermarkets that use more domestic /local products.

Quit being jealous. Life's too short to be a cu"t. The nation debt is over 3 trillion. We're far beyond saveable... We're doomed.
your just sad

United States

#12 Jun 10, 2012
i work and do not draw fs or any othere kind of help but if i ever had to none of you judgmental people will tell me what to do. its funny how people judge otheres when they dont live that persons life. you dont know there story or why they need help. god forbid any of you ever are in a position were you need asistants. as for people abuseing the system yes it happens. but just because you see one do it doesnt mean they all do.
Britnie

Maryville, TN

#13 Jun 10, 2012
Up until October i worked everyday except weekends. Job was not always easy as most aren't but i was thankful for it. I tired to get FS then because all i could pretty much afford with paying bills was $20-$40 worth of food a week and sometimes not even that. I was and still am a single mother and have now lost my job and get to draw FS. I paid my taxes and buying meat at the deli is actually cheaper because you can get it in big quantities and around this house that helps alot when someone grabs a chunk of meat and puts it on their sandwhich. As ar as the birthday cake, I have bought one for my daughter on FS before because she wanted a princess one and i had no clue how to make it look like one and i thought she deserved something better than what i could make. So what i'm saying is "glad to know you judge and hope you never get stuck in a position you need help in". Now as for people selling FS for drugs now that p***es me off to no end but apparently your more interested in what kind of food they buy ha...
new here

Crossville, TN

#14 Jun 10, 2012
i bought sum Obama loto tickets to go to his dinner and i'm pissed as hell i did not win.
new here

Crossville, TN

#15 Jun 10, 2012
i just moved here from hot Atlanta and i love tenn.
yup yup

Cookeville, TN

#16 Jun 10, 2012
I had to use food stamps while my son and I needed help. I appreciated it, and as soon as i got a job, i dropped them. I never once bought birthday cake or frozen meals with it.
I used the Internet for ideas on how to make his birthday cakes, and they may not have been perfect, but he loved them. I made meals to freeze and pull out when I didn't have time to cook.
We got by just fine without wasting what we were glad to have.
saying

Crossville, TN

#17 Jun 10, 2012
Britnie wrote:
Up until October i worked everyday except weekends. Job was not always easy as most aren't but i was thankful for it. I tired to get FS then because all i could pretty much afford with paying bills was $20-$40 worth of food a week and sometimes not even that. I was and still am a single mother and have now lost my job and get to draw FS. I paid my taxes and buying meat at the deli is actually cheaper because you can get it in big quantities and around this house that helps alot when someone grabs a chunk of meat and puts it on their sandwhich. As ar as the birthday cake, I have bought one for my daughter on FS before because she wanted a princess one and i had no clue how to make it look like one and i thought she deserved something better than what i could make. So what i'm saying is "glad to know you judge and hope you never get stuck in a position you need help in". Now as for people selling FS for drugs now that p***es me off to no end but apparently your more interested in what kind of food they buy ha...
How is buying meat from the deli less expensive when you can get that $14/pound turkey for $5/pound in the lunch meat section?
dantheman

Cookeville, TN

#18 Jun 10, 2012
I think the original poster was looking for this answer.....DRUGS!
Observer

Crossville, TN

#19 Jun 10, 2012
"I DON'T GET ENOUGH FOOD STAMPS!" while pushing a cart full of birthday cake and name brand luxury foods around the store.

People should not be entitled to buy the most expensive foods available. Food stamps should cover staples (bread, milk, eggs, corn meal, flour, crackers, cereal and oatmeal, juice, etc.) and fresh or prepackaged fruits/vegetables/meats ONLY.
americant

Cookeville, TN

#20 Jun 10, 2012
damn i just bought my friends and i 8 of the biggest ribeye steaks that ive ever saw . We grilled em at the lake .. im glad i had food stamps cause if not i wouldnt have been able to buy the keg of beer for my friends .. thanks everybody who pays taxes . oh and btw i drive a brand new truck too .. hahaha thanks guys.. love america
The return of the- oh wai

Cookeville, TN

#21 Jun 10, 2012
I get $24 of food stamps a month. That's all I qualify for, even with no income.

Unemployed. Unemployable. Still try.

Unwed bachelor that lives alone.

Those food stamps buy me 15 cent ramen packs and I get around 15 frozen pizzas a month, at a dollar a piece.

Honestly, you can all shut the fuck up.

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