Food Stamps and Soft Drinks

Food Stamps and Soft Drinks

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The church Lady

Winchester, KY

#1 Mar 17, 2011
I had heard that starting soon like July 1st, a person getting food stamps will no longer be allowed to purchase soft drinks with food stamp benefits, due to so many people buying soft drinks and saling it for money to buy drug and other things with. What is your opinion on this matter and do you think it will happen or not. Now isn't that special?
uknowwhouare

Pikeville, KY

#2 Mar 17, 2011
The church Lady wrote:
I had heard that starting soon like July 1st, a person getting food stamps will no longer be allowed to purchase soft drinks with food stamp benefits, due to so many people buying soft drinks and saling it for money to buy drug and other things with. What is your opinion on this matter and do you think it will happen or not. Now isn't that special?
They tried that once and then it changed again.miss special you don;t know it all.lol
NEWS

Ransom, KY

#3 Mar 17, 2011
The church Lady wrote:
I had heard that starting soon like July 1st, a person getting food stamps will no longer be allowed to purchase soft drinks with food stamp benefits, due to so many people buying soft drinks and saling it for money to buy drug and other things with. What is your opinion on this matter and do you think it will happen or not. Now isn't that special?
I think they should catch the people doing that, prosecute them and the store buying from them, and leave the others alone.
Enjoy Yourself

Waterford, OH

#4 Mar 17, 2011
They still give out actual stamps in Pikeville? Here I'm pretty sure it's alll a credit/debit card type deal.
andrew

Elkhorn City, KY

#5 Mar 17, 2011
People recieving a food card should not be ashamed to use it. I know many people that have had to go that route and have survived. They use it until they get a job. Leave people alone!!!!!!!!!!
The Church Lady

Winchester, KY

#6 Mar 17, 2011
uknowwhouare wrote:
<quoted text>They tried that once and then it changed again.miss special you don;t know it all.lol
I was not implying i knew it all(which i do know most) but was only seeking comments as to whether anyone else had heard this or not. Now isn't that Special?
Kiltie

Elkhorn City, KY

#7 Mar 17, 2011
let us quit invading other's space by dictating what they can and can't have. If out government gives these folks the right to eat what they want at their time of umemployment, then they shouldn't have a shit of a say with what they spend on groceries. Honestly, the folks that I know that utilize this service use it wisely...milk, bread, veggies, meat, and milk. Some spend on soda....SO THE FUCK WHAT????!!!1! It's not your concern, most of these people have paid in to the "greater good" and should be left alone. Until they are back at full time positions....and most of my friends have 4 yr. and plus degress, leave them the hell alone until things balance back out.
Kiltie

Elkhorn City, KY

#8 Mar 17, 2011
Also, not to hurt anyone downgrading the working man, but take a look at your own home life before downing others....Could your kids stand to lose a few pounds? Let's take care of 0ur own before we "ration" out to the others.
hello

Pikeville, KY

#9 Mar 18, 2011
the state is in a crisis, i receive food stamps and feel that all the junk food should not be allowed to be purchased on the ebt card. the state charges taxes on pop, candy, chips and a few other items, when you purchase these items the tax is forgiven. in other words the state is cutting the own throats with the current system. say for instance if the one dollar candy bar is purchaed that is six cents the state is losing. now if they restict you from purchasing these items with the card you would have to purchase that candy bar with cash, already they made an extra six cents they didn't have before. yeah the big food companies may have a decrease in profits, because everyone won't be stocking up in candy with the use of ebt. but for every pop or candy purchased with cash the state would see a profit in the first transaction. i wonder how much taxes does the state "forgive". not only would it help the state, it would allow our children a more healthy diet, which in return would reduce the obeisty rate in the state.
Mini Legend

AOL

#10 Mar 18, 2011
I saw a man in front of me buying a fake Sparking Grape Champain on New Years Eve. I was stunned when he paid for it with food stamps. I at first thought he was buying alchol and said something.Dam near started a brawl.
Thinking

Doniphan, MO

#11 Mar 18, 2011
Since soft drinks are something you can consume like food, I think if that's what people want to buy with their own food stamps then they should be able to as they currently are.
The Church Lady

Winchester, KY

#12 Mar 18, 2011
Well although i agree with some of the above post i have to disagree with this one aspect of it. If a preson gets lets say 300 in food stamps a month and 250-275 is use for soft drink what does that tell the government or should it tell them. I personally know people that use 80-90% of their food stamps for soft drinks. andby the way i got food stamps one month in my life, due to a personal event and it was totally used for food for my children, and no sweets was bought with it. also the gov can tell exactly what you buy with it now and how much you buy with it/
Home town girl

Whitesburg, KY

#13 Mar 18, 2011
Well I dont drink pop or try to sale my food stamps so I think all is well here.
hello

Pikeville, KY

#14 Mar 18, 2011
there is no nutritional value to pop or candy, you are getting your sugar rush and caffeine fix free. what little i do receive is stretched beyond belief just to survive with the basics. i feel if you are frivolously spending on sweets, then do you really need them, i don't think so.
gosh

Whitesburg, KY

#15 Mar 18, 2011
hello wrote:
there is no nutritional value to pop or candy, you are getting your sugar rush and caffeine fix free. what little i do receive is stretched beyond belief just to survive with the basics. i feel if you are frivolously spending on sweets, then do you really need them, i don't think so.
Well said I agree with you all the way.
college -2011

United States

#16 Mar 18, 2011
i get ebt and this is some bull shit its only, one more thing for the gov or who ever to tell us what we can and can't do. what ever happened to the free country.. so this just goes to show that people has nothing else to do with their lives than make shit like this up. If every one would think about god more and shit like this less our world maybe better...

Since: Feb 11

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#17 Mar 18, 2011
I received food stamps for about 3 months about 20 years ago..when they were actual stamps, lol. If my memory serves me correctly, you couldn't buy "junk food" with food stamps back then. On one hand, I don't think ppl should be allowed to because if it's about the children, we all know that stuff isn't good for them. I mean, look how the government has stepped in to make the schools serve more nutricious lunches. On the other hand, I think college-2011 made a good point. It would be one more government regulation thrust upon the people.
gosh

Whitesburg, KY

#18 Mar 18, 2011
even if its one more thing the govs. got on us its still better then not having them at all if you need them look at the people in egypt right now they have nothing like that starving and everything.And people shouldnt exspect the gov. to hand them over everything anyways.we could live in peru and ever time we said the word boob out in the public get a big lashing.
worker

Pikeville, KY

#19 Mar 18, 2011
college -2011 wrote:
i get ebt and this is some bull shit its only, one more thing for the gov or who ever to tell us what we can and can't do. what ever happened to the free country.. so this just goes to show that people has nothing else to do with their lives than make shit like this up. If every one would think about god more and shit like this less our world maybe better...
dont want the government telling you what you can and cant buy?????? then get a f---ing job!!!!! Earn your own money and quit spending other peoples money on POP. DAMN FOOD STAMP CARD IS WHY 20 OUNCE BOTTLE IS $1.50!!
hello

Pikeville, KY

#20 Mar 18, 2011
college -2011 wrote:
i get ebt and this is some bull shit its only, one more thing for the gov or who ever to tell us what we can and can't do. what ever happened to the free country.. so this just goes to show that people has nothing else to do with their lives than make shit like this up. If every one would think about god more and shit like this less our world maybe better...
today's children in the public school system are not receiving the education i got. i say this because every year the budget is short, so they take away enrichment classes for our children. which would you rather have a free candy bar or pop, or would you rather see the children receive a superb education equal to that of other nations, which is free.

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