EBT @ Fast Food Joints??!

EBT @ Fast Food Joints??!

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THE LEGEND HIMSELF

“DECIMATOR OF KNIGHTS”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#1 Sep 6, 2011
Taco Bell, Subway, and KFC are trying to get the ability to accept
EBT benefits ( aka " food stamps " ) at their locations. I think this
is a very bad idea because people need to be empowering others to better their lives and get off " the draw " and depending on the Gov't. and ultimately taxpayers to provide everything for them. What
do you all think about this suggestion?( Ignore my (G)hater Trolls )

http://news.yahoo.com/food-stamps-fast-food-r...
CMN

Wayne, NJ

#2 Sep 6, 2011
THE LEGEND HIMSELF wrote:
Taco Bell, Subway, and KFC are trying to get the ability to accept
EBT benefits ( aka " food stamps " ) at their locations. I think this
is a very bad idea because people need to be empowering others to better their lives and get off " the draw " and depending on the Gov't. and ultimately taxpayers to provide everything for them. What
do you all think about this suggestion?( Ignore my (G)hater Trolls )
http://news.yahoo.com/food-stamps-fast-food-r...
You are right Legend, this is a bad idea. Those who receive food stamps should be encouraged to purchase healthy, more nutritious food, not the fat saturated, sodium and sugar laden offerings from fast food joints. Such a program enables the low income and poor to be overweight and in ill health with obesity related maladies(heart attack, stroke, diabetes, arthritic joints, etc).
Carrigan

Crystal River, FL

#3 Sep 6, 2011
The more junk food they eat the more health problems they will have. And just who has to pay for their health care? Why the tax payers of course! Food stamps should not be used to buy chips, soda, doughnuts, snack cakes or any junk food! These types of foods should not be eligible for purchase with EBT cards. If you want junk food, get a job and pay for it yourself!
not wise

Thelma, KY

#4 Sep 6, 2011
THE LEGEND HIMSELF wrote:
Taco Bell, Subway, and KFC are trying to get the ability to accept
EBT benefits ( aka " food stamps " ) at their locations. I think this
is a very bad idea because people need to be empowering others to better their lives and get off " the draw " and depending on the Gov't. and ultimately taxpayers to provide everything for them. What
do you all think about this suggestion?( Ignore my (G)hater Trolls )
http://news.yahoo.com/food-stamps-fast-food-r...
It would definitely not be the wisest use of the government funded food voucher system. Of course the fast food places would love to have the ability to get part of this money. After all, it is all about profit for them. If anything, people need to be taught how to make wiser food choices; to extend the value of their food stamps and also be encouraged to incorporate healthier choices in their menus.
not wise

Thelma, KY

#5 Sep 6, 2011
Carrigan wrote:
The more junk food they eat the more health problems they will have. And just who has to pay for their health care? Why the tax payers of course! Food stamps should not be used to buy chips, soda, doughnuts, snack cakes or any junk food! These types of foods should not be eligible for purchase with EBT cards. If you want junk food, get a job and pay for it yourself!
Unfortunately you give some free money (aka food stamps) you will often see poor choices being made. When you haven't worked hard to earn that money, it makes it much easier to throw that coveted junk food and steaks in the grocery cart. If a person had to stop and think about how much of a day's pay is going to buy that package of steaks, then one might put them back and grab the package of hamburger.

“WFO”

Since: Jan 11

Pikeville

#6 Sep 6, 2011
I have never understood how those with " the card " can go in speedway and purchase all the junk that they want. Even more unacceptable is when they have kids with them. In my opinion this is a misuse of government assistance. It should only be allowed to be used on bulk groceries at a store such as foodcity. Not only because of cost but because the purpose of this assistance is to feed a family as a whole!
not wise

Thelma, KY

#7 Sep 6, 2011
One last thing. I am sure that there are some who do make wise choices with their food stamp card purchases.q

“I am Legend's Personal Jesus”

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#8 Sep 6, 2011
THE LEGEND HIMSELF wrote:
Taco Bell, Subway, and KFC are trying to get the ability to accept
EBT benefits ( aka " food stamps " ) at their locations. I think this
is a very bad idea because people need to be empowering others to better their lives and get off " the draw " and depending on the Gov't. and ultimately taxpayers to provide everything for them. What
do you all think about this suggestion?( Ignore my (G)hater Trolls )
http://news.yahoo.com/food-stamps-fast-food-r...
Now that is just going to freaking far! We working class citizens cant get a food stamp if we tried! And now they are going to let the scum of the earth enjoy good old kfc and other places??? I dont think so! Not on my dime! I am just about ready to quit my damn job and put my family on welfare! Hell they live better then we do! No wonder this damn government is broke! Trolls are making us pay their way! The United States has gone to hell in a hand bag! I am just about ready to give up my US Citizenship and move out of this country! It is ridiculous what we pay for a gallon of gas....Dont get me started on the Electric bills. I have a special needs kid whose meds without insurance would be over a grand a month! Do you think my family could get any help for him? Hell no! Its called me earning a pay check...Yet they want this sorry ass trash free load even more from us by eating out! They need to be eating out of the garbage cans! Sorry bums will not work!
old dude

Pikeville, KY

#9 Sep 6, 2011
Hadn't heard of this proposal but it doesn't surprise me and I'm almost certain it'll get approval--this gov't has got so far out of hand it makes me want to just throw up. Bums are covered from erection to resurection but if you try to work you are punished every way possible.
no end

Georgetown, KY

#11 Sep 6, 2011
well one thing is for sure...america isnt about the working class anymore..you either are rich or poor. but when you think about whoes really poor? lets break it down...me: i work pay my bills, groceries and pack my lunch because i cant afford to eat out during work hours. my neighbor: draws a monthly guarenteed check....has 500 on a food stamp card...and is allowed LEGALLY to work. even though hes disabled. rides the hell out of his new atv even though hes disabled. climbs and cuts trees for people...but is diabled with his back. we call these people dumbass's but whoes the real dumbass? i think its me! but people say...oh you work tho...you still have your pride....fu ck that! hes bringing in twice the amount than i am and its all completely legal.

THE LEGEND HIMSELF

“DECIMATOR OF KNIGHTS”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#12 Sep 6, 2011
Of course these fast food franchises are attempting to increase their own profits, especially in typical
areas such as this one. They realize that many people
are on Stamps and that, combined with poor eating habits to start with, will result in many people using their EBTs at these places. I think it's also a
matter of convenience for people on " the draw " as well since many of them are lazy to start with, they will frequent these joints regularly for their meals
I'd bet.

THE LEGEND HIMSELF

“DECIMATOR OF KNIGHTS”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#13 Sep 8, 2011
-Toad- wrote:
<quoted text> Now that is just going to freaking far! We working class citizens cant get a food stamp if we tried! And now they are going to let the scum of the earth enjoy good old kfc and other places??? I dont think so! Not on my dime! I am just about ready to quit my damn job and put my family on welfare! Hell they live better then we do! No wonder this damn government is broke! Trolls are making us pay their way! The United States has gone to hell in a hand bag! I am just about ready to give up my US Citizenship and move out of this country! It is ridiculous what we pay for a gallon of gas....Dont get me started on the Electric bills. I have a special needs kid whose meds without insurance would be over a grand a month! Do you think my family could get any help for him? Hell no! Its called me earning a pay check...Yet they want this sorry ass trash free load even more from us by eating out! They need to be eating out of the garbage cans! Sorry bums will not work!
Like you work, Toad The Tiniest Tard! You are on Topix more than I am anymore, every day too, day in and day out. You don't work, you lying piece of sh!t and you know damn well you already draw
disability and defraud the system and we honest taxpayers, you
pond scum dwelling bastard.
On Food Stamps

Macon, GA

#14 Sep 8, 2011
-Toad- wrote:
<quoted text> Now that is just going to freaking far! We working class citizens cant get a food stamp if we tried! And now they are going to let the scum of the earth enjoy good old kfc and other places??? I dont think so! Not on my dime! I am just about ready to quit my damn job and put my family on welfare! Hell they live better then we do! No wonder this damn government is broke! Trolls are making us pay their way! The United States has gone to hell in a hand bag! I am just about ready to give up my US Citizenship and move out of this country! It is ridiculous what we pay for a gallon of gas....Dont get me started on the Electric bills. I have a special needs kid whose meds without insurance would be over a grand a month! Do you think my family could get any help for him? Hell no! Its called me earning a pay check...Yet they want this sorry ass trash free load even more from us by eating out! They need to be eating out of the garbage cans! Sorry bums will not work!
I'm not scum of the earth. I have a family of four, lost a good paying job due to no fault of my own, and work in this area is damn near impossible to obtain at a wage that supports your family. For the first time in my life, I've gone on food stamps to ensure that I'm able to feed my family while I continue to look for work. Embarrassed? You bet I am. Grateful for the program? You bet I am. Do I think people should be able to use EBT cards at fast food joints? Heck NO.

But don't you DARE call me or any other person scum of the earth because we are on food stamps. There are people out there who abuse the system, and if you know they are, REPORT it! If you meet a certain financial level, you might qualify for food stamps. The eligibility requirements (basic) are:

1.Citizenship
Only U.S. citizens and some legal foreign residents of the United States may receive food benefits.
2.Work Registration
Anyone in a household who is 16 to 60 years old and can work must register for, look for and accept work. There are some exceptions to this requirement.
3.Resources
A household may have no more than $2,000 in cash and bank account assets. If a member of the household is 60 or older, the household may have no more than $3,000 in resources. Some resources not used to calculate household assets include the dwelling, its contents and personal belongings. Vehicles also are excluded.
4.Income
The amount of money a household can receive and still be eligible to receive SNAP benefits depends on household size. Money from wages or other payments to any household member is counted as income.
Your household may qualify for deductions from the household's income such as rent, utilities, legally obligated child support paid to someone outside the household and babysitting expenses. If your household includes older or disabled members, you may be able to deduct medical costs.
Proof of income and expenses must be provided to receive deductions. Such proof can be provided with pay stubs, social security letters, rent and utility receipts or savings account statements. The amount of benefits your household will receive is based on household size and income after deductions.

So, since you have a special needs child, you may be able to deduct certain medical costs from your normal income, and meet eligibility criteria. Go talk to someone at the offices about it. Lord knows, I wouldn't judge you a bit for trying to get assistance if you truly need it.

THE LEGEND HIMSELF

“DECIMATOR OF KNIGHTS”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#15 Sep 8, 2011
-Toad- wrote:
<quoted text> I have a special needs kid ..
Well, well..THAT explains a lot right there. I missed this before due to my not really bothering to read much this jackass dipsh!t has to say, just to be honest. But no wonder this poor kid is suffering as he / she must be, look at what a moronic jackass piece of sh!t this kid's got for a " father / parent " here. The apple has not fallen far from the tree on this one! I hate to disparage a child but it's clear that one mentally challenged idiot 'Tard ( Toad The Tiniest Tard ) has beget another " special needs " individual. This sure explains a lot and I feel sorry for this kid..one handicapped child with a moronically handicapped child for a supposed parent..poor thing.
CMN

Wayne, NJ

#16 Sep 8, 2011
On Food Stamps wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not scum of the earth. I have a family of four, lost a good paying job due to no fault of my own, and work in this area is damn near impossible to obtain at a wage that supports your family. For the first time in my life, I've gone on food stamps to ensure that I'm able to feed my family while I continue to look for work. Embarrassed? You bet I am. Grateful for the program? You bet I am. Do I think people should be able to use EBT cards at fast food joints? Heck NO.
But don't you DARE call me or any other person scum of the earth because we are on food stamps. There are people out there who abuse the system, and if you know they are, REPORT it! If you meet a certain financial level, you might qualify for food stamps. The eligibility requirements (basic) are:
1.Citizenship
Only U.S. citizens and some legal foreign residents of the United States may receive food benefits.
2.Work Registration
Anyone in a household who is 16 to 60 years old and can work must register for, look for and accept work. There are some exceptions to this requirement.
3.Resources
A household may have no more than $2,000 in cash and bank account assets. If a member of the household is 60 or older, the household may have no more than $3,000 in resources. Some resources not used to calculate household assets include the dwelling, its contents and personal belongings. Vehicles also are excluded.
4.Income
The amount of money a household can receive and still be eligible to receive SNAP benefits depends on household size. Money from wages or other payments to any household member is counted as income.
Your household may qualify for deductions from the household's income such as rent, utilities, legally obligated child support paid to someone outside the household and babysitting expenses. If your household includes older or disabled members, you may be able to deduct medical costs.
Proof of income and expenses must be provided to receive deductions. Such proof can be provided with pay stubs, social security letters, rent and utility receipts or savings account statements. The amount of benefits your household will receive is based on household size and income after deductions.
So, since you have a special needs child, you may be able to deduct certain medical costs from your normal income, and meet eligibility criteria. Go talk to someone at the offices about it. Lord knows, I wouldn't judge you a bit for trying to get assistance if you truly need it.
I'm so sorry about your situation On Food Stamps and hope it improves soon. Fourteen millions Americans are currently unemployed, mostly through no fault of their own; just victims of the current economic downturn. There is no shame in accepting food stamps and unemployment insurance under these circumstances. I am appalled at how many others ( including politicians) accuse these unfortunate fellow Americans of being deadbeats or taking advantage of the system. These programs were designed for these very situations and I've always been proud of my country for being there to help its citizens in times of misfortune. Of course, these programs are, and should be, temporary in nature until the reipients can get back on their feet. And they should not cover fast food - this idea is just an attempt by these joints to take advantage of the employment situation by getting payment from the government. Good luck to you.

“You know my story so don't ask”

Since: Apr 11

United states of America

#17 Sep 8, 2011
I don't think this is a good idea people in this region already eat pretty poorly and I just think that this will make it worse but I do think people such as senior citizens it would benefit seeing that they most of the time are not capible of cooking for them selves.
Bob

Akron, OH

#18 Sep 8, 2011
Redistribute the wealth, one bacon cheeseburger at a time.
quite frankly

Waco, KY

#19 Sep 8, 2011
We've all heard that many food stamp recipients use their food stamps to (supposedly) obtain drugs. If that's true, why should we care that the others purchase a friggin' happy meal with theirs?
really

Thelma, KY

#20 Sep 8, 2011
quite frankly wrote:
We've all heard that many food stamp recipients use their food stamps to (supposedly) obtain drugs. If that's true, why should we care that the others purchase a friggin' happy meal with theirs?
I don't think anyone wants food stamps being used for purchasing drugs either. The whole point is responsible use of the food stamps.
quite frankly

Waco, KY

#21 Sep 8, 2011
really wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think anyone wants food stamps being used for purchasing drugs either. The whole point is responsible use of the food stamps.
Responsible people will use food stamps responsibly. Therefore, I don't see the problem with them having the privilege of enjoying the convenience of a fast food meal every now and then, which is what they would do because responsible, frugal people will not misuse or waste their food stamps. On the other hand, irresponsible, wasteful people will misuse theirs one way or the other, whether it's to trade them for something else they want or to go to the supermarket and purchase foods that are every bit as unhealthy and expensive as the foods they would purchase at a fast food place. There is no way to make sure food stamp recipients are going to use their food stamps the way they should, so it doesn't bother me in the least if they are allowed to purchase fast food with them. At least it's food.

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