Should people who get foodstamps be a...

Should people who get foodstamps be able to buy junk food with them?

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mexico72

Lexington, KY

#1 Jul 24, 2008
Just wanted 2 know what local peole think about this question.
differentstrokes

Floyds Knobs, IN

#2 Jul 24, 2008
Alot of people who are on foodstamps dont need to be on foodstamps anyway. My grandma who is in her 80's couldnt even recieve help. And no they shouldnt be able to buy junk food!
john

Trinity, TX

#3 Jul 24, 2008
no junk food.

Since: Apr 08

Half a mile past Hell.

#4 Jul 24, 2008
What are you people, the f*cking Gestapo? Would you like them to stand in line for bread, too?

Listen, I'll be the first one to tell ya that one of the things that severely chaps my a$s is people abusing the system with my tax dollars, and there are lots of them. I also believe the system is severely flawed in the way they qualify who does and who doesn't need assistance. However, from time to time, there are people out there that really & truly need assistance. And if they want to buy junk food, I say, let 'em buy junk food. I'm sure all of you buy junk food. I know I certainly do. Is there something special about you that makes it okay for you to buy junk food but not okay for someone else to buy junk food? Are you really that nit-picky?

This is a ridiculous topic. You guys should be more worried about the billions of dollars in Katrina funding that was wasted, the $1,000,000 government funding for a telescope searching for extra-terrestrial intelligence, the $3 trillion that is going towards the Iraq war (this does not take into account interest paid on the debt to finance the war, costs for caring for veterans when they return home, replacing the destroyed and degraded equipment, the cost of the promised reconstruction of Iraq which cannot begin until this war has ended), the fact that gas now costs ALMOST 4 F*CKING DOLLARS A GALLON, that the annual for federal budget the Autism Foundation is $1 million, which is spent EVERY FOUR HOURS IN IRAQ, etc., etc., etc.

Sorta makes worrying about people buying ding-dongs & ho-ho's with food stamps look kinda silly, doesn't it?
just amazed

Glasgow, KY

#5 Jul 24, 2008
Wow, no wonder people feel ashamed when they use stamps. My parents had to use them a while back after going through alot of health problems. It really hurt my dads pride to have to use them. If that wasn't bad enough they were made to feel like dirt everytime they had to use them. Most of us are one pay check away from stamps ourselves, so the high and mighty judgemental crap gets old. Maybe if the price wasn't so ridiculous at the stores anymore people wouldn't need stamps.
star

Bath, MI

#6 Jul 24, 2008
no food stamps are for food not for junk!
mee

Glasgow, KY

#7 Jul 24, 2008
Yes, you people on stamps that have kids that want that one candy bar, tell them no no no..only rich kids deserve that.....lol
Ate up

United States

#8 Jul 24, 2008
What a thread.....Alot of single mothers,elderly, and low income family draw food stamps...Not because they want to take your tax dollar but because they have to eat....Yes I know they need to get a job but sometimes a job aint enough. How pathetic to go and bash on people for getting help...Better than selling their soul for food. I think people that draw food stamps should be able to get food as everyone else...Even if it is hoho or a damn ding dong! Start another thread.
Ate up

United States

#9 Jul 24, 2008
The one that started the thread...What do you think about people getting food stamps! When you get them yourself.
just me

United States

#10 Jul 24, 2008
M_Celeste wrote:
What are you people, the f*cking Gestapo? Would you like them to stand in line for bread, too?
Listen, I'll be the first one to tell ya that one of the things that severely chaps my a$s is people abusing the system with my tax dollars, and there are lots of them. I also believe the system is severely flawed in the way they qualify who does and who doesn't need assistance. However, from time to time, there are people out there that really & truly need assistance. And if they want to buy junk food, I say, let 'em buy junk food. I'm sure all of you buy junk food. I know I certainly do. Is there something special about you that makes it okay for you to buy junk food but not okay for someone else to buy junk food? Are you really that nit-picky?
This is a ridiculous topic. You guys should be more worried about the billions of dollars in Katrina funding that was wasted, the $1,000,000 government funding for a telescope searching for extra-terrestrial intelligence, the $3 trillion that is going towards the Iraq war (this does not take into account interest paid on the debt to finance the war, costs for caring for veterans when they return home, replacing the destroyed and degraded equipment, the cost of the promised reconstruction of Iraq which cannot begin until this war has ended), the fact that gas now costs ALMOST 4 F*CKING DOLLARS A GALLON, that the annual for federal budget the Autism Foundation is $1 million, which is spent EVERY FOUR HOURS IN IRAQ, etc., etc., etc.
Sorta makes worrying about people buying ding-dongs & ho-ho's with food stamps look kinda silly, doesn't it?
(Ahmen)
just me

United States

#11 Jul 24, 2008
Amen

“The Cat's Meow!”

Since: Jul 08

Bugtussle

#12 Jul 24, 2008
M_Celeste wrote:
What are you people, the f*cking Gestapo? Would you like them to stand in line for bread, too?
Listen, I'll be the first one to tell ya that one of the things that severely chaps my a$s is people abusing the system with my tax dollars, and there are lots of them. I also believe the system is severely flawed in the way they qualify who does and who doesn't need assistance. However, from time to time, there are people out there that really & truly need assistance. And if they want to buy junk food, I say, let 'em buy junk food. I'm sure all of you buy junk food. I know I certainly do. Is there something special about you that makes it okay for you to buy junk food but not okay for someone else to buy junk food? Are you really that nit-picky?
This is a ridiculous topic. You guys should be more worried about the billions of dollars in Katrina funding that was wasted, the $1,000,000 government funding for a telescope searching for extra-terrestrial intelligence, the $3 trillion that is going towards the Iraq war (this does not take into account interest paid on the debt to finance the war, costs for caring for veterans when they return home, replacing the destroyed and degraded equipment, the cost of the promised reconstruction of Iraq which cannot begin until this war has ended), the fact that gas now costs ALMOST 4 F*CKING DOLLARS A GALLON, that the annual for federal budget the Autism Foundation is $1 million, which is spent EVERY FOUR HOURS IN IRAQ, etc., etc., etc.
Sorta makes worrying about people buying ding-dongs & ho-ho's with food stamps look kinda silly, doesn't it?
Very well said. By the grace of God I have never had to use foodstamps, but I am glad they are there. My life isn't over yet and who knows where one will wind up? It does seem that people get them who shouldn't and people who need them don't, but who said life was just or fair?

I would like to see a limit on the number of children people have who are living completely off of welfare. I am willing to put my tax $$ toward the feeding and care of 2 children, but not 6 or 8. I am not saying that they cannot have as many as they want, I'm just saying I would want my tax $$ to stop at 2.

And you are also so right about this being a drop in the bucket, we get our panties in a twist over this type of stuff and do nothing about the huge wastes of money the gov. does in cases like Katrina.

Amen
URworst enemy

Munfordville, KY

#13 Jul 24, 2008
The thing I don'[t really like is when people who recieve food stamps abuse them in ways that they shouldn't be... for example, "i'll give you 65 dollars in food stamps on my card if you give me thirty xanax's"
outlawwoman

Glasgow, KY

#14 Jul 24, 2008
People love to make people feel low when using stamps. People should mind their own business. Walk a mile in their shoes and then talk. AND NO IM NOT ON STAMPS, but who knows what tomorrow will bring.
been there

Huntsville, TX

#15 Jul 24, 2008
john wrote:
no junk food.
I can tell you that when I was growing up there was no food stamps. Our family sure could have used them. My mama and daddy worked very hard, but there was never enough. Great big gardens, and mama working like a man kept us above water. Mama worked all day in the garden and helping daddy on the farm and then when night came, she canned all night long.
I don't see a thing wrong with a child getting a candy bar or a coke. I hardly ever got them when I was growing up. I know that there are lots of little kids out there today that are exactly like me when I was growing up. I can still remember the first RC and Moonpie that I got. We never know anyone's circumstances until we are in the same boat. Not knowing what's for supper is beyond a little kid, so let's not grudge them a little treat ever once in a while.
Remember it's them today but could be us tomorrow.
Just saying

United States

#16 Jul 24, 2008
I see no problem with people getting food stamps when they really really need them. But like one of the above posts stated. I think its ashame that you would trade your food stamps for pills or even for cash. I have known of some that gets out and works and never even turns in their money amount to the food stamp office. I think that is a terrible shame as well. I guess if there is away to defraud the government some will find a loop hole somewhere.By the way I guess some kids wouldnt get anything to eat if it wasnt for junk food. For the record no I dont draw stamps nor have I ever.

“The Cat's Meow!”

Since: Jul 08

Bugtussle

#17 Jul 24, 2008
been there wrote:
<quoted text>
I can tell you that when I was growing up there was no food stamps. Our family sure could have used them. My mama and daddy worked very hard, but there was never enough. Great big gardens, and mama working like a man kept us above water. Mama worked all day in the garden and helping daddy on the farm and then when night came, she canned all night long.
I don't see a thing wrong with a child getting a candy bar or a coke. I hardly ever got them when I was growing up. I know that there are lots of little kids out there today that are exactly like me when I was growing up. I can still remember the first RC and Moonpie that I got. We never know anyone's circumstances until we are in the same boat. Not knowing what's for supper is beyond a little kid, so let's not grudge them a little treat ever once in a while.
Remember it's them today but could be us tomorrow.
Awsome post, and amen to the could be us tomorrow part.
gal in tville

Elizabethtown, KY

#18 Jul 24, 2008
What kind of question is this? If junk is 'food' then hmmmmm....food stamps? What does that mean? I think it means people can buy whatever the hell they want to eat! Get a life and quit worrying about people on foodstamps. The person who wrote this would be on them if they were allowed. Don't put people down because there are good honest people on them that actually need the food stamps to live. Minus the pruitts/mexicans---some people actually need them!!!!!!!!!!
ky_outlaw

Lexington, KY

#19 Jul 24, 2008
Ate up wrote:
The one that started the thread...What do you think about people getting food stamps! When you get them yourself.
what's it any of your got damn buisness any way? maybe they were just interested in what people would say. they weren't downgrading anybody. that just shows people how stupid you are!!
Glen

Munfordville, KY

#20 Jul 25, 2008
I think they ought to be able to buy whatever they want to eat.If its junk food,so be it.Thats what kids want to eat nowadays anyway.

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