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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Unless you set up a store that only sells generic items to stamp collectors, that will never work, because the checkout line at Wal-Mart isn't going to segregate generic/name brand items that pruchased with food stamps.

    If you're going to do that, you might as well set up monthly rations for welfare recipients.
    22 years ago when I was a check out clerk the computer system did this by UPC. You couldn't pay for alcohol or pet food with food stamps back then even. They could do this easily now by UPC code.
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Meh, I don't think it's really necessary. As I understand it, the food stamp program gives people X dollars to spend on food items. If they want to spend a little more of their allowance on the name-brand product, I think that's fine...it's their decision and really doesn't harm the state at all. I'm more concerned about people buying things on the government's dime they shouldn't be buying at all...like soda.
    You must really freak out when someone buys flour, crisco, chicken and pork chops for frying. The obesity factor of all that beats the hell out of a few cokes.
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    22 years ago when I was a check out clerk the computer system did this by UPC. You couldn't pay for alcohol or pet food with food stamps back then even. They could do this easily now by UPC code.
    But, the UPC code only designated, "grocery", from, "non-grocery". Right?

    A food item is a food item. That would mean that the store would have to totally change it's system. Who's going to pay for that?
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But, the UPC code only designated, "grocery", from, "non-grocery". Right?

    A food item is a food item. That would mean that the store would have to totally change it's system. Who's going to pay for that?
    No, the Universal Price Code identifies each product individually. Even different sizes of the same product have their own unique UPC.
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You must really freak out when someone buys flour, crisco, chicken and pork chops for frying. The obesity factor of all that beats the hell out of a few cokes.
    No. It doesn't.
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Well, I wasn't talking about them buying that stuff with food stamps, only that they buy that stuff. Which means there's no reason they can't buy a $15 Brita Water Filter Pitcher and have good water to drink for free as opposed to wasting money on soda
    Why should they spend cash, when the government is perfectly willing to give them foodstamps to buy soft drinks with? We're already talking about a group of Americans that think they are owed something by society. They're not going to spend their hard earned money on a water filter pitcher. They're going to wait until someone gives them one. The general attitude being, "You want me to drink healthier? Then give me a water filter pitcher so I can; otherwise, shut-the-****-up!". That's the mentality you're dealing with.
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    No. It doesn't.
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    So, eating fried porkchops, with gravy made from the drippings, over rice for supper every night, isn't as bad as a few cokes?
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, eating fried porkchops, with gravy made from the drippings, over rice for supper every night, isn't as bad as a few cokes?
    People don't typically do those things as much as they drink coke. And in any case, pork chops, gravy, and rice have at least SOME nutritional value. Coke does not.

    What exactly are you arguing? That people should be able to spend their food stamps on whatever the hell they want? Dream on, Karl Marx.
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    No, the Universal Price Code identifies each product individually. Even different sizes of the same product have their own unique UPC.
    What's going to happen when a checkout line is clogged up with a stamp collector; half of whom's purchase can't be bought with food stamps? The CSM is going to hit the override button on the register, that's what.
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    People don't do those things as much as they drink coke. And in any case, pork chops, gravy, and rice have at least SOME nutritional value. Coke does not.
    And for every ounce of nutritional value it has, it clogs up an equal length of artery.

    What exactly are you arguing? That people should be able to spend their food stamps on whatever the hell they want? Dream on, Karl Marx.
    No, actually, I'm saying that if you don't like what they're buying, then trim their allowance back, or cut them off, all together.

    It's the pinnacle of stupidity to say they can't buy a few soft drinks, but can eat all the greasy fried **** they want.
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