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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    But what is "average"? Walmart vs Anthropolgie?
    Whole foods stores sells mostly "organic" food.Organic food is code for overpriced food.
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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Whole foods stores sells mostly "organic" food.Organic food is code for overpriced food.
    The whole point I was trying to get at was that a cheaper option at a more expensive store is still a more expensive option. The solution is to provide only enough money to afford the very basics at the cheapest store. If they don't stretch it out far enough to make it work, it's on them.
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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    The whole point I was trying to get at was that a cheaper option at a more expensive store is still a more expensive option. The solution is to provide only enough money to afford the very basics at the cheapest store. If they don't stretch it out far enough to make it work, it's on them.
    I think it would be easier just to say which stores can and can not do EBT and what goods you can and can not get with EBT.Because idiots will take the bare minimum and try to buy things like chips, tv dinners, and other expensive and junk food.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think it would be easier just to say which stores can and can not do EBT and what goods you can and can not get with EBT.Because idiots will take the bare minimum and try to buy things like chips, tv dinners, and other expensive and junk food.
    Let them buy inefficient goods with their little stipend. If it doesn't stretch enough because they bought the wrong things... well, that's natural selection.

    Same with unhealthy food (like junk food) - if they didn't buy the proper nutrition with their small stipend, well, tough titties. Rice and beans are really, really cheap.
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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    I have a hidden agenda, which is to see if people might begin asking themselves who really benefits most from this social welfare program, and see if they can identify for what real reasons they would oppose improving it.



    Whatever.

    As I said, this thread will accomplish nothing except wasting a little time.

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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Unfortunately many of the folks on food stamps are single parents already working two or more jobs lacking the time, and may not have the extra resources to pay for the energy to cook those meals. When I thought all on SNAP were just at home unemployed, I used to think as you do. But now with so many working poor, I don't think we can fairly force this issue.
    You can make several large batches of food and eat from them throughout the week.

    FACT-the purpose of this food is to prevent starvation in the severely needy-for a temporary period.
    FACT-many of the poor suffer from obesity and other issues-and this is all on the taxpayers dime.
    FACT-Whole, clean foods are often the cheapest.

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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    Let them buy inefficient goods with their little stipend. If it doesn't stretch enough because they bought the wrong things... well, that's natural selection.

    Same with unhealthy food (like junk food) - if they didn't buy the proper nutrition with their small stipend, well, tough titties. Rice and beans are really, really cheap.
    If we go with your idea the amount will be increased. Because all it will take is a few morons still buying junk and expensive name brands whining and crying how they can't afford to feed themselves or their kids and MSNBC and other far left media outlets will paint politicians as anti-poor or claim that politician wants to see poor people starve and the amount will be raised
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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If we go with your idea the amount will be increased. Because all it will take is a few morons still buying junk and expensive name brands whining and crying how they can't afford to feed themselves or their kids and MSNBC and other far left media outlets will paint politicians as anti-poor or claim that politician wants to see poor people starve and the amount will be raised
    Well, that's just the thing - pin the amount given to satisfy the bare minimum requirement. If there is only money for rice and beans, and not a red cent extra, then the person will either eat or starve. If they "need" more money, they are screwing up and the problem will take care of itself. Now, if only we could get pundits and networks to show just how much good food you can make with the current levels of assistance.
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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    This is 'Merica dammit! I say plenty of bread crusts and watery gruel for all.

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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    Let them buy inefficient goods with their little stipend. If it doesn't stretch enough because they bought the wrong things... well, that's natural selection.

    Same with unhealthy food (like junk food) - if they didn't buy the proper nutrition with their small stipend, well, tough titties. Rice and beans are really, really cheap.
    It isn't natural selection because we are handing them money... giving the access to free medical care... free education... etc.
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