|Originally Posted By TrojanMan:
Originally Posted By gopeterson:
Originally Posted By GrumpyBubba:
Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
I don't see a difference between foodstamps being used for food and foodstamps being used for lotto tickets, beer, and Marlboros. They're both equally offensive to me.
Respectfully, that's a bit silly. We can all agree that taxpayer money for actual food is a bad idea, but the the idea that someone could use taxpayer dollars for cigarettes and alcohol is a whole different level of fucked up.
If they need the government to buy them food, they need to schlep down to city hall and pick up their weekly rations. You get a quart of milk, a dozen eggs, a box of cereal, a ham, some ground beef, a bag of apples, 4 pounds of seasonal produce, and two pounds of rice per person per week. Once a month you get a small box with salt and some spices in it, plus 10 pounds of flour, 3 pounds of sugar, a quart of cooking oil, leavening/yeast, and other pantry essentials.
When you sign up for the program, you get a recipe book.
People who genuinely need food will take food.
People who are just fucking lazy and don't want to work will ignore the program, because they can't get prepackaged shit with it.
Result: Taxpayers save a fuckload of money and the EBT crowd learns to participate in society. And still, nobody goes hungry.