posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 11:57 PM
Wow. More self-righteous posturing and judgement from a bunch of people who really have no clue what they are talking about, or what life is like for
someone really down and out. Otherwise, people would not be supporting this sort of assinine limit on what people can eat.
I was once homeless, and received food stamps to eat with. The problem when you are homeless is that...well...you don't have a home. And thus, you
have no fridge or pantry to store food, no stove or oven to cook with, no utensils to prepare and eat with, so you are limited to food that is
pre-prepared, non perishable, and easy to carry around, which isn't really cheap. So I would get stuff at the deli counter at the store, like trays
of sushi and stuff, because it was a full meal that I could eat without having to make it, and was more nutritious/less caloric than the sandwiches
So was I abusing the system with sushi/edamamme diet at the local IGA? Hardly. I was eating whatever was the most practical and economic, and in my
case at the time, that was grocery store sushi trays, or some of the leaner sandwiches/deli plates.
So these assholes in Missouri think that poor people should just buy gruel and cabbage, then? What about when steak and lobster are on sale? I've
bought packages of good meat and seafood that had been marked 50% or more off, with food stamps. Hell, I made a week's worth of lobster bisque for
less than 10 bucks, when one of our stores was selling nice frozen lobster tails for one dollar each. Naturally, I only bought lobster when it was on
a blowout sale like this. Same with prime meat or other luxury foods. Living good doesn't have to be expensive at all, if you know where to look.
Maybe instead of trying to control what poor people are allowed to eat and buy on food stamps, they should take a look and find out why there are so
many poor people in the first place.