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originally posted by: dantanna
i had a friend try to borrow money from me. i offered to buy him groceries, then all of a sudden that was not good enough.
if someone asks me for money, thats the new trick. offer them groceries.
i told my friend, 'send me a list of what you need, and i will find a grocery store that delivers.'
if they are really strapped for cash, of course i need to buy them food.
if they want more money for drinking and cokaine tho?
originally posted by: burgerbuddy
God Damn elitists.
Think you deserve wagyu tenderloins and sushi.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Aazadan
I like some of the "tight budget" foods myself. Pork especially. I make my own bacon, and save a couple of bucks. Make my own canadian bacon and I save a boatload. Make my own ham and I save a boatload.
Yesterday I was at the store and apparently HEB is overrun with pork. I spent about 88 cents/lb on various pork cuts (ribs, butt, belly).
The less desirable meats are fantastic, IMO. Until you want a good steak, anyway.
While we aren't broke or poor, i still shop like i am.
originally posted by: Aegeus
My family were on food stamps for a short while in the late 80's as we were transitioning from one state to another due to my stepfather getting a new job. Money was tight, and I remember my mother being very strict on what we bought. I could never imagine us using that help to go buy chips and soda.
. reduce SNAP spending by an astronomical $213.5 billion over 10 years, which can only be accomplished by cutting out of the program entirely, or reducing assistance sharply for, tens of millions of seniors, children, people with disabilities, working families, unemployed people, and veterans;
The proposal also undercuts its own purported rationales and strategies by eliminating the Commodity Supplemental Food Program that provides food boxes to seniors, and eliminating SNAP nutrition education funding.