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I got to know her a bit over time, and she mailed in rebates, printed coupons off the internet, went to 12 hour sales, bought off the discount rack...
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Phoenix
Maybe I can help.
I was behind an old lady a couple of years back. She was buying staples: dried chile's, masa to make tortillas, and some hamburger meat. Her bill ran something like $8, and her Lonstar card couldn't pay it. We ponied up to cover her (my wife and I both love the elderly), and passed her shuffling out the door on the way out. Her husband, who was equally ancient, picked her up in an 80's era Oldsmobile.
I accept that grifters work the system because people like that lady and her husband still don't get enough.
originally posted by: Phoenix
The database algorithms available to minutely monitor citizens daily activities should be put to good use here and disallow buying crap or spotting trends indicating system abuse patterns.
That they are not tells me someone's making $$$ off the abuse.
originally posted by: WUNK22
It should be for healthy essential products, that’s it! No soda, no candy, no KFC, no fast food! Believe it or not, in New York this is racist. Your denying people of color enjoyable things in life like McDonalds and Pizza Hut. My state is one of madness
If you can't afford food, here's you some food. The perishables you can still get at the store, for obvious reasons, but the staples are delivered to your door, every month, for a lot less money and a lot less hassle than how it's done now.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: pavil
Not here. No "hot food." No alcohol. No tobacco products. Sometimes certain vitamins will go on it.
I think some people just don't understand how SNAP works, or maybe it's just different in other states.