Originally posted by veryinteresting
reply to post by wantsome
I am sorry that so many feel that they are qualified to speak about things they have never experienced themselves.
I will say that KARMA is a cold reckoner. I have seen quite a few "must be nice" folks filing bankruptcy or defaulting on their mortgages this
year. And with food stamps being sought by such an astonishing number of people lately, i'd wager that a good many are now eating their words...God
knows that there is little else to eat when your feeding yourself on $4.50 a day.
I live in Missouri and shop at Aldi and Dollar General.
By the prices I pay.
Breakfast, 2 eggs, 10 cents each, two slices of toast, 5 cents each, slice of salami, 10 cents, cocoa mix, 10 cents. Breakfast total, 50 cents.
Lunch, macaroni, 1/4 lb, 25 cents, half bag of mixed vegetables, 50 cents. total 75 cents.
Dinner, two potatoes, 30 cents, half bag vegetables, don't have to be the same as lunch, 50 cents, 1/4 lb hamburger, 50 cents. total 1.30. Daily
total 2.55. Leaving 1.95 for other things. First day use 1.10 to buy margarine to fry eggs, put on toast and vegetables and potatoes, onion powder to
give vegetables, macaroni and potatoes some taste, 50 cents, leaving 35 cents to add to tomorrows budget. You won't have to buy margarine or onion
powder every day so you can spend the money for that on something else.
Next day eat the same thing, have 1.95 for other things plus the 35 cents left over, = 2.30 for other things.
Next day eat the same breakfast and lunch, and for dinner splurge on a can of ham, 1.00, 1/4 pound of beans or lentils, 25 cents, and a half pound
mixed vegetable 50 cents. 1.75 + 1.25 for lunch and dinner=3.00, 1.50 left over to go with the 2.30 from the two previous days= 3.80, buy yourself a
half gallon of ice cream for 2.20 for a treat and have 1.60 for left over.
In Missouri, there is no sales tax on food stamp purchases.
Every day you would be getting a pound of vegetables, two eggs, and 1/4 lb meat. With cocoa and icecream for treats. Lots of people who work at well
paying jobs don't eat that good a diet. I prefer whole wheat bread which is more expensive and would make the left over total less but that is
something for each person to work out. None of the above with the exception of cocoa and the ice cream is junk food. And even they contain some milk.
No ramen noodles mentioned.
I know that there will be responses that they live in the inner city and have to take three buses to get to an Aldi and that they have to shop at the
corner store where everything is overpriced. Life is hard for us all.