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Taco Bell and KFC want your food stamps

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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 12:38 AM
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Being poor is not a guarantee a person is an imbecile. Cooking is not hard, and almost everything has directions on the packaging. If that doesn't do the trick go to the damn library and look up recipes.




posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 03:37 AM
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Originally posted by Domo1
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Being poor is not a guarantee a person is an imbecile. Cooking is not hard, and almost everything has directions on the packaging. If that doesn't do the trick go to the damn library and look up recipes.


Not everyone on foodstamps has access to a kitchen or working stove.

Homeless veterans who stay in shelters, in their cars, or on the streets don't have access to ammenities like that.

Cooking is a luxury for many.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 04:56 AM
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Originally posted by WeRpeons
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I thought food stamps were a necessity not a free breakfast, dinner or lunch at a fast food restaurant! Instead of stopping the purchase of junk food, candy, soda, and other unhealthy purchases they're adding to the list!

Whatever knuckle brain politician came up with this idea, probably votes on any spending increase that passes his or her way.

I would understand allowing toiletries and laundry soap to be added to food stamp purchases, but adding these foods are not only unhealthy but they'll only increase health problems and cause obesity.





it wasn't the politicians that thought of it, it was the lobbyists hired by businesses..
which they probably wouldn't be lobbying for this, if they had enough non-"poor" paying customers keeping their business busy!! the middle class can't come up with the $$$ for such frivolous items as a night eating out, so well, the middle class can pay for the "poor" to take their place...

you're gonna end up paying for it anyways, so well, you might as well go out and pay your tithe to the great god of corporatism....at least you'll get a meal out of the deal that way!!!



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 05:05 AM
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Originally posted by purplemer
can someone explain to me how food stamps work please.Im from the UK...


I think it's like the food tokens you can get here when you have a baby. Only here you can only spend them on fresh veggies, fruit and milk.
Well supposedly...
I suppose there are still some under the counter exchanges for fags and crisps going on.
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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 05:22 AM
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I would be surprised by this if there werent already taking advantage of food stamps. There are a couple in my neighborhood who make pizza, cheesesteaks, and other unhealthy food. How do they get around the prepared food thing? One has a motto on their take out menus 'You buy it raw we cook it for free' its genius but sad.


 
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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 05:39 AM
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Originally posted by Domo1
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Being poor is not a guarantee a person is an imbecile. Cooking is not hard, and almost everything has directions on the packaging. If that doesn't do the trick go to the damn library and look up recipes.


Foods considered healthy usually do not have cooking directions. Prepackaged food does. If you approve of that it nullifies the stance about healthy food being the issue. And even if you can look up recipes that is not a gaurantee you can cook.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 05:40 AM
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This is sad. We have a deli at the little market I work at, but we cannot sell healthy "prepared deli" goods on food stamps, but fast food? My God.

Has anyone ever seen the film "Supersize Me"? It was a stupid stunt on the part of the filmaker, but he ate only McDonalds for thirty days. The doctors he consulted before hand said no problem, but he gained all sorts of weight and nearly was hospitalized before the thirty days was up. The same doctors were suddenly trying to get him to quit the "experiment".

As I say it was a stupid stunt on his part, but I will never eat fast food again. Feel better for it too!



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 05:47 AM
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Originally posted by purplemer

can someone explain to me how food stamps work please.

Im from the UK...


You apply with the State Government and if you make under a certain amount a month they issue you a credit card looking thing called an EBT card. It charges up every month by the amount you receive - those with kids get more - and you go to the store and use it like a credit card. Anything which does not qualify for the EBT card is separated and you are asked to pay cash for those items at the end of the transaction. Every six months you are required to go in and show them how much you are making, if you still qualify your card continues to charge back up for another six months.

Hope this helps
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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 05:53 AM
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That is coming...booze too. Pretty soon you will be able to swipe a government issued card down a stripper's a**crack.


Great idea, I have been wondering how I was going to afford that land to go off the grid with. I have to get busy inventing.

Sorry couldn't resist.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 05:58 AM
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I guess this is what Pelosi and AG Sec. Vilsack meant when they said Unemployment Benefits and Food Stamps were key parts of national stimulus. If this is their idea of stimulus, I'd really appreciate Washington staying clear out of it. The idea needs to be focus on how to get people OFF food stamps by removing their NEED for them, not how many ways we can make life on Government food programs warm and fuzzy for those getting it. They just don't get it....


Agreed, and according to the numbers, we know have a higher percentage on Food Stamps than were ever in the soup and bread lines during the Great Depression. Only this time EBT cards have made the lines invisible. Nice trick huh?



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 07:05 AM
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I work full time at a good job, my wife work's part time. We both take college classes online. We have a young daughter and one on the way. We use food stamps, but it is barely enough to get enough food for our family for the month. We buy fresh fruits and veggies, hamburger, chicken, pasta and chips and soda. We plan our meals by the week, clip coupons and try to get what we can that is on sale.

So we are not lazy, homeless, uneducated, drug addicted alcoholics. We are hard working and family oriented. The problem is that companies don't want to pay fair market price for the jobs we do. They would rather outsource jobs to India and wherever so they only have to pay people a few dollars/day.

Minimum wage is supposed to be the amount of money a person working full time is able to make and be able to cover all their necessary expenses (rent, utilities, food, etc). Do you really think a person would be able to live working 40 hrs/wk at $7.50/hr?

I'm not happy about being on food stamps, but I have to make sure my pregnant wife and child can eat, all while making sure there is gas in the car, electricity in the house, a roof over our head and clothes for us to wear. So I would appreciate it if people would stop generalizing that people on food stamps are stupid lazy uneducated addicts that are only trying to milk the system while dining on filet mignon. That's kind of like saying that all Asians are good at math and know kung-fu.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 08:07 AM
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Amen!!!! It really puts me off how some people on this site react when the foodstamp threads come up. Those people on here that think they are the ones actually handing their own hard earned cash to these indigent people crack me up and piss me off. The judgement that goes on here and for the type of website this is the people who gripe about foodstamps like the recipients are personally responsible for their bad life PUHLEASE!!!!! if you actually were enlightened or awake you would know the people who recieve foodstamps aren't the problem.

In fact I am gonna apply for foodstamps TODAY and if for some reason I get them ,I am gonna go out and buy freakin shrimp ,filet, soda, candy, ice cream and any other "luxurious", "extravagant". (This is Damn laughable) thing I can and then ill come back on this board and make a post about how I am enjoying all of there things ......just to get all you people who talk so ugly about foodstamp users.

NOBODY owes you a g..Damn explanation of what they purchase or eat. Isn't that what we all dislike ,big brother watching our every move???

I am so pissed I can't even get my Damn point across.

Find someone else to blame for your awful life of not being able to afford TACO BELL ,it is not those who are poors fault idiots. And, anyone who thinks of TACO BELL as luxury is just plain stupid. It is crap and practically free. If you can't afford a TACO at TACO BELL you've got bigger problems than those people you hate on foodstamps.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 08:20 AM
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It makes me sick to think people are judging weather you deserve to be on food stamps or not without even knowing a persons situation.
I am a single mother and have had to quit my job to care for my grandmother who has Alzhiemers. Being on food stamps is not my dream life but believe me, i would rather my daughter and grandmother be able to eat. But if I get a few things extra things that you people are calling junk then its undeserving. Why should I deprive my child of a simple junk snack every now and then just because its bought with food stamps. If the government would help people like my grandmother who is on a very limited income(social security) which does not allow for paying a nursing home, then I wouldnt be on here ranting and telling you all this. I will get my daughter some ice cream and watch her eat it (after her "HEALTHY"dinner of course)with a smile on my face because she misses out on a lot because i have to care for my grandmother 24-7. I do buy a lot of healthy food as well by the way....As for the fast food, the only reason I guess for that need is the fact that you may not have the ability to cook or your electricity bill hasnt been paid. Which is a struggle for many on food stamps..Getting the bills paid is a struggle for me every month..
I go through the check out at the store embarrassed most times, but I have no choice. I know many people look at me and judge, but they dont know me and my situation, just as they dont know many others.
Yes, some people may misuse the system...But you have to really go through a lot of paperwork and applications to get gov assistance. Its not a party.. My life is not a party, my life is a sad one..So dont judge...



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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Not that it's really related to the topic of food stamps but I use to work for Pepsi Cola. Pepsi actually owns Taco Bell, KFC, Long John Silvers. Anytime any of us would come in with our Pepsi uniforms on, they would give us employee discounts. I'm not in the least bit surprised that this is happening.

Wanna know something else, though non related? We were told we could NOT pour Pepsi down the drains as it would destroy the pipes. (yet people pour it in their bodies everyday?)



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:16 AM
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I'm not sure Taco Bell actually qualifies as "food".
Studies would have to be made to see if food stamps can be spent on "faux-food".



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:16 AM
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Originally posted by Domo1
Seriously? Our tax dollars hard at work, padding the pockets of Taco Bell. Wait until Philip Morris hears about this, cigarettes at a slightly reduced cost when you use foodstamps!


On the plus side, people can feed all ten of their kids for like $5 at Taco Bell.


Peace



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:24 AM
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Yeah... that will certainly help the obesity problem with poor people and minorities. Great move.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:27 AM
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Everyone always complains about the poor and how the poor people stole all their money and live it up on their welfare...

But no one ever points out how a B2 Spirit Stealth Bomber plus upgrade blocks costs over 3 billion dollars per jet!

If we only choose to not buy one of these jets, we would have enough money to feed millions of Americans for a decade.

So don't tell me America needs to make cut backs on the poor people.

When those ultra-rich military industrial tycoons are banking big time off our tax $$$, and everyone is griping and complaining about some jobless schmuck, you know you are in America.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:35 AM
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Originally posted by subject x
I'm not sure Taco Bell actually qualifies as "food".
Studies would have to be made to see if food stamps can be spent on "faux-food".


All joking aside, Taco Bell's food quality is not as low as everyone says.

Sure, that taco isn't all meat. There is a lot of potato in it. Potato is good for a hungry empty belly. Especially at 79cents.

People always blame fast food for obesity but it's almost never true in real life. Obesity is generally caused by things like pollutants or contaminants found within all foods, not just fast food. We are talking like 80-90% of all food at the grocery store can easily contain these contaminants.

That's why people who never eat fast food can become obese. Because fast food is not exactly the main culprit.

I know that a lot of the folks who follow fads and never question things or do any actual research will disagree, they always do. To them McDonalds is worse than the Devil. So of course my actual reminder of reality will be ignored by most...



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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Or better yet, imagine if the government would stop stealing private property by way of the tax code from its citizens, and all of that money was left in the private sector for people to do with as they saw fit. That would also help poor people, and the government would have nothing to do with it.



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