posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 12:57 AM
I think this is a button pusher story. And Starbucks at the center- Oh that liberal place where liberals and commies all plot over fancy coffee
drinks to plot their evil like the bolsheviks did in the coffee houses of old Russia.
You guys fall for that divisive crap?
You that jealous of a Starbucks? Tell me, have you checked out any of the menus at the White House parties lately? Or is it only your neighbor that
you want to be jealous of and hate?
It's not common at all. In a few places they let a few CHEAP fast food places take food stamps so the HOMELESS can get some food because they have
no way to store or cook it.
I know a lot of people on food stamps right now and they are running out of food at the end of the month. I had a preteen girl sigh and tell me
that they never get 2nds because the food stamps just don't go that far anymore - and her parents? Both of them work as janitors even though he's
was an auto mechanic for over 20 years.
I've been in CVS shopping late before when food stamps went on the cards and saw people lining up to get cereal and milk because they were HUNGRY
and it was the only place open 24/7.
There's some problem that's being addressed- it's probably the fault of the Safeway register system not coding the items correctly, or it's not
food stamps, it's cash snap benefits they are using in order to get money back. (Food stamps and welfare use the same cards. Some people get both,
Food stamps don't pay for everything in most cases either- they are a supplement.
I don't want people judging what I buy because if they looked in MY buggy they might think I was insane, because I stockpile and coupon. The last
trip I made to the store was steaks, panko, and parmesan cheese because I had coupons on all of them to make them about free. I didn't have a fresh
veggie in my cart.
I am acutely aware that if it were not for so many people in my county getting food stamps that our few remaining grocery stores would probably have
to shut DOWN. We used to have about 9 here. Now we are down to Walmart and Kroger with a couple of small independents at the edges of the county
that don't carry crap.
I don't want to eat rice and beans 24/7. There's no doggone reason anyone should have to either, unless it was an earthquake or disaster zone or
the zombie apocalypse.
The problem is there are no jobs. Oh there might be where you live, but there aren't any here- the ones I see are 10.00 an hour or less, with no
benefits and/or part time. Even if you have an education or skill, you're still screwed. My husband was designing homes, businesses, and medical
offices for 25 years and good at it.
Now he's unloading trucks. We had a good life and owe just a few thousand on our home- and now we have no health insurance and we're fighting to
Some people should look at their own purchases and count themselves lucky. I know taxes just suck but at least with food stamps and welfare it almost
ALL goes back into the local community....to pay cashiers, delivery men, butchers, grocers, landlords.