posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 09:46 AM
Although I can easily solve this problem in less then 5 min of writing this.. It will not be solved anytime soon..
Obviously someone will make profits from this because it involves buying products so there is no getting around that..
How to solve problem in a few simple steps:
All states adopt Texas food stamp policy feel free to lookup the particulars but basically you cant get food stamps for more then 3 months unless you
are on disability. We do not allow you to just sit on state assistance forever you got 3 months to get your # straight which should be plenty of
time, unless you actually are unable to work due to disability.
It makes no sense to allow any types of foods to be purchased since these people are eating unhealthy and are the same people who are getting free
hospital visits on our dime and clogging up the hospital system. Since this money/food is being given to people for free for them to be able to eat
and feed their kids/themselves you lose your right to choose, you want more choices then buy your own food..
So you put out the offer to food supply companies that to be eligible for ebt program you have to offer your food at a discount if its being bought by
ebt, along with that only healthy food is allowed on the ebt program, no sodas, no crap foods. The healthy companies will line up to be an ebt option
especially if they are one of the only limited options.
Limit the items you can purchase to items that are needed. Food, diapers, ect. People don't need bottled water, soda, certain meats or really any
meats you can substitute the protein with many other more healthy items.
Last but not least, make the system more secure. Require the card holder to show ID to use the card, they only require you to know the pin number
anyone can use the card. That makes no sense, this is the main way people are able to sell their food stamps they give the card and pin to someone and
they give them $ each month when the ebt card resets and money is added. Either that or they go to the store and offer to buy groceries for people for
the cash value or under the cash value. If they can figure a way to fix that problem it would help.
The entire system is broken, I am all for the system because I myself have been on food stamps before and I really did need it and it really did help
me and if I didn't have it I literally don't know what I would have done for food at the time which is pretty scary. In texas its not that easy to
get on the food stamps and like I said above, you only get it for a limited time its not an ongoing thing unless you are fully disabled.
If someone is fully disabled and cannot work or do anything because they cant even walk or are blind and cant do things ect, cancer, really sick, I
support helping them and if I have to give up a few dollars for every pay check to help them I am fine with that. I would hope that if I was in that
type of need that people would care enough to help me also so I feel that I should always be willing to help where I can.
The problem I have is because the system is broken and people are taking advantage and its not being run correctly, our money is going to waste and
not properly being used to help people. I also believe that any welfare should not be run by the GOV that is the BIGGEST problem, it should be run by
a non-profit that is solely established by a non church that is there to help people only.
The biggest problem with most programs that are established by the GOV is that they are run by the GOV who are idiots and have no clue on how to run
the country much less how to run a charity that helps people.
Just like the prison system which the GOV fails at and is going more and more to private company ownership which is an even bigger failure, they
should be run by non-profit and rather then taking our taxes and cutting everything that the prisoners get so the prison can profit more all the money
should go to rehabilitation or if they can save money then it should cost us less not become profits for the prison corp.
Prison as well makes no sense you have all of these people sitting around doing nothing, turn the prison into a factory or something and make them
build stuff like they use to do back in the day, train them to do construction and use them to build and maintain any state owned buildings to save us
money it makes absolutely no sense.