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Old 23 May 2011, 07:09 PM
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Old 23 May 2011, 07:12 PM
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It doesn't cost the taxpayer any more for a food stamp recipient to buy $141.78 of steak and lobster than it does for hir to buy $141.78 of "beans, rice, milk and fresh veggies." People only get so much a month in food stamps. If they use it all on lobster and steak, they won't have it to buy other things. So long as the people making the decision to use the food stamps that way are the only ones suffering, what difference does it make?

Now, if other family members are going hungry because somebody ate steak and lobster, that's a problem.
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Old 23 May 2011, 07:20 PM
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I think the idea is that food stamps funding should be setup so that the person can get just enough staple food to not starve to death. If there is any money beyond that, then they are getting too much food stamp money.

Also, everyone on food stamps is stupid and must be told what is the correct food for them to buy.
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Old 23 May 2011, 07:24 PM
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Perhaps this person saved up for a while knowing that there was an uber-special event happening, such as a graduation or anniversary and saved their pennies for staples to last the rest of the month, leaving them able to splurge one time for a special dinner?
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Old 23 May 2011, 07:25 PM
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Don't be silly. Poor people are too stupid and lacking in foresight to any such thing. ETA: Also, they have no impulse control. And they're probably fat.
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Old 23 May 2011, 07:26 PM
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Perhaps this person saved up for a while knowing that there was an uber-special event happening, such as a graduation or anniversary and saved their pennies for staples to last the rest of the month, leaving them able to splurge one time for a special dinner?
That was my guess- 6 lobsters and 2 steaks is probably not a normal dinner unless you have a pretty big family!.
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Old 23 May 2011, 07:31 PM
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I wonder. There was a recent brouhaha about the Michigan lottery winner who was staying on food stamps. Then this recipt is "found" outside a Michigan store showing multiple luxury purchases on food stamps.

Hmmmm....
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Old 23 May 2011, 07:31 PM
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Do food stamps rollover? When I worked at a bakery they didn't, but I thought it got changed.

In reagrds to the reciept...Maybe one of their fat, worthless children got into college, on state fund of course (lazy slackers), and they wanted to celebrate? Or one of them stole a job from hard working americans, because they are probably illegals! Illegal African-americans who have never held a job and feel no need to!*

*Note: Sarcasm. Heavy, heavy sarcasm.
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The card should be limited to beans, rice, milk and fresh veggies.
No fruit, bread, pasta, canned or frozen veggies or meat of any kind?
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