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      Trump assaults food stamps

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news....=.5cdccf3a3310

      Basically, Trump has decided to revamp the food stamp program so that we receive a box of canned goods instead of being able to shop for our own food. That means no fresh fruits and vegetables, no eggs, no cheese, no chicken on sale... Just processed foods with extra sugar and salt and chemicals.



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      I seriously doubt this will ever be voted in
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      Quote Originally Posted by Krissy Cakes View Post
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news....=.5cdccf3a3310

      Basically, Trump has decided to revamp the food stamp program so that we receive a box of canned goods instead of being able to shop for our own food. That means no fresh fruits and vegetables, no eggs, no cheese, no chicken on sale... Just processed foods with extra sugar and salt and chemicals.
      The trouble with food stamps is the number of people who pile a shopping cart high with bottles of sugar-laden fizzy drinks, bags of fatty snacks and other general junk food, then pay their $100-odd bill for it all with their food stamps. I have yet to see someone with their own body weight in junk food loaded into a shopping cart pay with anything other than food stamps.

      The people who buy $10 worth of healthy food with their food stamps tend to blend in with everyone else so it's less visible what is happening.
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      Quote Originally Posted by tango View Post
      The trouble with food stamps is the number of people who pile a shopping cart high with bottles of sugar-laden fizzy drinks, bags of fatty snacks and other general junk food, then pay their $100-odd bill for it all with their food stamps. I have yet to see someone with their own body weight in junk food loaded into a shopping cart pay with anything other than food stamps.

      The people who buy $10 worth of healthy food with their food stamps tend to blend in with everyone else so it's less visible what is happening.
      However they are needed by pretty much everyione who gets them. I seriiously doubt that the majority of people on food stamps are doing what you say.
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      This topic, in discussions both here and elsewhere, seems to be fueled by people alarmed about the possibility of something happening that they don't really know will happen under the proposal. But they expect the worst. It might be a good idea to wait for complete information before taking to the keyboard with a statement like "Trump assaults...."

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      I will be honest and say my husband and I are on food stamps. It IS hard to buy healthy food as they cost A LOT. I mean we don't buy junk food very offend and we don't get much in food stamps as our rent is low and they think since its low we can pay for food and other things.



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      Quote Originally Posted by psalms 91 View Post
      However they are needed by pretty much everyione who gets them. I seriiously doubt that the majority of people on food stamps are doing what you say.
      It's hard to say, but I think it is safe to say that someone who spends $100+ on a cart full of junk food probably doesn't need that pile of junk in their body.

      I strongly suspect that it's the flagrant abuse that gets the bad press while the silent majority go unnoticed (probably because they don't want the attention). A friend of mine is on the borderline of being eligible for food stamps and he doesn't want to claim them because of his pride, although in the meantime the ones who figured out how to game the system stock up on junk courtesy of the taxpayer.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Krissy Cakes View Post
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news....=.5cdccf3a3310

      Basically, Trump has decided to revamp the food stamp program so that we receive a box of canned goods instead of being able to shop for our own food. That means no fresh fruits and vegetables, no eggs, no cheese, no chicken on sale... Just processed foods with extra sugar and salt and chemicals.
      Even if this were to happen, there are still some things you can do to provide for yourself:



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      Some of the problem (and Mr. Trump's idea is totally off base) is that, while there are those that are responsible with what they use, there are a visible majority who aren't. Michigan, for example (my home state before my move) decided income levels based on "disposable income" - cash on hand. And the amount of money placed on a "bridge card" (i.e. food stamp card) was determined by that. Anyone eligible, based on their household disposable income, could have a card. Household may have included husband, wife, kids, etc. It did not include the grandmother, aunt, uncle, cousin, nephews, etc. who all might be under the same roof, who also had bridge cards.
      "Disposable income" also did not include the 2015 Cadillac Escalade and second car (say an '06 Lincoln) parked out back. So the reason some folks could be seen with the carts stuffed with groceries was that everyone together stocked up using their collective bridge cards to buy food knowingly bad for them. And we're talking in neighborhoods that had adequate fruits, veggies, meats, etc. And remember this is during the time of radical change to the FDA and Department of Health under Obama. During a time of extreme advocacy for "health" by the White House.
      So, while misguided, I can understand the current proposal as a desire for something different. And I'd also suggest reading up on what he's really proposing. , From what I understand, it's meant to be supplemental, not a slashing of all benefits.
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