Imagine this. Fast forward ten years child obesity is down adult health problems dramatically decrease because kids and adults get the correct nutrition and not hot pockets. Imagine the savings from Medicaid and Medicare.
Give them powdered milk, powdered eggs, canned meat, peanut butter and cheese. I remember our family received that when my dad was laid off in the 1960’s.
In other words they would have to be selective of what they buy so they can get the necessities like us working Americans? I have been hit up by 4 random strangers in the past year asking if I want to buy food stamps $200/$100 or $100/$50. Sickens me that they get so much that they can't even use them all.
Why not goverment run grocery stores that could monitor what types of food can be bought with goverment money. Only supply good healthy foods..no cash back
Not everybody who uses SNAP is a stereotypical "Welfare Leech," you ignorant bigots (and I don't, BTW). People do not "sell their food stamps" because THERE ARE NO FOOD STAMPS and haven't been for years. I have no issue with limiting what can be purchased with EBT cards to items considered nutritious and banning junk food, but handing out military MREs is like something I would expect to see in a Communist country, not to mention stigmatizing kids and making them targets of bullying by branding them with a badge of poverty.
1. You are getting food from taxpayers, your choice of foods should be what we allow, not what you feel you deserve!2. Now advocates are worried about a federally ran social program and the costs?3. Their entire dollar amount should be part of this program, not allowing them buy high priced foods.
They will probably get a ticket and go to a govt. place that will supply FOOD only. No longer will they buy drugs...or unnecessary stuff. GREAT IDEA. And they have to get off their butts and pick it up!!!!
No more push button plunder with EBT cards.
As the chart shows, when President Obama took office, enrollment in the food stamps program was 31.98 million. Now, not even four years later, it's a whopping 46.48 million. (In 2002, as the chart states, "19.1 million Americans received food stamps.")
USDA has engaged in an aggressive outreach and promotional campaign to boost food stamp enrollment. Among these efforts are an ongoing partnership with the Mexican government to advertise food stamps to Mexican nationals, migrant workers, and non-citizen immigrants.
Trump wants to overhaul America’s safety net with giant cuts to housing, food stamps and health care
I Bar my husband used to go to..at the first of the month people would come in and sell their Food Stamp Debit Cards for cash...happens everywhere...
This might eleminte the person in front of me, buying 40$ worth of snow crab legs, while I'm buying the Chuck roast on sale and pairing it with a bag of Pinto's I soaked overnight