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Old 02-05-2012, 02:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My wife took this picture at a grocery store in the DFW area. This is what is wrong with this country.

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Old 02-05-2012, 02:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Expires tomorrow, that's probably why it's eligible.
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Food stamps = gets you food.
Sushi = food.

What's wrong with this picture? Just because your on a financial assistance program doesn't mean you should be eating only gross junk/grocery food...
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't get it.

You too good for food stamps?
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I guess it pisses me off because there were times in my life when I couldn't afford luxuries like sushi, but I WORKED for a living. I don't see why people should get luxury food items paid for by the government. I never went on food stamps. I worked for a living and if I didn't have enough money for food I ate ramen noodles.

Food stamps are bullshit for the most part. I worked as a grocery checker for a while when I was a teenager. People would pile up their food stamp items in one pile, then their beer cigarettes, etc. in another pile and pay cash for that. So they had plenty of damn money for food, but they just don't have to spend it for that. We have to feed their lazy ass.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Expires tomorrow, that's probably why it's eligible.
This is a good point, but she said ALL of the sushi products had this sticker.
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grocery store sushi =/= luxury.
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I'm guessing this is more about marketing and moving product then it is about welfare queens. The fact that the grocer put this sticker on it doesn't mean that it has been purchased with food stamps.
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So what exactly are food stamps? Whats wrong with using real money :S
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So what exactly are food stamps? Whats wrong with using real money :S
In the U.S., lower income peoples can apply for federal assistance. Food stamps issued by the government is currency that only allows you to get food.
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So what exactly are food stamps? Whats wrong with using real money :S
It's welfare. Basically people that don't work in our country can get free housing, free food and free medical care paid for by the government (US citizens). It's supposed to be used temporarily, but most of them use it so they don't have to work and let all of us pay for them to live for free. Also, social security disability is abused in a similar way. Many on disability are perfectly capable of working, they just don't want to.
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I'm with the OP. I worked at a grocery store, and it would piss me off to watch people buy hundreds of dollars worth of food with foodstamps, then help them to their car, and see that they drive a new escalade. Meanwhile I had to walk to work and eat a plain baloney sandwich for lunch and ramen for dinner.
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:08 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm with the OP. I worked at a grocery store, and it would piss me off to watch people buy hundreds of dollars worth of food with foodstamps, then help them to their car, and see that they drive a new escalade. Meanwhile I had to walk to work and eat a plain baloney sandwich for lunch and ramen for dinner.
This is exactly what I'm talking about. I NEVER checked out a person that was paying for their food with food stamps when they didn't have plenty of other stuff like beer and smokes, candy, etc. that they paid cash for. I checked out quite a few of those losers.
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Food stamps = gets you food.
Sushi = food.

What's wrong with this picture? Just because your on a financial assistance program doesn't mean you should be eating only gross junk/grocery food...
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I guess it pisses me off because there were times in my life when I couldn't afford luxuries like sushi, but I WORKED for a living. I don't see why people should get luxury food items paid for by the government. I never went on food stamps. I worked for a living and if I didn't have enough money for food I ate ramen noodles.

Food stamps are bullshit for the most part. I worked as a grocery checker for a while when I was a teenager. People would pile up their food stamp items in one pile, then their beer cigarettes, etc. in another pile and pay cash for that. So they had plenty of damn money for food, but they just don't have to spend it for that. We have to feed their lazy ass.
I do believe people need help with and I'm ok with them getting it... I just believe that people that pay with ebt for cigs or fast food that carry coach purse or have the latest iphone deserve any help
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Theres nothing luxurious about grocery store sushi.. EBT is useable at subway and most gas stations, why not store made sushi?
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I miss sushi
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poor people should only eat cheetos right?
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mmmmmmmmmmmm. unagi stamps.
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Shooooot, grocery store sushi is awesome!
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Hell I've seen some one buy beer with food stamps that's just wrong
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poor people should only eat cheetos right?
No. Truly poor, like homeless people, need foodstamps. I don't mind if they get it.

It's the people that don't need them that piss me off. If you make enough money to afford any type of phone, car, or housing. You don't need foodstamps.

And you especially don't need them when your standing in line with a case of beer.
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I've never done it, but you try living on $300 a week, pay rent and commute to work. I don't think having shelter and transportation should disqualify you from anything.

That said, I understand what you're saying, I knew several people who despite having very well-to-do supporting parents, decided to get food stamps during college. Fuck them.
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It's welfare. Basically people that don't work in our country can get free housing, free food and free medical care paid for by the government (US citizens). It's supposed to be used temporarily, but most of them use it so they don't have to work and let all of us pay for them to live for free. Also, social security disability is abused in a similar way. Many on disability are perfectly capable of working, they just don't want to.
Oh I see, we have welfare here too, ours is called 'Centerlink'. Sadly enough, 95% of people on it are bogans who cbf working and just use all the money to buy alcohol and drugs.Food stamps seem like a WAY better way of doing things
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i agree with the OP too. i work at a grocery store and i see people who obviously dont need any assistance from the government buying expensive food (seafood, steaks, etc) with their food stamps, buy the rest of their shit with cash (booze and such) and then i'd have to help them load all of it in their bmw, lexus, benz, etc.

but if there's a system where you can get free food, you'll see people take advantage of it.
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For the people who truly need the assistance and dont abuse it, thats fine.

For the people who cheat the system, thats not fine.

Thats why I hustle, to feed my family and support my hobbies ie. cars, relaxation sessions, etc.
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i agree with the OP too. i work at a grocery store and i see people who obviously dont need any assistance from the government buying expensive food (seafood, steaks, etc) with their food stamps, buy the rest of their shit with cash (booze and such) and then i'd have to help them load all of it in their bmw, lexus, benz, etc.

but if there's a system where you can get free food, you'll see people take advantage of it.
Hmmm I wonder if they just abandoned all forms of wellfare here in America.

I do think we would have more crime ie. robberies, rapes, murders, etc.

Poverty = crime.
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Wow really..
You CANT buy fast food of any kind with an EBT card. I do work at a grocery store and we sell Panera soups (cold and in a Tupperware container). It's not covered by EBT because it is made by a restaurant and not a manufacturer like campbells. Anything that is cut or made by us is not covered (IE deli sandwiches, fruits, and chicken)

and no, you cannot buy beer with an EBT card. The only way that could of been done is if the cashier was an idiot and made it eligible (which I highly doubt it will let you do that, but who knows)

But how the person spends the money really isnt important.If they want to be stupid and spend all their money on steaks and sushi, go for it. The people that actually need it will buy clearance shit and BOGO offers)

and no I am not on EBT nor is anyone in my family.
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Wow really..
You CANT buy fast food of any kind with an EBT card. I do work at a grocery store and we sell Panera soups (cold and in a Tupperware container). It's not covered by EBT because it is made by a restaurant and not a manufacturer like campbells. Anything that is cut or made by us is not covered (IE deli sandwiches, fruits, and chicken)

and no, you cannot buy beer with an EBT card. The only way that could of been done is if the cashier was an idiot and made it eligible (which I highly doubt it will let you do that, but who knows)

But how the person spends the money really isnt important.If they want to be stupid and spend all their money on steaks and sushi, go for it. The people that actually need it will buy clearance shit and BOGO offers)

and no I am not on EBT nor is anyone in my family.
^ the grocery store i work at you can buy anything food in the store, prepared or not, as long as it is not hot. ie you can buy a cold deli sub, sushi, etc, but you cant buy chicken or hot subs. which is pretty stupid but whatever.

and you're not at all concerned with how they spend or take advantage of the money the government allocates for them (which comes from our tax dollars, from what i understand)?
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Giant Eagle has pretty decent sushi and its so cheap, I just got 2 rolls for $6 and eat it almost everyday at work Oh and do not use food stamps I pay with cash cuz ima mufuckin ballah.
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