I know that on WIC you get x amount of something. You can't get junk food or nothing like that. Do you think that Food stamps should have the same system? So that Cokes and chips and stuff couldn't be bought. If it focuses on more fresh fruits and veggies, and on lean protiens and such? I know that on WIC, here in AR, we get coupons for the farmers market.
Do you think making foodstamps go to a program like WIC so that what kind of food people get is healthy and benificial to them and their children?
Just wondering cause I saw some many questions on FoodStamps, and ppl were mad that unhealthy/junk food was being bought.
I think food stamps should be like WIC. It's called public ASSISTANCE. Not public get whatever you want. If you are in NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED then you should get HELP. and those who get help should be grateful for what they get and stop acting entitled. I was on PA and felt this way even then. Should your kids get candy? Sure. It's 50 cents for a candy bar, buy it with your cash.
Answer by momof030404 at 11:08 AM on May. 23, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:04 AM on May. 23, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:05 AM on May. 23, 2009
Answer by 2-1CavWife at 11:09 AM on May. 23, 2009
Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 11:09 AM on May. 23, 2009
Your right momnbaby....we shouldn't question the way things are and seek ways to improve waste, we should just sit on our hands and hold our opinions and let the big strong men in charge take care of us. Tell me, is this how you have dealt with ALL issues you don't agree with? If you don't want to hear diff opinions on diff topics why are you in here? This goes to that first Anon too....
Answer by momof030404 at 11:13 AM on May. 23, 2009
Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 11:18 AM on May. 23, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 11:18 AM on May. 23, 2009
In theory it's a good idea, but think about the bureaucracy it would create - even more than it already is. I have never been on assistance, so I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong. If you are on WIC and need a specific kind of formula, you have to get it written from a Dr. that this is what you need so that the WIC office can get specific things accepted (after all, the grocery store doesn't know if you have a baby that requires lactose free whatever). So, if you or your family members have health issues, like allergies, then you must get it written that certain alternatives will be accepted. It would make a bigger paper trail for the grocery store, the Dr.'s office, the assistance office, and we all know more paper means more money to the taxpayer.
IMO, the theory is good, but the practicality is missing.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:23 AM on May. 23, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 11:24 AM on May. 23, 2009
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