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What should be banned from food stamp purchases?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:37 PM on Jun. 5, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • I think it would be a shame if people weren't allowed to treat themselves on occasion just because they were living in poverty. There were times when I was growing up that we had to have food stamps (because I had a dad who wouldn't pay his $12 a month in child support). I can tell you that it was very, very rare that steak or shrimp or even a frozen pizza were on the menu for the month. It was mostly plain rice, beans, or popcorn for dinner. Oatmeal for breakfast. Often no lunch at all. People need to practice a little more compassion. Your taxes are being paid, regardless. Regardless of a lot of things. Your taxes support a number of causes you don't even think about and which you would never personally support. It's part of being an American citizen.

    Answer by misses_nick at 12:33 AM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • shrimp, lobster steak

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:38 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • junk food, soda.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:39 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • i dont think nothing should only hot foods. put your self in other peoples shoes,( if u havnt)

    Answer by aprilsalcro at 11:40 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • Why should anything be banned? Who gives a crap what they buy. I don't & neither should anyone else.

    If they are feeding there family then it should not matter.


    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 11:41 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • Alcohol. Otherwise, I don't think any regular grocery items should be banned from being purchased by food stamps.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:43 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • If their feeding their family crap on the tax payers dollars, it is my concern. ALL junk food should be banned, but you shouldn't be allowed to buy steak and lobster either. Fruits, veggies and healthy dinners are what they should only be allowed to buy. This goes for anybody.

    Answer by sarapurser at 11:44 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • Yes, if my tax dollars are going towards funding their purchases, I don't want that wasted on Twinkies, Coke and Pringles. Those are empty calories. People who say that food stamp users have the right to buy crap food for their families have a rather weak argument. If these people are trying to improve their lives and get back on their feet, what better way to start than a healthy diet?

    Answer by MommyDumDum at 11:46 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • Anything that has hormones, antibiotics, artificial sweeteners, HFC, trans fat, hydrogenated oils, MSG, artificial flavors & colors, preservatives.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:47 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • Go through Angel Tree Food Ministry and you can buy steaks, shrimp and other fish, chicken and the like for really cheap.
    Personally I don't think that if you are on food stamps that you shouldn't be allowed to buy soda and junk food. Why rot their teeth and bodies when you have the money to buy fruits and veggies. I do wish that they included toothbrushes/ toothepaste and soap/shampoo on there.

    Answer by Glickstein at 11:48 PM on Jun. 5, 2009