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Why don;'t they make FS like WIC?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

Give you a check and state what you can and can't buy on it.  

WIC: Bread, milk, eggs, beans, cereal, juice, tuna!!

FS: Card with $$ on it!?


Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 31, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:55 PM

They don't just put money on it. You can buy only food with it, and some things you can't even buy. Like some sorts of orange juice.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:58 PM
When it's your own money it's your choice.

Quoting buzymom93:

no, the government should not be able to regulate it...i wouldn't want anyone telling me what to eat, food stamps or not.. i mean really its my choice...



Quoting Anonymous:

 But if the government is paying for the food, shouldn't they be able to regulate what's being bought with it? Socialism is a wonderful thing!


Quoting buzymom93:




well just because someone is low income doesn't mean that the government should tell them how to eat!  a person should be able to eat how and what they want...  whether a person chooses to eat healthy or not doesn't matter to anyone else, its their life, their choice.. 


too many people worry about what everyone else is doing, its ridiculous


Quoting sheymann:


You can buy food. Any food, whateverr you want. It doesn't have to be healthy or even actual food. It can be junk food, soda, etc. 


OP: I agree with you. If you're on FS you shouldn't be able to load up your card with junk food. I'm not saying zero junk food but not mostly.




Quoting peaches_04:

I think they do to an extent









 




talia-mom
by Gold Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Something these takers don't understand.


Quoting Anonymous:

When it's your own money it's your choice.

Quoting buzymom93:

no, the government should not be able to regulate it...i wouldn't want anyone telling me what to eat, food stamps or not.. i mean really its my choice...



Quoting Anonymous:

 But if the government is paying for the food, shouldn't they be able to regulate what's being bought with it? Socialism is a wonderful thing!


Quoting buzymom93:




well just because someone is low income doesn't mean that the government should tell them how to eat!  a person should be able to eat how and what they want...  whether a person chooses to eat healthy or not doesn't matter to anyone else, its their life, their choice.. 


too many people worry about what everyone else is doing, its ridiculous


Quoting sheymann:


You can buy food. Any food, whateverr you want. It doesn't have to be healthy or even actual food. It can be junk food, soda, etc. 


OP: I agree with you. If you're on FS you shouldn't be able to load up your card with junk food. I'm not saying zero junk food but not mostly.




Quoting peaches_04:

I think they do to an extent









 






surromama
by Gold Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:14 PM
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Why do you people care so much. I understand that you feel you are paying for their food, but come on. Why do you feel the need to control everything they eat or drink? You will still be paying either way. Not everyone has the time, patience or know how to be a chef and prepare only approved meals.
Think about if you were in their shoes and suddenly had to go on fs, would you be able to change your eating habits to make all the judgmental people happy. I think the cash aid should be monitored somehow, but not the food.
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abbysmom818
by Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:19 PM

I didn't know they even did checks anymore. In Texas, they definitely don't. WIC cards are used, so it won't take off the things that aren't covered. 

Quoting ColleenF30:

It would probably cost more in the long run, that and some cashiers lie about what people have bought. I have seen people get items they weren't supposed to on WIC knowing which cashier didn't care and would mark it down the right way.


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nikki4eva88
by Bronze Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:36 PM
WIC is not only a government sponsored program, but it's purpose is to promote healthy eating habits from pregnancy til about 5 yrs I think. It's not just assistance like Foos Stamps.
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ColleenF30
by Lube Girl on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:57 PM

I know at least a few places still do. Ohio did last I knew. I have no clue what north Carolina does yet. I know I qualify, but I am waiting to see if I have a viable pregnancy before I apply. (I know I still qualify even six months after a miscarriage, but I don't feel right doing it unless I have a viable for some reason). Currently 5 weeks 4 days. I should know by Wednesday.


Quoting abbysmom818:

I didn't know they even did checks anymore. In Texas, they definitely don't. WIC cards are used, so it won't take off the things that aren't covered. 

Quoting ColleenF30:

It would probably cost more in the long run, that and some cashiers lie about what people have bought. I have seen people get items they weren't supposed to on WIC knowing which cashier didn't care and would mark it down the right way.




Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Maybe ask the FS company

abbysmom818
by Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:05 PM

I hope everything goes good for you. 

Quoting ColleenF30:

I know at least a few places still do. Ohio did last I knew. I have no clue what north Carolina does yet. I know I qualify, but I am waiting to see if I have a viable pregnancy before I apply. (I know I still qualify even six months after a miscarriage, but I don't feel right doing it unless I have a viable for some reason). Currently 5 weeks 4 days. I should know by Wednesday.


Quoting abbysmom818:

I didn't know they even did checks anymore. In Texas, they definitely don't. WIC cards are used, so it won't take off the things that aren't covered. 

Quoting ColleenF30:

It would probably cost more in the long run, that and some cashiers lie about what people have bought. I have seen people get items they weren't supposed to on WIC knowing which cashier didn't care and would mark it down the right way.





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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:16 PM
So what you are saying is only the government can dictate your home and what you put inside it if you're on WIC but not FS?

Quoting AdellesMom:

Have your thought processes always been so unilateral? Think outside of the box for once.



If someone's on FS, and the government tells them what they can and cannot buy, then the government is telling them what they can and cannot bring into their home. Thus controlling what happens in that home. It's not rocket science, and it's sad that you're making it to be something it isn't.



It wouldn't make everything easier. Have you actually been stuck in line behind someone that has a WIC check? No, it doesn't make sense in reality. In theory, it may sound good. However, what works in theory won't always work in reality.



Of course I don't think that the government should control what people buy with FS. It's food for crying out loud. Just be thankful that you aren't on FS, instead of looking down your nose at people that are.




Quoting talia-mom:


No, they aren't controlling what happens in their home.   These people are not forbidden from buying stuff with their own money since this is just a supplement to help provide food.

It makes complete sense.  You just think the government shouldn't control what they buy with the service the government provides.


That is why just need FS stores.   It would make everything easier.



Quoting AdellesMom:

You make no sense. If the government decides to control what people can and cannot buy with FS, they will have control over what happens in someone's home. You don't know what my cousin can and cannot eat. Don't act as if you do, you're very off base.





Quoting talia-mom:

No one is controlling what they can or cannot do in their homes.   They would be controlling what they are willing to provide.   It is a big, big difference.  As for your cousin, then a doctor's note could help provide a few extra things that are still staples.  He doesn't need potato chips or candy bars.    He needs produce and protein and fiber.





Quoting AdellesMom:

No, they wouldn't have. My cousin was allergic to almost all foods in the major food groups. I mean, he has a severe CHICKEN allergy! The boy can't eat CHICKEN, let alone dairy products (he's allergic to milk) and he's also allergic to seafood and he can't have wheat. My cousin is on many, many dietary supplements e cause of his very severe food allergies. Sorry you can't understand this.







There's something very wrong with it. It's none of your business what people do in their homes. None! Like I said in a previous reply that you've seemed to ignore, what do you do all day? Sit on your ass? Are you working? Are you in school? Do YOU even pay taxes?! If not, then zip it.








Quoting talia-mom:

Staples, which cover food allergies, has been most of the focus of this because it is more like WIC than just allowing anything and everything not hot from the deli.

Her needs would be met by making FS more like WIC.   Sorry you can't wrap your mind around the concept there is nothing wrong with limiting what is available on food stamps.







Quoting AdellesMom:

Yes, really. That person's comment was about people with food allergies, and other dietary needs. NOT junk food. If that person had made a comment about junk food, then you'd have a point. However, that person took a whole different angle that doesn't even relate to junk food.









Nice try at trying to twist this around, and put the reading comprehension fail on me. Too bad anyone with half of a brain can see that your twist doesn't work. Also, all staple foods will not feed all kids regardless of dietary restrictions. I have a cousin who was once allergic to almost everything under the sun, and his allergies were very severe. Sadly, many so called staple foods would kill him. So, he had to eat some junk foods.










Quoting talia-mom:

Not really.  A great deal of this discussion has been on making it staples and not things like  soda and cakes.

Staple foods would feed children regardless of the dietary needs of them or the parents.   If a parent chooses to feed junk food, then they should provide it.

Good effort in not understanding what is being discussed throughout the thread.







Quoting AdellesMom:

Reading comprehension fail!











She's not talking about junk food.












Quoting talia-mom:

They would not have a lot of malnourished or starving children if they eliminated be able to get junk food.








Quoting Anonymous:

Because not everyone has the same dietary needs or religious beliefs. Certain religions can't eat certain foods. There are so many food allergies out there its hard to dictate what u can and can't get in a home. And there are metabolic disorders which cause u to have entirely different diets from your family. I know when I got wisc I tried to explain my metabolic disorder and that I couldn't have anything on the vouchers they told me just give it to someone else to eat that thy can't make special food checks for me. Because its not fair to the rest of the country if I get things for my diet. It was so dumb. If food stamps did that they would have a lot of malnourished or starving children or parents selling foodstamps or doing more illegal things to try and feed their child or themselves with dietary ristrictions.































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