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do you think food stamps should be more like WIC?

Anonymous
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WIC states specifically what can be bought (milk, cereal, peanut butter etc)

so should EBT be more regulated to what can be bought?

Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 13, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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shadow_lark
by Gold Member on Jun. 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Nope
UxorQuodMatris.
by Ruby Member on Jun. 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM
No
peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Jun. 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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Nope, too difficult to regulate
It would cost more then it would save
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM

No

DirtyPrincess
by Platinum Member on Jun. 13, 2013 at 4:01 PM

no

FreelanceMommy
by on Jun. 13, 2013 at 4:02 PM

No. It would end up costing more.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jun. 13, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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Just look up all the bazillion posts asking this question to see what people think.

villagemamma
by Platinum Member on Jun. 13, 2013 at 4:03 PM


this. and people would still find a way to misuse it

Quoting peanutsmommy1:

Nope, too difficult to regulate
It would cost more then it would save



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Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jun. 13, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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Yes! Maybe not to the extent of wic, but brand wise and types of foods bought. I also think they should do health screenings and drug tests for the recipients. And a time limit for how long you can use ebt.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 13, 2013 at 4:04 PM

here;s my thoughts--I dont care what people buy, as long as its not a cart load of candy and soda.  But I dont think once they run out of their monthly stipend they should be able to go back to the welfare office and ask for more because they blew it on stuff!! 

I think our welfare system is broken, I think if people are able and willing to work, they should be able to, and if it doesnt cover the gap from what they make to what they need to live (and I dont mean live in a mansion, I mean pay rent (or mortgage if they already owned) on a reasonable home for their family) ther should be a program that helps, not this all or nothing crap that is in place. 


edit...I know you cannot get more once its gone, but believe me, I know recipients that try, I have answered their calls in the state office!

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