i just witnessed firsthand what it would be like if food stamps were eliminated!EDIT EDIT EDIT
i just left my local grocery store chain , i shop at the "ghetto" one in the poor section of my town, because its the closet to my home,and im trying to save on gas but im not on fs. i walk in and the entire front section of the store is filled with rows of carts filled with food that has to be returned, because people had made it to the register before they realized EBT was down, at this particular store 95 percent of people pay by EBT. the store was desterted on a saturday afternoon because by this time they had put a sign in the entrance stating EBT was down and they were also announcing it on the loud speaker every five minutes, so people were walking out as soon as they got in.
as i was leaving with my five year old (i paid by debit and dont carry cash) i see a woman dragging a crying, hysterical little girl out of the store saying we can't get anything! but the girl kept crying and screaming "no we can't leave, im HUNGRY!" i looked in my wallet and gave the mom the last 8 bucks i had in my purse so they could at least get something to eat for tonight.
EDIT HOLY MACKAREL havent been back to the post since about 4 pm last saturday! its 6 pm on monday, so forgive me if anyone asked a question that i havent answered ive been been busy and not on CM