It is irritating to be behind someone buying nothing but high dollar meat and paying for it in food stamps.
I was in a supermarket in Norfolk, Va. around 1984. A Black couple in front of me who appeared to be very stylishly dressed bought over $200 worth of meat and nothing else. I only had a couple of items and watched them go to an Alpha Romeo sports car.
On the other hand I have sometimes seen an old couple buy nothing but the cheapest foods, store brands, use coupons etc. It really doesn’t bother me that these people are using the food stamps as they very obviously are in need.
Food stamps should only cover rice and beans-a complete protein. That way they won’t be so many poor people who are fat.
One, they might have been buying the best cuts, to turn for 50 cents on the dollar (or using the meat to pay a debt).
Two, they might have 'bought' the food stamps for 50 cents on the dollar or less and have been splurging.
Three, they might have been fraudulently obtained otherwise.
Last, not everyone who appears prosperous is, some are just head follicle deep in debt, although there used to be rules about what you could own and still get assistance; it could be in someone's name other than the beneficiary.