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Waiting for midnight, hungry families on food stamps give Walmart 'enormous spike'
MSNBC ^ | 11/28/11 | Jessica Hooper

Posted on 11/28/2011 1:37:21 PM PST by Nachum

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1 posted on 11/28/2011 1:37:28 PM PST by Nachum
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“That’s typically when those receiving federal food assistance have their accounts refilled”

and happens to be when I get paid.


2 posted on 11/28/2011 1:42:30 PM PST by CJ Wolf (OMG - Obama Must Go!)
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I’m sure the story is meant to raise concern for those on food stamps ... but it tells another tale as well.

Too many people are too da... too stupid to buy groceries and budget it out so that they have enough for a month (or more) and don’t have to rush to friggin Wal Mart at midnight because they are too inept to plan.


3 posted on 11/28/2011 1:43:39 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Nachum

I saw a nearly-identical story about a year-and-a-half ago (August, 2010).

Has anything changed, or did someone decide it was time to tug at heartstrings again?


4 posted on 11/28/2011 1:44:32 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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" . . . not to cash in on a holiday sale, but because they’re hungry".

by next week, americans will be starving in the streets, shivering on the sidewalks, and dying in emergency room parking lots because the mean, racist, millionaire loving, middle class eating republicans won't pass whatever reform nancy pelosi says is needed in order to save the planet.

5 posted on 11/28/2011 1:47:52 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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This is the fourth time in the past few years the MS has run the same “Out of food, shopping at midnight story”

Don’t believe me, do a search right here at FR. I know I posted on all the previous threads

Kinda like Hollywood, the news media has NO new ideas for stories


6 posted on 11/28/2011 1:49:54 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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Too many people are too da... too stupid to buy groceries and budget it out so that they have enough for a month (or more) and don’t have to rush to friggin Wal Mart at midnight because they are too inept to plan.

Actually, when Wal Marts offers X Boxes half off plus a fifty dollar credit on top, that deal gets a lot of people into the stores. Who wants to over pay for a gift especially when you save over $200 bucks on one single item?

7 posted on 11/28/2011 1:51:24 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Nachum

While I hesitate to be judgmental about these matters, there are single, widowed, and divorced parents with children who do not have two incomes and a young adult male in the household, like the couple described at the link. These people have it good, as they say.
The other couple in the article even have a dog!


8 posted on 11/28/2011 1:52:58 PM PST by Lady Lucky
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668.00 for a family of four is more than I have ever had to spend on food. My son has a family of 7 plus 2 in laws and numerous college kids that hang out at their house. They spend around 500 per month.

Stand behind one of these recipients in the grocery line and you will know why they can't manage to last the month out.

9 posted on 11/28/2011 1:53:39 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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By the way...who watches the kids while they shop at midnight?


10 posted on 11/28/2011 1:54:40 PM PST by Lady Lucky
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We don’t need welfare. Corporate America already has coupons for groceries stores and for people who aren’t lazy, you can get 70-80% off your food bill if you use them. Sometimes, with store offers, you can get an entire shopping cart full of food for free.


11 posted on 11/28/2011 1:56:04 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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This is horrific. I don’t think this is the sort of “spike” that the economy needs or wants. It’s like the “dead cat bounce” when after a stock tanks, losing nearly all its value, the stock will usually open up incrementally higher the next day. It’s not like there’s any interest in it, the “spike” is merely technical by nature, as if when you drop a dead cat from atop a 20-story building, you’re gonna get some movement out of it.


12 posted on 11/28/2011 1:57:00 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:The bastard offspring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: Winstons Julia
Thirty-seven years ago I was widowed with a one year old son. I was on a fixed monthly survivor benefit income.(roughly $350.00 a month)

The first part of the month I bought enough food for that month. Meat was put in a freezer. Canned goods, peanut butter and other items were stored in the pantry.

My young son hated the crust of bread. When I made him peanut butter sandwiches without the crust for lunch I ate the crust for my lunch.

Somehow with no life insurance , after my first husband's death, I was able to save enough to buy my first home in 1975.

I worked part time, too.

I come from a long line of relatives who believe "where there is a will ....there is a way."

13 posted on 11/28/2011 1:59:31 PM PST by lysie
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To: Nachum

Ping


14 posted on 11/28/2011 2:01:34 PM PST by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: Lady Lucky

The kids are usually with them............


15 posted on 11/28/2011 2:03:50 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Winstons Julia
Some of these people have kids who are given two meals a day at school!

I bet 2/3 of these people are over-weight! They buy a lot of junk food. (and beer with their own $$$)

16 posted on 11/28/2011 2:10:29 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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My daughter and her 2 kids just moved out. That made 5 in the house for 3 mnths. I bought all the groceries and was spending about $450 a month. Of course that was nothing but food, no extras, and we cook. I bet she spent $300 on sodas and snacks though, so that is where the extra costs come in.


17 posted on 11/28/2011 2:11:00 PM PST by sheana
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To: Nachum

Food stamps, or EBT cards?


18 posted on 11/28/2011 2:16:07 PM PST by Fido969
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Food stamps, or EBT cards?

Does anyone get the paper food stamps anymore? I though every state had switched to a card by now.

19 posted on 11/28/2011 2:26:01 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: Nachum

As do companies like Drake’s, Hostess, and Frito-Lay.


20 posted on 11/28/2011 2:29:12 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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