Skip to comments.Waiting for midnight, hungry families on food stamps give Walmart 'enormous spike'
Posted on 11/28/2011 1:37:21 PM PST by Nachum
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I call BS. In MIssouri, FS allotments are doled out based on birth date of applicant and alphabetical order of last name. Not on the first of the month.
Holiday season = heartstring-tugging season
Sorry, but somehow, that doesn't sound quite right to me. While I could be wrong, I'd expect that medically-required BP meds would be covered by the state for prisoners. (You might want to confirm with the jail that he has to pay for his own meds.)
Typical MSNBC: food stamp recips aren’t government welfare dependents, they’re “hungry.” In the real world, the fat-to-hungry ratio is probably 100 to 1.
$467 for 4 can be done, just maybe less nicely.
Neighborhood churches might have food pantries, and if the kids are in school, they might be able to get free breakfasts or lunches if they qualify.
If they don't already, they can eat rice instead of potatoes. 50# bag costs about $18 at GFS or Sams Club. A 50# bag is about 7 gallons of rice. Thats 112 cups of uncooked rice. 1 cup of uncooked rice equals 3 cups of cooked rice.
Rice makes a great filler for things like soup. Make a pot of chicken noodle or vegetable or bean soup and add rice to stretch it. Left over rice can be made into rice pudding...YUM!!! (plenty of recipes on the internet for it...I know...) Left over rice can also be made into fried rice, for chinese food.
Instead of chips or pretzels, buy pop corn. A Family Size bag of Tostitos might cost $4.99 (not on sale), a 1# bag of popcorn might cost $2 when not on sale. 1/3 cup of popcorn will pop to a very large bowl, larger than the bag of chips. You'll get about 5 large bowls of popcorn from a 1# bag.
Buy chuck roast on sale, then freeze it. About $2.50- $2.75# on sale.
2# for a family of four. Throw it in a crockpot with an onion sliced up, some potatoes and carrots, and for about $7 you'll have a wonderful meal for the entire family.
Homemade soups are inexpensive to make and when served with homemade bread are a feast (at least for non elitists).
Its the holiday time, Cream Of Mushroom soup will be on sale. Campbells will go on sale for about $.50 a can. There are 24 cans in a flat. Cream Of Mushroom is a staple in my house. Something as simple as a fried hamburger with COM on top can become fancy. Lots of skillet dishes with COM. Want to help your friends? Buy them 2 flats of COM when you see it on sale. Cost you about $50. 48 cans at 1 can a week will last almost a year.
Things like sugar, brown sugar and powder sugar have an almost indefinite shelf life. A 5 gallon bucket and lid from Home Depot is about $3.50. Put a plastic garbage bag in it, and fill it with bags of brown sugar and/or white sugar, when its on sale. Homemade chocalate chip cookies are much better than Chips Ahoy, and way cheaper.
Yes.... a carwash.
Mebbe an Urban legend, but I read of a shopper who was behind a EBT person who tried to buy cat food with the card. When refused, she said "Wait a minute." and came back with a packge of shrimp. The customer behind her almost had a cow.
My youngest and his wife were on hard times for a while, eating ramen noodles and hot dogs for days on end. He visited a buddy and his wife, who are sitting down to a dinner of halibut steak - courtesy of the taxpayer. They also were Section 8 and paid 1/4 the rent my boy did. Those people also worked the churches, going around boo-hooing about no money for electricity or phone, getting bailed out, and using the new surplus for cigarettes. They cycled through every church in the book. My youngest ended up being to the right of Genghis Khan after that episode.
Thank you. Perhaps, I am. Although, sometimes I wonder. LOL
I understand what you went through. I was raised the same way. We were not entitled to dislikes.
My son grew out of not liking the crust by the age of 3.
Are we related? I had an aunt who did the same thing. :-)
If they sell snacks, they can get EBT money for it.
We’d save a lot of taxpayer money if EBT was limited to something like the WIC shopping list - peanut butter, jelly, bread, eggs, milk, bread, veggies. Add in potatos and no one starves. And the cost is a lot better and the diet much healthier than Little Debbie, pre-prepared meals and soda I see too many EBT people getting.
Nope, just a carwash.
Small county jail. He has to pay $30 a day just for his keep. Meds must be purchased through the jail system to insure legitimate scripts and drugs. Every state has different laws regarding prescriptions in jail. Sometimes it varies county to county.
very bad idea for a young family, sacrifice somewhere else and have at least 10 years income in term insurance...very reasonable.
He paid for life insurance through his laborer union dues, but was laid off. After his death I spoke to his union rep and I was told he lacked only a few work hours me to collect.
Hey, it was a public service! But Thanks!!
Life insurance pays the beneficiary as long as the policy is in force....if this union "benefit" required so many work hours to be in effect, it is not a benefit at all, in fact if a policy existed at all (I doubt) more investigation is in order to find out where the money went.
Wow, you must really be behind in your reading to hit on this 9 month old post.
It is well-understood that there are legitimate needs for EBT, TANF, etc. on a temporary basis with a very very few on a continual basis.
However, the problem with the Walmart ‘spikes’ and the convenience stores - all kinds of stores accepting ‘food stamps’ is the rampant abuse, period. California recently had to stop EBT’ers from using their cards in gambling casinos!
In case you haven’t looked at the news lately, there are a HUNDRED MILLION people on some for of welfare in this country. This does not include Social Security or Medicare.
Look at the SSA.GOV website and you’ll see where 25% of all outlays are for SSI and SSDI combined! The daytime TV lawyers have seen to it that for the first time recently, more people applied for SSDI than unemployment insurance compensation. Are all these legitimate? Not by a country mile.
In your case, I am sorry your daughter had to go through chemotherapy - I don’t wish that on anyone. I’ve had three relatives go through it as well as my best friend. However, if you look at the incidences of cancer among children for the last several years it is 16 per 100,000 children. It is impossible for the Walmart ‘spike’ to be due to instances of illness in the family such as yours.
I live in a small county (25-30,000 people) north of Atlanta, it is 96% white. There isn’t a day hardly that goes by and I’m in the WM paying cash for something and get behind some young white fat girls with a WICs certificate and then topping that off by using their Peach Card (EBT here) for the rest of the free goodies they get. This isn’t because of cancer, nor is it because of temporary conditions. It is long term generational laziness. They often even come in with the welfare mothers who now gets SS and has a few dollars cash to pay for the cigarettes and beer. Often, unemployed baby-daddy is sitting outside in his late model pickup waiting on them.
While you got offended, but I’m not sorry I said what I did. Evidence shows more abuse than legitimate need for cases like yours. One hundred million people - nearly 1/3 of the entire population on some form of welfare. You should know that it all isn’t ‘need’ and you should also know that with growth like this, legitimate cases like yours will be out in the cold when all this comes crashing down on us. It will if it isn’t stopped - hard.
They paid a little over 15 dollars.
There is no hope.