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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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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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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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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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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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Food stamps, or EBT cards?


18 posted on 11/28/2011 2:16:07 PM PST by Fido969
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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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As do companies like Drake’s, Hostess, and Frito-Lay.


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


22 posted on 11/28/2011 2:30:13 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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My guess is that they’re buying up the saleable commodities that they can get cash for. Then taking the cash for drugs. At least the ones that show up at midnight on the last day of the month. Most of the ones I see using EBT cards at Wally World are so damned fat, they couldn’t be starving. Only the druggies come out at night.


23 posted on 11/28/2011 2:32:44 PM PST by Gaffer
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NBC News went shopping with them at the local Walmart when $691 was deposited in their account at midnight on the first of the month.

Two people and a child should be able to eat quite nicely on $170.00 a week if they stick to staples and real food

24 posted on 11/28/2011 2:33:29 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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well, now I know when to not go shopping at WalMart.

Sounds like some hellish mix of an OWS encampment, an illegal alien border crossing and the line outside the local welfare office, all rolled into on.


26 posted on 11/28/2011 2:38:38 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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I have a friend that has a full time job, but still can’t always feed his family after bills, so he gets food stamps for his wife and 2 kids. They get $467 a month, paid to their EBT card on the 15th. They budget as best they can, but food is getting more and more expensive. I lend him money when I can so his kids can eat.


32 posted on 11/28/2011 3:20:35 PM PST by christx30
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And they come in at midnight huh?

More likely that the folks who bought them at 25cents on the dollar are ensuring that they get everything off the card before it gets turned off, or while they can still find and beat down the seller.


33 posted on 11/28/2011 3:27:07 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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Heard today the DNC are not going for the white voters who work but the elitists, artists, media, hollywood and the impoverished ethnic groups blacks and hispanics who are on public assitance, welfare, foodstamps and extended unemployment. SO EVERYTIME YOU HEAR THE LIAR AND CHIEF TALK ABOUT HELPING THE MIDDLECLASS............


34 posted on 11/28/2011 3:33:50 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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This story repeats practically every month. I saw it a few times this past year.


42 posted on 11/28/2011 3:57:10 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Cain = Zipper Problem; Perry = Amnesty for Illegals; Romney = Obamacare forever. Who's left?)
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