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To: Nachum

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: Winstons Julia
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: Winstons Julia
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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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: 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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To: Winstons Julia

These folks could be eating very well ALL month IF they used coupons. My food budget is miniscule because of coupons. Okay, I have a new eating system where I am losing weight by going to the buffets but I also use coupons at the buffets as well. For just a little eight bucks and a coupon, one can fill up at Golden Corral.


46 posted on 11/28/2011 4:13:41 PM PST by PJ-Comix (Free Depends for OWS Protesters)
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