Skip to comments.Hipsters on Food Stamps
Posted on 11/11/2012 5:42:54 PM PST by huac
"...Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric...Magida, a 30-year-old art school graduate...shes used her $150 in monthly benefits for things like fresh produce, raw honey and fresh-squeezed juices from markets near her house in the neighborhood of Hampden, and soy meat alternatives and gourmet ice cream from a Whole Foods a few miles away..."
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Im sort of a foodie, and Im not going to do the living off ramen thing, he said, fondly remembering a recent meal hed prepared of roasted rabbit with butter, tarragon and sweet potatoes. I used to think that you could only get processed food and government cheese on food stamps, but its great that you can get anything.
“...recent changes made to the program as part of last years stimulus package, which relaxed the restrictions on able-bodied adults without dependents to collect food stamps, have made some young singles around the country eligible for the first time...”
Just a reminder of what your grandchildren’s debt is paying for
“before moving to Baltimore last year with a meager part-time blogging job and prospects for little else.”
Rice and beans, you idiots!! Rice and beans!
“sauntered” says it all.
Butter is pretty hum drum stuff ~ and so is tarragon.
When the end finally comes I’ll be living off rice and beans, but the schadenfreude of watching the abusers hit bottom will make it taste like steak.
Dear Mak and Magida...
CHOKE ON IT.
These people can go !@#$ themselves, as far as I’m concerned. Lots of us who are paying taxes end up eating ramen so this whore can eat her fricking arugula.
These freeloaders can all go straight to hell. I’m sick of seeing “EBT Welcome” signs at fancy food places. Today I saw a place which sells gourmet pizzas had just put up an “EBT Welcome” banner. F*ck all of these people all to hell.
I’m not certain that debt will be around. I think the US just missed its last chance to postpone a second Civil War.
Well, I was ALMOST over grieving for America’s demise - but every few minutes I find another reason to continue...
I loathe these posers/grifters/morons. There. I said it out loud.
“...These people can go !@#$ themselves...”
The proper response from sane society. Unfortunately, the response from our society is to re-elect Obama, who supports this behavior
“... did he perhaps buy a rabbit, or shoot one...”
Of course he BOUGHT the rabbit. Shooting/hunting would take too much self reliance and effort.
This is the only bright point in a disastrous event.
You put it so well and I will remind myself of your comment when feeling down and abused when dining on tomato soup.
And now, less motivation to try.
He can go screw himself too.
It’s the bennies, stupid.
46 million now on food stamps.
It’s pretty much impossible to NOT know somebody on EBT these days.
Baraq’s “new normal”
A local tv station got a digital file of where Indiana issued TANF cards were swiped in ATMs - NYC, Disney (Fl & CA), Vegas, Nevada brothels, Puerto Rico, etc etc.
Actually, that’s quite an uplifting thought, seriously—thanks! :)