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.
I would tell Mak that I suggest that Atlas should shrug, go get his EBT card and Obamaphone head out to Colorado where he can smoke a joint while waiting in line for his Obamacare doctor to put him on permanent Social Security Disability after that he can head out to Washington State and marry his life partner Hercules where they can raise their eugenically created daughter Julia as a slave to government programs and assistance perpetuating the cycle of dependency.
I am praying and fasting for Jesus, the Son of God, to have mercy upon us sinners, not “eating better than I ever have”
Think of them as the guests at your dinner table
Thanks. ...I was ok until I hit this thread. Now my blood
pressure is back up.
“...Mak, 31, grew up in Westchester, graduated from the University of Chicago and toiled in publishing in New York during his 20s before moving to Baltimore last year with a meager part-time blogging job and prospects for little else. About half of his friends in Baltimore have been getting food stamps since the economy toppled, so he decided to give it a try; to his delight, he qualified for $200 a month.”
Couple of years ago, I went to Chicago for a trade show and
stayed waaaay out south in a suburb and rode the METRA train
in every morning to McCormick place. It stopped at the U. Of
Chicago on every trip. After seeing the people who got on at
that stop, this story does not surprise me a bit. They were
liberal trasho’s and trashista’s 100 percent.
Its not a thing people feel ashamed of, at least not around here, said Mak. It feels like a necessity right now.
Savory aromas wafted through the kitchen as a table was set with a heaping plate of Thai yellow curry with coconut milk and lemongrass, Chinese gourd sautéed in hot chile sauce and sweet clementine juice, all of it courtesy of government assistance.
Meanwhile, back at the local Stop & Shop I'm wondering if I should splurge on the 80% hamburger meat. I think it's 80% meat and 20% fat, but perhaps it's just 80% meat.
It just warms my heart to know somewhere someone is enjoying Chinese gourd sautéed in hot chile sauce and sweet clementine juice on my dime. Sheesh!
$200 bucks can buy a ton of great food for a month.
If you can afford “gourmet ice cream” then you don’t need foodstamps. What are the “Opportunity Costs” associated with providing these two this money? The Johnson family,with both parents working, had to pay $350 in taxes to this couple. Their child could not afford college and spent his life flipping hamburgers. The Smith family also had to pay $350 a month in taxes to a similar couple. Their child borrowed $70,000 to attend college. She feels that she will be in debt until she dies. The Dillon family also had to pay $350 a month in taxes toprovide escargot to a hipster couple. They could not afford a new car. Mr. Dillon was killed when the jack slipped while he was fixing the exhaust on his 15 year old car. There’s always an opportunity cost.
I didn’t read the story. How did the hipster couple vote in this last election? The Democrats are using taxpayer money to buy votes. Want a better life, hipsters? Start making better life choices. That’s what the rest of us do.
I am not now, nor I ever been on Food Stamps or EBT Cards. We have, however been on the brink financially and we learned how to eat well, live well by being frugal. No, we did not do it by clipping coupons, except on rare occasions for a few ‘high end’ treats.
We bought sale items. We shopped fresh produce at farmers stands. We bought really good naturally raised eggs in Amish Country at a very reasonable price. And we found several ‘Bent n’ Dent’ stores that have various grocery items at very good prices. Often we find high end stuff at 10 cents on the dollar prices. And we grow our own tomatoes, peppers, squash, beans, lettuce, asparagus, beets etc in a small but very productive garden plot. And we have a peach tree that was prolific...we now have canned peaches to last well into the next season.
One of the stores where we shop, we found pure maple syrup $5 a quart, and pure maple sugar $5 a pound. No, those are not regular items, there are no regular items. Makes it fun to shop there...we never know what really special deal we might find.
That being said, we now are not in such a tight financial fix as we were when we learned to live frugally. But we have not changed our buying ‘habits’. We are not intent on doing that even as our financial position continues to improve. We are retired. We like to help others, and we do. We can because we have learned to be ‘frugal’.
We still enjoy a good steak, and when we watch sales and exercise our frugal spending bent, we can buy a whole beef filet for less than $7 a pound. Or a whole strip loin for less than $5 a pound. So yes, we also eat well.
I dare say we eat better than the EBT people, and we spend a whole lot less, equivalent dollar-wise. It might be we eat better that the majority of the upper middle class.
Am I bragging? No. We have learned how to make the few dollars we have to spend for food, buy a lot more food than just ordinary shopping, even with coupons, would buy. It also enables us to buy and store extra for that next disaster. And even more important, it enables us to help others who might be in a particular financial strait.
Mak needs to sign up at Free Republic and use it to pimp his blog. /s
No matter what the federal benefit, be it these guys on food stamps, a SS recipient, a federal retiree/eployee, a disability check recipient, their sense of entitlement is exactly the same and elicits the same response. “I paid in”, “I deserve it”, “they spend money on ‘x’ so don’t complain about my check”, “we had a contract” etc. ad nauseum.
We don’t have the money for this stuff - no matter what the excuse for it.
ANYONE who gets federal support from any source needs to consider this simple principle - when we don’t have the money, we don’t have the money.
geez louise, why should I or anyone else be constrained by a budget?
Where's my obamaphone? Why don't I have an obamaphone? < / veggietales >