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At least there is some good news. A bonus for the 47% getting cut.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101118630?__sourc...ar=xfinity

Millions of food stamp recipients can expect to see their benefits reduced beginning in November—and that could end up being just the beginning of deeper cuts to the food stamp program.


The modern-day food stamp plan, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is scheduled to scale back benefits for all recipients next month because a recession-era boost in benefits is expiring.....
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MrPeanut;122297 Wrote:At least there is some good news. A bonus for the 47% getting cut.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101118630?__sourc...ar=xfinity

Millions of food stamp recipients can expect to see their benefits reduced beginning in November—and that could end up being just the beginning of deeper cuts to the food stamp program.


The modern-day food stamp plan, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is scheduled to scale back benefits for all recipients next month because a recession-era boost in benefits is expiring.....

I'd rather they put a little more effort in to what can and can not be purchased with it. As it stands right now (As someone who in previous years spent years in the grocery market world.) hundreds and thousands of food stamp dollars are spent on buying junk, seafood and name-brand products whereas people determined to make it on their own choose healthier, store-branded products. I think food stamps should have a very limited scope in what they can be used to purchase, and if the recipient really wants to buy a shopping cart of cheet-o's they can do it with their own money.
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ByblosHex;122302 Wrote:
MrPeanut;122297 Wrote:At least there is some good news. A bonus for the 47% getting cut.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101118630?__sourc...ar=xfinity

Millions of food stamp recipients can expect to see their benefits reduced beginning in November—and that could end up being just the beginning of deeper cuts to the food stamp program.


The modern-day food stamp plan, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is scheduled to scale back benefits for all recipients next month because a recession-era boost in benefits is expiring.....

I'd rather they put a little more effort in to what can and can not be purchased with it. As it stands right now (As someone who in previous years spent years in the grocery market world.) hundreds and thousands of food stamp dollars are spent on buying junk, seafood and name-brand products whereas people determined to make it on their own choose healthier, store-branded products. I think food stamps should have a very limited scope in what they can be used to purchase, and if the recipient really wants to buy a shopping cart of cheet-o's they can do it with their own money.


Another problem is that it is expensive to eat healthy. Especially when the avg amount of food stamps people receive is $4.80 a day. I dont have a problem with the SNAP program....I have a problem with the cash that they get.
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Hedosuperman;122306 Wrote:
ByblosHex;122302 Wrote:I'd rather they put a little more effort in to what can and can not be purchased with it. As it stands right now (As someone who in previous years spent years in the grocery market world.) hundreds and thousands of food stamp dollars are spent on buying junk, seafood and name-brand products whereas people determined to make it on their own choose healthier, store-branded products. I think food stamps should have a very limited scope in what they can be used to purchase, and if the recipient really wants to buy a shopping cart of cheet-o's they can do it with their own money.


Another problem is that it is expensive to eat healthy. Especially when the avg amount of food stamps people receive is $4.80 a day. I dont have a problem with the SNAP program....I have a problem with the cash that they get.

It's not expensive to eat healthy, it's time consuming. If you make your own food from basic ingredients instead of buying prepared foods, it's very cheap.

I can make two loaves of fresh bread here at home, and it'll cost around 70 cents. It doesn't have any of the additives that store bought bread has to keep to fresher longer. The drawback is, it's a decent amount of work to get two loaves ready.

Processed, ready to eat, food is what's expensive.
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Hedosuperman;122306 Wrote:
ByblosHex;122302 Wrote:I'd rather they put a little more effort in to what can and can not be purchased with it. As it stands right now (As someone who in previous years spent years in the grocery market world.) hundreds and thousands of food stamp dollars are spent on buying junk, seafood and name-brand products whereas people determined to make it on their own choose healthier, store-branded products. I think food stamps should have a very limited scope in what they can be used to purchase, and if the recipient really wants to buy a shopping cart of cheet-o's they can do it with their own money.


Another problem is that it is expensive to eat healthy. Especially when the avg amount of food stamps people receive is $4.80 a day. I dont have a problem with the SNAP program....I have a problem with the cash that they get.

It isn't expensive to eat healthy.

When I started my workout program it came with a small cookbook of healthy, inexpensive foods to make. I can make a week worth of lunches for myself for 20$. Whereas a week worth of junk-food lunches would actually cost quite a bit more.

I've known quite a bit of people on SNAP and no-one has ever been limited to $4.80 a day (That I've known). They all have gotten several hundred dollars a month. When I worked at ACME I was routinely selling a hundred dollars at a time of fresh seafood to foodstamp users who paid with those cards.

Buying stuff that's especially branded as "organic" or "healthy" isn't the same as actually shopping for healthy foods.
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#6
Despite some of your ability to find ways to eat healthy on what you'd consider cheap it is without question that unhealthy food is cheaper. Give yourself a budget of $100 for a month of food. Produce isn't even an option. You'll be looking at a diet of white processed bread processed peanut butter and processed jelly. Some ramen soup is a good budget conscious choice as well. You'll be lucky to fit any milk or cereal into the mix and have it stretch far.

Sure you can make better food cheaper from scratch for less money and you can eat healthy on a budget but go look at the prices of off the shelf food at the grocery store and the cheaper options definitely have a tendency to be of the less healthy variety.

I'm against people on assistance using the funds for anything other than food and I find it ridiculous when the system allows people to use their government assistance at the McDonald's drive through, but if we are going to hand out free money for food, people receiving the assistance should be allowed to buy whatever food is available to them off the shelf whether its a healthy choice or not. Trying to control their choices is getting a little too big brothery for my taste. It sounds like most families receiving assistance get enough that it would very easy to make some healthy choices, but if they want to live off of Coco Puffs, snack cakes and Doritos its not really any of my business.
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streaker69;122307 Wrote:
Hedosuperman;122306 Wrote:Another problem is that it is expensive to eat healthy. Especially when the avg amount of food stamps people receive is $4.80 a day. I dont have a problem with the SNAP program....I have a problem with the cash that they get.

It's not expensive to eat healthy, it's time consuming. If you make your own food from basic ingredients instead of buying prepared foods, it's very cheap.

I can make two loaves of fresh bread here at home, and it'll cost around 70 cents. It doesn't have any of the additives that store bought bread has to keep to fresher longer. The drawback is, it's a decent amount of work to get two loaves ready.

Processed, ready to eat, food is what's expensive.

Rice and beans are not expensive. Could feed a family of four quite well on $100 per month.

Think about the sheer numbers of people on SNAP and the increase since 2008?
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#9
Eating healthier is not very expensive. Eating healthy can be.

White bread at the grocery store: $1.19
Whole grain bread at the grocery store: $3.99

White bread has something like 30 slices per loaf to the whole grain breads 20.

I know this pricing is accurate, because we buy both--and the whole grain is the no high fructose syrup kind of bread.

Vegetables and fruit can be EXTREMELY expensive at the grocery store. Not everyone has access to farmers markets or has the space to grow their own--and most who do don't have a clue, or lack the time.

And really, that's part of the issue--time. Many on these programs (the ones to care about) are single moms (whether they were loose or made bad choices, ditched by the man who 'loved' them, or widowed doesn't matter at this point) working a job and running a household completely on their own. They're maxed out to begin with, so free time is already limited and baking multiple loaves of bread or canning stuff they bought on the cheap is not likely.

Those who can't find work are, of course, another story.

Personally, I say do away with the EBT card program and setup locations around the city/state or ship them food from local centers--staffed by people on welfare programs or the chronically unemployed.

Farm government land, teach these people a skill. Show them how to plant crops, tend to the land, harvest. Teach them how to can the vegetables and fruit, have them work in packaging/shipping plants to send food to the working on welfare.

I'm a conservative, but I support welfare and assistance programs while people get back on their feet--I do not support it in its current form, and handing out vouchers and not making people put some skin in the game are the two biggest reasons why, and how fraud can continue for so long.
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#10
Here's my food stamp...
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...it wasn't given to me though and there's a lot of work involved.Dodgy
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