Can I just say that I was surprised to see what was on that list. I am all about social welfare. I am all about government assisted programs. I brought up food stamps to have a conversation about them, to learn about them. I am all about helping the poor.
I feel like I can't bring up anything without being attacked or people getting angry. Relax people I'm not the enemy.
NO one is attacking you. But people are discussing what you posted. And the article you posted is not correct.
Have you been reading the replies to this thread that have listed what a person can buy using EBT supplemental food money (food stamps)? The list you posted is WRONG.
The following can be purchased on food stamps (EBT):
1. Taco Bell <--
4. KFC <-- Some places allow using EBT as a few fast food places. I posted a link that explains why and the reason makes sense (for example homeless people who have no place to cook food.
7. Lobster <-- lobster is food. When a person is getting $90 a month in EBT, believe me they are not buying a lot of Lobster. But if they found it at a good price (it is cheap in some coastal locations) then they can buy it.
10. K-cups <-- it's food--coffee. But again on $90 a month, I doubt al lot of people are spending their money on this.
11. Cupcakes <-- again this is food. Some kid has a birthday and their mom spends $2.50 on a few cupcakes for the birthday. Is that really so terrible?
The following CAN NOT be purchased on food stamps (EBT):
2. Bail money <-- cannot take cash out of supplemental food funds
5. Shoes <-- not food, cannot take cash out of supplemental food funds
6. Strip clubs <-- not food, cannot take cash out of supplemental food funds
8. Starbucks <-- not food, cannot take cash out of supplemental food funds
9. Cash <-- not food, cannot take cash out of supplemental food funds
The article you quoted is WRONG