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Thread: Buried in TRUMP BUDGET, "FOOD BOXES" to replace 'food stamps' (SNAP)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Do you figure that is the staple diet of poor people?
    The buy processed food and food with high sugar and GMO's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Gaffer,

    Because I am smart...

    Sorry, I forgot this link:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/w...snap-soda.html
    From your link:

    Across all households, the report found, “more money was spent on soft drinks than any other item” — a finding that reflects the fact that, while consumption of sugary drinks is lower today than it was a decade ago, the United States still consumes more sugary drinks than almost any other developed country, studies show.
    The U.S.D.A. report found that milk, cheese, potato chips, beef, cold cereal and baked bread were among the top purchases for all households. It indicated that all Americans bought ample amounts of desserts, salty snacks, candy and other junk foods. But the SNAP households spent slightly less money on nutritious foods, including fruits and vegetables, beans, eggs, nuts and seeds.
    Over all, the report found, SNAP households spent about 40 cents of every dollar at the grocery store on “basic items” like meat, fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs and bread. Another 40 cents of every dollar was spent on “cereal, prepared foods, dairy products, rice and beans.” Lastly, 20 cents of each dollar was spent on a broad category of junk foods that included “sweetened beverages, desserts, salty snacks, candy and sugar.”
    So food stamp users buy about the same amount of junk food as non-food stamp households<shrug> You didn't like Michelle Obama pushing healthy school lunches but you are highly concerned about food stamp users not buying the healthiest foods possible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    The buy processed food and food with high sugar and GMO's
    Smokes and alcohol with other funds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    I have no idea what that is but it can't be good when all your foods are the same color 'palette' as the STYROFOAM container. Of that I'm sure.
    That's a Chinese MRE...

    Yes, this is just the kind of cruel and idiotic "program" we would expect from this GOP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    The buy processed food and food with high sugar and GMO's
    Look at the OP's link, it says food stamp users buy about the same proportion of junk food as non-food stamp users. No better, no worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    Smokes and alcohol with other funds.
    Most food stamps go to single parent households,, so mothers and kids...not all of them are alcoholics and smokers even though right wingers try to demonize and dehumanize them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    So you think people buy healthy food with foodstamps?
    Prove the OP's link false.

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    "which will save money and reduce fraud."

    It will certainly not save money, and as far as reducing fraud, why wouldn't someone sell the "food boxes" for booze?

    Wouldn't the same fraudsters be able to fraudulently apply for food boxes?

    I bet it warms the cockles of your "compassionate, conservative" heart though, you people are sick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    No you just want the poor to stay poor.. I want them successful.
    Bullshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Look at the OP's link, it says food stamp users buy about the same proportion of junk food as non-food stamp users. No better, no worse.
    Why should they be allowed to but Junk food?

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