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Sad: More Americans Than Ever Use Food Stamps for Thanksgiving

Petrus64 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 10:59 PM
Question; How is it Michelle lectures people about eating at McD's, even if they're Olympic Athletes, and yet Barack encourages more people to get on EBT and never does anything to stop people from eating at McD's with their monthly allotment?
Gail104 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 11:18 PM
The food stamp program prohibits using these benefits at any place where you receive the food "hot". They are not supposed to be used in restaurants.
oldervoter68 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 12:22 AM
But, at least in our state, you can go to the supermarket and buy soda, chips (and I was going to say Twinkies) with your EBT
Petrus64 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 12:24 AM
But they are being used in such places, state by state...

And even worse, all junk food including poison additves are allowed, and therefore subsidized by the WH despite the rhetoric of the First Lady....

And Vitamins are outlawed?
MudontheTires Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 1:48 AM
"The food stamp program prohibits using these benefits at any place where you receive the food "hot". They are not supposed to be used in restaurants."

I've got news for you Gail. Here in the People's Republik of California, fast food resturants have signs up that say "EBT accepted here". EBT is "governmentese" for food stamps.

Just another one of the myriad blessings many of us can be grateful for this Thursday: a Thanksgiving turkey. A new study from the Sunlight Foundation indicates that, thanks to economic hardship, more Americans than ever will be forced to set their Thanksgiving tables using food stamps -- hardly a budget that allows for an opulant feast on a day centered around dinner.

The Food Stamp Challenge, which challenges higher-income families to live as if they are on food stamps, estimates that a person on food stamps has a budget of about $1.25 per meal. In other...