Have you ever been standing in line to pay cash for your groceries using your hard earned money when you seen the person in front of you paying with Food Stamps and got upset. You have to work hard for your money and when you shop for groceries you have to buy the generic brands in order to afford your groceries. The person paying with food stamps has name brands for all products, T-Bone steaks, Coca-Cola, and expensive snack foods.
This frustrates a lot of people because you work hard for your money and then these people who may not even be working get to eat the best foods for free while you have to buy generic products for your family to eat. Instead of T-Bone steaks for you and the wife like the food stamp family you are eating Hamburger Helper with the kids. It's not fair you may be thinking.
What Should People Be Allowed To Buy With Food Stamps? With food stamps you can buy almost any food item in the grocery store. You can not buy beer or pre-cooked foods but other than those limits you can buy almost everything else in the Grocery Store.
Some people think that food stamps should be limited to milk, beans and rice. The basic staples and nothing else. Why should we allow people to buy Brand name Soda Pop with their food stamps? Why should we allow people to buy soda pop at all with their food stamps? If they are poor why can they not just drink water?
Food Stamps is a program to help feed families. Food Stamps for the most part is a great program but as with all social programs designed to help people their will always be some fraud as there is with the Unemployment Insurance.
The irony of some of these social programs is when a State such as Idaho lays off some of its' State workers. The State needs to make budget cuts so it lays off some workers so the state can supposedly save some money. The same workers that are laid off now qualify for Food Stamps and Unemployment Insurance benefit checks. The irony is the state cut money by laying off these workers but now the State is paying these workers with Food Stamps and unemployment checks.
Do you think that we should limit what families can buy with food stamps? Should we ban the purchase of Soda Pop and Ice Cream with food stamps? If so is it fair that the children will be kept from eating and drinking certain foods? It's not the children's faultâ¦is it? What do you think about limiting what people can buy at the grocery store with food stamps?
What if someone is working full time yet they still qualify for food stamps? Should these people be allowed to purchase soda but still not allow food stamp recipients' who are not working to receive food stamps?
There is always going to be a continued debate on food stamps and there are no clear cut answers. What Should People Be Allowed To Buy With Food Stamps? What do you think?