21% Increase in SNAP benes... Did you know about this?

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  1. DentalFloss

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    This is the first I've heard of it.
     
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    I knew about it because I regularly help my elderly neighbors who collect such benefits. I also have a friend who works in an elementary school cafeteria who was classified as an "essential worker" last year because children eligible for the free lunch programs still needed those meals although schools were not officially open.

    By the way, there was an increase under President Trump last year as well that was extended for several months because families that relied on that program had to provide more meals to their children who were not in in-school learning at the time.
     
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    Oh snap! That is a big increase. Since 10% of these benefits are spent on sweetened beverages, we should be reducing SNAP/EBT/Food stamps benefits by limiting what they can buy. This would also save the cost of treating the diabetes caused by their poor diet while increasing the quality of life.
     
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    Think how many Covid deaths would be prevented and how much Covid transmission would be prevented if we limited snap benefits to healthy foods!
     
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    It was proposed, but pepsico lobbied against it and got it squashed.
     
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    That's actually a good idea. It would be easy to do tech wise since grocery receipts already have SNAP eligible taxed and untaxed codes when scanned. They need to remove junk food and sodas from the eligible list.
     
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    The leftist are good at burring all sorts of bullshit in a bill :) To their credit if all our state reps don't bother to read them then it's partly our fault and we should vote their lazy ass's out..
     
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    They would do as they have been for a very long time, trade food for cash.. I have a friend that sells his EBT card for a percentage of it's worth and once the card is spent the buyer returns it for the next months recharge...
     
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    That is already in place and will block alcohol and tobacco purchases. They can use it to buy energy drinks!!! that way they have lots of energy to, ... uh, ... not have a job!
     
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    Silently Leviathan stalks. And he is coming for you and for me.
     
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    I used to work in the social services arena, and one of the scams for what was then called Food Stamps was to buy pounds of meat, let it sit out for a few days, and then take it back to the store and return it to get cash back.
     
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    True dat.
     
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    The simple fact that they changed the name of food stamps to some hip black expression is a disgrace.
     
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    When you've long since lost the ability to even begin to think about cause, there's no possibility of making meaningful observations - your post being the perfect example.

    No doubt every recipient of food stamps could give you a different 'reason' for why they need them. Listening to their words, instead of considering their actions leading up to the point of 'need', is like believing toddlers when they tell their pretty little lies. You would only do it if your intention is to set up for failure.
     
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    Yuk! Another scam is standing in front of the store offering to buy you $50 in food for $20 in cash for alcohol and cigs.
     
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    yep, but sadly 'high carb\low fat' is the government's dietary recommendations

    if we changed the dietary recommendations, we could reduce diabetes (type 2,type 3)
     
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    And type 1 because much of type 1 is caused by viral infections that would decrease if diet improved. :)

    Governments always depend on high carb diets to obtain/retain power. Been that way since civilization began. In fact, grain based agriculture is what allowed the development of National and regional government. Without grain based diet large governments could not exist.
     
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    Most people on food stamps have jobs .
     
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    And are white
     
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    Technically we do. We just don't have an infinite amount of food to buy with it...
     
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    Didn't Michelle Obama try to instigate healthy eating in schools only to get resistance from those who thought it was a personal choice for kids to eat junk food if they wanted to?
     
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    Yes I knew there was a temporary expansion of SNAP related to the pandemic, and Kat Cammack probably wants to knock people out of the way so she can hoist her belly over the edge of the trough. If she sat on one end of a see saw and Stacey Abrams on the other, the damn thing would snap in half.
     
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    I remember reading years ago about people buying drinks out of a vending/reverse vending machine with EBT cards and feeding the full cans/bottles back into the crusher for pennies on the dollar just to turn EBT to cash. Ruined a bunch of vending machines.
     
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    No, thats what she said she was doing while they ended up eating nasty prison food.

    ...and I don't think prisons should have nasty food either.
     
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