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Originally posted by maysay1 maysay1 wrote:

Pretty much all fast food places (burger king, mcd's, jack in the crack, etc.) as well as those fast casual restaurants and grocery stores accept EBT here in cali. They accept both regular cash assistance (welfare) and SNAP assistance (food stamps).

There are lots of barriers to getting and cooking your own food. People who need SNAP are more likely to be living in places that don't have any appliances, like a motel room, or may be homeless. Many are physically unable to prepare their own food. And many just don't have the skills to grocery shop intelligently or to cook.

But to me it's not about policing people's food choices. It's about using the limited dollars we have wisely, and promoting the best possible choices we can. Fast food is certainly not the answer.

I understand your view.
But, isn't that putting more limits and penalties on disadvantaged people?
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Im against policing the poor however I dont see a need for this .
I agree with MaySay's points ...
 
I'm conflicted as to why they added this


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Killing them slowly, are we? 
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Against for hot foods
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ThoughtCouture Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 12:26pm
i wouldn't  assume the majority are always eating fast food...
 
and anyway, personally, i have issues with the so called cheap "healthy" shyt they sell in the grocery store...so meh.
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Heart attack central, no they should get discounts at health food joints.
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Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

i wouldn't  assume the majority are always eating fast food...
 
and anyway, personally, i have issues with the so called cheap "healthy" shyt they sell in the grocery store...so meh.
Gurrl lol . Healthy choice is awful  . Dead
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There will always be limits. There's a limited amount of money available and a limited amount of care that society has for people in this position.

Not allowing SNAP funds to be used for fast food is no more a penalty than not allowing it to be used for alcohol or dog food.

There are alternatives that don't have the negative consequences for health, the budget, and the long-term success of the program.

I'd much rather allow use of SNAP funds to buy a home-bound or motel bound person a rice cooker or a crockpot that they can cook a whole meal in for years than using it on a fast food value meal that feeds them for an evening.
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More profit for them other fast food places might follow.
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Originally posted by Katrenia Katrenia wrote:

Originally posted by maysay1 maysay1 wrote:

Pretty much all fast food places (burger king, mcd's, jack in the crack, etc.) as well as those fast casual restaurants and grocery stores accept EBT here in cali. They accept both regular cash assistance (welfare) and SNAP assistance (food stamps).

There are lots of barriers to getting and cooking your own food. People who need SNAP are more likely to be living in places that don't have any appliances, like a motel room, or may be homeless. Many are physically unable to prepare their own food. And many just don't have the skills to grocery shop intelligently or to cook.

But to me it's not about policing people's food choices. It's about using the limited dollars we have wisely, and promoting the best possible choices we can. Fast food is certainly not the answer.

I understand your view.
But, isn't that putting more limits and penalties on disadvantaged people?
no. you are not allowed in most states.
Fast food has a low nutritional profile and having it is an advantage.

You can't buy alcohol either.
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