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  •  Exactly, I have never ever seen anyone (9+ / 0-)

    in line in front of me buy lobster.  Not  even in my fancy neighborhood.  Fact  is, most people only eat lobster at a fancy restaurant.

    If you think education is expensive, wait until you see how much stupid costs

    by Sychotic1 on Mon Aug 22, 2011 at 07:49:28 PM PDT

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    •  I confess (1+ / 0-)
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      I have bought lobster at the grocery store.  They have the tank of live ones and for a while, at $8.99/lb, I could have them steamed and boxed to take home.  Way cheaper and better tasting than eating them in a restaurant.  I have never seen a food stamp person buy them.  Frankly, I don't see many food stamp buyers because unless you are scanning people's debit cards, you can't tell a food stamp person from any other nowdays.  Maybe if a person of color buys lobster or steak they automatically assume it is food stamps.  idiots all.

      And she's good at appearing sane, I just want you to know. Winwood/Capaldi

      by tobendaro on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 05:21:36 AM PDT

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      •  At the big grocery store (3+ / 0-)

        ..I think they may go in the same card reader as the other cards. At the small convenience store where I work, there's a separate card reader for the food seamp cards.  

        We are not given mercy because we deserve it, but because we need it.

        by Ahianne on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 05:46:27 AM PDT

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      •  I have bought steak on a food stamp card. (2+ / 0-)
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        It was round steak, a full cut, which is a huge slab of meat an inch thick and two feet by one foot. I trimmed the fat off (and delighted the dog) and cut it into chunks, and then cooked it with beer in a crock pot to produce eight cups of shredded beef. That went, one cup per recipe, into stews, noodles, tacos, etc.

        But it is technically a steak. (grin)

        Most of the places I shop just do the EBT card right along with the others. It works just like a debit card.

        When you come to find how essential the comfort of a well-kept home is to the bodily strength and good conditions, to a sound mind and spirit, and useful days, you will reverence the good housekeeper as I do above artist or poet, beauty or genius.

        by Alexandra Lynch on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 08:47:34 AM PDT

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