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  •  surprised you fell for that Rep spin (3+ / 0-)
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    worldlotus, CroneWit, FloridaSNMOM

    Unfortunately you are joined by many. It is discouraging that you, left leaning, think that.

    You cannot buy restaurant meals. In my state at least you can't even by warm prepared foods in a supermarket. The other day I couldn't buy a particular TEA I liked because it was considered "medicinal" not "tea".

    There IS a new and not widespread program that people on SNAP who cannot cook (disabled, homeless etc) can buy prepared meals at particular restaurants. My bet that is cheap ones. This is not a widespread program and is only for people who dont' have cooking facilities or physically cannot cook. Most people don't know about this, and the rumor about restaurants and SNAP seems to predate the program.

    Poor people eat fast food because it's cheap and is a treat and they get tired just like the rest of us and sometimes don't have the energy to cook. Being poor is logistically very draining and often physically exhausting as it is.

    Too bad we can't buy toilette paper and plain soap with FS.

    •  for the record, I think TP and soap should be (0+ / 0-)

      covered by food stamps.  But not fruit wraps.  Or Captain Crunch.  Probably not even popcorn.

      I think every dollar should be spent upon either nutrition or basic needs.

      So...sorry, no Clauson pickles either.  Channel that food aid into protein and fresh produce.  And if there are people who lack them get refers.

      I read diaries here about kids  going to school who are on reduced cost meal plans.  When I was going to school I brown bagged it, and mother didn't prepare my lunch.  I fixed a bologna sandwich with a slice of american cheese and some mustard.  Tossed in a handful of chips in a small baggie, and a banana.  

      I can almost guarantee you that that lunch costs less than whatever people are paying for whatever meal they expect their kid to eat at school.   But, I went to school to learn...not to eat.

      Through early morning fog I see visions of the things to be the pains that are withheld for me I realize and I can see...

      by Keith930 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 03:54:48 PM PST

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