You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
Could someone please provide to me the fucking proof of people GOING TO DISNEYLAND ON FOODSTAMPS. First of all, the cost of food at Disneyland, even if you fucking had the ability to do so, you’d go through your entire EBT allotment with one friggin lunch at Woody’s Round Up.
And you know what? Let me blow your mind. Even if you DID give me the proof of someone taking their kid to Disneyland on foodstamps…I MIGHT STILL NOT FUCKING CARE. The amount of money that corporations like WalMart and McDonalds and Albertson’s withhold from their employees in order to increase their profits, knowing that their own employees need government assistance TO LIVE while working for that company is so egregious and vast that I just can’t be bothered to get all worked up over a handful of people somehow managing to ENJOY ONE DAY OF THEIR LIFE AT DISNEYWORLD (where you give all your money to Disney in exchange for a day of fun).
I am not of the belief that you don’t deserve help from anyone until you’re good and ashamed of yourself, and you’ve lost every single shred of joy or comfort in your life. If helping someone pay for their groceries and utilities allows them to use what wages they do earn to have a good quality phone and comfortable life for their children…that’s good enough for me.
Oh my god a poor person got a Mr. Pibb at Walgreens…now he’ll never go out and get a job since he’s living high on the hog on the government dime!