If you think its wrong when one person was asked to resign because he wants to outlaw gay marriage, just remember 29 states still allow you to be fired for being gay. Either way you look at, it people shouldn’t be punished for something they sincerely believe.
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.
Re blogging for commentary mostly. How are people so ignorant? The ONLY thing you can buy w food stamps is fucking FOOD.
I don’t know if it’s a state by state thing, but there are also certain “junk food” products that people like to complain that poor folks are wasting their food stamps on that I know my ex could not purchase with EBT when he was on it. Anything labeled an energy drink, things like birthday cakes and specialty food items, some candies and snack food, etc. The EBT just wouldn’t cover their balance. if you had those in your grocery cart and rang them up with everything else, the EBT would cover the other items and leave the balance for the out-of bounds items behind and you would have to pay for them out of pocket. And for fucks sake you most certainly can not spend them at restaurants or places that cook and sell “Big chicken legs.” You can use them at SOME grocery stores and a few convience stores/ big box pharmacies that stock groceries. That is all.
I can personally verify this. Being on disability and food stamps is NOT the easy ride they for some reason want to make it out to be.