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Old 08-18-2011, 04:31 PM
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A family came through my line, yesterday at work, spent about $150.00 using a foodstamp card.

Bought NOTHING but sodas (or pop)
24 packs, 12 packs, bottles, 12 packs. thats all it was. every item. every single item. I almost went into a meltdown


I was uber ****ed
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They are subconsciously depressed to be on food stamps and need High Fructose Corn Syrup to feel better
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they are prepping for the great soda wars
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Every once in a while I can understand buying some soda as a treat but it is absolutely irresponsible and foolish for people to be buying soda on a daily basis. But if that's the way they want to blow away their foodstamp money so be it.
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Soda is easy to resell.
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At least they did not buy beer.
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Soda is easy to resell.
True.
But most of the brands they purchased weren't name brand.
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They are reselling the soda.
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They are reselling the soda.

I wouldn't bet on that, who knows what they are using it for..it could just be for a party.
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Soda is easy to resell.
Yep - you nailed it.

Here in Cali, that would end up at the local soccer fields for sale on a folding table or at the local swap meet or inside one of the many illegal push carts that sell ice creams and candy bars.
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you would be surprised to find out that soda was simply transported to the local family owned party store where it is being sold for a tidy profit...100% since the store owners family use the bridge cards to purchase items to be resold...a million ways to game the system...
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Were they following a family that had nothing but meat, behind a family that hand nothing but potato and mac salads, behind a family that had nothing but corn on the cob and baked beans?
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Are you sure it wasn't KOOLAIDE that's permitted
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Are you sure it wasn't KOOLAIDE that's permitted
no sodas are permitted.
stores can choose what to let people purchase if its taxable.

we dont let anyone purchase monsters or any kind of energy drinks
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Every once in a while I can understand buying some soda as a treat but it is absolutely irresponsible and foolish for people to be buying soda on a daily basis. But if that's the way they want to blow away their foodstamp money so be it.
The problem is it is their food stamps but it's our money. Why should we buy them $150 worth of soda pop?
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The problem is it is their food stamps but it's our money. Why should we buy them $150 worth of soda pop?
So several years down the road we can pay to have their rotten teeth fixed.
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The problem is it is their food stamps but it's our money. Why should we buy them $150 worth of soda pop?

If I understand it correctly, they are allotted a certain amount of money to spend on food/drink per month and they can choose what food/drink they spend that money on, no matter what they spend it on it costs us the same.

as to why we should buy them pop, who said anything about us being obligated to buy them pop?? I have no idea where your coming from..

Although if the government forbids "them", Americans, to buy pop then the government is encroaching on your choices and next it could be foods to high in calories etc etc.. It's a messy subject.

When it comes down to it I think food stamps should not exist, people should go to people in their local communities/churches for help and as a result they would be held accountable for what they spend their money on.
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I have the unfortunate misfortune of knowing someone very close to me is on the foodstamp freebie. Do nothing but watch TV all day, filthy kitchen and bathroom, soda's, cake and brownie mixes, frozen pizza's and pizza roll's, on and on.....

Every now and then, about once a week, they actually make a healthy meal. But they make entirely too much and the leftovers turn into a bio experiment before they are tossed out. Thats IF they bother to even put them in the fridge. Most times it sits on the counter for a few days first. Perfectly good steaks and things gone to waste. All paid for by good hard working citizens. And they wonder why I will NEVER eat with them.

When I try to say something the comment back is "This is the way we roll".

How she got this way I have no idea nor does anyone else. All other family members are completely baffled and by it.

Gotta luv sisters.
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Your all wrong. What you didnt see was the case of Mentos they bought as Sams Club.

Got some Youtube videos to make.
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I heard from a friend whose kid is starting to get food stamps -- they overheard other people in line talking about buying soda, dumping it out, and returning the cans to the store for the cash deposit. Our bottle deposit here is 10 cents per can/bottle.

Makes my blood boil.
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