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I was raised by a parent that met every definition of poor. Didn't want anything to do with government assistance. Got assistance every once in a while from the church, but that was all.

Welfare should end period. Provide for yourself or die; stop sucking the life out of everyone else. Stop breeding kids. And I am tired of helping people in the name of the kids. If you are going to help the kids - take the kids; leave the mother or father on the street.

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Stop robbing from Peter (me) to pay Paul (entitlement program users)
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Here in CA...if they want to buy a soda they can. We can not tell them they cant. Monsters, Rockstars etc...have supplements facts on the back, not nutrition facts, they are actually "dietary supplements". They are NOT foodstampable items.
Actually.... It's a store-by-store basis in CA. Most of them won't, but there are some in the EB where you can indeed buy things like Monsters, Redbull, bottled coffee, etc.
I've never understood how 7-11 got away with allowing foodstamps useable...
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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.
I know its bad but i live in northern Ohio and we get MI 10 cent beer cans here every once in awhile. It is always Miller Light "which my brother drinks" but it pays for our fishing license every year plus a lil cash on top! We have a cottage up there and it works well for us! I think it is stupid to pay 10 cents on every bottle and can though! Anyways i have never taken food stamps or unemployment in all the years i have worked. I am only 32 and have been self employed since 2000 and have had some rough years!
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