President Trump food boxes

The White House is proposing cutting wasteful government spending by delivering food boxes to welfare recipients instead of food stamps.

The food deliveries would replace about half of food stamp benefits for households that qualify for welfare.

The measure is part of President Donald Trump’s plan to cut billions of dollars in wasteful spending by selling airports and other government assets to private corporations.

Proponents of the plan say it will put thousands of low-income people to work filling and delivering the food boxes.

But critics say reducing food stamp benefits for low-income families would be detrimental and costly.

The White House plans to deliver the food boxes to welfare recipients and cutting off their food stamps beginning this year. The food boxes would contain enough nutritious food for families for a week.

But critics say that would make the government responsible for the healthy food that goes on the dinner plates of 16 million low-income families.

The food boxes would replace food stamps which sometimes go towards non-edible items such as hair weave and cigarettes.

“You actually receive the food instead of receive the cash,” White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told reporters on Monday.

The White House said the food boxes would go to households qualifying for $90 or more per month in food stamps, representing about 81 percent of those on the welfare rolls.

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  • Kay Gee

    They did this in the 60s, we liked that canned meat and that cheese…IJS

    BUT this administration is doing it for selfish reasons, and not because it’s more cost effective. It’s cost effective so they can line the pockets of the 1% with the other “tax initiatives” that they’ve implemented. #SELFISH/EVILBASTARDS

  • Yardgirl

    OMG I was just having this conversation at lunch today, talking about how they could fix the fraudulent food stamp issues. This is not an option that I would ever co-sign, buying the food for the people. It needs fixing but this aint it, IMHO.

  • more

    I’ve been on food stamps before and they don’t give you as much as you would think. I only received $200 a month and they reduced that. I was a student and on unemployme and they reduced my food stamps to 68 bucks. And please keep in mind that I was only receiving $132 a week to sustain myself from unemployment. The reality is if they want most people to be off of Public Assistance they need to start creating more jobs with benefits paid leave paid vacation and high salaries because to be honest some states are more expensive than others. And if most people can’t afford to live by themselves because of the low wages then you have welfare

  • Trace da Ace

    The food boxes would replace food stamps which sometimes go towards non-edible items such as hair weave and cigarettes.
    *************************************************************************************
    umm….did not know you could use EBT for such things……

  • Renee Lovelace

    follow the money. only ones who will benefit from this sorry ploy will be the companies providing the unhealthy food. this country is THROUGH.

  • more

    They could fix it by if you have more than two kids it shouldn’t go up it just doesn’t make sense for someone with multiple kids to receive more food stamps than someone going to school being single and working

  • Nathan Hastings

    I’m all for it

  • Kay Gee

    That’s sandra taking liberties again…!!! she just won’t stop with her foolishness.

  • datjerk

    The food boxes would replace food stamps which sometimes go towards non-edible items such as hair weave and cigarettes.

    What establishment allows you to pay for weave or cigarettes with food stamps???

  • more

    Lmaoooo you can in fact by beers in some establishments and even hookahs from the little Bodega stores. I have seen it with my own eyes but again these people are in poverty

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Sandy, you know you can be FUNNY AF when you want to…The SHADE in that food box, though!!! Watermelon & wines…? For real?

  • Kayke

    You’ve never been propositioned by a food stamper before?… Where they offer to pay for your groceries with their card if you’ll give them cash? “I’ll pay 150 for your food if you’ll give me 120 cash.” See people doing it all the time.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose
  • Trace da Ace

    Yeah…trust me….I know folks that do that…but Sandy made it seem like you can actually use the card to make such purchases…..or did I misread that?

  • blue skies

    smh

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I’ve also seen people on social media bragging about using EBT cards for cigarettes or rolling papers.

  • Slim Goodie

    The govt cheese thing all over again…

  • justlooking

    I’ve people openly selling drugs and ass but it’s not legal.

  • Kayke

    You could read it that way….but I got, because it’s cash it can be used however…..there is no way to guarantee the money is being used on food.

  • justlooking

    I saying I seen, but I heard about it.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That government cheese was goodt!

  • Kanyade

    i worked two jobs and went to school full time and couldn’t qualify. it doesn’t always work for those who are trying to do what’s right.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This don’t affect me thank god cause chile letting the feds bring me some food.. . ? shid

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL
  • justlooking

    Small stores code their items different from Safeway, Food lion or A&P.

    The rules are the same. You are not suppose to purcahse.

    dog food, medicine, Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes rolling papers, hygiene products.

    Govt is cracking down, because they looking for money to fund what they want. Medicare Fraud and Food Stamp fraud are billion scams.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Yes, I was laughing at her shade, too!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I’ve said all along that people on Food Stamps who do not work, need to go to a warehouse and work off what they are receiving. If they do not go, they do not get their Food stamps. If they should get a job, then they do not have to go to the warehouse.

  • Kayke

    It not suppose to happen because stores who get approved to accept ebt has to have their systems reprogrammed so nonfood items are declined when scanned… Or the card covers the food and then they ajve to pay differently for what the card doesn’t cover. But in the hood where they type in prices I’m certain they’ll tell the system rolling papers are a bag Doritos so the system takes it.

  • Ela

    I like the idea. Then I remeber the gov. giving the homless those blankets that were contaminated.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Food stamps not only assist the recipient but grocery stores too. Many grocery stores would not be standing without food stamp recipients. Those stores would go out of business. This could also potentially create food deserts in low-income areas….many of which are already food deserts and the corner store is the only way to get any type of groceries.

  • justlooking

    By the way, many of the military fighting for our freedoms are food stamps recipients. The govt does not pay them enough.

  • Rachel

    If they can’t sell Ebt then they will just sale the food boxes lol. They need to crack down on all these shady businesses that allow Ebt card holders to buy merchandise for exorbitant prices. Those folks are the real crooks in my eyes. Everybody on the streets know Ebt is .50 on the solar from person to person. They fall lower in value unless u running a gas station/corner store.

  • Slim Goodie

    This is also true LOL

  • Ms.Vanilla

    That cheese was so good we’ll never see it again. That’s the gubmnet for you. Find something we like and it’s gone forever.

  • Rachel

    There was a gas station in my city allowing people to pay for gas with Ebt. The price of gas was grossly inflated. It was awhile before the owner was caught.

  • Marlika

    The main people that abuse food stamps are white. I work p/t at Whole Foods and let me tell you about the shit they buy?
    Caviar $70 a jar and better, filet mignon, expensive ass lobsters and shrimp ? ?, $60 bottles of olive oil ? $25 bags of coffee ?? and so on. Now if you’re buying shit like she’s this then you don’t have a need for food stamps. And whatever they’re are NOT buying with stamps the mofos are stealing it. I’ve never seen such phuckery in my life!! ???

  • Nina Ross

    They probably want to conduct some experiments, putting their chemicals in the food.

  • JV

    Just a friendly reminder that presidential budgets should be taken with a huge grain of salt and never come to fruition because no one has bothered to do any accounting. It’s basically a huge wish list. Horrifying, yes, but it’s really nothing.

  • dblogged

    Death in box

  • LG714

    So, if you have worked 20+ years putting money into a system for others, but then are laid off… You expect those people to work for food?

    Hell naw. I lost my job due to lay offs and I applied for food stamps. I was on it for 3months and I will be damned if the 25 years of taxes I paid didn’t matter.

  • xenaD

    And I wonder.. ok so how are you going to buy FOOD?

  • Victorious82

    I guess the babies and children that benefit from food stamps should go to work instead of school.

  • Kemi

    I feel for those who genuinely need food stamps to survive. It should be a temporary fix for those facing hard time. There are ppl that ride on this for years not wanting to get an income or supplemental job! It takes some few apples to ruin it for everybody else!!

  • Drea982

    NO! N.O. There’s n telling what will be in those food boxes and you don’t know what I like to eat so put my money on my damn card and keep it pushing. Don’t nobody want no stank ass food box. Please. Goodbye.

  • Wake up

    NW0 and Agenda 21 in full effect. First this then third world next. No jobs no food. Greed equals poverty and poverty equals crime equals suffering.

  • Phillybruh

    That seems a bit harsh.

  • xenaD

    That was a real thing ??!!!! Lol

  • cherrypie

    Right! I wouldnt trust shyt they “gave” to me and my family. FOH!

  • Nina Ross

    Boxes full of cancer & infertility…

  • Keepin’IT100

    I see that becoming an actual act..

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    and pray tell, which large, already tax cut, corporation will get the HUGE federal contract for facilitating these weekly deliveries???????????? this doesn’t even sound practical, nor is it going to be cost effective. this is the strategic planning coming out of this white house??????? molly girl, We in danger….smh.

  • JV

    A lot of people on food stamps do work (last census I saw was around 70%).

  • Nina Ross

    GMO food

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ALL GMO, all the time!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames
  • Phillybruh

    I would pay top dollar to see the faces on Trump Supporters when they get that first box though. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e517479048d4c42865f1224c63bb9bca0f993a15dc7c9df32a66cecf233aa3cb.jpg

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Tell it!!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    I’m not trusting this. Be careful folks.

  • Karen Brady

    You get a time-out bruh.

  • Phillybruh

    It did work well with an egg

  • Trey

    I dont know why this made me laugh….I actually dont see a problem with this especially if the welfare is food.

    Drones gonna be dropping off food in the hood

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    but you discount the elderly and impaired who may not be physically able to get out and physically make their way to a work site.

  • pecancandy

    And getting shot at

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. Follow the money. Look for some huge government contracts out of this for the fulfilment centers, warehouses, delivery contractors etc. There’s a bunch of millionaires just licking their chops already, thinking how much money they can make off of this.

    Anyway, when the Democrats take the House & Senate after the November midterms, they’ll put ta stop this nonsense.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Damn, that was not my scenario. I was responding to the ones that sell their food stamps like the write up said. How can you just add all this working 20 plus years, laid off etc, and then respond as if that was my scenario to begin with? What is this, jump on Vanilla day by any means necessary?

  • Karen Brady

    Definitely not cost effective. And I am no accountant, trust!

  • Bonsai

    Not good at all. Let people pick their own food. I would not trust the contents of food inside that box, then again, the majority of people receiving food stamps are the white folks and the Jews come in second so I couldn’t care less.

  • JV

    Kind of ironic that a so-called conservative leader is proposing massive government oversight into what eligible recipients consume. I thought conservatism was about small gov’t, wouldn’t this be a huge overreach of power?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Instead of people buying their own food, they have to wait for a box for the government? Bad idea. This is going to be bad for local community supermarkets and grocery stores.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i’d like to know as well…. here in the dmv they have signs posted that won’t even allow recipients to purchase hot seafood! i seriously doubt they’re purchasing cartons of cigarettes and bundles.

  • Wake up

    They trying to crack down on welfare fraud but what about fraud on their end. They want total and complete control.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    NO.

  • JV

    And the whole box thing worked out so well for Puerto Rico, after all..

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Karen Brady

    All of this!

  • Kayke

    I don’t wonder or participate. It’s obvious hunger isn’t a problem in that person’s household…. These people’s problems is liquidating their free funds.

  • You Could Never

    I have severe and I DO MEAN severe food allergies. If I ever lose my job heaven forbid I will be stealing out the grocery store. Bc fukk your cans of tuna and your peanut butter and your free ass EGGS. I cant eat that shit and that is what they LOVE to give to poor folks.

  • JRock

    So if this plan goes through we’ll see the media have a field day with their cameras aimed on the poorest black neighborhoods. We’ll see women (the ones that don’t want to work) poking their heads out the door in their big pink hair rollers and unwashed house robes to collect their food baskets cuz most of them just sitting their unshowered asses home watching soaps, eating and smoking weed. They only shower on Friday’s to go to da club and prolly use their EBT card to by drinks. Not all women and men fall into this category. Some want to do better and get off of the system and just need help to get on their feet. People that don’t want to work make it bad for them, hence, this new proposal. Of course, the media, on the other hand, won’t go to the trailer park to capture video of Mr. and Mrs. Whitey using their EBT card to buy METH or Colt 45s.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you better say this!

  • Karen Brady

    WHAATT????????????? THis PISSES ME OFF. YES I’M YELLING.

  • Rayne

    Those white folks gon be screaming mad lol

  • Nina Ross

    Lmao

  • Wake up

    And the posion FEMA trailers that were contaminated just like the water pipes in the inner cities.

  • JRock

    Me too and me 3. Bet they won’t vote for his dumb ass again.

  • Wellbalancedlibra

    When? Where?

  • Rayne

    I’m rolling on the flo!!!???

  • JV

    Out of curiosity have you seen all the backlash that Peter Rabbit got for the food allergy scene?

  • You Could Never

    THIS. When I got laid off years ago (before I got married and back then only had 1 kid…) I aint even QUALIFY. Said I got too much child support. This was 2000ish,. Mind you I got $250 a MONTH in CS for my now 23 yo. I aint goin to no damn warehouse.

  • Wake up

    Welfare to work. Clinton administration already put that plan in motion. People on food stamps and cash assistance have to work in order to receive welfare unless they are disabled.

  • Yardgirl

    THIS!!^^^

  • Kemi

    This is nothing short of dictatorship!! What about ppl on dietary restrictions? Is data going to be collected before this is implemented? Lastly, I won’t trust the food provisions for those in urban areas coming from 45.

  • You Could Never

    Vanilla. You arent SLOW. You know good and well you aint SAY all of that. In your little scenario. Which is OUR point. You dont know WHY folks are on food stamps. Folks get on them for VARIOUS reasons. From all walks of life.

  • You Could Never

    I saw it and as the oldest person I know with food allergies I thought it to be extra dumb.

  • Simone

    Wow! This is totally a way to get rid of minorities. GLAD I work for my money. I wouldn’t trust this kind of process…who knows what they will be feeding you.

  • You Could Never

    Snort. I hate you and I love you at the same damn time most days.

  • LadyL

    OMFG! I just died!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @Phillybruh you are going to hell for this!!!! LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Simone

    SMFH!

  • Wake up

    The gas stations in the inner city are definitely high way robbery. Most are located in food deserts where the poverty rate is super high and where people don’t have other options. They sell any and everything for food stamp recipients. Everything from food to clothes and cigarettes.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    knowing Trump, he’ll be trying to ‘donate’ the leftovers from the scraped plates at those maralago ballroom parties, then he’ll turn it into a tax write-off, Lol!

  • You Could Never

    Back when it was paper stamps (I shole miss the 90s which is when they went away) my cousin used to drive a cab. He would give rides out and get paid in stamps. So did my weed man homeboy. Would accept stamps as payment. I think its do my hair girl. And here go my stamp card. spend you $100 off of it type situation.

  • ~~eb

    Best grilled cheese sammiches ever!

  • Yardgirl

    Preach!!!!

  • speakinmymind

    **passes out**????????

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I am about sick of you today. Why don’t you block me if I annoy you so much. All you’re doing is responding to me with your cess. Go find someone else to annoy.

  • Simone

    Yes! People need to stay woke.
    No go will come from this process.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    For shame.
    This is what you call a control freak. And not just Donald. All of them.
    Narcissistic.

  • You Could Never

    Umm fukk you

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I knew it was a good idea.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Then it doesn’t apply to them….

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I know this to be a FACT. Most people who work can’t afford to feed their families.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • bella28498 .

    now ppl won’t be able to sell their stamps lmao!!!!! get a job and you can buy what u want.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    bologna/egg/cheese – gourmet ish!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    People on food stamps means adults. I can’t even believe you thought I was talking about children.

  • Yardgirl

    And you done know THEY are the ones on welfare!! White ass saltine sitting on their ass cheeering Trump on dummies!!

  • bella28498 .

    good because where I live if you are not eating at trader joes or Whole Foods, the arabic own everything…….bye to the illegals.

  • LeXx

    ????? Sandra I know u just adore Trump n this administration… There are more WHITE WELL TO DO FAMILIES on welfare than minorities and poor people… Google it! This entire article n administration is a JOKE

  • Ryan

    Actually it would affect more whites than anyone else. Will be interesting to see if it passes.

  • bella28498 .

    this is what they are eating anyway…..all poor ppl buy is ramen noodles, hot pockets, and other junk.

  • sunni_daze

    It’s bigger than welfare. Those food stamps keep grocery stores open, it keeps fishermen at sea, butcher’s at the cutting block and also allows for these people to have jobs, from food stamp money. Not only that its not just poor on welfare, there are miltary families, handicapped and people with real aliments.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    trailer park gonna be turnt! they open those boxes and get carrots and rice cakes instead of cheetos and twinkies???!!! it’ll be washington’s first ‘meth march’ LOL!

  • sunni_daze

    No its gonna hurt his base poor ignorant unemployed white people. Minorities know how to survive with little they been doing for 500yrs.

  • Ryan

    Dang straight, I’m tired of Cletus and Brittni Jean eating off of me for free!!

  • bella28498 .

    well now they will get a box delivered lol…..all that yummy goodness.

  • sunni_daze

    STFU you stupid trolling BITCH. This is real, people will starve you DUMB HOE.

  • JV

    Yeah, very inappropriate and probably made some kids with allergies feel bad.

  • speakinmymind

    Nan, it’s whitty!! ????

    I see ur still foolish as ever!!???

  • bella28498 .

    why can’t I stop laughing at this post?! lmao

  • Kemi

    I understand and know some that have health issues due to this!! Messed up..

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I swear that’s the same thing i thought about! how that inept hand-picked company drastically UNDER-supplied basic necessities to those people after they had already waited (and most are still waiting) for months, smh

  • speakinmymind

    **throws down penalty flag**

    Flag on the play…unnecessary roughness!!????

  • Kemi

    Cheating the system sometimes lead to cheating yourself in the long run!

  • bella28498 .

    They will starve, how! they get a box of food and they still get stamps. I am amazed how. beggars are mighty choosey. Maybe you will starve, no more going on facebook asking ppl if they wanna sell their stamps huh.

  • speakinmymind

    Brittni…and that’s just how they say it!!????

  • Marlika

    Yes this is nothing new! What kills me is when they come in there trying to be discreet anoutbhave food stamps. I put their asses on blast every chance I get.
    ?

  • Ryan

    Because it’s true!! Take away the pork rinds and Cheetos and on top of that less stamps to sell to buy meth – I can already see the trailers flipping over!! OMG

  • sunni_daze

    Well wait til them same beggers got you face down with the pistol. because they kids hungry. Or catch you coming out the bank because the fridge empty. A desperate people are not the people to play with.

  • bella28498 .

    lmao, Trump is really boxing the fraudulent people in.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Something is in the water today on SR.

  • Phillybruh

    I mean take away the last shred of dignity some of these people have left why don’t they. They ability to go to the market and get the same foods we all get.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    WHIT!!!!!!!!!!

    *runs and hugs your neck real tight (wipes nose in whig)*

    you know i been missing you???!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8fa2758350038ad3891f3e6bc35ddadfbd9df2ae552a72efa6d7238ace715502.gif

  • bella28498 .

    I will have them face down with my pistol, it will be a stand off. Most people getting all that food money do is sell it for extra cash. Trump is saying well I will ship you a food box and you still will get stamps but what you get u will definitely have to spend it on food. WTF are u getting this whole starve thing from?

  • Yardgirl

    DWL!! All I know is that I am sitting here reading all of the food comments, dying for hunger because I forgot to eat my lunch!! I am doing that stupid 30 day challenge and I was consumed with thougts of gubment cheese, twinkies and all the other foods mentioned so far! ———–>> sending myself to the corner!

  • JV

    People on food stamps are not beggars. They’re people just like you and me.

  • Phillybruh

    She fronting like she ain’t getting a box. Pay her no mind!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Ms.Vanilla

    That is too funny. Didn’t think of that. With all the venom in here were ARE still talking about food… lol… Now I’m hungry.

  • sunni_daze

    You know what you right Phillybruh.

  • bella28498 .

    most people getting government assistance are not using it as a leg up they are staying on it as long as they can and when the kids get too old they have another baby to stay on it longer. They are not like me I get up and work.

  • sunni_daze

    PLease have a tall glass bleach and a dirt nap.

  • bella28498 .

    wish I was getting a box. shiiiiiiiiidddddddd

  • Yardgirl

    Right!!! This salad with chicken and avacado is tasting might good right now lol

  • Reina1718

    As long as its healthy!

  • Yardgirl

    Exactly!! The system IS flawed but there are more deserving people ON than those scamming the system!! Old, handicapped, out of work, poor people!! I fcuking hate this regime, they are so out of touch with reality!!

  • bella28498 .

    I see this pain you, so I will be more sensitive about this subject.

  • JV

    I’m sure this is all heavily sourced information you’re relying on. It’s also beside the point.

  • JV

    lol it wouldn’t be

  • bella28498 .

    actually I deal with alot of these cases.

  • JV

    So how about this Porter guy, beating his wives and girlfriends and getting full cover from the WH eh? Another great day in Washington!

  • bella28498 .

    I am hollering!!! When my husband told me of this news I was like dang some people are going to feel shame, he was like no they won’t.

  • Phillybruh

    They would give you change back..My momma went through a time when she needed them. I hated using them, my brother didn’t care..lol

  • Ryan

    LOL

  • Victorious82

    Most people that get food stamps have kids. So if the parents don’t go to these warehouses and work off their food debt then they will be cut off, meaning the kids will be cut off. Folks without kids are getting very short term allotments of food stamps and it’s not as generous as you think either.

  • Blak

    This is a brilliant idea, especially if there is a guarantee of fresh food on a weekly basis. The majority of those that are morbidly obese are on food stamps and this would force them to eat healthier

  • Blak

    What’s your point?

  • Scromes1212

    Do you know what food deserts are? This is actually a good idea. Old people, handicaps and small kids don’t shop for themselves anyway.

  • Scromes1212

    This is a progressive idea but people won’t agree with it because they don’t like Trump. Something has to be done about the system that we have now cause it’s not working. Between people selling there stamps and people not getting the most out of the assistance they receive, this is a good start for a alternative way. It won’t be perfect but it would be a step in the right direction.

  • RespectSelf

    This will make folks mad lol. A lot of folks eat the best foods while on food stamps. I miss being able to get food stamps lol. I shopped at whole foods. I only ate fresh vegetables, fruits and fish.

  • RespectSelf

    I mean if its going to be like the new apps where you can choose your food and they just deliver it then… It would be cool

  • Just here4 the comments

    There are a some things wrong with this idea. 1. It can be costly so he may be defeating the purpose. 2. How do you know how many children there is to feed in an individuals household? Not to add, that’s a lot of milk, bread and cereal. Children can go through some food on a daily basis. He trying so hard to be an authoritarian

  • Solstice
  • RespectSelf

    right, it will cost to delivery the food.

    But they would know based on what’s in the system. that’s how they even determine how much someone should get.

  • NowWe’reTalking

    I agree. What would make it even better is if they used local farmers and gave a boost to the local agricultural community.

  • Renee26

    Do it!! Not one person that I know that gets them actually uses all of them to buy food. Meanwhile I don’t qualify for any type of assistance and struggle to get food in the fridge….DO IT!!

  • Renee26

    They will know how many people are in the house based off of the application….like they currently do. If they are struggling they need to learn how to not be greedy and eat to live instead of living to eat

  • LeXx

    Don’t be a jackass

  • SpillyNillie

    Seems like it would cost more to provide enough food to feed these families. You’d have to hire or contract delivery services, another charge. I’m sure there will be other cost associated with implementing a plan such as this one.

    Why not reduce how much families receive in food stamps?

  • JRock

    Yes, some of them will feel shame. It might shame some of them enough to get up off their duffs and help themselves. It’s not too late to come off of welfare even if you’ve been on it for 20 years. The only thing that will probably hurt is missing their soaps and getting up at 5 a.m. to catch the A2 bus to work and sitting in 2 hours of rush hour traffic to get home.

  • Just here4 the comments

    I understand.
    He cannot determine how much one should eat. He’s using his control by taking food stamps away from needy families. Not all people on FS are on full welfare. There are a lot of mothers that work and are eligible for FS. What if the food runs out before the next delivery date? there are so many unknowns with this. I believe it won’t work.

  • Bonita

    Good! Cause I’m tired of my cousin selling her stamps every month to support her weed habit.

  • GeorgiaH

    Too many obese ADULTS and kids on welfare.

  • Liah

    Good!…

  • Just here4 the comments

    WOW really? So, you believe in this?

    You can know how many there is in ones home but, you cannot determine how much a persons family eat. If a person chooses to be greedy that is their business not mine nor yours. That’s the problem he trying to run everybody household.

  • Candance

    I think that that is a bunch of bullshit! Nowthe government is in my kitchen! Stay out!!!!!! Not everyone on food stamps abuses it. Part of getting people back to work is feeling independent. This does not make one feel independent. These people are going to become so dependent on these boxes. My mom could make $25 stretch on meals… what are they going to feed these people? Dumb idea in my opinion. Lol instead of selling food stamps they are going to sell food boxes. Come up with a better idea Donald! this one SUCKS!

  • Candance

    So now that i can only make 12 an hour i get a box delivered of commodities that i don’t want to eat???

  • Ms.Vanilla

    ok…geesh

  • Tausha T. W.

    1. The government says ketchup is a vegetable.
    2. Children relying on school lunch report they are hungrier and more tired.

  • Candance

    I think it is a bad idea however it may work for some. I think adding this as an option and not mandate it for all. I believe some would love the option but to say this is the program and I guarantee that the government will ensure you will get your food…

  • Candance

    Misconception people on food stamps are not always beggars!!!!

  • Candance

    Most people on assistance go to work now. it is not how it used to be in 1989.

  • Solstice

    I am handicap and I do shop for myself. If I am fortunate I will have a friend or family member pick up a few items for me here and there. But really no one person can shop for me due to dietary restrictions and my illnesses. I have three chronic illnesses/disabilities. All of which were hereditary and I had no control over and I shop for myself. I prefer to do it online honestly. And although I am disabled, I do not receive any food stamps.

  • Tausha T. W.

    1. The government says ketchup is a vegetable.
    2. Food Stamps are not cash money.
    3. Can we trust the government to feed us?

  • Candance

    IF you make 50K a year you may contribute $40 a year to food stamps…. that is about 11 cents a day. Really Cletus and Brittni is eating good off of your 11 cent contribution lol cut the shit!

  • Renee26

    If a person is impoverished then they cannot afford to be greedy. Not all countries offer food assistance programs to the poor

  • Tausha T. W.

    I have food allergies and a restricted diet due medical issues. I cannot eat what the government plans to put in the box. They also want to give powdered milk and canned fruit instead of fresh. I wonder what the government eats.

  • Candance

    LOL the visual on this post is interesting. This is how the box is really going to look! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7dc3c66dbbe8d0e9118505a81db73b4abfd0213a569a70b14b4982b5090ac0fd.jpg

  • bella28498 .

    yea they are working under the table as hairstylist, bartenders, waitress, and strippers. You are right its 1989. A lot of these women don’t need assistance at all.

  • Just here4 the comments

    This is America!

  • Renee26

    Exactly…so they should count their blessings

  • tired of welfare

    what the government buys. beggars can’t be chooser. get a job and pay for your own food.

  • J2PC

    How do they know? The department dealing with Food & Nutrition and servings that is tied into local social service program will be the first guide. Their second guide is the easiest.

    All welfare recipients have to provide gov’t docs as proof of each eligible individuals residing in a household. That info is maintained in a national gov’t database. If a child is put up for adoption or placed in a foster care, they will have that info too!! Any false claims to that child would soon be caught as the rightful guardian will also be making the claim which will throw up a redflag for fraud.

    Furthermore, they could find more ways to dwindle a food package by looking at school terms with respect to free lunch programs and any WIC recipients in the family. -to determine how many bags of beans, rice, flour, potatoes and can meats (or whatever they have decided, etc.) will add up stretched meals and servings per day to keep a family alive.

    There will be conferences, debates filled with arguments before they start voting on this thing.

  • Candance

    So wrong! Many of them do need assistance.

  • Just here4 the comments

    You cannot talk to me about any other country. I live in America. I have visited other countries and see first hand how poor it is. It still does not give the president the right to dictate how I eat.

  • Solstice

    Nope. I can’t. I have dietary restrictions too. But I don’t receive food stamps even tho I’m disabled.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I agree with you 100%. Food stamps are to supplement only. They are not there to take care of a households complete food need.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Be careful… Don’t divulge your work on social media. I’ve known people who’ve gotten fired for doing so… It’s not worth it.

  • Just here4 the comments

    Doesn’t mean individuals are not counting their blessing. I am not talking about the ones who abuse the system. There should be some kind of punishment for individuals who abuse the FS system. I am talking about the ones who work hard to provide for their families. They just may be counting their blessing.

  • Kanyade

    chock full of sugar, starch and preservatives. Hellooooo diabeeetus and high blood pressha.

  • J2PC

    Starve? People past the point of hungry = starved. Even hungry people will figure out how to survive by eating what is available to them. People in 2nd & 3rd world countries are stir frying chopped up pythons to go with their rice to feed their WHOLE village. -at least they know how to survive or to see another day or week.

    Beans, rice, canned corn and meats with fresh fruits; bags of flour & cornmeal (to make & bake) plus gov’t cheeses and powdered milk should not mean folks will starve. -many will initially get angry and snub the stuff until they are taught how to become creative in preparing meals.

  • bella28498 .

    The excessive abuse is the reason this is happening. This program haven’t even started and people who are not getting food stamps are more concerned than anything. If this is a problem hopefully this will definitely motivate people who don’t need it to get off of it and allow the resources to go to those who really need it.

  • hottlanta

    Her phone number is __________________________________.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    that serving suggestion with the stuffing though…. dis tew murch…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/615d380290005c75f2b73b61063d678adb00cb683258e4273a2f5c12b8d5723d.gif

  • Bonita

    Girl, if she can keep the damn phone on! It p*sses me off cause the kids are the ones that suffer.

  • hottlanta

    I was reading about him the other day. A millionaire gets food stamps. These guys are the main abuses while senior citizens get $16.00 a month.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hnm0hhIpi7s

  • bella28498 .

    Thank you dear.

  • Ang

    I think that’s exactly the goal. Sad. They want to dehumanize people.

  • Ang

    Do you really think the government is going to give people they have been making disparaging remarks about quality food and run this program in a dignified manner?

  • hottlanta

    Looks like a leftover Thanksgiving basket with can goods no one wants. How in the world you gonna have peanut butter and no jelly. Dump trying to privatize stuff so his friends get paid. I wonder what company is gonna deliver the food. They trying to give us food that has been sitting in warehouses for months.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I just learned something new. I didn’t know you could buy weave and cigarettes with food stamps..lol

  • Fire & Ice

    Ikr this sounds way more expensive. Sounds like something Donald Trump or.one of his associates would benefit from. I dont trust these people. These dudes probably got some kind of behind the scenes business dealings going on this.

  • Anunnaki

    So basically u need to lock up more people, cause people will steal and kill to eat,

  • shelly

    42% of food stamp recipients are White. So Dump will not touch it. Most of the Hasidic Jews in NYC receive welfare , food stamps and section 8.

  • mona q

    Wow. Powdered milk. He’s trying to take us back to powdered milk days?! We had that when I was little. Government cheese and peanut butter. We didn’t go hungry but it wasn’t good either

  • Ryan

    As Sandy says, this is a family blog. If you’re gonna try to troll at least try not to cuss like a trailer-trashed dog.

  • Noirluv45

    One assumes that people who are on welfare are able to work. Many aren’t.

  • mona q

    Exactly

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Powdered milk is actually nutritious. And it comes in very handy when the power goes out.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The point is you can’t buy weave and cigarettes, but certain shady shop owners do accept food stamps for those items.

  • mona q

    They don’t but you can barter and let others use your card for weave and cigarettes. SMDH. Thee system is broken. People always find a way to beat it instead of using that energy to get off the system

  • mona q

    What about poor families with student athletes who naturally require more food? It’s not the children’s fault.

  • bhavana

    I don’t care if welfare recipients get stale bread and water. I’m sick of working my behind off to pay for lazy people. Get a job and buy your own food! If you can’t afford to feed your child, then don’t have one!!

  • bhavana

    Poor you.?

  • Ryan

    Powdered milk is disgusting and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemies!!

  • mona q

    But we know that won’t happen because Trump doesn’t think that way b

  • bhavana

    And many can work, but choose not to.

  • Miss Thang

    I think food stamps should only be used to buy healthy foods. Real food, and no processed food. Most of those low income people are obese or overweight and a majority of that is due to poor diet.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Yes it’s disgusting if you dilute it with too much water. You have to follow the mixing instructions.

  • mona q

    Some of them are adult age college students who have no meal plan.

  • mona q

    Some of them are single mothers going to school to better themselves while working at Wal Mart paying taxes just like us but doesn’t make enough to keep food on the table even with child support.

  • mona q

    The reason this is happening is because Trump likes to cut where poor people need it and enhance where rich people get it. He cut many programs designed to help minorities start businesses, buy homes and programs that help poor people in general. It’s nothing new. This is the white man’s idea of making aAmerica great again. If you look at the statistics of those on welfare though, it’s not predominantly blacks or Hispanics. ?????

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Taxes have to be paid either way. Why does it bother you so much that it goes to feeding the community? How is increasing the military any better?

    Folks like you get on my nerves. Like I said taxes have to be paid no matter what. I’d rather it go to helping my neighbor than used to increase military to invade a foreign country.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    And many work and still fall under the poverty line.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    What about them?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “If you look at the statistics of those on welfare though, it’s not predominantly blacks or Hispanics.”

    Which contradicts with everything you wrote prior to that sentence. ?

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    I agree that more regulation should be put on FS but giving a box of who knows what is not the solution. Trump is truly an azz.

  • imright

    healthy food is expensive. they would have to increase the amount of food stamps per family & ik they dont want to do that

  • Noirluv45

    I don’t think it’s going to happen. The amount of money this will cost in lieu of food stamps will be ridiculous. Plus the cost of transporting the food even if it’s local.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    I miss my FS days. Never knew about lobsters tail and porterhouse steak until I had them. Nine years later I still reminisce. Thanksgivings were lit.

  • more

    It’s unfortunate, people really trying to not rely heavily on public assistance get little help but those who want to live and breath that shyt get little or nothing

  • Cannelle

    Right. People keep talking about food stamps being such a problem, as if they haven’t been cut each year. When are we going to talk about corporate welfare and the massive unnecessary defense budget? Food stamps are a tiny drop in the bucket comparatively.

  • Noirluv45

    That’s true.

  • Solstice

    That’s a damn shame! Now that does p*ss me off! Priorities just all the way wrong! Smdh

  • Cannelle

    Lol Bet it looks like that too. Then we know for sure they have stopped pretending to care about poor people’s health.

  • Cannelle

    They’ve already been reducing food stamps for years. At this point, might as well just throw people off them.

  • Tausha T. W.

    1. The majority food stamp recipients have a job.
    2. Some members of the armed forces qualify for and receive food tamps.
    3. Food stamps were meant to help buy nutritious food, not pay 100 percent of one’s grocery bill.
    4. Some food stamp recipients are elderly and/or disabled.
    5. Powdered milk is no good you if you are allergic.
    6. The government is basically telling the poor and needy to .
    7. Federal home loans, student loans, and grants are social welfare programs. No one is complaining about them.
    8. Government s money to pay for military parade but not job creation, healthcare, education, infrastructure repair, etc.

  • Solstice

    I heard they drank Milwaukee’s Best with their Meth ?

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I get it. Its people like that and those shady shops, that make it bad for people who really need it.

  • Cannelle

    Well said.

    The only sure things in life are death and taxes.

  • Yup, I said it

    Well most people determine their monthly grocery budget based off whats left after we pay our bills. Guarantee a lot people who dont qualify for stamps had to stock up on beans and top ramen after we got hit with these high electric bills. It would be nice to have a guaranteed amount to spend on groceries every month but for most people that’s never been a reality

  • Cannelle

    Most welfare recipients either have (full time) jobs or are disabled.

    Walmart under pays it’s staff and many have to get government assistance to eat. People should be pissed at Walmart but they still shop there and are pissed at workers.

    Kids are already here, we would be monsters to let them starve as they didn’t ask to be here.

    There is fraud in every. Single. Government. Program. Because, people. Should they all be cancelled?

    I am sick of my taxes paying for dotard winter white house trips and American involved wars. Yet as a citizen I still must pay them AND the country I actually live in. You can pay for some kid’s cereal.

  • Solstice

    Damn you Philly!! I have bronchitis and I swear I coughed up a whole lung laughing at this damn comment!! ??????? Log off immediately and take a nap!

  • Tausha T. W.

    Anyone else notice the watermelon and booze?
    Now you know what they think of us.

  • CaliGONECRAZY

    Welfare helped me pay for child care, school textbooks, school supplies, transportation, subsidized work etc. Majority of people on it are abusing it and not for their own good. America’s welfare system can help many single mothers on their feet so they don’t have to depend on the system anymore.

  • Tausha T. W.

    A lot of people do not live near grocery stores. There have been numerous news reports on this subject.

  • Cannelle

    Not all countries, but the most successful and wealthy ones do. America is no longer exceptional. Those countries where dotard would like like people to immigrate from would not dare move to the USA. Their countries take care of their less fortunate citizens and they pay a bus load more taxes than Americans but have higher standard of living, less economic crime and longer life spans.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That’s a stock photo that I downloaded. It’s a photo illustration.

  • Tausha T. W.

    Did it occur to you that some people fall on hard times and are on food stamps until they get back on their feet?

    Did you stop to think that if everyone who qualified for food stamps actually applied for and received them the country would be broke?

    Does your brain work or are you a troll?

  • Tausha T. W.

    Thank you Sandra. The powers that be do think the poor & disabled are a drain on resources. Many people in the forum are ignoring this important point.

  • Tausha T. W.

    Those are name brand food items. You know the box won’t have those!

  • the guest

    Grocery stores rely heavily on the Food Stamp Program and they will go out of business if that social service program s cut. I’ll have to do more research. But I was under the impression that the Food Stamp Program is to supplement the food budget of working class, low income employed, and lower middle class families.

    There is a Walmart documentary that exposes the Walmart company for signing their employees up for the food stamp program to keep their payroll low. A major corporation like Walmart would suffer if their employees can no longer buy food at Walmart or are forced to become unemployed welfare recipients in order to eat.

    Also, how is it possible that people are able to purchase non-edibles with a non-monetary form of payment?

  • Tausha T. W.

    You are missing the point. The government is going to spend more money than it saves because it has to take people like me into account when they make the food boxes.

    What do you eat? Please, tell us what you trolls eat.

  • bhavana

    I’m not a troll. I’m a regular person on this site. I know people fall on hard times. If they have to temporarily receive assistance to feed their child that’s one thing. What ticks me off are those people who refuse to even look for a job. McDonald’s is always hiring.

  • bella28498 .

    They are still getting their stamps plus the box food…this is a great idea especially for the elderly and disabled. Everyone doesn’t have access to a vehicle to get to the food. I find nothing wrong with this.

  • Tausha T. W.

    HOLLER!!

    I was in the service. A lot of servicemen get food stamps.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Eating off you? How is that? You have to pay taxes regardless to where the money is funded.

  • Tausha T. W.

    I am sorry to hear this. I assume you mean SS disability, not SSI. The federal government has some guidelines on the amount you can get. One idea is to move to another county if you can. Some places have a higher cost of living and most people qualify for aid because of it.

  • bhavana

    Stop calling me a troll. I eat healthy foods that I pay for from my paycheck.

  • Tausha T. W.

    They own the companies that will receive the government contracts to fill and deliver the boxes.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Lol??? “I’m not a troll, I’m a regular person” y’all funny af!

  • the guest

    I am confused by this argument because I believe employed people are in the Food Stamp Program?

  • Tausha T. W.

    1. You are correct. Food stamps also help the disabled.

    2. The fact that grocery stores will go out of business says a lot about America.

    3. Some smaller stores that sell food and are able to accept food stamps as payment ring up food items when the person is really buying something else. That is how store owners do it. Food stamps do not pay for necessities like toilet paper so I see why some store owners do it.

  • Tausha T. W.

    We cannot tell by your replies. If you are trying to make a valid point, you are failing. People are too busy being pissed off to think about what you are trying to say. Please think about this.

  • the guest

    Capitalistically speaking, all wage earners are not equal.

    There are people who work 40 hours a week and net less than $250 per week, are married and respectable with children, and the Food Stamp Program supplements their hard earned income. Should these people eat stale bread and water?

    There are white college students from upper middle class families who don’t qualify for financial aid and can’t afford their adult children’s full tuition and also take care of them. So those students are in school full time, working low wage full time, paying insane college town rents, and need help buying their groceries. So that is why I see well to do looking white students using the Food Stamp Program at the market. Should they live on stale bread and water?

  • Tausha T. W.

    I wonder if you used a government home loan to pay for your house. Did the government select your home?

    I wonder if you used a government grant, student loan, the Montgomery GI Bill, or a government student loan repayment program to pay for your education. Did the government select your school and major?

  • the guest

    @bhavana

    I think you should consider that capitalistically speaking, all wage earners are not equal.

    There are people who work 40 hours a week and net less than $250 per week, are married and respectable with children, and the Food Stamp Program supplements their hard earned income. Should these people eat stale bread and water?

    There are white college students from upper middle class families who don’t qualify for financial aid and can’t afford their adult children’s full tuition and also take care of them. So those students are in school full time, working low wage full time, paying insane college town rents, and need help buying their groceries. So that is why I see well to do looking white students using the Food Stamp Program at the market. Should they live on stale bread and water?

  • the guest

    However, the Food Stamp Program was created for supplementing the income of low income employed people. I do believe it is the people working at McDonald’s or other low wage employment that utilize the Food Stamp Program.

  • Tausha T. W.

    I love logical, well thought out arguments that are based on reality.

  • Tausha T. W.

    I called you a troll because of the comments you made. I served in the military. If EARNED the right to free speech by protecting your PRIVILEGE to it.

    I am not asking you to agree with me. Your arguments are inflammatory, illogical, and not based on facts.

  • Ryan

    Joke.

  • the guest

    I think you are trying to present a conservative perspective but your information is off. Not all people who utilize the Food Stamp Program are jobless or lazy or without income.

    People in this country literally can’t afford to purchase groceries from their hard earned paychecks.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    You are correct. P&G and General Mills and others depend on SNAP food cards. You take that away and they start laying off people. Don’t worry though, they have lobbyists who will blast Trump’s ears about what he’s planning to do.
    Not only that, if the food basket goes through, AMZ wins.
    Not only that, who wants to wait for food to be delivered? If you allow the government to do this, then they will dictate when and how often you get baskets. Don’t get hungry at 12 midnight.

  • R in NYC

    They sure do.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    When you say “majority” back up your claim. I know several single women with children who work part time and get Link cards; and they work part time purposely so they can be home when their children are home. You know, not everybody has a husband or a mother at home to take care of their kids.
    But your “majority” needs sources.

  • mona q

    Ahhh. I see your point but I also KNOW that you get mine.

  • Solstice

    What about the disabled? And seniors? I am a 39 y/o disabled American. I have already paid 22+ years into the Social Security system. I’m not going to work again. I can’t. I physically and mentally am no longer able to work. I do not receive food stamps however how about those that do? Do you expect them to go to a warehouse and work also?

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    You know. There was a time when I was unemployed after working for several decades and I was an inch away from filing for food stamps. Everybody needs a safety net at times. Unemployment compensation, food stamps, medicaid. Not everybody can be a 6 figure nuclear scientist and work steady for the government.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    There are plenty of (white) students who get food stamps because they need it. They have food banks at colleges now.
    If Trump tries to push this through he’s going to lose his Apalachian voters.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Part time employed. You have to fall below the poverty line. When I was unemployed for 1-1/2 years, I came close to applying for food stamps, and luckily a job came through in time.

  • the guest

    EXACTLY.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    But — the Govt caught him right?

  • mona q

    ?????It’s nutritious but it’s not delicious. Like I said, we didn’t go hungry but I distinctly remember it not tasting good. It did build character ?

  • the guest

    Really? Pardon my naivete, but how is she eating?

  • Tausha T. W.

    Trump wants to get rid of the food stamp program and institute the food boxes.

  • Tink Tink

    Not only that, many of the grocery stores that rely on people with food stamps to shop will begin to suffer (especially in the rural or poorer areas of the community), which may result in layoffs and more people in the community needing assistance.

  • Tink Tink

    I understand that, but what about the mom who has 2 kids to feed, decided to go back to school to better herself, and then BAM, January light bill is hi as hell, so she decides to sell some of her food stamps to make ends meet for the month. It’s not right, but I don’t judge when you are offering ;)

  • Elevated Soul

    I agree!!!!

    It is time that all of these freeloaders get only what they need and that is food.Also, taxpayer money should not be funding illegals

    .In my view vets and the elderly as well as those who are truly physically and mentally impaired,should receive welfare money.It makes absolutely no sense that illegal aliens receive any money!

    Many of these recipients are too d@mn lazy to work.Many feel they are entitled.

  • Elevated Soul

    Get up off your azzzz and get a job bish…..

    Beggars can not be choosers.White liberals got you fools feeling as if you are entitled to something.

  • Elevated Soul

    The only people that won’t like the idea are Democrats….

  • Elevated Soul

    That single mother is on welfare because her baby daddy or daddies isn’t helping her.Many of these single women made the choice to lay up with a no good male.

    Why should taxpayers supplement her because her baby daddy or daddies won’t?Why should taxpayer money (welfare) make it easier for her to go to school when it was she who made bad choices?

  • Joi Calloway

    My issue with this is that ILLEGAL ALIENS don’t even qualify for food stamps. Welfare recipients must be citizens to even qualify for food stamps. With that said the majority of folks on food stamps are young Caucasian couples living in the Midwest and Southern states. Now, Trump is trying to go back to those days of giving out government cheese.
    According to 2013 data from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, which administers food stamps (SNAP) 40.2% of welfare recipients are white, 25.7% are black, 10.3% are Hispanic, 2.1% Asian, and 1.2% Native American (Feb 2015). Facts!!!

  • bella28498 .

    Are you discussing minorities or illegal immigrants? People are always saying minorities but they are clumping illegals in as well. The illegals are no longer eligible for chit.

  • bella28498 .

    yea some

  • IamAllnatural

    The healthy food cost more.

  • IamAllnatural

    Also, the women who are on food stamps but continue to have kids, that’s a major problem.

  • JRock

    That too!

  • We Can Do This

    It’s a man’s job to feed his kids.

  • rayne215

    Every time this conversation comes up, people look down to Food stamp recipients as being lazy and dont want to work. its work requirements (in my state at least) to ALL social services. you cant just lay up and collect food stamps and live like a king. people want to police what you can buy, again, assuming that everyone on food stamps just want chips and kool aid. Trumps plan is going back to how food stamps was 60 years ago.(they gave vouchers and people picked up food boxes) its not going to fly because it will more inconvenient and costly

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I seriously need this explained to me. Why would stores go out of business if working people will still shop?

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I’m considered lower middle class and still don’t qualify so there’s that…

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I only look down upon the ones who I know for sure do exactly what you just said. It’s disgusting. I had a girl at my job say all she has to do is have one more kid because she’ll get more benefits and she wouldn’t have to work. I had no words…

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Welfare is supposed to be a safety raft not a cruise ship. People should not get comfortable in their poverty situation.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    There was something I saw a few years back where people were taking vacations with their benefits also doing things like getting tattoos and going to strip clubs. Can’t make this stuff up.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Beggars can’t be choosers. It seems as though the point of this might be to force people abusing the system to get a job then they can buy what they want…

  • mona q

    Not true and yet another generalization. A lot of single mothers get child support and it’s still not enough to keep food on the table. The women I KNOW work. Get child support (which goes to clothes, school supplies and activities).

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    I lived on the east coast and the west coast… And I never lived in a state that allows you to purchase anything other than food with an EBT Card lol… … This entire thing is absurd.

  • mona q

    I’m discussing minorities (mainly black and Hispanic. Which is what the president has an issue with. He also hates immigrants but I’m not talking about immigrants here.

  • mona q

    You also clearly have a narrow perspective of who a single mother is. Not every single parent is a single parent because they made a poor choice either. Just because someone Osborne single and going to school doesn’t mean they made poor choices. I know single mothers who were married, who were widowed, who left a bad marriage. I challenge you to broaden your perspective?

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Taking trips with benefits. WTH?!! I had to save for my trips or was treated but they get to take vacations on the tax payers dime. Life ain’t fair.

  • Faithz

    Healthy food sure is high, and he Trump cllowns will do anything to make for sure the Rich get their tax cuts paid in full on the backs of the poor.

  • Miss Thang

    rice, beans, frozen veggies, chicken, eggs, and oatmeal is more filling and less expensive than chips, cookies, crackers, and all the other processed foods people buy. People just don’t know how to cook and nourish themselves and their families appropriately.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    but now the MAGA loyal meth-heads will have to sell their packaged meal boxes, instead of food stamps, to fuel their “opioid crisis”. how will they ever go on!?!

  • Libby

    Just another out burst.. This proposal would cause for numerous infrastructure transportation and personnel potentially could be quite costly. Whom ever is receiving the government assistance continue to take care of your family and hold your head up high.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    I am laughing at all the babymoms and babydads latinos who didnt vote even though they legal born here and errthing. Good luck feeding all fifty of your kids because your lazy behind couldn’t get tf up to go cast a dam vote. Black people too, all yall who didn’t vote yet have pop pop abuela and them living off ebt. Yall gon pay the price with trump

  • Libby

    Just another bright idea. This could potentially be very costly numerous building in every state also transportation and personnel would be another price paid by us taxpayers. Will this new food distribution service accommodate families with food allergies and will food boxes be delivered to the disabled people.. so many ??

  • Jamal Warner

    “The food boxes would replace food stamps which sometimes go towards non-edible items such as hair weave and cigarettes”. This is factually false and is not true. It sounds like coded language used to implicate that black people abuse welfare benefits while neglecting white people who receive the most welfare of any group in this country. Go figure!

  • Solstice

    Thank you. I ??appreciate it. I just have to deal with it, you know. Yes. I’m speaking on SSDI not SSI (supplemental). I own my house and have for 9 years. It wouldn’t benefit me to move at this time. Also I receive child support for our youngest and that income does not count against my social security. I’ll have it for four more years and we do just fine. ?. But there are those that are disabled and less fortunate than myself who could really use them!

  • Tausha T. W.

    Some places are food deserts, meaning the people have to travel long distances to get to a grocery store. They can get food the corner store. If most of the customers rely on stamps then the store owner’s income will go down if food stamp program stops. There are some counties where almost everyone gets them because employment is seasonal.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    I ‘ ont care…..get it how you live!

  • Tausha T. W.

    I am glad you are doing well!

    People are missing the point. If we dont make money for the state then we dont deserve to live.

  • Tausha T. W.

    In my state migrants get food stamps & dont have to prove legal status

  • Tausha T. W.

    I understand. If you lived in a place that has a higher cost of living you can get them. But then you would be cutting your nose to spite your face.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I guess that makes sense. If this becomes a thing I think they’ll make changes to accommodate. If I’m not mistaken isn’t this a 50/50 thing? 50% is boxed goods and the other 50% is stamps so ppl will still be ale to buy what they want? Or did I misunderstand that?

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I live in Philadelphia…Yea lol.

  • Bonita

    She’ll buy food with half of her stamps and sell the other half.

  • CaliGONECRAZY

    Where is your source that proves me wrong? The lesson of my comment is to use welfare to get you on your feet so that you wouldn’t need them ANYMORE!?

  • Tausha T. W.

    I live in a rural part of the south. Things are so bad that even people with jobs AND food stamps barely make it.

  • CaliGONECRAZY

    Yep!

  • Tausha T. W.

    Trump wants to replace food stamps with the boxes. You know things always go well when the government makes your decisions for you.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I thought it said cut on food stamps tho? ? not replacing, cut…

  • Bonita

    She’d better get on that level payment plan with the electric company then. That way her bill is the same amount every month and there’s no surprises.

  • Tausha T. W.

    I was told replace a few days ago. I went online to verify. Multiple news outlets report Trump wants to replace food stamps.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Thought Trump wanted to cut government? This will add.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Look at Detroits disgusting Wheels On Meals.. the food isn’t even edible- and it’s for seniors. Shameful.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Sandra you make it sound like the article you linked said “hair weave” LOL

  • Faux Gibbler

    ? Food stamps don’t pay Food Companies- thy pay the stores.

  • Joi Calloway

    In California if they have not been a resident for at least 1 years they can’t get benefits. Again, as you can see white people are the majority of folks in welfare any way.

  • Fire & Ice

    YES!!!

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    I would prefer if the FS program went back to food voucher/coupon days. Just like wic

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The article I linked was an example of food stamp fraud.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Widespread foodstamp fraud costs the government billions. Delivering food boxes will cut that wasteful spending in half. Especially when families opt out and decide to get jobs and buy their own food. See how that works?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Cut. Replace; same thing.

  • Jussjess25

    Aintie said hair weave and cigarettes “ im screaming ???

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    But aren’t you the first to say white women wear hair weave?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    If Amazon and Publix can deliver food in every city, the government can do it also.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    It’s not tho. If I tell you I’m gonna cut your income or I’m gonna replace your income it’s not the same thing. Cut implies you’ll still have a portion of it replace implies you’ll get something else in place of that….

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    As others have noted, there are some shady shop owners who allow people to pay for non-edible items with food stamps.

  • PynkCloudz

    The anchor babies qualify for everything.

  • PynkCloudz

    Propaganda at its finest.

  • Tausha T. W.

    People stole them from mail carriers. Sometimes you had to go to social services to get them. Hard to without a car. People also lost their dignity.

  • Tausha T. W.

    Sounds like they are telling the poor not to move there. Good luck to those who moved there and lost their jobs before establishing residency.

  • Tausha T. W.

    Not the same. Cut can mean to make smaller or to remove. Just because you get rid of something does not mean it will be replaced.

  • Jamal Warner

    It is almost impossible today to think that when someone uses the term “hair weave” or refer to “hair weave” that they are referring to somebody who is white. It is a sly way of saying that black people are misusing government benefits.

  • the guest

    But that is the point, to humiliate the working class, the lower middle class, the low income, the underpaid, and the poor of society.

    People derive pleasure out of humiliating those with less than them.

    Capitalism, free-enterprise, survival of the fittest stipulates that not all people are capable of or socially permitted the same earning potential as others therefore there was and will always be those poorer than others.

    Employed tax paying working class, lower middle class, low income, and underpaid citizens pay taxes into the system that supplements their income with the Food Stamp Program.

    If the the multi-generational poor, in any race, who know no other life than government dependency, all became employed, they will still need the Food Stamp Program at the level of work available to them.

    Fast food workers, retail workers, and college educated entry level workers depend on the Food Stamp Program.

    Uncouth and degenerate people who purchase “weave, cigarettes, and drugs” with their Food Stamp Program benefit are the only people who should be designated for food boxes because they are irresponsible and ungrateful.

  • Layah Jhene

    You do know 2/3rds of you mofos will be cut off anyway

  • the guest

    It is cruel coded racist language.

  • the guest

    The shady shop owners should be fined.

  • the guest

    There is not enough profit from cash and credit sales alone. This is why Amazon, Fresh Direct, and other upmarket food grocery delivery services want to accept the Food Stamp Program. The grocers are competing for the benefit program dollars because the need or want those dollars to remain competitive and in business.

  • the guest

    Resort towns. People don’t realize that in wealthy celebrity haven resort towns like Aspen, the resort workers are seasonally employed and rely on the Food Stamp Program.

  • the guest

    The rich are also a drain.

    When Trump himself files repeatedly bankruptcy, he’s disenfranchising his debtors. Why didn’t he get a second and third job and pay his debts? Or live off food boxes and forego dining out until his debts were paid?

    Society just needs someone to scapegoat, blame, embarrass, and hate and the vulnerable and those with less are easy targets.

  • Cannelle

    People shouldn’t get comfortable in their poverty situation, I agree. But its like the minimum wage; they aren’t supposed to be long-term jobs, yet look at all of the adults working minimum wage jobs because of demand and access.

    A degree is not often the answer; the cost of going to school in the USA is sky high and getting higher. Then you are saddled with debt. Even then, plenty of people with degrees have difficulties paying bills or even finding steady work. There are only so many good paying jobs with benefits. And the competition is fierce because there are so many of us. This is also true even in the STEM fields, which are supposedly noted to pay the highest. I’ve seen Masters and PhD scientists out of work for long periods. Some adjunct teach and still have to file for food stamps if they are only paid $5000 per semester and have a family. Of the working poor, non-degreed, many of them have at least one full-time job, but at least one is often minimum wage.

    I don’t know the answers, but the problem is clearly complex.

  • Cannelle

    “People in this country literally can’t afford to purchase groceries from their hard earned paychecks.”

    And that is the REAL problem. How do you work your ass off and STILL can’t afford basic necessities? People are focusing on the victims, rather than the thieves that are the rich and rob the rest of us.

    The country rots from within.

  • Cannelle

    McDonald’s, like Walmart, are the real welfare thieves. Instead of paying their workers more, they rely on the rest of us to subsidize their employees via food stamps and other government programs. In the end, these mega rich companies get off scott free.

    If they raise the salaries, and the price of the Big Mac goes up a a bit, so what. Then you’d be paying the same cost as people in Europe pay to eat at MacDo. You either pay more for your food, or you pay into the system that means food stamps for workers. You pay either way.

  • MS.BEE

    THIS ARTICLE WAS VERYYYYY CLEARLY MADE FOR BLACK PEOPLE……THE WEAVE PART CONFIRMED IT. SMH??

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Didn’t NYC put new applicants under S.N.A.P that is replacing food stamp? It is not only for people on welfare but small business owner who just started or also for family with low income? Competition for that program is fierce

  • Boogie79

    Had a relative like that, lived off the gov for YEARS. Then had the nerve to be mad when she got kicked out of her apt because she no longer qualified for assistance. Now she has to work at an age when she should be retired or close to it.

    Don’t look down on them because all they are doing is postponing the inevitable. Kids will eventually turn 18 and then what? No job history, no retirement, no social security. Only thing they will have is Medicare/Medicaid and everytime ish hits the fan, that’s the first thing politicians bring up to slash/cut/manipulate.

  • the guest

    You may not qualify for full food stamp program benefit amount, yet may qualify for some. This subject on SR inspired me to do research.

    I saw a documentary about middle class families, married, two parent, two kids, homeowner with two cars families in need of supplementing their grocery expenses with Food Banks and Food Pantries. They are far from degenerate or so called lazy freeloaders yet need charity and there is nothing wrong with that.

    I’m concerned that restaurants and food industries discard tons upon tons of food every day and it is illegal for them to instead give the food to people who need or want it.

    Trump should make a program where restaurants can give food boxes of their daily surplus and leftover food to their local residents in need.

    I never gave a second thought nor considered it my business how anyone pays for groceries.

    I consider payment transactions to be confidential and respect people’s personal space at a store register or banking line.

    I’ve read there are students and working families who qualify for $50 per month in the food benefit and are grateful for it.

  • the guest

    The food companies are supplementing their payroll with the food stamp program.

    The food companies and supermarkets are paying employees lower wages which qualify them for the food benefit.

    Then the employees use the food benefit to shop at the supermarkets affiliated with their companies or the supermarkets they work for.

    So the food companies and supermarkets profit by paying low wages and profit from the food benefits their workers spend where they work.

    Corporations profit most from the food benefit program.

  • the guest

    The food companies are supplementing their payroll with the food stamp program.

    The food companies and supermarkets are paying employees lower wages which qualify them for the food benefit.

    Then the employees use the food benefit to shop at the supermarkets affiliated with their companies or the supermarkets they work for.

    So the food companies and supermarkets profit by paying low wages and profit from the food benefits their workers spend where they work.

    Corporations profit most from the food benefit program.

  • the guest

    Yes, I am correct in my statement that grocery stores will go out of business even if trolls on this thread prefer to slight and dismiss my factual points.

    It is simple business and economics.

    The grocery stores can’t sustain and profit on cash and credit card sales alone. The grocery stores are actually most dependent on the Food Stamp Program dollars.

    The image of the Food Stamp Program is changing to a whiter and more upscale image. The government will regulate food boxes to the poorest and inner city black people, the people who white and middle class food benefit users don’t want to be associated with.

  • NeverSurprised

    Plus the government will be buying the food directly from farmers and manufacturers in bulk at wholesale prices, so they will have far more purchasing power than recipients who are buying at the retail ( supermarket) level. Bulk purchasing will drastically cut tge cists if food acquisition.

    All food will be made and grown in America, and packers and deliverers will be American workers, so more jobs. And as you correctly note, people who are healthy and fully capable of working may actually begin to make the decision to feed themselves rather than relying on government.

  • Tausha T. W.

    I see your points. I have an accounting degree as well. The implications are not lost on me.

    The government would have to rely on snitches and spend taxpayer money to determine who is misusing food stamps. The costs most likely outweigh the benefits.

    This goes back to the points we have both made here: The poor are a drain on resources. The poor are making slave wages doing slave labor. The poor do not deserve better because they cannot or do not improve their situations even though they have little to no access to the tools that would allow them to do so.

  • jazzysmith12

    the corporations in Amerikkka won’t hire a “Masters and PhD scientist” to do a technician job because they feel he or she may not be qualified or he or she may take my job as supervisor.
    These Masters and PhD scientists should be starting their own businesses.

  • Tausha T. W.

    SNAP benefit program is the Food Stamp program. Food stamps are the actual paper that people used to get. SNAP benefits are placed on a card. Every state uses SNAP. People use the words Food Stamps instead of SNAP because most people do not know what SNAP benefits are and because Food Stamps have a negative connotation.

  • jazzysmith12

    woooooooooooooow, thanks for this beautiful comment

  • Tausha T. W.

    Some plants cannot be grown on our soil so…

  • NeverSurprised

    So those items won’t be included in the boxes. This isn’t a meal ordered from a 5 star hotel or restaurant. It is FREE food that the recipients should be happy to receive. If they want exotic imports, let them get jobs and PURCHASE what they want.

  • NeverSurprised

    I put this right up there with the tax plan as one of the TRUMP administration’s best proposals. It is not government’s job to provide food clothing and shelter to young, healthy humans. By government, I mean WE, the taxpayers.

    Remember Angel Adams, the mother with 15 kids who got evicted from her Section 8 housing and was living in a motel room with 12 of her kids, demanding that “someone” be held responsible?

    https://youtu.be/RBqjZ0KZCa0

    She never once thought it was HER responsibility to feed, clothe and house her OWN kids. This is what happens when people live their entire lives relying on someone ELSE.

    If you are a healthy adult and cannot even feed yourself, you don’t get to choose how your FREE food is provided. Get a job. Plan a budget. Save your money. Then you can make your own decisions about life’s necessities.

  • jazzysmith12

    So glad the cave ,Neanderthal thieves haven’t figured out a way how to tax Cryptocurrency. Dam if i tell them how much I made flipping Litecoins and Bitco ins.lol
    It’s coming.Trump and his boys will own stock in the new food companies.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    which mofos? Yes yr mother? Or the father you don’t know? Specify hoe

  • HelloToni

    So people would be forced to eat things they don’t like or that maybe unhealthy. I guess that’s better than not eating at all.

  • NeverSurprised

    If you really believe vthat, then you need to speak to your accountant.

    “In 2014, the IRS labeled cryptocurrencies “intangible property.” That means that all cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, are subject to capital gains tax rules, just like when you sell a stock or other type of capital asset.”
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.fool.com/amp/investing/2017/09/25/are-bitcoin-profits-taxable.aspx

    At the time of sale, the profits are subject to long term or short term capital gains taxes

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    The fact is REGARDLESS OF RACE there is a TON of SNAP (Food stamp) fraud. The purpose was originally to provide for low income families to have the food they need. People would sell the stamps for cash, then came the card. They give the card to others or just buy what others want for cash, etc etc etc.
    I don’t agree or disagree (yet) with the concept introduced here, but it would possibly get some of the “moochers” off the program while still providing for those that actually need it,

    I actually know someone making over $70k/year, driving a pretty new Lexus with 2 Kids, a section 8 NICE house and getting Food stamps. That is a DRAIN on the economy just because she knows how to run the system.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    If people can’t work they would not be required to. I thought that went without saying.

  • Cannelle

    Well said. I think other reasons are that the corporations 1) don’t want to pay them the salary their degrees command and 2) are afraid that they will quit at the sight of the work they want, which may or may not be true. In my experience, Masters and PhDs have to sell themselves differently to get non-academic jobs (i.e. “Data analyst”) than they would for academic, government or research institute jobs. They are qualified to do many things, it is just a matter of marketing the skills.

    The lack of jobs for them is very sad; the public spends money to train them in the form of research grants, yet when they can’t find work, the public doesn’t get the benefits of that investment. And they can provide all types of benefits to society…power not harnessed. Too bad.

    Starting one’s own business — that has been a topic of discussion for people I know, as of late. You are on to something…

  • Cannelle

    I get a little emotional (lol) on the subject of taxes, because as a citizen, I still have to pay taxes to the US federal government and I don’t even live in the USA. That’s like moving from Illinois to New York and still having to pay Illinois state tax. wtf, unfair. But I pay them just the same.

  • TheOwley

    “The food boxes would replace food stamps which sometimes go towards non-edible items such as hair weave and cigarettes.”

    I din’t know my tax money went for that. But this reminds me of the homeless guy asking for money for food. You offer to give him a plate and he looks dirty at you then declines.

  • SDot

    Umm NO. PPL have dietary needs and they should be able to go in a store and buy what they need and what for themselves. this is BS another way of controlling our lives.

  • TOO REAL

    You cannot tell people what foods to eat. What’s next spoon feeding.

  • Mrs.Meenie

    ?????? Word..

  • Solstice

    I would think so Ms. Vanilla but there is a small misconception that those who require assistance are just the lazy and unmotivated.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    This is true but I think they know there are people on assistance that truly need it. I feel that most of them could work if they really had to. I used to work for Family Resources and my clients got food stamps, cash assistance, and medicaid. They didn’t have to work at all and their rent was more than mine. Of course the rent was paid for my section 8. so they had expensive apartments or houses that would accept section 8. They were living better than I was and stayed home every day. Perfectly healthy young adults with 6 kids have it made in America. Take your azz to that warehouse while your kids are in school…

  • the guest

    Intentional negative connotation and insult. People can be so insecure and hateful that they seek out to insult others. Isn’t that awful?

    Trump realizes that white people and employed, working class, low income, middle class, and students in general are participants in the Food Stamp Program. He realizes that food stamp program dollars are integral to the food and grocery industry economy.

    Trump is not cutting or replacing food stamps. What he’s doing is creating ways of distinguishing white people and employed, working class, low income, middle class, and students participating in the Food Stamp Program from the poorest and blackest of Food Stamp Program users.

    This is why poor and low income whites, hispanics, and blacks voted Trump because they want to distinguish themselves from the poorest and blackest of the lower class. Poor whites and hispanics don’t have an issue with poverty, they have an issue with being associated with poor blacks. So Trump is creating a new class for them.

    Trump is creating a new class of poor with Food Boxes. As the EBT Card becomes more imaged as white, working class and respectable, Food Boxes will become the new “food stamps”. There will be loopholes where these food boxes will be distributed to only black people. Watch.

    Food Boxes will socially and publicly brand and stigmatize the poorest and blackest as beneath EBT, and as the new “food stamps class”. Soon paying at the register with EBT card will be a higher class than getting Food Box delivery.

  • voyageurs47

    This cheeto guy is worse than Fidel Castro! Geez.

  • the guest

    I’ve been reading your very informed and brilliant comments on this subject. I’ve been inspired to research this subject and I’m glad someone else sees through the corporate dependency on food benefits and how poor black people are being scapegoated.

  • the guest

    SPEAK!

    Unfortunately black people are not as informed about classism as they are about racism. Classism is racism’s evil twin.

  • the guest

    And it’s illegal for restaurants and bakeries to give away their surplus food and leftovers to their local residents. By law they have to throw away all surplus and leftover food.

  • Precious Kitten Heels

    When you’re the one paying for the food you should be able to.

  • Precious Kitten Heels

    Beggars can’t be choosers.

  • Mrs.Meenie

    ??… Point made

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    oh yea, that sounds like something those Indonesian that work at the Gas stations or convenience stores would do lol. That’s wild

  • yvette46

    If this plan go people are going to be pissed!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Some of his voters will be getting JUST desserts….he’s not a good man.

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Yes but I also know a lot more people have access to it, and that is since Obama was still president. It is not only for folks on welfare. It decreases the chance of people on welfare to get access of Snap. I’m happy I never applied for it.

  • Kimberly King

    Lots of states have rules that required “able-bodied” people to work in order to get assistance. My concern is for the elderly, disabled and retired. My aunt can barely get any stamps because they say she gets too much in her pension and social security. She was forced to retire early due to health issues and she got penalized for drawing her social security early. The only way a person can get hundreds of dollars in food stamps is if they have a brady bunch. I can’t.

  • Layah Jhene

    Your Mammy and dead beat daddy…hoe

  • Lola

    I cannot believe the utter audacity! Who has 10 children??? Let alone 15…smh SHAME

  • the guest

    It’s like clothing retailers that give their employees their own company brand gift cards for holidays. The gift card is spent in the company. Keeping money in the company.

    Supermarkets sign their employees up for food stamp programs, pay them a salary less the food stamp program benefit amount, then give them a little 10% in store discount shopping incentive, and then profit when the employees spend all their food stamp program benefit at their employer.

  • Brianna

    I think the only people on here that are mad are people who are on welfare. I actually think this is an interesting idea but its not original. Remember government cheese ? If you dont want to be told what to eat then get off welfare. Simple. I get life happens and we all need help sometimes but you shouldnt be on it for years and years. At that point youre not on it b/c life gets hard, youve been on welfare for a decade b/c youre lazy. You couldve gone to college in that time. Youll ask Uncle Sam to feed you and your family but wont apply for FAFSA to save yourself. People with their hands out can be so entitled. Maybe this will be the motivation you need.

  • 6ue$$imh8n

    Welp lmao

  • Candance

    Girl Bye with that Beggar Shit!!!!!!!!!! I can’t even take you serious!

  • Candance

    Right its gonna be filled with those black and white cans smh I wouldn’t feed that mess to my dogs. They act like poor people just want anything…. no they don’t! Don’t take their dignity by kicking them out of the stores now.

  • Candance

    Ryan- Ive been on this blog for a long while now!!!!! LOL your comment is killing me!!!!! I’m not trolling with my real picture! I’m not cussing like a trailer trashed dog. WHAT EVER THE F THAT IS !!!!!!!!! This issue upsets me and I am voicing it! WTF is your problem? #happyfriday

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    You don’t have to take me serious but there’s no reason to be mad about them trying to regulate this unless you’re one of the ones who benefits from scamming the system…

  • Candance

    Far from mad boo… just not in it for the BS!
    No I don’t benefit from this program, nor have I ever scammed it! I just don’t like to make people feel any less because they don’t make enough money. I don’t want so see their dignity taken away because better provisions aren’t made to ensure that people who aren’t taking advantage of it are properly taken care of without seeming like little mice standing at the corner waiting for their good ol government food box.
    [Thank ya massser for deciding what I need to eat this month. Imma try harder to make more money so I can enter that there store!]

  • Ryan

    I don’t have a problem and forgot about this cause it was several days ago. Have good one!

  • http://www.zenbiztravel.com theonezbt

    The man is insane