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Apr 9th 2013 new

(Quote) Steve-650539 said: Participants in the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program, at least in Virginia, can only buy...
(Quote) Steve-650539 said:

Participants in the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program, at least in Virginia, can only buy certain foods from a provided list. I don't see why a similar, expanded requirement can't be placed on food stamp recipients. If one is going to rely on taxpayer resources, they shouldn't complain if there are rules they need to comply with. Additonally, food stamp recipients should be required to take classes in nutrition and budgeting. I paid for college by working in a grocery store. When people got their food stamps, they came and bought steaks and other expensive items and by the end of the month, were scrapping together coins to buy chips and highly processed "food" to get through the rest of the month.

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Steve: I always thought that WIC was food stamps, but now I see from your explanation that it is not.

Years ago Food Stamps could only buy certain foods. Not even detergent for your laundry or soap.

Apr 9th 2013 new

(Quote) Rachel-731570 said: The money is for necessities not extras! If you have extra money, you buy extras. If they have money fo...
(Quote) Rachel-731570 said: The money is for necessities not extras! If you have extra money, you buy extras. If they have money for the necessities, you don't NEED money given to you.
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That is a good way to look at it. Thank you.

Apr 9th 2013 new

(Quote) Mary-486033 said: Your posted reminded me of this controversial hip-hop song - MY EBT - www.youtube.com.
(Quote) Mary-486033 said: Your posted reminded me of this controversial hip-hop song -

MY EBT - www.youtube.com

en.wikipedia.org
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Just listened to the rap song about the EBT--boy I learn something everyday. I wish I had one of those cards.
Is there a limit to the amount spent. E.g., does it run out of money?

Apr 9th 2013 new

(Quote) Marianne-100218 said: Steve: I always thought that WIC was food stamps, but now I see from your explanation that...
(Quote) Marianne-100218 said:


Steve: I always thought that WIC was food stamps, but now I see from your explanation that it is not.

Years ago Food Stamps could only buy certain foods. Not even detergent for your laundry or soap.

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Hi Marianne, I guess WIC is technically food stamps but it's usually called a "supplemental nutrition program" for pregnant women or women with kids up to age 5. They can buy milk, cheese, eggs, peanut butter, formula, cereal, and certain fruits and vegetables. After age 5 they will be in the school system so they will be eligible for things like free lunch at school. Then they graduate high school and get their own food stamps. faint

Apr 9th 2013 new

(Quote) Steve-650539 said: Hi Marianne, I guess WIC is technically food stamps but it's usually called a "...
(Quote) Steve-650539 said:

Hi Marianne, I guess WIC is technically food stamps but it's usually called a "supplemental nutrition program" for pregnant women or women with kids up to age 5. They can buy milk, cheese, eggs, peanut butter, formula, cereal, and certain fruits and vegetables. After age 5 they will be in the school system so they will be eligible for things like free lunch at school. Then they graduate high school and get their own food stamps.

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Thanks for adding that information. The taxpapers need to know this stuff.

Apr 9th 2013 new

(Quote) Lisa-54615 said: Great minds think alike, Steve!
(Quote) Lisa-54615 said:

Great minds think alike, Steve!

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laughing I guess so. I just wrote another message essentially covering what you already had written. I should've read the other responses before adding my second two cents

Apr 9th 2013 new
(Quote) Marianne-100218 said: Mary: What are the debit cards supposed to be for, that they use? That is not food stamps I don...
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Mary: What are the debit cards supposed to be for, that they use? That is not food stamps I don't think.

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Electronic Benefit Transfer en.wikipedia.org
Apr 9th 2013 new

(Quote) Marianne-100218 said: Just listened to the rap song about the EBT--boy I learn something everyday. I wish I had one ...
(Quote) Marianne-100218 said:

Just listened to the rap song about the EBT--boy I learn something everyday. I wish I had one of those cards.
Is there a limit to the amount spent. E.g., does it run out of money?

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Yes, it runs out of money. It's simply an electronic way to issue the funds instead of paper food stamp booklets of the old days. So your monthly allowance is "deposited" by the government into your EBT "account", and you use it via the EBT debit card.

Apr 10th 2013 new

(Quote) Peter-449116 said: Helen, many years ago when my two stepsons were little and my wife was making little more than mi...
(Quote) Peter-449116 said:

Helen, many years ago when my two stepsons were little and my wife was making little more than minimum wage, I lost my job and was out of work for nearly six months. When you have little ones to feed and a morgage to pay, you do what you have to do - I went on unemployment and we got food stamps. I can empathize with those who are struggling in these difficult times, which is why I deliver food to struggling families twice a week through the Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent dePaul Society. I agree with you about buying treats for children as long as they are receiving good nutrition otherwise. Perhaps they can find a way to limit junk food purchases with bar codes somehow. If some are spending their welfare money in bars and on adult entertainment that is a different kettle of fish, and those folks need to be removed from the rolls.

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Hi Pete, Most adults buy a few goodies every month, ie, cake and brownie mixes, soda and ice cream for family get togethers and birthday parties. i believe most parents enjoy an occasional event like this ,and would not intentionally deprive their children. So I clapwhen I recogonize a kindred spirit that realizes the same thing. Of course someone abusing the system.... irked


Apr 10th 2013 new

I actually hope this thread has died!

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