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  •  i live on foodstamps - $200 a month. i buy very (14+ / 0-)

    carefully - that's aprox. $6.66 a day (ironic number, no?) for food.  i am very careful and choose to buy healthy foods - but it is still a struggle.  that's approx $2.22 a meal.

    seniors are another huge group on foodstamps - imagine seniors who have limited ability to cook - or disabled folk.

    now, certain "hot food" establishments take food stamps - like burger king, subway, etc.  hot food at the grocers isn't eligible (that $5.00 special cooked whole chicken that lasts for four days or more) - not eligible.

    and our republican "friends" think that the government is wasting money on foodstamps?  

    i can't wait to hear the results of corey booker's experiment.  it ain't easy.  fortunately, i like to cook and can find specials anywhere (especially the clearance sections of foods that need to be bought and cooked within 24 hrs!  

    yes, it's racial.  but even worse, it's a bigotry against those of us who can no longer haul ourselves up by our "bootstraps".

    the arrogance of the republicans and conservatives will last only until they, themselves, are in a similar position - but, then, THEY will be the "exception" to the rule.

    •  Subway and other places take Food Stamps? (0+ / 0-)

      I did not know that, if it's true. I thought you always had to buy packaged or fresh foods. I'm going to have to check that out.

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      by splashy on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 03:12:33 AM PST

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      •  depends on your county and the arrangement with (0+ / 0-)

        local vendors.  santa clara county has limited agreements with burger king, subway and a few others.  for seniors or those without brick and mortars or can't cook, the "hot food" option is in calfresh.  

        unfortunately, the hot chicken for $5 at safeway isn't eligible but the same chicken once cold is.

        if it is taxable, then it doesn't apply unless you are a senior or homeless and the card is set to accept - but only if the merchant has applied to the program.

        insane - it is!

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