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2013-10-14 -Lurid Crime Tales-
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Posted by Procopius2k 2013-10-14 11:20|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10800 views ]  Top

#1 What was to be expected with theives.

Besoeker suggested EBT weekly 'purchase' shopping list - good for 6 months, then no more for 5 years:

1 lb koffee or tee
1 lb sugar
1 box powdered milk
1 box oatmeal
1 dozen eggs (any size)
1 loaf of bread
1/4 lb package of cheese
3 packages navy beans
2 lb chicken (white or dark meat)
1 lb ground beef
1 can of Spam
2 bars Ivory soap
1 small box laundry detergent


Posted by Besoeker 2013-10-14 12:31||   2013-10-14 12:31|| Front Page Top

#2 You know, Besoeker, if a list something like that was all EBT was good for I might be willing to let it run open-ended rather than a flat 6 months. Add onions & potatoes, a roll of generic TP, and some kind of plant-generated green stuff (I understand the body needs it.) Substitute other varieties of dried peas or beans for the navy beans, maybe some kind of sausage for the beef or other meat. Get their choices back to what people who are using MY money ought to be buying - not convenience food and junk food.
It always irritated me when I was young and poor (the two should generally corellate) to be checking out & paying cash for my generic corn flakes and plain groud beef, while the person in front of me was using food stamps for ribeyes and buying beer with cash.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-10-14 13:53||   2013-10-14 13:53|| Front Page Top

#3 Unlimited cabbage and potatoes.
It can get ugly at the end of the month.
Posted by Shipman 2013-10-14 16:11||   2013-10-14 16:11|| Front Page Top

#4 What? No marijuana? No beer? No wine? No vodka? No cigarettes?

You meanie! I want my Oreos!!!
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-10-14 17:30||   2013-10-14 17:30|| Front Page Top

#5 At one time before food stamps and EBT there was commodities. You go to a place and they give you a ration of food. Cheese, Milk, *powdered eggs*, grains, lots of beans, etc... This was way back when I was a kid.

Welfare and Food Stamps are as addictive as heroin and crack.

Sometimes I think it might be better to go back to that sort of system. Open up a COSTCO sized center in the inner city and make them come and get their commodities.
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-10-14 17:42||   2013-10-14 17:42|| Front Page Top

#6 Ironically Obama wants the Debt Ceiling removed. The American shelves will be emptied in a few years if that ever happens.
Posted by airandee 2013-10-14 21:52||   2013-10-14 21:52|| Front Page Top

#7 Pish posh. That only happens in places where socialism is imposed by stupid, power-hungry dictators.

Oh. Wait.
Posted by RandomJD 2013-10-14 22:48||   2013-10-14 22:48|| Front Page Top

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