Why does this not have more publicity. This needs it!
Signal boosting this A) because it deserves to be seen by more people, and b) because I appreciate some members of Congress are actually willing to see what it’s like living on food stamps in order to make their point about how horrifying cutting food stamps would be.
News flash, regressives: people on food stamps do not load up on Snickers bars and filet mignon. They’re limited in what they can buy, and oftentimes, it’s not enough to get by on. Go on thinking these are entitlements that let minorities live lives of luxury, comfortable in the knowledge that you’ll never go hungry.
You privileged, elitist pricks.
Actually I live in a fairly poor city and work in a grocery store in town and those with food stamps bought a shit ton of food, decent meats and a lot of crap food, and when I say a lot of crap food I mean a lot. My major and mindset makes me happy seeing people come through that line actually buying good foods, and believe me it didn’t happen often.
And I have transferred stores to another city where I witnessed the same patterns…yeah, it might be fairly limited experiences but that’s my first hand experience.
I wish they would be limited to healthful foods like wic honestly