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    Default Great news,Food stamps to be accepted at Subway

    Great, but I want to use them at Ruth's Christ Steak House!


    http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_n...ay-food-stamps


    4 Providence shops taking part in pilot program

    Updated: Tuesday, 06 Sep 2011, 6:06 PM EDT
    Published : Tuesday, 06 Sep 2011, 6:06 PM EDT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Rhode Island is launching a pilot program that will allow homeless, elderly, and disabled people to use food stamps at four Subway restaurants in Providence.

    The option will be available to participants in the Food Access Project, which according to The Providence Journal will be available to about 33,000 homeless, elderly or disabled people who are enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or SNAP).

    The project is aimed at providing healthier food options for people who cannot cook for themselves or store nutritious foods.

    The federal government gives states the option to allow food stamps to be accepted at restaurants. . According to The Providence Journal report , however, only five states have allowed food stamp use at restaurants; none in New England.
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    If the government gives you food stamps, they get to tell you where you are allowed to eat.

    I can't imagine letting the government have that kind of control over my life.

    When we get Obamacare, all of us will have no say on which doctors we can see or whether we can have an operation. The govenment will make these decisions for us.

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    This is really a gray area because Subway serves prepared, ready-to-eat food and food stamps don't. For example, you can't buy an already-cooked chicken with food stamps from the supermarket. And although you can't buy a cooked pizza with food stamps, you can buy a frozen, ready-to-cook one from the frozen section.

    This is crossing a line and stating it's because Subway is healthy... well, that's propoganda, or better put successful marketing.

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    My thoughts?

    I think people are getting too much in food stamps if they can afford to eat out with it. Food prepared at restaurants will always be far more expensive than buying groceries at a grocery store. Fast food is the most inefficient use of taxpayer dollars to feed others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saintmichaeldefendthem View Post
    My thoughts?

    I think people are getting too much in food stamps if they can afford to eat out with it. Food prepared at restaurants will always be far more expensive than buying groceries at a grocery store. Fast food is the most inefficient use of taxpayer dollars to feed others.
    No kidding. For the cost of one sandwich I can prepare a tasty, healthy meal for 4 people inside 20 minutes. I do it all the time, which is probably why I, like many others, manage to live well on what I earn rather than live on foodstamps and wonder where my next entitlement benefit is going to come from.
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    I know some Jack In Da Cracks in Californicated allow EBT cards to buy food .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackrook View Post
    If the government gives you food stamps, they get to tell you where you are allowed to eat.

    I can't imagine letting the government have that kind of control over my life.

    When we get Obamacare, all of us will have no say on which doctors we can see or whether we can have an operation. The govenment will make these decisions for us.
    No they don't.
    They restrict where you eat and what you buy by disallowing hot food to be purchased. I'll bet Subway won't be allowing hot food with food stamps. Wouldn't want the poor to have a hot meal, ya know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmpet View Post
    you can't buy an already-cooked chicken with food stamps from the supermarket.
    More grey..., you can buy a cooked chicken, after it's been put out for food stamp purchase, and gets cold.

    Quote Originally Posted by saintmichaeldefendthem View Post
    I think people are getting too much in food stamps if they can afford to eat out with it. Food prepared at restaurants will always be far more expensive than buying groceries at a grocery store. Fast food is the most inefficient use of taxpayer dollars to feed others.
    Tell that to those that have no homes to store food safely or cook it. Be truly poor for a year without any fall back, it may do you a world of good.

    Quote Originally Posted by BleedingHeadKen View Post
    No kidding. For the cost of one sandwich I can prepare a tasty, healthy meal for 4 people inside 20 minutes. I do it all the time, which is probably why I, like many others, manage to live well on what I earn rather than live on foodstamps and wonder where my next entitlement benefit is going to come from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conBgone View Post
    Someday you too will be begging, better hope libs are still in control, or groove on the con death diet, it works!
    You authoritarians all feed on a diet of violence, misery, and death, whether you label yourselves as conservatives or "liberals." Of course, you like when people beg, so you can feel good about yourself when you give a little of what you have stolen from others. A truly compassionate person does wish ill on others, such as hopping that they go begging. One can only conclude that your false mantle of altruism is built on envy.
    Last edited by BleedingHeadKen; Sep 06 2011 at 11:07 PM.
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    I despise the government in 99% of all things, but if you are using my (*)(*)(*)(*)ed money, you should be eating in places that I approve of, and fast food or ready to eat (call signs for too (*)(*)(*)(*)ing lazy to cook it yourself) are acceptable, there is a problem. Being poor shouldn't be easy, making it easier will never motivate anyone to become better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dispondent View Post
    I despise the government in 99% of all things, but if you are using my (*)(*)(*)(*)ed money, you should be eating in places that I approve of, and fast food or ready to eat (call signs for too (*)(*)(*)(*)ing lazy to cook it yourself) are acceptable, there is a problem. Being poor shouldn't be easy, making it easier will never motivate anyone to become better.
    What kind of impression does one make with their date when they whip out a EBT Card to pay for dinner?
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