Originally Posted by onlygirls
I think food stamps should work like WIC where you can only buy certain things. If you don't like it, you can always decline to use the program. There was a woman in our clinic who walked out for that very reason. She wanted to buy whatever she wanted on WIC and when the program was explained to her, she left.
I disagree with this also, as of Oct 1st in WA we will no longer be able to get organic milk in our state, we were possibly one of the only states who had that option. Part of my FS money is going to go directly to buying a case of organic milk a month. I am happy for someof the changes that are happening, we'll get tofu, brown rice, veggies and possibly soy milk. I mean I haven't been getting half of my stuff I don't need 50 cans of juice or 20 boxes of Life cereal, but that's what WIC gives me. I'd rather just have my OG milk.
There are rules and regs on what you can and cannot get, I mean I don't agree that you can buy Red Bull on FS(gross), but that doesn't mean I think that nobody should be able to. For me my buying a family pack of steaks is great and when they are 2.98 a lb I can stretch that into 2-3 meals, which is what I did the other day at my local store. I go to Walmart, which I can't stand really, but when I am trying to stretch my FS budget on pantry items and using my coupons it's where I go. My local store is nearly 2xs as much on many of the items I just bought the other day, did I buy a bunch of crap, well some may think so. Coffee, granola bars, organic granola, cookies for DH's lunch. I guess I just think that it would be unfair to place you can only buy X items-what would they be? You can buy this item organic, but not this-like WIC.