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    I was grocery shopping today, and having to watch and plan my meals carefully, because I have bills to pay and stuff like that. And in front of me there is one of these people who had steaks and all kinds of lovely foods, fresh veggies and fruits. She swiped her little card and then said that if she did not have enough WIC to pay for her fresh veggies and fruit that she would use her government debit card to pay for the rest. How thoughtful of her. :clap2:

    It made me happy, NOT, cuz I work hard everyday to feed someone else well. Don't get me wrong. I want people to eat well, but not by taking it out of my mouth, thank you

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    It always amazes me to see this scenero at the grocery store. Here I am with my basket of stuff and it usually has lots of generic stuff, hamburger, hot dogs, etc. - regular old stuff. Then comes the person who swipes their card as you say and is on the public dole. They always have the good steaks, brand name stuff and seem to be getting along very well. It makes me happy to see at least some of my tax money is going to make a turd for somebody else and not be used for something like building tunnels for turtles to use to cross the road and not get hit by a damned car.
     
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    I was really bothered by that today. This woman was perfectly healthy looking and younger than myself. I was unemployed for a while. But never on the public dole. They give these cards to people now to save on their dignity. Makes them feel like they are using a debit card instead of your and my money.

    I had to put a couple of things back because I remembered I have a city tax bill to pay, because I work outside my city :evil:
     
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    There is a real need in this country for welfare in some cases and I don't have a bad thing to say about welfare when it is really necessary. However, when it is obvious that it is being abused, that is a completely different colored horse. That is what makes me angry.
     
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    I could never work in a grocery store, standing on my feet all day and watching this go down time and again! How depressing of a job would that be :(
     
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    Exactly!

    Especially when you have to watch every cent, because the tax man cometh
     
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    Amazing. Just amazing.
     
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    If it makes you feel any better, I don't want you to take it out of your mouth either.
     
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    Which part? :eusa_angel: The part where I have to put back food and she does not?
     
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    Yup. I can very much understand the frustration.
     
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