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Comments on Profile Post by Xylia

  1. Xylia
    Xylia
    But this is a brilliant idea. Get rid of the EBT cards and send food boxes to help feed the people. The reason I think this is an awesome idea, is because I work in a grocery store. I see the rampant and ridiculous abuse of EBT cards. Buying junk food, pepsi, or even selling the foodstamp money to someone else so that they can use the cash to buy booze, cigs, drugs, etc. (cont)
    Mar 22, 2018
  2. Xylia
    Xylia
    So yeah. Awesome idea! It just might help fight the obesity index just a little if people on those cards are forced to eat food that's not junk food. Might not be fillet mignon, but yet it's healthier than snack foods, icecream and soda. I've seen LOTS of morbidly obese people with foodstamp cards and I've always thought that the system just needs to change. The government shouldn't be paying for that.
    Mar 22, 2018
  3. Xylia
    Xylia
    And of course... eh, I'm not racist, but the video featured a black woman going "F--- Trump! He expects us to eat this!? Look at this s---!" and I'm looking at the trays of food that looks better than TV dinners you'd find on store shelves and I'm like "so... what's the problem? You can't "buy" premium cut meats or junk food now?"
    Mar 22, 2018
  4. MiltVala
    MiltVala
    Except the logistics behind that is a nightmare, let alone the cost of sending food. That's the main issue, Trump has no sense of costs.
    Mar 22, 2018
  5. neoselket
    neoselket
    He is a billionaire though, so I'd figure he has at least a little sense of costs.
    Mar 22, 2018
  6. MiltVala
    MiltVala
    Trump's wall is already a good example of how he isn't. His estimate is around half the expected cost, and that's not even taking into account maintenance costs, or building roads to get the materials there. Sure, and Mexico will pay for it.
    Mar 22, 2018
  7. Xylia
    Xylia
    Well, yes, sending food boxes would have extra costs, but you know what? Maybe the lack of people abusing EBT might mean that they could spend less money on the EBT system itself. (cont)
    Mar 22, 2018
  8. Xylia
    Xylia
    Let's say for example, a family has $500/mo worth of EBT per month and they use, I don't know $200 of that per month on soda and junk food. Maybe under this new system, they could send only $400 per month with the food boxes. Said family gets less junk food, more real food, and you'd spend $100 less (which would be used in the shipping/packaging costs).
    Mar 22, 2018
  9. Xylia
    Xylia
    Obviously hypothetical numbers, but you get the idea. It could work out in the end run, depending. I know that there's quite a lot of corruption in the EBT system, lots of people abusing it. Who knows, maybe they could save money doing it this way?
    Mar 22, 2018
  10. Xylia
    Xylia
    Also, not only is there corruption, but there's also the fact that a lot of EBT Card money goes into buying name-brands because people are picky or not very wise with their purchases. These food boxes have generic no brand name very minimal packaging and looks rather cheap to manufacture and ship.
    Mar 22, 2018
  11. Xylia
    Xylia
    You're not paying for fancy boxes or brand labels, which makes this food cheaper than the stuff the EBT Card holders would be buying off store shelves. Now, maybe instead of spending money for shipping food boxes they could, I don't know, open special EBT stores where customers are ONLY permitted to use the cards there and nowhere else and have a mix of the two systems maybe?
    Mar 22, 2018
  12. Xylia
    Xylia
    Either way, Something needs done, which is better than just letting the EBT system gobble up huge amounts of the government's resources to pay for making the majority of the people on EBT obese because they buy stupid crap with it.
    Mar 22, 2018
  13. Sodapone
    Sodapone
    A month's worth of food for a family is going to be a lot more than $100. Of course, I'm gonna assume you know this, but there's other logistical problems, like the fact that EBT doesn't require physical delivery of anything, whereas these food boxes would need to be delivered to every family on welfare (of which there's a lot of them), and on time so that they don't spoil. That's a very tall order.
    Mar 22, 2018
  14. MiltVala
    MiltVala
    They won't be saving much, because again, know how much it costs to ship that much food to over 16 million homes. logistics, logistics, logistics? Also "real food" that needs to stay fresh for a month. That ain't real food. Those trials aren't realistic by any means.

    and want a real money gobbler down?

    I can see a large one

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    Mar 22, 2018