when my boyfriend and i were on food stamps, they gave us $250 a month and it was way more than we needed, but since food was the only thing we could use it for (when we really needed the extra for gas and bills), at the end of the month when we still had quite a bit left, we would splurge and buy more expensive frozen foods or vegan cheese (we're vegan) and why the hell shouldn't we or anyone else on snap? everything else is shitty. might as well eat well
thats the saddest mentality that comes with living in poverty, that we have to feel like we need to justify nice things. “nice things” that a most households probably eat on a daily basis.
I particularly love the people who are like "I don't want my money buying them steaks!" It's like... wat. It ain't your money, dude. Once it's left your paycheck it is not yours, and you don't get to decide where it goes. You want to whine and moan about your taxes paying for shit you don't like? Welcome to the fucking party!
the whole “i dont want my money to…” line is probably one of the most ignorant things ever. Do they walk up to city construction sites “i don’t want my tax dollars paying for that median!” or “i don’t want my tax dollars subsidizing that new 4 way stop light!” “i don’t want my tax dollars adding that library to state library!”
But because its a person in poverty, all bets are fucking off. Thanks politicians who use people on assistance as collateral damage to spread propaganda and rhetoric about socialism!
I'm 25 and I have a chronic illness that prevents me from working. I'm on disability so I receive SSI as well as Medicare/Medicaid, & SNAP. I tried to work 2 days a week to supplement my income, but for every $100 I made, I lost $120 in benefits. When you have to count every penny losing $20 just isn't worth it. If I work too many hours I will lose my SSI and have no medical coverage. I rely on this to survive, and I'm judged for it. I'm white, and I know it must be harder for POC.
i know exactly what you’re talking about. I remember in HS my ‘friends’ would get all in my face ‘why doesn’t your mom just get a job?’ wtf, excuse me but since when did I owe explanations to anyone about my family business?
weren’t even out of HS yet and their parents judgmental biases have already rubbed off on them