Originally Posted by brewmenn
I was behind someone in the checkout line here in Illinois that was using some type of public assistance to pay for his things. He had a bunch of slips that listed specifically what he was allowed to get, even down to which type of tortillas he was allowed to buy.
It sure made the checkout line slow, especially when he had to go back and get different tortillas, but I'm sure it cut way down on abuse.
The WIC (women's, infants, childrens) program is like that. It spells out everything. I think a system like that would be better. The other problem that I have with the system is that it is cheaper to buy all the junk then it is to buy good foods.
Fast food places qualify for seniors. There is a lot of restrictions on that.
Oh, and I am calling b.s. on that receipt. It is not called food stamps anywhere.