You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
Let’s not even mention the goddamn entitlement bullshit that makes these people think that if you’re poor and you’re living off welfare, then it’s your social responsibility to only eat healthy food and never buy soda or chicken legs or anything that isn’t solely needed for nutrition. Because god forbid you actually eat something just for the sake of enjoying it once in awhile. And because obviously healthy eating habits or lack thereof are in no way influenced by class priviledge and access to both information and the actual material goods. No, wait, that’s exactly what they are influenced by. When I say “hey” you say “corn subsidies”!
Also: you’re probably munching on foie gras canapés while sitting in some stupid press conference. Sit the fuck down and let the poor people have their soda.