I understand the sentiment behind it but it is totally unenforceable so is kind of a waste of time.
We all have the right to judge. I have the right to my opinion. If you don't like it, it doesn't mean anything to me personally, just as the reverse is likely true.
Generally I agree with the USDA on eligible purchases, with exception of the energy drinks possibly the caffeine ones like Red Bull and similarly. My views are then right in line with what regulations are.
If I don't work today, it doesn't mean tomorrow I won't and it certainly doesn't mean that I didn't in recent times. So, I do have the right to my opinion....regardless of working or not. This is a general discussion which is not discounted based on whether or not one is employed currently or not ...earning money at present.
Perhaps you all are supportive of people buying lotto and beer and whatnot with public assistance. Perhaps this is the reason you're all shocked there is a different view on what public assistance should be spent on. You're not necessarily disagreeing with me, but the entire regulation from the USDA.
Perhaps this is what is wrong with this country, people feel entitled and yet we keep supporting that same feeling and we empower to feel entitled. Way to go people.
And the last thing I am going to say about this and it's closed for me is:
For every dollar people spend on garbage stuff, that is one less dollar being spent on real food for people who desperately need real food, other people likely turned down, perhaps children of their own household because their parents are such losers that buying a couple of Red Bulls or whatever is more important than buying a chicken. Or perhaps they cashed in the money and bought some crack with it instead of food for their kids. People are hurting their own families because they have no sense of priorities or responsibilities. People rather smoke than buy their kids food. This is a fact. And the kids and others who are needy are not getting the resources they need because it's being thrown away on all we discussed. Now that is where I am coming from. And that is why dumb people need to be regulated from buying lotto, beer, cigarettes and cashed in to buy all sorts of non related to survival.
I think Japan has the right idea. While I think this would be unenforceable I agree that if you have money to spend on lottery tickets you are receiving too much money.
Welfare payments to be slashed ?74 billion to root out the comfortably poor | The Japan Times
There is not one financial planner who would recommend trying to deprive yourself of ALL non-essentials. No, you don't go overboard, but it is essential to have at least a little bit of money for themselves.
I'm still curious as to whether $ in the collection plate at church is considered "non-essential"?
And using the whole "I'm entitled to my opinion" as part of your debate argument is so moot. Nobody is debating whether or not you have the right to it. Of course you do, but stating that you do becomes very redundant and does not help your debate.