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.
i’d like to add that you also can’t but hot food, i.e. the chickens that sit under heat lamps at your local supermarket with food stamps. you literally can’t even buy certain foods with food stamps.
Plus. I’m an unemployed not lazy American drawing an unemployment check for $139 a week, without means of transportation, found out a week in advance before my job ($400/wk) shut its doors, and I am still only getting $60/month from food stamps. Kiss my ass, food is fucking expensive.