“Hipsters on food stamps”

Food stamps at Whole Foods: you’ve got to read it to believe it.  Subhead:

They’re young, they’re broke, and they pay for organic salmon with government subsidies. Got a problem with that?

Yes, I do.  Read it and weep.  A program meant to keep people from starving now supports “organic” and “sustainable” poultry, meat, and veg.  What happened to peanut butter sandwiches, beans and rice, or soup in lean times?  

Faced with lingering unemployment, 20- and 30-somethings with college degrees and foodie standards are shaking off old taboos about who should get government assistance and discovering that government benefits can indeed be used for just about anything edible, including wild-caught fish, organic asparagus and triple-crème cheese.

I feed my family well on a budget, using coupons, sales, and thrifty know-how.   That government subsidy can be used to buy luxury items–organic poultry for one–is shameful.

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5 Responses

  1. […] entitlements for folks who sit on their asses and collect their Obama money checks and feed the hipsters who use food stamps to pay for organic wild salmon at Whole Foods. Pretty soon we will have a draft again because no one in his right mind would stand up to […]

  2. […] that’s how I feel about folks on life-long welfare or hipsters on food stamps who didn’t serve that “meager 20″ in fighting in war zones, on hardship […]

  3. […] ends meet. It’s called cutting back. Everyone’s gotta do it. Those who don’t think someone else should foot the bill for their organic salmon at Whole Foods rather than eating ramen, the latter of which liberals apparently think is a fate worse than […]

  4. […] Whiny New York post grads who buy organic salmon at Whole Foods won’t be able to fetch organic cane-sugar sweetened nouveau soft drinks, either, so I guess […]

  5. Um, yes, this makes me want to scream. Where is their PRIDE???? Taking assistance from the government because your art job got eliminated? Seriously? How can these people look themselves in the mirror? Food stamps are probably necessary for a very small portion of the people who receive them, but I know they are out there. Those people are scrimping to use the program to buy whatever food they can afford for themselves and their children. Single people with post-graduate degrees on a federal assistance program? I don’t even know what to say… God help us. Seriously!

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