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I don't have a problem with Food Stamps and feel that it can be a good program that benefits a lot of people. However, yesterday, I stood behind 3 women in line at Sam's Club with a cake that was 3 feet x 1 1/2 feet with Hello Kitty decorations.

$60 dollars...and she paid for it with a SNAP card. $60 dollars! This just chaps my butt. This is just wrong and a bunch of ***!

There is something wrong with the system when money designed for food for a month can so callously be wasted on a $60 cake. It probably would have not bothered me had it been a 20 dollar cake but $60 just blows my mind.

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I can't believe I just spent the better part of 10 minutes reading these comments...…


This is my take on snap benefits, it's not anyones business on what a person spends their benefit on. Example: working lower income family of 4 in NE recieves $60 per month (we all know that isn't feeding a family of 4 for the month) Most of their food budget is from them working. SO MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS and let them have cake or what ever else they want for food.


Your *** is probably just mad because your *** don't get food stamps and you can't buy a $60 cake on food stamps that cake was for that child them food stamps is for that child so what you need to do is mind your business and find out how to get on food stamps.

to Anonymous #1621919

A typical response for a free loader! Because of people like you, we can not help the true victims like homeless families and vets!!!!A..H...!


The south will rise again!


The south will rise again.


Yesterday I ordered a cake the same size and price with hello kitty and used food stamps so I got free cake and I love the food stamp law and will push for everyone to only be able to buy cake with food stamps


The South will rise again, and put a specific demographic back to work. I cannot wait, and you will see the taxes lowered, and send all the illegal foreigners back also.


If you minded your own business then her "$60 cake wouldn't have blown your mind".

to Anonymous 2 #1533928

Why should he mind his own business. When his taxes go to feeding her and her he expects the money to be used for healthy food.


Okay, so most all states use a debit card for SNAP. My old one looked like a debit card from anywhere else pretty much.

Why are you standing so close to her and scruitinizing her form of payment? How someone pays for anything isn’t your business. I’m not on food stamps anymore but the amount I got as a single adult with no income was enough to spend $3 per day on groceries. If this woman scrimped and saved and wanted her child to have a birthday party like all the other kids, why is it your business?

Did you grow up poor?

See other kids who were more fortunate who could get a birthday cake and have a birthday party but you couldn’t? Do you know how difficult that is for children?

to Katkuba #1533930

She can easily buy cake mixes and decorations from any store. In a way it is his business.

He pays taxes.

They go toward feeding her. He expects her to make healthy decisions and not abuse the program.


Maybe she ate nothing but ramen or tuna "casserole" (my mom's specialty involving boxed mac and cheese, green beans, and tuna- it's especially delicious when your fridge springs a leak and is out of commission until your landlord can get a contractor over to fix it but you need to eat in the meantime) for a month or two beforehand to save money for the cake. You do realize that the funds can roll over from one month to the next, right?

I'm not on SNAP myself (make just a little bit too much to qualify here in Virginia), but I'd be pissed off if I was the one buying the cake to give a kid who probably hasn't had anything nice or fun in months a "normal" birthday just like any other kid and had to face snide comments and massive side eye from people judging me without knowing the situation. For all we know, the woman could be a foster mom using food stamps to buy a birthday cake for a kid who was just recently placed with her and is in dire need of some normalcy and stability (SNAP is just many of the benefits that foster parents get on behalf of the kids that they take in simply because the financial assistance that many places offer just isn't enough to cover the stuff that these kids need, from food to clothing and even medical care).

to Lindsay #1397487

Exactly. People chap their own hides all in others business.

I am not a recipient, but I get vigorously watched when paying and the nosy bastards are not ashamed to stare at my hands to see what I'm paying with. I NEVER look at other shoppers that way!

WHY! These idiots have no life I swear.

to Yolanda #1533931

He pays taxes, the tax money goes to these programs so he expects her to feed her children healthy food.

to GiftedRiverTurtle #1554738

First of all some food stamp recipients pay taxes as well and you can't say what is or isn't healthy it was one cake and you don't know how many people she was feeding with that one cake and she has the choice to buy whatever food she wants next time do your research before you open your mouth thanks


How sad that you are so judgemental. Is it possible that She just spent half of her monthly good allotment to make a child happy?

Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States #1350024

Why does it matter? I'm pretty sure you have someone in your family that has them. A least it's not beer!

to Annumous Nye County, Nevada, United States #1351406

But a sixty dollar cake is basically using three fourths of them on the cake, and if you knew how to read you would see that the food stamps is not the issue but the spending $60 on cake when it could be used to feed her children healthy and nutritious food. You are only ASSuming that their family is on food stamps, and even if they are they probably do not spend 75 percent of their food money on cake.


Funny... The leading recipients of SNAP, formerly food stamps, and Welfare are Caucasian.

While, I agree that many people do abuse the system... Most are hard working mothers like myself. And I also agree that a $60 cake was a bit outlandish... South shall rise again?


Why did this become an issue of race? This was clearly an issue of ignorance.

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