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.
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Even though I hate it because machines have replaced human beings who need those shitty jobs to live, I always use the automated checkout at grocery stores because I’m actually terrified EVERY SINGLE TIME I use my EBT card that the cashier or others in line will give me shit because in addition to much needed groceries I got a 2 liter of soda, or some pizza bagels, or a tub of ice cream as a treat. It was especially bad when I was a vegetarian, because even though the prices were pretty comparable, I didn’t deserve something as fancy as meat substitutes on the taxpayers dime. I’m afraid that my cart containing fresh veggies and fruits will piss off some ridiculous Fox News type who will start shit with me, I’ll jack a motherfucker in the mouth, and end up with a whole mess of legal and financial problems I can’t afford.
But no, we totally just magically force our EBTs to do something they functionally CAN NOT do and go on a spending spree with our measly food funds. Totes makes sense.