I had a hectic day yesterday...by the time my doctor's appointment was done (originally scheduled for 11 a.m. and I finally saw a doctor at 4:45) I had no desire to cook anything.
So I stopped by a Papa Murphy's store...one that I haven't ever stopped at before. And large as life in the window was a sign that read "We Gladly Accept Food Stamps" ...
That's me taking two and three looks to make sure I'm reading it correctly. Not just accepting, but Gladly accepting.
My tax dollars are going toward pizza? Seriously? Take out pizza???
Maybe it's just me...but if you're poor enough to qualify for food stamps maybe you should have higher priorities than getting pizza for dinner. It's certainly not economical, nor is it all that healthy.
Plus you can buy a large pizza at the grocery store, which also accepts food stamps, for $5 or less. And they're not too bad. Sometimes they're on sale and have coupons so they're even cheaper. My favorite pizza is $1.25 (Totino's Canadian Bacon...yummy!).
Why do tax dollars support take out pizza? Does McDonald's also accept food stamps and I missed the sign?
I find it highly inappropriate. If I want to buy pizza with my own hard EARNED money that is my right. Someone on food stamps should not have that same right...they aren't earning anything. They're taking - based on my (and other productive members of society) earnings!
[Yes, I know...some people absolutely need food stamps to survive...but if they're that hard up then they really shouldn't be buying take out pizza, should they?]