If you can't take the heat Pt2Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011, at 4:19 PM
I have taken some heat lately due to my opinions on certain issues. As the old saying goes, If you can't take the heat, then stay out of the kitchen.
Well, I'm still in the kitchen as you can tell.
The heat I'm talking about today is my opinion that, we as the taxpayer, have a right to dictate what items can be bought by people getting assistance, which we pay for with our tax dollars.
Fact: Food stamps for one adult and one child is $367.00
I'm not sure what the figure is for 2 adults and 1 child. (That's me)
Fact: My budget for food each month is $300.00
Would I like to have more? Of course I would, but we don't qualify for food assistance.
My grandson does qualify for Medicaid thank god. His 2 meds cost over $1500 a month for generics. That cost is small compared to the alternative which would be a lifetime of incarceration. He suffers from bi-polar disorder.
So just how does one feed 2 adults and a growing 16 year old boy you might ask? I do my major shopping once a month, I have a freezer in the garage and a pantry in the garage and I have no problem with going to the day old bake store.
This is my shopping list so far this month
Walmart GV brand when possible
I'm not sorry that I feel that given my budget and what I'm able to do with it, I should have some say in how others spend my money.
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