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.
Or worked in a grocery store. Also unable to buy with food stamps: alcohol.
Trust me; there’s a long list of Things People NEED That You Can’t Buy. I think every one of these talking heads should have to work a month in a grocery store. Not even USE food stamps, but learn how they work. And then have to deny a mother some tchotchke she picked up on a sale table for $1 for her kid because, no, you can’t buy that with food stamps.