So yesterday a friend of mine found out she was getting more food stamps because her ex was not paying child support. Okay I kind of get how that would work, but at the same time I don’t. How does $700 a month in food make up for cash? There is no way that 3 people can eat $700 in food it’s just not going to happen.
I’m not complaining about the assistance, she does need the help and it’s a long story, but why not give her cash so she can pay her rent, heat and other things. Food stamps doesn’t by clothing, diapers and keep the electric on. Most people can buy enough food with about $3-400 for the month, I think if the government thinks they need more then that then it should then convert to cash or a voucher to pay for living expenses.
What do you think?