Why don't we regulate what food stamps and welfare are spent on?

I have no problem if you were in the military, serving our country until you were injured. But out of the 10+ people living in the house next door to me, only a few have a job. They couldn't pay their rent and were evicted. When I went through the home with the actual owner (a family friend) it was discovered that there were multiple holes in the wall, for mounting TV's on. I often saw tem bringing in luxury foods, like pizza and steak, also designer makeup. The children and mother( all 4 of them) all had iPhones. Why doesn't the government just distribute cards that let you get 50 pound bags of rice and beans, an allowance of beef, cheese and powdered milk. Tht is all you need to live. They could also get, say, 1500 dollars a month for rent. That way my tax money doesn't pay for them to live better than I do.

Asked By: - 5/29/2013
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Big Business fights ideas like that tooth and nail... More
Answered By: Welfare Worker - 5/30/2013
Additional Answers (3)
That is done at the state level. All states have defined what purchases may be made with assistance. You can contact your state representatives to express your opinion... More
Answered By: Charles Veidt - 5/29/2013
Pizza is a "luxury food item?" Steak is beef. A chuck steak has about the same price as ground chuck. But you'd give them an allowance to buy ground chuck, but chuck steak is too luxurious... More
Answered By: AndrewM - 5/29/2013
People in this country are never satisfied with how poor each other might be.. Sounds like you might have a bit too much time on your hands if you are so knowledgeable of what your neighbors are up to. They might not be the classiest people, but think of it this way- the govt gives them 300 dollars a month to buy food... More
Answered By: wrnbby - 5/29/2013
Sponsored results
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.
Sobre 287 Trabajos en tu area. $15-87/hora - Aplica Ahora.

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-304