Apparently some Democrat Congresscritters decided to live for a week on $32 of food stamps - or as the cards of today are called: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Apparently, being Democratics, they were unable to grasp the concept underlying the term, "Supplemental Nutrition", and believed that food stamps should provide completely free food, rather than supplementing a food budget. Unsurprising, as they appear unfamiliar with the concept of budgeting in the first place.
Looking at the sales receipt proudly shown by Rep. Eleanor Norton, you begin to see why they had such problems. Who pays $3.39 for tuna? I can pick up a can for 79 cents. A pint of blueberries for five bucks? Hey, Eleanor - try waiting a bit and buying them in season - you could've bought a pint of strawberries for 1/4 the price, today. Pepperidge Farm crackers? Really? What's the matter, dearie - the store brand's not good enough, so you buy high-class (for the name only) on food stamps? And hey - ever heard of coupons? You can actually save money with those things.
Really, and I kid you not - I could have bought more food for less money; I do it all the time. Moreover, even a Congresscritter could buy a pepper start, stick it in a pot, and harvest peppers for weeks for less than she paid for one green pepper. But of course, that's not the point; the idea is to show how greedy and selfish Republicans are, and shopping high-end and stupidly is one way to do that.
Sorry, honey - not buying that, no matter how cheap it is.
I do a better job of shopping every week. Of course, I'm using my own money. And I'm not out to garner political points; just feeding the family. All you've shown is just how out of touch with life in the real world you really are.