Shouldn’t there be some shame involved? Why such a large sign advertising that you can have your meal paid for by your neighbors?
Wait, why should a business be ashamed of accepting money?
Also, there are only a limited number of states that allow food stamps to be used in restaurants. AND, in those states, this is limited to eligible homeless, disabled, or elderly food stamp recipients. As in, people who cannot cook for themselves.
Also, do you get this pissy over politicians going out to eat? After all, that’s also “paid for by your neighbors”.
Hate to break it to you, but with the number of farm subsidies in the U.S., unless you grow every scrap of food yourself, your food was “paid for by your neighbors.”
I don’t think you’re feeling shame for that. Don’t attempt to shame those who are benefitting from our social safety net: you’re benefitting from it too, you just don’t realize it, which is why you feel safe being so judgmental.
That’s sad! Try instead remembering that you benefit in all ways from our collective society, because you’re not paving every road you drive on, growing every bit of your own food, paying every teacher yourself, or clearing every street of snow.
And remember, too, if you can’t remember that: you’re one car accident, rare disorder or strange clump of disobedient cells away from being so tired you can’t cook for yourself, and giving an EBT card to someone so they can go bring you a hot meal since you can’t drive anymore.
Brought to you by a hard-working middle-class woman in her 30s who is typing this on her phone because her body hurts too much for her to get up today. There But For The Grace, dude.
Somehow I just knew when I saw the photo appear that underneath it was going to be an OP by some class-shaming asshole.