And they must learn to use manufacture coupons to stretch their food dollars.
I’d rather tax $$ went for TP than a bag of potato chips, soda, cookies, Little Debbie’s, etc.
I was a divorced mom for a decade, made to much money at $3.50 a hr to get food stamps for me and 2 boys. We survived with the aid of coupons and rummage sales for clothes. The only new stuff I bought were, socks, underwear and shoes. Boys had 2 sets of clothes, decent ones for school, and play ones, they knew to change when they came home. Lots of days a supper was a box of Mac & Cheese with a hot dog. Took a packed lunch to elementary school where a dime bought a carton of milk. But they never went hungry.
And sure didn’t run to the doctor’s for every little sniffle like they do today. Ins. didn’t pay doctor office visits or meds. Did pay those ER visits for stitches with a co-pay. I got good at taking the stitches out so I didn’t have a dr bill to pay to do that.
I’ve couponed all my adult life, more so now that I’m a Senior on limited income. DUMBO’s no hope, and higher prices for food.