I agree with this. If you want to buy junk food. Use YOUR MONEY. Not mine.
Makes sense to me if it's just outlawing junk food - which is really 1 step away from McDonalds. :P
The idea of food stamps is to provide adequate nutrition for your survival, junk food does not do that... junk food just puts off the hunger while adding goodness knows what kind of chemical crap into your system, which could actually HINDER your performance in finding/obtaining full time work.
Originally Posted by kasath
Whats next, seriously? Dont you all understand this is just more government control? Sure it sounds good on paper but next it'll be:
MUST buy brand XX
Can ONLY shop XX
I'll be honest here, I'm not seeing the downside. If you're good at bargain-shopping, you can find pastas, meats, and even ramen noodles (and enough to survive for the month on what they offer) for a lot cheaper than most stores advertise them. It might not be as tasty as oatmeal cream pies, but that's just a little more money you can put toward stuff that'll last you longer and keep you more filled (when all else fails, the old PBJ standby does serve to fill you up).
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1000000000x Better way of managing a system like this than trying to drug test like Florida and lost half a million dollars of more tax money.
If society must purchase your food because you're unable to feed yourself, I think society has every right and perfectly valid reasons to choose what that food is.
The moderators really need to do something about Dr. Welfare, the blatant racism dropping from almost EVERYONE of your posts is really starting to piss me off. It's classless, and IMO trolling. Welfare isn't a color issue, you ignorant, disgrace. It made reading the first few pages of this thread extremely depressing.
Infracted: Please do not insult other users
Last edited by Pendulous; 2013-02-10 at 07:04 PM.
Fully agree with everything you said. While not a fan of telling people what to do. It makes no sense to let people spend taxpayer money on things that aren't necessities and in the end provide more harm than good to their body. Simple bills like this help people make sensible decisions. We need more stuff like this to get people to eat healthy.
I just wonder how they define junk food.
I guess some people can't find their way past aisle three...
It's a two-way street. If you want the government to stop taking things from you, then you have to stop taking things from them.
It's crazy how many people think that everyone on welfare doesn't work. We needed food stamps for about six months and my husband was working 40 hours a week at the time. It's dumb to use the whole "good, lazy welfare people need to stop spending MY money" When many impoverished people work, as well.
Food stamps are a government service, and by no means a right. If you don't want to be "controlled by the government", don't accept their handouts. Really, what's more limiting, having 200 bucks to spend on certain food items, or having 0 dollars to spend on no food items? The government is not telling you what you can and cannot buy. If you want to buy certain items not on their approved list, all you have to do is simply use your own money.
On the subject matter: I pretty much agree with this, but in the end it could be kind of a problem considering healthy food tends to cost more than unhealthy food, meaning you'll burn through the allocated funds that much more quickly. Of course, I don't see any reasonable argument against disallowing the use on energy drinks. I don't classify those as food any more than alcohol is food.
I like this idea alot... I concur. I've witnessed this in person... this fat lady was buying those hydrated fruit pies that are like a buck, but she had 30 of them and was using food stamps to pay for them... on top of that, she was talking to the cashier about how she's going in for surgery for her spine because she weighs too much and the weight puts too much pressure on it.
I just find it highly illogical to allow people to spend tax payer dollars on junk food, and then turn around to spend even more tax payer money on their surgery that is related to their eating habits... why must those who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle suffer because people want to be remain lazy? It's not fair and this is where double standard needs to be drawn... i think you should have to meet a certain criteria to earn medicare, meaning you have to live a healthy lifestyle in order to gain access to it... so if you're fat and obese due to being lazy and don't have an illness that makes you immobile... then you don't deserve medicare, simple as that.
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