You see this meme and say “Yep”


You might be happy to know that someone is at least attempting to do that

A faction of Republicans in the House of Representatives wants to stop poor people from buying junk food with food stamps.

Under proposed new legislation, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s 45 million enrollees would only be able to use their benefits for lean meat, poultry and food products approved under a separate federal nutrition program that supports nutrition for pregnant women, infants and children. Energy drinks would be out; Enfamil in.

“Over the years, the nutrition portion of food stamps has become obsolete,” Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.), who authored the legislation, said in a statement. “Today, beneficiaries can use taxpayer dollars to purchase nearly anything in the grocery store. Meanwhile, families barely living over the poverty threshold are pinching pennies and clipping coupons to make ends meet.”

Link goes to the HuffPo, where they are “outraged!!!”  that someone would try to limit the kind of freebies taxpayer monies pay for.

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1 Response to If

  1. Phssthpok says:

    I’ve argued for a while now, that it should be restricted to raw (or frozen) meats, dairy products, uncooked grains (flour, oatmeal, rice, pasta, etc…no minute rice type products though, and no ‘sugar cereals’), dry or canned beans, and fruits/veggies (fresh, frozen, dried, or canned). Spices, oils, leavening agents are OK too.

    No crackers
    No candy
    No ice cream
    No frozen ‘meals’ (pizza, lasagna, etc.)

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