posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 11:06 AM
In one way I agree this is a good idea. I think it needs to be done in the United States as well. I work as a cashier and I often see families on food
stamps buying a full cart of nothing but junk: Little Debbies, Chips, Lunchables, pudding cups, sodas, etc. There is not one vegetable to be seen.
There is nothing green or healthy. Parents come waddling in, or maybe rolling in with a cart, while their kids are also waddling around behind them.
Really, there needs to be a law that food stamps need to be spent on FOOD, healthy FOOD.
But in another way, if they can control what we spend our money on, this control may be used later to stop people from purchasing anything. If someone
can stop people from buying certain things, eventually they could control all the money and stop people from being able to buy anything. I fear this
may happen one day when there is a cashless society and some people are undesirable. They could be stopped from buying items they need. While no one
needs to buy junk, I can understand that sometimes people on food stamps may want to have a party now and then. There should be a limit to how much
people can spend on pure junk though. A birthday cake now and then isn't going to hurt. A little treat now and then is ok. It might be better to buy
yogurt or something healthier though. There are ways to enjoy nice tasting foods, even sweet things that are healthy. When the majority of your
shopping cart is junk though, you need help.