reply to post by artnut
Agreed, it doesn't cost much more to eat healthy.
What I don't understand is why food stamps can be used so liberally. Why the hell don't they have a system hooked up to those cards issued which can
only be used in approved stores, or towards approved items?? It wouldn't be too difficult to set up. We already have data mining going on for our food
habits if we choose to use supermarket "gift cards" on a regular basis.
Just set up a database on what people use for those cards issued, and if they use it for luxuries, or crappy food, then you simply deactivate the
card. Give them a small pamphlet which shows what is approved, or disapproved, and what percentage of approved items they must charge to qualify for
Provide a website on the pamphlet which goes into further detail, and offers links to sites which give healthy recipes from the approved items list.
Oh, and so that it's clear I'm not trying to say the government should decide if you're a vegetarian, or meat-eater, or whatever... let's keep it
simple and agree that people have different preferences and needs that differ from individual to individual, but nobody needs twinkies, and sodas in
their diet to survive. Junk foods should be the main item which are deemed unacceptable. Any whole food should be allowed.
edit on 3-1-2013 by
unityemissions because: (no reason given)