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reply to post by Cabin
I am not going to litter anyone's mind with a bunch of facts. But I highly suggest you all read the current proposed Farm Bill. And then go back and read the previous versions and history. And most importantly....don't read the biased agenda crap until last. The farm Bill is where the Food stamp and school lunch...ect... are funded. Also take note of the changes in the 2008 farm bill. I hate to tell you all this...but the farmers are not the evil greedy people the media makes them out to be. Next time some of you people vote, please read the actual text and content of stuff. Listening to politicians and others with an agenda is dangerous. Look what happened when every one voted for our current commander in chief....how's that working for ya?
reply to post by Bassago
Which is why I suggest limiting a person's state subsidized intake of such foods when their physique displays evidence of their overuse. Couldn't they kill two birds with one stone and make food stamps only valid for healthy food?
Maybe food stamps need to cut things such as soda pop, ice cream, and boxed cookies and cakes. (Not flour and sugar and stuff you actually make homemade food out of though.) That would cut out alot of the unneeded food, and at least make people work at making junk food to eat.
Maybe make only the five basic food groups available for food stamps. IDK, but the boxed unhealthy convenient foods available have gotten rediculous. Why make it EASY and FREE at the same time?
Forcing the to make FRESH meat, fruit and veggies with the food stamp budget would change alot of eating habits. Healthier AND less expensive.