- Apr 11, 2011
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Contrary to various inaccurate headlines, however, the proposed law (if fully passed and enacted as law) would not "ban" food stamp recipients from purchasing these food items; rather, it would restrict them from spending more than one-third of their SNAP benefits on such foodstuffs. It's also unlikely the bill will be codified as law, as it would require a federal waiver that no state has ever received:
"And Wisconsin is hardly the only state trying to regulate the lives of poor people. Missouri Republicans want to ban them from purchasing steak as well as seafood. And Kansas Republicans are banning poor people from spending money at movie theaters, swimming pools, and other establishments, as well as limiting them to only withdrawing $25 a day from ATM machines. And Maryland Republicans are actually calling for punishing poor people who exercise their right to protest."
How the hell can you tell a person how they can spend their own money !! What if they more $25 to pay for their meds or child meds ? I hope people will protest like hell and they should do right in front of the GOP homes !
They are not telling them how to spend their money. They are telling them how to spend tax payer money. I'm not sure about the meds. I would think that is paid for under a different plan like state health.
Food stamps don't come from an insurance system.
I know it's tax payer money but once it in the person account it's their money as long as they do nothing illegal with it.
This is the most disgusting thing I heard of , there are people on food stamps that are elderly and some are wounded vet . Not all people on food stamps are able to work or even grow their own food.
I'm not sure it's ever in their account. As I understand it, you get a credit card that you can use. Moreover, if they make it illegal to buy certain food then it is.. Illegal.
The idea behind the law is that if you are buying lobster and prime rib you're not spending the money wisely. The same is true for alcohol.
You can't buy alcohol with food stamps , the store would be in trouble for allowing a person to do this . I just find it disgusting that government is sticking it nose into every aspect of our life , so what if someone want to
pasta every day of their life.
Too much carbohydrate in pasta, may set you up for diabetes later in life, setting you up for heart disease, kidney problems, etc,etc., therefore more money poured out in medicare payments, and it goes on and on.
The idea of food stamps is giving people access to good nutrition, gov is working hard to do this and getting no where. You know that is your tax dollars these people are eating with, don't you want them to be at least somewhat healthy, and not eat chips and soda, feeding that to their kids?
Remember this is a handout by the gov and handouts come with some restrictions.
Food stamps haven't been around for very long in their present state. I can remember when there was no handouts at all then came the surplus butter, peanut butter, and a few other things, then it slowly turned into it present state, which is quite generous!!
Guessing you are on Food Stamps and Assistance?