SHOULD FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS BE ALLOWED TO USE
TAX PAYER DOLLARS TO PURCHASE JUNK FOOD?
After looking at a study that showed how many billions of taxpayer dollars are being spent on junk food (candy, soda, ice cream, cookies, cake, chips, etc, etc,), he suggested that the SNAP program adopt similar guidelines to WIC (the Women, Infants, and Children program). As crazy as it sounds, the opposition is massive. I am not surprised.
This, like the proposed legislation making those on welfare eligible for random drug-tests, makes perfect sense. I mean after all; the program (SNAP) actually contains the word 'Nutrition' in its name. And let's be real. It's not like all of the foods that one can purchase on the WIC program are healthy. Many of these are HIGH GLYCEMIC INDEX sugar bombs. I, for one, do not wish to see anyone starve. However, if the government is going to provide food to people, let's see it limited to NUTRITIOUS FOODS. This not only benefits taxpayers, it benefits those whose eating habits are government-subsidized. Hopefully, they will end up with less CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASES than they otherwise would have.