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View Poll Results: Should food stamp recipients be restricted from buying food that the government considers 'junk'?
Yes, there should be restrictions 98 77.78%
No, there should not 24 19.05%
Not sure 4 3.17%
Voters: 126. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-29-2012, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Florida legislation is the latest to prohibit shoppers from buying 'nonstaple, unhealthy foods' with federal aid. It's a trend driven by health concerns but also by tight budgets.
Florida food stamp bill is latest attempt to restrict junk food - latimes.com

Is this a good thing, or is it a violation of freedom and choice? Keep in mind: It's the government that will decide what is 'junk' and what is not.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:14 PM
 
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More big government and anti-freedom legislation from the GOP, how unsurprising
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Texas
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More big government and anti-freedom legislation from the GOP, how unsurprising
Would you rather see legislation to eliminate food stamps altogether?
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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We have to be health conscious. I think they should also all be vegetarians... It's for their own good afterall.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:15 PM
 
Location: southern california
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it would be progress if they were used to buy food of any sort.
too much fraud in their use too easy to sell them for dope.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:17 PM
 
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Ah better than letting em go throw it at the casino. How many bureaucrats and boards and commissions will have to be formed to create, implement and monitor this new policy and will it end up costing more than letting the lazy lardbutts just hog away at the trough???
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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More big government and anti-freedom legislation from the GOP, how unsurprising
Now, now... Democrats place plenty of restrictions on people's behavior. This is hardly something that only Republicans do.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:18 PM
 
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Would you rather see legislation to eliminate food stamps altogether?
I'd rather see legislation to end the billions in pork barrel government spending going to big oil and the huge corporations, then the GOP screwing around with big government legislation to proclaim what they seem to think people should and should not eat. This isn't nazi germany, though many on the right i'm sure would like it to be.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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I'd rather see legislation to end the billions in pork barrel government spending going to big oil and the huge corporations, then the GOP screwing around with big government legislation to proclaim what they seem to think people should and should not eat. This isn't nazi germany, though many on the right i'm sure would like it to be.
The Obama administration just made big changes to what school children are allowed to be served for lunch. They even banned whole milk. Isn't that big government at work?
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'd rather see legislation to end the billions in pork barrel government spending going to big oil and the huge corporations, then the GOP screwing around with big government legislation to proclaim what they seem to think people should and should not eat. This isn't nazi germany, though many on the right i'm sure would like it to be.


Your post is absurd.

Let me guess..you think pork barrel spending is OK when it's done by Democrats, right? You think Democrats giving money to huge corporations is OK, right?

Back to the point of this thread -

If you don't like what the government is paying for you to eat, then you shouldn't rely on the government to feed you.

FYI - recently some Democrats were calling for outlawing certain types of flavored cigarettes or cigars (I forget which). No one is suggesting outlawing certain types of food, just not paying for certain types of food.

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