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Old 05-12-2019, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Duplication of benefits/services
These posts are becoming ridiculous. You keep misinterpreting over and over again (maybe it's because you just copy and paste the same misinterpretations, with the same tired hyperbole, you posted in previous threads?) the same USDA report that doesn't say what you think it says.

Specifically, from the second link you provided, the USDA "Overlap and Duplication in Food and Nutrition Service's Nutrition Programs": (bold is mine):

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As noted in this report, FNS believes that the network of nutrition assistance programs that
makes up the national nutritional safety net reflects Congress’ recognition of a diversity of needs,
and does not present evidence of overlap and duplication. The OIG’s report does not offer any
substantive evidence to refute this view.
https://www.usda.gov/oig/webdocs/27001-0001-10.pdf
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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It's not 12 years old. Apparently, you're bad at math.

Published by the USDA in May, 2015.
From your first link "Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 20072010"
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:35 PM
 
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This should be done nationally. No junk food with funding from productive Americans.
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:18 AM
 
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Originally Posted by InformedConsent View Post
Duplication of benefits/services
These posts are becoming ridiculous.
Argue with the USDA OIG. They're the ones who stated so in their report. /shrug

In fact, the TITLE of their report is: Overlap and Duplication in Food and Nutrition Service's Nutrition Programs -

http://www.usda.gov/oig/webdocs/27001-0001-10.pdf
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:21 AM
 
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From your first link "Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 20072010"
Since when does 2019 - 2010 = 12? Like I said, bad at math.

Once the data is collected, it then takes several more years to analyze the data and publish the findings. The USDA report on SNAP benefits enabling high rates of obesity was published in May 2015.
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:23 AM
 
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I agree with this. But the last time I suggested it, liberals jumped on me by claiming I had no right to tell food stamp recipients what to do with "their" own money.
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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This should be done nationally. No junk food with funding from productive Americans.
Congress, not the states, determines what is eligible for SNAP.

National politicians are the target and beneficiaries of massive lobbies that advocate for their own best interests, Big Corn and Big Grocer, that employ millions of US people.

Recall the whack job who opened fire on the practice session for the Congressional Baseball game for charity, Democrats vs Republicans. Both teams are comprised of Congress critters and lobbyists.
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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I am fine with micromanaging how my tax dollars are allocated. If in the process their kids eat better and are healthier its a win win.



I am not going to tell complete strangers how to spend their hard earned money. They have earned the right to be left alone.
That doesn't answer why.
Do you also want to micromanage public school lunches and curriculum, university text books, bridge construction, endangered species surveys, how about those whose salaries are paid with your tax dollars. Does it bother you that your local police officer is eating a donut? What about the garbage collector who is eligible for food stamps. Does one have to make a certain amount of money to earn the right to be left alone?
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:32 AM
 
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That doesn't answer why.
Do you also want to micromanage public school lunches and curriculum, university text books, bridge construction, endangered species surveys, how about those whose salaries are paid with your tax dollars. Does it bother you that your local police officer is eating a donut? What about the garbage collector who is eligible for food stamps. Does one have to make a certain amount of money to earn the right to be left alone?
Somebody should be micro managing the use of all public funds. I suspect the politicians have a fiduciary responsibility to taxpayers. On the federal level it is the congress.
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I agree with this. But the last time I suggested it, liberals jumped on me by claiming I had no right to tell food stamp recipients what to do with "their" own money.
And you still don't.

But this is a different issue - SNAP is funded completely with public funds, but how do we decide which foods should be allowed? And who decides? Does the list of allowable foods change with different fonts that people follow (vegan, gluten free, low carb, etc)? How would that work?

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Congress, not the states, determines what is eligible for SNAP.
And does anyone really want Congress making those decisions for us?
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