Sorry my post looks ridiculous!!! Something is wrong with my spacing!
A record 41.8 million people are now using food stamps to buy some or all of their food. New York is trying to pass a law that will control what you eat by looking to ban buying soda with food stamps.
First of all, Can you believe 41.8 million Americans are on food stamps?
(last year President Obama signed into a law a broader spectrum for families to be eligible for food stamps. Even if you own a car, work, and own a house, you could still qualify for food stamps. They have also renamed the Food Stamp program to SNAP. As well as making it easier and less embarrassing by providing a credit card instead of the 'colored money' they had in the past.)
Second, how do you feel about the government telling a person they cannot buy SODA with their food stamps?
First of all I cannot believe that many Americans are relying on the government. There is no judgement in my opinion for those who really need it. But getting food stamps is so easily obtained now. The salary cap is expanded, and in the past with things got tough we as Americans would "tough" it out. Get a second, third job. But food stamps was something that we wouldn't and couldn't do. Now I realize with our economy so many are struggling.
I heard someone today give a perfect analogy to the Soda ban. It's like when we were kids at home..and our parents told us 'As long as you live under my roof.. you will do what I say, eat what I fix...' you get the picture. Well, as wrong as it is for government to interfere, I feel like.. if you are accepting government handout..then they have the right (like it or not) to set the rules.
What worries me even beyond this.. is those of us who are not using the food stamps.. will be next.. with the government controlling the foods we eat.
California is trying to legalize Pot and yet New York is trying to Ban Soda. Makes perfect sense right?
What are your thoughts?
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