Should the state be able to prevent people from using food stamps to buy junk food at the grocery store?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Yes, it should run like expanded WIC. And that would be relatively easy to implement. Use the WIC guidelines and then expand it to include a few more foods.

    Actually it is a good idea to include some necessary toiletries, like toothpaste, toilet paper and tooth brushes.

    And the end result would be a healthier people. And it would discourage those that take food stamps that don't need them.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Well, I'm told that people on food stamps have very little money. And I'm told they don't really get that much in food stamps.

    So why on earth are they spending it on junk food instead of healthy stuff?

  • 8 years ago

    Two problems: junk food is food. Who decides what junk food is/

    Also, people with children can tell you that kids crave junk food and it is unnecessary punishment to make do without ever eating chips or drinking Coke.

    You want smaller government? How is this smaller government. Do christians really want to control even the bowel movements of the population?

  • 8 years ago

    There are regulations in place, but it's very hard to control what people use food stamps for in a store filled with thousands of items.

    Source(s): Not using them at fast food restaurants would be a good start, but guess who's for that? Private businessmen who own fast food restaurants - why wouldn't they be?
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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Yes

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    There should also be a law that says people on food stamps should have to eat dog food once a month

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Absolutely

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    You mean the poor won't be able to buy drugs anymore with food stamp money?

  • 8 years ago

    Welfare in Australia has conditions atttached

    staples only and toiletries

    Source(s): works well
  • 8 years ago

    Wouldn't that be interfering with free enterprise?

    It doesn't matter what people buy, the money still helps the grocery store owner pay his bills.

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