So much for freedom, small government and the Republican argument against liberal nanny state laws.
They hate governmental bans on trans fats and large gulp soda drinks, but love policing food stamp recipient purchases?
Food stamp recipients would have to spend most of their benefits on healthy food … requiring at least two-thirds of the purchases in the state's FoodShare program to come from a list of state-defined healthy foods, with Republicans arguing that the benefits outweighed the opposition of some business interests and advocates for the needy.
Republican nanny staters know better and know all. From WKOW:
No one knows how much junk food is purchased, or that there is a problem. They're going by second hand accounts. In fact, all the horror stories they like to tell, like my conservative friend in Milwaukee, usually involve the poor buying steaks and shrimp.
This law is nothing but another dressing down of the poor, vilifying them and creating the image of fat food stamp freeloaders. And while Republicans should be focused on job creation, they’re plowing ahead with a law that is meaningless.
jsonline: The proposal would likely be rejected by the federal government, which pays for the great majority of the program's costs. The bill's lead sponsor, Rep. Dean Kaufert (R-Neenah), said state officials should push forward and hope for the final go-ahead from President Barack Obama's administration.
We’re giving taxpayer money to this fat bastard!!! Our taxpayer money is feeding this bloated hypocrite. Why should we be on the hook for his health care bill when this unhealthy specimen needs treatment? He is buying junk food with taxpayer money that you could argue, he hasn't earned.