Republican state Rep. Dale Kooyenga, a 32-year-old accountant from Brookfield wants to undo law he calls silly, antiquated and anti-free market. Kooyenga argues that changing the law would save the state money since margarine is typically a third of the cost of butter.Brilliant stuff. Another Republican, Rep. Dean Kaufert is trying to ban junk food from the food stamp program...a ban that includes a few other important dairy state products. Doh!
Members of the state affairs committee are approving a bill that limits the amount of junk food that can be purchased with food stamp benefits.The big butt....
WMTV: "This bill does not allow for Wisconsinites who are utilizing the FoodShare program to purchase sharp cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, shredded cheese or reduced sodium cheeses," said State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa, D-Milwaukee. "And I just want to indicate again how that hurts not just those individuals, those Wisconsinites using the FoodShare program.....but it hurts our dairy farmers."I don't know why farmers typically vote conservative when in fact, Republicans have shown time and time again that they'll stab their constituents in the back in the blink of an eye.
The committee passed the bill 7-2, so it'll be heading to the full Assembly for consideration in May.