Life, Liberty and corn dogs
wbwhite at MADBBS.COM
Fri Apr 30 09:58:37 MDT 2004
Let's just get the government out of the the food stamp business. It may
not the be the best way to lend a hand to indigent people.
Jim Nantz wrote:
> Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty wants to ban food stamps being spent on
> junk food. Angel Buechner a working mother of four who gets food stamps
> says she doesn't believe the government has the right to prevent her from
> buying junk food for her kids. She says "Why should I have to shop on the
> other side of the grocery store just because I get food support?"
> Lady, I'll answer that for you. You are using other people's money to buy
> your junk food. You are using the money taken from the other shoppers in
> the grocery store to buy your groceries. If you go to someone and ask
> them to give you money to buy food with, they have the right to tell you
> how you can spend the money they give you. Since you are going to the
> government for help in buying your groceries, the government has a right
> to tell you that you can't buy junk food with the money it gives you.
> Open the link above and click the link to see the report on Fox News.
> You'll see that this lady has no reason to complain about the money the
> government is giving her for groceries. You will also see that you have
> the right to complain that she's getting too much in food stamps.
> Del Boy for President
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