Life, Liberty and corn dogs

wbwhite 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.

Bill

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.
>
> http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,118599,00.html
>
> 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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