Look, you know that and I know that but apparently there are others who are missing this very obvious truth. I think if the study wasn’t biased and produced detailed conclusions we would all see these people are receiving assistance and as I said before, “squandering the assistance on junk”, not because junk is cheaper, but because that’s what they want. Anyone who thinks buying junk food is cheaper than nutritious food simply hasn’t been in a grocery store in a while. You can buy a Twinkie or a pound a beans, your choice. If people were getting fat because they could not afford nutritious food you would expect to see lots of skinny suburbanites and that’s just not the case. In America, Leftists can’t just “help” they have to indoctrinate and keep piling on the “help” to keep their voting class. Food Stamps were stupid at the start and to then allow them to be used to get soda, snack foods, candies, etc. was beyond stupid. None of this had anything to do with the poor. It was about securing a dependency and a sure vote come election time by throwing money at a problem and hoping it went away. I have seen hungry children and it hurts and also I have seen what this article is speaking about and they are not the same. I have seen both among my own people, they left the “old ways” and now obesity and diabetes are rampant in every tribe. I held to what I was taught and I can’t even remember my last potato chip or snack cake. I do have an affinity now for an occasional A&W Rootbeer or those new cherry cordial Hershey’s kisses (ever tried them they’re addictive, lol?), but very rarely. The first problem is ignorance, laziness or passivity, the other is food stamps which should be eliminated for a cheaper, healthier alternative. I have many ideas, but I have prattled enough. :)
The other side of the Food Stamp program is that it is corporate welfare for farmers, food companies and grocery stores. From the taxpayers pocket into their till.