Skip to comments.No junk food for food stamps, Rubio [D-CA] says
Posted on 02/12/2011 5:17:15 PM PST by BenLurkin
This week, state Sen. Michael Rubio will introduce legislation that would prohibit food stamps from being used to purchase "junk food" or prepared meals at fast-food restaurants.
"The question is what should we be using taxpayer funds to purchase," the Bakersfield Democrat said Tuesday. "In my opinion, we should be focusing on what people need, not what they want."
Those needs include foods found in the traditional food pyramid, he said, including breads and cereals, meats, beans, nuts, dairy products and other protein sources, and lots of fruits and vegetables.
Rubio's idea is not yet an official Senate bill. But it came to light Tuesday when he appeared before the Fresno County Board of Supervisors to argue against a proposal that would have allowed disabled and homeless recipients in that county to use food stamps -- now accessed through a debit card -- to purchase restaurant foods.
(Excerpt) Read more at bakersfield.com ...
“It’s crazy because you’re telling me what I can and cannot spend my food stamps on?” said Tamara Beverly, whose daughter receives food stamps. “If I’m the type of person that wants some chips, I should be able to buy chips with food stamps.”
“They need to not make that a law because it’s not fair to the kids. Some kids, that’s their only way of having any type of money,” said Adriell Coleman, who grew up in a household that relied on food stamps.
How about banning them from being used at any restaurant? Make them go grocery shopping, jeesh.
I am thinking that the food stamp program needs to be erased from the govt. If a state wants to give away food I have no problem with it, but the FEDS? WinTheFuture?
There should be no such thing as food stamps.
You’re needy? You get what you need “in kind”.
Go to the food bank and get your bag of beans, rice, meat, cheese and vegetables. Then go home and cook them.
If you don’t want to eat it, then go hungry. It isn’t complicated.
The foo stams biggest supporters and their lobbyists, are not the poor, as MSM would have you believe, it’s the manufacturers of the garbage. It was no axident that the King of Foo Stams was your one time Republican Presidential candidate.
They need to test every food item with a SKU number on it to make sure they can’t make meth from it.
When I was in L.A, I was shocked to see food stamps redeemed at the local Wendys.
The advertisement for them was right in the window.
Never heard of such a thing.
We knew this was coming. Maybe Moochelle got to him.
NO FOOD STAMPS FOR FAT PEOPLE !!!
.....no shiite....don't sound like a 'rat to me...
...there must be something here we are missing....
I’ve seen some proposals where food stamps could only purchase staples... meat, milk, cheese, bags of beans, vegetables, etc. I’d be down with that.
He’s a ‘Rat from a small city in an agrcultural area of the state.
My advice to the leftwing deadbeats....
Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip
Mum mum mum mum mum mum
Get a job Sha na na na, sha na na na na
Any Government food ‘assistance’ should take the form of 2 MRE’s per day.
Why should the taxpayers provide some of these people "free" food if they are spending their other income on drugs? Let them make the choice.
Coleman get a damn job and stop getting knocked up, end of problem.
>>”When I was in L.A, I was shocked to see food stamps redeemed at the local Wendys.”<<
Please tell me you’re kidding. Is this only in CA or nationwide?