It is no accident that corps like Pepsi, Coke, Hershey, General Mills...JUNK FOOD...are big campaign contributors. There is NO nutritional/helpthepoor reason to have Food stamps purchase junk food. Many of them have also relocated to Mexico.
[snip]Just as the industry’s lobbying jumped in 2009 — when a possible federal tax on soft drinks was introduced — so, too, did lobbying by both these soda companies.
Coca-Cola’s lobbying efforts jumped by about $7 million that year — from about $2.5 million in 2008 to $9.4 million in 2009. Meanwhile, Pepsi’s expenditures jumped by more than $8 million to reach about the same amount — $9.4 million.http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2011/09/the-cola-wars-in-washington.html