I just saw a news report that said the govt. is considering not allowing certain "unhealthy foods" like soft drinks to be purchased with food stamps. While I am all for being a little healthier, how far can the govt. go? Sodium content too high, then no? Where do we draw the line here? How about no soda, but yes to toilet paper being purchased w/ food stamps? If 43 million or 1 out of 8 Americans are getting food stamps, then things could get real ugly here if some common sense does not prevail.
I think it should be like WIC. I dont see why buying junk food with extra money is a bad thing. Its what WE do. If WE are broke my kids don't get junk. Neither do I. Guess what...it's WAY cheaper to fix gallons of Tea then to buy tons of 2 liters! I have been on FS and been in the office to get them and there are trifling people up in there and there is ton of abuse to the system. No one is regulating what YOU buy with YOUR money...only what you are buying with someone else's money!
Answer by momof030404 at 7:25 PM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by LuvMyMedic3ID at 6:57 PM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by Anouck at 7:05 PM on Oct. 7, 2010
If they can code WIC products they can code what is NOT allowed!! Seriously, we live in a high tech world...bar code systems are BASIC...otherwise we wouldn't have the plethora of instant, mail in and rebate coupons and online codes available to us when we shop! If you depend on the government to feed you or your children, then you should also have to abide by minimum nutritional standards! Son't like it? Then pay for your junk food with your OWN money!!
Prepackaged and processed convenience foods are MUCH more expensive and FAR less healthy than basic staples and fresh ingredients to make meals from scratch! And with a little planning EVERYONE can learn to cook in bulk, and have meals for the entire family during the typically busy weeks most of us have.
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:49 PM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by Evansmommy91 at 7:02 PM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by jesse123456 at 7:03 PM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by spiritguide_23 at 7:07 PM on Oct. 7, 2010
The coding involved would be a nightmare.
no, it wouldn't, it's already in place. UPC's contain product, not just pricing, info, and inventory is tracked that way.
Answer by autodidact at 7:59 PM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 8:49 PM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by urkiddingright at 9:02 PM on Oct. 7, 2010