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Another state trying to ban junk food bought with food stamps

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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- There's a push in Texas to ban people from buying junk food and energy drinks with food stamps.

There are currently two legislative bills Texas lawmakers are discussing. One would ban the purchase of junk food with food stamps. The other would ban the purchase of energy drinks.

"We should not be on the one hand using tax dollars to buy junk food and on the other hand using tax dollars to pay for the health-related diseases because of junk food," said state representative Richard Pena Raymond.

Supporters of the bill say those on federal assistance are abusing what their given by purchasing items with no nutritional value.

Both bills are still moving through the legislative process.

by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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RMC007
by Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:43 AM
First, I like tomatoes in my homemade chilli. Second, you do realize that not all people on food stamps have a proper place to prepare food. It is kind of hard to cook a meal from scratch when you don't have a stove.


Quoting talia-mom:

 I have never said I am anything other than a caterer that does well and sends my kids to private school.


I have a business that does well.


My husband does well in his career.


My daddy is a farmer that has always done well.


Same thing for pawpaw.


I don't pretend to be anything I am not.  


And yeah, I will say canned chili isn't cheap.   It is much cheaper to make your own because there is leftovers using the same amount of money.


BTW, no one really making chili would ever use tomatoes.




Quoting specialwingz:


I never said I used it.  And, I don't feel it is the best.  Pull your head out of your butt and pay attention.  I'm just saying that not all people can afford all the components.


And, cooking for a living tells me you aren't as far up that ladder as you'd like others to think you are.


Quoting talia-mom:


 


No, you aren't a gourmet chef if you think canned chili is acceptable as a meal.


I cook for a living, so yeah.  I have never met someone that would use that shit for real food as an addition to feed their family or friends.  I am sure you are a gourmet chef.   Please.   Argue that with someone that isn't someone who cooks for a living.


Quoting specialwingz:


I am a gourmet chef.  So, I don't need your lame-ass "cooking lesson".  And, I don't know where you live. But, a big can of chili is only $1.79 where I live.  A pot of chili can be expensive in a poor household.  When you consider the cost of the meat, the cost of the tomatoe, beans and spices.  By ounce, sure.  But, many households can't afford to stock a spice cabinet and all the individual components.


You answered my question.  You have no clue what it's like to have to make ends meet when there just isn't enough to do so.


Don't judge people if you have never been in their shoes to know what is really happening in their lives and how difficult it can be.


Quoting talia-mom:


 So 2.39 a can for chili is something cheap?


Yeah, I think not.


I will never have to climb down.   Life has been good for my parents and grandparents and us.   Sometimes things just don't breakdown.


I am not insulting you, so I don't know what you are so angry over saying canned chili and lunchables are junk food.  They are.


The cost to feed my family chili is less making it from scratch than buying the cans.   It isn't hard and frankly, it can be done in under 45 minutes.


But I do appreciate someone like you being so angry that I think food stamps should solely provide nutrition.


Quoting specialwingz:


What you consider junk is merely your opinion.  You also probably have no idea what it's like to have to scrape the bottom of the barrel to make ends meet.  Things happen.  So, I'd be careful about saying you'll never have to climb down.  There's 30M people in our country who thought the same thing.  Shit happens.  Hope you get splinters from that nasty stick you have up your butt.


I've been through hard times.  I worked my ass off to get back to good times.  Hope I never have to go through it again.  But, it certainly taught me humility and compassion for those who do fall on hard times.


Quoting talia-mom:


Yep it is junk.


Per ounce it is not more expensive.  It does involve cooking, but yeah.  That is so often the excuse of these moms.


My ladder is awesome.  I will never have to climb down.  Sorry.   Junk food doesn't need to be provided on food stamps.


I saw coupons for canned chili and thought of getting some for the local pantry.   Wasn't worth what I would pay.   I would get more using coupons and buying pasta or soup.  It's junk and it isn't cheap.


 


Quoting specialwingz:


Although I do cook everything from scratch, many people don't.  So, a can of chili is JUNK?  Making chili from scratch is way more expensive than the can.  So, people who can't afford to cook everything from scratch are eating "junK" just because it came from a can?  Hope you have a ladder so you don't hurt yourself climbing down off that high horse of yours.


Quoting talia-mom:


 


I think it is pretty damn obvious canned chili and lunchables are junk food.


But yeah, we should just let people buy whatever they want despite this being a nutrition program.


Quoting gma12.1:


 What guidelines would be used to constitute "junk food" or food with no nutritional value? Some ppl think that if it isn't organic it is juck food, others think that pre-packaged food is junk food because the nutritional value has been depleted so much. Would saltine crackers be junk food? What about lunchables? Canned fruit in syrup? Canned chili? Who gets to say & how will the grocery stores know what is junk food? Sorry but that is an asinine bill. It will cost more to implement than it will save. Even in the long run it won't even out, the legislature will have to have a new dept, staff, rules, regulations, redo the entire food stamp system. So the what happens? We tax payers will pay more.


 


 




 


 




 


 




 


 






 


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rotPferd
by Silver Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:45 AM
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 It would actually be alot easier than you think. There is no tax on food in Texas, unless its "junk food", i.e., cokes, candy, chips. Whatever edible gets taxed could be excluded from food stamp usage.

talia-mom
by Gold Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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Yet 95%+ of  Americans have a stove, fridge, and tv.

Almost all of the people on food stamps have these things available.  So that is really a pointless argument for most food stamp users.


Quoting RMC007:

First, I like tomatoes in my homemade chilli. Second, you do realize that not all people on food stamps have a proper place to prepare food. It is kind of hard to cook a meal from scratch when you don't have a stove.


Quoting talia-mom:

 I have never said I am anything other than a caterer that does well and sends my kids to private school.


I have a business that does well.


My husband does well in his career.


My daddy is a farmer that has always done well.


Same thing for pawpaw.


I don't pretend to be anything I am not.  


And yeah, I will say canned chili isn't cheap.   It is much cheaper to make your own because there is leftovers using the same amount of money.


BTW, no one really making chili would ever use tomatoes.




Quoting specialwingz:


I never said I used it.  And, I don't feel it is the best.  Pull your head out of your butt and pay attention.  I'm just saying that not all people can afford all the components.


And, cooking for a living tells me you aren't as far up that ladder as you'd like others to think you are.


Quoting talia-mom:




No, you aren't a gourmet chef if you think canned chili is acceptable as a meal.


I cook for a living, so yeah.  I have never met someone that would use that shit for real food as an addition to feed their family or friends.  I am sure you are a gourmet chef.   Please.   Argue that with someone that isn't someone who cooks for a living.


Quoting specialwingz:


I am a gourmet chef.  So, I don't need your lame-ass "cooking lesson".  And, I don't know where you live. But, a big can of chili is only $1.79 where I live.  A pot of chili can be expensive in a poor household.  When you consider the cost of the meat, the cost of the tomatoe, beans and spices.  By ounce, sure.  But, many households can't afford to stock a spice cabinet and all the individual components.


You answered my question.  You have no clue what it's like to have to make ends meet when there just isn't enough to do so.


Don't judge people if you have never been in their shoes to know what is really happening in their lives and how difficult it can be.


Quoting talia-mom:


 So 2.39 a can for chili is something cheap?


Yeah, I think not.


I will never have to climb down.   Life has been good for my parents and grandparents and us.   Sometimes things just don't breakdown.


I am not insulting you, so I don't know what you are so angry over saying canned chili and lunchables are junk food.  They are.


The cost to feed my family chili is less making it from scratch than buying the cans.   It isn't hard and frankly, it can be done in under 45 minutes.


But I do appreciate someone like you being so angry that I think food stamps should solely provide nutrition.


Quoting specialwingz:


What you consider junk is merely your opinion.  You also probably have no idea what it's like to have to scrape the bottom of the barrel to make ends meet.  Things happen.  So, I'd be careful about saying you'll never have to climb down.  There's 30M people in our country who thought the same thing.  Shit happens.  Hope you get splinters from that nasty stick you have up your butt.


I've been through hard times.  I worked my ass off to get back to good times.  Hope I never have to go through it again.  But, it certainly taught me humility and compassion for those who do fall on hard times.


Quoting talia-mom:


Yep it is junk.


Per ounce it is not more expensive.  It does involve cooking, but yeah.  That is so often the excuse of these moms.


My ladder is awesome.  I will never have to climb down.  Sorry.   Junk food doesn't need to be provided on food stamps.


I saw coupons for canned chili and thought of getting some for the local pantry.   Wasn't worth what I would pay.   I would get more using coupons and buying pasta or soup.  It's junk and it isn't cheap.




Quoting specialwingz:


Although I do cook everything from scratch, many people don't.  So, a can of chili is JUNK?  Making chili from scratch is way more expensive than the can.  So, people who can't afford to cook everything from scratch are eating "junK" just because it came from a can?  Hope you have a ladder so you don't hurt yourself climbing down off that high horse of yours.


Quoting talia-mom:




I think it is pretty damn obvious canned chili and lunchables are junk food.


But yeah, we should just let people buy whatever they want despite this being a nutrition program.


Quoting gma12.1:


 What guidelines would be used to constitute "junk food" or food with no nutritional value? Some ppl think that if it isn't organic it is juck food, others think that pre-packaged food is junk food because the nutritional value has been depleted so much. Would saltine crackers be junk food? What about lunchables? Canned fruit in syrup? Canned chili? Who gets to say & how will the grocery stores know what is junk food? Sorry but that is an asinine bill. It will cost more to implement than it will save. Even in the long run it won't even out, the legislature will have to have a new dept, staff, rules, regulations, redo the entire food stamp system. So the what happens? We tax payers will pay more.
































Woodbabe
by Woodie on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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So you'd give a bag of dried beans to a homeless man? What about the family of four living in a car without gas? Do they get a box of pasta? And lets consider the mom and her four kids hiding in a seedy hotel room from her abusive husband. A bag of rice and some chicken thighs?

Quoting talia-mom:

Yet 95%+ of  Americans have a stove, fridge, and tv.

Almost all of the people on food stamps have these things available.  So that is really a pointless argument for most food stamp users.

 Sexy If its unladylike, fattening or fun, I'm in!
  

KerryK
by Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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Energy drinks I agree with 100%. Junk food is a bit trickier, I would need to know exactly what they want to ban to decide.
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TerriAnne2606
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:40 AM

So, a Nevada newspaper had to write that about Texas????  It's the first I've heard of it, but if it's actually true - then good. Guess I'll have to start reading the Nevada papers to get my Texas news.

RMC007
by Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Not even going to waste my time.

 


Quoting talia-mom:

Yet 95%+ of  Americans have a stove, fridge, and tv.

Almost all of the people on food stamps have these things available.  So that is really a pointless argument for most food stamp users.

 

Quoting RMC007:

First, I like tomatoes in my homemade chilli. Second, you do realize that not all people on food stamps have a proper place to prepare food. It is kind of hard to cook a meal from scratch when you don't have a stove.


Quoting talia-mom:

 I have never said I am anything other than a caterer that does well and sends my kids to private school.


I have a business that does well.


My husband does well in his career.


My daddy is a farmer that has always done well.


Same thing for pawpaw.


I don't pretend to be anything I am not.  


And yeah, I will say canned chili isn't cheap.   It is much cheaper to make your own because there is leftovers using the same amount of money.


BTW, no one really making chili would ever use tomatoes.


 


Quoting specialwingz:


I never said I used it.  And, I don't feel it is the best.  Pull your head out of your butt and pay attention.  I'm just saying that not all people can afford all the components.


And, cooking for a living tells me you aren't as far up that ladder as you'd like others to think you are.


Quoting talia-mom:


 


No, you aren't a gourmet chef if you think canned chili is acceptable as a meal.


I cook for a living, so yeah.  I have never met someone that would use that shit for real food as an addition to feed their family or friends.  I am sure you are a gourmet chef.   Please.   Argue that with someone that isn't someone who cooks for a living.


Quoting specialwingz:


I am a gourmet chef.  So, I don't need your lame-ass "cooking lesson".  And, I don't know where you live. But, a big can of chili is only $1.79 where I live.  A pot of chili can be expensive in a poor household.  When you consider the cost of the meat, the cost of the tomatoe, beans and spices.  By ounce, sure.  But, many households can't afford to stock a spice cabinet and all the individual components.


You answered my question.  You have no clue what it's like to have to make ends meet when there just isn't enough to do so.


Don't judge people if you have never been in their shoes to know what is really happening in their lives and how difficult it can be.


Quoting talia-mom:


 So 2.39 a can for chili is something cheap?


Yeah, I think not.


I will never have to climb down.   Life has been good for my parents and grandparents and us.   Sometimes things just don't breakdown.


I am not insulting you, so I don't know what you are so angry over saying canned chili and lunchables are junk food.  They are.


The cost to feed my family chili is less making it from scratch than buying the cans.   It isn't hard and frankly, it can be done in under 45 minutes.


But I do appreciate someone like you being so angry that I think food stamps should solely provide nutrition.


Quoting specialwingz:


What you consider junk is merely your opinion.  You also probably have no idea what it's like to have to scrape the bottom of the barrel to make ends meet.  Things happen.  So, I'd be careful about saying you'll never have to climb down.  There's 30M people in our country who thought the same thing.  Shit happens.  Hope you get splinters from that nasty stick you have up your butt.


I've been through hard times.  I worked my ass off to get back to good times.  Hope I never have to go through it again.  But, it certainly taught me humility and compassion for those who do fall on hard times.


Quoting talia-mom:


Yep it is junk.


Per ounce it is not more expensive.  It does involve cooking, but yeah.  That is so often the excuse of these moms.


My ladder is awesome.  I will never have to climb down.  Sorry.   Junk food doesn't need to be provided on food stamps.


I saw coupons for canned chili and thought of getting some for the local pantry.   Wasn't worth what I would pay.   I would get more using coupons and buying pasta or soup.  It's junk and it isn't cheap.


 


Quoting specialwingz:


Although I do cook everything from scratch, many people don't.  So, a can of chili is JUNK?  Making chili from scratch is way more expensive than the can.  So, people who can't afford to cook everything from scratch are eating "junK" just because it came from a can?  Hope you have a ladder so you don't hurt yourself climbing down off that high horse of yours.


Quoting talia-mom:


 


I think it is pretty damn obvious canned chili and lunchables are junk food.


But yeah, we should just let people buy whatever they want despite this being a nutrition program.


Quoting gma12.1:


 What guidelines would be used to constitute "junk food" or food with no nutritional value? Some ppl think that if it isn't organic it is juck food, others think that pre-packaged food is junk food because the nutritional value has been depleted so much. Would saltine crackers be junk food? What about lunchables? Canned fruit in syrup? Canned chili? Who gets to say & how will the grocery stores know what is junk food? Sorry but that is an asinine bill. It will cost more to implement than it will save. Even in the long run it won't even out, the legislature will have to have a new dept, staff, rules, regulations, redo the entire food stamp system. So the what happens? We tax payers will pay more.


 


 




 


 




 


 




 


 




 


 


 

 


 

talia-mom
by Gold Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:42 AM
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 So how is a homeless man going to eat canned chili?

Why can't the mom of four in the hotel room serve her kids cereal and milk?  Peanut butter and crackers?  Fruit? 

If you want to keep playing the what ifs game, then these people will have to go to the store almost every day anyway, so they can eat fruits and baby carrots and many other things that don't need cooking.

But most people on food stamps do have the means to cook, so like I said it is a pointless argument.


Quoting Woodbabe:

So you'd give a bag of dried beans to a homeless man? What about the family of four living in a car without gas? Do they get a box of pasta? And lets consider the mom and her four kids hiding in a seedy hotel room from her abusive husband. A bag of rice and some chicken thighs?

Quoting talia-mom:

Yet 95%+ of  Americans have a stove, fridge, and tv.

Almost all of the people on food stamps have these things available.  So that is really a pointless argument for most food stamp users.


 

talia-mom
by Gold Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:43 AM

 So facts bother you?

edited because I posted the wrong chart



Quoting RMC007:

Not even going to waste my time.



Quoting talia-mom:

Yet 95%+ of  Americans have a stove, fridge, and tv.

Almost all of the people on food stamps have these things available.  So that is really a pointless argument for most food stamp users.


Quoting RMC007:

First, I like tomatoes in my homemade chilli. Second, you do realize that not all people on food stamps have a proper place to prepare food. It is kind of hard to cook a meal from scratch when you don't have a stove.


Quoting talia-mom:

 I have never said I am anything other than a caterer that does well and sends my kids to private school.


I have a business that does well.


My husband does well in his career.


My daddy is a farmer that has always done well.


Same thing for pawpaw.


I don't pretend to be anything I am not.  


And yeah, I will say canned chili isn't cheap.   It is much cheaper to make your own because there is leftovers using the same amount of money.


BTW, no one really making chili would ever use tomatoes.




Quoting specialwingz:


I never said I used it.  And, I don't feel it is the best.  Pull your head out of your butt and pay attention.  I'm just saying that not all people can afford all the components.


And, cooking for a living tells me you aren't as far up that ladder as you'd like others to think you are.


Quoting talia-mom:




No, you aren't a gourmet chef if you think canned chili is acceptable as a meal.


I cook for a living, so yeah.  I have never met someone that would use that shit for real food as an addition to feed their family or friends.  I am sure you are a gourmet chef.   Please.   Argue that with someone that isn't someone who cooks for a living.


Quoting specialwingz:


I am a gourmet chef.  So, I don't need your lame-ass "cooking lesson".  And, I don't know where you live. But, a big can of chili is only $1.79 where I live.  A pot of chili can be expensive in a poor household.  When you consider the cost of the meat, the cost of the tomatoe, beans and spices.  By ounce, sure.  But, many households can't afford to stock a spice cabinet and all the individual components.


You answered my question.  You have no clue what it's like to have to make ends meet when there just isn't enough to do so.


Don't judge people if you have never been in their shoes to know what is really happening in their lives and how difficult it can be.


Quoting talia-mom:


 So 2.39 a can for chili is something cheap?


Yeah, I think not.


I will never have to climb down.   Life has been good for my parents and grandparents and us.   Sometimes things just don't breakdown.


I am not insulting you, so I don't know what you are so angry over saying canned chili and lunchables are junk food.  They are.


The cost to feed my family chili is less making it from scratch than buying the cans.   It isn't hard and frankly, it can be done in under 45 minutes.


But I do appreciate someone like you being so angry that I think food stamps should solely provide nutrition.


Quoting specialwingz:


What you consider junk is merely your opinion.  You also probably have no idea what it's like to have to scrape the bottom of the barrel to make ends meet.  Things happen.  So, I'd be careful about saying you'll never have to climb down.  There's 30M people in our country who thought the same thing.  Shit happens.  Hope you get splinters from that nasty stick you have up your butt.


I've been through hard times.  I worked my ass off to get back to good times.  Hope I never have to go through it again.  But, it certainly taught me humility and compassion for those who do fall on hard times.


Quoting talia-mom:


Yep it is junk.


Per ounce it is not more expensive.  It does involve cooking, but yeah.  That is so often the excuse of these moms.


My ladder is awesome.  I will never have to climb down.  Sorry.   Junk food doesn't need to be provided on food stamps.


I saw coupons for canned chili and thought of getting some for the local pantry.   Wasn't worth what I would pay.   I would get more using coupons and buying pasta or soup.  It's junk and it isn't cheap.




Quoting specialwingz:


Although I do cook everything from scratch, many people don't.  So, a can of chili is JUNK?  Making chili from scratch is way more expensive than the can.  So, people who can't afford to cook everything from scratch are eating "junK" just because it came from a can?  Hope you have a ladder so you don't hurt yourself climbing down off that high horse of yours.


Quoting talia-mom:




I think it is pretty damn obvious canned chili and lunchables are junk food.


But yeah, we should just let people buy whatever they want despite this being a nutrition program.


Quoting gma12.1:


 What guidelines would be used to constitute "junk food" or food with no nutritional value? Some ppl think that if it isn't organic it is juck food, others think that pre-packaged food is junk food because the nutritional value has been depleted so much. Would saltine crackers be junk food? What about lunchables? Canned fruit in syrup? Canned chili? Who gets to say & how will the grocery stores know what is junk food? Sorry but that is an asinine bill. It will cost more to implement than it will save. Even in the long run it won't even out, the legislature will have to have a new dept, staff, rules, regulations, redo the entire food stamp system. So the what happens? We tax payers will pay more.




































TerriAnne2606
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:45 AM

I use tomatoes in my chili.  So, maybe you should rethink things a bit.  And, no, canned chili is cheap - under $2 for a LARGE can and it's much cheaper than making your own (even if you leave out the tomatoes).

Quoting talia-mom:

 I have never said I am anything other than a caterer that does well and sends my kids to private school.

I have a business that does well.

My husband does well in his career.

My daddy is a farmer that has always done well.

Same thing for pawpaw.

I don't pretend to be anything I am not.  

And yeah, I will say canned chili isn't cheap.   It is much cheaper to make your own because there is leftovers using the same amount of money.

BTW, no one really making chili would ever use tomatoes.


Quoting specialwingz:

I never said I used it.  And, I don't feel it is the best.  Pull your head out of your butt and pay attention.  I'm just saying that not all people can afford all the components.

And, cooking for a living tells me you aren't as far up that ladder as you'd like others to think you are.

Quoting talia-mom:


No, you aren't a gourmet chef if you think canned chili is acceptable as a meal.

I cook for a living, so yeah.  I have never met someone that would use that shit for real food as an addition to feed their family or friends.  I am sure you are a gourmet chef.   Please.   Argue that with someone that isn't someone who cooks for a living.

Quoting specialwingz:

I am a gourmet chef.  So, I don't need your lame-ass "cooking lesson".  And, I don't know where you live. But, a big can of chili is only $1.79 where I live.  A pot of chili can be expensive in a poor household.  When you consider the cost of the meat, the cost of the tomatoe, beans and spices.  By ounce, sure.  But, many households can't afford to stock a spice cabinet and all the individual components.

You answered my question.  You have no clue what it's like to have to make ends meet when there just isn't enough to do so.

Don't judge people if you have never been in their shoes to know what is really happening in their lives and how difficult it can be.

Quoting talia-mom:

 So 2.39 a can for chili is something cheap?

Yeah, I think not.

I will never have to climb down.   Life has been good for my parents and grandparents and us.   Sometimes things just don't breakdown.

I am not insulting you, so I don't know what you are so angry over saying canned chili and lunchables are junk food.  They are.

The cost to feed my family chili is less making it from scratch than buying the cans.   It isn't hard and frankly, it can be done in under 45 minutes.

But I do appreciate someone like you being so angry that I think food stamps should solely provide nutrition.

Quoting specialwingz:

What you consider junk is merely your opinion.  You also probably have no idea what it's like to have to scrape the bottom of the barrel to make ends meet.  Things happen.  So, I'd be careful about saying you'll never have to climb down.  There's 30M people in our country who thought the same thing.  Shit happens.  Hope you get splinters from that nasty stick you have up your butt.

I've been through hard times.  I worked my ass off to get back to good times.  Hope I never have to go through it again.  But, it certainly taught me humility and compassion for those who do fall on hard times.

Quoting talia-mom:

Yep it is junk.

Per ounce it is not more expensive.  It does involve cooking, but yeah.  That is so often the excuse of these moms.

My ladder is awesome.  I will never have to climb down.  Sorry.   Junk food doesn't need to be provided on food stamps.

I saw coupons for canned chili and thought of getting some for the local pantry.   Wasn't worth what I would pay.   I would get more using coupons and buying pasta or soup.  It's junk and it isn't cheap.


Quoting specialwingz:

Although I do cook everything from scratch, many people don't.  So, a can of chili is JUNK?  Making chili from scratch is way more expensive than the can.  So, people who can't afford to cook everything from scratch are eating "junK" just because it came from a can?  Hope you have a ladder so you don't hurt yourself climbing down off that high horse of yours.

Quoting talia-mom:


I think it is pretty damn obvious canned chili and lunchables are junk food.

But yeah, we should just let people buy whatever they want despite this being a nutrition program.

Quoting gma12.1:

 What guidelines would be used to constitute "junk food" or food with no nutritional value? Some ppl think that if it isn't organic it is juck food, others think that pre-packaged food is junk food because the nutritional value has been depleted so much. Would saltine crackers be junk food? What about lunchables? Canned fruit in syrup? Canned chili? Who gets to say & how will the grocery stores know what is junk food? Sorry but that is an asinine bill. It will cost more to implement than it will save. Even in the long run it won't even out, the legislature will have to have a new dept, staff, rules, regulations, redo the entire food stamp system. So the what happens? We tax payers will pay more.

















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