Saturday, April 04, 2015

T-Bones And Cadillacs

Neither steak nor seafood are necessarily "luxury" items and food stamps aren't generous enough to buy much of anything.

That story fit a longtime conservative suspicion that poor people use food stamps to purchase luxury items. Now, a Republican state lawmaker in Missouri is pushing for legislation that would stop people like Greenslate and severely limit what food stamp recipients can buy. The bill being proposed would ban the purchase with food stamps of "cookies, chips, energy drinks, soft drinks, seafood or steak."

Also, too, gonna make the checkout line that much more fun for everybody.