Food Stamps Corporate Greed

Food Stamps Corporate Greed — The tenderhearted souls who call themselves “progressives” and claim to want care for the poor– albeit always by someone else — are huge defenders of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) which is still often referred to as “food stamps” despite the benefits now being distributed by a plastic card.

SNAP benefits for a single person in Pennsylvania are maximized at $200 and they can be used to buy  soft drinks, candy, cookies, snack crackers, and  ice cream novelties.  Any attempt to restrict this program to things like fresh veggies, bulk grain and unsweetened dairy are met with shrieks and media stridency. You ever wonder who is paying for these shrieks and media stridency, and be sure that it is being bought although many of those doing the shrieking aren’t seeing the money?

Well, who is it that makes the soft drinks, and junk food? That’s right progressives, you are simple tools of corporate greed.

Ponder this: the asset/resource limit for SNAP in Pennsylvania is $5,500 or $9,000 for homes with a disabled or elderly member. If we were to halve the maximum — which would also be to roughly $75 for additional household members — yet limit what can be purchased to the healthy stuff that one has to prepare oneself, say like rice which costs about $20 for a 50 pound bag, you can double the resource limit and make a lot of needy people a lot better off.

As PepsiCo would not approve, though, don’t expect this to happen.

Food Stamps Corporate Greed

Food Stamps Corporate Greed

4 thoughts on “Food Stamps Corporate Greed”

  1. This post is idiocy. Forcing people to buy certain products is NOT corporate greed? You will create more problems with your b.s. suggestion than you fix. As long as a person can consume what they are purchasing get out of their lives. 200 bucks a month to eat top ramen and spaghetti and you want to give people crap about buying a box of cookies and a couple of 2 liters. Yeah, they are living the high life. You suck.

  2. One thing you omitted was that by limiting SNAP to basics there would be less incentive to commit fraud because staples have less resale value than snack foods.

  3. Brian,

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)is a program to provide supplemental nutrition to individuals and families. It already has numerous restrictions on what can be purchased. It is not meant to be the sole source of income for the beneficiary. To put non-nutritious items on the list of allowed items defeats the purpose of the program.

    The program does not force anybody to buy anything.

    I don’t think you understand the definition of force. If you do not spend your SNAP allotment, or don’t apply for SNAP, there is no punishment. On the other hand,if you do not pay your taxes, people with guns will eventually show up to force you to pay in one way or another. Do you understand the difference?

    If you go to the supermarket to buy some Spotted Owl and they don’t carry it, do you feel like you are forced to buy Ramen noodles?

    Do you say “I was going to consume what I purchased, I wish these tree-huggers would get out of my life!”

    If you ever find yourself down on your luck, in need a helping hand and your neighbors were to offer you a nutritious meal, would you be thankful, or would you be bitter because they didn’t share their cookies and soda?

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