Saturday, January 14, 2017

SNAP, Lobbying and Pop (Soda)

10% of what we spend as a nation on providing "food" to the poor goes for soda.

That means a household that spent 10 percent of its SNAP money on soda could buy at least 20 two-liter bottles of orange Crush soda at a Fine Fare supermarket in New York City, or about 50 cans of Sprite at a Walmart in Oakland, Calif.
One might think that given government's propensity for "controls", there might be some ... however: 
But the food and beverage industries have spent millions opposing such measures, and the U.S.D.A. has denied every request, saying that selectively banning certain foods would be unfair to food stamp users and create too much red tape.
The "government" (more explicitly it's employees and elected officials) have an even greater propensity for graft and kickbacks. Besides, SNAP is part of the payout to supporters of "The Party" (TP-D) ... BO got a record number on Food Stamps  45 million people!

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