South Carolina nannies want ban on food stamps for soda

Imagine begrudging poor people a little enjoyment.

“The state’s health director wants to stop wasting money on empty calories.” [WSOCTV]

5 responses to “South Carolina nannies want ban on food stamps for soda

  1. Empty calories? Curioser and curioser!

  2. Spdy pop empty calories are much more expensive per calorie than cane sugar empty calories and much less useful in food preparation. Soda drinks are a treat, not a food necessity. Why should we pay for treats rather than necessities?

  3. I don’t mind the ban but it won’t be enforceable. Up here in the Northeast, where millions are on food stamps, the groceries in the “hood” and the bodega markets make a lot of money selling beer, cigarettes etc for food stamps.
    If they really enforced a ban on soda and other things, maybe less people would be on food stamps. That would be a real win for the country.

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