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]


  1. 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?

  2. 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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