Food Stamps: Just say no to sugary soda

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    I think that his is a good move. NYC is asking that food stamps no longer cover sugary soda. They are NOT saying that you cannot have sugary soda but that you just cannot buy them with food stamps.





    New York Will Ask Obama to Bar Food Stamps in Purchase of Sugary Drinks - Bloomberg
     
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    Food stamps should be used for food, not snacks.
     
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    Can we bring the British back please? We had more basic freedoms as British colonists than we do now
     
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    Does Dr Pepper do surgery soda?
     
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    Food stamps are not a right but a privilege. You do not earn Food stamps they are given to you. If my taxes are paying for your food then it damned well should be food.
     
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    They make both regular and diet.
     
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    unless you were female or black. :)

    i'm not sure what the big deal is about government not paying for garbage that has no nutritional value. if we're going to provide food, which i have no problem doing for people in need, then don't you think it should actually have a value?
     
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    Soda should never be used for surgery.
     
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    I agree, this is a good first step.
     
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    What "freedom" is being lost because of this?
     

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