Missouri Republicans are trying to ban food stamp recipients from buying steak and seafood

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    That story fit a longtime conservative suspicion that poor people use food stamps to purchase luxury items. Now, a Republican state lawmaker in Missouri is pushing for legislation that would stop people like Greenslate and severely limit what food stamp recipients can buy. The bill being proposed would ban the purchase with food stamps of "cookies, chips, energy drinks, soft drinks, seafood or steak."
    Missouri Republicans are trying to ban food stamp recipients from buying steak and seafood - The Washington Post
    Banning food stamps for thugs who spend it on luxury items, or they're trying to destroy welfare system?
    I think that the only way to stop these people to spend our tax money on unnecessary items - is to create list of goods they can buy! And what do you think guys?
     
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    Eh, I am sure they will sublimate without it, just like before when you couldn't buy them with food stamps.....
     
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    Food stamps are suppose to be for poor people who cannot afford basic food items. If you can waste a majority of your food stamps on steak. You don't need them. If you think it's not fair that you can't buy steaks with your food stamps. Then get a job.
     
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    So no hamburger either?
     
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    Hamburger meat runs around $3.50 a pound. Ribeye steak runs around $12.99 a pound. What do you think?
     
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    Hamburger is ground steak, with a few other ingredients...
     
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    what if its round steak?.....
     
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    Like I said ground beef runs about $3.50 a lb. Ribeye runs about $12.99 a pound. A big difference in price.
     
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    All unhealthy food should be off the list. Red meat is not a healthy source of protein.
     
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    How about cube steak? How about sirlion? Why don't we let them buy colby steak? They are tax payer supported, they shouldn't eat better than the average tax payer.
     
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