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View Diary: No, food stamps don't cause obesity (206 comments)

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  •  So change the paradigm (9+ / 0-)

    Only in a country where the government was in thrall to the capitalist business model would they come up with a scheme for the government to issue scrip to poor people so that they could buy their food at a capitalist business.

    Other places, where people are hungry, the government gives the hungry people --wait for it -- food.

    Maybe when Wal-Mart finds out how much less food the poor can buy with their new level of SNAP benefits, they will make an about-face and have all the Republicans in their back pocket increase this potential source of revenue for them.  

    How much simpler would it be if the USDA made agricultural commodities, that they are buying in the way of "price supports" directly available to the poor that need them?

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