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        The  government is too big.  We are the party of smaller government.   We can't keep a data base on guns but we care what made you constipated with EBT ...SNAP money.  These are repubican talking points on dictating your life.
A bill is being introduced to keep track of your FS buying habit.  

The media and nutrition advocates have been fighting for years to get the federal government to release information on what groceries are purchased by people using food stamps. Now, a member of Congress wants to know too, and has introduced legislation to force the disclosure of the data.

Representative Tom Marino (R-Pennsylvania) has proposed the “SNAP Transparency Act,” which would require the secretary of agriculture to establish a reporting system so retailers could track “the complete range, identities, sizes, quantities, and costs of particular food items” bought with benefits from the $80-billion Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (aka food stamps).
At what point do we just really get so fed up with this double standard ass kicking we are taking from the conservatives who really want all up in our business.  At what point does some government agency tell us to put back the pie and advise us to buy prunes so we can be regular.   In other words, They want to pretend they give a shit !  ABOUT YOURS...NOT THEIR'S.  In the meantime we are supposed to believe running background on pie is better for America than background  checks on gun purchases while the psychopath down the street  is  arming, stockpiling and looking for some human targets.

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