Quoting Liam + 37 weeks!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MAIKENTRA:</b>" Yeah, but it's kind of like the bullsmurf thing ... [snip!] ... dime is what shes saying. The gov money should only go to nutritious food IMO. And drug testing for welfare is a good idea too."
Actually, it's not. It cost everyone a ton of the tax payers money and showed absolutely no economic benefit whatsoever (proven). Even though Florida, from what I heard, has a pretty bad drug problem, it's usually the working class (75% of drug users did not rely on government benefits, or it was at least a really high number) and not the impoverished. It's also pretty unconstitutional. I mean, how much freedom are we willing to give up in exchange for government benefits? Not a fan of the government telling grown adults what they can and cannot buy. If they really wanted to make a difference, they'd stop mass-producing processed food and meat with antibiotics in it. American food is disgusting. I mean, it's delicious, but it's disgusting. All that processed smurf is pretty addictive.
Limiting what you can purchase while on food stamps isn't an awful idea, but I don't think it'll have any effect on the obesity problem within the ranks of those impoverished/poor. And if it costs more money than it's worth, which it probably will (as far "nutrition classes" go), then I'm not okay with it whatsoever. Kind of like how making drugs illegal doesn't really stop people from using them.