Posted 3:12 pm, May 13, 2015, by AP Wire Service, Updated at 10:18pm, May 13, 2015
(AP) — The state Assembly has passed bill to limit the types of
food that food stamp users could buy, including how much of their
allotment can be spent on junk food.
"The Assembly passed the Republican-sponsored measure on a 60-35 vote Wednesday.
"The bill would require food stamp recipients to use at least
two-thirds of their monthly benefits to purchase nutritional foods such
as beef, chicken and produce.
"Republican supporters say they want to prevent people on
taxpayer-funded public assistance from spending their money on junk
"'A lot of people, an awful lot of people who are on FoodShare are
also on BadgerCare, so there is a direct financial benefit not just to
the individual, which of course is obvious to have better health, but
also to state taxpayers and society as a whole,' Rep. Robin Vos
"Users would also be barred from buying crab, lobster, shrimp and other shellfish.
"The change would require a federal waiver, which no state has ever received.
"The Assembly passed a similar bill last session but it never got a vote in the Senate."
Read more: http://fox6now.com/2015/05/13/assembly-to-vote-on-bill-that-would-limit-what-food-stamp-recipients-can-purchase/
Why can't we just take all the poor people, line them up against a wall, and shoot them? That would end so many social problems.