It has ground me up for YEARS...
I'll be standing in line at the grocery store behind someone who has a cart full of junk, and then I see them pull out that food stamp/EBT card to pay for it.
So I"M buying their junk food.
Don't get me wrong, I want people to get some assistance if they're having a tough time paying for food.
But if you're spending your food stamp money on junk food, you're buying the lowest nutrition stuff where you get the least bang for your buck. And that stuff is, arguably, bad for you.
If you want those types of luxuries, spend YOUR OWN money on it.
Phil Roe, Congressman from Tennessee, says let's make it illegal, you can only buy healthy food with food stamps.
I think that's a FANTASTIC idea...I just don't think it has much of a chance of passing in the U.S. Congress.