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More wrongheaded thinking from Ny officials ignoring a larger problem – Record levels of food stamps.

October 5, 2010

News: NY seeks to ban sugary drinks from food stamp buys

NEW YORK (AP) – New Yorkers on food stamps would not be allowed to spend them on sugar-sweetened drinks under an obesity-fighting proposal being floated by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. David Paterson.

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WELL LOOK, WE’RE NOT EVEN GOING TO BOTHER WITH OUR USUAL DISAPPROVAL OF BLOOMBERG AND ALL THINGS BIG BROTHER / NANNY STATE. WHAT WE WILL SAY IS THAT THIS IS ALL WELL AND GOOD BUT DOES NOTHING TO ADDRESS THE SPENDING ASSOCIATED WITH FOOD STAMPS, AND SO HERE’S THE REAL PROBLEM AND THE REAL STORY:

THERE ARE PRESENTLY 43 MILLION PEOPLE RECEIVING FOOD STAMPS. YES THAT’S APPROX 1/7th OF THE ENTIRE POPULATION, AND IT IS A RECORD THAT HAS OCCURRED UNDER OBAMA’S WATCH, AS WELL AS OUR STATE’S WATCH. YOU SEE THESE ARE TOUGH TIMES AND THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO NEED THE HELP AS WELL AS MANY PEOPLE WHO USE IT RESPONCIBLY, HOWEVER THERE ARE MANY THAT DON’T AND THE GOVERNMENT IS AS USUAL THE BIGGEST ENABLER OF ABUSE.

IT’S ANOTHER ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM RUN AMOK. MAKING MORE AND MORE PEOPLE DEPENDANT ON GOVERNMENT THAT DON’T NEED TO BE, GARNERING MORE VOTES, PART OF THE LIBERAL PLAN, AND IT’S KIND OF A FORM OF EXTORTION. THE FED DOLES OUT TAX PAYER FUNDED (AS ALL THINGS ARE) FOOD STAMPS TO THE STATES WITH THE STRINGS ATTACHED THAT THE STATES MUST DISTRIBUTE ALL OF IT. IF THEY DON’T, THE FOLLOWING YEAR THEY GET CUT. OF COURSE A STATE LIKE NY HAS NO CONCEPT OF STATE SOVEREIGNTY AND THEREFORE COMPLETELY FAILS TO STAND UP TO THE FED AND SAY NO. IN NY THEY HAVE LAXED THE RULES SO MUCH TO ACCOMPLISH THIS GIVE AWAY, AND AS A RESULT THERE IS RAMPANT ABUSE.

PEOPLE ARE STILL BUYING BOOZE, SMOKES, LOTTO TICKETS, AND A VARIETY OF JUNK WITH FOOD STAMP MONIES AND THAT ISN’T GOING TO CHANGE BECAUSE STATE OFFICIALS DON’T HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO GET IT STOPPED. SO PEOPLE WILL FIND A WAY TO KEEP BUYING SUGARY DRINKS TOO. UNTIL YOU REDUCE FOOD STAMP GIVE AWAYS TO ONLY THOSE THAT REALLY NEED THEM, AND ENFORCE THAT THEY ARE USED FOR SURVIVAL NOT PLEASURE, THINGS SIMPLY WON’T CHANGE.

OH, AND DON’T FORGET, THE TAXPAYER WILL KEEP GROWING BROKE PAYING FOR IT TOO. 

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