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Thread: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i'm all for more options, and i'm a bit of a fitness nut myself. i'm just not for being pissed off that lower socioeconomic consumers
    I'm not pissed at them. Truthfully, I'm not. I genuinely think this would make them better off. The downside (admittedly) is the inconvenience of preparing one's own food, but I truly feel that downside is far outweighed by the upsides of this idea.

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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    I say make the food as nutritious, inexpensive and boring as reasonably possible (in order of importance).

    No foods containing added sugar/fructose or artificial sweeteners.
    No foods with a ratio of more then 2mg of sodium per 1 calorie (no excessively salty foods).
    Only allowed liquids are pure water and/or unsweetened fruit juices and/or white milk.
    Last edited by DA60; 12-29-13 at 01:55 AM.

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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    This is such a funny issue because so many so called "Conservatives" and "Libertarians" who claim to believe in the inherent virtue of personal liberty would like to restrict it for those who require food stamps. In my state of Florida they wanted to drug test every welfare recipient and found out that virtually nobody on welfare was abusing drugs. It seems like an inherent animosity for the poor where all principle goes out the window.
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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    No foods containing sugar..
    Please take a Nutrition class. Carbohydrates are a required macronutrient to maintain health. This is probably why laymen should not dictate dietary policies.

    Apples and oranges contain sugar and fructose for crying out loud.
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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    This is such a funny issue because so many so called "Conservatives" and "Libertarians" who claim to believe in the inherent virtue of personal liberty would like to restrict it for those who require food stamps.
    They are getting a service at the behest of the government. The government can restrict what they provide them or eliminate it if they so desire.

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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    They are getting a service at the behest of the government. The government can restrict what they provide them or eliminate it if they so desire.
    Hm...using the power of the government to limit personal liberty. Interesting position for a "Libertarian".
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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Of course, this neatly overlooks the fact that obesity is caused more by poor quality food than by overeating, and the cheap foods you'd be forcing fat poor people to buy would only make them fatter.
    Cheap food does not equate to fattening food. Basic Fresh vegetables for instance can be quite cheap and nourishing, especially beans.

    An excess of fattening food causes obesity, whether it's cheap or not.

    But if you like, we can just feed the butterballs vitamins and electrolytes until their arms at standing rest aren't deflected by their thighs and hips.
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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Is there anyone actually wanting to ban soups as a legitimate item?
    The way some are talking, I wonder. Just seeking clarification.
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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Hm...using the power of the government to limit personal liberty. Interesting position for a "Libertarian".
    What are you talking about? It's a service by the state. They don't need to provide anything if they so desire. That isn't limiting personal liberty, just not granting them a service. Great understanding of liberty you have there for a libertarian.

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    Re: Should we restrict food stamps to bulk staples and basic ingredients?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Please take a Nutrition class. Carbohydrates are a required macronutrient to maintain health. This is probably why laymen should not dictate dietary policies.

    Apples and oranges contain sugar and fructose for crying out loud.
    I meant added sugar obviously...duh.

    There is almost nothing you can eat that does not have some sugar in it.

    Try using common sense next time and leave the extreme anal retentiveness at home.


    Have a nice day.
    Last edited by DA60; 12-29-13 at 02:04 AM.

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