See Why The GOP Is Trying To Ban Steak And Seafood With Food Stamps – Do You Agree?
Conservative lawmaker, Rick Brattin, introduced a bill in Missouri that will limit what items welfare recipients can purchase with food stamps.
He’s upset they have access to seafood and steak that he claims he can’t afford.
In 2013, Fox news proudly broadcast an interview with a young food stamp recipients who claimed to be using the government benefits to purchase lobster and sushi.
“This is the way I want to live and I don’t really see anything changing,” Jason Greenslate explained to Fox. “It’s free food; it’s awesome!”
That story fit a longtime conservative suspicion that poor people use food stamps to purchase luxury items.
Now, a Republican state lawmaker in Missouri is pushing for legislation that would stop people like Greenslate and severely limit what food stamp recipients can buy.
The bill being proposed would ban the purchase of cookies, chips, energy drinks, soft drinks, seafood and steak with food stamps.
What do you think about this bill? Do you agree? Or do you think they have the right to purchase anything they want?
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