IN OTHER WORDS, we wouldn't want to hurt anyone's feelings and that is more important than the waste of taxpayer monies.<quoted text>
However, critics accuse the bill of spreading stereotypical notions of irresponsible food-stamp users. "It's a prejudice, I think, about poor people that we are seeing represented more than any statistical study of behavior," says Sen. Bill Perkins, who voted against the measure. "If they have evidence that there's a rash of that, I'd like to see it."
just because some nutjob conservative says it's so doesn't mean it's so.
a recurring problem in most every policy discussion at the moment.
they are either using the food stamps in strip clubs or they are not. and even if in just one instance, allowing it to not spread a stereotype is ridiculous and lacks common sense. it has nothing to do with being conservative.
it also means that NY State will forego tons of federal monies if not corrected.