The bill’s author says he’s trying to encourage healthier eating, but at least one opponent says it could hurt a major piece of the state’s economy: the dairy industry.“This bill does not allow for Wisconsinites who are utilizing the FoodShare program to purchase sharp cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, shredded cheese or reduced sodium cheeses,” said State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa, D-Milwaukee.
Republican Rep. Dean Kaufert, of Neenah, has amended his original bill to require people [on] food stamps, to spend at least two-thirds of their monthly benefits on items such as milk, bread and vegetables. Kaufert says he wants people to eat healthier…
Oh yes, we are well aware of how much the GOP values healthy eating and government initiatives that encourage people to make healthy choices. We are also well aware of Scott Walker’s interest in being a dick for no real reason, so we imagine that this bill will be signed into law any day now.
Funny, will this BAN SODAS, too ????