NY May Bar Food Stamps From Buying Sodas

NY May Bar Food Stamps From Buying Sodas

There are 18 comments on the TheDenverChannel story from Oct 7, 2010, titled NY May Bar Food Stamps From Buying Sodas. In it, TheDenverChannel reports that:

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.

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Otis B Driftwood

Milford, CT

#1 Oct 7, 2010
Simple solution. Eliminate the taxpayer funded food stamp program and eliminate obesity. Problem solved.

Since: Jun 10

2012 A REPEAT OF 2010

#2 Oct 7, 2010
At least they're not barring chicken wings w/ fries smothered in hot sauce from the local Chinese take-out.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#3 Oct 7, 2010
Otis B Driftwood wrote:
Simple solution. Eliminate the taxpayer funded food stamp program and eliminate obesity. Problem solved.
That would be a start. Then we could eliminate all forms of welfare like social, corporate, and global.
shameless-li

Denver, CO

#4 Oct 7, 2010
along with the soda ban, they should do away with white bread, peanut butter and cheeto's
ed anger

Wayne, NJ

#5 Oct 7, 2010
What about diet soda?

Since: Jun 10

2012 A REPEAT OF 2010

#6 Oct 7, 2010
ed anger wrote:
What about diet soda?
That's all good, so will the 40 oz waiver Obama is going to give by Executive Order. He's looking to 2012.
not saying

United States

#7 Oct 7, 2010
So that leaves like what, water and milk. Oh yeah, and beer and beer.
FULL STOP

New York, NY

#8 Oct 7, 2010
may sound like a good plan, but in reality the
welfare people just buy meat and baby formula and sell it for cash to continue f-ing the system.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#9 Oct 7, 2010
FULL STOP wrote:
may sound like a good plan, but in reality the
welfare people just buy meat and baby formula and sell it for cash to continue f-ing the system.
The system functions as designed.
TruthBtold

Patchogue, NY

#10 Oct 7, 2010
FULL STOP wrote:
may sound like a good plan, but in reality the
welfare people just buy meat and baby formula and sell it for cash to continue f-ing the system.
What really happens is the rich store owners charge twice as much for using food stamps for likker and cigs and defraud the state by receipting the sale as baby diapers and milk.

Nothing republicans like more than stealing from the poor.

“Another 240 million”

Since: May 09

Up in smoke

#11 Oct 7, 2010
time to sell my grape soda stocks

Since: Jun 10

2012 A REPEAT OF 2010

#12 Oct 7, 2010
TruthBtold wrote:
<quoted text>
What really happens is the rich store owners charge twice as much for using food stamps for likker and cigs and defraud the state by receipting the sale as baby diapers and milk.
Nothing republicans like more than stealing from the poor.
A $10.00 taxpayer funded Food Stamp will get you $7.00 US currency in one of those 'rich' Chinese take outs.
CheaterPants

Patchogue, NY

#13 Oct 7, 2010
OBAMA LIES wrote:
<quoted text>
A $10.00 taxpayer funded Food Stamp will get you $7.00 US currency in one of those 'rich' Chinese take outs.
How much do you buy a month?

Since: Oct 09

over here <-------->

#14 Oct 7, 2010
So..Govt gives out food stamps therefore it can decide soda is bad for you. Only affects the poor, right? How about when they run your health care? Soda will be banned for everyone. Doesn't affect you, huh. Just wait.
Da truth

Easton, PA

#15 Oct 8, 2010
Captn Morgan wrote:
So..Govt gives out food stamps therefore it can decide soda is bad for you. Only affects the poor, right? How about when they run your health care? Soda will be banned for everyone. Doesn't affect you, huh. Just wait.
Gov't: You can drink semen and it's legally protected. You can't drink soda because it affects your health.
Wel-fraud survivalist

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Oct 8, 2010
TruthBtold wrote:
<quoted text>

What really happens is the rich store owners charge twice as much for using food stamps for likker and cigs and defraud the state by receipting the sale as baby diapers and milk.
Now why didn't I think of that?

Thanks for the tip.

By the way. What's the best way to jump a subway turnstile?
SODA Jerk

West Islip, NY

#17 Oct 9, 2010
SODA is to blame!....Yeah that's it!
Otis B Driftwood

Milford, CT

#18 Oct 10, 2010
SODA Jerk wrote:
SODA is to blame!....Yeah that's it!
The WHITE DEVILS are to blame!....Yeah that's it!

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