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10/1/2017 10:02:09 PM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  

mr_bad_robot
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A USDA report documented just how much is spent on unhealthy foods.

While most food stamp money was spent in the category of “meat, poultry and seafood,” the report found that recipients spent millions more on soda, or sweetened beverages, than vegetables, the second and third highest categories purchased, respectively.

When grouped together, more money was spent on unhealthy food than healthy foods:

SNAP recipients spent more money — more than $1.9 billion total — on sweetened beverages, frozen prepared foods, desserts, high-fat dairy, and salty snacks than they did on fruits, vegetables, milk, bread, and crackers, which totaled nearly $1.4 billion.

According to the report, about 20% of food stamps were spent on the categories of sweetened beverages, desserts, salty snacks, candy and sugar.

With all of this sugar and salt intake it leads to health issues. Kids end up with bad teeth, adults end up with heart issues from the high fat and sodium. All of this ends up costing the taxpayers even more money besides the foods stamps for their health care costs.

Then there is the issue of obesity in kids.

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10/1/2017 10:05:03 PM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  
mgonzales583
Elmendorf, TX
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So when Michelle Obama wants school kids to eat a vegetable, she's being a food Nazi, but when SNAP recipients aren't eating their vegetables, suddenly it's a crisis?

10/1/2017 10:06:43 PM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  

mr_bad_robot
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Quote from mgonzales583:
So when Michelle Obama wants school kids to eat a vegetable, she's being a food Nazi, but when SNAP recipients aren't eating their vegetables, suddenly it's a crisis?




10/1/2017 10:09:19 PM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  
61falcon
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It's no secret that most Americans eat unhealthy diets witness al the fat assed Ametican's in our society.Never shop the center isles in your super markets where all the crap is just shop the outer aisle.

10/1/2017 10:09:30 PM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  

w6o6l6f_1
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I have seen people buy cases of Red Bull with EBT.

It should be regulated the same way as WIC.
Only essentials like bread, milk, eggs, peanut butter, cereal, ect..
With points for meat and produce.

10/1/2017 10:11:04 PM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  

blake6972
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Quote from 61falcon:
It's no secret that most Americans eat unhealthy diets witness al the fat assed Ametican's in our society.Never shop the center isles in your super markets where all the crap is just shop the outer aisle.




10/1/2017 10:12:18 PM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  
fallguy02379
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80% is spent on what?

we should focus more on corporate greed ......if you loo at the SNAP as a whole and how it benefits the vendors and those who use the program, it's worth every penny

how much spent for Trump golf outings?....and what do the citizens get from it?


The House Oversight Committee has demanded answers from Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and other Cabinet officials about how much taxpayers’ are paying for the flights.
Price spent more than $400,000 on taxpayer-funded private jet travel since May, according to the website.

be honest here..

10/1/2017 10:18:04 PM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  

w6o6l6f_1
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Quote from fallguy02379:
80% is spent on what?

we should focus more on corporate greed


The corporations depend on government programs for a lot of their revenue.

10/1/2017 10:21:51 PM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  

mr_bad_robot
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Quote from fallguy02379:
80% is spent on what?

we should focus more on corporate greed ......if you loo at the SNAP as a whole and how it benefits the vendors and those who use the program, it's worth every penny

how much spent for Trump golf outings?....and what do the citizens get from it?


The House Oversight Committee has demanded answers from Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and other Cabinet officials about how much taxpayers’ are paying for the flights.
Price spent more than $400,000 on taxpayer-funded private jet travel since May, according to the website.

be honest here..


Stay on topic or go to timeout.

10/1/2017 10:43:06 PM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  
fallguy02379
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Quote from mr_bad_robot:
Stay on topic or go to timeout.


z you are not that important..put me in time out for quoting part of your own post,lol

either you are real short in person or you have a tiny d*ck

get off your high horse...........you aren't a journalist , you are just another dolt online ........lol


i do admire the way you dipshits think though........my god you guys are delusional

10/1/2017 10:44:30 PM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  
fallguy02379
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Quote from w6o6l6f_1:
The corporations depend on government programs for a lot of their revenue.


no doubt and they abuse the system to make profits , whereas the SNAP folks use it to get by day to day......thus creating jobs for the vendors who take SNAp

10/2/2017 4:13:36 AM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  
mz_jeannie_baby
Rochester, MI
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Junk food is cheaper. a box of fruit roll ups (with the enticing promise of 'real fruit) is cheaper than a pound of apples or orange's. Sad, is it not?

Their allowance isn't high.

10/2/2017 5:11:36 AM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  
rocky_dennis
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Mechanicsburg, PA
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The parent's obviously control what their kids eat. Snap must be in touch with the adolescent pediatricians. If the kids are obese and unhealthy, the state should give that family a box of food every week, instead of letting these people lead their children, into a life of unhealthy decision's, whether eating or living on government assistance.

10/2/2017 6:42:38 AM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  

mr_bad_robot
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Quote from fallguy02379:
no doubt and they abuse the system to make profits , whereas the SNAP folks use it to get by day to day......thus creating jobs for the vendors who take SNAp


Not sure if I follow along with your logic. There really is no abuse of the system. The programs allow the purchases of junk foods.

Iowa just revised the list of items people can purchase. Junk foods were removed. No more candy, pop or chips. KY has not allowed these purchases for a long time.
It's a State issue.

At the convenience store level there is very little profit made on these items. Convenience stores pay more for these items than the big box stores sell them for. Even at the big box level profits are slim.

There was a push in Congress to have these junk food items removed from the list. It met with fierce opposition.

“Food surveillance violates the basic principles of this great country,” said Rep. David Scott of Georgia. "Democrat" “You can’t deny them their freedoms to be able to make choices without violating their pursuit of happiness.”

(CNSNews.com) - Soft drinks were the top commodity bought by food stamp recipients shopping at outlets run by a single U.S. grocery retailer. The report did not include the name of this retailer.

By contrast, milk was the top commodity bought from the same retailer by customers not on food stamps.

In calendar year 2011, according to the study, food stamp recipients spent approximately $357,700,000 buying soft drinks from an enterprise the study reveals only as “a leading U.S. grocery retailer.”

That was more than they spent on any other “food” commodity—including milk ($253,700,000), ground beef ($201,000,000), “bag snacks” ($199,300,000) or “candy-packaged” ($96,200,000), which also ranked among the top purchases.

10/2/2017 10:45:30 AM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  
mgonzales583
Elmendorf, TX
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Quote from rocky_dennis:
The parent's obviously control what their kids eat. Snap must be in touch with the adolescent pediatricians. If the kids are obese and unhealthy, the state should give that family a box of food every week, instead of letting these people lead their children, into a life of unhealthy decision's, whether eating or living on government assistance.


We need bigger government! A nanny state I tells you!

10/2/2017 10:47:18 AM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  
mgonzales583
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Quote from fallguy02379:
80% is spent on what?


Apparently bread, milk, and meat. SNAP expenditures basically resemble a standard household budget in terms of what is bought. 80% necessities and 20% junk.

10/2/2017 11:51:03 AM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  
scoobs78
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Perhaps op's food stamps are too small(in his world) which is why he's complaining about others "allegedly" abusing them!


10/2/2017 6:46:02 PM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  
rocky_dennis
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Quote from mgonzales583:
We need bigger government! A nanny state I tells you!


Obviously we do, our nation is loaded with an epidemic of obese adult's they're abusing their children into obesity. It's child abuse and should be labled as such. 1% of obesity, is because of health reasons. 99% choose to be physically incompetent.



[Edited 10/2/2017 6:46:23 PM ]

10/2/2017 6:55:29 PM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  
annamally
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Quote from mgonzales583:
Apparently bread, milk, and meat. SNAP expenditures basically resemble a standard household budget in terms of what is bought. 80% necessities and 20% junk.


You obviously have never stood in a grocery store line behind a snap recipient .....

At least 6 .... 2 liter bottles of soda and a shit load of junk food .


10/2/2017 7:11:14 PM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  
rocky_dennis
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They won't give a transplant to a smoker or drinker, but a glutton who eats their selves to lap bands, tummy tucks and organ transplants get all that? Sorry they belong in the same category, no f**kin way!

10/2/2017 7:15:22 PM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  
annamally
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Good point !

10/2/2017 7:20:38 PM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  
rocky_dennis
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Mechanicsburg, PA
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The obese are the biggest cost to insurance premiums. Their heart's can't pump enough blood, they can't breath enough oxygen and can't break down sugar's anymore. They treat smoker's like shit everywhere(I'm not one NY the way) make them suffer in healthcare, make them walk off employment campus to smoke. But the obese are treated as gold. Start making them eat off campuses, like the burdens they're and no more waiting list's!



[Edited 10/2/2017 7:22:02 PM ]

10/3/2017 3:10:45 AM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  

w6o6l6f_1
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Quote from mz_jeannie_baby:
Junk food is cheaper. a box of fruit roll ups (with the enticing promise of 'real fruit) is cheaper than a pound of apples or orange's. Sad, is it not?

Their allowance isn't high.


Correct.
They can get twice as much of junk food than something healthy.
That is kind of the point.

Why buy a bag of apples when you can have Doritos?

Halloween candy is awesome.
Snickers Crisp are delicious.

10/3/2017 3:12:53 AM Food Stamps used for candy, soda & snacks..  

mr_bad_robot
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Quote from mgonzales583:
We need bigger government! A nanny state I tells you!


I don't follow along with your thinking. What does the size of government have to do with this topic?

You fail to grasp that it's the state and federal governments that grant permission to people to use these programs. Therefore the government's have the right to change the programs.

You come off as someone that thinks social services are meant to be used as the recipient sees fit.