Thursday, May 7, 2015

Headline News: Wisconsin Republicans on Ideological Steroids

The bill, introduced by Rep. Rob Brooks, R-Saukville, would require that two-thirds of all purchases made with FoodShare benefits must be spent on foods approved under the federal nutritional program for women, infants and children (WIC) or beef, pork, chicken, fish, fresh produce and white potatoes. 

Under the bill, SNAP benefits could not be used to buy crab, lobster, shrimp or any other variety of shellfish.

The point of this nonsense, of course, is to distract us. 

Republicans shine a light on the poorest and most vulnerable of our state's residents -- the "takers" as one of their own has called them -- so they can quietly, unobtrusively go about their business of screwing the rest of us, i.e., those of us who haven't paid generously for the privilege to play with them.

Related reading:
Six Myths About Food Stamps.  (Moyers & Company, 10/8/2013)

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